Noida: On 19 October, the name of Noida Film City turned ‘Hanuman Ji Manka Sthal’ on Google maps. This incident comes when #NoidafilmcityExcavation was trending in Twitter. The user who changed the name of film city also suggested it to be a Hindu Temple. Interestingly, the Urban lake Hussain Sagar in Hyderabad was read as Jai Sri Ram Sagar on Google.

An anonymous twitter user posted a post in Hindi that according to some professor from Rohtak University in his research has found that under Noida Film city was once an old Hanuman Temple, where Manka (Bead) which fell from Hanuman’s Gada (a cudgel like structure) was established.

After his tweet went viral many twitterattis started demanding excavation of Noida film city. Noida Film City houses a number of media organizations.

Some people also took it as joke

How can we change names of places on Google Maps?

Search the place you want to change name of, click on the map of the particular place, it shows you, ‘Suggest an Edit’ option in your left hand side. Once you click on that, it will ask you if you want to change the name and other details or if you want to remove the place. From Change name option, edit details such as address, phone number, location of the place.

The facility is provided by Google, so that mistakes can be rectified, but it is being reportedly misused by many.

Aiswarya Sriram

Aiswarya Sriram is a budding multimedia journalist and is currently working for NewsMeter as a "Factcheck Freelancer". A graduate from Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM) Bangalore, Aiswarya has earlier worked with The Logical Indian and has interned with Republic TV. Aiswarya, a Tamilian who was born and brought up in Mumbai, loves to do rural reporting. She has visited Byadgi Taluk of Karnataka, to write about the issues faced by chilli factory workers there, earlier in 2019. A craft enthusiast, Aiswarya also does quilling, painting and glass work. On her off-days, she loves to read crime-thrillers and watch anime. She primarily reports on civic issues, GHMC, human-interesting features, and fact-checking video stories.

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