Identity / 17.12.2015

By Anjum Altaf A rose is a rose is a rose – Gertrude Stein A rose by any other name would smell as sweet – William Shakespeare I know, I know, I know – which is why I didn’t have much of a problem when Aurangzeb Road in Delhi was remuslimed as Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Road. I couldn’t quite figure out what all the fuss was about. A road is a road is a road and people have the right to call it what they will. Some would continue to call it by its old name, some would use the new one, and most others would traverse it quite unaware of the name at all. In any case, life would go on without much care for passing passions. We don’t need to wander far to vouch for that: Bunder Road is still Bunder Road in Karachi and The...