A drunk middle-aged female at a Punjabi wedding reception – still a shocking image?

By: Armin S. I read an interested article on BBC News about three years ago. The headline of the article read as follows, “The stigma stopping Sikh women getting help with alcohol addiction.” As soon as I read the headline, I thought about the number of times I heard Punjabi males around me talk about … Continue reading A drunk middle-aged female at a Punjabi wedding reception – still a shocking image?

Spurious alcohol leads to over 100 deaths and counting – in Punjab

By Armin S. In August, we saw toxic liquor deaths in Punjab make many headlines. Among the arrests made was the arrest of Rajeev Joshi, who had supplied three drums of methanol. This methanol was used to make alcohol in parts. He is allegedly responsible, amongst a chain of others, for 111 deaths in three … Continue reading Spurious alcohol leads to over 100 deaths and counting – in Punjab