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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 ...
  



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