New Delhi: Giving Twitter a field day, China and Pakistan on Monday launched a thinktank to focus on the development of their economic corridor.
According to a press statement issued by the Islamabad office of Pakistan-China Institute, the newly-formed think-tank has been named ‘Research and Development International’.
The cherry on the cake is ‘RANDI’ that took the jaw dropping attention. While the name of this think-tank is seemingly harmless, it is the acronym — ‘RANDI’ in case you didn’t know, ‘randi’ is also a very crude Hindi word for ‘prostitute’.
There were mixed reactions about the acronym on Twitter.
It took joint Pak-Chinese imagination to produce this marvellous 5-letter disaster of ACRONYMOLOGICAL proportions http://t.co/6CnBtSncj8
— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) April 20, 2015
Not surprised that China and Pakistan’s economic think tank is called RANDI. China has always been a Red Light Area. #MaoZeDONG
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) April 20, 2015
When a term like ‘Randi’ ( i cringe while typing ) trends on social media by a patriotic brigade, you know why there was a nirbhaya case !
— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) April 20, 2015
Pakistan dancing to the tunes of China and singing “Main hun LaWhore se aayi..naam RANDI bai” 🙂
— Prashant Panwar (@panwar_prashant) April 20, 2015