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Art & Culture of the Diaspora

When time goes still ...
The beauteous body of which we're so proud:
Is it ours to keep?
Or dominion, land and riches ...?
Children, spouse, parents, friends ...?
Why, then, cling to them?
Guru Arjan, GGS:187.5
Looking Away: <br />India

Looking Away:
India's Violent Indifference

The current government is again saying that it’s okay if children work, but would we, the middle class, send our children to work? BOOK REVIEW & INTERVIEW
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The Morning Hukam: <br />A Meditation - <br />Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Morning Hukam:
A Meditation -
Thursday, April 23, 2015

"One is adorned by robes galore, if one sings the kirtan of the Divine’s glory, day and night." INNI KAUR
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South Korea

South Korea's Sikhs

Every Sunday, student Lakhwinder Singh makes the three hour trip from Gonjiam, Gangwon Province, to Pocheon. DAVE HAZZAN
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India’s Obscene Arms Purchases: <br />A Pathology Or A Business Opportunity?

India’s Obscene Arms Purchases:
A Pathology Or A Business Opportunity?

For India’s corrupt business tycoons it's an "opportunity" to embrace openly. PHIROZE VASUNIA
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Latest Basketball Prodigy ... <br />From Punjab: <br />Satnam Singh Bhamara

Latest Basketball Prodigy ...
From Punjab:
Satnam Singh Bhamara

First, Sim Singh Bhullar. Now this latest Sikh prodigy on the court. PETE THAMEL
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Sikh-German Poet-Laureate <br /> Brings Together Punjabi And His ‘Stepmother Tongue’, German: <br />Rajvinder Singh

Sikh-German Poet-Laureate
Brings Together Punjabi And His ‘Stepmother Tongue’, German:
Rajvinder Singh

He’s been declared poet-laureate in three of the 12 German states. IANS
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Gitmit, Gitmit - <br />Linguistic Overload: <br />Janam Da Firangee, <br />Sikhi Main Mangee

Gitmit, Gitmit -
Linguistic Overload:
Janam Da Firangee,
Sikhi Main Mangee

There are times when I feel like the Chinese acrobat twirling a series of plates on four sticks. FATEHPAL SINGH TARNEY
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Jagmeet Singh Named Deputy Leader of Ontario Political Party

Jagmeet Singh Named Deputy Leader of Ontario Political Party

Jagmeet was also recently named one of the 50 Most Influential People of Toronto. ROBERT BENZIE
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sikhchic.com online poll: What are your views on gun-control?

  • Citizens should have the freedom to buy and own any guns they want.
    Our laws have gone too far -- we need to curtail public gun ownership.
    Guns should be completely banned ... except for military, police, and valid rural, protective and sports usage.
Governments Scramble To Hide Their Shame, <br />As Surat Singh Continues His Struggle For Justice

Governments Scramble To Hide Their Shame,
As Surat Singh Continues His Struggle For Justice

We are Sikhs, if anyone hits at us, we will hit back. We will not accept what is wrong and move on.”

  ANUMEHA YADAV
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The Fourth Direction - <br />Chauthi Koot: <br />Gurvinder Singh’s Punjabi Film On 1984 Goes To Cannes Film Festival

The Fourth Direction -
Chauthi Koot:
Gurvinder Singh’s Punjabi Film On 1984 Goes To Cannes Film Festival

Based on Waryam Singh Sandhu’s Punjabi short stories. SARIKA SHARMA
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My Love Affair With Cooking

My Love Affair With Cooking

When you grow up with something like fresh produce, it becomes a part of your life. SURJAN SINGH JOLLY
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The Great Adventure: <br />How Apu Survived The Wormhole in The Aran Islands, Ireland

The Great Adventure:
How Apu Survived The Wormhole in The Aran Islands, Ireland

"A giant wave came and just swept her off and down onto the rocks below ...” BRIAN McDONALD
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Bhupinder Singh: <br />New Star of Hockey Night In Canada - <br />Punjabi

Bhupinder Singh:
New Star of Hockey Night In Canada -
Punjabi

He’s living his dream now, but with a surprising twist. PATRICK JOHNSTON
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The Social Space of Language: <br />Vernacular Culture in British Colonial Punjab <br />Farina Mir

The Social Space of Language:
Vernacular Culture in British Colonial Punjab
Farina Mir

The durability of a vernacular literary tradition ... Book Review by PERMANENT BLACK
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Essential Reading: <br />Why We Should All Be Reading Rupi Kaur

Essential Reading:
Why We Should All Be Reading Rupi Kaur

It'll make you angry ... It'll make you strong ... MARIANA ZEPEDA
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Punjabi Language & The Politics of Division: <br />A Pakistani Perspective

Punjabi Language & The Politics of Division:
A Pakistani Perspective

Our language and literature continued to thrive in spite of all the communal differences and colonial onslaught. MAHMOOD AWAN
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