Hindi: santra. Finnish: appelsini. Portuguese: laranjeira. English: orange.
French: Londres. Italian: Londra. Icelandic: Lundúnir. English: London.
Hindi: Angrezi. Afrikaans: Engels. French: Anglais. English: English.
German: Deutschland. Danish: Tyskland. Spanish: Alemania. English: Germany.
French: Coup du Monde. Portuguese: Copa do Mundo. Marathi: Vishwa Chashak. English: World Cup.
Japanese: Nippon. Spanish: Japón. Bahasa Indonesia: Jepang. English: Japan.
Greek: Hellas. Dutch: Griekenland. Turkish: Yunanistan. English: Greece.
Swahili: Uingereza. Spanish: Inglaterra. Gaelic: Sostyn. English: England.
Spanish: Estados Unidos. Arabic: al Wilāyat al Muttaḥidah. French: L'Etats Unis. English: United States.
French: Inde. Hindi: Bharat. Turkish: Hindistan. English: India.
You can find your own examples.
With all this, what was so objectionable about this?
Hindi: Bambai. Marathi: Mumbai. English: Bombay.
(Apply as appropriate to Kolkata, Bengaluru, etc).
Here's a way to find an old timer mumbaikar -- He'll probably call the city "Bombay". But see, even in my last statement, I used the word "mumbai(kar)". Its just the way it comes to me. When I say it in marathi, I don't say "Aamchi Bombay".
Sadly, these trivial things are important matters and eventually decide who rules the state.
And then, there is this prime ministerial candidate who says, proudly, that he'd cut out another state if his party is voted to power. This upsets me. All our leaders, are they just there to take the short way out? Is this a development that we should look forward to? Is it not a pity that the fate of our country is being decided on the basis of what can be done with the name of a town and what new state can be carved out?
:-) Loved the way you got the point across. Neat perspective I must say.
Loved it ! It was built so well, that the punch at the end packed power !!
Are these people listening ? Perhaps they would want to get this translated in Marathi, Kannada, Tamil..whatever !
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About Santara - I always thought that the Indian word for it was naranj/naarangi - which was how the english settled on orange - not that it makes much of a differnce, but thought I'd mention it.
Great post. Agree fully. This city will always be Bombay (en Angalis)
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