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A boy goes to the doctor with high fever.

Doctor: Show me your tongue.

Boy: No, I won’t show you my tongue.

Doctor: Why not?

Boy: I got punished in school just the other day for doing that.

Abhishek Das, Class VII, Sri Aurobindo Vidyamandir, Chandernagore


Customer: Why is this tea so cold?

Waiter: Because this is Darjeeling tea.

Rishab Agarwal, Class VII, Calcutta Boys School, Calcutta


Teacher: Class, write a letter to your friend and then draw an envelope with the address.

Pinky: Finished, ma’am.

Teacher: But you have drawn only the envelope. Where’s the letter?

Pinky: Inside the envelope.

Chayan Deep Batra, Class III, St Augustine’s Day School, Calcutta


Sonu comes home from his first day in school.

Mother: What did you learn in school today?

Sonu: Not enough. I have to go back tomorrow.

Subham Saha, Class VII, Burnpur Riverside School, Asansol


Question: What’s an 8-letter word that has only one letter in it?

Answer: An envelope.

Namrata Dewanjee, Class II, St Teresa’s Secondary School, Kidderpore


Teacher: Johnny, did you hear all that I said about growing mangoes?

Johnny: Yes, sir.

Teacher: Can you tell me which is the best time to pick mangoes?

Johnny: When the owner of the tree is fast asleep, I suppose.

Alisha Sarkar, Class V, St Thomas High School, Kidderpore


Dibyendu: Ajoy, why are you standing in front of the mirror with a puzzled expression on your face?

Ajoy: I am trying to remember where I’ve seen that face before.

Tanmoy Sengupta, Class VIII, K.T.P.P. High School, Mecheda, Midnapore East


Customer: Do you keep brown sugar?

Grocer: No. We usually throw it away when it gets dirty.

Rashmi Kundu, Class VI, Loreto Convent, Entally


Father: When I was your age, I could name all the Presidents of India.

Son: But there must have been only a couple of Presidents back then.

Rituparna Das, Class VII, Holy Child Institute, Calcutta


Ramlal: Raghu, it’s a matter of shame that your father is a teacher, yet your brother Babu can’t read a word.

Raghu: So what? Your father is a dentist, but your baby brother does not have a single tooth.

Nilutpal Dutta, Class VIII, Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Guwahati

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