Yoga — the way of living
LUDHIANA: YOGA, taken from a Sanskrit word, means linking oneself with the Supreme. It is the philosophy that offers instructions and insights into every aspect of life: the spiritual, the mental and the physical – through its eight-fold system and many paths. As practised traditionally in India, yoga includes a set of ethical imperatives and moral precepts, including diet, exercise, and meditative aspects. In the West, yoga focuses primarily on postures (gentle stretching exercises), breathing exercises, and meditation.
Coffee culture taking root
LUDHIANA, Nov 11 — A chirpy old man in the coffee house in Bhadaur Market narrates his 25-year-old association with the eatery. He and some other “regulars” have formed a Coffee Friends Club and they assemble here in the evening. The members include young and old alike. There are lawyers, businessmen and other professionals also. At these meetings, they recite poetry, discuss politics and a host of other things till it is closing time and the staff asks them to call it a day.
A market with a glitter
LUDHIANA, Nov 11 — To break the monotony of humdrum life, people in the city throng the local Sarabha Nagar Market in the evening. The motley crowd comprises people of all age groups and children. The hustle and bustle reaches its peak at around 8 p.m.
Library that reaches out to people
Nov 11 — Instead of people reaching out to the libraries, the books reach out to you. That is what Indira Gandhi Mobile Library’s purpose is, to go to almost all the localities of Ludhiana as well as the localities on the periphery of the city to felicitate the readers, specially the housewives, to read books, and browse through magazines while the mobile van is parked there. This mobile van is being run courtesy the Municipal Corporation.
Sangh to carry on struggle
LUDHIANA, Nov 11 — The Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) today resolved to carry on its struggle to safeguard the rights of the working classes.
Addressing the biennial session of the district unit of the BMS at Cheema Chowk, Industrial Area A, activists including Mr Shravan Kumar, president, Mr Kartar Singh Rathor, general secretary, and Mr Ramesh Palta, secretary, focussed on the pending demands of workers and warned the state government to grant justice to the workers, failing which the sangh would be forced to resort to agitational methods.
Craze for designer wear
LUDHIANA, Nov 11 — Boutiques and showrooms selling designer wear, both for men and women, are adding a new dimension to the fashion scene of this city.
People here do not mind spending on clothes and they do not settle for anything less than the latest designer label, according to Mr Deepak
Dhanda, who along with his wife, Neelam, runs a boutique on Pakhowal Road. They had started with women’s wear but have now diversified into men’s wear as well.
Mohan Singh Foundation
to have unit in Sweden
LUDHIANA, Nov 11 — Noted Punjabi writer Ninder Gill, who had recently taken voluntary retirement from the Audit Department of the state government to permanently settle in Sweden, has been nominated convener of Prof. Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation there.