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Girls' Pajama Party Zindabad at Punjabi University Patiala
KNICKERS IN A TWIST – KALCHAR BIGGRA JAYE
07.06.18 - S Pal

"ਹੋਸਟਲ ਦੀਆਂ ਸਮੂੰਹ ਵਸਨੀਕਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਸੂਚਿਤ ਕੀਤਾ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਮੈੱਸ ਵਿੱਚ ਸ਼ਾਰਟ ਡਰੈੱਸ ਪਾ ਕੇ ਨਾ ਜਾਣ।" 

Short dress...shorts...there's some confusion about the notice in Punjabi put up in the girls' hostel. The hostel warden is not a qualified translator, and hence could not think ...
  


We need to look beyond the skies to ground ourselves in justice
GAGAN DAMAMA BAJIYO
26.05.18 - Amandeep Sandhu

OVER THE LAST day, Sub-Inspector Gagandeep Singh, Uttrakhand Police, has done much for the image of Sikhs and the police force. In the immense sharing of his photograph and deed - saving a man from a mob - I see a celebration of a certain ...
  


Why do regional channels not debate global political happenings?
Finally, a TV debate in Punjabi on West Asia
25.05.18 - kanwar manjit singh

FOREIGN AFFAIRS RELATED programmes seem to be an anathema on regional language news television, and most likely, it is because the received wisdom in the world of television says that people are more interested in local non-stories than earth-shaking geo-political happenings.

Unfortunately, no one has tested ...
  


If it could happen to Arun Shourie, imagine what could they do to you?
15.05.18 - S Pal

A FORMER UNION MINISTER and celebrated journalist was told that his Parkinson’s-afflicted wife who could not even sit properly due to her medical condition was a proclaimed absconder, non-bailable arrest warrants were issued against her, she was accused of evading summons five times and, eventually, ...
  


Four daughters, a boy, a pick-up truck, and two brothers who loved their sister: Is your name in the FIR?
A KIDNAPPING THRILLER – YOUR NAME IS IN THE FIR?
11.05.18 - S Pal

THE ONE-YEAR-OLD boy was lying next to his mother, both fast asleep by the roadside. Bathinda's Ring Road remains fairly busy during the day, but late at night, only an occasional truck passes by. Painter Ramesh Kumar and his family slept by the roadside as ...
  


After being raped, I was wounded; My honour was not
01.05.18 - SOHAILA ABDULALI

"WHEN I FOUGHT to live that night, I hardly knew what I was fighting for. A male friend and I had gone for a walk up a mountain near my home. Four armed men caught us and made us climb to a secluded spot, where ...
  


Democracy is an Empty Ritual in Punjab
SOWING ANGER - NO QUICK FIX
09.04.18 - Amandeep Sandhu

WHEN I WAS a kid in the 1970s, growing up in an eastern Indian steel town, my father and I had a ritual. Every evening at 8 pm, father and I would sit in our veranda and I could ask him any question. Father would ...
  


Farmers March: Next Destination Punjab Assembly?
MUMBAI TO CHANDIGARH
12.03.18 - Amandeep Sandhu

MY SOCIAL MEDIA TIMELINE is full with pictures of the farmer march into Mumbai. 30,000 farmers have braved a five day walk and given the ongoing SSC exams have decided to reach Azad Maidan tonight itself. The farmers in Maharashtra demand debt waiver. While on ...
  


Mr. Ujjal, will you throw some light on this, too?
Jaspal Atwal controversy
22.02.18 - Amandeep Sandhu

THE KHALISTANI ANGLE to the relations between India and Canada has hogged the news headlines all through the past week. Finally on Wednesday there was some thaw and the Panjab Chief Minister met Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and team including Defence Minister Harjit Singh ...
  


Punjab Today impact: 'MIS-REPORTING PUNJAB'
21.02.18 - Team PT

Just today Punjab has extended a warm welcome to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his team of Ministers arriving at Darbar Sahib, Amritsar. The CM Punjab had a one-on-one meeting with the Canadian Prime Minister and then with his Ministers.
 
As a curtan raiser, ...
  


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 ...
  


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 ...
  


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 ...
  


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 ...
  


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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