Has Punjabs Sex Ratio Improved?
Well, it seems like the sex ratio in Punjab is not improving despite the number of trees Mrs. Badal is planting and the SGPCs desire to raise unwanted girl children. The Tribune reports: In 2001, the census of India recorded Punjabs sex ratio at 876 females for 1,000 males, one of the worst in the...
Dont Feel Sorry For Me, I Am The Daughter Of A Shaheed
As the 25th anniversary of 1984 approaches us, TLH posts have covered some activities commemorating this devastating time in our history. My most vivid memories of “1984” are watching Indira Gandhis funeral on television and the border of photos inside my local Gurdwaras Langar Hall of...
India’s Shoot-Out Cops
We recently posted on Ensaaf’s new report that studies the all too common practice of extra-judicial killings (usually referred to as ‘encounters’) and the mass cremations that followed by the Punjab police forces during the 1980s and 1990s. Well it looks like these practices were...
The Power of Toy Planes
Stuck in Punjab? Want to go abroad? Just buy an airplane. Not a real one of course, that would be silly. A toy plane will do. Buy one, donate it to a gurdwara and wait. All your vilaiti dreams will soon come true. If you think I’m pulling your leg, just ask the people at Tihan gurdwara near Jalandhar....
Trafficking In False Promises
Today’s Toronto Star has another article on the sad but all too frequent cases of immigration fraud. In this case, a Sikh family was swindled out of tens of thousands of dollars but a crook that promised the son a $450 a week job as a cook in a Toronto hotel. One morning in February 2007, Harvinder...
The Rise and Fall of Sikh Girls
It’s been a long time coming but Sikhs all across the globe seem to be making more of an effort to celebrate Lohri today, not only for their sons but alsofor their daughters. InTarnTaran, Punjab,this year’s Lohri’s celebrations were dedicated to the 101 baby girls who live in thearea. “The...
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