January 7, 2001
Punjabis are known the world over for their exquisite sense of humour, and they take pride in the fact. Suddenly, the Punjabis have stopped laughing at themselves and at others. This has introduced the hitherto unknown element in the Punjabi psyche, viz, intolerance, spelling death for genuine and innocent laughter that came so naturally to them once upon a time. Amar Nath Wadehra and Randeep Wadehra recount a few episodes from those merry times.
QUAINT humour in Punjab had to face two onslaughts over a period of time. One was from city slickers who propagated ribaldry by painting the ruralite as an uncouth simpleton. This did an enormous damage to the image of Punjab and its culture.
is heaven on earth!
grass juice: A miracle on earth
can be saved by beauty parlours
that shades tell