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Art & Culture of the Diaspora

It's A Wonderful World! - through a window in the Harmandar. Darbar Sahib, Amritsar.
Sure, read books by the cartful,
Study them by the boatload.
Fill a pit with ever more,
And pore over them daily,
Each month of every year.
Yet, without the Timeless One,
They're all nothing but prattle.
Guru Nanak, GGS:467.13
Why I Won’t Go Back To India

Why I Won’t Go Back To India

In the four years that I have been here, there has been power surge just once, for 15-30 minutes. And in India? GAUTAM SAWALA

The Joys of Grandparenthood

The Joys of Grandparenthood

Life is an ongoing shower of gifts and blessings. The trick, they say, is standing still from time to time to catch a few of them. T. SHER SINGH

Super-Cop Sartaj Singh is Netflix’ New International Star in “Sacred Games”

Super-Cop Sartaj Singh is Netflix’ New International Star in “Sacred Games”

The hapless honest cop whose integrity has cost him promotions, the respect of his crooked colleagues and the devotion of his wife. MIKE HALE, The New York Times

Ondaatje’s “The English Patient” Starring Kirpal ‘Kip’ Singh as WWII Sapper Wins Booker Prize as its “Greatest Ever" Novel

Ondaatje’s “The English Patient” Starring Kirpal ‘Kip’ Singh as WWII Sapper Wins Booker Prize as its “Greatest Ever" Novel

A plot tinged with mystery and compelling characters, including a Canadian nurse and a Sikh bomb-disposal expert … CANADIAN PRESS

Moving Forward - Or Sliding Backward? The Choice Is Entirely Ours

Moving Forward -
Or Sliding Backward?
The Choice Is Entirely Ours

" ... my knees simply will not bend, my head will just not bow, before an idol, no matter how beautiful, how tall, how rich ... Life doesn't work by proxy for me." T. SHER SINGH

Afghan Suicide Bomber Targets Sikh-Afghans, Killing 20

Afghan Suicide Bomber Targets Sikh-Afghans,
Killing 20

A small number of Sikhs still live in the country as traders, even though Afghanistan is overwhelmingly a Muslim nation. AHMAD SULTAN, Reuters

Some Reflections On The Fourth of July: The U.S. Independence Day - Janam Da Firangee, Sikhi Mai Mangee

Some Reflections On
The Fourth of July:
The U.S. Independence Day -
Janam Da Firangee,
Sikhi Mai Mangee

I see Donald Trump not so much as president of the United States, but functioning more as the head of a Western dera. FATEHPAL SINGH TARNEY

Everybody Seems to Want

Everybody Seems to Want 'Unity'.
What's With This Unity Thing Anyway?

As a community we are not a monolith - thank God! We are encouraged to think for ourselves. T. SHER SINGH

India’s President And His Wife, Who Hail From a Hindu “Low Caste” Manhandled, Barred From Hinduism’s Highest Temple

India’s President And His Wife,
Who Hail From a Hindu “Low Caste”
Manhandled, Barred From Hinduism’s Highest Temple

A group of temple staff had blocked the President’s path and shoved the president’s wife … DEBABRATA MOHAPATRA, Times of India

India Now Declared World’s MOST Dangerous Place For Women. That is, Even Worse Than War Torn Syria and Afghanistan

India Now Declared World’s MOST Dangerous Place For Women.
That is, Even Worse Than War Torn Syria and Afghanistan

“India has shown utter disregard and disrespect for women …” ANNIE GOWEN, The Washington Post

Sher-di-Bacchi: Freedom Don

Sher-di-Bacchi:
Freedom Don't Come Easy

I stood there stunned, gearing up for a riot. The urchins were frozen in motion, assessing the situation. T. SHER SINGH

The Kind of Chest-Size The World Needs Today: Super Hero Police Officer Gagandeep Singh

The Kind of Chest-Size The World Needs Today:
Super Hero Police Officer Gagandeep Singh

The unimpeachable integrity of public servants is the only guarantee that democracy won't be reduced to majoritarianism. BASANT RATH

Neither a Shield, Nor a Sword: The Concept of Seva

Neither a Shield, Nor a Sword:
The Concept of Seva

This essay explores the anatomy of "seva" and offers a perspective on how it should and shouldn't be practiced. T. SHER SINGH

Mr Singh And His Rolls Royce

Mr Singh And His Rolls Royce

Mr. Singh enters a bank in Miami and asks for a loan. He says he's going to Europe on business for two weeks and he needs to borrow $ 5,000. MIKE BRYSON

Our Identity

Our Identity

Why are we labelled Asians in some countries, Blacks in others, Coloreds in some. And then, South Asians ...? T. SHER SINGH

The Singh Twins’ New Artwork Commission For Britain’s Royal Collection

The Singh Twins’ New Artwork Commission For Britain’s Royal Collection

Includes Sikh Princess suffragette Sophia Duleep Singh; WWI Ace pilot Hardit Singh Malik; the Sikh architect who helped design the Durbar Room at Osbourne House, Bhai Ram Singh … NEWS REPORT

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It's A Wonderful World!  -  through a window in the Harmandar. Darbar Sahib, Amritsar.

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