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Manraj Grewal Sharma


She is the Resident Editor, Chandigarh newsroom.

How IIT Ropar is honouring the storied past of its location with a modern tribute
Sun, Dec 22, 2019

The Indian Institute of Technology Ropar is a hub of new research and four 41-ft high stone pillars at the entrance of its new campus link this present with its storied past.

The dera by the Beas
Sun, Dec 08, 2019

The third figure in the Ranbaxy brothers’ corporate battle is Gurinder Singh Dhillon, the head of Radha Soami Satsang Beas — among the largest such communes in the world, with 20 mn followers in 90 countries, yet fiercely secretive. The Indian Express on the man and his sect

Explained: The importance of Kartarpur in the Sikh religion
Sun, Nov 10, 2019

Kartarpur marks the most significant and constructive phase in the life of Guru Nanak Dev. It was here on the banks of the river Ravi that he laid the foundations of a new faith in a commune he set up.

Kartarpur corridor: The place where Guru Nanak practised and perfected what he preached
Sun, Nov 10, 2019

There’s more to the site in Pak’s Narowal than just the shrine dedicated to the founder of Sikhism

Bridging 72 yrs, 4km: Kartarpur Corridor to mark a new chapter in frayed Indo-Pak ties
Sun, Nov 03, 2019

After many false starts and several last-minute hiccups, the corridor allowing Indian pilgrims access to the shrine in Pakistan where Guru Nanak Dev spent his last days is set to be thrown open a week from now. The Indian Express visits a region defined as much by its Nanak legacy as its place in the subcontinent’s history.

In Dushyant, elders see image of Devi Lal, the youth a kingmaker
Sun, Oct 27, 2019

Dushyant says he learnt the importance of education from Devi Lal. A boarder at Sanawar in Himachal Pradesh, Dushyant remembers returning home on vacation to just one question from his great-grandfather: “How much have you learnt?”

Dushyant Chautala: Old beyond his age, this 31-year-old ‘buddha’ connects with everyone
Sat, Oct 26, 2019

Dushyant became the youngest MP in the Lok Sabha at the age of 26 in 2014.

Haryana Results 2019: Local issues versus emotive ones, Hooda’s continuing relevance, rise of Dushyant Chautala
Fri, Oct 25, 2019

In Haryana, the BJP is short of a clear majority. A number of factors were at play in the polls. Here are five takeaways.

Haryana Assembly elections: Dushyant emerges as new Chautala
Fri, Oct 25, 2019

Haryana election results: Dushyant, 31, is the son of Ajay Chautala and grandson of Om Prakash Chautala, both of whom were sentenced in 2013 to 10 years in jail for their role in a teachers’ recruitment scam.

A new Lal: Manohar Lal Khattar holds steady in Haryana
Sun, Oct 20, 2019

A few months ago, BJP won all 10 LS seats and more than half the votes in Haryana. However, it is not this alone that is holding Manohar Lal Khattar steady. From a feeble, divided Opposition to a successful job hiring scheme and appeal of Art 370, The Indian Express travels across the state to find out why BJP is sitting pretty

Karnal: CM Khattar on strong wicket, but youth angry over lack of jobs
Fri, Oct 18, 2019

The Congress has fielded Tarlochan Singh, former chairman of the state minority commission, and the Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) has given a ticket to Tej Bahadur Yadav.

In Kurukshetra, hockey star Sandeep Singh hopes to score first goal for BJP in his debut poll foray
Wed, Oct 16, 2019

Hailing from the hockey hub of Shahabad in Kurukshetra, Sandeep made his debut for the Indian team in 2004.

The importance of Sultanpur Lodhi in the life & work of Guru Nanak Dev
Mon, Oct 07, 2019

It was in Sultanpur Lodhi that the Sikhism founder is believed to have attained enlightenment.

The Shrine
Sun, Sep 01, 2019

In Ballan village of Punjab, anger simmers below the surface.

Army chief during Kargil defines role: CDS advisor to Cabinet
Fri, Aug 16, 2019

The idea of a CDS was mooted in the aftermath of the Kargil war. An expert committee headed by strategic affairs expert K Subrahmanyam had recommended several structural reforms for the defence establishment.

America calling
Sun, Jul 14, 2019

In a bid to reach America, many roads from Mexico region — referred to as “donkey routes” colloquially — end up here. The US has announced nationwide raids to round up illegal immigrants starting today

Deol’s ‘double’
Sun, Jul 07, 2019

Gurpreet Singh Palheri, the simple boy from a small Punjab village who wrote his way to Bollywood, is used to life not sticking to script. But no turn has been as bewildering for his village and family as the fuss over Gurdaspur MP Sunny Deol appointing him as his ‘representative’

Explained: The enduring legacy of Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Punjab
Fri, Jun 28, 2019

Ranjit Singh overthrew the warring Misls and established a unified Sikh empire after he conquered Lahore in 1799.

Amarinder Singh interview: ‘Every missile has a camera… why are you not showing this?’
Sat, May 18, 2019

Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh spoke with The Indian Express on the elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his “claim” that the Balakot strikes are “his personal success”, and the state of affairs in Punjab.

Punjab: At ground zero, a hard earned peace, unease over politicking
Thu, May 16, 2019

This week, Sikh outfits carried out a “rosh march” from Bargari to Badal village, calling for action against the Badals on the issue of desecration, but villagers from here stayed away. Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh also often raises this issue to flog the Akali Dal.