Saturday, February 18, 2006

PERESTROIKA

Finally christened my blog.

Reason for 'perestroika':- Being born in the year 1984, the year Mikhail Gorbachev started the Russian Revolution of turning the country in a democratic non-communist nation, my father wanted to name me after it(perestroika). Thanfully (and eternally gratefull for it) my mom had her way, and named me ,what she did.

Need any other reason....ehh?

10 comments:

Zaki M said...

very interesting (read weird) ...
are you serious your dad wanted to name you 'perestroika'??

The Bhandari's said...

:) it's good that u got a nice name Pratik and PERESTROIKA title suits ur blog. I never knew what does that mean but it sounds good.. have fun blogging take care
~preeti

Anirudh said...

Man...perestrioka bhandari.....that would be the weirdest name in Pune....hahahha.

Pratik said...

@zaki, my father being the scientist he is, had come up wid the idea, we still have a good laugh over it, whenever the topic comes up at home.

@preeti, yes I too like my name, and I am glad I spell it PRATIK and not PRATEEK, also perestroika is russian for revolution.

@anirudh, I guess too, that it would have been a strange name.

The Bhandari's said...

hey did I say Prateek no I said Pratik only :)

Pratik said...

yes u said pratik, but what i meant was that some guys write it as prateek, which i dont like, im glad i write it as pratik :)

Roodge said...

dude...thats funny man!!! perestroika. Imagine in the regular pune style of nicknames...they add the 'ya' at the end of the name eg. kapya (kapil), wapya (swapnil) etc. In that case you wud have beem Perya. hehe

Pratik said...

@ roodge, I swear it would have become something like tht.

Nandan said...

Dear Perestroika,

Another option was given to your mom was " Prajasattak", you being born on Republic day. None of my choices was accepted hence you are Pratik.

Pappa.

pushpak said...

Hey,
You were spared out but i had to stick with my name!!! Pushpak thanks to papa...mom couldnt say anything during my naming or what?

lucky shit... :(