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A Hat Trick & Theatre

NDMC scored a road-renaming hat trick! Three name changes in eighteen months and yet you guys accuse our municipalities of inaction. A roof caved in here and a flyover developed cracks there , these are events of little consequence compared to teaching Dilliwalahs a lesson in History (of who was good for India and who wasn’t). On road name changes, well, Aurangzeb suffered the ignominy earlier and it was Dulhousie’s turn last fortnight. It is just a coincidence that the guy replacing Dulhousie on the street sign is Aurangzeb’s brother. Good reason for us to check on Aurangzeb’s siblings on Wikipedia. Not too long back Race Course Road became Lok Kalyan Marg. There seems to be a possibility that the idea of demonetization came to PM Modi from this inspiring new name of the road that houses his residence. Lok Kalyan is, after all, Public Welfare. Get it, you critics of demonetization out there!

Dilliwalahs have been keeping a close watch on the Punjab elections. The results there perhaps affect them like none other. If Mr Kejriwal’s AAP wins there then may be he’ll move out to Punjab (Hold! Please hold that gleeful smile…its too early yet). And if AAP loses in Punjab then our friend Kejriwal may mend his ways and focus on getting his government here to do something good for Delhi. Either way we’ll get benefited. Or so the super-optimist Dilliwalahs believe. Amen.

Theatre buffs (please, do not force a corollary from the para above) are doled out an awesome treat at NSD’s Bharat Rang Mahostav. For Dilliwalahs a trip to Mandi House is incomplete without indulging in those gol gappas (the paani they claim is a concoction stirred in mineral water, so chill) at Bengali Market. And while you take a stroll around there to digest the stuff you just gulped – you notice Babar Lane. Aahhh! That’s next perhaps, you think. Big Brother NDMC is watching!

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  1. Its a good satire on priorities of the authorities.

  2. Guess who will replace Babar in the Babar lane…. Maybe Arun Jaitley will have a say in this matter as his office address will change with the change of name of Babar lane.

  3. We are a confused lot and do not know who to honour and who not honour. Till then the sign board printers will have good business. AAP is a sad case. A brilliant idea squandered by bad execution and may be intentions.

  4. Babar Lane will perhaps become ……………….. Lane . I think Mr. Arun Jaitley will have a say in naming this road as it will effect his office Address.

  5. There are many more Akbar , Shahajahan ..I like the idea of changing names of lanes than City ☺

  6. Kejriwal Kejriwal…AAP will do well in Punjab but perhaps not enough to form government.. And yes the future road named after him could be called Dharna Marg? or Aarop Lane?..Suggestions welcome ji…Enjoyed the blog. Cheers

  7. Its like in TN how we keep changing the name of CM !!

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  9. a very succinctly put satirical piece. wonder where our priorities are!!!!

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