Whats In a Name ! Well plenty. Shakesphere though did not think so, and said famously “ A Rose By any other name would smell as sweet.How was he to know how embarrassing names can be . Yesterday’s local paper Danik Bhaskar had this on the Front page as under – At Every Step the Names of these Villages Embarrass us There are certain town and villages in Rajasthan which have such weird names, that the residents these days are ashamed to say tht they belong to that village.Here are some of the names as under, as reported by the paper. Alwar – Jatiya, Pada ( pada means temperature ) Bharatpur - Poochri ki Lota ( the mug of the backside)< Churu - Mingini ( the droppings of Goat which we use as manure ) Kukra makra Nangu ka Nagal ( nangu means a nude person) Kankatta - A person whose ear is cut Chorpura – place where thieves reside Lula ka pura - A place where disabled reside Hawaspura - Place of Lust Chorgoan – Village where Theives reside Gandi Fali – Rotten vegetables Chui – small female mouse, Chua – small male mouse Jhoota – lier The list is endless. The residents of these towns have told the state Govt to change the names of these towns for they are ashamed , and nobody wants to give their daughters in marriage to the residents of these villages !!! Well jaipur is no different. Here we have street names of a different kind. Lalji Sand ka Rasta - Saand, is a stud Bull. Now Mr.Lal becomes Lalji, just as Kamal becomes Kamalji, right ? So Lalji must have been a fertile Stud Bull of the locality, and hence the street name, as above. The kings here gave the names to the streets according to what was sold in the street, hence we have Gheewalon ka Rasta Hladiyon ka Rasta, Maniharon ka Rasta, It is another matter that no ghee or Haldi is sold in those street nowadays. I had many years back gone to a Tailor of mine, a contractor, and he was getting ready to leave for a function. It seems it was the day, when prostitutes took off on that day from their trade, and danced at a function, of course clothed, for free for the public. And sweets and drinks are distributed for free , from the donations of the public. It still goes on, and I am keen to go and visit once, and take the interviews of the ladies in question, and ask them how does it feel this way, on this day !!! Khushwant Singh, my idol once wrote an article, about the funny names of some people .He said , he was in Goa when he saw a board om the house , Dr.Chootiya, a very common surname in Goa acc to him. Germany has Schneider ( Barber), English have Carpenter, Swedish have Bentkork England cricket team has some good ones, like Onion, Cook, Fast Bowler Sidebottom ( How can a side have a bottom, beats me ! ) . Indian mythology has some good ones too. KansGhatotkach, Ravan. I told Dad, that u have kept all these mythological names for the grandchildren, Gopal Meera, Radhika and Pushpa. And now if I have a son, what name will u keep Ghatotkach or what ? Kans I would not mind keeping for my son, Short name, sweet, and no one can ever forget it. All I have to do is call up the school office, and say Kans cannot come today to school he is sick, and they will not ask me the class, or his surname, for KANS is enough. He would be a terror in school, no one dare take panga with him, but when he grows up and starts working, and when the collegues pull his leg over his name, I am sure he would come to bash me up, and go to court to change his name, and change his father too, who gave him this cute name !!! Parsis have good ones too, I mean the names, nothing else. Sodawala, Bottlewala, Bejan daruwala, ( a Drunk who is dead, bejan means dead, right ? ), the fellow has 11 rings on his fingers, and looks like he will drop dead anytime, and he will tell u your future eh ! Around 20 years back, there was a share issue of a company called Nangalia Brothers, and I had joked that this fellow will make everyone Nanga, that nis nude, and it so happened, these Nude brothers disappeared with the money, leaving everyone wondering, even my cousin got take n in in spite of my warnings. < We Sindhis a long time back had a strange custom. Suppose a couple could not conceive for many years, used to pray to XYZ God, that if we get a son, we will donate his weight equivalent of Mirchi, or Onions, so here is it of what the names of some of my ancestors are Mirchumal ( when Mirchis or chillis were donated) Bassarmal ( when onions were given, Bassar is sindhi for Onion) Bhugromal ( grams ) I was named Keemat, that is money, when I was born, but look at the irony, I was delivered at home buy a midwife, she was promised 80 bucks, but we did not have it, so a used imported blanket was given in lieu. What bad words she must have used , u can take a guess. And I was called Keemat ! See the ironies of life . Elder brother was called Pitamber, then changed to Prakash. If u know of any such names, that are funny, and in the fun spirit, please contribute in the comment section, and make the comments too fun to read. KAMAL MAHTANI A Wife to her Husband – You told me after marriage u will love me a lot, now u don’t love me at all ? Husband – Yes I said so, but I did nto know u would get married to me !!! Attitute Matters What the Ambanis earn in a Day,Vijay Malaya earns in a month What VM spends in a day, ambanis Spend in a Month !!!! Success is like a Fart, You only like it , if it is your own !!!