|Banta bought a brand new Maruti and decided to drive down from amritsar, where he lived, to Jalandhar to meet his friend.|
He reached Jalandhar in a few hours. After spending a few days there, he decided to return, and called up his mother to expect him in evening. But he did not reach Amritsar that evening and not even the next day. when he finally reached home on the third day, his distraught mother ran out, hugged him and asked, "Arre puttar, ki hoya?"
Banta got out, obviously very tired from a long journey, and said,"Oye, ye Mruti waale paagal hain, agge jaane waaste chaar gear banaate hain, aur piche jaan waaste sirf ik." (These Maruti-makers are crazy: they make four gears to go forward, but only one to go backward.)
|Banta`s eldest daughter had been taken to the delivery room in a hospital and he was anxiously waiting outside, when he heard the crying of a newborn babe. A few minutes later a nurse came out of the delivery room.|
Banta rushed up to her and enquired, "Sister, am I a grandfather or a grandmother ?"
|Banta and Santa were working on a roof, when Banta slipped and fell to the ground. Santa leaned over and called out:|
"Are you dead or alive, Banta?"
"Alive," moaned Banta.
"You are a liar. I donot know whether to believe you or not," said Santa
"Then I must be dead," said Banta, "because you wouldnot dare call me a liar if I were alive."
|Subedar Santa and Subedar Imamuddin were in the same regiment in the British Indian Army, they were inseparable friends and spent their evenings drinking together.|
The partition separated them as Subedar Imamuddin was absorbed in the Pakistan Army. To keep his friend`s memory alive Subedar Santa always filled two glasses with rum and water and sipped from each alternately! When somebody asked him why he did so, he explained:
"This glass is Imamuddin`s; this one is mine. So I take a sip from each- One on behalf of Imamuddin, the other for myself."
Suddenly one evening Santa was seen with only one glass on his table. He was asked what happened.
He replied, "You see, I have given up drinking but Imamuddin has not. So I have put away my glass and drink only on behalf of my friend."