A night view of Gurgaon, Haryana. The name of the city was changed to Gurugram by the state government on Tuesday (Express Photo by Manoj Kumar)
There has been a lot of discussions going on the social media with a battle of arguments between people on both sides of the decision. Hashtag #Gurugram was trending yesterday and today Gurgaon to Gurugram has been trending on Twitter. Although the name might not go well with many people, mostly youngsters. There is a general opinion that it may hamper the image of the city as a developing hub of Business in India as well as Internationally.
But it is important to note that Calcutta was renamed back to Kolkata, Bombay to Mumbai, Bangalore to Bengaluru. And we do not see much difference in their brandings post the change of name. Personally, I respect the Mythology, Traditions and Culture of India. But somewhere I still like the name Gurgaon over Gurugram.
Article by Rohit Jha