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Art & Culture of the Diaspora

Ram Singh (1858 - 1916) -- One of the foremost architects of his time, personally chosen by Queen Victoria to design her Durbar Hall at Osborne House, Isle of Wight, UK. Designed, inter alia, Khalsa College, Amritsar & Punjab University, Lahore.
No one, not even any pantheon of gods and goddesses,
Can fathom the Infinite One;
For what can the progeny know of their parent's birth?
Guru Arjan, GGS:284.4
The Sheer Poetry Of The Trump Inauguration

The Sheer Poetry Of The Trump Inauguration

The words of W.H. Auden find resonance today: ‘Intellectual disgrace / Stares from every human face’ … RICK SALUTIN

Walking With Nanak

Walking With Nanak

Intrigued by ”Nanak’s connection with the land that I call home …” An Interview with HAROON KHALID by PREETI SINGH

The ‘Strongman’ Problem, From Modi to Trump

The ‘Strongman’ Problem,
From Modi to Trump

Both countries, India and US, are now led by egotists … exhorting, bragging, promising, ranting, bullying. STEVE COLL

Quiet Time - 2: The Names We Call God

Quiet Time - 2:
The Names We Call God

If I could I would use a different name for every day. T. SHER SINGH

This Needs Research - VIII: Who Was The Bard Who Penned The Epic Poem On The War Between The Sikhs And The English?

This Needs Research - VIII:
Who Was The Bard Who Penned The Epic Poem On The War Between The Sikhs And The English?

It was as much a part of popular Punjabi lore as ‘Heer Ranjha‘. T. SHER SINGH

The Morning Hukam: A Meditation - Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Morning Hukam:
A Meditation -
Sunday, January 15, 2017

“The bride is lovingly embellished with truth and contentment …” INNI KAUR

This Needs Research -VII: What Do We Know About Richard Francis Burton?

This Needs Research -VII:
What Do We Know About Richard Francis Burton?

We don’t have any of his observations. Worse, we haven’t even looked for them. T. SHER SINGH

Quiet Time - 1: This Body Itself Is The Temple

Quiet Time - 1:
This Body Itself Is The Temple

We’re not tied to or limited by brick and mortar. T. SHER SINGH

Republic Of Fiji Honours Its Sikh Pioneers On Its New Currency

Republic Of Fiji Honours Its Sikh Pioneers On Its New Currency

An imposing Sardar is featured on new two-dollar bill. TECH WIKI

Lohri Style: Stylish Turbans, Phulkari Dupattas

Lohri Style:
Stylish Turbans,
Phulkari Dupattas

Threadwork kurtas, phulkari and bagh-work dupattas, printed turbans … SHARA ASHRAF & AKSHAY KAUSHAL

Princess Bamba’s Sikh Collection In Lahore Fort

Princess Bamba’s Sikh Collection In Lahore Fort

After the end of the Raj, Bamba refused to live in Britain and settled down in Lahore. TANIA QURESHI

Why We Celebrate Lohri ... Friday, January 13

Why We Celebrate Lohri ...
Friday, January 13

The festivities are particularly meaningful to those families blessed with a recent marriage or birth, or anyone who is celebrating it for the first time. MANJYOT KAUR

Ravinder ‘Ravi’ Singh, Sevadaar Extraordinaire - The Chic Sikh Of The Year 2016

Ravinder ‘Ravi’ Singh,
Sevadaar Extraordinaire -
The Chic Sikh Of The Year 2016

An extraordinary man who has devoted his life to the service of those who are in dire need. EDITOR

Once Falsely Hounded As A ‘Terrorist’, India Now Kowtows To Sikh-Canadian Cabinet Minister Amarjeet Singh Sohi

Once Falsely Hounded As A ‘Terrorist’,
India Now Kowtows To Sikh-Canadian Cabinet Minister
Amarjeet Singh Sohi

“If we start marginalising people here because of their faith, who does that help?” SUHASINI HAIDAR

Profiles in Courage: Janam Da Firangee, Sikhi Mai Mangee

Profiles in Courage:
Janam Da Firangee,
Sikhi Mai Mangee

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” FATEHPAL SINGH TARNEY

The Wall Of Truth: November 1984 New Delhi Sikh Genocide Memorial

The Wall Of Truth:
November 1984 New Delhi Sikh Genocide Memorial

It will be the first such memorial in the country which continues to deny the nation-wide genocide. SEHAR QAZI

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Ram Singh (1858 - 1916) -- One of the foremost architects of his time, personally chosen by Queen Victoria to design her Durbar Hall at Osborne House, Isle of Wight, UK. Designed, inter alia, Khalsa College, Amritsar & Punjab University, Lahore.

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