Rameshinder Singh Sandhu
Rameshinder Singh Sandhu is a staff reporter based in Ludhiana. He mainly covers administration, besides writing on agriculture, lifestyle trends, culture and travel.
Articles by Rameshinder Singh Sandhu
By Rameshinder Singh Sandhu | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 10:23 PM IST
According to a National Geographic article, researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School in England analysed data from 10,000 city dwellers and found that those living near green spaces reported less mental distress
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2017 12:29 PM IST
The study will also aim to find out high level noise zones in the city and offer preventative measures to cops to save ears from excessive traffic noise
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2017 02:28 PM IST
There is also no check on roads surrounded by schools, hospitals, senior citizens’ homes and several residential areas, despite having sign boards stating ‘no horn zone’.
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2017 01:03 PM IST
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2017 12:41 PM IST
“My love for books since childhood and passion for work encouraged me to be here. I never wanted to sit idle. So, after retirement, I approached then PSA president SS Johl who was kind enough to take me on board,” said Prem Singh Bajaj.
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2017 06:48 PM IST
Turban is not an ordinary piece of cloth rather it is a symbol of one’s pride and religion. It is an article of faith symbolising self-respect, courage and tradition. And this Baisakhi, a large number of youngsters hailing from different pockets of the district got an opportunity to showcase their turban tying skills in two different contests organised at Kila Raipur village and Sarabha Nagar Gurdwara of the city on Thursday.
By Rameshinder Singh Sandhu | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2017 02:30 PM IST
Ever since Punjab heritage and tourism promotion board (PHTPB) inaugurated its local tourist office in the historical clock tower building at Chaura bazaar, it has been lacking the basic facility of a toilet, much to the inconvenience of visitors who are forced to scout for the same in the overcrowded market around.
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2017 12:58 PM IST
Located at Punjabi Bhawan and a part of Punjabi Sahit Akademi (PSA), it was once a stage for renowned plays where noted actors of Punjabi film industry including Nirmal Rishi, who was conferred with Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2012, and Sardar Sohi began their acting careers.
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2017 03:17 PM IST
For veteran Bollywood actor Sharmila Tagore, celebration of ‘women empowerment’ or simply saying that today women are no less than men would make more sense when women from every echelon from our society will know what their rights are, what empowerment really means and most importantly getting opportunities like several empowered modern women of the country and the world.
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2017 04:38 PM IST
Excess of everything is bad but a sensible use of anything can prove beneficial. With final examinations underway, social networking platforms that are generally considered a bane have turned into a boon for many students who prefer using them as a constructive tool for exchanging notes and clarifying doubts during final revision hours. Not only the students residing in urban areas prefer using social media tools like Facebook and WhatsApp for exam preparation but its popularity is also increasing among students coming from rural areas.
By Rameshinder Singh Sandhu | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2017 07:21 PM IST
“I awoke one morning and found myself famous,” said Lord Byron, British poet and politician. This perfectly resonates with how 10-year-old Agamvir Singh (in turban) found instant fame after he appeared as little Bhagat Singh alongside singer Gurdas Maan in the video of his latest song ‘Punjab’.
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2017 08:18 AM IST
Shivratri celebrations are deemed incomplete unless an offering of milk is made to Lord Shiva. The fervour on Friday brought cheer to dairy owners and milk sellers, and was reflected in sales made by milk plants across the state.
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2017 01:58 PM IST
The big fat Punjabi wedding no longer seems to be a matter of pride for the region as its famous ‘spendthrift’ culture is under the scanner for all the wrong reasons.
By Rameshinder Singh Sandhu | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Kila Raipur (ludhiana)
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2017 02:53 PM IST
Someone has rightly said, “Dance is a hidden language of the soul.” Interestingly, to prove this right; two 6-year-old horses, Toofan and Leeli Morni, and a 12-year-old camel named Raju, came all the way from Bathinda to give live dance performance on the beats of traditional Punjabi dhol on Sunday — the concluding day of 81st Kila Raipur Games.
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2017 02:34 PM IST
Gone are the days when neighbours trusted each other to keep safe in rural parts of India. Surveillance gadgets are making their foray into rural pockets with a heavy demand for CCTV cameras among villagers. And so, orders and inquiries about these cameras are pouring in from the villages, claim owners of stores that sell these security gadgets.
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2017 03:39 PM IST
Come February 17 and all roads will lead to the quaint village of Kila Raipur, the host of Kila Raipur Sports Festival popularly known as ‘Rural Olympics’. Spectacular performances and daredevil stunts make this annual extravaganza the ‘destination to be’ for scores of sports enthusiasts from world over.
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2017 01:17 PM IST
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2017 12:30 PM IST
Language is the gateway to a new world, every language that you learn let’s you explore the cultural, social and literary nuances of myriad hues. The Urdu language classes conducted by the department of languages at Punjabi Bhawan of the city is one such place that lets the connoisseurs of this regal language continue with their learning pursuit albeit for different reasons.
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2017 10:37 AM IST
United by love, divided by choice! A large number of families, especially in urban areas, flocked together to their respective polling booths on Saturday but interestingly, members of several such families voted for different parties.
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2017 10:51 PM IST
If the ‘updated and latest’ list of voters by the election office is to be believed, Ludhiana district has 359 voters aged 100 and above, but the reality is that many of these ‘centenarians’ are dead in reality. In fact, some in the list have been dead for a decade now.
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2017 05:55 PM IST
To walk through the power corridors of Indian politics, power dressing should not be far behind. It’s not just political ideologies after all. Sartorial choices also matter. A man or woman dressed in traditional garb such as kurta pyjama or sari pops into your head when you think of the quintessential Indian neta. However, times have changed and so has the Indian politician. There are many who defy the ‘dress code’ and have either never worn traditional clothes or rarely wear them.
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2017 04:54 PM IST
Safety tops the wish list of female voters whose presence in the electoral roll has seen a considerable surge of 1, 31, 879 voters from the previous Vidhan Sabha polls. Women from both urban and rural areas of the district want that top priority of the new government to be formed on March 11, should be to ensure safety of women.
By Rameshinder Singh Sandhu | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2017 10:01 PM IST
A modest double-storey house, nestled in the narrow lanes of Janta Nagar in Ludhiana has become a ‘tourist spot’ these days and is attracting visitors from far and wide. Reason- the movie ‘Dangal’ was shot here for three days in January this year and 8-10 scenes in the second half of the film are shot in this house.
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2016 02:22 PM IST
As the spirit of Christmas catches on here, there has been a rise in the number of underprivileged people, especially kids, who are enchasing on the celebrations. They are leaving no stone unturned to sell ‘Santa caps’ and other Christmas merchandise at almost every traffic light and have even made their way to local markets.
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2016 03:57 PM IST
With Vidhan Sabha polls around the corner and voters data being tabulated by District Elections Tehsildar Office (DETO), the emerging statistics highlight some interesting facts regarding the electoral pattern based on gender and age. The latest survey underlines that out of the total 23, 72,931 voters, female voters lag behind their male counterparts by a difference of 1, 72,793 voters, as total male voters in the district are 12, 72,851 while female voters are 11,00,058.
By Rameshinder Singh Sandhu, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2016 04:55 PM IST
In 2005, she had just turned 15 when a 32-year-old man threw acid on her face. Her only ‘fault’ was that she turned down his proposal for marriage for which she had to pay a heavy price! But that did not deter Laxmi’s indomitable spirit. Now 26, she chose to become a fighter and bounced back within a few years of the incident. She actively started campaigning with an NGO ‘Stop Acid Attacks’ and came up with a petition to curb acid sales that led the Supreme Court to order the Centre and state governments to regulate the sale of acid.
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2016 03:32 PM IST
In the upcoming Vidhan Sabha polls, there will be 4, 068 more senior citizen voters as compared to the figures in the same category during the Lok Sabha elections conducted in 2014. This is according to the recently compiled data for the age groups 60-69, 70-79 and 80 years plus by the District Elections Tehsildar Office (DETO), wherein the total number of voters stands as 3, 65, 486, whereas in 2014 this strength was 3, 61,418.
Harbingers of change: Soon-to-be married youngsters of Ludhiana take initiative to curb ‘weapon culture’ at weddings
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2016 03:35 PM IST
Post the recent tragic death of 24-year-old dancer Kulwinder Kaur, who was shot by a drunk man at a wedding palace in Bathinda, youngsters in the region who are about to tie the nuptial knot in the coming days are making special endeavours to curb the horrific culture of flashing guns at weddings. They feel it is nothing more than an ostentatious display of power and wealth and term it as sheer ‘foolishness’.
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2016 03:28 PM IST
In the impending Vidhan Sabha polls scheduled for early next year, a minimum of 12,459 youngsters from the district in the age group of 18-19 years will exercise their franchise for the first time to form a new state government. This data has been recently compiled by the officials of district elections tehsildar office, who believe that this figure is likely to go up, as the data on voters will be collected until December end.
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2016 04:37 PM IST
Kila Raipur’s ‘Youth Sports Club’ (YSC) is all set to spread a little warmth in the lives of destitute, by distributing nearly 10, 000 blankets to save them from the winter chill. The club members will realise this act of philanthropy with the help of financial aid from the village non-resident Indians (NRI).