FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup: Fourth title for the Netherlands while Germany takes silver; England wins bronze after close encounter with India; Argentina and South Africa sign off with victories

It was a day of cheers and disappoints as the curtains were rung down on the FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup Tournament at Potchefstroom on Tuesday. While the Netherlands, England, Argentina and the hosts South Africa were all smiles by signing off the event on victorious note, disappointment was writ large on Germany, India,… Continue reading FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup: Fourth title for the Netherlands while Germany takes silver; England wins bronze after close encounter with India; Argentina and South Africa sign off with victories

Canadian Politics-1 : Indo-Canadian politicians are a solid political entity

Indo-Canadian politicians after establishing their credibility at the community level, and now, on the basis of their track record, are  emerging as a strong political entity  with their growing presence on the provincial and federal stage.  When Ontario goes to polls in first week of June, they will be  major  playmakers,  says Prabhjot Singh*, holding  their past record since their entry in… Continue reading Canadian Politics-1 : Indo-Canadian politicians are a solid political entity

Canadian politics 2: Mission politics started from Mission in BC

It was not easy. The early migrants from South Asia were not welcome to Canada. They not only suffered numerous hardships but were also denied right for a decent living. They had no voting right. In fact, the concept of the Nagar Kirtan processions, or the Sikh Parades, proved to be an effective tool for… Continue reading Canadian politics 2: Mission politics started from Mission in BC

Covid shadow continues to curtail Vaisakhi celebrations 

Vaisakhi, after Diwali, has emerged as the biggest north Indian festival whose celebrations with fervor and gaiety are gradually gaining the tones of acceptance of a global event.  It has given the overseas Punjabis in general and the Sikhs a distinct socio-economic-cultural identity. Besides its religious significance – birth anniversary of the Khalsa, the pure – it… Continue reading Covid shadow continues to curtail Vaisakhi celebrations 

The Chandigarh imbroglio

On November 1, 1966, when Chandigarh was carved out of Punjab as a Union Territory, Dr MS Randhawa, ICS, was appointed its first Chief Commissioner. Since then, Chandigarh has grown from “a city of greying beards and green hedges” to a throbbing millennial mini-India, while remaining mired in various controversies. Unlike major Punjab cities, the… Continue reading The Chandigarh imbroglio

FIFA World Cup 2022: Canada qualifies with 4-0 win over Jamaica

By Prabhjot Singh* It has been a golden letter day for Canada. After a gap of 36 years, Canada will be back in the FIFA World Cup . Separated by a margin of four goals – scored by Cyle Larin, Tajon Buchanan and Junior Hoilett –  Canada won over Jamaica  to  secure its first World Cup berth since… Continue reading FIFA World Cup 2022: Canada qualifies with 4-0 win over Jamaica

Canadian Politics: Bobby Singh in race for Conservative leadership

By Prabhjot Singh* Born and brought up in Scarborough, Bobby Singh, has joined the Conservative leadership race. He comes from an immigrant Punjabi family,  and is one of nine candidates so far in the run. Canada’s Conservatives will have their new leader elected by Saturday, September 10. In choosing its third leader in five years, Conservative Party… Continue reading Canadian Politics: Bobby Singh in race for Conservative leadership