How should I address them?Since my childhood I have learnt to use salutation properly. ISC also stresses on this aspect. I generally address my online friends as Mr. X or Ms. Y. I feel that this form of salutation would be the least controversial.
In India, generally the names of females end with 'a' or 'i'. This is the general trend in every part of the country. So, even if we don't see the photos/pics of the person, we can very well understand the gender. But there are some notable exceptions. 'Saroj', 'Kamal', 'Suman' can be the names of both males and females.
My question is how should I address a person with such name? I can be more specific. In ISC, there are two Members, viz., Mathi Gopal and Mathi Barath. I do know that one of them is male and another one is female. So, how should I address these two Members? Same is applicable for gsAdhiks. How should I address him/her?
Members may kindly guide me.
(P.S.: No offence meant to anybody. This is a genuine query.)