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Names column hits home


Pat Cashman's column, "Times – and names – are changing," is an interesting write-up in a lighter vein.

In India, during the "emergency" period in 1973-74, the Maintenance of Internal Security Act was enacted to gag the dissenting voices.( Indira Gandhi was the prime minister. The acronym MISA, pronounced just as it is spelled, was very much in vogue during those days. One of the leading opposition leaders, Lalu Prasad Yadav, named his new born baby at that time as MISA. The daughter, now in her late thirties, reminds the Indians of the black days of Indira Gandhi regime.

Suhas Patwardhan, Bellevue

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