Bangalore Officially Changes Name To Bengalooru

Cognisant of the pejorative qualities it has taken on in recent years, Bangalore changed its name to Bengalooru on Wednesday.

Your technical support, however, will remain both indiscernible and inutile.

You Say Bangalore, They Say Bengalooru [NYT]


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  1. My understanding was that the name changes were due to a desire to abandon the names given under colonial rule in favor of historic designations.

  2. acambras says:

    Yeah, isn’t that why they now call Bombay “Mumbai”?

  3. RandomHookup says:

    I’m sorry, but “Bengalooru Torpedo” just doesn’t have the same ring.

  4. orielbean says:

    Electoral, you are definitely correct – that is exactly why they change the names. It is not due to being afraid of perjoratives in the business world. (like the outsourcers care about that!)

  5. AcilletaM says:

    Does this mean we can go back to calling New York ‘New Amsterdam’?

  6. Or Istanbul, Constantinople?

  7. AcilletaM says:

    That’s nobodys business but the Turks!

  8. Triteon says:

    The Four Lads would be proud of the reference.
    Do I need to change my Northwest Air boarding pass to reflect this change?

  9. The Four Lads did that song too? Is the They Might Be Giants version, a cover?