Saturday, March 18, 2006

The M-C-K confusion

The other day, my friends and I were musing over when and in whose regime our good old Madras got its lovely Tamil name, Chennai. We had a heated debate on whether it was changed by Amma or Anna, and then realised our former CM is referred to "lovingly" by some other name, and not able to recollect what that was, moved on to another perspective of the name change.

Since Madras has now become Chennai, doesn't IIT-Madras become IIT-Chennai, and so don't we have to call it IIT-C rather than IIT-M? If that is the case, would'nt IIM-C become IIM-K because of the Kolkata change? And lo behold!!!What becomes of the present IIM-K? Does it get to become IIM-C because Kozhikode was once called Calicut? Now, if that is the case, would'nt it defy all logic, as we originally embarked upon the discussion of name changes from "old to new" and got back the other way round? Now, terribly confused and confounded at where we had got the discussion to, and really not being smart enough to find a way out, we decided to leave things as they are now and dispersed.

5 comments:

Ramya Rajachandrasekar said...

i understand u r utterly confused coz u r closely associated with top instis like tht...;-)

ivak said...

ok enough of your vaarifyings>:)

Calligenia said...

hey...i told u not to read too much...now u ve to face the consequences......anyways i suggest u go have a nice sleep free from all sorts of snorings and ramblings....then ur connfusion will be cleared and the truth will dawn upon u dat u had wasted time in writing a stupid post like this......

hotICE said...

well, the luckiest seems to be Banglore, IIMB will remain IIM B when its name changes from Banglore to Bangalooru;-)

ivak said...

well said hotice