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No couples’ day out in city
CITY men usually like to plough a lonely furrow, when it comes to outings. They would rather not take their wife out for evening jaunts and social functions. Does this reluctance stem from the traditional mindset or is it sheer convenience or is it a reflection of a chauvinistic society?

Romance is out for the young, too

Born there, studying here
REALISING that their children may loose their precious Punjabi cultural background one day, a worried lot of NRIs hailing from Doaba region of Punjab and settled in different parts of the globe, have started turning homewards.

Photo by S.S. Chopra
Photo by S.S. Chopra

EARLIER Editions
August 6, 2004

Long, unscheduled power cuts bedevil residents
LONG and frequent power cuts, sleepless nights and increased level of pollutants, Jalandhar residents have had a bad time this summer. Never had they experienced such long and sustained power cuts, at least in the past five years.

Inter-state bus terminus or mucky pond?
INTER-state bus terminus here is commuters’ nightmare. Surprisingly, it caters to more than one lakh passengers who commute daily. It is learnt that the State Transport Department has not released a single penny for the maintenance of the terminus since 1992.

A view of the flooded bus stand 
A view of the flooded bus stand 

Stinking, garbage-littered streets breed disease

Old city worst-affected. Garbage heaps rot in rain as safai karamcharis vanish
HE tall claims of the local Municipal Corporation authorities notwithstanding, heaps of garbage can be seen in most of the localities here. The old part of the city, where garbage is often left to rot, is worst affected. Residents are forced to put up with putrid smell emanating from the garbage.

Piles of garbage on city streets is a common sight

Piles of garbage on city streets is a common sight

AWWA is one big family
VEN as army men remain deployed for securing the nation's front from enemies' attacks, their wives do not sit back. They make it a point to do their bit for the betterment of the families of martyred soldiers and handicapped jawans.

A Durbar that courts the common man
THE Khula Durbar is a unique institution set-up by the district administration. It makes Jalandhar stand out among other districts of the Doaba region as one that attends to the common man first and foremost.

Craze for swanky cars catches on
PEOPLE of this cash-rich heartland of the Doaba region love to spend money on adorning their vehicles with the latest gadgets ranging from very costly hi-fi digital audio-video music systems to dashing floor lights. A fad which has caught up among young Jalandharites and also NRIs (who come here during winters) is to equip their jazzy vehicles with the latest costly music systems which come with very hi-fi amplifiers, five to seven inches LCD screens and play-all DVDs.

The plush interior of a refitted car
The plush interior of a refitted car



Willow woes wind up ‘magic bat’ industry
Manufacturing units shift base to Jammu and Kashmir
HE news does not augur well for sports lovers. Jalandhar sports industry, which gave Sachin Tendulkar the 'magic bat' to become the highest runs' scorer in one-day international cricket, is on the brink of closure. A drop in supply of mulberry and willow wood has hit local sports goods industry. 

Cricket bat manufacturing units are in dire straits with 70 per cent of them closing down. — Photo by S.S. Chopra
Cricket bat manufacturing units are in dire straits with 70 per cent of them closing down.




Mecca of medical tourism
NRIs flock to the city for high-end treatment at low-end costs
EDICAL Tourism" has fast started picking up in Jalandhar, with a large number of NRIs making a beeline for hospitals here. For them a trip to Jalandhar serves a dual purpose - getting treatment for serious ailments at a cost which is roughly one-tenth of that in the West and enjoying their holidays along with their families back home in Punjab.

NRI patients are availing themselves of low-cost treatment and excellent infrastructure. — Photo by Pawan Sharma
NRI patients are availing themselves of low-cost treatment and excellent infrastructure


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