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Friday, March 24, 2006

qu'est dans le nom? <-->Whats in the name?

Name....a right name...the search for it kept me away from this act for so long...

Well thought about many finally zeroed on this one. Many reasons.
Most of them go with a catchy title. I thought of many but hardly any of them left now. Infact 95% of those blogs are inactive.
Ok so thought about adding my nickname to it. Now desiblogs sort of names doesn’t sound right for the family audience does it and it would have to challenge my college firewall too but it would have garnered many hits none the less.
Anyway the first name is the thing of the past with so many namesakes around(7 in my batch) i give a stare to someone who calls me Abhishek(kya Bola bhai/behan no problem calling any girl that in college yaar ;))
God my whole generation full of abhisheks and looking at the popularity of Abhishek Bacchan seems it would be same for the next generation too.
I get a random thought all the time this may be the most common name in the world. Obviously China being the most populas country gives stiff competition but there all the names are random. Heard a story in bachpan that when a Chinese is born his relatives through a DABBA full of stones and they name their child after the sound which comes from the DABBA. That’s why the Chinese I think went through heavy shortage of steel in the 60's Mao China which led to him ordering a blast furnace at every rural home leading to severe shortage of food material because in that period the population was exploding too.
Also another option was adding another name desh to it. Sounds all right but people going so much desh bhakt nowadays (temporary RDB effect) it would have been a cliché.
So going ahead with my surname. Best possible option as its surprisingly still not there. I mean I thought Deshpande to be a popular surname. For those who don’t know surprisingly there is a Deshpande Center for Research at MIT. And those of don’t know MIT cant help.
Its Maharastra Institute of Technology at Pune: P

Though there is one at the Real MIT.
So finally I give into my bollywood inspirations and a clichéd title to come up with this. Hope this hangs around for a while.


Naresh said...

Welcome on Board Dude...
Desh or no Desh, your blog ll hv a heavy readership! :P

enginerd said...

And all this while you had me believing that there was a Deshpande Research Centre at "the" MIT!