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Art & Culture of the Diaspora

Detail from the Silver Doors leading into the sanctum sanctorum of The Takht at Anandpur Sahib. The room behind holds the historical relics of Guru Gobind Singh. Photo: Sandeep Singh Brar
May every Sikh be blessed
With this gift:
A mind elevated by wisdom,
But grounded in humility!
from Ardaas - (literally, "petition") - The Sikh Collective Prayer.
Please Help Stage a Play on 1984: <br />A Few Bucks From You Will Go a Long Way ...

Please Help Stage a Play on 1984:
A Few Bucks From You Will Go a Long Way ...

The production team aspires to take the show to Delhi in October 2014 after staging it in various North American cities. INDIEGOGO
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Where Are You From?

Where Are You From?

This is one of the most common questions hurled my way in public. My quick response is: from right here in the U.S. VISHAVJIT SINGH
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An Ode to The Sikh Raj: <br />A Sikh Haveli in Peshawar

An Ode to The Sikh Raj:
A Sikh Haveli in Peshawar

One of the few well-preserved reminders of the history of Sikhs in Peshawar ... HIDAYAT KHAN
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Have We Benefited From Our Gift of Prosperity? <br />Letters From Espanola

Have We Benefited From Our Gift of Prosperity?
Letters From Espanola

Food, company, opportunity, and stability. All of that has come as a gift ... EK ONG KAAR KAUR
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The Deccani Sikhs of Telangana

The Deccani Sikhs of Telangana

They settled in Hyderabad in 1832 as part of a gentleman’s agreement between two kings. PARAMITA GHOSH
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He Served The Sikh Nation With Passion & Dedication: <br />Ganga Singh Dhillon

He Served The Sikh Nation With Passion & Dedication:
Ganga Singh Dhillon

He was wise, full of vigor and the burning desire to promote the Sikh national identity, to preserve Sikh heritage. Dr HARBANS LAL
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The Magic of Gurmukhi: <br />The Calligraphy of Kamaljeet Kaur

The Magic of Gurmukhi:
The Calligraphy of Kamaljeet Kaur

A day behind the scenes with the artist, exploring her art and her inspirations. DEEPSHIKHA BHARDWAJ
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It's Silly To Be Frightened Of Being Dead

Mountains wear down from jagged peaks to flatness. Even planets decay. That natural process is death. DIANA ATHILL
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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.
Ganga Singh Dhillon Passes Away

Ganga Singh Dhillon Passes Away

US-based Khalistan leader and chairman of the Sri Nankana Sahib Foundation ... HINDUSTAN TIMES, et al
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The Show Must Go On: <br />Cinema Pioneer Ranjit Singh Seble

The Show Must Go On:
Cinema Pioneer Ranjit Singh Seble

“I joined my father in 1960 as a part of the touring cinema, which was a big business in those days." S. RAVI
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Whither Democracy in India? <br />The Writing on The Wall in Scotland

Whither Democracy in India?
The Writing on The Wall in Scotland

Ironically, India is still engaged in shaping the country’s political governance on the 19th century Western model of ‘nation-state.’ JASPAL SINGH SIDHU
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The World of  Amarjit Singh Chandan

The World of Amarjit Singh Chandan

"And I felt my language had welcomed me, shaken my hands, embraced me, wished me good luck ..." MAHMOOD AWAN
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Turban Chic

Turban Chic

Turbans have been around for centuries -- as a sign of royalty, nobility and class JIM BESSMAN
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The Morning Hukam: <br />A Meditation <br />Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Morning Hukam:
A Meditation
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

"Why do you dote on your body so? It shall disperse like a cloud of smoke ..." INNI KAUR
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Golden Temple <br />1947 <br />1984 <br />2014

Golden Temple
1947
1984
2014

In Delhi in 1984 the adage was completely inverted: books were burned after burning people. JASPREET SINGH
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Two Sikh-Kiwis Elected to <br />New Zealand Parliament

Two Sikh-Kiwis Elected to
New Zealand Parliament

While Kanwaljeet Singh is all set to begin his third term in the parliament, Parmjeet Kaur is ready to make her debut. NEWS REPORT
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Detail from the Silver Doors leading into the sanctum sanctorum of The Takht at Anandpur Sahib. The room behind holds the historical relics of Guru Gobind Singh.

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