SHIKHA SALARIA The Indian Express Group


Can and Will

Wednesday 1 May '13

The journey from being a “bathroom DJ” to the “king of mash-ups” has been a long one for DJ Kan-I.
Chicken and Egg Situation

Tuesday 30 April '13

There’s more to an egg than meets the eye, and last week, we discovered there are just about 300 ways to see it.
A 12-year-old boy operated upon, two child labourers freed and sent to school

Monday 29 April '13

The son of a rickshaw puller, Ajay was suffering from an acute bone infection in his left leg.
Student organisations in tricity extend helping hand to weaker sections of society

Monday 29 April '13

Defying popular notions that the youth stay away from charity and social work, a number of student organisations in the tricity have been working for various social causes.
Pakistan’s Latest Export

Saturday 27 April '13

VJ Mathira will make her debut in India with an item number in Punjabi film Young Malang.
Pak businessmen call for multi-visa entries

Thursday 18 April '13

Pakistani exhibitors at the 4th edition of ‘Made In Pakistan’, being held at Himachal Bhawan from 17- 20 April, highlighted the lack of a proper tradeway between India and Pakistan, and called for mul...
Losses may force Tuk Tuks off roads soon

Monday 15 April '13

After the Yo Yo radio auto service shut down in 2012, owners of the Tuk-Tuks claim that they too will soon have to stop operating due to the unfeasibility of their business.
Encroachments behind Sector 15 parking woes

Friday 12 April '13

Illegal encroachments by rickshaw pullers and autorickshaw drivers continue to create parking problems in Sector 15, and there seems to be no end to the woes of the residents.
Punjab’s rural heritage captured on camera by NRI

Thursday 11 April '13

A Canada-based NRI, Daljit Kaur, has given an uncommon look to some very common domestic sights of rural Punjab through her camera.
Play to Learn

Wednesday 10 April '13

A city-based architect has designed a children’s board game based on Chandigarh’s roadmap
Grain Market shop-owners complain of unsanitary conditions, neglect

Monday 1 April '13

Shop-owners at the Grain Market in Sector 26 are complaining about a host of problems that they face due to bad roads and unsanitary conditions in the market.
Oldest Indian circus fails to interest city

Sunday 31 March '13

Vacant seats continue to haunt the organisers and artistes of the Great Bombay Circus showing in the tricity after 26 years, and the owners are having a tough time running the Circus here.
Khadi handicrafts on display in city

Saturday 30 March '13

The products are the handiwork of more than 2000 rural artisans from 7 clusters in Punjab and Haryana.
‘King of fruits’ comes early to city

Friday 29 March '13

The king of fruits - mango - is back on the streets again.
Adulteration of colours goes unchecked, health dept says not under their ambit

Wednesday 27 March '13

Despite the concept of Holi celebrations with ‘eco-friendly’ colours gaining popularity in the city, adulteration of Holi colours go unchecked due to the absence of a designated authority for the same...
Burst of colours brings city alive, most go eco-friendly

Wednesday 27 March '13

The City Beautiful is geared up for one of the most-eagerly awaited festivals of the year – Holi. While party organisers have special offers for women and families, the markets of the Tricity are full...
Indian Idol finalist, ‘Chota Sardar’ inspires city artistes

Sunday 24 March '13

Surrounded by a number of aspiring junior ‘idols’, Indian Idol 6 finalist Devendra Pal Singh mesmerized the audience with his magical voice at the inauguration of the auditions’ booth for the first ev...
Met Department warns of colder days after Holi

Sunday 24 March '13

Expecting a thundershower to grip the City Beautiful within 24 hours, the Chandigarh Meteorological Department has predicted a major dip in the mercury in parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh.
Theatre group pays tribute to Shaheed Bhagat Singh with women-oriented play

Saturday 23 March '13

As a tribute to Shaheed- e- Azam Bhagat Singh, theatre artists from the Alankaar Theatre Group performed a play named ‘Insaaniyat Ki Maut’ at the Student Centre of Panjab University.
Items from the Seven Sisters on display at North-East Trade Expo-2013

Friday 22 March '13

Started from March 15, the trade expo is a Government of India initiative organized by the North-Eastern Handicraft and Handloom Development Corporation to promote the culture of the northeastern stat...


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Pratap Bhanu MehtaYou, the UPA, destroyed roads, airlines, power, education, industry, employment… you rocked the financial boat, you came for freedom, you legitimised being corrupt. But we did not speak out. Remember, we do have the vote. Pratap Bhanu Mehta While we were silent, July 11 Comments
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