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Art & Culture of the Diaspora

To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you ... To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
Arundhati Roy - novelist, essayist, activist
Sikhs In The US Army: Harjus Singh’s New Documentary Film ‘Defense Directive’

Sikhs In The US Army:
Harjus Singh’s New Documentary Film
‘Defense Directive’

Documenting the journey leading up to the US Army’s policy change. MANSI MOTWANI

Pilgrimage to Dachau

Pilgrimage to Dachau

We skirted Munich, and arrived in Dachau, a mere 15 km or so northwest of the city. T. SHER SINGH

The Tradition Of Dialogue In Sikhi: Prof Darshan Singh Challenges The Hinduization Of Sikh Institutions

The Tradition Of Dialogue In Sikhi:
Prof Darshan Singh Challenges The Hinduization Of Sikh Institutions

“When politicians use divisiveness as a strategy to win elections -- dialogue can be an antidote." HARMEET SHAH SINGH

Walking To The Edge Of The Precipice … And Back: An Essay On Suicide

Walking To The Edge Of The Precipice … And Back:
An Essay On Suicide

Losing the will to breathe: reframing our understanding of the suicidal urge. EK ONG KAAR KAUR

India Traffic Deaths: 400 Every Day, 150,000 Every Year

India Traffic Deaths:
400 Every Day,
150,000 Every Year

Global Auto Safety Test body gives Indian manufactured cars a ZERO star rating. That is, for new cars being sold in the marketplace.  The old cars on the roads don't even get tested. P R SANJAI

Why We Celebrate Lohri ... Friday, January 13

Why We Celebrate Lohri ...
Friday, January 13

The festivities are particularly meaningful to those families blessed with a recent marriage or birth, or anyone who is celebrating it for the first time. MANJYOT KAUR

Gurmehar’s Act of Freedom

Gurmehar’s Act of Freedom

The story of three generations of women -- her naani (maternal grandmother) Amarjeet Kaur, her mother Raji Kaur, and Gurmehar Kaur herself. A Book Review by NATASHA BADHWAR

Hindutva India’s Internecine Caste Wars: The Next Chapter

Hindutva India’s Internecine Caste Wars:
The Next Chapter

Hindu fundamentalists clash with Dalit Hindus over 200-year-old battle ... Because the Dalits had helped win it against the MICHAEL SAFI, The Guardian

Rupi Kaur Poet To The World - The Chic Sikh Of The Year 2017

Rupi Kaur
Poet To The World -
The Chic Sikh Of The Year 2017

Her two poetry collections hold the number one spot on the world’s bestsellers lists. EDITOR, sikhchic.com

 The Dhaad Drum Of The Sikh Bards

The Dhaad Drum Of The Sikh Bards

Shaped like an hour-glass, this percussion instrument is unique to Punjab and accompanies Sikh bardic music. M. LALITHA & M. NANDINI

Sikh Float In New Year’s Day Rose Bowl Parade Wins Award

Sikh Float In New Year’s Day Rose Bowl Parade Wins Award

Named most outstanding floral presentation from a non-commercial participant. sikhchic.com

A Land of Five Rivers Called Punjaub … In Queensland, Australia

A Land of Five Rivers Called Punjaub …
In Queensland, Australia

The five rivers are: Logan, Albert, Pimpania, Coomera and Nerang. MANPREET KAUR SINGH

Khushwant Singh: A Tribute - Janam Da Firangee, Sikhi Mai Mangee

Khushwant Singh:
A Tribute -
Janam Da Firangee,
Sikhi Mai Mangee

“I felt that I was a refugee in my own country.” FATEHPAL SINGH TARNEY

Second To Second … Heart-beat To Heart-beat

Second To Second …
Heart-beat To Heart-beat

A year is strong but the 31,536,000 seconds that it encapsulates are stronger. FELICIA KAUR JODHKA

rooh before. during. and after the 1984 sikh genocide.

rooh before. during. and after the 1984 sikh genocide.

after seeing so much wrong you fall in love with what is righteous. RUPI KAUR

Broken English

Broken English

“ …was it worth it to put all of our money / into the dream of a country that is swallowing us whole …” A Poem by RUPI KAUR

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