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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Bombay v Mumbai

Now the freaking astrologers are weighing in. Bejan Daruwala consults his chaat charts and says, "If the city wants to progress, it’s correct to say that the name Bombay is 100 times better than Mumbai." Impressive precision, no?

I'm surprised no astrologer has yet suggested changing Bombay/Mumbai's name on an annual basis, depending on which name is favoured by the stars in the year to come. Wouldn't it be fun if it was renamed London for 2012? We could then demand to hold the Olympics.

(Link via email from reader Vinod Rajan.)

Some earlier posts on astrology: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.
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