Thursday, November 02, 2006

Suvarna Karnataka >> Bangalore turns Bengalooru..

Suvarna Karnataka — the state's Golden Jubilee year — is bringing promises with it for the people of the state. Being a State holiday, people seen celebrating the day with pooja's, processions and gathering's. From November 1, 1956 to this day, Karnataka has taken a giant leap forward. But it has a long way to go in terms of providing drinking water, food, houses, health care and jobs to the poorest of the poor. Refer..

The state of Karnataka, formed by the States Reorganisa-tion Act 1956, is an amazing amalgamation of people, cultures, languages, attitudes and mindsets. More..

The country's IT hub would shed its anglicised name, Bangalore, and be rechristened as Bengalooru in pristine Kannada.

Likewise, 10 other cities with anglicised names across the state would also undergo a name change. Mysore would become Mysooru, Hospet Hosapete, Tumkur Tumakuru, Bellary Ballary, Shimoga Shivamogga, Chikamagalur Chikamagalooru, Mangalore Mangalooru, Belgaum Belagavi, Gulbarga Kalburgi and Hubli Hubballi.The decision on renaming was announced by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy to synchronise with the golden jubilee of founding of Karnataka at a function here yesterday. Refer..
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pandit Fri Nov 03, 08:22:00 AM GMT+5:30  

So are you going to change your blog name to Bengalooru?
What is in the name after all. I like the word Bangalore than Bengalooru.

Anonymous Sat Nov 04, 07:26:00 AM GMT+5:30  

I read about the name change in the newspapers.

And I remembered I have not visited Bangalore DP for a long time! Sorry.. So here I am!

Unknown Sat Nov 04, 09:00:00 AM GMT+5:30  


Pandit > I do like Bangalore, but yes if I may use Bangalooru in future references...

david c welker Mon Nov 06, 11:20:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Very interesting. India is different than the U.S. that way. Mumbai was once Bombay and so forth. I continue to visit your blog. Incredible pics and info. Thank you.