Vipin Pubby

The writer is a Chandigarh-based journalist

Articles By Vipin Pubby

Drug Drag

Punjab is being pulled down by drugs. Government must stop blaming strawmen

From nothing but waste and rock, Nek Chand built everything

Nek Chand Saini, man behind Chandigarh’s iconic Rock Garden, dies at 90.

If the present government wanted to change anybody, it should have been me: Shivraj Patil

The Union home minister speaks about his resignation after 26/11, live TV coverage of Lok Sabha.

‘We don’t intend to go witch-hunting’

Manohar Lal Khattar has been media shy since he took over as Chief Minister of Haryana.

Leading from the centre

The BJP, no longer a bit player in Haryana, is relying heavily on Modi in a multi-cornered contest.

IAF plane carrying 11 on board crash lands at Chandigarh airport

The incident took place around 8.30 pm on Saturday. The aircraft had gone for an operation and was returning from Bathinda.

‘Future belongs to BJP and AAP. Congress will be in coma for at least 10-15 years’

In this Idea Exchange, Bhagwant Mann talks about his party’s strategy in Parliament, Punjab’s drug problem, and why he doesn’t like Navjot Singh Sidhu.

One man’s fast reminds Punjab what it could easily have done

The authorities woke up when the crowds began swelling at the Amb Sahib Gurdwara in Mohali.

‘They usurped government land… it is nothing but theft of public property’

The Himachal Pradesh High Court last week restored possession of Dharamsala stadium to the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association. The state had taken over the stadium on Oct 26 after cancelling lease of all land given to the HPCA. In this Idea Exchange,moderated by Editor (Chandigarh) Vipin Pubby,Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh defends his govt’s actions

‘State powers have been taken over by Centre. They are taking over functions in the state as well as concurrent list’

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal says the Centre has not been fair to Punjab.

Broke Punjab needs to take blinkers off

Besides,the government has failed to release 8 per cent dearness allowance to its employees due since January.

‘Governance niyat ki baat hoti hai. It needs only integrity,ethics,some ordinary intellect’

Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka speaks about bureaucrats' real duty being to public,why there would be no scams if they performed that and why he has respect for politicians. This Idea Exchange was moderated by Editor,Punjab,Vipin Pubby

In row between Punjab,Haryana,lots in a name

The two states had recently sparred over an international airport terminus coming up at Chandigarh airport.

‘What impact has Modi’s elevation made? NDA is down to three parties’

In this Idea Exchange,Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda speaks about the state's land acquisition policy,the comparisons with Gujarat,and the new "pro-incumbency factor" in elections. This session was moderated by Resident Editor,Chandigarh,Vipin Pubby

Views: Can Pakistan’s civil society rise like in India?

Worst fears since Sarabjit was attacked have turned true with Pak's official declaration of his death.

A new low for Punjab House,Congress

However,even by those standards,what was perpetrated by Congress MLAs in the Punjab Assembly on Wednesday was a new low.

Moga win further strengthens Sukhbir Badal

Any ruling party winning a by-election is no surprise,particularly when it had been re-elected comfortably to power just a year back

Dirty picture behind Rahul’s ‘hazy’ drug facts

Rahul Gandhi may have tried to score easy political points by saying seven out of 10 youths in Punjab are in the grip of drugs

After rapes,the apathy

At 877 per 1,000 males,Haryana has one of the country’s worst sex ratios.

Khalistan stays alive abroad

Recently,arms and ammunition,believed to have been sourced from abroad,was recovered in Punjab.