UK paper to use Bombay instead of Mumbai

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  1. DFI_COAS

    DFI_COAS Regular Member

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    The Independent's editor said the move was the newspaper's stand against a 'nastier strain of Hindu nationalism'


    A leading British daily will revert back to using Bombay instead of Mumbai when referring to the financial hub of India, to take stand against a "nastier strain of Hindu nationalism," its Indian-origin editor said today.

    "The whole point of Bombay is of an open, cosmopolitan port city, the gateway of India that's open to the world. If you call it what Hindu nationalists want you to call it, you essentially do their work for them," Amol Rajan, the editor of 'The Independent', told BBC today.

    The 32-year-old editor said the move was the newspaper's stand against a "nastier strain of Hindu nationalism".

    The city's name was officially changed to Mumbai in 1995 to distance itself from the colonial term - Bombay - under pressure from the right-wing Shiv Sena, which ruled the state from 1995 to 1999 in alliance with the BJP.

    "As journalists, as someone who edits 'The Independent', it's incredibly important to be specific about our terminology.

    "I'd rather side with the tradition of India that's been open to the world, rather than the one that's been closed, which is in ascendance right now," he said.

    The Kolkata-born journalist took the helm at 'The Independent' in 2013.

    The newspaper prides itself on its apolitical history.

    "In post-partition India, there has been a sort of uneasy marriage between two very different traditions. One of the founding father, amazing people like B R Ambedkar, Patel, Nehru, Gandhi who are open, secular pluralists and tolerant.

    "The other was a slightly nastier strain of Hindu nationalism, which has its expression in the BJP and a movement called Shiv Sena," he said.

    He explained the genesis of the term Mumbai after Goddess Mumbadevi, the protector of fisherman who were the city's original inhabitants.

    The name Bombay became commonly used during the British Raj and had its roots in the Portuguese colonial name "Bom Bahia", or "good bay".

    "Shiv Sena pushed through the renaming against the will of the national government," Rajan pointed out.



    Here's the Independent's brainwashed British Coconut

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    https://twitter.com/amolrajan

    And as expected all the Indophobic propaganda machines have started supporting this scum. Someone has to put an end to all these propaganda machines.
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  3. DFI_COAS

    DFI_COAS Regular Member

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    Just look at all these Coconuts masturbating to this idiot's idea.


    Checkout the profiles of those who are supporting it. All are Indian coconuts .
     
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    Just call Northern Ireland as occupied Ireland and the Brits would start foaming at the mouth. :laugh: It doesn't matter what a random Brit paper calls Mumbai.
     
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    asingh10 Senior Member Senior Member

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    Neo-liberalism is just good old colonialism with a twist.
     
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    Nuvneet Kundu Senior Member Senior Member

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    So he's officially admitting that the kind of journalism that he represents is not apolitical. Britain is getting really desperate these days :pound:
     
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    Razor CIDs from Tamilnadu Senior Member

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    Also it would be great if people drop that "Great" from "United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland."
    So we'll have United Kingdom of Britain and Occupied Ireland. :aww:
     
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    But Soon we will hear Londonistan and protest for queen not wearing Burqa ... InshaAllah.
     
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    British very cleverly had this in mind for a long time but did not have the guts to call Bombay as Mumbai, until they found this stupid British bread Indian. They appointed him to the editorial board for a purpose. That purpose was to poke in the eyes of Indian nationalists. It is three hundred years back that the British set up shop there and started to call the Mumbai village as Bombay. They won rest of India in next hundred years but kept calling Mumbai as Bombay.

    Thirty years back when the name was reverted back to the original, the British had a heartache. Now they have found, as another poster has called him a British bread Coconut, and given him the task of calling Mumbai as Bombay.

    Why not to call Sri Lanka as Ceylon and Myanmar as Burma or many other names. But this British bread Coconut picked Mumbai to make a point and poke Shiv Sena in the eyes.

    In return we shall Great Britain as Anglo-Saxon land or Germany as Prussia.
     
  10. Rowdy

    Rowdy Co ja kurwa czytam! Senior Member

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    So Marxist scums even after leaving are spitting on the Land. :(
    I guess this was the "Condition of Employment" for him.
     
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    Why so much chest beating over a Cheap publicity stunt?
     
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    I don't care what the colonial history of it is. Bombay sounds super cool and Mumbai sounds lame and unworthy of such a great city. Mollywood also sounds terrible. We can change the other 1000000000 names, but too bad Bombay wasn't left alone.
     
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    For local population it was always Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata etc.

    Bombay and Bollywood, both sound lame and unnatural. Bollywood is copycat.
    Mumbai, "Hindi Cinema" sound just perfect.
     
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    I checked the twitter feed of the coconut who wrote that article and he is deliberately retweeting people who are against him. He knowingly made that comment to garner publicity, even he knows it. He claims that his mother is Marathi and that Marathi people have always been calling it Mumbai. Basically he is saying "kya karu yaar? paise ke liye karna padta hai!"

    Anyway there have been responses on this :









     
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    While we are at it, someone reminded the British of their hypocrisy :

     
  16. Ikap

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    Surely this would just drive more people to the right? Hindu Nationalism isn't anywhere near as bad as Islam, in fact, its possible to be liberal but just racist.

    Anyway, it probably means it's moving down market. Hindus are middle class in the UK, while Muslims are regressive and lowerclass.

    I wonder if other papers will follow suite?
     
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    The UK is going downhill rapidly. It used to be a haven for Hindus, but now its started pandering to Muslims, in a manner that's hating on Hindus. The worst thing is that most Brits equate "Muslim" to "Pakistani"! That means these people are pro-pakistani!
     
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    UK is basically a converted Island, they are invaded and converted by Romans. Their religion changed, mother tongue changed, every thing they are proud of came from Romans and Anglo Saxons.

    They hate when India shows its pride in its roots.

    The original inhabitants are the people of the north, the sharp features of the people of Britain we see now came from Germanic and Roman tribes who invaded, conquered and mixed with the native people of this Island.
     
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    They are pro-nothing, only pro-WHITE. They hate people from all religions if they are black or brown or other third world countries.
     
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    I can see the likes of these in robert lindsay. My conclusion is that it is just very hard for them to digest the fact that the people they once ruled and oppressed are now slowly but surely taking over their jobs, markets, businesses and ultimately their country. I'm loving this.
     
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    There are even Indians who hate it when Indians show pride in anything. These are the ones writing editorials in online journals saying 'I'm ashamed to be an Indian because of [insert random excuse here]'. If you pose a counter-question asking them to give an instance when they felt proud to be Indian, their response would be exemplified by their eloquent silence.

    If you reverse google it, you will find that all our journalists have used that phrase. They are exalting the ethos of collective self-shaming. This has been induced in our youth too. If you tell them that we made a new metro, they will say, "what's the use of a metro, our women are unsafe", if you provide better policing they will say "what's the use of policing when our soldiers are dying", when you provide better equipment to soldiers, these commies will say "why spend so much on defense when people are hungry", if everything else fails, they revert back to "but what about 2002?" :doh:

    I've seen that there is a pattern to such defeatist behavior which is nurtured usually among cultures who historically never had any monarchy (or self-governance) of their own to take pride in and for whom, the administration always represented an oppressor so their literature, songs, folklore, customs, thought process has always endorsed rebellion and revolution against, what they perpetually see as an 'enemy state' regardless of how good the state is. I'm talking about Mallus and Bengalis. This is why communism has permeated deep into these states and thrived for so long because of the fertile recruiting ground these ideologically disarmed communities present. It's not necessarily a foreign conspiracy; When you meet these people, their bullshit is so fragrant, you will immediately be reminded of my forum posts at that point and go :lawl:

    You can see a live example just here : http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/posts/1132592/ @Screambowl will find this conversation relevant.
     
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