Tara Homes for Children, NGO for street children in Delhi, India

Monday, October 6, 2008

Children words

Sometimes, the confrontation of Tara boys and western volunteers makes funny stories. Here are a few of them…

The Westerner: In my country, we don't have these big, green parrots.
The Child: I see, you only have the big red ones.
The Westerner: No, we have no parrots at all.
The child (summing up for his friends): In France, they have no birds.

The Westerner just explained the word « delicate » and asks an example to the class.
The Child: Sir, for example you are delicate because when we don't learn our lessons, you don't beat us.

The child: How do you say « massala » in English?
The Westerner: Well, we don't really have massala back home...
The children (amazed): But then how do you cook?!?

We are watching a movie. The young hero comes back in his luxurious home.
Child 1: Whoa! Is this his house?
Child 2: You’re crazy, it can’t be a house, it’s much too big. It must be his school.

The Westerner is putting moisturizing cream on his face.
The child (surprised): Sir, why are you doing that? You are already white!

The Westerner: Why did you put so much sugar in my tea?
The child: Sir, it’s because I like you very much.

On the blackboard, the children drew an old, bald man looking very severe.
The Westerner (in his thirties, slightly loosing his hair): What a nice drawing! Who is this?
The Children: Sir, this is you.

The Westerner explains "Myself", "Yourself" etc. and asks an example to the class.
Child: Sir, you said you would start a new boarding school but as it takes too long, we will go in the jungle, find trees and build it ourselves.

The Westerner just brought a map of India: Look children, this is India!
The Child: Sir, this is not India, this is a drawing.


k said...

I love the things that children say!

Dassan Dassa said...

lol funny stuff..i went to india in jan, its a totally diff. world..i loved it

Revati said...

Westerner to kid: We are standing in fronf of the President's house. What is this called?

Kid: Rashtrapati Bhavan

Westerner to volunteer: Since the Indian President is a woman, shouldn't it be rashtra-PATNI? Because PATNI is wife and PATI is husband...

Volunteer: No. The word Rashtrapati is President and does not mean the nation's husband.

bhataktiaatma said...

Children are very innocent. I love to spend time with children and hear their chatting :-)

bhataktiaatma said...

I love their innocence conversation.