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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)
Feb 10, 2017 10:22
At first, you get startled. Curiosity follows. And then it’s sheer awe. How can an aeroplane be parked here? Hawai Adda, ‘airport’, is the name of the complex where four cousins have opened a restaurant inside a plane in Ludhiana, a city known for its... read more
Jan 28, 2017 18:14
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, while addressing a rally in Punjab’s Jalalabad constituency on Saturday, described Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president and Punjab’s deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal as a symbol of corruption. read more
Jan 27, 2017 17:23
A viral video, purportedly showing him in an intimate situation with a woman, has muddled the equations amid talk of more such videos surfacing just days ahead of the February 4 election. read more
Jan 27, 2017 12:31
A video allegedly showing Ferozepur’s Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MP Sher Singh Ghubaya – whose son is contesting the assembly polls from Fazilka on a Congress ticket – in an intimate position with a woman went viral on Friday. The MP declared the video... read more
Jan 25, 2017 22:13
Mumtaj Bholi stands out. Not only because she is the only transgender among 1,145 candidates in the Punjab assembly polls, but also because it’s hard to find a candidate whom voters greet by touching her feet, even when she is far from the top rung of... read more
Jan 16, 2017 10:34
It started with eight people, and one of them was Harjot Singh Bains. Today, he is the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from Sahnewal in Ludhiana district, has 150 villages to cover, 2.5 lakh voters to convince, and a seat to win to the Punjab assemb... read more
Jan 15, 2017 13:08
Chawla Aunty was not someone who would part with money easily. Instead, she gave us cotton straw, discarded furniture, dung cakes, and even some old clothes. And we did not mind. We were happy to burn it all. read more
Dec 18, 2016 14:17
She is hardly ever on Facebook. It’s been three years. She may have got married. She was planning to when we met three years ago. A lot has changed since. I can no longer take her to Aroma, the hotel in Chandigarh, to order some mutton and warqi paranthe... read more
Dec 16, 2016 12:45
Call it the mood of the times, or maybe the aroma. A popular restaurant named ‘Lahore Chowk’ in Hotel Aroma’s Eating House in Sector 22 has been renamed ‘Lucknow Chowk’ in reaction to the recent chill in India’s relations with Pakistan. While the owner,... read more
Dec 03, 2016 22:43
In 2012, Abhinav Verma was probably still in college on the outskirts of Chandigarh. He and I did not yet have that one mutual friend we now have on Facebook. Narendra Modi was still the chief minister of Gujarat. Banknotes had not become expensive jokes.... read more
Nov 20, 2016 11:33
In the centuries to come, what will be your answer when you’ll be asked this: Where were you when the announcement that changed the face of India was made? I was sitting in front of the computer in a town called Mohali (30.7046° North, 76.7179° East).... read more
Nov 06, 2016 17:08
Rakesh Prashar and Deepak Kumar must be wondering: At what point did a protest atop a 100-foot tower, near the chief minister’s residence in the capital, become too small for the government to react to? How high is high enough? read more
Oct 23, 2016 11:15
Let’s remind ourselves. Chandigarh is not a part of Punjab. Yes, there are elections due in Punjab early next year. No, you cannot vote in them if you are registered as a voter in the UT. No matter how much you discuss the Punjab elections in your drawing... read more
Oct 09, 2016 10:54
She is everywhere. He is there too. The lights are bright. The clothes are too. The talk is frothy. The music is too. The circle goes round and around. And they do too. It’s all very beautiful. The city is too. It’s Chandigarh, you know. With a soft... read more