Punjab Journal: Hip Hop Mirzā’ī

by Shashwati Talukdar Waiting for the bus to Jalandhar from Ludhiana felt like we were in a hiphop video. There was the sound of the bus station,

Punjab Journal: A Fair in Beggowal

by Shashwati Talukdar Chhatri on Beggowal’s Gurdwara   Our hosts from the Jalandhar countryside were very keen we go to the fair at the Gurudwara

Punjab Journal: Migrating In

By Diditi Mitra & Shashwati Talukdar Fishery worker Our host, while driving us to his village, stopped by at a fish farm that he had acquired.

Punjab Journal: Return Immigrants

by Diditi Mitra Our own histories of being (im)migrants, from one big city to another as well as from a small town to a big city, within nations and

Punjab Journal: Omens

by Shashwati Talukdar The journey from Dehradun to Chandigarh was marked by an omen. We stopped to get tea outside Nahan in one of those modern

Punjab Journal: Starting Out

by Diditi Mitra It was a simple question, or so I thought — why do Sikhs dominate the New York City taxi industry as yellow

The Girl

Oblique, eerie and mysterious, ‘The Girl’ is about the violence and horror of childhood. The Girl lives in an isolated mansion in the woods in the