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Short form of Mahatma Gandhi road, the road which seems to exist in every Indian town and city.

Usage

Lets go to MG road after NMKRV college, then to RV for some kuchipudi and BVK for chai and we'll top it off with some MCC
Added 2011-07-12 by porkipaya

Root

English

Categories

People

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Emgeez, Plaza

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Mahatma Gandhi Road AKA Emgees if you are a young happenin dude/dudette...

... The main thoroughfare in most Indian cities and towns, on occasion achieving iconic status as in Bangalore....

...except in Chennai, a town with a well-known aversion to certain languages north of the Vindhyas, where it is known as UG Road ( Utthamar Gandhi Road)...

MG Roads are as ubiquitous in India as Martin Luther King Boulevards are in the US, and for exactly the same reason - It allows politicians to score brownie points simply for recognizing these historical figures without actually having to follow any of their principles...

Given that most MG Roads have fast become centers of rampant commercialism with the occasional wine bar thrown in, it would probably be interesting to get the opinion of the severely ascetic, spin-my-own-fabric owner of the name regarding it's (ab)use.

Usage

Macha, congrats on your new job. When's the treat?

Tonight, at that new pub, corner of Brigades and Emgees

Added 2013-03-04 by Side Character

Root

Multiple

Region

All India

Related Terms

Brigade Road, Brigades

Terms referencing this

Emgeez, Plaza