What is the necessity of changing the names of cities and courts etc.,Invariably we are seeing many governments of our India changing the names of cities, street names and courts etc., I do not understand the reason behind it and what is the difficulty they are facing if the christened names exists? If any new street comes or new scheme comes the christening the same with the interested names could be alright. Similarly the people writing names also should be careful as there should not be any change in meaning. In one street of Chennai there was name board in Tamil as 'Odai pillaiyar Koil street' which has the meaning Ganesh temple situated near a small river (small river called in Tamil as Odai). Later people in the interest of changing the name board in boh tamil and english, they write the name of the street as 'Ottai pilliayar Koil street' both in english and tamil. The meaning of new name is the 'Temple of pillaiyar with hole street' here ottai means hole.
In some places the British christened the names of the cities and villages with their pronouncing as then Indians were afraid to suggest the British. But according to me it is not also mistake if we follow the same even now . For publicity many governments are doing such changing names and this should be avoided.
Similarly the shortening name of the road also somewhat made us to think. In Mandvi of Mumbai, there is a road called 'Ibrahim Rowther Road'. The bus driver once I crossed that road by bus told the passengers 'I.R.Road utharo,' this was heard by me as 'Iyer Road' and I was very curious to know how such road christened in MUmbai and that too that area was found fully with Muslim people. Later by seeing the name of the road through the shops' name boards got realized.