Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Isnt Calcutta already Kolkata?

I guess most people in Kolkata are aware of this but the leading English daily in the city, The Telegraph has kept on mentioning the name of the city as Calcutta rather than the current name, Kolkata.

Now, I'm not among the ones who resent the name Calcutta. But the thing is, it just seems a bit odd that when the world has started recognising the new name of the city, one of our own, and lets say, loved newspapers simply refuses to accept that fact. I mean, there's no city in the world which is called Calcutta now!

I wonder if there's actually a reason behind this...

Image - the Telegraph, Calcutta. 9th January, 2010

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