In history, no country was free from invasion by conquerors. But people with nationalist fervour and racial pride generally want to erase all traces of conquest. The same fanaticism renames the streets, towns and even the countries. I know I am entering into a controversy, I can’t help it. Bombay was renamed Mumbai. Calcutta was renamed Kolkatha, Madras renamed Chennai and so on. This national fervour – or call it by any other name – did not confine itself to India. Rhodesia was renamed Zimbabwe, Batavia was renamed Djakartha, Peping was renamed Beijing, Formosa was renamed Taiwan – the list is endless. Fine. But did the renaming ceremony bring forth any good to the respective geographical entities?