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Musing 5: Watan Ke Logo, not Logon

Number 5 2017/08/20

Ai Mere Watan Ke Logo

Yesterday, I mentioned the "Saga of the Compiler's Odyssey". You can read it here.


I am sure everybody knows about the famous Lata non-film song which made Chacha Nehru cry. The poet wrote the last word in the title as LOGO (not LOGON), Lata sang it as LOGO (not LOGON), the record says it is LOGO (not LOGON). So stop saying LOGON, at least for this song.

May be you feel that LOGON is correct grammatically, may be you were taught that way, may be you have known this all your life. No matter. The poet, the singer and the record disagree. So LOGO, not LOGON.

In fact the usage Ai Mere Watan Ke Logo is grammatically correct, as is Aao Bachcho Tumhen Dikhaayen (as Pradeep sings) or Bhaaiyo or Bahno (as Amin Sayani says). Look at any reputable Hindi grammar book published in the earlier times. They all agree that there is no N at the end in this case.


So, once for all LOGO, not LOGON.

Now you know!

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