Desi Family Relations|
01 Mother-in law:
In Des- A women capable of making your life miserable.
In Pardes- A women you never fight with, because where else you will find
such a dedicated baby sitter for free?
In Des- A boring human species, who listens more to his mother than you,
and orders you around to serve him, his parents and siblings.
In Pardes- Still boring, but now a useful human species that comes in
handy when the house needs to be vacuumed.
In Des- A person who's house you can drop into any time of the day or
night and you'll always be welcome.
In Pardes: A person who you have to call first to check and make sure he
is not busy.
In Des- A woman who gives you your underwear and towel when you go to take
In Pardes- A woman who yells at you not to leave tub dirty when you go to
In Des: A teenager, who without asking will carry your grocery bags from
In Pardes: A teenager, who suddenly remembers he has lot of homework when
you start mowing the lawn.
In Des- A lovely doll, who brings tears to your eyes when her doli is
about to leave.
In Pardes- A lovely doll, who brings you to tears long before any doli
In Des- A woman who defends you and cares for you, but would not dare to
go against your father's orders.
In Pardes- A woman who is a sucker for anything you want, especially if
dad's against it.
In Des- A person you are afraid of, and who is never to be disobeyed.
In Pardes- A person to whom you pretend to obey, after all he is the one
paying your college tuition.
09 Desi Engineer:
In Des- A person with a respectable job and lots of upper ki kamai.
In Pardes: A person without a secure job, who always dreams one day he
will be rich.
10 Desi Doctor:
In Des: A respectable person with reasonably good income.
In pardes: A money making machine, who has a money spending machine at
home called "doctor di biwi".
In Des- A vigorous Punjabi festival dance.
In Pardes: A desi dance you do, when you don't know how to dance.
12 Software Engineer:
In Des- A high-tech guy, always speaks in American accent, always anxious
to queue consulate visa line
In Pardes- The same hi-tech guy, who does Ganapati puja everyday, and says
'This is my last year in the US (or where-ever)' every year.
13 A Green Card holder bachelor:
In Des- the guy can't speak hindi, parents of good looking girls are
dying to hook him, wears jacket in summer, says he has a Cadillac back there.
In Pardes- the guy can't speak English, wears jacket all the time,
works in a Candy store at Manhattan, dreams of owning a Cadillac.
Submitted by Annie, USA
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