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Punjab Cabinet approves plan to make Ludhiana a ‘Tourism Destination’

November 23rd, 2012

India TV News Channel features Flash mob Ludhiana !!

March 17th, 2012

India TV News Channel features Flash mob Ludhiana !!

Flash Mob takes Ludhiana by surprise – The Tribune (Ludhiana Stories)

March 17th, 2012

‘Flash mob’ takes city residents by surprise
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, March 4
In what took city residents by surprise, a group of people broke out in a sudden dance, piquing the interest of onlookers.

It was at about 5 pm when the “flash mob” started dancing in the main market of Sarabha Nagar for about 10 minutes.

This was the second such event in the city, but first time in the open.

People of all ages and from different walks of life let their hair loose as they performed impromptu on various songs, including Desi Girl, Desi Boys, Senorita and Jai Ho.

They had come together only three-four days ago as the word spread and they decided to have some fun.

Some participants were enrolled with a dance academy. Alice Bachy, a French national pursuing sociology at the PAU under a student exchange programme, was elated to be a part of the group.

“I wanted to learn dancing, so when I came to know about this event, I was excited,” she said. “I have participated in a flash mob once before in France, but it was more fun here,” she added.

Iqbal Singh Gill, a 66-year-old retired Army officer, said it was great fun to be part of the dance. It was fun to learn dance moves over a period of a few days. He participated in the event along with his wife.

Another PAU student from Vietnam, Levan, pursuing an MSc degree, said it was exhilarating to watch the “mob” perform.

Harjinder Kukreja, another participant, said the “flash mob” was a new phenomenon in the city and suddenly changed the atmosphere into a celebration.

Vineet, a resident of Rishi Nagar, said it seemed like they were on the streets of France as they had not seen any such thing here before.

SOURCE : The Tribune

Of racing cars & awestruck men – Punjab RC Club meets Gadgets and more

January 24th, 2012

LUDHIANA: Here’s one that will make all Ludhianvis puff with pride: The city is home to Punjab’s first Radio Control (RC) Racing Club that boast of some of the best racing cars in the world.

On Monday afternoon, when owners of Radio Control street trucks and racing coupes met members of a tech-savvy club, ‘Gadgets & more’ in South City, they were left awestruck by the display of gadgets. Even passers-by were pretty amazed to see helicopters and planes that flew 200 metres up in the sky.

There was a small car that ran at a speed of more than 100km per hour. “It was an amazing experience with the RC Club. We got to experience amazing machines and the day was unforgettable,” said Nishant Jairath, creator of ‘Gadgets and More’ and resident of Sarabha Nagar.

Gurdev Nagar-resident Harjinder Singh said, “As a gadget freak and member of ‘Gadgets and More,’ I expanded my knowledge and interest. I plan to own radio controlled car and race it on Ludhiana streets.”

Harkirat Singh Ryait, owner of RC racing club and resident of BRS Nagar, said he has a passion for fast moving cars. “I have the world’s largest radio controlled car named ‘Baja 5 T’,” he said.

The adventure of flying a radio controlled helicopter or racing a radio controlled car is unmatchable,” said Ankit Dadu, a resident of Shamsher Avenue.

SOURCE : Times of India

It pays to be a kid in Ludhiana!

January 18th, 2012

A survey reveals that children in city get more pocket money than kids in any other district of the country
Nitin, son of a Ludhiana-based industrialist, gets pocket money that makes many of his friends and classmates envious as they barely get about half of what he does. According to a survey, children in the city get more pocket money than kids in other districts of the country.
The results of the survey set the alarm bells ringing among parents as most were a little concerned to find their kids were flush with cash. But according to experts, giving pocket money to kids is important as they should be made to understand the value of money. In a city where mall culture is catching up, it is all the more important for children to know the value of money.

“It is necessary to make children learn the value of money before handing them out large sums of cash,” says city-based psychologist Param Saini. Children only copy the mannerisms of parents; so flaunting money would set a wrong example to their children, she says. Care should be taken to know how kids are spending the money and they should be guided accordingly.

“I give my child five hundred rupees every month and I advise him to save the money to buy the things that he wants,” says Sumit Verma, a banker. “He has learnt to save money, has bought a wallet, and purchases his stationery and other things he wants. I occasionally reduce or increase the money so that he understands how to adjust accordingly,” he says.

Aisi Hai Kuch Hamari LUDHIANA ki Yaadein

January 15th, 2012

Wo Kipps Market Ki Shaam
Wo Park Plaza Ka Jaam
Wo Mall Road Ki Hawa
Wo Fountain Chowk Ki Thandak
Wo Waves Ka Mazaa
Wo Hot Breads Ka Paasta
Wo South City Ka Raasta
Wo Kapsons Ki Shopping
Wo Mobile Ki Talking
Wo Kachori Aur Ghevar
Wo Nikkamal Ke Zevar
Wo Raat-Raat Bhar night-outs
Wo Pandit Ke Paranthe
Wo Yellow Chilli Ki Kali Daal
Wo College Ke Saal
Wo Bikes Pe Jaana RDB Fort
Wo Ghar Pahunchna Exam Report
Wo Ladai Mai Pada Mukka
Wo Mr. Beans Ka Hookah
Wo Khushi Eam Ke Ladoo
Wo Jhandoo Ki Poori
Wo Oberoi ke Bhature
Wo Hoshiarpuri Chat
Wo Basant Ki Kulfi
Wo Rawat Ki Fruit-cream
Wo Maharaja Ka Dosa
Wo College Road Ka Samosa
Wo Activas Atke
Wo Model Town Ki Sadke
Jaha Kitne DIL Dharke
Wo Masti Ki Batein
Wo Sukh Dukh Ki Mulakatein
Aisi Hai Kuch Humare
LUDHIANA ki Yaadein..
Meri city

Ludhiana catches Facebook fever, ‘I Love Ludhiana’ page gets thousands of Likes

January 12th, 2012

LUDHIANA: There’s a new address in town that Ludhianvis are scampering to – an ‘I love Ludhiana’ page on Facebook. With over a lakh hits every day and 33,500 likes from residents, the page is fast becoming the page to be on among netizens in the city. Friends Raman Singh and Harjinder Singh Kukreja – the hands and mind behind the page – are not really surprised.

“Social networking is a strong medium. If used sensibly it can help save lives,” said Harjinder, a restauranteur and co-administrator of the page.

Tapping the power and reach of social networking sites, the friends are using the page to invoke Ludhianvi pride, promote events in the city, broadcast social and religious messages and highlight problems faced by city residents. “The page has more readership than some newspapers,” added Harjinder, a resident of Gurdev Nagar.

The other administrator of the page, Raman said it is very satisfying to reach thousands of people from their home city every day. “For us this is an opportunity to reach out and inspire fellow Ludhianvis to make a positive difference in society,” added Raman, a final year student of Khalsa College.

The tech-savvy duo want to transform the way Ludhiana connects with their page. “By the end of 2012, we are aiming at one lakh ‘likes’ for the page,” said Raman, who lives in Sargodha Colony.

Talking about the benefits of the medium, Harjinder said he had once shared information about friend’s grandfather’s health and that he urgently required blood. “My friend got more than 50 phone calls from willing donors within 30 minutes of the information going online,” he said.

Nodding in agreement, Raman said he promoted an artist friend’s exhibition on the page and among those who showed up at the exhibition, about 100 people said they got to know about the event from the Facebook page. “And for Ludhianvis living abroad, this page is a connect back home, with their city and it’s pulse just a click away,” Raman added.


About 60% users on page are between 18 and 24 years old while less than 6% are above 35. Only 31% users are females compared to the 69% males on the page. Over 5,000 users on the page are Ludhianvis living in Canada, USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand.

To join the Ludhiana bandwagon, search for I Love Ludhiana or visit

Navratra at it’s best, Navratra Menu at The Yellow Chilli, Ludhiana

September 27th, 2011

(3 Vegetables, Sabudana Khichdi, Rice, Raita, Papad, Salad, Desert, Poori/Roti)

Navratra Menu at The Yellow Chilli, Ludhiana
Choice of Shakes (Banana/Apple/Strawberry)
Kesar Lassi
Juices (Apple/Mango/Orange/Mix Fruit)
Varat Ki Thandai

Fresh Fruit Platter
Kheere Aur Nariyal Ka Salad
Yogurt Cucumber Salad
Sabudana Papad
Sabudana Wadi
French Fries

Tulsi Tamater Ka Shorba
Nariyal Shorba

Potato in Coconut & Peanut Gravy
Sabudana Khichdi
Varat Ka Shahi Paneer
Varat Ka Paneer Makhni
Aloo Kali Mirch Rase Dar
Aloo Mungfali Bahar (Dry)
Chatpate Aloo (Dry)
Zayekedar Arbi (Dry)
Shahi Aloo
Varat Ki Poori (3 Pcs)
Varat Ki Roti (2 Pcs)

Kesar Indrayani
Dry Fruit Shrikhand
Makhane Ke Kheer
Rice Ki Kheer
Choice of Raita (Pineapple/Aloo)
Plain Curd

Sabudana Tikkis (Photo)

Makhane Ki Kheer (Photo)

Zayekadar Arbi (Photo)

Baby Potatoes in Coconut Gravy (Photo)

Also see: Navratra Specials – HT City Ludhiana

Navratra Specials at The Yellow Chilli – HT City Ludhiana

September 24th, 2011

PM’s wife, Gursharan Kaur in Ludhiana to see ailing sister

September 18th, 2011

SOURCE: Indian Express

It came as a huge surprise to Kuldeep Chauhan, a Ludhiana resident when he realised that he was travelling in the same train as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s wife Gursharan Kaur. “ It was a hassle free travel with hardly any security presence in the coach. We never knew that a VVIP had boarded the train at New Delhi railway station and only in Ludhiana did we come to know,” Chauhan said. Gursharan reached the city on Saturday by the morning Shatbadi to meet her ailing sister Thananter Kaur, who lives in Sargodha colony.
Travelling by executive class of Swarn Shatabadi coach number 3, Kaur was accompanied by her daughter, Upinder Kaur. “ I would have surely asked her the reason for the frequent price hikes, but I never came to know about her presence in the coach,” says Chauhan.
The Ludhiana railway station was spruced up at the last minute to greet the Prime Minister’s wife and the Shatabdi that usually arrives on Platform number 2 was diverted to Platform number 1 for security reasons. SPG commandos and police were seen all over the railway station but general public movement for most part was unaffected except for about 10 minutes when Kaur arrived at the station. Road traffic at Bharat Nagar chowk , Bhaibala chowk and Pakhowal road, where the convoy travelled, was also unaffected.

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