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A road by any other name... How the White House took its cue from India's left

Jun 26, 2014    

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra lobbied to get a road in Juhu named after her father. With the Shiv Senas Uddhav Thackerays support, 'Lieutenant Colonel Dr. Ashok Chopra Marg' was born.There were some objections, some snide remarks, some offensive comments on social media, but soon, the noise died down. After all, what did it matter, when it was just the name of a road?Sometimes, road names do matter as it will if a road in Washington DC on which the Chinese embassy is located is renamed Liu Xiaobo Plaza in honour of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Pri...

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