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Art & Culture of the Diaspora

Manjeet Kaur Shergill (1966 -) - Singaporean artist who has exhbited her paintings around the world, including in Berlin, Bangkok & London. Her work is now in private collections worldwide.
The beauteous body of which we're so proud:
Is it ours to keep?
Or dominion, land and riches ...?
Children, spouse, parents, friends ...?
Why, then, cling to them?
Guru Arjan, GGS:187.5
 Modi’s Hindutva India is Sliding Toward a Collapse of Humanity and Ethics in Political and Civic Life

Modi’s Hindutva India is Sliding Toward a Collapse of Humanity and Ethics in Political and
Civic Life

Modi came to power in 2014, and four years into his term, religious and cultural bigotry now stands mainstreamed in Hindu-Indian society. MITALI SARAN, The New York Times

Gurdwara Watchdogs: Janam Da Firangee, Sikhi Mai Mangee

Gurdwara Watchdogs:
Janam Da Firangee,
Sikhi Mai Mangee

“If you can tell me where God is NOT, I will gladly point my feet there.” FATEHPAL SINGH TARNEY

The Blood Of A Matriarch: A Metaphysical Mystery Unfolds in Guru Amardas’ Goindwal

The Blood Of A Matriarch:
A Metaphysical Mystery Unfolds in Guru Amardas’ Goindwal

All the pain and suffering that her progeny were to endure was experienced by Bibi Bhani … SARBPREET SINGH

The Silence of The Brains: Hindutva’s Onslaught on ’Nanak Shah Fakir’

The Silence of The Brains:
Hindutva’s Onslaught on ’Nanak Shah Fakir’

Hindu India has banned the showing of a 2015 bio-pic on Guru Nanak. MICHAEL SINGH

 Garbage Seva: Janam Da Firangee, Sikhi Mai Mangee

Garbage Seva:
Janam Da Firangee,
Sikhi Mai Mangee

I was impressed with the cultural contrast between the gurdwara discards and those outside by the public roads. FATEHPAL SINGH TARNEY

Jot Singh Makes a Kirpan a Beautiful Thing

Jot Singh Makes a Kirpan a Beautiful Thing

I wear it on my belt. It sits on the side of my waist effortlessly, and never interferes with my movements … T. SHER SINGH

Surge of Emotion: Valvalla

Surge of Emotion:
Valvalla

Those summits, where / Wings of reason were / Turned to ashes A poem by Bhai Vir Singh, translated from Punjabi by Dr YUKTANAND SINGH:

Kant Maheli

Kant Maheli

The voice in this poem is that of a maheli. A maheli who is drenched in love. How does one translate 'maheli'? But more importantly, who is a maheli? A Poem by Bhai VIR SINGH, translated from Punjabi by INNI KAUR

“A New Generation Wants To Reconnect With Punjabi”

“A New Generation Wants To Reconnect With Punjabi”

I have tried to preserve the best of Punjabi in these tales, connecting with the soul of the people. IQBAL HAIDER BUTT

Guru Angad

Guru Angad

On naming him His successor, Guru Nanak gave Bhai Lehna a new name, “Angad” (limb, part of oneself). KULBIR KAUR

UN Agency Names Indians Amongst The Unhappiest People In The World

UN Agency Names Indians Amongst The Unhappiest People In The World

Finland is world’s happiest country, India ranks 133 out of 156 nations. Based on News Report by REUTERS

The Other Brother: Gurratan Singh

The Other Brother:
Gurratan Singh

He has been a close advisor to his older brother, Jagmeet Singh, through his entire political career. ALEX BALLINGALL

Two Identities, Twice The Pride:  The Pashtun Sikhs of Nankana Sahib

Two Identities, Twice The Pride:
The Pashtun Sikhs of Nankana Sahib

Little Amanraaj Singh hasn’t learnt his Punjabi or Urdu yet. KHAN SHEHRAM EUSUFZYE

Despite The Country’s Hijacking By The Hindutva Gang, India Cannot Be Called A Hindu Country

Despite The Country’s Hijacking By The Hindutva Gang,
India Cannot Be Called A Hindu Country

It’s fatuous, mistaken and even offensive to insist that we’re all Hindu. KARAN THAPAR

Things In India Get Even More Silly: Modi Orders Rewriting of History To Claim Hinduism is Millions of Years Old

Things In India Get Even More Silly:
Modi Orders Rewriting of History To Claim Hinduism is Millions of Years Old

“There was a plastic surgeon [in ancient times] who created Ganesh from the head of an elephant and a human torso.” RUPAM JAIN & TOM LASSETER

Bladesmith

Bladesmith

My vision: the name Khalsa to be synonymous with the name ‘Fabergé’ in beautiful art objects. JOT SINGH KHALSA

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Manjeet Kaur Shergill (1966 -) - Singaporean artist who has exhbited her paintings around the world, including in Berlin, Bangkok & London. Her work is now in private collections worldwide.

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