A dog's name.
But it gets curiouser and curiouser. The honourable and offended Furkhan has spoken to five neighbours of Koirala, all of whom have seen her take this dog "for a stroll". But ask Koirala herself, and she said "she did not have a dog"; a police inspector who visited her home also "discovered that she did not have a dog."
So we have a name, that may or may not be Mustafa, for a dog that may or may not exist. But if it exists, and if that name is Mustafa, some people have got offended. Enough that the police have posted 12 men outside her home as protection. Enough that the police arrested the reporter who wrote about all this to begin with.
In my schoolyard cricket games, I used to open the batting with a boy from one class below mine. We developed quite a partnership, mainly because he would hit the ball with aplomb and I would run like a demented hare. I've lost touch with him, but he definitely exists. And I remember his name. Mustafa.
I want to know why, through these three-plus decades, Sheikh Furkhan has not taken offence at my batting mate's name.
Postscript: Naresh Fernandes's letter to the press about this.