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Art & Culture of the Diaspora

Mewa Singh (1881 -1915) -- Canadian martyr. Hounded & blackmailed by a dishonest & unscrupulous immigration official (William Hopkinson) who was sabotaging Sikh-Canadian efforts to secure a better life, Mewa Singh shot him dead, was tried and executed.
All are beggars,
You, the sole Giver!
Guru Nanak, GGS:504.2
Wrestler Jaskanwar Singh Gill, aka Jassa Patti Is A Phenomenon

Wrestler Jaskanwar Singh Gill,
aka Jassa Patti
Is A Phenomenon

‘Modern day Dara Singh’ … “Mitti Ka Sher” - Lion of The Mud Wrestling Ring! VINAY SIWACH, DAKSH PANWAR

Metaphor and Reality, Part III: Letter & Spirit #57

Metaphor and Reality, Part III:
Letter & Spirit #57

Gratitude, compassion, empathy and forgiveness detoxify our body … YUKTANAND SINGH

Carrying On

Carrying On

I have these mini-arguments with myself every morning, even in normal times: do I really need to get up? Why do I need to be there? Wouldn’t it be better if others went, and I didn’t? T. SHER SINGH

There Is No Stranger in a Gurdwara,  Part II Janam Da Firangee, Sikhi Mai Mangee

There Is No Stranger in a Gurdwara, Part II
Janam Da Firangee,
Sikhi Mai Mangee

Gurbani is water that can quench spiritual thirst. We should share this water. FATEHPAL SINGH TARNEY

Slaves of Fashion: New Works by The Singh Twins

Slaves of Fashion:
New Works by The Singh Twins

Sikh-Briton artists champion ethical trade and consumerism today through stories of Empire. NEWS REPORT

There Is No Stranger In A Gurdwara, Part I Janam Da Firangee, Sikhi Mai Mangee

There Is No Stranger In A Gurdwara, Part I
Janam Da Firangee,
Sikhi Mai Mangee

We should welcome and be hospitable to all non-Sikh visitors … FATEHPAL SINGH TARNEY

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

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

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

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

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Mewa Singh (1881 -1915) -- Canadian martyr. Hounded & blackmailed by a dishonest & unscrupulous immigration official (William Hopkinson) who was sabotaging Sikh-Canadian efforts to secure a better life, Mewa Singh shot him dead, was tried and executed.

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