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Friday, May 04, 2007

Saanjha Virsa PunjabiaaN Da (The Shared Heritage of Punjabis)

A magazine is to be published in the Punjabi language, every quarter, simultaneously from Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan and Ludhiana, Punjab, India. The Lahore edition is to be printed in the Shahmukhi script and the Ludhiana edition in Gurmukhi. The content of both editions, obviously, is to be exactly the same.

This is the first such experiment that I am aware of and I sincerely hope that it would not only be successful in terms of the magazine becoming immensely popular, but also achieve its larger goal of bringing Punjabis, wherever in the world they might reside, closer to each other.

I came to know about it when the Academy of the Punjab in North America asked permission to include, in the first issue, my blog-posts about my Pakistan trip, granting which, was, of course, a great honour for me. They even had it all translated into Punjabi, on their own.

The magazine is to be called Sanjh, which is very appropriate as it seeks to preserve and promote the glorious language, culture and heritage that all Punjabis share.


Sidhusaaheb said...

I am not only impressed with APNA.ORG inclusion of your travelogue, but also with the saanjh info that u provide in this post. Keep it up. Let more follow.
MP | Homepage | 05.04.07 – 6:39 pm | #


Nice post, wish the magazine was available in english or hindi
Cyberkitty | Homepage | 05.05.07 – 5:24 pm | #


@MP: Er…actually, it is APNAORG.COM

I am quite impressed too, with the kind of effort they are putting in, not only for the magazine, but over all.

@Cyberkitty: Well, the part I’ve written is certainly available in English. :D
Sidhusaaheb | Homepage | 05.06.07 – 6:05 am | #


Great to hear that they have included your writings. And the whole idea sounds very nice.
Mridula | Homepage | 05.06.07 – 3:41 pm | #


Good work!
Srriam | Homepage | 05.06.07 – 5:55 pm | #


@Mridula: Thanks! I hope the idea will work!

@Sriram: Thanks!
Sidhusaaheb | Homepage | 05.07.07 – 6:39 am | #


Ha ha ha, that was a typo, thanks for bringin it to my attention.
MP | Homepage | 05.09.07 – 1:47 pm | #


Good to see you going places!!!

All the best…

Come over, someday!

Ra. | Homepage | 05.10.07 – 3:33 am | #

Sidhusaaheb said...

Oh really .. thats wonderful … congrats !!!!

The concept as a whole sounds so good … I love punjabi – let’ see if I can get hold of Saanjh when it comes out!

does this mean, you are a celebrity now??

Asma | Homepage | 05.12.07 – 11:00 pm | #


@MP: You’re always welcome!

@Ra: Thanks!

Will do!

@Asma: Thanks!!

It’s an excellent concept, I agree. I love Punjabi too and hope you can get a copy of the first issue. Please write to Mr. Safir Rammah at for more info.

I don’t know if I’m a celebrity yet, because no one has asked me for an autograph so far! :D
Sidhusaaheb | Homepage | 05.12.07 – 11:55 pm | #


Can I have plz one :P
asma | Homepage | 05.15.07 – 9:59 am | #


Of course! :D
Sidhusaaheb | Homepage | 05.15.07 – 12:09 pm | #

Sidhusaaheb said...

A novel concept! Dual-publication of the same issue on either side of the border. Fantastic!

And heartiest congratulations on getting your posts publised in it.

I’m keen to source this magazine – for my family.
the olive ream | Homepage | 05.17.07 – 9:30 am | #


I think and feel the same way about it.

Thanks! It’ an honour for me that my posts were found worthy of publication.

They’ve already made arrangements for payments to be made online through Paypal, I believe. Otherwise, as I’ve mentioned above, Rammah Sa’ab should be able to help.
Sidhusaaheb | Homepage | 05.18.07 – 9:41 pm | #


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