Archive for April, 2020


Desh Sewak: ‘PANJAB’ review by Manmohan Singh

   Posted by: aman    in Punjab

Dear Friends,

I am so glad Manmohan Singh ji, poet, writer, thinker, mentor has reviewed PANJAB: Journeys Through Fault Lines in the Desh Sewak Sunday newspaper.

He calls the book a work of ‘literary journalism’ and introduces the genre to Panjabi readers. I am so touched because Ryszard Kapuciski is one of my favourite writers and I thought of him so often while in the field and while writing the book.

Thank you Sir!

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Dear Friends,

recently my editor Karthik Venkatesh and publicist Arunima Mazumdar asked me to write a piece titled Lock-down Diaries for the Hindustan Times.

I decided to move the focus to something critical going on in Panjab which India does not notice – wheat harvest for the nation’s food security. To write the piece I spoke to many farmers but feature word limit restricts me from mentioning everyone. Still thanks to Devinder Singh Sekhon and Sukhwinder Pappi.

Note that every third roti you eat, every fourth morsel of rice, comes from Panjab. Under the threat of the Covid-19 contagion, Panjab once again walks the razor’s edge of caution so India can eat.

Please read more here …

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Dear Friends,

Ms Saba Bashir from Books etc recently invited me to speak on Sepia Leaves. I posted the video on Facebook. It is short, 7.25 minutes long.

Please click here to see …

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