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How O'Neil Cooper became Anil Kapoor
Next time you find the name 'Laye Talastaye' in a Hindi newspaper, don't be confused as it the same famous author Leo Tolstoy. The only difference is that it is presented with a touch of Hindustani language just like we refer to China and Russia and Cheen and Roos respectively.

HAVE YOU ever wondered where did names like 'Anil Kapoor' and 'Jayalalitha' come from? Last year, while reading a Hindi newspaper I came across an article, devoted to the world renowned author, 'Laye Talastaye', which intrigued me since I had never heard any such name.

I kept wondering and pondering over the name, 'Laye Talastaye' for entire week. And kept asking  myself, 'Who is this world renowned author with the name Laye Talastaye, which I have never heard of'.

After some months, while going through another Hindi newspaper I came across an article written about China. As we Indians pronounce China in Hindi as cheen, the article headline started with Cheen...

The moment I saw that headline, a bulb glowed inside my mind. Oh! we Indians often pronounce China as Cheen, and Russia as Roos. If Roos is Russia and Cheen is China, then who could be that world renowned author 'Laye Talastaye'. After much mind boggling exercise, a name flashed in my mind. And that name was Leo Tolstoy.

Last year, after 2G scam was unearthed Hindi newspapers often mentioned the name of Kanmozhi as Kanimori and sometimes as Kanimoi. We Indians generally pronounce Inter in hindi as Antar. Like International is pronounced as Antar Rastriya. Thank God that we pronounce Internet as Internet in Hindi and not at as Antarnat.

When Alexander invaded India, he was referred as Alakchhendra by the Chanakya, and today we simply refer him by the name Sikander. Jesus came to India and the people of India started to call him by the name Ishu, and when he went to Punjab, there people started to call him by the name Yesu.

Based on the above logic, now let us try to find out the origin of names, Anil Kapoor and Jayalalitha. The story goes like this …

Many light years away, a foreigner named O’Neil Cooper came to India. And as we know that generally Indian old people have the difficulty to pronounce the foreign names correctly, they started calling O’Neil as Anil and Cooper as Kapoor! Bengalis still pronounce Anil as O’Neil. Just like Calcutta became Kolkata.

And , the story also says that along with O’Neil Cooper, Juliet also came to India. Our people faced difficulty in pronouncing the word Juliet to the extent that they started calling that lady with the name Juliet as Jai Laleeta!

Now, how would you make an Indian actress by the name Celina Jaitley look like a Chinese actress? Simply arrange her name this way:

Ce Lee Na Jet Lee; she has now become a Chinese actress ready to act with Bruce Lee.

Let us now make Amitab Bachchan the brother of Jackie Chan. Am it AbBa Chaan; now he has perfectly become the brother of Jackie Chan.

Now, what is the equivalent English name of Laxman, younger brother of Ram? It may be Luxman or Luxemburg.

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