Tag Archives: Punjab

Alexander’s Battle in India

Some would say that the title of this post should be “Alexander’s Battle in Pakistan”, but at that time Pakistan didnt exist, and probably thats why historians and these guys (no I am not confusing the two, being poles apart) … Continue reading

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The Name Common

Sometimes, when two nations are not too friendly towards each other, they have two options … One is to focus on the differences between the viewpoints of these nations, and the other is to focus on the common ground. Which … Continue reading

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Yesterday Today

A memory from childhood Hardy was talking about. This is a traditional Punjabi boli … any Punjabi would know it … Bari barsi. But wait a minute … would any Punjabi? He said he heard this at weddings when growing … Continue reading

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Tradition Re-Presented

Continuing on the topic of repackaging tradition, heres a song which has been sung and sung again, and again across the centuries. A very popular song with a profound message, this is a poem by the great saint Baba Bulle … Continue reading

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A Song About …

Heres a Punjabi classic which is another nice example of how some of the pearls of our heritage can be re-presented in a new age. This is the song called Kamlee. Kamlee comes from from the great Saint Baba Bulle … Continue reading

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Happy Vaisakhi

The first day of the month of Vaisakh (the first month of the Hindu new year) is a special day. The day is celebrated in different parts of India in different ways. This is a day of special significance in … Continue reading

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Kudos To A Life …

A life well lived … a life lived in a way that when the man died, the word that most of the people knew him were using was generous. The Sardar of English literature passed away a few days back. … Continue reading

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