2 Jun 2007

Bombay, not Mumbai

The political crooks in India have a tendency to change city names to appease the morons among their constituents. Bombay becomes Mumbai, Madras becomes Chennai, and so on. What can you do? Refuse to go along. I stay in Bombay, I take the train from Victoria Terminus, not Chhatrapathi Shivaji Terminus, and so on. Make the name change less effective, if only by a small amount. As Gandhi said, be the change you want to see in the world. If you don't like gratuitous name changes, use the old names.

 Thanks, Naresh!

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