PERSPECTIVE
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 ...
  


Trudeau came to Punjab, pushed Amarinder closer to BJP, then called him a liar
A SAFFRON JOURNEY VIA CANADA
27.02.18 - S Pal

HE DID NOT WANT to meet him; the guest, in turn, never wanted to see him. In the end, both met. And then, one of them told a lie.

Amarinder Singh claimed in writing that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau assured him that Ottawa did not ...
  


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 ...
  


Yes, Ease of Leaving was announced by Jaitley in LS
Lutana, Bhagana and Bhulana
21.02.18 - kanwar manjit singh

ARE YOU STILL WONDERING that how diamond czar Nirav Modi (NiMo) and his uncle, who is also a jeweler, Vimul Choksi, could so easily leave the country after certifying ‘Ease of Doing Business’ the flagship programme of Modi government?

You should not, because this path-breaking scheme ...
  


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, ...
  


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 - SP SINGH

NO ONE STOPS even momentarily over a headline that one has already read with an annoying degree of regularity. Repetition 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 ...
  


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 ...
  



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