me too. taka is Bangladesh currency.
I knew we were voting for the wrong party and a stupid CM. Nice "poriborton" isnt it?
@vickybat: You may have hurt sentiments by calling it cr@p. I am not a bengali or a marathi or tamilian but I can understand why do people changed names of Calcutta, Bombay, Madras etc.
Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai are all native names called by people living there even before the name change so why not change it.
An offtopic, but I really hate when people in West Bengal call Indian currency "taka".
Them commies are stupid old men who do not know how the real world works.
And TMC is a party made up of Queen Mamata at the top who only knows how to call strikes and dharnas. (Sure commies did it too but it was Mamata who set the trend)
Another good point. But that comes to everyone's habit because of large migrants coming to India from Bangladesh, illegally. :/
I don't know how old are you, but it's the commies who have set the trend of bandh, and this work culture. Not the other way round.
What's the big deal? Did anyone complain about Orissa becoming Odisha?
But one of the reasons given for the change was that West Bengal begins with a W and hence is low down the alphabetical order. This apparently made it difficult for administrative purposes, which can be smooth now that the name starts with P, way above as compared to W.
I donot get the hype and hoopla over the issue?!!!
If u r a bong, what do u call "West Bengal" in bengali?
I was raised with books mentioning "poschimbanga" (b'o'ng'o' is exactly what it is pronounced in bengali). For the past 27 yrs whenever I talked with people (in bengali) and had to utter my state's name I've always uttered "Poschimbongo"...
What present Govt. did is just keep the bengali name as in english too with exact phonetic way its used.
What I have issue with this name change, is they were supposed to remove this "Poschim" (or west) from the name which they did not...
I would like to tell again (what skud was already telling) we say "Poschimbongo" in our spoken language (bengali) everyday. What Mamata did is kept it as it is in english too.
Similar happened with Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai, Odhisa (or Orissa??)... what is the issue with Poschimbongo then?
States, cities change their names with time. Stop fussing around with what is right or worng.
Not probably, this is exactly the reason. Sort of useless IMO.
then keep it as west bengal. nobody says east bengal anymore and "East Bengal" is an Indian football club. So there should be no reason to keep west in the name anymore let alone translating it to paschimbaga in Bengali.