Atanu Dey On India's Development

  • http://akshar100.wordpress.com Akshar

    Both the apparent strength of Kellogg’s tiger and sylvester’s cunningness is missing. The mascot rather resembles the helpless face of our PM.

  • http://freakocomics.wordpress.com @nks

    @akshar …. totally agree with you …

    I had the same feeling …

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  • http://akshar100.wordpress.com Akshar

    Atanu,

    This is something you will find interesting as you have always highlighted the importance of using “correct language”.

    The CWG mascot is named Shera but they show a Tiger. (Tiger is called Baagh in Hindi Sher means Lion.) An argument can be put forward that Shera is just the nickname of the Mascot but the official website makes it explicit by saying “Shera is derived from Hindi word Sher which means Tiger”. (they might have changed it now but the WSJ link will be there)
    http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2010/09/28/whats-in-a-games-mascots-name/

    • http://www.deeshaa.org Atanu Dey

      Akshar,

      Actually “sher” is a Persian word for tiger/lion. The Hindi/Bengali/Marathi “baagh/baag/vaag” means tiger. In Sanskrit, a lion is “Simha” which gives us “singh” and “Singapore” etc.

      Atanu

  • larissa

    “Both the apparent strength of Kellogg’s tiger and sylvester’s cunningness is missing. The mascot rather resembles the helpless face of our PM.”
    HA HA. That was good! The tiger does look wimpy. I guess not just the PM but the Indian state taken as a whole.

  • neo

    Dude.. singapore doesnt come from da word singh.
    it comes from a malay word, Singa. which mean lion.

    -citizen above da singaporean-

    • http://www.deeshaa.org Atanu Dey

      neo,

      Dude, the malay word “singa” comes from “singha”, which is a cognate of “Singh”.

      -person who looked up the big dictionary-

  • Anonymous

    Atanu ji,

    Your’s is one of my favorite blogs!

    Just wondering.. does the following news fit into the bigger scheme of things at CWG?

    Female superhero ‘She-Ra’ marks 25th anniversary
    http://edition.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/TV/10/06/she.ra.anniversary/?hpt=Sbin

    With warm regards –
    Sucheta Maheshwari

  • Sucheta Maheshwari

    Atanu ji,

    Your’s is one of my favorite blogs.

    Just wondering, does the following news fit into the bigger scheme of things at CWG.
    ‘Female superhero ‘She-Ra’ marks 25th anniversary’
    http://edition.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/TV/10/06/she.ra.anniversary/?hpt=Sbin

    With regards –
    Sucheta Maheshwari