Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Man Wondering Whether Person Named ‘Prasanna’ Is Man Or Woman

Aravind Murali, a resident of Ashok Nagar, was faced with a unique situation last evening, when he was uncertain whether his prospective employer was male or female.

It all began when an HR consultant asked him to visit the offices of a city BPO and meet someone called Prasanna for an interview. Accepting the offer, Murali’s lightning quick mind speedily latched on to the problem – causing him several hours of mental stress.

“Jeepers. I wonder if Prasanna will be a hot babe (Hooray). Or an IIT guy who plays guitar (Damn). Or an intimidating, sarcastic woman ( Shudder ).”, he thought to himself, toying with a mere three of the millions of possibilities.

“I don’t see why people can’t have names which clearly indicate their gender – like Bruce Banner, Faye Dunaway or M.S.Swaminathan. This is irritating” complained Murali.

Murali was last seen being consoled by Wildlife Photographer S.U.Saravanakumar, who has apparently had the same problem with people named ‘Sara’.


Anonymous said...

What if it was Prasanna of DD's Tuesday TV drama fame? *scream*

Anand Ramachandran said...

Ayyo - wannabe Visu

42510 said...

Prasanna is usually a male name in most of India. But then, in kerala.. they call gals prasanna cos they call guys Prasannan
BTW I'm a guy and my name is Prasannaa (Guess I got an extra a, cos my parents envisioned that was going to grow up into one wise Arse.. }
Liked the post though :)

Anonymous said...

I faced a similar situation when I had to meet somebody called Krishna

Anonymous said...

Have you met a girl called Harpreet?
A girl called SHREYAS?
And what about Keerthi?
OH and not to forget KIRAN.
Gawd! Someone said, in Punjab, they often keep same names for guys and gals.

her said...

My name is Mathangi..seems pretty easy to figure..but I have seen smart asses write Mr.Mathangi..even when I am standing right in front of them (I dont have any transvestite or trans-sexual tendencies..not anorexic neither.. :D)

Anonymous said...

Yes many names are unisex- Nirmal, Prassana of course, even in tamilnadu, Ramani, Prem ( I know of a couple, where both are prems),what when Rajagopalan is called Raji?

Anonymous said...

Add Ramani also

George Bernard Waah! said...

Suman means phool. Phool means flower. My mother was a genius at congenital curses.

raj said...

Do you guys know of Navjyot Singh, W/o Navjyot Singh Sidhu?