We’ve all heard about Bangalore being renamed Bengalooru or Bengaluru. As Ankit put it : the powers that be can find much more productive uses of their time. While I agree with Ankit, I thought I might add to the discussion:
If things were truly democratic, the people of Karnataka would be asked to vote in favour or against the change, and all those who voted in favour would be charged a cess to recompensate those who voted against it. Charged for what? Well, why should those who are against the renaming bear the cost of repainting of signboards across the country. And maybe a few milestones too. Too utopian an idea?
Anyway, if this were the case, then not many would vote in favour, I’m sure. The point is that representative democracy runs on alcohol* and disillusionment.
* Intended allusions:
1. Distribution of alcohol during elections in exchange for votes
2. Vajpayee’s alleged drinking habit
3. The don’t give a damn about people state of Indian Politics, and
4. Johny Walker Black Label’s tagline Keep Walking = Chalta hain.
Do post if you think of more.