Bangalore to become Bengaluru

Just when American tech businesses were getting comfortable with the idea of outsourcing in India, they now have another change to contend with. The government of Bangalore, the city sometimes called India's Silicon Valley, has announced that it will be changing its name to Bengaluru.

Just when American tech businesses were getting comfortable with the idea of outsourcing in India, they now have another change to contend with. The government of Bangalore, the city sometimes called India's Silicon Valley, has announced that it will be changing its name to Bengaluru.

The change represents a return to the more traditional, Indian pronunciation and follows recent moves by other Indian cities, including the cities formerly known as Bombay and Madras, which changed their names to Mumbai and Chennai, respectively.

Though the announcement of the change took place today, officials expect the formal transition process to take a month or more.

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