While in India my fiancee’s cousin had told me that he had actually heard about Brown Pundits even before he had heard about me (or even before my fiancee and I had met each other, which was Dec’2010 the same time as BP’s birth). So it was very interesting to see that among a certain set Sepia Mutiny, BP and other such sites are very well-known. Furthermore it seems to me that of all the blogs it seems BP is the most direct inheritor to SM if I’m not mistaken.
The same cousin also told me about Sanskritisation trends:
Another artist, on condition of anonymity, said that it is not a wise move by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) to change the city’s name. “Changing name to Amdavad from Ahmedabad will not help in creating better civic amenities. Moreover, the name has been written in this way for centuries and there is no need to create a controversy now by implementing such a change that might affect its claim for a heritage city status,” he said.
Personally every society needs to resolve its internal contradictions so I don’t have any real comments.