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Is it wrong to call Mumbai by its old name Bombay??

Tags: travel, bombay, education
Asked by cyrus irani, 06 Oct '09 02:45 pm
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Names of all big cities in China ---------Peking (now Beijing), Shanghai, Hong Kong have changed. But the names of Shanghai, Hong Kong etc are still appearing in newspapers / channels. So is there anything wrong calling Mumbai by Bombay also? Of course it may be a debatable point.
Answered by Good Citizen, 06 Oct '09 03:13 pm

 
  
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Not at all because Mumbai was known as Bombay until a few years back. And so people are used to calling it Bombay.
Answered by Mitali Choudhury, 07 Oct '09 05:17 pm

 
  
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I am a Marathi guy. I was born in Bambai, My parents were born in Bombay, My grand parents were born in Bombay, My great grand parents were born in Bombay, My great great grand parents were born in Bombay, My great great great grand parents were born in Bombay.......... I love Bombay/Bambai/Mumbai whatever you call it.
Answered by manoj thakur, 06 Oct '09 03:41 pm

 
  
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If a person gets addicted to something,it takes time to change.What's the harm anyway ! It's something official.Mumbai-Bombay,Kolkata-Calcutta,Bangalore-Bengaluru...... .means just the same ,only variation being the pronunciation.Unnecessary hue n cry about it .
Answered by shuvra dey, 06 Oct '09 03:15 pm

 
  
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Name doen't mean anything
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 06 Oct '09 03:14 pm

 
  
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Yes this is wrong , specially when politician do not have any other issue to get attention of publicand when the state elections are round the corner.( there is hindi saying "Badnaam honge to naam naa hoga" ).
Answered by KARTIKAY SHARMA, 06 Oct '09 02:53 pm

 
  
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According to me nothing is wrong.
Answered by Tushar Kher, 06 Oct '09 02:49 pm

 
  
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No not at all , but as was in news recently what happened with Karan Johars' movie having the word appear a few times in the scene between ranbir and konkona created a controversy between the political minds and they wanted the correction in that in form of apology as slide in before screening of the movie. so it all depends on the mindset of people.
Answered by kishoranandvittalmangalore, 06 Oct '09 02:49 pm

 
  
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There is nothing wrong.It's not a personel property of a rebel and unsocial element kind of a leader.
Answered by krishna bhojwani, 06 Oct '09 02:49 pm

 
  
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If Raj thakarey will oppose me then sure....i call!!!
............otherwise it is not an issue to me.....
Answered by Shiv Pratap, 06 Oct '09 02:48 pm

 
  
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