A Mourn for Punjab

The writing has long been on the wall, but the day seems to be drawing closer. Writers and political analysts see the coronation of Kaka Badal (Sukhbir) as soon approaching. It was only last year that Kaka Badal had a position created just for him Deputy Chief Minister. Insiders in the present government see undertaking underway to begin the transition from his father to himself.

The ground is prepared for smooth transition of succession to the junior Badal. Presently both father and son are out of India to stay with Mrs. Chief Minister-Surinder Kaur Badal-who is suffering from cancer and ade\mitted in a hospital in New York in USA.

Parkash Singh Badal who became the Chief Minister of state fourth time in 2007 is keen to hand over the command of government to his son before the end of his present term. The advisors to the Chief Minister understood to have impressed upon Badal to change the guard by the end of 2010. The next assembly election in Punjab is due in February 2012. The logic is the change will eliminate anti-incumbency factor. [link]

As the once-Sikh party now officially becomes nothing more than an instrument of cronyism (granted unofficially this has been the case since at least the 1970s), those that care about Punjab are left to mourn.

Here on young Sikh man cries out asking and pleading what to do for Punjab.

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Are there any answers?


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21 Responses to “A Mourn for Punjab”

  1. Rajinder Singh says:

    Question arethere any answers.Sure there are but the people aint gonna like it.Plus it is not the end of the world,punjabi/sikh culture and tradition demand that the baton ofpower pass from father to his son.P.S.Badal will naturally care for the advancement his natural born ,to think otherwise is just lunatic.Stop whinning and get on with it.

  2. Rajinder Singh says:

    Question arethere any answers.Sure there are but the people aint gonna like it.Plus it is not the end of the world,punjabi/sikh culture and tradition demand that the baton ofpower pass from father to his son.P.S.Badal will naturally care for the advancement his natural born ,to think otherwise is just lunatic.Stop whinning and get on with it.

  3. Manjinder says:

    Bhaji… chalo tusi is nu ek coincidence keh lao ke pichle 15-16 din ton main eh hi soch reha si ke jis taran SGPC da punjab te Authoritarian hold hai te ohna ne jis taran Punjabi Virse nu ghata paaya te Punjab nu lutteya te Dharam de naa te business khole leya… and ohna sadka ajj punjab de vich jobs nahi haigiyan te almost 70000 Crore da karza ya… kee main soch sakda ke apni next generation nu main ounjab wich rakh ke ohna nu koi changa future de sakda… fer sochda ke indida chadd ke bahar hi chale jaiye…
    Menu eh feel hunda ke British were far better than out politicians… ohna diyan dittian hoiyan facilities ajj vi kaamyaab ne… sadkan to lai ke hor cheezan tak…
    Te jo haalat punjab di ho chukki hai… kee es ton baahar nikkal sakde aa…
    If yes… then how…!!

  4. Manjinder says:

    Bhaji… chalo tusi is nu ek coincidence keh lao ke pichle 15-16 din ton main eh hi soch reha si ke jis taran SGPC da punjab te Authoritarian hold hai te ohna ne jis taran Punjabi Virse nu ghata paaya te Punjab nu lutteya te Dharam de naa te business khole leya… and ohna sadka ajj punjab de vich jobs nahi haigiyan te almost 70000 Crore da karza ya… kee main soch sakda ke apni next generation nu main ounjab wich rakh ke ohna nu koi changa future de sakda… fer sochda ke indida chadd ke bahar hi chale jaiye…
    Menu eh feel hunda ke British were far better than out politicians… ohna diyan dittian hoiyan facilities ajj vi kaamyaab ne… sadkan to lai ke hor cheezan tak…
    Te jo haalat punjab di ho chukki hai… kee es ton baahar nikkal sakde aa…
    If yes… then how…!!

  5. Gurujyot says:

    Sat Sri Akal,

    "hmm due these culprits our religion is not spreading. these people concentrate only on money "

    Unfortunate. But I am a white American, and I have adopted Sikhi. Despite the best efforts of some Manmukhs in Punjab, they can not stop the message of The Gurus. Punjab will rise again, who knows when, but in the meantime, Sikhi will grow in foreign lands.

    Fateh and don't lose hope.

  6. Gurujyot says:

    Sat Sri Akal,

    "hmm due these culprits our religion is not spreading. these people concentrate only on money "

    Unfortunate. But I am a white American, and I have adopted Sikhi. Despite the best efforts of some Manmukhs in Punjab, they can not stop the message of The Gurus. Punjab will rise again, who knows when, but in the meantime, Sikhi will grow in foreign lands.

    Fateh and don't lose hope.

  7. Roop says:

    Sikhism may indeed grow and change in foreign lands and hands, and is as 5th largest faith / religion survive..but re the question of Punjab, sad as it is to admit, maybe the white man was better at honest adminstration and progress…a song of Rafi's, Ji karda Ae duniya nu mai has kay thokar mar diya comes to mind…Punjabis themselves have allowed a dynasty to grow…they will have to change their own ways, if they actually care…

  8. Roop says:

    Sikhism may indeed grow and change in foreign lands and hands, and is as 5th largest faith / religion survive..but re the question of Punjab, sad as it is to admit, maybe the white man was better at honest adminstration and progress…a song of Rafi's, Ji karda Ae duniya nu mai has kay thokar mar diya comes to mind…Punjabis themselves have allowed a dynasty to grow…they will have to change their own ways, if they actually care…

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  10. sach singh says:

    sat sri akal veer ji

    tuhadi gal bahut vadeya hagi va. let;s come together and do something for our land punjab and our panth. tuhada koi contact ya facebook?

    waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji ki fateh

  11. Sher says:

    Prof Mann…. shabash terey Babbu. you are now out to discredit a figure who is widely respected as a great indian freedom fighter. The episodes leading to Lala's death are well-documented. You have managed to discredit not only LLR but also Bhagat Singh and his comrades with your senseless sacrilege. Or maybe it was not 'senseless' and u were catering to a target audience of jatt supremacists. after all how many 'lalas' are there to buy your 'reelan'. who next? religious icons of other faiths? if you ask me to describe B Mann in one word that would be PATHETIC.

  12. sach singh says:

    sat sri akal veer ji

    tuhadi gal bahut vadeya hagi va. let;s come together and do something for our land punjab and our panth. tuhada koi contact ya facebook?

    waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji ki fateh

  13. iSingh says:

    People get the leadership they deserve.

  14. iSingh says:

    People get the leadership they deserve.

  15. harinder says:

    Sat Sri Akaal Bhaji
    M harinder from tarn-taran ,punjab .Nice to see and listen to ur poem ,The message is loud and clear of yourself .But remember charity begins from home , let me wana join hands with you and our all like minded people if we realy wana do something for our Punjab ,Lets support to clean these money minded politicians , do something for our society .Bhaji mai ik chota jeha handicaps bachea da school shuru karna chahunda haan par sirf apne mehnat di kamaai naal .if you wish to join than plz contact at [email protected] .Rest things we will plan accordingly .
    Regards

  16. harinder says:

    Sat Sri Akaal Bhaji
    M harinder from tarn-taran ,punjab .Nice to see and listen to ur poem ,The message is loud and clear of yourself .But remember charity begins from home , let me wana join hands with you and our all like minded people if we realy wana do something for our Punjab ,Lets support to clean these money minded politicians , do something for our society .Bhaji mai ik chota jeha handicaps bachea da school shuru karna chahunda haan par sirf apne mehnat di kamaai naal .if you wish to join than plz contact at [email protected] .Rest things we will plan accordingly .
    Regards