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Bangalore or Bangalooru? Tell us

November 01, 2006

Karnataka steps into the 50th year of formation on November 1. And on the occasion, the state government has a very 'expensive' gift for people of the state -- their state capital Bangalore will now be called Bengalooru.

Also, coming soon are names like Mysuru (Mysore), Mangalooru (Mangalore), Shivamogga (Shimoga), Tumakuru (Tumkur), Kolara (Kolar), Haasana (Hassan), Rayachuru (Raichur) and Belagavi (Belgaum).

The idea to rename Bangalore, which was first mooted by Jnanpith winner U R Ananth Murthy hoping to give the city a Kannada flavour, has not augured well with most people.

Some say that the state government is wasting the tax-payers' money unnecessarily while others say that such measures would not be enough to shake off the colonial heritage.

Do you agree with the state government's decision to rename Bangalore and other places? Would it make any difference? Tell us.

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Number of User Comments: 386

Sub: change of name

India is a 'secular' state. Like it or not, English is our language, and we should be grateful for it because we are now able ...

Posted by Dr. Radha Vasan

Sub: Bangaluru

Looks like the Governmentin power has little to show interms of improvement for the citizens of our city. After the C.M. S.M. Krishna, we wonder ...

Posted by RMD

Sub: Bangalore or Bangalooru?

Definitely not, government just is wasting valuable time. Instead they should be concentrating on how to develope bangalore's infrastructure in the light of its increasing ...

Posted by Atul Arora

Sub: Bangalore or Bangaloouru

I was just shocked to hear changing the "Very Good Name" 'Bangalore" to Bangalooru as this city of intellijent people did not allow to do ...

Posted by Ishwar Chandra Gupta

Sub: changing the name of Bangalore

I have been in Karnataka for the last 10 years and I have fond memories of both Mysore and Bangalore where I lived.Changing the names ...

Posted by Bandana Choudhury



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