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

Guest column| Remembering mother, my perennial lighthouse

With my mother’s passing, our home reverted into a house, mere brick and mortar, a shell of its former self; after all, it was my mother, who had kept us all together
My mother passed away on Mothers’ Day, 2013, but she lives on in our memories. (HT File Photo)
My mother passed away on Mothers’ Day, 2013, but she lives on in our memories. (HT File Photo)
Updated on May 15, 2022 01:55 AM IST
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Spice of Life | From strangers to family on a spiritual journey

At the bus boarding point, there were devotees, young and old, from almost everywhere, and I was the only local but didn’t look like one, for I was holding a camera and a diary
The colourful notice on a wooden board in one of the offices of the Golden Temple, just steps away from its community kitchen, read: Register here for a free tour by bus of historic Sikh temples. The bus departs every morning at 8 and returns the same evening by 5. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)
The colourful notice on a wooden board in one of the offices of the Golden Temple, just steps away from its community kitchen, read: Register here for a free tour by bus of historic Sikh temples. The bus departs every morning at 8 and returns the same evening by 5. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Published on May 05, 2022 04:35 PM IST
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Mission Green: Go for a tree, wherever you go

Spice of Life: With hands soaked in soil, I told them, “It’s your new home and you will be immensely loved.” I knew with every plantation, I was forming a special bond with the place, too.
My first opportunity was at a college in Faridkot, where I sowed saplings of five traditional trees, such as neem, ber, kikar, tahli and peepal. It was such a fulfilling experience. (HT file photo)
My first opportunity was at a college in Faridkot, where I sowed saplings of five traditional trees, such as neem, ber, kikar, tahli and peepal. It was such a fulfilling experience. (HT file photo)
Published on Apr 06, 2022 05:45 PM IST
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Looking at life through a theatrical lens

Guest Column | Each one of us is always part of some scene or the other; What matters is our contribution to the scene we are in and what we decide to learn from it
The phrase, ‘lights, camera, and action’, always runs through my head whenever I embark on a challenging project. (Representative Photo/istock)
The phrase, ‘lights, camera, and action’, always runs through my head whenever I embark on a challenging project. (Representative Photo/istock)
Updated on Mar 27, 2022 02:26 AM IST
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Bolt from the blue: When Usain called up for dinner

Spice of Life | The real stress, however, was during the late-night shifts when the attendant also had to play the role of a chef, juggling with the night menu which consisted of mainly salads, burgers and some fried treats
But when the world-famous Jamaican athlete, Usain Bolt, was staying with us and I was told that he may order food at night, I was thrilled. The thrill coursed also through my Haryanvi colleague, Vijay Kumar, who voluntarily joined me the same night. (HT PHOTO )
But when the world-famous Jamaican athlete, Usain Bolt, was staying with us and I was told that he may order food at night, I was thrilled. The thrill coursed also through my Haryanvi colleague, Vijay Kumar, who voluntarily joined me the same night. (HT PHOTO )
Published on Mar 17, 2022 02:27 AM IST
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Magic of being among nature’s colourful joys

Spice of Life: Every time I meet the flowers, they greet me, with all their jubilance. Just peacefully observing the flowers is utterly soothing; the names of most of which aren’t known to me
Their cheerful faces, despite a brief glimpse, offer me an uncommon cheer and calm, and end up keeping my mind far away from any writer’s block, an irking enemy of every writer. (Photo by the writer)
Their cheerful faces, despite a brief glimpse, offer me an uncommon cheer and calm, and end up keeping my mind far away from any writer’s block, an irking enemy of every writer. (Photo by the writer)
Published on Mar 04, 2022 06:17 PM IST
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Gujarat Titans' Roy breaks silence, explains reasons for opting out of IPL 2022

  • Days after the several reports made the claim, Gujarat Titans' Jason Roy released a statement on Tuesday to confirm the news of him pulling out of IPL 2022
Jason Roy of Gujarat Titans breaks silence, explains reasons for opting out of IPL 2022: 'Everything going on has taken its toll on me'
Jason Roy of Gujarat Titans breaks silence, explains reasons for opting out of IPL 2022: 'Everything going on has taken its toll on me'
Updated on Mar 01, 2022 04:40 PM IST
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Turn away from the siren song of sugar

Guest Column | His words were like a wake-up call for me and I recalled that many of my relatives were suffering from an array of health complications due to diabetes.
t first, it was hard because of my sweet tooth. My self-control was first tested on the flight itself as we were served tiramisu, one of my favourites, as part of the dinner trays. Again, my Aussie mate advised me to control my mind. He right away returned his dessert, while I gave mine to a child (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
t first, it was hard because of my sweet tooth. My self-control was first tested on the flight itself as we were served tiramisu, one of my favourites, as part of the dinner trays. Again, my Aussie mate advised me to control my mind. He right away returned his dessert, while I gave mine to a child (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Feb 20, 2022 04:06 AM IST
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Wonders of walking: A companion like no other

Spice of Life: Whenever I’m looking for a solution to a problem, I know walking will surely help, and it always does
The day I don’t walk, I feel I missed some opportunity. It’s certainly one of my therapies that within minutes irons out all the stress I may be carrying as it makes me talk to myself and arms me with beautiful answers on life. (Representative photo)
The day I don’t walk, I feel I missed some opportunity. It’s certainly one of my therapies that within minutes irons out all the stress I may be carrying as it makes me talk to myself and arms me with beautiful answers on life. (Representative photo)
Published on Feb 07, 2022 06:12 PM IST
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Four magical words that became a part of my life

Spice of Life: Nothing could be better than the gifts that help one evolve. More the mind evolves, the better the journey of life becomes
eople or situations surrounding us are not always going to be as per our expectations but despite that we should imbibe in ourselves the habit of finding something good in them (Representative photo)
eople or situations surrounding us are not always going to be as per our expectations but despite that we should imbibe in ourselves the habit of finding something good in them (Representative photo)
Published on Jan 11, 2022 07:48 PM IST
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Kila Raipur readies for the birth of its library

Spice of Life: Despite the discouragement from some villagers, who felt no one may visit the library, the youth club members went on to pursue their dream
It’s unfortunate that most villages and several towns are without a library. Books have the power to mould our minds, and eventually our lives. (Representative image)
It’s unfortunate that most villages and several towns are without a library. Books have the power to mould our minds, and eventually our lives. (Representative image)
Published on Dec 26, 2021 07:49 PM IST
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Talent in each one of us needs constant honing

Spice of Life: If we have a strong self-belief in our dreams and ourselves, we can never be affected by the pressures around us. Self-belief keeps us connected to our passion
Each one of us is gifted with a unique talent. Some discover it, others don’t, but just discovering or unearthing it isn’t enough for talent needs constant honing. (Representative photo)
Each one of us is gifted with a unique talent. Some discover it, others don’t, but just discovering or unearthing it isn’t enough for talent needs constant honing. (Representative photo)
Published on Dec 01, 2021 06:27 PM IST
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Travel diaries: A therapy, meditation like no other

Spice of Life: I land on pages that hold stories of unique tours, from the Boeing factory in Seattle to a graveyard visit in a Washington town
We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us. During the lockdown months, I often turned to my diaries as they made me travel again. (Representative photo)
We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us. During the lockdown months, I often turned to my diaries as they made me travel again. (Representative photo)
Published on Nov 02, 2021 06:54 PM IST
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Brush with writing: A drop of ink may make a billion think

SPICE OF LIFE: A good writer is one who lives in the present, an observer, a voracious storyteller with the ability to draw lessons from all kinds of experiences
The habit of writing a diary helps a writer. My diary stays not only by my bedside but also joins me wherever I go. Its pages on return are always filled with so much new. (Representative image)
The habit of writing a diary helps a writer. My diary stays not only by my bedside but also joins me wherever I go. Its pages on return are always filled with so much new. (Representative image)
Published on Sep 21, 2021 05:37 PM IST
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Long and short of phone calls, does it ring a bell?

SPICE OF LIFE: When the phone was tied to a wire, we were free. When the phone got free from the wire, we got tied to it
Connecting with callers after several weeks, sometimes months, makes for interesting interactions. Longer the gap, richer the conversations. (Representational photo)
Connecting with callers after several weeks, sometimes months, makes for interesting interactions. Longer the gap, richer the conversations. (Representational photo)
Published on Aug 23, 2021 05:42 PM IST
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Fear defeats more people than any other thing in the world

SPICE OF LIFE: The pandemic has enveloped most of us in fear despite the choice to remain calm. Fear is no panacea, instead it only snatches away our peace
Our thoughts hold huge power for our body. We should only think what we want to experience and it works. (Representative image)
Our thoughts hold huge power for our body. We should only think what we want to experience and it works. (Representative image)
Published on Jul 21, 2021 05:52 PM IST
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Guest Column: Adding years to life and life to years with gardening

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
Green spaces are soothing for the mind and soul.(Getty Images)
Green spaces are soothing for the mind and soul.(Getty Images)
Updated on Oct 31, 2020 10:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By

DMCH to conduct study on hearing loss among traffic cops in Ludhiana

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
A majority of traffic cops have poor ear health due to their long exposure to blaring horns.(HT Photo)
A majority of traffic cops have poor ear health due to their long exposure to blaring horns.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 25, 2017 12:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By, Ludhiana

Unchecked use of pressure horns may cause hearing loss among residents in Ludhiana

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’.
Pressure horn installed on a bus in Ludhiana.(HT File Photo)
Pressure horn installed on a bus in Ludhiana.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 22, 2017 02:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By, Ludhiana

Stuck in time, three major museums of Ludhiana district fail to impress

Maharaj Duleep Singh Museum at Bassian Kothi, Raikot in Ludhiana(HT File Photo)
Maharaj Duleep Singh Museum at Bassian Kothi, Raikot in Ludhiana(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 19, 2017 01:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: 86-year-old is pillar of strength for Punjabi Sahit Akademi library

“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.
Prem Singh Bajaj, 86, repairing an old book at Punjabi Sahit Akademi’s library in Ludhiana on Monday.(Jagtinder Singh Grewal / Hindustan Times)
Prem Singh Bajaj, 86, repairing an old book at Punjabi Sahit Akademi’s library in Ludhiana on Monday.(Jagtinder Singh Grewal / Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 02, 2017 12:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By, Ludhiana

Youngsters vie for top spot at turban-tying contest on Baisakhi in Ludhiana

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.
A boy participates in a turban-tying competition held at the Sarabha Nagar gurdwara on the occasion of Baisakhi in Ludhiana on Thursday, April 13.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
A boy participates in a turban-tying competition held at the Sarabha Nagar gurdwara on the occasion of Baisakhi in Ludhiana on Thursday, April 13.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
Updated on Apr 14, 2017 06:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By, Ludhiana

Absence of toilet at tourist office in Ludhiana leaves visitors harried

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.
The tourist office was inaugurated in December 2011.(HT Photo)
The tourist office was inaugurated in December 2011.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 04, 2017 02:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Ludhiana

World Theatre Day: Ludhiana’s 51-year-old Balraj Sahni Theatre in a shambles

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.
Chairs have been dumped in the middle of the sitting area of Balraj Sahni Open Air Theatre at Punjabi Bhawan in Ludhiana.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
Chairs have been dumped in the middle of the sitting area of Balraj Sahni Open Air Theatre at Punjabi Bhawan in Ludhiana.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
Updated on Mar 28, 2017 12:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By, Ludhiana

Women empowerment will make sense when all women get equal opportunities: Sharmila Tagore

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. 
“Those who live in the present remain youthful and I am one of them. After all, besides waiting for destination, I always ensure to enjoy the journey as well and for being part of Pataudi family, I will call it a responsibility full of pleasure”, she says.(Gurminder Singh)
“Those who live in the present remain youthful and I am one of them. After all, besides waiting for destination, I always ensure to enjoy the journey as well and for being part of Pataudi family, I will call it a responsibility full of pleasure”, she says.(Gurminder Singh)
Updated on Mar 14, 2017 03:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By, Ludhiana

Social media use for exam preparation a hit among students in Ludhiana

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.
Students exchange notes and clear doubts instantly as they feel it saves time and is convenient.(HT File Photo)
Students exchange notes and clear doubts instantly as they feel it saves time and is convenient.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 03, 2017 04:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By, Ludhiana

Little ‘Bhagat Singh’ basks in new-found celeb status

“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’.
Agamvir Singh with Gurdas Maan on the sets of Comedy Nights with Kapil. and (below) a scene from the latest music video.(HT Photo)
Agamvir Singh with Gurdas Maan on the sets of Comedy Nights with Kapil. and (below) a scene from the latest music video.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 27, 2017 07:21 PM IST
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Punjab: Shivratri brings spurt in milk sales in as devotees appease the Lord

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.
Devotees offering milk on the occasion of Shivratri at Krishna Temple in Ludhiana on Friday.(Gurminder Singh/HT Photo)
Devotees offering milk on the occasion of Shivratri at Krishna Temple in Ludhiana on Friday.(Gurminder Singh/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 25, 2017 08:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By, Ludhiana

Team to counsel Ludhiana farmers against lavish weddings

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.
The department of journalism at PAU(JS Grewal /HT)
The department of journalism at PAU(JS Grewal /HT)
Updated on Feb 23, 2017 01:58 PM IST
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Kila Raipur Games: Dance performance by horses and camel leave spectators enthralled

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.
A horse dancing to the beats of dhol.(JS Grewal/Hindustan Times)
A horse dancing to the beats of dhol.(JS Grewal/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Feb 20, 2017 02:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By, Kila Raipur (ludhiana)
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