In 1965 Punjab’s per capita income was Rs.562 and was 1.7 times that of Bihar’s Rs.332. Punjab now has a per capita income of Rs. 92,000 and Bihar Rs.31.000, or about 3:1. But other changes have also set in. Once India’s most prosperous state, it now lags behind Haryana, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kerala and Telangana as is about par with the neighboring hill state of Himachal Pradesh.
Madan Gopal Singh, a teacher in University of Delhi, is a renowned singer, musician, cinema scholar and cultural critic. He can be reached at madangopal.singh[at]gmail.com. They live in other young men, o kings!… Continue reading
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पाकिस्तान अपने इतिहास के सबसे अधिक संकट के दौर से गुज़र रहा है. आतंकवाद, भ्रष्टाचार, प्रशासनिक असफलता और प्राकृतिक आपदाओं ने पाकिस्तानी जनता का जीना मुश्किल कर दिया है. लेकिन वहाँ की संघीय… Continue reading
In Lakhan ka Padda village in Punjab, poet Jaimal Singh Padda was shot dead on March 17, 1988. During the peak of terrorism, Padda would take out processions against Khalistan movement and write… Continue reading