Bangalore no more, it's Bengaluru

Bangalore no more, it's Bengaluru

There are 56 comments on the Times Online story from Oct 31, 2006, titled Bangalore no more, it's Bengaluru. In it, Times Online reports that:

FIRST Bombay became Mumbai. Then Madras switched to Chennai and Calcutta to Kolkata.

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Jason

Suzhou, China

#53 Oct 27, 2008
Leave it.

To each his or her own. India has a right to remain its cities, which were primarily named in respect to its British occupiers.

China did it after Nationalist==>Communism regime change. Whats the big deal?(Other than making geography class a little harder waahhaa)

“We are what we think!!!!!!!!!!”

Since: Aug 08

Anger has no eyes!

#54 Oct 27, 2008
I like bangalallu or bangarurru. It's bengal-uru. Don't we already have a bengal uru ?
zach wrote:
i am still sticking with 'bangalore'
who is goin to stop me in this democratic country...
every sentence i utter, every sentence i write, every sentence i conjure will have 'bangalore' instead of 'bengaluru'!!!
it is only on official papers that this is goin to come into effect... but in conversations no one can arrest us for using 'bangalore'
Ram

Bangalore, India

#55 Oct 30, 2008
Ye , u r right
sri

San Jose, CA

#56 Oct 30, 2008
Law student

Mumbai, India

#57 Nov 6, 2008
unmai cinema virumbi wrote:
fool kannadians... you people die because of your linguistic love.. you people stink.. how come god gave u people , good land and resources...
I dont see what mean to the topic you shit head. I am a tamilian in bangalore, why did ur change to Dhal
charlie

Australia

#58 Nov 6, 2008
Hi Mukul,

I fully agree with your views and even though i am born and brought up in Karnataka not in Bangalore - but in nearby Mysore - and i live abroad now, i dont know what satisfication do these people get by changing to stupid names!!!
These cities are no longer marketable to foreign people and the politicians over there must be feeling very happy after having all the investments come in fromm overseas!!
I feel that all these cities whose names are changed are getting converted to rubbish dumps synonymoous with their names - hahahaha:) kolkata, mumbai cheennai and now bengaluru..to those local people who protest just tell them "salpa sensiblagi think madi"
Regards,
indian tamil

Mohali, India

#60 Nov 16, 2008
change is the only a not changleable thing in this world

actually the original prounounciation pattern of these cities is very different

kolkatta actually from kalikottam(the fortress of mother godess kali)

kalikottam-- kalkatta --- now kolkatta

bangalore actually from venkalore(smog ful place)
ven-white(in tamil,kannada) kal-air(in tamil)
like calling brindhavanam as vrindhavanam,bhuvaneswar as bhubaneswar

there is nothing wrong in adopting new pronounciation according to the language of the locals as they are more belongs to there than us

it is nothing wrong in calling bangalore as bangaluru
MUMBAIKAR

Mumbai, India

#62 Apr 25, 2014
DAK wrote:
Why not havemore names for one place. Then Banglore/Bengloru is fine. Cóln/Cologne. And London is called Londres , etc by other countries.
I feel Bombay is anice sounding name. since it is not wanted some other place (preferable by a bay) should take up the name if they do not like their current name. Or Bombay/Mumbai can stay in tandem as they have done along with Bambai for along time.
When a Chinese friend was annoyed that Bomaby was to be come Mumbai, I explained that Mumbai was not a new name but used by Gujaratis/Marathis. If Europeans can say Dubai then what is difficult about Mumbai. There is nice ring about "flying to Mumbai via Dubai.
Hey,or whay not cal dubai...Dombay?
I think Nodia is far too unattractive name for such a modern place. New name? What about using the redundant names like say Bombay?
There are many place names used for more than one place. surely an invitation to mayhem/confusion. Those places need new names. There are 3-4 Londons!
One can be called New London
Mate it's not a name it's the hate in their rotten heads about the local culture and language.
kannadaiga

Bangalore, India

#64 Apr 26, 2014
sunny wrote:
fools, both the f***ing kanadigas and tamilians, wasting time in a renaming spree. People dance to these short sighted politicians have no other job but to incite mass to become more narrow minded about their so called "Language" and State.
TO hell with these idiotic and ir-relevent attitudes of 21st century.
woud u accept when the british changed ur fathers name to john or jeorge of course nor bengaluru has a history dating back 1000 yrs in hoysala period it has been called that since aincient times we shoud change all the cities name which hans been anglacised even our country from india to bharatha
kannadaiga

Bangalore, India

#65 Apr 26, 2014
indian tamil wrote:
change is the only a not changleable thing in this world
actually the original prounounciation pattern of these cities is very different
kolkatta actually from kalikottam(the fortress of mother godess kali)
kalikottam-- kalkatta --- now kolkatta
bangalore actually from venkalore(smog ful place)
ven-white(in tamil,kannada) kal-air(in tamil)
like calling brindhavanam as vrindhavanam,bhuvaneswar as bhubaneswar
there is nothing wrong in adopting new pronounciation according to the language of the locals as they are more belongs to there than us
it is nothing wrong in calling bangalore as bangaluru
u tamil bastards will cange all our city and districts name to tamil ,benagluru was called benda kal uru which means village of boiled beans when hoysala king was lost in the forest during hunting near banglore an old women gave him boiled beans and showd him the way out of the forest ever since then it has been named benda kal uru / bengalur in kannada language and no tamil name has been given.
u migrate to our cities and want to change all the citys name suitable for ur tamil language.go back to ur dessert state called TN and dont bring ur stink to our beautiful state
viru

Decatur, GA

#66 May 19, 2014
Change your mom and dad's name too. Who gives a rat's behind?
Prince Charming

Colombo, Sri Lanka

#67 May 20, 2014
Hi, i'm a Sinhalese.

Do tamils hate me????
veera kannadiga

Bangalore, India

#68 May 21, 2014
viru wrote:
Change your mom and dad's name too. Who gives a rat's behind?
dude F U why do you want to bring ur affairs in our state, u did not bother when bombay was changes to mumbai or medras was changed to chennai , why are u bothering now. even today bengaluru is refered to as bangalore which has a kick to it even i call it as bangalore. it is just a name change. why did u chagne ur country name into USA u shd have left it as british colony of america. think dude everone has there false pride abt there country , state and there people.
veera kannadiga

Bangalore, India

#69 May 21, 2014
Prince Charming wrote:
Hi, i'm a Sinhalese.
Do tamils hate me????
everyone in the world hates u sinhalese, u blong to ravana race that is why. we kannadigas from karnataka also hate tamils but not like u , u shd be ashamed to call urself sinhalese ur no different to nazis and hitler.. remember tamils are no dogs they had powerful empires like cholas and pandyas who ruled entire srilanka for 300 yrs , they will get there revenge , as fellow indians we kannadigas will defenetly help them just like rama was helped by hanuman (hanuman was born in karnataka). but only for that only reason or else we dont really like those kongas
wtf

Pune, India

#71 Jan 16, 2015
proud sikh munda wrote:
very funny to see that the poorest and the ugliest ppl in india , the maharashtrains , the ppl of deprieved state are abusing others , this time the good dominating kanadigans lol
Looks like some Marathis gangraped your randi punjaban mom for free of cost.lol

Since: Jan 15

Mumbai, India

#72 Jan 21, 2015
Bengaluru super I love.....

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