Thursday, September 21, 2017
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17 Sep 2017

The anatomy of a sexist joke

17 Sep 2017 | 1:23 AM

YOU are at a wedding party where a drunk guest, overflowing with joy, cruises up the stage and tells a husband-wife joke.

Blow the whistle before it’s too late

17 Sep 2017 | 1:23 AM

The recent death of a gastroenterologist in Mumbai on account of a fall into an open manhole during the torrential rain in the city is a reminder of similar accidents that have happened earlier too.

Madras classic

17 Sep 2017 | 1:23 AM

Some call them shallots; for others, they are Madras onions.

10 Sep 2017

In season of satvik food

10 Sep 2017 | 1:24 AM

The vegetarian season is here again.

Factory outlets can’t sell junk

10 Sep 2017 | 1:24 AM

I wanted a large refrigerator with two (side-by-side) doors, but could not afford one.

They click to stray...

10 Sep 2017 | 1:24 AM

When a bunch of 20-odd women decides to change how the ever-so-coy and conservative Indian woman looks at her marriage, the cultural and moral sirens hoot aloud.

03 Sep 2017

Movements that heal the mind

03 Sep 2017 | 1:55 AM

Dance, in its uninhibited form, has been the ultimate expression of freedom. With its myriad styles, it has adapted to changing times, cultures, needs and media of expressions.

Hospitals can’t kill

03 Sep 2017 | 1:55 AM

The recent deaths of a large number of infants in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, have raised some serious questions about the accountability of medical professionals and hospitals.

Changing lives, blurring divides

03 Sep 2017 | 1:55 AM

While the city of Saharanpur has been in news more recently due to communal and caste violence, a very different story is playing out in some villages of the district, which goes by the same name.

Humble gourd goes gourmet

03 Sep 2017 | 1:55 AM

Parwal, also called potok in Bengal and Orissa, is a vegetable that deserves to be given its due. It is relished as bhaja, a crisply fried savoury accompaniment or paired with potatoes to prepare a dry or gravy dish.

Order yourself a naanza

03 Sep 2017 | 1:55 AM

Love butter chicken? Or a big ladle of some buttery dal makhni? Can you even imagine taking a bite of these delicious dishes without a couple of trusty butter “naans” by your side?

A park that spreads harmony

03 Sep 2017 | 1:55 AM

Many parks are known for their natural beauty but there is one park which stands tall as it silently gives the message of peace and friendship to every country.

Spectacular spouts from a rocky cove

03 Sep 2017 | 1:55 AM

The eastern Australian coast is known for its beaches and scenic coast line. One of the world’s most liveable cities, it also has world’s one of the most unusual natural wonders.

The dark side of food

03 Sep 2017 | 1:55 AM

The unicorn food revolution briefly took over our lives last year; with unicorn-coloured cakes to ice-creams and noodles, the multi-coloured food trend was quickly taking over Instagram. Aquamarine-coloured toasts and ice-cream followed next, but the rainbow-coloured foods still stayed our favourite. What came next caught us by surprise.

27 Aug 2017

Bringing sanity to a ‘mad’ world

27 Aug 2017 | 1:58 AM

A young and intelligent IAS officer lays down his life under the menacing wheel of a moving train, a teenager melodramatically jumps off a skyscraper in a cosmopolitan, a famed celebrity openly confesses to having suffered from severe depression.

Farra from the land of barra

27 Aug 2017 | 1:58 AM

In the arid zone of Bundelkhand, the cuisine scene is stark and the repast rustic. The few delicacies that delight the palate are prepared with whatever is at hand and seasonal.

Lockers are for safety, after all

27 Aug 2017 | 1:58 AM

Recently, there were media reports about the Reserve Bank of India as well as a number of public sector banks saying, in reply to a query under the Right to Information Act, that the banks are not liable for loss of valuables kept in their safe deposit lockers.

20 Aug 2017

Green is their kind

20 Aug 2017 | 12:35 AM

There are two types of people in the world — the doers and the rest. Times when Mother Earth is witnessing abnormal climatic conditions and concrete jungles are fast replacing the green cover; some doers are working relentlessly to make things better for themselves, the rest and the rest of the rest.

Global challenges, local solutions

20 Aug 2017 | 12:35 AM

Water, water everywhere, not a to drink.” These oft-repeated lines from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner hold true in these times more than they ever did.

“A play has repeat value if the subject is relevant”

20 Aug 2017 | 12:35 AM

At a time when cinema has a turnover of millions, television shows have been running for years, actors and producers are raking in the moolah, including new entrants on social media, yet in all this theatre, the world’s first form of entertainment, has been chugging along.

Blue plaque for first black actor

20 Aug 2017 | 12:35 AM

Britain’s first black Shakespearean actor has been honoured with the unveiling of a blue plaque in Coventry. Ira Aldridge became manager of the Coventry Theatre in 1828, after impressing the city’s residents with his acting talent on a tour.

No more noisy nachos in theatres

20 Aug 2017 | 12:35 AM

One of the most frustrating things about forking out loads of money to go to your local theatre or multiplex is when you sit down and realise the person hunched down next to you will be chewing loudly on nachos for the next hour.

This Kashmiri fare is for vegetarians

20 Aug 2017 | 12:35 AM

Roghan Josh is a quintessential Kashmiri mutton curry, scarlet in hue and wonderfully flavourful.

Amendments to deal with today’s ills

20 Aug 2017 | 12:35 AM

Is it true that the Reserve Bank of India has amended the Banking Ombudsman Scheme to expand its jurisdiction? If so, can you please give some details?

13 Aug 2017

Trauma retold on celluloid

13 Aug 2017 | 12:43 AM

Pangs of Partition continue to reverberate through the corridors of time. One of the most tragic moments in the recent history, Partition tore apart a country and hearts and devastated millions of lives. Involving migration of nearly 15 million people across the hastily drawn Radcliffe Line, perhaps each migrant’s story on either side of the border deserves to be told.

A museum for memories

13 Aug 2017 | 12:43 AM

Written by a father to his son, this letter sums up the fear, desperation, pain and loss thrown upon the people of India by Partition. Refugee at a camp in Gujarat, now in Pakistan, Diwan Chand wrote this distressing letter in Urdu to his son,

Pain seven seas couldn’t ease

13 Aug 2017 | 12:43 AM

Partition haunts me every day. Yes, it still does,” says Balbir Momi. Seventy years is a long time, a very long time, but the memories of those days still play out before his eyes.

Snapshots of sorrow and suffering

13 Aug 2017 | 12:43 AM

The photos may be faded but the scars and pain remain fresh even after seven decades.

A genteel, unplanned divide

13 Aug 2017 | 12:43 AM

The story of partition of Bengal substantiates the perception that Indian history has always been north-centric. Any story on partition will talk about aspects and responses that applied to Punjab and rest of the north, but were nearly absent in the division of Bengal.

Unfinished epic of grief & shame

13 Aug 2017 | 12:43 AM

Punjab never saw peace in its three-millennia history, except for a brief spell of 50 years of the Punjabi raj under Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Foreign aggressors ravaged it for centuries. Its partition on the basis of religion in 1947 was the last straw whose magnitude and scale of tragedy is unprecedented in human history.

Refugees Forum

13 Aug 2017 | 12:43 AM

Mr Ram Narain, Stenographer, Punjab Registered (I. & S.) Stockholders Association Ltd., Saddar Bazar, Ambala Cantt. wants to know from any refugee from Lyallpur the whereabouts of Ch. Kanshi Ram Sub-Inspector of Police, lately incharge Traffic and Special Branch, Lyallpur and family.

Separated by Partition, united by The Tribune

13 Aug 2017 | 12:43 AM

The largest mass migration in human history was taking place and relatives of Congress leader Sardar Atma Singh, who lost a large number of relatives in the Sheikhupura riots, were anxious about his whereabouts.

IF MURDERS CONTINUE, RIOTERS WILL FORCE GOVT. HANDS

13 Aug 2017 | 12:43 AM

NEW DELHI, Sept. 30. — Addressing the prayer meeting yesterday, Mahatma Gandhi said: “My reference to the possibility of war between the two sister Dominions seems, I am told, to have produced a scare in the west.

INDIA WAKES TO LIFE & FREEDOM

13 Aug 2017 | 12:43 AM

NEW DELHI:Great enthusiasm and scenes which could hardly be forgotten were witnessed tonight when the Constituent Assembly held its midnight session for the assumption of power.

Hindus & Sikhs evacuated from W. Punjab

13 Aug 2017 | 12:43 AM

Mass evacuation of Hindus and Sikhs from West Punjab has been completed within the allotted time. There remain about 5,000 people scattered in small pockets whose evacuation is expected to be completed in about a week’s time.

INDIA!

13 Aug 2017 | 12:43 AM

NEW DELHI, June 20. — It is understood that Mr. Jinnah is greatly upset at the fact that his so-called Muslim state may be known as Pakistan and the rest of the country would continue to be called India, both in international world and inside the country.

Miani Hindus And Sikhs Wiped Out

13 Aug 2017 | 12:43 AM

Most of the liaison officers (supported by L. Mohan Lal and Seth Rattan Chand, who are here) say that there is no planned evacuation.

Reporting turbulent times

13 Aug 2017 | 12:43 AM

The Tribune, ever the chronicler of the people and events of Punjab, found itself in an unusual situation of becoming the subject of news reports.

14 Aug 2017

Wounds remain unhealed, lessons unlearnt

14 Aug 2017 | 7:24 AM

With rare exceptions, the world has simply not known how to divide a nation amicably and peacefully. The division of India in 1947 to carve out a new state of Pakistan inevitably produced its own ghastly share of violence, dislocation and disruption.

06 Aug 2017

Rolled into a treat

06 Aug 2017 | 2:22 AM

Some like to call it patorha and others insist that it is the long lost recipe aleek matsya, which mimics fish. A similar preparation, we were served it as ricocnh recently.

When life is on the move

06 Aug 2017 | 2:22 AM

During summer months, one often sees large flocks of sheep grazing in the central regions of Haryana. From a distance, everything looks fine.

Interest can’t be as per bank’s whim

06 Aug 2017 | 2:22 AM

When I took a housing loan from my bank, I was told that I would be charged an interest of 8 per cent in the first year. The bank’s letter on the loan also made this clear and I chose this bank only because of this offer.

30 Jul 2017

For the Punjab that doesn’t read

30 Jul 2017 | 2:15 AM

Gurmeet Kaur is not being rude but says Punjabi kids have no love for books. She is saying this after her weeks of travel through the state.

Appearances can’t be deceptive

30 Jul 2017 | 2:15 AM

Can manufacturers mislead consumers about the quantity of a product by using oversized containers? I am referring here to a face cream that I bought last month.

Spicy to core

30 Jul 2017 | 2:15 AM

Who doesn''t know that lotus stems are a beloved of the people of Kashmir? They call it nadru and relish it as yakhni, kebab and pair it with daal and haak.