A NAME BY ANY OTHER NAME
By Neel Anil Panicker
She’s the antithesis of a politician.
Well read, articulate, with an accent to boot.
Quiet__it’s the modifier that best describes her.
That ways Atishi, her first name, is a total mismatch.
My pigdin reservoir of Hindi (or is that Urdu?) tells me its English equivalent’s fireworks.
That’s another universe away.
A name mismatch if there ever was one.
Why then, did she drop the Marlena, I wonder.
Her answer’s in poetic form:
Mirror mirror on the wall,
who’s the cruelest of them all
The ones demanding that I drop my name?
Or, the ones questioning why I dropped my name?
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AAP leader Atishi Marlena drops last name, party denies forcing her to do so
While Atishi’s Twitter handle has changed from @Atishimarlena to @AtishiAAP, her name has also been amended on the AAP website.