So that they can engineer their dreams

Students from rural backgrounds with the potential to excel in engineering are getting the much-needed boost Roopinder Singh Petite, all of 17 years old, yet a poise that belies her age, Gagandeepa walks into the room with an intriguing combination of diffidence and confidence. She has come a long way, but there is much more to do. Her journey is …

Picking up pieces of broken peace

Three remote villages in Punjab’s Malwa region have assumed centre stage of the protests triggered by incidents of sacrilege. The tension is palpable, troubling questions elicit few answers. Despite the unease, the villagers remain cautious: No going back to the dreadful days of the 1980s Burj Jawahar Singh Wala, Bargari and Panjgrain Khurd are Malwa villages used to being on …