On Tuesday, the Haryana Government decided to rename the Delhi suburb Gurgaon as Gurugram. It's said to be the place's historical name. It is believed that some villages in the area were gifted by the Pandavas and Kauravas to Guru Dronacharya as per the ancient epic Mahabharata. Mewat district has been renamed Nuh.
"Haryana is a historic land of the Bhagwat Gita and Gurgaon had been a centre of learning," a Haryana government spokesman said.
And Twitter thought it was all rather funny.
1. Gurugram sounds like an angry teacher too!
Gurugram sounds like Instagram for teachers.
— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) April 12, 2016
2. Jat's the way ahan, I like it.
Shakespeare~ What's in a name?
— ruchi kokcha (@ruchikokcha) April 12, 2016
3. Gurugram, why you do this?
Gurgaon's name has been changed to Gurugram?!
What the heck man. Stole my idea of an Instagram like app where babajis could upload selfies.
— Akshar (@AksharPathak) April 12, 2016
4. I Saudis tweet and laughed.
Gurgaon to Gurugram.
Next Noida to Nyoda.
South Delhi to Saudi.
— scaryhairyman (@scaryhairyman) April 12, 2016
5. Instagram jokes won't end it seems.
I suppose we should be relieved its called Gurugram and not Instagram #GurgaonNameChange
— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) April 12, 2016
6. We agree.
Gurugram doesn't sound like a city, it sounds like an app.
— Ripper (@Ace_Of_Pace) April 12, 2016
7. Puntastic use of words.
Hey, coming to Gurugram for a drink? Nuh#GuruGram
— nikita doval (@nikitadoval) April 12, 2016
8. Yo Yo Honey Singh, you listening?
Gurgaon is now #Gurugram.
The city is now confident of winning next year's Graami awards.
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) April 12, 2016
— Vidhi (@VidhiTweets) April 12, 2016
Good news for ladies. Now they can step out after 8 pm in Gurgaon. (Because it doesn't exist.)
— वरुण (@varungrover) April 12, 2016
11. Naam mein kya rakha hai?
Just heard that Gurgaon has been renamed to 'Don't Come Here'.
— Ashish Shakya (@stupidusmaximus) April 12, 2016
12. Because, why not?
After Gurgaon, please change the name of Noida to No-Idea. Because people there have no idea about road sense and traffic signals.
— Aladdin (@Alllahdin) April 12, 2016
13. Oh paaji, gaadi Othello.
— Mimansa Malik (@Mimansa_Zee) April 12, 2016
14. Oh Guru!
"Gurugram" is how Sidhu orders cocaine
— Rohan (@mojorojo) April 12, 2016
15. I'm outta here.
How would like to be called collectively, people of Gurugram?
Gur naal ishq mitha oye hoye...
— Karthik Srinivasan (@beastoftraal) April 12, 2016
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