What’s in a name?
I go by my first name, Varun (V-uh-r-uu-n). Officially my last name is Karekurve-Ramachandra (Cur-ey-coor-way – Raam-uh-chund-ra). As is the case with many South Indians I used initials in lieu of my last name and was known as Varun K.R in school/college. This changed when the passport office compelled me to expand the initials in full and describe the “GPS coordinates”.