On Tuesday evening, the Haryana government raised quite a few eyebrows with its announcement over Gurgaon’s new name. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, Gurgaon is now officially going to be called Gurugram. In related news, Mewat district is being renamed Nuh for reasons unknown.
The simple explanation for the name change is being attributed to the Pandavas and Hindu mythology. It is said that the region was a village gifted to Guru Dronacharya by the Pandavas. This is the reason for ‘Guru’ making its way to Gurugram.
The announcement elicited a surplus of rather strong reactions on the world wide web. We bring to you an assorted collection of the best of the best –
A meme killed two birds with one stone: Sanskaari Alok Nath in Gurgaon (Sorry, Gurugram.)
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While Twitter users went on a rampage of sorts with scores of tweets targeting the name change –
Not satisfied? Here are a few more golden ones –
And finally, here’s the icing on the cake –
— Jaskirat Singh Bawa (@JaskiratSB) April 12, 2016