India's technology hub of Bangalore changed its name to its vernacular original Bengalooru on Wednesday in what is seen as a bid to appease locals upset at the influx of outsiders...
Historians say Bengalooru is derived from Bendakalooru, meaning a town of boiled beans, as the place was named when it was born in the 14th century...
"We know what action to take if they do not support the cause of Kannada," [an activist] said after a demonstration in the city's fashionable Commercial Street.
A section of the IT industry is known to have reservations about the name change as they are apprehensive it could hurt the city's branding, but few officials were willing to speak out openly for fear of being targeted by Kannada groups.
Now, to judge from this Times of India story, they'll have to settle on the appropriate spelling: Bengalooru or Bengaluru?
Should be worth a riot or two.
— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading