Humor: What are some of the greatest examples of presence of mind?

Humor: What are some of the greatest examples of presence of mind? by Krishna Prasad

Answer by Krishna Prasad:

Our Ex-PM Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee is known for his great presence of mind and coming up with stinging yet humorous repartees:

1) His reply to a journalist on the terror camps in Pakistan:

Journalist: ‘Padosi kehte hai ki ek haath se taali nahi bajti (our neighbour (Pakistan) says you cannot clap with one hand – implying that both India and Pakistan should jointly solve the problem of terror camps)

Mr Vajpayee: ‘humne kaha ki chutki to baj sakti hai!’ (I say, with one hand, you can at least snap your fingers – effectively exhorting Pakistan to begin a first hand action on terror camps)

2) His reply to Mr Mr Ram Vilas Paswan on Lord Ram:

Mr Paswan: ‘BJP bahut Ram ki baatein karti hai. Par unmein koi ram nahi hai. Mera naam to ram hi hai.’ (BJP brags a lot about Lord Ram. But they don’t have a Ram among them. But my name has Ram)

Mr Vajpayee literally shuts up Mr Paswan with this gem of a retort: ‘Paswanji, haram mein bhi ram hota hai!’ (Mr Paswan, even ‘Haram’ has Ram) – the Arabic/Urdu word ‘Haram’ means ‘forbidden/unlawful.’

Please pardon me for howlers in translation.

Pic Source: Google Images

Thanks to each and every Quoran for their upvote. This is truly humbling!

Humor: What are some of the greatest examples of presence of mind?

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