Punjab Research Group

Singh will be King! By Akrita Reyar

Posted in Articles by Pippa on May 16, 2009

A sympathetic piece by Zee news.

There are ever only a few men, in history or even in contemporary times, who have been so prodigiously placed in a position of the greatest power and at a time when the wheel of history is set for a decisive turn.

Neither a man of lineage, nor wealth or even mighty inheritance, Dr Manmohan Singh had little to boast, but for his sharp intellect, quiet wisdom combined with an unalloyed determination to serve his nation that was standing at crossroads, when destiny beckoned him to shape India’s course.

Read full article: http://www.zeenews.com/zee-exclusive/2009-05-14/521279news.html


A related piece discussing the dominance of Punjabi culture appeared in Express Buzz last month, Oye India, Singh is King by VIR SANGHVI. It is interesting to note the different comments expressed in Express Buzz and Sikhchic who picked up the piece and also posted it on their website. Links to both are below.

The last time I went to Colombo (Sri Lanka) a few years ago, I looked at the streets and the people and said to myself, I could be in India. Though a large part of the population of northern Sri Lanka is of Tamil origin, it was Kerala that much of the south reminded me of.

But I still had a nagging feeling that something was different: that somehow I was not in India.

It took me a while to figure it out. But then it hit me with a compelling suddenness: not one woman was wearing a salwar kameez (the Punjabi two-piece shirt-and-trouser version commonly worn by Sikh women)



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