West Bengal Replaces ‘Ram’ With ‘Rong’, Twitter Goes Nuts!

The West Bengal Council for Higher Education called for the replacement of the word 'Ramdhenu' (rainbow) with 'Rongdhenu', in an attempt at secularization.

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In an attempt to counter the saffronisation of texts in some BJP-ruled states, the West Bengal Council for Higher Education called for the reassignment of the word ‘Ramdhenu’, meaning rainbow, to the (apparently) more secular, ‘Rongdhenu’.

Needless to say, this move invited a lot of flak for WB CM Mamata Banerjee. Twitterati have been very vocal, and very creative in their protest of this unnecessary butchering of language. And these have been the ramifications, sorry, ‘rong’ifications:














We agree things here are getting rather out of hand, but then, what isn’t?

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