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Art & Culture of the Diaspora

Postage Stamp commemorating the Tercentenary of the Creation of the Khalsa in 1699. The stamp depicts Takht Keshgarh Sahib, Anandpur, Punjab.
Fire cannot burn it,
Wind cannot blow it away,
Even thieves can't steal it.
The wealth of Naam is such:
Once gathered, it is never lost.
Bhagat Kabir, GGS:336.6

'Democracy' in Modi/BJP's Hindutva India

100,000 voting documents and 9,700 voter identity cards found in a private residence days before the election. DEVESH K. PANDEY

Remembering The People Who Built Buffalo, New York, USA: Dr Surjit Singh

Remembering The People Who Built Buffalo, New York, USA:
Dr Surjit Singh

He had done so much to change the face our region. ALEX LAZARUS-KLEIN

Sikh-American Drivers Become Major Players In The North American Trucking Industry

Sikh-American Drivers Become Major Players In The North American Trucking Industry

The history of Sikhs in the North American trucking industry goes back several decades. LAKSHMI GANDHI

The CNN TV Special On Sikh-Americans: A Review -Janam Da Firangee, Sikhi Mai Mangee

The CNN TV Special On Sikh-Americans: A Review -
Janam Da Firangee,
Sikhi Mai Mangee

Sikhi is not a race, ethnicity, or nationality … it is open to all. FATEHPAL SINGH TARNEY

My Mother ...And Motherhood: Happy Mothers Day -Sunday,  May 13, 2018

My Mother ...
And Motherhood:
Happy Mothers Day -
Sunday, May 13, 2018

The brunt of the sacrifices we had to make were primarily borne by Biji. T. SHER SINGH

United States Apologizes To Sikh-Canadian Cabinet Minister

United States Apologizes To Sikh-Canadian Cabinet Minister

Navdeep singh Bains refused to take off his turban after he had already passed through regular airport security checks. LEYLAND CECCO, The Guardian

I Am Married To A Sardar: Forty Years Ago, My Husband Announced He Was Converting To Sikhi

I Am Married To A Sardar:
Forty Years Ago, My Husband Announced He Was Converting To Sikhi

I am a Methodist, so religious diversity starts at home for us. POLLY A. TARNEY

Metaphor and Reality, Part II: Letter & Spirit #56

Metaphor and Reality, Part II:
Letter & Spirit #56

“Of what use is sitting silently with your eyes shut like a crane (when, just like the crane, your inner intent and attachment lies somewhere else)?” YUKTANAND SINGH

Pavan Guru: Air, Breath, Wind - Our Teacher, Nurturer

Pavan Guru:
Air, Breath, Wind -
Our Teacher, Nurturer

I am a Mother, over and over, to the wind — my voice. FELICIA KAUR JODHKA

Punjabi

Punjabi

“Punjabi falls on Canadian streets and sidewalks / as both snow and baraf / beckoning everyone to slip slide on its intimate / yet enigmatic surfaces …” A Poem by JASPREET SINGH

Unexpected Acts Of Kindness

Unexpected Acts Of Kindness

"Don't worry. I'm a Sikh man. I am honest." GERALD ESKENAZI

Bhangra: More Than Just a Dance

Bhangra:
More Than Just a Dance

“Dancing bhangra is very joyful overall; if you’re in a bad mood, it lifts your spirits …” DIAMOND BRIDGES

Sikh History Being Systematically Removed From Indian School Text Books

Sikh History Being Systematically Removed From Indian School Text Books

In place of Sikh history, the revised test books now have a bizarre interpretation of Punjab and Indian history with emphasis on Hindutva-generated mythology as well as lies and half-truths. THE TRIBUNE

India a Democracy? Under Modi, It Slips Two More Places to 138th in The World For Lack of Press Freedom

India a Democracy?
Under Modi, It Slips Two More Places to 138th in The World For Lack of Press Freedom

Most of the infractions come from the Prime Minister’s troll army. THE HINDU NEWSPAPER

Duleep Singh

Duleep Singh

“As for me yes there is a bit / of emotion. Sometimes nothing / at all …” A Poem by JASPREET SINGH

The One(s) That Got Away: The Auction of Rani Jindan’s Earrings

The One(s) That Got Away:
The Auction of Rani Jindan’s Earrings

"A lot of hoopla was created around this particular item as people anticipated this sale ..." SUNMIT SINGH

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Postage Stamp commemorating the Tercentenary of the Creation of the Khalsa in 1699. The stamp depicts Takht Keshgarh Sahib, Anandpur, Punjab.

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