Bengaluru >> It’s Official now….

Bangalore is now Bengaluru; the wait is over, with the nod from the Center on renaming of 12 cities in the state except Belgaum to Belagavi.

Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy told reporters here on Monday that the government had received a letter from the Centre asking it to go ahead with the renaming, except for Belgaum. The necessary orders will be issued shortly, he added. The Centre’s approval was the last consent awaited. This will be placed before the cabinet for ratification followed by gazette notification refer.

There follows many changes from the business cards to letter heads, postal addresses and perhaps names of few entities too…now atleast the debate is rested whether it is required or not but will be good to see this new ‘pride’ would enlighten something positive on development of the newly named towns, cities and Metro!!

10 Comments so far

  1. Roshan (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2007 @ 6:56 pm

    I wish they would take up infrastructure projects with the same zeal and finish things on time, even ahead of time.

  2. Roshan (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2007 @ 6:56 pm

    I wish they would take up infrastructure projects with the same zeal and finish things on time, even ahead of time.

  3. Chappar (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2007 @ 8:33 pm

    Great work……. atleast now the unecessary debate initiated by vested interest would die down……

  4. Rk (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2007 @ 8:38 pm

    You could not even copy/type properly. It is “E” not “A” and you have done the mistake TWICE. With people like you, the name change effort goes in vain.

  5. Rajesh (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2007 @ 9:57 pm

    RK Yes you are right the confusion starts from here itself…I have changed the same but half of the world media is still reporting it as Bangaluru…Refer..

  6. Naren (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2007 @ 11:32 am

    Rajesh, ur refrence shows just 758 Results and u claim its half of the world??

    So sad. The original name Bengaluru has 134,000 Results. So, always go with the correct ine dude. :)

    and foe bengalooru its 108,000 Results.


  7. Deepa Mohan (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2007 @ 2:42 pm

    I personally feel that we could have retained the name Bangalore, which,too has a history of 150 years or so…many cities in Europe have one name for the locals and another for the English speaking world…Turin is Torino in Italian. And in Italy, they refer to London as Londre. Germany is Deutschland. So we could have had Bengaluru for ourselves and let Bangalore also stand, and this would have avoided a lot of expenditure, too.

    Also, I feel that foreigners may confuse Bengal and Bengaluru…

  8. Chitra (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2007 @ 6:42 pm

    Valid points, Deepa!

  9. Sharath (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2007 @ 7:48 pm

    Never thought of dual identity the way Deepa has outlined it. Makes a lot of sense and can keep everybody happy. Guess it’s too late now.

  10. tarlesubba (unregistered) on August 24th, 2007 @ 8:38 am

    hi deepavare, i think there is a difference between the Europeans co-opting english names and we doing the same. Europeans approach it from a position of strength in that their language is well entrenched in all spheres of their lives including science. We on the other hand are in the process of re-discovering our own languages. you will surprised to know that until recently in large chunks of NoKa had no kannada medium schools under the british rule.

    Then ofcourse there is the whole baggage of colonialism. Germany has no colonial contexts to Deutschland,WWII not withstanding, it only signifies economic oppurtunity, but for us, Bangalore and Ulsoor carries all imagery of colonialism.

    There is also some sort of apathy and lethargy too in this. Western reporters and academicians will go that extra mile to get spanish, german, italian and french names right, but were are left with koomars, raajh, soo bra man ian and ban galore

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