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Changing from opinion to actual statement based on the reference. Aligning to the demographics data as presented by the reference no 85.

Its not Bangalore anymore[edit]

I have replaced 'Bangalore' by 'Bengaluru'. As said in one of the articles below, "Bangalore means Bengaluru" is a wrong statement. The city name is nothing to do with its meaning. All it matters is the correct spelling. I request the admin to update caption and title as Bengaluru. Pramengr (talk) 18:34, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

@Pramengr Most English news sources seem to use Bangalore. If you want to change the title, you'll have to follow the instructions at WP:RM/CM. --NeilN talk to me 18:36, 13 December 2013 (UTC)
The rule on Wikipedia is not that the official name is always preferenced over other spellings; it's that the name most commonly recognized by English speakers is preferenced over other spellings. Unfortunately, like it or not, at the present time that's still Bangalore rather than Bengaluru. And even if the spelling is changed, note that you cannot just alter the spelling in template or category links until those have actually been moved to the new spelling; doing so just breaks them to no purpose. Bearcat (talk) 08:21, 13 January 2014 (UTC)
Hello Bearcat: Bombay, Madras and Calcutta were more commonly recognized by English speakers than Bangalore at the time of their renaming. This renaming matter is still pending action from Indian Government. Once approved by the central government, this article needs to be moved to 'Bengaluru' and eventually, those English speakers will get used to the new name exactly the way they got used to new names Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. Let's follow what we did for other cities in India. Pdheg (talk) 21:36, 04 January 2014 (UTC)
Well, no, you're making a false comparison. All three of those cities actually had their official English names changed before Wikipedia even existed at all — but despite that, all three articles were originally created at the old names even though all three names were already "archaic", and then moved to the current names only a few years later, after the weight of external sourcing showed that a real world shift in actual English usage had already occurred. We didn't move them right away the moment the name changes became "official", because we didn't even exist yet when that happened. We didn't get out ahead of the changes, or try to dictate what names the real-world sources should be using — we reflected the names the real-world sources were actually using, and didn't retitle them as Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata until after those names had demonstrably superseded the old ones in real world usage. Bearcat (talk) 19:37, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Using Bengaluru[edit]

Hello All,

As name of the city is being corrected from Bangalore to Bengaluru, the wiki page needs to reflect the same. Locals have been calling the city Bengaluru for several centuries. There has been official circulation regarding this from Government of Karnataka and the Union Government & GSI have approved the same. Wanted to inform that I will be starting the corrections in a few days. Please note that name of the certain institutions will remain unchanged e.g Bangalore University.

Kindly inform if certain sections should be exempted.

Regards, Siri — Preceding unsigned comment added by Siriyaala (talkcontribs) 22:25, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, you cannot make the changes without consensus. Similar query has been asked before. Please see the discussion in the previous post. Amartyabag TALK2ME 06:21, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

The city name changed from Bangalore to Bengaluru, even the wiki page of Renaming of Indian Cities in India also states the same thing. Vin09 (talk) 05:53, 29 March 2014 (UTC)vin09

The Ministry of Urban Development (Government of India) is yet to give permission to rename Bangalore to Bengaluru. Do not move this page to "Bengaluru" till it is officially approved by Government of India. Pdheg (talk) 06:09, 01 April 2014 (UTC)


As per Wikipedia:INDICSCRIPTS, native scripts should not be added. ShriramTalk 17:38, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Please note in detail this only refers to lead section and not the infobox Shrikanthv (talk) 05:52, 17 March 2014 (UTC) do not divert and delete before discussion Shrikanthv (talk) 05:52, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

File:Bangalore Panorama edit1.jpg[edit]

Hello! This is a note to let the editors of this article know that File:Bangalore Panorama edit1.jpg will be appearing as picture of the day on April 22, 2014. You can view and edit the POTD blurb at Template:POTD/2014-04-22. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. Thanks! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:24, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Picture of the day

A panoramic view of Bangalore from Corporation Circle, with UB City to the left and Richmond area to the right. The third largest city in India, the city is known as the Silicon Valley of India for its numerous IT exports.

Photograph: Muhammad Mahdi Karim
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Hi Crisco, have gone through the article, I think its good to go Shrikanthv (talk) 11:02, 7 April 2014 (UTC)