So, the British newspaper The Independent decided to switch back to using Bombay rather than Mumbai while referring to India's financial capital, its editor announced on Wednesday.

Amol Rajan, the editor, even labelled the move as a stand against what he said was the closed-minded view of Hindu nationalists.

"If you call it what Hindu nationalists want you to call it, you essentially do their work for them," the 32-year-old told BBC radio.

Twitter exploded with outrage. Here are some of the best gems:

But was it necessary?

This guy makes a valid point:

Some gyaan:

This gentleman has the perfect response to the debate: