Whats in the name?


A friend of mine wrote in her blog post about some politician (or some biggie) proposing to change the name of Delhi to Dilli. I dont know why it is required because phonetically it sounds similar. Yet Calcutta has been renamed as Kolkata, Bombay was renamed Mumbai, Bangalore was renamed Bengaluru, Madras was renamed Chennai and so on.

Nice! You (if you are the one who proposed or effected) have the purpose to call Indian cities with Indian names. Then why is India still India? Why not Bharat or Hindustaan?

Whats in the name after all ๐Ÿ™‚

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4 thoughts on “Whats in the name?

  1. Indiaโ€™s, Indian name is Bharat and it is a recognized name. The full name is Bharat Ganarajya or Republic of India. You can not call India, Hindustan because that name only refers to Northern India and that would be unfair on the rest of the regions.

    P.S. I have copy-pasted my own comment on your friend’s article.

    And Mayur, I was about to write an article with the same name, and you stole it from me. Though the article was going to be a bit different. Guess I will have to think of a new title.

  2. Name is an integral part of one’s identity. I am not in favor of changing names. India ( not matter whom christened the name) has an identity with that name. I still prefer Bangalore to Bengaluru.

    A rose by any other name is also rose but it is difficult to associate to its sweetness and beauty with any other name. ๐Ÿ™‚

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