What is in a name – A LOT… Allahabad was “re-named” by India’s mughal invaders who plundered and destroyed the country just like the British did. Per scriptures and good old times, Prayagraj was the original name of what is today Allahabad. Many religious leaders had also made this request.
Per news reports, Uttar Pradesh will be “re-renaming” Allahabad as PRAYAGRAJ.
In another move, with a similar spirit, Mughalsarai railway junction, a major interconnecting point, has been renamed Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Nagar station.
Well done UP and Sri Yogi ji!
- 24 May 2018
The new Uttar Pradesh government has shut-down essentially illegal slaughter house (not sure why they were operating in the first place). This has led to the expected shortage and a hike in prices. People are taking tofish instead and that is seeing a spike. There are reports that as this happened in the days before Navaratri when people load up on eating more meat than usual in preparation of the nine day Navaratri fasting when they are strictly vegetarian. But the slaughter house shutdown and the resulting price spike and shortages has totally disrupted their usual practice. Have you heard of something like this?
Source: The Hindu
- 30 Mar 2017