A rose will smell the same, even if it is called by another name! So goes the proverb .

It is crusty dark outside.

The computer is on.

Tamper finder is busy with googling when the mobile alerted.

The call is from Head quarters.

Be ready for a surprise inspection in a famous hotel around mid night in a world famous tourist centre.

"This hotel performs high-tech power theft and that too only at night. On seeing any utility personnel, the normalcy will be regained by a swift and clandestine operation by the Hotel Manager. Any inspection after this act would give accurate results. Many inspection teams of the 'God's own utility' failed in past. There is no come back till the theft is detected"...So goes the instructions.

The team is ready within an hour and moved to the destination. Beaches of this tourist centre are a personification of beauty, elegance and calmness. Many of the beaches are still to be discovered by tourists. As most of the locales here live a slow life, these heavenly beaches remain under wraps. Lying beneath swaying coconut trees, keeping mind on to the winds torment its leaves, refresh the soul to the deepest.........

Slowly we moved to the palatial building built in wood and sporting antique, carved doors and pillars....

Each room is a piece of marvelous traditional architecture.

We find the beautiful girls moving here and there diverting our attention!!!!

Soon appeared the hotel manager...Before he could do any mischief, one of the team members reached near the energy meter.

Find the manger in helpless condition...

The power theft was so meticulously done that even the "expert" team took more than an hour to analyze the tampering of energy meter and the modus operandi..

The logic and implementation of power theft deserves appreciation.

Soon one member of our team- usually acts as Dr.Watson (?)- rushed to tamper finder as if he had detected another irregularity.

He advised the Tamperfinder to leave the spot soon

'Why so hurry'?

"This is not a hotel as the name indicates"

'What the hell are u talking?' One team member irritated.

Soon we realized, it as not a hotel, but a brothel

Many pretty girls moving with kinky gestures.

As we realized we are in a kip, the inspection and preparation of reports were done very quickly

There was no resistance from this consumer during the surprise inspection. ("Resistance" is not known in such places!!!!)

This is a tourist place and all the *hotels in tourist centers are categorized under industrial tariff which is quite lower, in god's own utility.

Tamper finder hurriedly prepared the 'loss assessment' at site itself.


Why such untimely hiccup from 'Dr Watson?'

'What happened?' asked Tamperfinder impatiently

'Sir, you are losing revenue by adopting the lower tariff for electricity ie industrial" courteously replied "Dr.Watson"

'No. It is the tariff allocated to them officially', vehemently replied the leader.

'Sir, don't you know, it should be the actual purpose and not allocated purpose that determines the tariff?". This time the voice of the deputy was firm.

So what?

'What is the actual use of electricity here?' There is no sign of recessive mood in him.

"Industry",'coz it is identified by the tourism department, as a measure of promoting tourism....." Tamperfinder delivered a lecture on tariff orders, classifications, electricity supply codes, codes and procedures etc.etc.

'Agreed sir, no question of yr authority'." But, the actual business undergoing here is nothing but trade..perhaps the oldest trade of human civilization...and 'Buy and sell' has to be charged under the highest tariff as per our tariff notification. and do u want go by the name of the hotel" the deputy spoke like a logician and philosopher.


'What is in a name, sir?' he spoke in sotto voice

Yes..No.. !..... ?


There is a bit in name. A rose would not be same if called by some other name.

See the different categories of names. Do u still believe that there is nothing in a name?

Agnomen, alias, anonym, appellation, badge name,

Birth name, brand name, byname,

Class name, Christian name, classification name, cognomen, Code name, cover, common name,

Designation, denomination, demonian,

Epithet, econym, eponym

Family name, first name, forename,

Genus name, given name, handle name,


icon name

Label name, last name

Maiden name, married name, moniker

noms de guerre, nom de plume, nickname

Patronymic, pen name, personal name, pseudonym, pet name, place name

Sobriquet, stage name, signature name, sign, mark name, specie name, surname, symbol name,

Toponym name, title name, trade name, type name.