Bombay became Mumbai, Calcutta became Kokatta, Madras became Chennai. India to be called Hindustan?
I think the Chief Minister has better things to do for his state and this sort of idiocy needs to stop. Does it force upon people a benign form of patriotism or nationalism to refer to their city by an ancient and somewhat archaic name? I think it just confuses people and makes it even harder for people to do business in India (ooops, Bharath, no Hindustan, no hamara desh – ugh, whatever).
By the way, I’ll continue to always tell people that I grew up Madras, politics [and politicians] be damned.