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nabha jailbreak

Harminder Singh Mantoo, the chief of Khalistan Liberation Front (KLF), had escaped from Nabha Jail on November 27, 2016, but was arrested the very next day at the border of Delhi and Haryana. It was a joint operation done by the police forces of Punjab and Delhi. The arrest was made at the Delhi Railway Station by Delhi Police, who were aided significantly by the inputs provided by Punjab Police. Incidentally, the head of KLF [...]

Punjab-Election-Opinion-Poll-2017

  Punjab Opinion Poll 2017   2017 Assembly Elections – Setting The Trend 2017 is an important year for those interested in Indian political developments. This year shall witness the state assembly elections of a number of 7 states in the country – Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. Of these, the assembly elections of Gujarat, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh are important since they shall be indicative of the trends that [...]

A small canal where people immerse ashes of their dead ones

I never thought that I would land up at such a holy place of Sikhs during my tour. When I was planning my this cycling expedition back in Delhi in January, I included Kiratpur Sahib as my pit stop where I could rest before leaving for Himachal Pradseh next day. But my one night stay here extended to three nights seeing the historical importance of this place and of Anandpur Sahib, 6 kilometers North of [...]

Sun playing hide & seek; better hide I would say

The weather was very pleasant when I woke up. I got ready to leave by 5:45 a.m. but rain showers and thick black clouds prompted me to stay inside. Wind was also blowing very fast, which would have made cycling difficult so I started very late, at 8:30 a.m. Meanwhile, I helped the aunt at whose home I was staying in Bathinda with some computer-related stuff. As I left the home and got out of [...]

People praying at a Gurudwara

As I came to Bathinda, I looked for places to see and found very interesting places like the Qila Mubarak, where Razia Sultan, first female sultan of Delhi, was kept as a prisoner. Now, this fort is famous for its two historic gurudwaras built inside it. I cycled to both the places, going through narrow streets, and reached the fort first, locally known as Qila Mubarak. It looked like less of a fort to me [...]

Punjabi Culture

Having brought up in the capital city of Delhi, there is one thing I have become very sure of- You can neither ignore nor dislike a true Punjabi! Such is the captivating aura of this ethnic group which is blessed with exceptional vibrancy and loudness! Known for their whole-heartedness, Punjabi people are the descendants of the Indo-Aryan civilization, majorly stationed in the Punjab state in India. Though the xenonym “Punjab” was put forward by the [...]

Imam Nasir Mausoleum, Jalandhar

Location: Jalandhar City, Punjab Finding a very beautiful mausoleum in a Sikh-dominated region was no less than a surprise for me. Situated in the heart of the Jalandhar city, the Imam Nasir Mausoleum presents a special treat for the eyes. It is one of the oldest monuments in the city of Jalandhar, and has been named after a great saint of the medieval era, Imam Nasir. According to archaeological surveys, the Imam Nasir Mausoleum is [...]

The Maharaja Ranjit Singh Fort, Ludhiana

The Phillaur Fort, a symbol of the potent heritage of Punjab, lies in the Phillaur town of Ludhiana city. It is situated on the banks of River Sutlej. It is also famous as the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Fort. A creation of an Italian engineer, the fort was projected by Dewan Mokham Chand to serve the purpose of a military fortress for Maharaja Ranjit Singh. However, later on the Punjab Police took control of the structure. [...]

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Location: Anandpur Sahib, Punjab The city of bliss, Anandpur Sahib, is the second-most important place of the Sikhs, after Amritsar. This holy city was founded by the ninth guru, Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, in the year 1664. In 1699, the tenth guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, founded the Khalsa Panth in Anandpur sahib by baptizing the Panj Pyaras or the five beloved Sikhs. Takht Shri Kesgarh Sahib Gurudwara was built at the same [...]