The office manager looked towards his secretary and found her absorbed in painting her fingernails.
Manager: Miss Bright, Id like to compliment you on your work. But when are you going to do any?
MANAV MIRCHANDANI, Class VIII, La Martiniere for Boys, Calcutta
Two young boys were spending the night at their grandparents.
At bedtime, the two boys knelt down beside their beds to say their prayers. The younger one began praying at the top of his voice, I pray for a new bicycle. I pray for a new Nintendo.... His older brother leaned over, nudged his younger brother, and asked, Why are you shouting your prayers? God isnt deaf.
The little brother replied, No, but Grandma is!
HARSH GUPTA, Class VII, South Point High School, Calcutta
Teacher: What do you want to be, Rohan?
Rohan: A teacher, Maam.
Teacher: Very good. But why do you want to be a teacher?
Rohan: Maam, I wouldnt have to study any more. I'd know everything.
ARCHISMAN PODDER, Class VI, St Marys Orphanage and Day School, Calcutta
Teacher: Abhishek, all your answers are correct. But the problem is, your handwriting is hardly legible!
Abhishek: I will definitely ask my father to improve his handwriting.
PRASENJIT DAS, Class V, The Assam Valley School, Assam
Question: How do witches and wizards stay in touch?
Answer: Through spell phones.
RITESH DASGUPTA,Class VI, Delhi Public School, New Town, Kolkata
Teacher: Who signed Americas Declaration of Independence?
Rina: I dont know, Maam.
Rinas father is summoned.
Teacher (to her father): I had asked her, who signed Americas Declaration of Independence. She could not answer the question.
Father: Rina, if you have signed it, why dont you just own up?
RESHMI DAS, Class VIII, Kanchrapara Harnett English Medium School,
Halishahar, West Bengal
Father: Piya, what will you become when you grow up?
Piya: I dont know. Im afraid youll have to wait till I grow up.
AGAMANI CHOUDHURY, Class VII, Holy Child H.S. School, Guwahati
Customer: How much is that goat?
Butcher: Rs 500.
Customer: And the other one there?
Butcher: Rs 600.
Customer: What is the difference? The second one is only half the size of the first.
Butcher: Thats because the second has eaten my 100-rupee note.
PUSPITA PAUL, Class VI, St Josephs Convent School, Tezpur, Assam
Teacher: Why does the Statue of Liberty stand in New York Harbour?
Student: Because it cant sit.
KUMARESH HALDER, Class VIII, St Anthonys School, Kurseong