Posts Tagged ‘Justin Trudeau’

10
Dec

Farmer Protests: Interview On Wire Hindi

   Posted by: aman    in Punjab

Dear Friends,

Last evening I spoke to Arfa Khanum of The Wire Hindi on Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau raising concern about farmer protests in India against the draconian Farm Laws.

I urged us – as India – to look within ourselves and ask why such comments come up every now and then? I also mentioned nowhere it happens that a PM of an independent nation goes and campaigns in another country for its leader’s re-election. I spoke about the need to nuance the 100 year old term Khalistan and how now it is about human rights. Yet, the irony is now India has itself become Hindu Rashtra.

The discussion is short, we could not get to the actual protest but I did put on record that at present 7 years of Hindutva is challenged by 700 years of Panjab rising against Delhi.

Hindi. 22 minutes. Please listen here …

Note: I am being massively trolled for this in right-wing Hindutva circles.

Tags: , , ,

13
Mar

The Hindu BusinessLine: Hide and Sikh Politics

   Posted by: aman    in Punjab

The week the Canadian PM Justin Trudeau visited I watched the blown up controversy between two friendly nations with increasing dismay. The word that caused the controversy was Khalistan. Honestly, I felt cheated of my own decision in the mid 1990s to not opt for a PhD abroad and choosing to stay in India and deal with issues here. I felt now, a quarter century later, the very people I believed in had betrayed me by going silent.

This is a piece written with a weary heart. I am very thankful to Aditi Sengupta for carrying it without cuts, it gives me hope. After all one friend be one’s reason to stay, find home.

Please read here …

Later Punjab Today also carried it with original headline. Please read here … 

Tags: , , , , , ,

The article in Punjab Today condemning Shekhar Gupta’s lies has evinced greater interest in the Diaspora. Recently Punjabi Radio USA interviewed me and we discussed how media mis-represents Panjab. In fact, even more than that how Panjab has been steadily mis-represented. Thank you Harvinder, Gurjaspal, and Arvinder. Chardi Kala.

Please listen here … 

 

Tags: , , , , ,