Famous Sportsmen

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Published: Tuesday, 15 December 2020
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Famous Sportsmen

Famous Singers 2020

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Published: Tuesday, 15 December 2020
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Famous Singers

Sidhu Cricket Quotes

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Published: Monday, 23 November 2020
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If there’s Someon who deserves the title of ‘Absolute Entertainer’ it’s the one and only Navjot Singh Sidhu. The way he prompts is outstanding,From reciting poems that are pages long to impossible one-liners, Sidhu is a treasure chest of awesomeness.

We have compiled the 30 best Sidhuisms which will make you go WOW for this man of words!

Things to do in Punjab

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Published: Wednesday, 25 November 2020
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When you visit Punjab, do as the Punjabis. The land of butter chicken,Sarson ka saag -Makki di roti| .You should ditch the conventional places and take a walk through a pind, skip the fancy restaurant food and have saag and makki di roti at a dhaba , forget your car for a while and take a ride on a tractor instead.

Here are Top 20 things you must do when you are in the land of Punjabis.

Here are 20 things you must do when you are in the land of Punjabis.

1. Immerse yourself in patriotic fervour and watch the lowering of the flag ceremony at Wagah Border.


2. A Visit To Golden Temple

Punjab is a visit to Golden temple also known as Harmandir Sahib is the most viewed tourist place and people are still keen to visit the place because of its beautiful infrastructure plated with gold. The main focus of the temple is the tank which is ringed by white marble . People there believe that the water in the tank has healing powers and pilgrims across the country also visit the place to get a bath in sacred water.


3.Explore the history of  Jallianwala Bagh at Amritsar.

Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar is a public garden that has been listed as one of the major places for national importance. The garden is at an impressive stretch of 26000 square meter, situated at the famous Golden temple road. It has walls ridden with bullet holes and memorial plaques informing its happenings and placing during the dreaded massacre. The Jallianwala Bagh also has tour guides who have countless times tirelessly told its visitors about the garden’s importance.

Jallianwala Bagh Timings: 06:30Am-7:30PM
Jallianwala Address: Golden Temple Rd, Amritsar, Punjab
Known for: Jallianwala Bagh massacre
Visit duration: 1.5 to 2 hours



Groove to some funky Punjabi music and dance under the water showers. The theme park has artificial clouds which shower artificial rains. Sometimes, you can see some colourful rains coming from the artificial clouds. Also, the theme park is not open on some winter days as the climate in the city gets very intensely cold.

Location: Jalandhar - Nakodar Road, Wadala Chowk, After, Jalandhar, Punjab 144001

Entry Fee: Rs. 900 for Adults & free entry for children under 3 feet.

Timing: Monday to Sunday 10 AM to 7.30 PM

Best time to visit: To beat the heat and enjoy the various water rides, Summer is the best time to visit Wonderland.


5. Watch the Rural Olympics at Kila Raipur.

If one travels via air, they can easily get flights to Chandigarh or Amritsar, from there you can take up a local bus or train. Via train one can go till Jalandhar from there multiple local trains are available till Kila Raipur. Roads are also well connected and a bus or taxi can be taken to reach Kila Raipur.


6. Sukhna Lake,Chandigarh

Ultimate place to enjoy nature and walk and rate it as best in the world considering the surrounding n facilities


7.Virasat E Khalsa

Rs 350 Crore Museum which will take you through the memory lane at Virasat-e-khalsa and get a peek into the rich history of Sikhism.

Address: Anandgarh - Kesgarh Road, Near Qila, Khalsa Heritage Memorial Complex, Anandpur Sahib, Punjab 140118, India
Opened: November 25, 2011
Timings⋅ 10AM-4:30PM


8.Gobindgarh Fort,Amritsar

A symbol of the times when Punjab was forged. Spread across a grand 43 acres, right in the heart of Amritsar city

Timings:All days of the week 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Address:Old Cantt Road Vijay Chowk, Lohgarh Chowk, Amritsar 143001


9.Forget the calorie count and have saag and makki di roti. Top it up with oodles of ghee.


10. Shake a leg and Bhangra like no one’s watching!

History of Punjab

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Published: Sunday, 22 November 2020
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Punjab History

The first known documentation of the word ‘Punjab’ is in the writings of Ibn Batuta, who visited the region in the fourteenth century. 

The term came into wider use in the second half of the 16thcentury, and was used in the book Tarikh-e-Sher Shah Suri (1580), which describes the construction of a fort by ‘Sher Khan of Punjab’.

Reference of ‘Punjab’ can also be found in volume one of “Ain-e-Akbari”, written by Abul Fazal, where ‘Punjab’ describes the territory that can be divided into provinces of Lahore and Multan.

Similarly, in the second volume of Ain-e-Akbari, the title of a chapter includes the word ‘Panjnad’ in it.

However, the first mentioning of Sanskrit equivalent of ‘Punjab’ occurs in the great epic, the Mahabharata, where it is described as Pancha-nada, which means ‘country of five rivers’. 

The Mughal King Jahangir also mentions the word Panjab in ‘Tuzk-i-Janhageeri’, derived from Persian and introduced by the Turkic conquerors of India, literally means “five” (panj) “waters” (ab), i.e., the Land of Five Rivers.

History of Punjab is very versatile, as it had been subjected to different invasions. History speaks volumes of valour, courage and bravery of the people of Punjab. Early studies prove that Punjab included much of the present region of Pakistan. The history of Punjab has undergone turbulent changes as a result of many invasions.


Land of Ancient Civilizations and Epics

Punjab is the cradle of the Indus Valley Civilization, more than 4000 years old. Archaeological excavations, throughout the state, have revealed evidences of the magnificent cities of Harappa and Mohenjodaro, that lived and died along the banks of the mighty Indus and its tributaries. The Mahabharata, which narrates life between the 7th and 5th century BC, contains rich descriptions of the land and people of Punjab at that time. The Vedic and Epic period of the Punjab was socially and culturally very prolific as during this glorious period, the people accelerated in the fields of philosophy and culture. It is believed that parts of the Ramayana too, were written around the Shri Ram Tirath Ashram, near Amritsar; and it was in these forests that Lav and Kush grew up. Kaikyee belonged to this region. The authors of Vishnu Purana and the Shiv Purano belonged to the central Punjab. Other great historical discoveries have been unearthed at Ropar, Kiratpur, Dholbaha, Rohira and Ghuram. These relics throw light on the culture and changing architectural styles of Punjab, since the Harappan age. At Sanghol, in Fatehgarh Sahib district near Ludhiana, sites associated with great Mauryan Dynasty, have yielded remarkable relics that record the presence of Buddhism in the region.


Aryan Migration and Persian Rule(516 BC -- 321 AD)

Among other reasons, one of the reasons of the decline of Indus Valley Civilization could be a series of raids or small scale migration from North-West between 1500 B.C to 100 B.C . The next thousand years of the history of Punjab is dominated by the Aryans. They used to call it Arya-Varta or the land of Arya. Here is where the oldest books of human history called the Rig-Vedas are supposed to have been written. The Aryans spoke Sanskrit, which became common language of the people.

The location of Punjab was on the outskirts of the Great Persian empires. It was often attacked by the Persian rulers. The Persian King Darius the great was able to occupy some parts of Punjab. But he was Persian King Gustasp who completed the occupation of Punjab in 516 B.C. Soon, Punjab became the wealthiest of all the Satrapies i.e provinces of the Persian kingdom.

At that time the greatest rival of the Persians were the Greeks. They also had some knowledge of the area. Persian emperor Darius I appointed Skylax, the Greek to explore the area around Indus for its commercial viability . Skylax later wrote a book "Peripulus" in which he mentioned about the area and its richness . Hectaeus (500 BC) and Herodotus (483-431 BC) also wrote about the "Indian Satrapy" of the Persians. In Greek maps we find the mention of the mightiest of river of all the world called the Indos (Indus) and its tributaries of Hydaspes (Jehlum), Akesines (Chenab), Hydroatis (Ravi), Hyphasis (Satluj) and Hesidros (Beas).



Invasion(321 AD)

The legendary king Great Alexander of Greece had an ambition of Conquering the World. Around 321 B.C after crushing the might of Persians , he entered India through its North-West frontiers . The place, which is modern day Punjab, was then under the rule of Persians and was the richest place on earth . Alexander invited all the local rulers of Punjab to submit to his authority . Some of the rulers did the same , but the ruler of the kingdom between rivers Hydaspes(Jehlum) and Akesines(Chenab) , the legendary king Porus , refused to submit to his authority. As a result , fierce battle took place . Both sides suffered heavy casualites. Porus lost his sons and got injured. In the end Alexander's forces took over Punjab and they brought Porus to Alexander's court. Here the legendary conversation took place . Alexander asked Porus "How should I treat you ?" . Porus shot back "In the same way as a king treats another king". Alexander was struck by his genius and bravery . He returned the kingdom back to Porus.

Alexander as with his other occupied areas established two cities in the area of Punjab, where he settled people from his multi-national armies which included a majority of Greeks and Macedonians. These cities along with the rule of the Indo-Greek thrived long after Alexander's departure.

Alexander's Eastern empire (from Syria to Punjab) was inherited by Selecus Nicator, the founder of Seleucid dynasty. However the Greek empire in the east was disrupted by the ascendency of the Bacterians. The Bacterian King Demetrius I added Punjab to his Kingdom in the second century BC. The best known of the Indo-Greek kings was Menander who established his independent kingdom centered at Taxila in 170 BC. He later moved his capital to Sagala (The modern Sialkot). Menander soon captured territories east of his kingdom and grew to rival the power of Bacterians. Menander died in a vain attempt to conquer Bacteria in 130 BC. Menander's successors maintained the their rule on Punjab till 55 BC when the whole area was disrupted by the events happening in greater Euro-Asia.

In the middle of the second century BC, Yui Chi tribe of modern China began to move westward which caused in turn to Sakas or Scythians to move. Northern Sakas successfully wrestled the power of the areas from the Indo-Greeks. Another Central Asiatic people to make Punjab their home were the white Huns who made continuous campaigns towars this part of the world. Finally establishing their rule in the later 3rd century AD.


Muslim Invasions(713 AD -- 1300 AD)

Following the birth of Islam in Arabia in 6th century AD, Arabs rose to power and replaced the Persians as the major power in the area. In 711-13 AD Arabs advanced to the land of five rivers, occupying Multan. Further north the area that survived the Arab attacks was divided into small kingdoms.

Meanwhile in Ghazni after the death of Subuktgin, the Turk, his son Mahmud assumed power in 997 AD. He was to expand his father's kingdom far to the west and east of Ghazni through his military conquest. He was to attack Punjab 17 times during his reign. The Ghaznavids were uprooted by the Ghauris who extended their rule as far as Dehli. Shahabuddin Ghauri annexed Lahore to his kingdom in 1186. After Ghauri's death his governor Qutbudin Aibak became an independent ruler of Punjab and founded the Mamluk sultenate. Khiljis' replaced the Mamluks in 1290. The rule of Khiljis was briefly disrupted by the two successful raids by the Mongols who marched their way to dehli twice during Alauddin khilji's rule. tughluqs succeeded Khiljis in 1320 AD. Tughluq rule was replaced by the Sayyids in 1414 AD. Lodhis gained control of Dehli in 1479 AD.

After that Mugals came and captured relatively the whole of India and remained in power for about 250 years.


The Rise of Sikh Power(1700 AD -- 1849 AD)

After Guru Gobind Singh Ji , the Sikhs started following the holy book, Shri Guru Grandh Sahab Ji, written and compiled by all the Gurus. The 10th Guru was Guru Gobind Singh Ji. He was a true warrior . On 13th April 1699 , he modified his Sikhs to a community , different from normal Hindus . From now on , Sikhs were required to keep long hair on head and beard . They were also required to wear a Pagdi i.e. a Turban. He faught several battles with Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. Around 1757 A.D , both Punjab and Sind , had fallen to Ahmad Shah Abdali's rule . Ahmad Shah died in June 1773. After his death power of Afghans declined in Punjab.

Next was the territory of Ranjit singh. During the rein of Maharaja Ranjit Singh , the Sikhs had even ruled on Afganistan . The Sikh religion flourished and the territorial boundaries increased . Ranjit Singh constructed many Gurdwaras . He constructed the famous Sachkhand Sahib at Nanded in Maharashtra . He also covered the famous Har Mandir Sahib (Golden Temple) with Gold .

After his death in 1839, the Sikh governors started fighting with each other for supremacy . Slowly the Sikh kingdom started declining and the British took over it .



The British and the Post Independence Era

The British ruled Punjab for 200 years like the rest of India . Many of the Freedom Fighters of the Great Indian Freedom Struggle were from Punjab . Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev , Lala Lajpat Rai, Udham Singh were some of the brave sons of this soil who laid down their life for the country. In addition thousands of unsung heros sacrificed themselves in the "Jalia Wala Bagh" incident. At last on 15 th August 1947, India became independent and the State was divided among India and Pakistan. Punjab was again divided into the states of present day Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh for administrative reasons in 1966 . Chandigarh on the border of Punjab and Haryana, remains the capital of the two states, yet is administered as a Union Territory from Delhi.

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