Balbir Chotia popularising Punjabi folks songs

Abohar, April 29: For centuries folk songs have treasured people who passed it on from one generation to another. People still feel enjoy listening to folk songs.

Balbir Chotia, a music teacher by profession in a government school, is keeping the joy of singing folk songs alive.

Balbir is not a mass singer. But his style of singing is a rage in the Malwa region of Punjab. He has been singing Punjabi folk songs since childhood and remains devoted to Punjabi culture.

His first audiocassette `Nindo da Badla’ – the revenge of Nindo, was a super hit. And since then Balbir never looked back.

Paramdeep Singh wishes to promote Sikhism in glamour world

Paramdeep Singh wishes to promote Sikhism in glamour worldLudhiana, April 29: Ludhiana-based Paramdeep Singh, the first runner up at `Mr. Singh India 2009’, is keen to promote Sikhism while building a career in the glamour world.

Paramdeep walks down the ramp as a proud Sikh’. Despite making a professional career through fashion, Paramdeep wants youngsters to not put aside their religious identities in the name of fashion.

Vinod Khanna campaigns in a train

Vinod Khanna campaigns in a trainGurdaspur (Punjab), Apr 28 : Ahead of the last three phases of general elections, the nominees of various parties are trying to woo the voters with every possible trick up their sleeves.

For instance, the actor-turned-politician Vinod Khanna and a candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from Gurdaspur in Punjab campaigned in a train.

The veteran actor has been elected thrice from the Gurdaspur constituency as BJP''s nominee.

Khanna said that he canvassed for votes by travelling in a train since he was keen to learn about the grievances of the commuters.

Singer Hans Raj Hans to contest LS polls from Jalandhar on a SAD ticket

Singer Hans Raj Hans to contest LS polls from Jalandhar on a SAD ticketJalandhar, Apr 27: Punjabi sufi singer Hans Raj Hans will contest the general elections from the Jalandhar parliamentary constituency on a Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) ticket.

Hans Raj Hans, who has received the Padma Shri award, said he wants to work for the poor.

Guradas Maan comes up with ‘Mini Punjab’

Guradas Maan comes up with ‘Mini Punjab’Ludhiana, April 24: Having won millions of hearts across the country and abroad, Punjab’s legendary singer Gurdas Maan has come up with ‘Mini Punjab’, whose music was launched recently here.

The Punjabi film ‘Mini Punjab’ spreads the message of universal brotherhood and educates about being positive, lively and compassionate in today’s life.

`Mini Punjab’ is a Punjab away from Punjab in Mumbai. The film depicts the life of the Punjabi community called `Mini Punjab’, and spreads the message of universal brotherhood.

Punjab village embraces yoga for a healthy life

Punjab village embraces yoga for a healthy lifeFerozepur (Punjab), April 23: While Guru Baba Ramdev has revolutionized the concept of living a healthy life through Yoga across the country, a Punjab village has made it an integral part of its daily life.

Residents of Begawali village in Punjab’s Ferozepur District are confident of staying healthy and protected from various ailments since they have taken to practicing yoga everyday.

Everyday, at dawn, villagers practice yoga. But it all started with a man named Lal Chand who first showcased the villagers the joy of practicing yoga and its effects in anyone’s life.