July 16, 2018



Yes, William Shakespeare has been proved wrong…What’s in a name.

There is a lot in a name…in fact it is only in a name…read it for yourself.

Scheme for slum dwellers….Rajiv Gandhi Awas Yojna.

Solar mission named after Jawaharlal Nehru.

Prabhu Chawla, recently, wrote an article on similar lines…You come to Dilli and your route may go something like this from… Indira Gandhi airport and you will pass through Jawaharlal Nehru Marg via Jawaharlal Nehru University, Nehru Stadium, Nehru Yuva Kendra, Nehru Place, Nehru Enclave, Nehru Nagar, Nehru Park, and then turn right to Indira Chowk via Indira Colony, Indira Enclave, Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Indira Kala Kendra, Indira Gandhi Centre for Arts, ,Indira Gandhi Open University ,Indira Gandhi Tennis Stadium then turn left towards Rajiv Chowk, via Rajiv Colony, Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, and finally to Rajiv Gandhi Road before reaching his destination for Rajiv Gandhi awards function.(my apologies as I am aware only of these names, if I missed any, please forgive me)

These are some of the renamed places in Delhi only. May be, if, one was to compile a comprehensive list on all India basis…we may need a directory as big as the MTNL has.

I am not mentioning the various FILMS-SPORTS-BRAVERY etc awards named after Nehru-Indira and Rajiv Gandhi…(Is it time we come out of slavery mind set?)

I am also not mentioning a number of national programmes named after, Jawahar Lal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi.

Will someone please say as to why is Bandra Worli Sea Link named after Rajiv Gandhi?

Those who said ‘What is in a name”, please raise your hands. (Since we are not capable of raising our voice)


Picture Credit: Empower Everyday


Writer is Shri BK Chowla

Twitter: @bchowla

  • Prabhu Chawala forgot to add, Sonia Vihar. Water supply from there to all of south Delhi and new delhi. Projected as it is the courtesy of Sonia, Delhi people getting drinking water.

  • NP Nair

    Generally speaking Indians are personality worshipers.! Both Nehru and Gandhi were aware of this weakness.Their true story will put to shame for all Indians,and I personally feel ashamed over these two names.Indians would have been in the forefront of all achievements had these two people were absent in the pre independent India.