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Passage through London

On my way to Canada I got down at London and stayed there for three or four days. When I spoke to my host about the bigness of the Heathrow airport he said it was the biggest in the world receiving the largest traffic. Later, my son who had come from West Germany to meet us …

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Our Punjab

News came that there was trouble in Haryana. A few days later more news came of more trouble. I have emotional links with that State. Over one lakh people belonging to my tribe settled in the villages and towns there, after migration from Pakistan. They know of no other home in India because according to …

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OF PEOPLE AND PLACES

Mohali is almost a part of Chandigarh. It was meant to be under the original capital plan and if it had not become part of Punjab with Chandigarh becoming a union territory, it would have been an extension of the City Beautiful with various sectors numbered beyond the numbers given to Chandigarh sectors. It is, …

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MY STORIES

I WAS BORN in a village. My father was a peasant who cultivated his own plot of land. The other landowning and cultivating families in the village were our cousins by blood. All the people in this village has descended from the same ancestor. It was the same in the neighbouring villages also. Thus all …

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Mohan Singh – Man and Poet

In 1945 as a student in Lahore, I wrote my first short story in Punjabi and sent it to Panj Darya for publication. It was considered the best literary journal in those days. A few days later I received a letter from the Editor, Prof Mohan Singh, telling me “I see a great writer in …

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MASTER STORY-TELLER

 In the history of modern Punjabi literature Kulwant Singh Virk will always be remembered as an outstanding short story writer. Through his stories he highlighted the outmoded and rigid customers, conventions and taboos which thwart the healthy growth of society. His satirical writings attack selfish and inhuman behaviour and uphold truth, honesty and integrity. His …

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Life with Punjabi Papers

The death of Sadhu Singh Hamdard last month brings to mind the shape and smell and the vital statistics of Punjabi papers during the last fifty years. Hamdard symbolized the game of Punjabi journalism.Newspapers in Punjabi have certainly known more famous and more learned editors. Master Tara Singh, Giani Sher Singh, Speaker Gurdial Singh Dhillon, …

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