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Baby Names in India & Current Trends - A Guest Post

Parents are particular about selecting a perfect name for their new born but often caught in between keeping it unique or to follow the latest trends. However, the trends of Hindu baby names in India are continuously changing with time. For finding the best name, it is important for parents also to check if it is meaningful and easy to pronounce. Before picking a name, always keep in mind that you will be calling your kid with that name for the entire life. Lets see what are the recent trends of Baby Names in India
Sanskrit Names
1 According to the Hindu beliefs, a name builds the personality of a person.  Sanskrit names are unique and have strong meanings and mainly inspired by Hindu Goddess. Hence, people are keen to get a Sanskrit name instead of selecting the usual Hindi names.  Here are some examples of Sanskrit names-
·Adhrit ·Nirav ·Adya ·Shivansh ·Yuvan
2        Greek Gods and Goddess Names

Greek Goddess names are new in India though it’s trending and hence, parents find them suitabl…

A Kleptoparasite

This week I got introduced to a new phrase. That is kleptoparasite. This was part of a scientific article that reported the discovery of a previously unknown species of beetle in the Costa Rican jungle. These are tiny creatures that hitchhiked the fighter ants while travelling frequently as part of moving their homes. They are stowaways who hide themselves in the bottom of those ants so well that their body textures and odor mimics that of those ants. So much so, that the ants are unable to detect the intruders even while touching with their feelers. There is a certain advantage when one travels with a large group of army ants. But protection or free rides are not the only objectives for these tiny parasites. These creatures also steal from the food stores of the ants. While there are others small creatures that has similar stealing habits, I find these beetles particularly shameless. They exploit the ants to the maximum. Ironically, there are so many human beings spread all modu…