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In recent years there has been an effort by poets, painters, fiction writers and scholars to retrieve the story of Mardana not just as Guru Nanak’s disciple but as a friend of his youth and travel companion in all of his spiritual journeys.(Courtesy: Sidharth (artist))

Roundabout: Play the rabab, Mardania, November is here

By Nirupama Dutt | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 11:49 PM IST
The forgotten value of Mardana in the world of Guru Nanak is being invoked by contemporary poets, painters, fiction writers and scholars in the true spirit of Sikhi
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Special sitting of Vidhan Sabha on Punjabi language on Feb 20: Channi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Patiala, Patiala
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2020 11:21 PM IST
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Dalip Kaur Tiwana(Bharat Bhushan)
Dalip Kaur Tiwana(Bharat Bhushan)

Punjabi University ‘kitaab ghar’ to be named after Dalip Kaur Tiwana

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Patiala, Patiala
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2020 10:40 PM IST
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Punjabi folk singer Idu Sharif receiving the Sangeet Natak Akademi award from then president Abdul Kalam in New Delhi in 2006.(HT file photo)
Punjabi folk singer Idu Sharif receiving the Sangeet Natak Akademi award from then president Abdul Kalam in New Delhi in 2006.(HT file photo)

Dhadi folk singer Idu Sharif buried at Nabha village

By Mohit Singla | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Nabha
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2020 09:05 PM IST
A recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi and other awards, the Chandigarh-based Punjabi folk singer was battling poverty and paralysis
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Prof Ravinder Bhathal elected president of Punjabi Sahit Akademi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2018 10:48 PM IST
Bhathal has eight poetry books to his credit apart from other literary works.
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Punjab cultural affairs minister Navjot Singh Sidhu flanked by actor Gurpreet Ghuggi (L) and Punjab Arts Council chairman and poet Surjit Patar at a press conference in Chandigarh on Saturday.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Punjab cultural affairs minister Navjot Singh Sidhu flanked by actor Gurpreet Ghuggi (L) and Punjab Arts Council chairman and poet Surjit Patar at a press conference in Chandigarh on Saturday.(Keshav Singh/HT)

To put an end to vulgar, violent songs, Punjab govt to set up Culture Commission

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2018 10:38 AM IST
The commission that will also have powers to monitor content served through social media, too, he declared, claiming that Punjab is the first state in India to have such a set-up.
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