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PILOT’S BACK, WHITE HOUSE IS MISSING IN ACTION
What’s the US doing in India-Pak spat? Precious little, and that’s worrying!
28.02.19 - S Pal
What’s the US doing in India-Pak spat? Precious little, and that’s worrying!



WHILE PEOPLE IN India and Pakistan are breathlessly keeping pace with developments between the two countries, from air strikes to counter strikes to downed planes and captured pilot and his return, serious students of geo-strategic affairs are worried about the drivers of global affairs missing in action even as the sub-continental political bus is rolling down the gorge.

Those who have the power to apply brakes on the war trolley are either simply not there on the job, or their attention is elsewhere. Neither New Delhi nor Islamabad have caught their attention to the degree to which they think they matter in global affairs. The United States' involvement is too thin, and South Asia hasn't got the attention of Donald Trump, his stray remarks about the escalation in the region notwithstanding.

You can paint 'Mera Bharat Mahaan' on your truck, and the neighbour can play 'Dil Dil Pakistan' on loudspeakers in the gullies of Lahore till cows come home, but the fact remains that the United States continues to have a huge sway in the Indo-Pak domain and has always played a major role. It's a self-appointed SHO of the area, polices wayward regimes, brokers tiffs, nudges both capitals forward along the path of incremental mutual engagement and remains the monitor, howsoever inefficient, to whom the complainants keep running with grievances.

While Washington has been seemingly doing its bit this time, too, with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announcing that he has spoken with the leaders of India and Pakistan and has urged them to avoid "any action that would escalate and greatly increase risk," the fact is that Washington's involvement has been insufficient.

Radical deshbhakats can thump their chests and claim they are not directed by the United States, or that India is a shaktishali nation with mahaan sanskriti, and we have little to argue with them. Since international affairs and global power games are still not decided by Mera Booth Mazboot conclaves, it is important to see how the United States is manning the forward posts of diplomacy.

Confirming the almost criminal neglect of South Asia, Tim Roemer, the former US Ambassador to India, has now come out and said the situation "can spiral up very, very quickly" because many of the key posts are unmanned. 

Shockingly, Pakistan at the moment does not have a United States Ambassador.

Roemer told BBC that while "all the attention of the United States has been on the Southern border of Mexico, here is the border that is a potential global crisis. The Trump administration needs to pay attention (to the India, Pakistan situation)."

With Michael Cohen waiving the cheques signed by Donald Trump personally in the face of the US President and testifying before the Congress about the dirty secrets of Trump's illicit affairs with porn stars and his Russia investment on live international television, this White House is busy in affairs of a nature too sordid. 

Trump's talks with N Korea have failed 
 
Trump is just back from a failed summit with North Korea that centred around de-escalating a potential nuclear hotspot, but he simply does not have the cerebral bandwidth to see a border much hotter right now between two countries that never allow their populace to forget that they have got the big one -- the N-bomb. 

"If you do not pay enough attention to the volatility of Kashmir by itself, since India and Pakistan were both born out of the fire of Partition, and Kashmir is the inflection point of that, this can spiral up very, very quickly," Roemer said.

When the BBC asked how much bandwidth White House has and is using to switch focus to the India, Pakistan situation, Roemer said, back when he was the Ambassador, he had "all hands on the deck for such a situation" but pointed out that now, Pakistan was without a US Ambassador, and Washington does not even have any Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs. 

"This is a situation that worries me," he said.

Roemer said earlier, the US envoys in the two countries "could get the US President personally involved (and could reach out to) the Secretary of State (and) the Defence Secretary, (and could ensure that) the National Security Advisors in both countries coupled up and talked to each other constantly to de-escalate, resolve and show restraint on such issues."

"When you have vacancies and not even an ambassador in a key country, and so many crucial vacancies, that puts you in a very critical position and in a situation like this, it could be a neglect that puts us in a position closer to war," he said.

Former US Ambassador to India, Tim Roemer

 
Roemer welcomed the return of the Indian pilot as a "good step in the right direction after two weeks of spiral of escalation that put us on the precipice of war" and said, "Hopefully, if the US, China, the UN could show some creativity and bring up a situation of blacklisting of (terrorist) Mohammad Azhar, that might be a creative way of diffusing the situation."

"You have to have all hands on the deck, you have to make sure that all contacts in your government are reaching out to the Pakistani and the Indian governments. You have to have some creative diplomacy," he stressed.  

The glaring gaps in diplomacy were revealed by Roemer a day after Pakistan's diplomatic envoy to Washington called on the United States to play a greater role in easing tensions between the India and Pakistan.

"We would certainly like to have more, and would certainly like to see more active involvement of the United States," said Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States Asad Khan.

The de-escalation efforts in the international community are being further hampered by the fact that Washington has depleted a lot of its goodwill capital with Islamabad. Pakistan is no longer on the US list of close allies. The Trump administration has suspended security assistance to Pakistan after blaming it for allowing cross-border militant attacks into Afghanistan.

As of now, the US pointsman in Pakistan is Paul Jones (pic), the Chargé d’Affaires at the US Embassy. The US-Pakistan diplomatic engagement has been at a nadir ever since a US envoy, who was involved in a fatal road accident that resulted in the death of a 22-year-old man in April 2018, managed to sneak out of Pakistan with backroom official understanding following a public furore. Earlier, the beleaguered military attaché was not allowed to board a cargo plane sent by the US to pick him up.

In any case, Pakistani public has not forgotten Trump's tweets that Pakistan had "given us nothing but lies & deceit.” 

The role of the US diplomacy in India, Pakistan affairs becomes even more important because any efforts by Pakistan's army chief General Jawed Bajwa to reach out to Indian counterparts are stymied by a "system mismatch.”

Experts that Punjab Today spoke to said if only the Trump White House had been working as normal, the latest India, Pakistan spat was a golden opportunity for Washington to get back into the game, dominated by China so far. It has been Beijing for some time which has prodded Pakistan to stabilize its border with India. Clearly, China is pursuing its regional economic ambitions as it is investing some $62 billion in Pakistan, mostly in large infrastructure projects through what is being called the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, part of China’s global Belt and Road initiative.

China will gain better and direct access to important Western markets through C-PEC and if Pakistani troops are freed up along the border with India, they could be diverted to secure the country’s western flank, where China’s trade routes would be. 

If the US wishes to remain relevant, it has to do better than making casual, passing remarks about escalation on the India, Pakistan border. For that, it needs to first have people in position, and the White House needs to spend some bandwidth on South Asia.
 
 
 

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KYUN KE HUM HAIN HINDUSTANI

Three Women of 1984

 FROM 1984 TO BARGARI - Hurt & angry, we’ve tried rage, anger. Did we miss karuna?   

REVISITING 1984 – RIOT AROUND A POLE     

KARTARPUR SAHIB: A CLARION CALL FOR PEACE IN AN AGE OF CYNICISM

If it could happen to Arun Shourie, imagine what could they do to you?

Healers & Predators – The Doctor is In, & is very corrupt

Amarinder Singh, the coup in the CBI & the ED case: Headline is missing, so please read it between the lines

Amarinder, Badals, AAP — Every party in Punjab is now an Akali Dal

Welcome to 1947. Happy Independence Day. Would you like to step out?

In Pakistan, a donkey pays for democracy – bleeding, its nostrils ripped apart

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"Captain Amarinder Singh ji” and "Rahul”: Reading Sign Language In A Relationship

SARKAR IN MANALI: From Shahkot to Mohali Court, Sara Alam Bigrra Jaye

The Comrade In Punjab - Lost, Irrelevant, Asleep, Even Bored!

WATERS ROYALTY - The Loot that Rajasthan Committed

AMARINDER GOVT's LOVE FOR FARMERS, AND MY DAD's FOR HIS SCOOTER

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A SAFFRON JOURNEY VIA CANADA

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OF NIRMAL SINGH'S EYES 

Mr. CHIEF MINISTER, PLEASE CALL OFF JANUARY 7 FUNCTION
BAD, BAD WOMAN! 

MR PRESIDENT, PLEASE TAKE BACK HIS GALLANTRY MEDAL

 

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As a peace gesture
Imran Khan announces release of IAF pilot
28.02.19 - TEAM PT
Imran Khan announces release of IAF pilot



Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced that Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be released on Friday as a "peace gesture". Khan made the announcement at the joint session of the Pakistan parliament on Thursday.
 
"We have decided to release the captured Indian pilot tomorrow as a peace gesture," Imran Khan announced this in Pakistan Parliament. Addressing the joint session of Parliament, Imran Khan, however said our de-escalation efforts should not be seen a weak gesture. 

He urged India not to escalate the situation. "Don’t take this any further, Pakistan will be forced to retaliate,” he added. 
 
"I hope the international community will play its part to ensure the situation does not escalate beyond this,” Pakistan prime minister said. 

He also said that he tried to reach out to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday. 
 
Earlier in the day, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is ready to talk to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi over the telephone to offer him peace. 

Qureshi told Geo News that if India gives priority to peace, Pakistan is ready for peace. 

"Prime Minister Imran Khan is ready to talk to Narendra Modi on the telephone and ready to extend an invitation of peace Is Modi ready?" he asked. 

"We are ready for every eventuality. If they give priority to peace, we are ready for peace. If they prioritise dialogue, we are ready for dialogue," the Foreign Minister said. 

Qureshi also confirmed the receipt of India's dossier on the Pulwama terror attack on February 14 in which 40 CRPF soldiers were killed in an attack claimed by Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM). 
 
"Let's talk together on the basis of the dossier. I am ready to talk. You want to talk about terrorism, I am ready. You want to talk about peace, I am ready. You want to make it a common challenge, I am ready," he said. 

This has come when US president earlier in the day had hinted that hostilities between India and Pakistan could end soon. He said he has some "reasonably decent" news with the US involved in trying to help reduce tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.
 
Trump said the US has some "reasonably attractive news" from Pakistan and India in his opening statement at a press conference at the end of his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in the Vietnamese capital. 

"We have been involved in trying to help them (India and Pakistan) stop and we have some reasonably decent news," he told the reporters. 

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was captured by Pakistani forces on Thursday after an aerial combat between Indian and Pakistani forces went awry. But before Abhinandan's MiG 21 went down, he had managed to shoot down two Pakistani pilots and downed an F-16 jet, claimed government sources. 

India had earlier said that it had not asked for consular access to the IAF pilot and had insisted on his unconditional and immediate return.
 
Here's the video of the announcement: 
 

 
 

Disclaimer : PunjabToday.in and other platforms of the Punjab Today group strive to include views and opinions from across the entire spectrum, but by no means do we agree with everything we publish. Our efforts and editorial choices consistently underscore our authors' right to the freedom of speech. However, it should be clear to all readers that individual authors are responsible for the information, ideas or opinions in their articles, and very often, these do not reflect the views of PunjabToday.in or other platforms of the group. Punjab Today does not assume any responsibility or liability for the views of authors whose work appears here.

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Most shared Punjab Today articles:
 

KYUN KE HUM HAIN HINDUSTANI

Three Women of 1984

 FROM 1984 TO BARGARI - Hurt & angry, we’ve tried rage, anger. Did we miss karuna?   

REVISITING 1984 – RIOT AROUND A POLE     

KARTARPUR SAHIB: A CLARION CALL FOR PEACE IN AN AGE OF CYNICISM

If it could happen to Arun Shourie, imagine what could they do to you?

Healers & Predators – The Doctor is In, & is very corrupt

Amarinder Singh, the coup in the CBI & the ED case: Headline is missing, so please read it between the lines

Amarinder, Badals, AAP — Every party in Punjab is now an Akali Dal

Welcome to 1947. Happy Independence Day. Would you like to step out?

In Pakistan, a donkey pays for democracy – bleeding, its nostrils ripped apart

WOOING THE PANTH: Amarinder a little less Congressy, Akali Dal a little more saffron

"Captain Amarinder Singh ji” and "Rahul”: Reading Sign Language In A Relationship

SARKAR IN MANALI: From Shahkot to Mohali Court, Sara Alam Bigrra Jaye

The Comrade In Punjab - Lost, Irrelevant, Asleep, Even Bored!

WATERS ROYALTY - The Loot that Rajasthan Committed

AMARINDER GOVT's LOVE FOR FARMERS, AND MY DAD's FOR HIS SCOOTER

OF SUNNY KID & HORSE SENSE: The Punjab-Punjab Ties 
A SAFFRON JOURNEY VIA CANADA

TRUDEAU VISIT AND RIGHT-WING MEDIA MACHINE

OF NIRMAL SINGH'S EYES 

Mr. CHIEF MINISTER, PLEASE CALL OFF JANUARY 7 FUNCTION
BAD, BAD WOMAN! 

MR PRESIDENT, PLEASE TAKE BACK HIS GALLANTRY MEDAL

 

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Punjab Today believes in serious, engaging, narrative journalism at a time when mainstream media houses seem to have given up on long-form writing and news television has blurred or altogether erased the lines between news and slapstick entertainment. We at Punjab Today believe that readers such as yourself appreciate cerebral journalism, and would like you to hold us against the best international industry standards. Brickbats are welcome even more than bouquets, though an occasional pat on the back is always encouraging. Good journalism can be a lifeline in these uncertain times worldwide. You can support us in myriad ways. To begin with, by spreading word about us and forwarding this reportage. Stay engaged.

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Top Pakistan newspaper targets own country on Pulwama
24.02.19 - PT Bureau
Top Pakistan newspaper targets own country on Pulwama



WHILE INDIAN TELEVISION channels have practically waged a war against Pakistan, and shrill anchors are setting new normals of what can be uttered on television, Punjab Today brings to you this Editorial by Pakistan's leading English language daily, Dawn, published on February 23, 2019. It is true that there is no end to rabble rousing anchors on both sides, but we must not lose sight of the courageous voices on the other side. 

There's a courage of the kind Arnab Goswami is capable of. On his Hindi Republic channel, he actually held a debate with the subject line: "For Arnab, Anti Arnab". The subject was he himself, and many in the studio audience waived huge tricolors, with the anchor himself raising intermittently raising slogans of Bharat Mata Ki Jai. (See video below) 

While some Pakistani channel can be inspired to do something similar, read this Dawn editorial that could have been from any of the national newspapers of India:

"The JuD is of course an avatar of Lashkar-i-Taiba, one of the many jihadi groups that dot this country’s landscape. However, making an announcement about the group’s proscription is not enough... for nearly two decades now, the state moves to ban militant outfits, but, in very little time they are back, up and running, with new names and the entire structure of violence intact...the groups continued to peddle hate and violence, making a mockery of the proscription."

The editorial blames the Pakistani establishment’s attempts to ‘mainstream’ violent actors as "legitimate religious scholars" and "relaunching the jihadi lashkars as political parties." It says such "parties’ fundraising, communications and organisational systems must be targeted to put them out of business; imposing mere ‘bans’ is futile."

"It was unwise to allow these outfits to operate in the past, and efforts are needed to shut them down permanently," the Dawn editorial said.

You can read the entire editorial here. Punjab Today has not redacted a single word from the editorial.

Ban on JuD
 
Editorial in Dawn; February 23, 2019 

 
THE decision by the country’s civilian and military leadership to take action against Jamaatud Dawa and its charity wing, Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation, is significant.

On Thursday, the National Security Committee, with the prime minister in the chair, took the decision, with the Prime Minister’s Office later saying that the state cannot be allowed to "become hostage to extremism”.

The JuD is of course an avatar of Lashkar-i-Taiba, one of the many jihadi groups that dot this country’s landscape. However, making an announcement about the group’s proscription is not enough; if the state has evidence of the outfit’s involvement in militancy it should present the facts and pursue the legal course so that JuD’s leadership can face justice.

As has been witnessed for nearly two decades now, the state moves to ban militant outfits, but, in very little time they are back, up and running, with new names and the entire structure of violence intact. For example, in 2002 the Musharraf regime banned a host of jihadi and sectarian groups, yet this effort had little practical effect because with a mere change of nomenclature, the groups continued to peddle hate and violence, making a mockery of the proscription.

Moreover, the establishment’s attempts to ‘mainstream’ violent actors — eg presenting them as legitimate religious scholars or relaunching the jihadi lashkars as political parties — have also failed to steer these groups away from violence and hate. For example, a sectarian party has been repeatedly allowed to take part in general elections, but its senior leaders have failed to cease spewing venom.

History has shown that while low-level jihadi and sectarian party cadres perhaps can be deradicalised and mainstreamed, their leadership is committed to the ideology of violence and can only be silenced through the legal path. These parties’ fundraising, communications and organisational systems must be targeted to put them out of business; imposing mere ‘bans’ is futile.

In the delicate post-Pulwama period, Prime Minister Imran Khan must be praised for saying that those who use this country’s soil to attack others are enemies of Pakistan. The government has now started to take action. For instance, reports emerged on Friday that a key madressah associated with Jaish-e-Mohammad in Bahawalpur — another militant outfit accused of orchestrating cross-border attacks — was taken over by the Punjab government.

These moves indicate that the leadership has perhaps realised that taking half-baked steps against violent actors is dangerous for Pakistan’s internal security, as well as its external relations. Now the elected leadership and the military establishment must take this campaign — as envisaged under NAP — to its logical conclusion by ensuring that non-state actors are not able to raise armed militias, and that those spewing hatred against other countries or spreading sectarian views are prosecuted.

It was unwise to allow these outfits to operate in the past, and efforts are needed to shut them down permanently.

(As published in Dawn, February 23rd, 2019)
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Watch Arnab Goswami conducting a debate: 
 

Disclaimer : PunjabToday.in and other platforms of the Punjab Today group strive to include views and opinions from across the entire spectrum, but by no means do we agree with everything we publish. Our efforts and editorial choices consistently underscore our authors' right to the freedom of speech. However, it should be clear to all readers that individual authors are responsible for the information, ideas or opinions in their articles, and very often, these do not reflect the views of PunjabToday.in or other platforms of the group. Punjab Today does not assume any responsibility or liability for the views of authors whose work appears here.

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Most shared Punjab Today articles:
 

KYUN KE HUM HAIN HINDUSTANI

Three Women of 1984

 FROM 1984 TO BARGARI - Hurt & angry, we’ve tried rage, anger. Did we miss karuna?   

REVISITING 1984 – RIOT AROUND A POLE     

KARTARPUR SAHIB: A CLARION CALL FOR PEACE IN AN AGE OF CYNICISM

If it could happen to Arun Shourie, imagine what could they do to you?

Healers & Predators – The Doctor is In, & is very corrupt

Amarinder Singh, the coup in the CBI & the ED case: Headline is missing, so please read it between the lines

Amarinder, Badals, AAP — Every party in Punjab is now an Akali Dal

Welcome to 1947. Happy Independence Day. Would you like to step out?

In Pakistan, a donkey pays for democracy – bleeding, its nostrils ripped apart

WOOING THE PANTH: Amarinder a little less Congressy, Akali Dal a little more saffron

"Captain Amarinder Singh ji” and "Rahul”: Reading Sign Language In A Relationship

SARKAR IN MANALI: From Shahkot to Mohali Court, Sara Alam Bigrra Jaye

The Comrade In Punjab - Lost, Irrelevant, Asleep, Even Bored!

WATERS ROYALTY - The Loot that Rajasthan Committed

AMARINDER GOVT's LOVE FOR FARMERS, AND MY DAD's FOR HIS SCOOTER

OF SUNNY KID & HORSE SENSE: The Punjab-Punjab Ties 
A SAFFRON JOURNEY VIA CANADA

TRUDEAU VISIT AND RIGHT-WING MEDIA MACHINE

OF NIRMAL SINGH'S EYES 

Mr. CHIEF MINISTER, PLEASE CALL OFF JANUARY 7 FUNCTION
BAD, BAD WOMAN! 

MR PRESIDENT, PLEASE TAKE BACK HIS GALLANTRY MEDAL

 

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Punjab Today believes in serious, engaging, narrative journalism at a time when mainstream media houses seem to have given up on long-form writing and news television has blurred or altogether erased the lines between news and slapstick entertainment. We at Punjab Today believe that readers such as yourself appreciate cerebral journalism, and would like you to hold us against the best international industry standards. Brickbats are welcome even more than bouquets, though an occasional pat on the back is always encouraging. Good journalism can be a lifeline in these uncertain times worldwide. You can support us in myriad ways. To begin with, by spreading word about us and forwarding this reportage. Stay engaged.

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Pakistan confers highest civilian award Nishan-e-Pakistan on Saudi Crown Prince
18.02.19 - Team PT
Pakistan confers highest civilian award Nishan-e-Pakistan on Saudi Crown Prince



Pakistan on Monday conferred its highest civilian award Nishan-e-Pakistan on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman for his "outstanding support” in reinvigorating the ties between the two countries.

The award was presented by Pakistan President Arif Alvi at a special ceremony held at the President House in Islamabad.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, members of prince Salman’s delegation, diplomats, senior officers and Cabinet ministers attended the ceremony.

According to the citation, the Crown Prince provided "outstanding support for reinvigorating Pak-Saudi bilateral relationship.”

The Crown Prince arrived at the President House in traditional Presidential chariot along with Prime Minister Khan. A special contingent of Presidential security guards escorted the chariot.

President Alvi, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry received him on arrival.

"Saudi Arabia and Pakistan have been indispensable partners for a very long time. We have been together for centuries. Our friendship is bound in religion and culture,” Mr. Alvi said.

"Even though there is geographical distance between us but we are very close in our hearts. The recent visit of the prime minister and your visit has cemented the friendship between us,” he said.

The President also hosted a luncheon for the royal guest. A formal meeting was held between the President and the Crown Prince, along with their respective delegations. The two sides expressed desire to further promote and deepen the bilateral ties.

"I was honoured to meet the president of Pakistan. I thank you for honouring me with Pakistan’s highest award,” prince Salman said in his address.

"The brotherly relationship between the kingdom and Pakistan focus on the principle of Islamic solidarity. It is a model to be emulated by other nations. Our (countries’ relations) go back 67 years that witnessed continuous development that rendered itself beneficial for both countries.

"The founding fathers for both countries established these relations on the principles of truthfulness, common understanding and mutual respect that go back to the first days of the establishment of Pakistan, post-World War II,” he said.

Earlier, the Saudi prince also met a joint parliamentary delegation of all parties and discussed various matters of interest.

Prince Salman arrived in Pakistan on Sunday amid heightened security and arrangements in Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
 

Disclaimer : PunjabToday.in and other platforms of the Punjab Today group strive to include views and opinions from across the entire spectrum, but by no means do we agree with everything we publish. Our efforts and editorial choices consistently underscore our authors' right to the freedom of speech. However, it should be clear to all readers that individual authors are responsible for the information, ideas or opinions in their articles, and very often, these do not reflect the views of PunjabToday.in or other platforms of the group. Punjab Today does not assume any responsibility or liability for the views of authors whose work appears here.

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Most shared Punjab Today articles:
 

Three Women of 1984  

FROM 1984 TO BARGARI - Hurt & angry, we’ve tried rage, anger. Did we miss karuna?   

REVISITING 1984 – RIOT AROUND A POLE     

KARTARPUR SAHIB: A CLARION CALL FOR PEACE IN AN AGE OF CYNICISM

If it could happen to Arun Shourie, imagine what could they do to you?

Healers & Predators – The Doctor is In, & is very corrupt

Amarinder Singh, the coup in the CBI & the ED case: Headline is missing, so please read it between the lines

Amarinder, Badals, AAP — Every party in Punjab is now an Akali Dal

Welcome to 1947. Happy Independence Day. Would you like to step out?

In Pakistan, a donkey pays for democracy – bleeding, its nostrils ripped apart

WOOING THE PANTH: Amarinder a little less Congressy, Akali Dal a little more saffron

"Captain Amarinder Singh ji” and "Rahul”: Reading Sign Language In A Relationship

SARKAR IN MANALI: From Shahkot to Mohali Court, Sara Alam Bigrra Jaye

The Comrade In Punjab - Lost, Irrelevant, Asleep, Even Bored!

WATERS ROYALTY - The Loot that Rajasthan Committed

AMARINDER GOVT's LOVE FOR FARMERS, AND MY DAD's FOR HIS SCOOTER

OF SUNNY KID & HORSE SENSE: The Punjab-Punjab Ties 
A SAFFRON JOURNEY VIA CANADA

TRUDEAU VISIT AND RIGHT-WING MEDIA MACHINE

OF NIRMAL SINGH'S EYES 

Mr. CHIEF MINISTER, PLEASE CALL OFF JANUARY 7 FUNCTION
BAD, BAD WOMAN! 

MR PRESIDENT, PLEASE TAKE BACK HIS GALLANTRY MEDAL 

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Punjab Today believes in serious, engaging, narrative journalism at a time when mainstream media houses seem to have given up on long-form writing and news television has blurred or altogether erased the lines between news and slapstick entertainment. We at Punjab Today believe that readers such as yourself appreciate cerebral journalism, and would like you to hold us against the best international industry standards. Brickbats are welcome even more than bouquets, though an occasional pat on the back is always encouraging. Good journalism can be a lifeline in these uncertain times worldwide. You can support us in myriad ways. To begin with, by spreading word about us and forwarding this reportage. Stay engaged.

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