Monday, June 4, 2012

Name shake

The phone bell screeched and I picked up the receiver.
“Ramesh, Indian social activist Kiran Bedi is addressing a meeting in Dubai. Why don’t you try to interview her?” asked a senior colleague.
“Sure, thanks,” I replaced the receiver and dialed the telephone operator.
“Hello,” replied our telephone operator Ramesh.
“Can you connect me to our car driver?”
“You mean driver Ramesh?” asked operator Ramesh.
“Yes.”
I went with driver Ramesh to the venue where an official of Bharatheeyam, a cultural organisation that organised the programme, welcomed me.
“I am Ramesh,” I introduced myself.
“Pleasure meeting you. I am Ramesh too,” he smiled.
“Who is the main person in your organisation?” I asked him.
“You can see him sitting on the dais along with Kiran Bedi,” he pointed out.
“What’s his name?”
“Ramesh.”
I almost fainted.

32 comments:

  1. ha ha ha:) Really ? So in total how many Ramesh???
    Let me guess
    Telephone operator, driver, the official of the cultural organization and the main person of the organization plus you --- Thats a total 5. Did I miss anyone.. This is kinda Shakuntala Devi puzzle :):)

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  2. ha ha ha ha heights of coincidence!!!
    The curious of Five Ramesh's

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  3. Lol... so Ramesh seems to be a most preferred name...

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  4. Yes, it is a very common name like my husband's name Kumar. He also feels like you!

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  5. A Ramesh Mazha (Rain) indeed! :)

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  6. Knock knock! It's Ramesh...Ramesh who?
    Ramesh wooohooo!

    Another crisp cutting chai write up!

    way to go!

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  7. Is it that common a name? Funny for sure!

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  8. OMG ! This is unbelievable !! ROFL !!

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  9. This is sure funny. We have to many rameshs' all around here too in my office

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  10. Ohh my God!So many Ramesh, that too on a same day... you must be totally freaked out~

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  11. Seems like every single Ramesh in town had the same agenda for the day!

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  12. lol!! that was funny :)

    For me the name Ramesh means a great brother!! :) Cheers!! :)

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  13. Let me tell you, Ramesh, Suresh,Mahesh are very common names in the North.

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  14. Are you kidding me?!?

    Funny though. How did the interview go?

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  15. Hi Ramesh,
    Click on the link below and leave a comment...or you can also visit the post in my blog and find the link there..I need more comments to win.
    thanks.

    http://lavanyasrecipes.blogspot.com.br/2012/06/pista-badam-mukhwas-guest-post-6-by.html

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  16. Being a Tracy I get this a lot and especially amongst those of us born during the late 1960's.

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  17. so confused...

    interesting post...

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  18. nice one
    there is one more Ramesh
    Ramesh Dev Marathi film hero

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  19. But we have only one Global Madrasi :):)

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  20. good one .. thankfully there are not many Bikramjit's :)

    Bikram's

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  21. lol.. thank god, i am not another Ramesh commenting on ur post..

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  22. Haha.. Ramesh is one very popular name! I too have had instances when people called me Aakash, Aditya etc. In short, everything but Akshay!

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  23. If others have the same name as yours, it would be so easy to remember.

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  24. have been reading your blog for a long time..great blog..
    Im confused now ;) too many Ramesh ;) are you exaggerating :P

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  25. Ha ha Ha Ramesh ji, you have been Trolled :-). Considering it a very common name, coming across so many "Ramesh" on one day is indeed coincidental! ;-)

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  26. Its your turn to vanish now is it?

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  27. I was just scanning all the people who commented on this post.
    Fortunately no Ramesh in that lot.

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  28. All this time I thought you were so very special. And now I realize your's just a commoner ;)

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