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Art & Culture of the Diaspora

At home ... A self-portrait by Ishwar Singh Chitarkar, made in Simla in 1948, where he had moved to from Lahore after the Partition of Punjab. Courtesy: Collection of Gurinder Singh Mann.
Every crop, once ripe,
Bends, breaks and dies.
You who are subject to the same
Coming and going ...
Wherefore the arrogance,
Whence the pride?
Guru Nanak, GGS:76.6
Gurdwaras Organize Bone Marrow Drive

Gurdwaras Organize Bone Marrow Drive

The chance of finding a matching donor within the community is far smaller than if you were from a Caucasian background. HARRY KEMBLE & SUNHAIL PATEL
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My Loving Husband: <br />Karpal Singh

My Loving Husband:
Karpal Singh

“Inside the envelope was a little card with a drawing on it. It started off with ‘To my girl in blue’ ..." CHIN MUI YOON, et al
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Mela Phulkari

Mela Phulkari

Conceptualised by Harinder Singh & Kirandeep Kaur, the power-couple behind the “1469“ stores, it celebrates the traditional embroidery of Punjab, ANANYA BHATTACHARYA & AAKRITI SAWHNEY
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The Mullock Auction Sword Has No Connection With Maharaja Ranjit Singh: <br />Says Sikh Museum Curator

The Mullock Auction Sword Has No Connection With Maharaja Ranjit Singh:
Says Sikh Museum Curator

Somewhere and somehow, inexplicably, the jump was made by someone connecting this sword with actual ownership by the Maharaja ... SANDEEP SINGH BRAR
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The Solidarity of a Centenarian: <br />The Spirit of Fauja Singh at The Boston Marathon

The Solidarity of a Centenarian:
The Spirit of Fauja Singh at The Boston Marathon

The Sikh community of Boston will be represented by a flag that Harmandar Singh will carry, signed by the Sikhs of Boston. SARBPREET SINGH
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My Father

My Father's Strength

I bolted out of my bed around 3 a.m. because my father was shouting at a volume I’d never heard him use in my life. MARY BETH KEANE
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Even The Birds Sing His Praises: <br />The Way of The Sikh -<br />Letter & Spirit # 41

Even The Birds Sing His Praises:
The Way of The Sikh -
Letter & Spirit # 41

We must not test, tease, or disturb someone who is engaged in simran. YUKTANAND SINGH
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O Death, Where is Thy Sting? <br />Karpal Singh, Malaysian Member of Parliament [1940  - 2014]

O Death, Where is Thy Sting?
Karpal Singh, Malaysian Member of Parliament [1940 - 2014]

"The rule of law is the rule of law and that constitutional supremacy means exactly that ..." CLIVE KESSLER
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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.
The Tiger of  Jelutong: <br />Karpal Singh [1940 - 2014]

The Tiger of Jelutong:
Karpal Singh [1940 - 2014]

The vocal politician graduated from University of Singapore and started his law practice before running for Parliament in 1978. DIN MERICAN
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For The Dead and The Living, <br />We Must Bear Witness

For The Dead and The Living,
We Must Bear Witness

The question actually did cross my mind: "Is all this security really necessary?" SIMRAN JEET SINGH
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If I Had My Life To Live Over ...

If I Had My Life To Live Over ...

I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there ... ERMA BOMBECK
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Washington DC Area Sikhs Honour Lt Brian Murphy

Washington DC Area Sikhs Honour Lt Brian Murphy

“Sometimes I think we all like to think we have our own separate God,” he said. “I think (God’s) an amalgamation of all.” ADELLE M. BANKS
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Sat Sri Akal, Sardar Sahib! <br />In Memoriam - <br />Khushwant Singh

Sat Sri Akal, Sardar Sahib!
In Memoriam -
Khushwant Singh

When he was 96, he confided one evening: “If I don’t write every day, it becomes too difficult to start again." NAVTEJ SINGH SARNA
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Narendra Modi and Godhra

Narendra Modi and Godhra

A poem 'dedicated' to the legacy of Shri Narendra Modi, who is poised to lead India into the future ... A Poem by SARBPREET SINGH
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Let Us Talk About Your Book: <br />Arvind Pal Singh Mandair - <br />"Religion & The Specter of The West" <br />Part XIII

Let Us Talk About Your Book:
Arvind Pal Singh Mandair -
"Religion & The Specter of The West"
Part XIII

‘Fundamentalist’ is not the right word for them. Because, at least the fundamentalists tend to stick to a belief system ... Q & A with Author by SIKHCHIC.COM
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The Meaning of Vaisakhi

The Meaning of Vaisakhi

Vaisakhi is not a “holiday” in that the Sikh tradition does not regard any one time or day to be uniquely “holy.” SIMRAN JEET SINGH
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At home ... A self-portrait by Ishwar Singh Chitarkar, made in Simla in 1948, where he had moved to from Lahore after the Partition of Punjab. Courtesy: Collection of Gurinder Singh Mann.

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