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Wednesday, Jan 29, 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)
Sep 25, 2016 10:18
SPS Rathore looked amused in most of the photographs published over the years in the media. That smirk seemed more like a permanent feature below his upturned moustache. It stood out, and made the former top cop from Haryana a much-reviled personality... read more
Sep 11, 2016 23:15
Raising its anti-corruption rhetoric for the upcoming Punjab elections, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday promised to jail four Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) ministers in the Parkash Singh Badal government if voted to power. read more
Sep 11, 2016 12:21
It was the September of 1965. The war with Pakistan was at its peak, and the Indian Army was marching in Pak territory towards Lahore when it came across a bus. read more
Sep 04, 2016 09:58
Che Guevara is on a wall of the drawing room where he sits. The South American revolutionary is also the cover of his Twitter and Facebook accounts. Durgesh Pathak, at first impression, is more a 20-something wide-eyed activist than a politician. But... read more
Sep 01, 2016 22:32
The video of ‘Bapu sada kehnda’ (Father dear says) – a debut by No1Knows Productions, a record label and production company based out of the US and UK begins with a reporter talking about how a billionaire’s son is getting married. And how he calls him... read more
Aug 28, 2016 09:43
BY THE WAY || The movie was Jahan Ara, the year 1964. There was only one set of ‘spools’, or movie reels, available for the city. But there were two theatres interested in playing it, both in Sector 17. Solution: Jagat Cinema started the movie half an... read more
Aug 14, 2016 10:47
You can’t blame the man for going a little bonkers. After all, who knows what exactly Balwan Singh was feeling about turning a year older? He is 55. I will turn 30 next year, and I’m already dreading the feeling. Give me a gun and I’ll shoot someone,... read more
Jul 31, 2016 09:50
Look, Assam can have its floods, and Gurgaon can get as jammed as it wants to. In Chandigarh, we get neither, and we couldn’t care less. But hey, Lord Indra, that does not mean we don’t need rain, man! read more
Jul 23, 2016 09:58
She is the voice behind ‘Danger Chamar’, and has a story to tell about it. Amid slogans on the street and in Parliament, hers is a viral voice online of assertion by ‘lower’ castes through Punjabi music. ‘Chamar pop’ and ‘Ambedkar folk’ have a new star... read more
Jul 17, 2016 12:28
What do you call an officer who misuses public money to buy an iron that costs a mere Rs 1,800? Don’t say ‘cheap’, OK! After all, this officer also spent no less than Rs 1.5 lakh on curtains, cushions and their stitching. Who does that? The name is Kumar,... read more
Jul 03, 2016 10:28
Let me take some liberty since we share a surname and native district. Why does Pardeep Chhabra, Chandigarh’s former mayor, always look so angry in the House? It’s like someone ate his share of cake, and it was the last piece of cake on the face of our... read more
Jun 26, 2016 00:46
Social media is having a field day over a video of Punjabi-style WWE, in which a woman in salwar-kameez rules the ring. It’s not come out of nowhere. And she’s not alone. The place is a village in Jalandhar, and the man behind it is Dalip Singh Rana,... read more
Jun 19, 2016 10:13
Near the climax of ‘Udta Punjab’, Tommy Singh is looking for a girl. He bumps into a couple of fellow junkies at the corner of a village. The junkies think he’s looking for ‘stuff’. “Supply down hai… Mere ton le le veere (Take some from me, bro)!” goes... read more
Jun 14, 2016 10:36
“I don’t want to hide the truth. My nephew has died of drug addiction,” says NRI business tycoon Darshan Singh Sahsi. It is a day after his public acknowledgement of truth in a poignant speech at the gurdwara in Rajgarh near Doraha, 20km from Ludhiana,... read more