Mumbaikars - People from Mumbai.
How did the name come into existence? One can only guess it is because the most popular surnames there end with a 'kar'. Like Tendulkar, Matondkar, Patekar, etc.
But when did Mumbai-ites become Mumbai-kars? They were never really Bombay-kars at any point, were they?
The reason could be their endless love for Delhi-ites (We must not sound like them!).
Wonder why the Matres and Gaitondes and Kales and Leles never said a word in opposition.
What good is a decision which doesn't piss off one half of a community right?
How was there never a fight about why people from Mumbai should be called ... umm .. Mumbai-es?
Hmm.. Think that answered the question right there.