Change of Names

Places with changed names is the focus here.

Waltair is the old name for the city of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.

Calicut is the old name for Kozhikode.

Trivandrum is the old name for Thiruvananthapuram.

Chennai is the new Madras, Puducherry is the new Pondicherry and Mumbai is the new name for Bombay.

Bangalore has turned into Bengaluru (and I believe, Gulbarga into Kalburgi), Calcutta into Kolkata.

Pune is what we call the old Poona now.

Roads have also been renamed to get a nationalistic flavour instead of the British-Raj one, like the name given to Warden Road. Bhulabhai Desai Rd is the new name. The American Cnsulate where I got my student visa used to be located on this road in Mumbai (Bombay). 


Diamond Head said...

Padmaavati became Padmaavat

Rajendra said...

Sex change operation tha woh. :)

Film Review of Bhai the Biopic of PL Deshpande

He was the greatest contemporary humorist in Marathi, and a lot more-composer, playwright etc. His stand-up audio and video tapes were ahea...

These Were Liked a Lot