PERSPECTIVE
Shekhar Gupta's half-baked truths
MIS-REPORTING PANJAB
18.02.18 - Amandeep Sandhu

Please bear with me. I write this with a heavy heart but also with familiar tedium because all my life I have seen much of media report complex situations - especially when it comes to Panjab, Sikhs, Khalistan - in a black and white manner. ...
  


Of Nirmal Singh’s eyes
Karze ne layee ikk hor kisan di Jaan...
09.02.18 - S Pal

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 ...
  


He took Tohra to meet Badal, then took Badal to see Tohra
MANJIT SINGH CALCUTTA - DEAL MAKER WHO DID NOT DO THE DEAL
23.01.18 - S. PAL

Calcutta finally clinched the top deal, defeating Badal after his death
 
INNUMERABLE OBITUARIES OF veteran Akali leader, former Punjab minister and former secretary of the SGPC, Manjit Singh Calcutta, had one thing in common: they all called him the last of the taksali Akali leaders of ...
  


TV debate explodes with revelation about Pb&H High Court
NEWS TELEVISION MAKES NEWS
23.01.18 - HARLEEN KAUR

Judge indicated matter may go to CBI, immediately case sent to full bench. Judge excluded from it. 

Hard-hitting TV debate in Punjabi on SC crisis goes viral

Lawyer close to Prashant Bhushan, activists, retd HC judge go all out, take names

A RATHER HEATED TELEVISION DEBATE IN PUNJABI ...
  


Suhaani sham dhal chukki — Of samosas on 20th, five-star parties on 32nd, viral videos now!
AMARINDER, BADALS, KHAIRA, AROOSA ALAM & A JOURNALIST OF TRIBUNE
31.12.17 - S Pal

WHEN THE LEADER of the Opposition in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha demands the resignation of the chief minister for the first time since the Congress government came into power, and makes allegations as sensational as sheltering a possibly Pakistani spy in the CM residence, there ...
  


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." -- ...
  



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