Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Whats In a Name!!????

Somebody rightly said whats in a name?But Now a Days Name is Everything.For the sake of small publicity a big and powerful group of people change anyone's name.Some days before i heard a news orrisa government has changed Orissa to Odisha.And their local language oriya is now Odia.
A few year back Banglore were getting used to Bengaluru, they've decided to add another tongue-twister to your vocabulary.And Another recent controversy of Name recent released film "Wake Up Sid" In this Film the actor used word Bombay Instead Of Mumbai.And for this director-producer Karan Johar who was forced to not just issue a public apology on the use of `Bombay' but also add a disclaimer to his film `Wake Up Sid'.

In times where being politically correct means not asking uncomfortable questions, the change in nomenclature was approved by the Union Cabinet without discussion. It will get Parliament's nod soon enough.

While Shiv Sena turned Bombay to Mumbai and similar political compulsions dictated changing Calcutta to Kolkata, our history is replete with examples of regional demands for name changing -- whether it is state, language, street or chowk. Erasing fancy sounding British names to earthy Indian ones is a favoured political pastime though it is unclear what dividend it pays.

After Independence,there are many cities they have lost their historical name,They are renamed by influence of some other earlier renamed cities are Kanpur (formerly Cawnpore), Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Mumbai (Bombay), Chennai (Madras), Kolkata (Calcutta), Pune (Poona) and Kochi (Cochin).And there are many name to come in future.

I am very scared of renaming.Thanks to politician INDIA is Still India,Bharat or Hindustan.

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1 comment:

Gateway laptop keyboard said...

I'm so happy you're blogging again! I'm missed your funny, witty posts! Sounds like you're busy, happy and doing well! I can't wait to see you and your beautiful girls again!