There is no longer a Bombay, India.Â The new name for Bombay is Mumbai.
Why?Â Here is what I found:
In 1995, the Shiv Sena, a Hindu nationalist party, which was the ruling party in the government of the state of Maharashtra (of which Bombay was capital) decided to change Bombay’s official name into its Marathi name, Mumbai, claiming that the name Bombay is a corrupted form of the original name Mumbai connoting the pre-independence British influence.
But when it comes to Ho Chi Minh City, I’ll forever call it Saigon.Â It’s my nonverbal middle finger to the communist government that assassinated my mother’s father.
Oh, and Auschwitz got a new name.