Punjab Journal: Saints and Babas

by Shashwati Talukdar Religious practices have a way of spilling out of prescribed boundaries. The figure on the poster of Shri Chand, in the front

Punjab Journal: “’47 to ’84”

Jalandhar bus stop by Diditi Mitra Posters of the film ’47 to 84’ were difficult to ignore if one was traveling in Punjab in the summer of 2014.

Punjab Journal: A Week of Silence

by Shashwati Talukdar & Diditi Mitra This week we will not be updating the Punjab Journal. This week marks thirty two years since the pogrom

Punjab Journal: Tea and Papers

by Shashwati Talukdar Across from the Press club of Jalandhar is a pavement tea stall, the first thing that was open, a place where we could get

Punjab Journal: Music

by Shashwati Talukdar Getting a music list This taxi driver epitomizes our aural experience of the state. Everywhere we went, it seemed we were

Punjab Journal: Maseet

by Shashwati Talukdar On the way to Jalandhar from Ludhiana, our kind and talkative taxi driver suddenly grew quiet and said just one word,

Punjab Journal: A Day in Rara Sahib

by Diditi Mitra and Shashwati Talukdar On the bus to Rara Sahib Our visit with Balbir Singh ji (see previous post) to Rara Sahib Gurdwara in

Punjab Journal: All Tanked Up

by Shashwati Talukdar An airplane on top of a large house, a horse, a football, even a body builder — these are water tanks.