OPINION

The Loot that Rajasthan Committed
WATERS ROYALTY
04.04.18 -

On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, Patiala MP Dharamvira Gandhi, Justice (retd) Ajit Singh Bains, senior journalist Sukhdev Singh, Prof. Raunki Ram, Prof. Malkiat Singh Saini, Prof. Bawa Singh, Dr Harinder Singh Zira, Sukhdarshan Natt, Harmit Kaur Brar, Gurpreet Kaur Gill, Dr. Jiwanjot Kaur, Manik Goyal, ...
  


Rise above personal vindication, Mr Suresh Kumar. For Punjab.
11.02.18 - kanwar manjit singh

MUCH OF PUNJAB's political discourse in the past few weeks revolved around the fate of one retired bureaucrat whose appointment was quashed by the high court. 

Will he come back to his post or not, is a question Punjab's politicians, media, legal luminaries and political pundits ...
  


MR CLEAN to PAKKE DHEETH: How Punjab’s Congress hurt Brand Rahul Gandhi?
A STORY YOU CAN PRINT ON T-SHIRTS
19.01.18 - S Pal

IN 2002, JUST A FEW DAYS after Amarinder Singh was sworn in as Chief Minister of Punjab for the first time, an excise inspector walked into the office of the Punjab Public Service Commission on March 25 and paid its chairman, Ravi Sidhu, Rs 5 ...
  


As Nightmare Comes Calling, One Step Every Day
DIRE WARNINGS
05.01.18 - Sanehead

IT IS HIGH TIME for Brahmanical Hinduism in India, which is increasingly taking the form of a destructive and suffocating Hindutva, to be openly and squarely confronted by the rest of India, and to be cornered into acknowledging, confessing, repenting and forever abandoning its sins ...
  


Napoleon painting row: Punjab Govt insists on riding its high horse
Guru Gobind Singh Ji astride Napoleon’s horse?
26.12.17 - S Pal

Top intellectuals call out the govt’s bluff as row rages further
 
ON THE FACE OF IT, this was the easiest controversy to be put to rest. 

Place both the paintings side by side — the one that figured in the Amarinder Singh government’s official advertisement to mark ...
  


Do not go gentle into that good night
19.12.17 - Sanehead

WOULD BJP HAVE WON in Gujarat had polls been held, as they should have been, along with Himachal polls on 9 November and on perhaps 14 November for the second phase , instead of a month later?

Would Rahul have shone quite as much in Gujarat ...
  


The Akali Dal's Defence & The Holes In That
RELIGION, POLITICS & LAW
15.12.17 - kanwar manjit singh

THE AKALI DAL'S DEFENCE in the case filed by Balwant Singh Khera in the Delhi High Court falls back on the Election Commission's refusal to take action against the political party. 

While Prashant Bhushan argued that even on the SGPC's own website, an Akali had been ...
  


Akali Dal – Abhi to party shuru huyee hai...
STUCK IN SUKH VILAS MODE
13.12.17 - NISCHAY PAL

WITH CIVIC ELECTIONS LOOMING, and finding itself in a confrontationist posture, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has finally found an opportunity to hark back to its glorious history. Hence Sukhbir Singh Badal’s decision to observe the 97th anniversary of the Shiromani Akali Dal on December ...
  


Tribune's Harish Khare shatters the editorial silence over Caravan reportage
25.11.17 - PT MEDIA CRITIC

Shattering the deafening silence in print and television media over the sensational story carried out by the Caravan magazine regarding the mysterious death of a CBI judge, The Tribune's editor-in-chief Harish Khare today treaded where many of the self-anointed brave men of letters had flinched ...
  


The danger of renaming a college
DYAL SINGH / VANDE MATARAM
25.11.17 - Amandeep Sandhu

I guess we all know by now the real issue with the renaming of the Dyal Singh Majithia college in Delhi is not the name per se. It is the fact that the institution is now so low on resources, with such high number of ...
  


The Loot that Rajasthan Committed – An insult bigger than Bollywood’s Padmawati!
WATERS ROYALTY
21.11.17 -

Now that Padmawati has catapulted the issue of pride of all kinds and vast sections of Rajasthani people are up in arms to fight for their pride, may be they can save more of their pride by paying Rs 16 lakh crore, estimated by some ...
  


Bush, Obama said this on Diwali. Was it meant for Trump? Or Us?
19.10.17 - By Pandit Nasruddin Chichawatni

ON THE DAY of Diwali, two former presidents of the United States of America, who had not spoken in months, said stuff that many thought was actually aimed at rebuking President Donald Trump, but a number of Indians in western democracies said the message was ...

  


On a day India's Supreme Court stood up for girl child, Pak law makers let her down
INDIA SHAMES PAKISTAN, AGAIN
12.10.17 - PT FOREIGN DESK

India Shamed Pakistan on Wednesday. Once again. Without uttering a single bad word. This is how a better democracy works — by winning the day without hatred, without communalism, and being eternally progressive and liberal. Incidentally, October 11 was International Day of the Girl Child. ...
  


She slept with Langah. Don't sympathise with her.
IZZAT GAYEE KIS KI...
08.10.17 - NEHA JINDAL & HARLEEN KAUR*

A WOMAN COMPLAINED against a minister, claiming years of exploitation. Alongside her complaint, she submitted a video. Sucha Singh Langah is now in jail, his party cleansed itself by expelling Langah, and a religion protected its purity by excommunicating him.

A leading playwright of Punjab, Pali ...
  


President Ram Nath Kovind, please take back his gallantry medal
06.10.17 - kanwar manjit singh

IF THE PRESIDENT of India gives a gallantry medal to a police officer for recovering "deadly weapons" and arresting "indiscriminate shooters," and later a court finds that it was a complete lie, should the President not withdraw the medal?

Amod Kanth was the only IPS officer ...
  


Sucha Singh Langah — Kamaal Jaari Hai...
05.10.17 - Agiyani Pal

THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH Texas President tried, without success, to cancel a speech by Donald Trump Jr. slated for October.  
 
"I am trying to stop it, but it isn’t an easy thing,” Neal Smatresk, president of the university in Denton, Texas, said in an email to ...
  


The Gorakhpur Dead Speak to Punjab
BEYOND RAGE
11.09.17 - Awagyakrit Singh

BETWEEN AUGUST 7 and August 11, 60 children died in Gorakhpur's BRD Hospital. On the single night of August 10, 23 children died. This is the night when the oxygen supply allegedly dried up. On two days of Aug 29 and 30, 42 kids died ...
  


Dera through the Punjab lens
Need to urgently address disquiet over multiple crises
29.08.17 - Amandeep Sandhu

It was a decade ago that the shroud of banality ‘Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insaan’ spun fell on Punjab, in particular the Sikh community. I saw it first-hand in the summer of 2007 when my mother lay dying from stage IV cancer in ...
  


Relax! All 30 were dera premis
Aam Aadmi in Panchkula
27.08.17 - SP Singh*

AS MEDIA HEADLINES swerved from 'Uneasy Calm, Situation Tense' to 'Mayhem in Panchkula, 30 Dead', the articulation of the narrative about democracy, rights of citizens, notions of peace, and the hyper engagement with the rather elusive construct of Aam Aadmi also travelled quite some distance.

The ...
  


A DOKLAM IN EVERY FIELD
20.08.17 - KANWAR MANJIT SINGH

SPASMODIC JOURNALISM IS the norm in these times when a president can fire a new tweet every morning, and breathless journalists have to engage with another perfidious story. Closer home, things are no different. 

Days of incessant focus on farm loan waiver can be pushed aside ...
  



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