PERSPECTIVE
Balwant Singh Khera - The frail man who could prove to be the nemesis of Akali Dal
RELIGION, POLITICS & LAW
15.12.17 -

LONG YEARS BACK, Balwant Singh Khera was an unassuming school teacher, but when he ran into stone walling officials of the Punjab Government who could not explain to him why primary school teachers have no promotional avenues, he learnt the ways of struggle and agitation. ...
  


70 years on, most decorated soldier of India remains unsung
WINNER OF VICTORIA CROSS AND MAHA VIR CHAKRA
12.12.17 - YASHVEER GOYAL

Barring few things done in his name by the successive governments and authorities concerned, Naib Subedar Nand Singh, the "highest ever decorated soldier of India", who having earned prestigious twin war medals, Victoria Cross (VC)-the highest military gallantry award of United Kingdom (UK) and Maha ...
  


Breaking News – It rained last night. He heard, and wrote this.
WEATHER BULLETIN – FROM THE HEART
12.12.17 -

It rained last night. 
The weather turned.
The nip was now a chill.
The wheat stalks seemed to be smiling.
Sweaters needed a cover, so out came the jackets.

But then rain touches many raw nerves in us. To some, it brings back memories of a particularly fateful day. To ...
  


Lahore nu salaam
SPEAK, MEMORY
09.12.17 -

Memories of Lahore: 1938 to 1947, as narrated by Prof Randhir Singh, then a student active in the communist movement, to the author, his daughter.

 
Today, as Pakistan is once again going through a churning and Lahore – the town forever hyphenated with our past, with ...
  


Of Nirmal Singh’s eyes
Karze ne layee ikk hor kisan di…
02.12.17 -

No one stops even momentarily over a headline that one has read with an annoying degree of regularity. It defeats the very purpose of the headline. A headline must not appear on two consecutive days. It definitely must not appear so many times in a ...
  


'Nation' watched Padmawati, Karni Sena can celebrate
NATION NEEDS AN ANSWER, REPUBLIC GIVES A WRONG ONE
21.11.17 - S. Pal

How Arnab Goswami made Karni Sena happy by watching the film and criticising vandalism
 
FINALLY, THE NATION watched Padmawati. And Karni Sena emerged victorious. The nation has given a certificate to Padmawati, and to Sanjay Leela Bhansali, of producing a film that is ...
  


The good people of internet raised Rs 25 lakh in one day to save a Cancer patient
RESTORING FAITH IN HUMANITY
18.11.17 - TEAM PT

THE POWER OF good Samaritans in the virtual world has reinstated our faith in humanity yet again. On November 15, the Humans of Bombay Facebook page profiled a cancer patient from Gujarat who had moved to Mumbai to attend college. Soon, Rushi discovered he had an ...
  


It's time to vote for some noise pollution
Jantar Mantar, via Matka Chowk
31.10.17 - S. PAL

JANTAR MANTAR is one observatory, slightly less than 300 years old, where you can compile some of the most complex astronomical tables, and predict the times and movements of the sun, moon and planets. Right outside the observatory, without ever wreaking any damage to it ...
  


CHALO, PATAAKE CHALAYEN
HAPPY DIWALI, CM AMARINDER SINGH & PARKASH SINGH BADAL JEE
19.10.17 - Pandit Nasruddin Chichawatni

On Diwali, the Supreme Court has imposed a ban on bursting of crackers in the National Capital Region, a ban that has prompted many bans at the state level. In Punjab also, the pataka spirit has been dampened. In Chandigarh, where the Badals and the ...

  


Where were you when ...
A HABITUAL POLITICAL LIAR
27.09.17 - SANEHEAD

REACTING TO THE media-storm on REPUBLIC TV Partner cum Star Anchor Arnab Goswami's false claim of having faced an attack while covering the Gujarat riots of 2002 on the ground, Kavita Krishnan, the firebrand feminist face of Indian Resistance tweeted as follows :

"Seriously shouldn't trivialize ...
  


A Sikh Perspective on Today’s India
24.09.17 - sanehead

A YOUNG SIKH boy is killed in Delhi for opposing smoking in public, which is in any case against the law.

An innocent young Sikh girl is killed in a skirmish between security forces and militants in Tral in Southern Kashmir.
 
A Sikh NGO Khalsa Aid serving ...
  


Abey Tu Bahar Nikal, Chowk Mein Aa
sukhpreet, najeeb, gauri lankesh...
21.09.17 - AWAGYAKRIT SINGH

The 10-yard-radius protest

 PITTRI SATTA, MURDABAD!
 
In the bustling plaza of Sector 17, Chandigarh where the soul of Corbusier still hangs around in the corridors, few discount sales shoppers pay attention to this bunch. It is a motley bunch I have been watching for years now. A ...
  


Another 'Baba-Bomb' about to explode?
Mr Ram Kishen Yadav alias Baba Ramdev ji
06.09.17 - sanehead

Godman to Tycoon (The untold story of Baba Ramdev) is a book by Priyanka Pathak-Narayan.

This book is about The Baba as Property Grabber with a propensity for making his Benefactors disappear - Or perhaps the protege whose benefactors have a tendency to die or disappear ...
  


Punjab Today commends journalists for displaying utmost professionalism, even at risk to life
25.08.17 - From the Editor's Desk

PUNJAB TODAY commends the journalists who put their life on the line while covering the bloody happenings in Panchkula and elsewhere, and continued to do their job with utmost professionalism even as marauding goons attacked them on Friday. Many journalists suffered injuries while the equipment ...
  


Let's KILL PAASH
The Sabh Ton Khatarnaak Punjabi Alive
21.08.17 - sumail singh sidhu

"You need to find it in your heart that small spark of accountability...You poke that finger at yourself like Heather would have done, and you make it happen. You take that extra step. You find a way to make a difference in the world." -- ...
  


The WhatsApp Silence……
12.08.17 - DR. PUNEET DHILLON

First guests of the monsoon and here we welcomed a bunch of oldies whom we recognize as dad’s chuddy buddies. We are finely acquainted with these faces for we have often seen the group titling, jiggling and even bursting into laughter at weddings, Bhog ceremonies ...
  


PUNJAB: An Idea In Search Of Words
07.08.17 - SUMAIL SINGH SIDHU

AMIDST THE cacophony of competing claims to speak on behalf of Punjab, any sincere claim to do so is necessarily a fraught one. Leaving aside the truth of the claim, it has to contend with a land almost blinded by the instant solutions syndrome, whether ...
  


Want to save your house? Fight for the entire town's Fire Brigade system
04.08.17 - PT Bureau

NDTV'S Ravish Kumar spoke to Devy yesterday; Arnab Goswami, it's your turn today to save the Republic. Tomorrow, lovers of Punjabi can sit on a dharna.
 
But it is alright if you missed it. Devy was yesterday at the India International Centre where 11 volumes of ...
  


Indian woman Anny Divya becomes world’s youngest woman commander to fly Boeing 777
29.07.17 - team pt

An Indian woman has become the youngest female commander of a Boeing 777 aircraft in the world. Anny Divya gained the title of commander at just 30 years old, overcoming her humble beginnings to achieve what had always been considered an outlandish ambition by her ...
  


Happy Canada 150!
"land of opportunities"
01.07.17 - Sanjeev Ahluwalia

Some decisions one makes in life are bereft of a sane logic. In fact they defy the rationales of wisdom, especially from the angle of practicality. One such crucial decision that I had made almost 18 years ago was to immigrate to Canada and explore ...
  



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