VARINDER SINGH -A JOURNALIST PAR EXCELLENCE GLOBAL SERVING PUNJABIS
Varinder Singh, a Punjab (India) based journalist is well-known as a multi-faceted personality— quintessentially a humanist, an amateur singer, a seasoned journalist armed with an eventful and rich experience in varied fields and shades of media. Varinder has been a well-known face beyond the boundaries of Punjab more as a journalist working with the prestigious North Indian daily-- The Tribune. He has regularly been appearing on TV, particularly on Doordarshan India’s public service broadcaster as an anchor, an expert on current affairs, as a judge for certain variety programmes and as a commentator on political and social issues concerning human life in general, and touching the lives of the downtrodden in particular. His opinion on important political and other social affairs is sought from time to time by foreign media too. His journalistic career took off in 1995 as a reporter with the daily Indian Express. Subsequently, he graduated as a Senior Staff Correspondent with Chandigarh based daily The Tribune, where, he has been
serving for last more than 22 years and has had stints as an In-charge of important regions of Punjab having based at cities of Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Patiala, Amritsar. Currently he is working at Bathinda as a Principal Correspondent. Besides, his educational and literary pursuits, Varinder also undertook a short course in film-making with an urge to explore varied media. His exposure to different fields has been helping him broaden his grasp of practical journalistic requirements and his efforts to relate to the minds of people.
Having a cosmopolitan outlook, Varinder is regarded as a ‘representative of people’ of the North Indian region since, he is known to have hammered out a number of important social and other issues with full vigour and regardless of his limitations as a journalist and having faced a number of hurdles on different fronts. Hard times— as a journalist and as a human being— have in turn, blessed him with an essence coming out from an array of life-time experiences which he keeps enjoying without any complaints. What makes him different from others is that he has a passion for life and loves to look at life and take on tardy situations with a smile. He loves life for its vibrance and spontaneity, its romance and beauty, nature for its colours and wildlife.
In his never-ending quest for exploration of nature and knowledge of different cultures, Varinder has sought to attain celestial-cum-practical experiences through his vast journeys deep through Canada, U.S.A, Taiwan and Nepal. What has been making him rejoice in colours of life were colours of fall in the backdrop of scenic Canada countryside and the love showered upon him by one and all—family, some special friends, colleagues at work, and seniors.
Varinder has a passionate link with Punjabi diaspora living in every nook and corner of the world and he keeps raising important issues concerning them. During a recent visit to Toronto, he appeared on multiple media platforms and attended numerous community events where he shared his insight on the state of affairs impacting the lives of Indo-canadians.
Believing in humility to the core, Varinder always believes in seeking blessings and wishes of his revered mentors, ever-well-wishing friends, supportive family members, teachers, guiding seniors and colleagues.
“Life goes on and on and so is its journey,” says a smiling Varinder with a child-like simplicity and curiosity. His slogan in life is—keep Walking with a Smile.
1. WITH THE LATE GHAZAL KING JAGJIT SINGH 2. APPEARANCE ON DOORDARSHAN INDIA CURRENT AFFAIRS SHOW 3. AT THE HOLLYWOOD 4. WITH CGI IN TORONTO AMBASSADOR DINESH BHATIA 5. WITH CHILDHOOD BUDDY VICKY DHILLON AND KANWERJIT GILL 4
4 WITH ONTARIO MPPS VIC DHILLON, HARINDER MALHI AND HARINDER TAKHAR
6 6. WITH WIFE GAURI AND SON ANDY 7. AT THE NHES TORONTO 8. WITH THE GREAT KHALI 9. EXPLORING POPULAR INDIAN TRANSIT MODE 10. AT THE 5AAB TV STUDIO TORONTO
AT AN ENVIRONMENTAL SEMINAR