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Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020
Aarish Chhabra

Aarish Chhabra


Aarish Chhabra is an assistant news editor at Chandigarh. He handles the regional online portal and social media team, besides reporting and writing primarily on politics and socio-cultural markers.

articles by Aarish Chhabra (281 results)
Dec 17, 2017 11:32
The writer wonders if we are just too cynical, exaggerating a situation in which the politics of exclusion wants to redefine a culture of compassion. read more
Dec 03, 2017 10:16
It appears that Kirron Kher is just another person of her times, as confused as your next-door aunty about how to deal\/live\/fight with patriarchy. read more
Nov 19, 2017 08:40
Shopkeepers here are losing sleep and raising slogans over the presence of street vendors now, blaming them for the market’s decline. read more
Nov 11, 2017 09:12
Women from Punjab’s Doaba taken to Saudi Arabia to work as maids fall prey to dubious travel agents, end up as slaves read more
Nov 05, 2017 09:55
This is a conversation with Chandigarh’s Born-And-Brought-Up (BABU) lot that calls this city its own but disowns us, the outsiders who are surely the reason of all problems here. read more
Oct 21, 2017 21:06
What do firecrackers have to do with ‘manning up’ a kid? On Diwali, a lesson in how we associate loud and brash with merriment to celebrate the festival. read more
Oct 15, 2017 16:34
The Jakhar clan, a Hindu Jat family, is quite at home in central politics as Sunil’s father, Balram Jakhar who died last year at 92, had the rare distinction of being Lok Sabha speaker for two successive terms from 1980 to 1989. read more
Oct 13, 2017 11:00
No, nothing can prepare you for this. You tie the blindfold and the world disappears. Sounds amplify. Touch gets pronounced. You are on your own. Until someone holds your hand and puts it on a shoulder. We are in a single line of 10 “normal” persons... read more
Oct 08, 2017 10:50
Fellow employees call him ‘daadu’, the grandfather, and he decides whether you get to enter Kasauli Club or not, no matter if you’re a special invitee to the Khushwant Singh Literature Festival that’s held here every year in memory of the ‘Sardar in... read more
Sep 24, 2017 09:17
When I told a dealer I wanted a car with a manual drive, not the semi-automatic that is peddled as automatic in our country. “No, you don’t!” he snapped. Scared of his powers to read my mind, I disconnected and blocked his number. read more
Sep 14, 2017 09:50
The resident DJ has just made way for Varnika Kundu, DJ Miracle Drugg, the 29-year-old woman who became a symbol of resistance against misogyny last month when she got her stalkers arrested while she was returning home at night from Chandigarh to Pa... read more
Aug 27, 2017 09:14
Who is this man for whom these people die? A man who breached the trust of his followers, and raped them, repeatedly. A man who dresses like a joker, spouts inanities as sermons, and makes movies that revel in stereotypes read more
Aug 14, 2017 21:41
“The new name comes from ‘bekhauf azaadi’ or fearless freedom, the title of last Friday night’s march to ‘reclaim the streets’, which saw women, with men and children, walk in solidarity on the route,” says city-based teacher-storyteller Deeptha Vivekanand,... read more
Aug 13, 2017 09:34
How could she have not liked the chase? Worldly wisdom passed on to me cannot be wrong. I know. She secretly enjoyed it. At least she did not mean for it to become so big. She’s said that. Read the papers. Actually, don’t. The papers, the channels, they’re... read more
Aug 06, 2017 19:59
“I have been told by friends that people are trying to say things about me; make it out like I am wrong. For instance, if you put up a picture of me with a guy online, is it suddenly going to make it okay for these guys to try and kidnap me?” read more