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When Sam Lyon fled with his family he was sheltered by a Sikh temple in Sacramento. His experience gave him new insight into the president’s travel ban.

Since his family evacuated on Sunday on orders from officials fearful that the spillways of the Oroville dam would break, Sam Lyon said he has...
ZERO SUM GAME AND NATIONAL SOCIAL FABRIC?
I.J. Singh

I have been addicted to American politics since the Kennedy-Nixon Presidential debates in 1960. But never saw such a raucous show as now. What do we make of the horrendous Presidential election...
Documentary following Ravi Singh, a Sikh charity worker who, inspired by his religious principles, puts his life on the line to help people in need.



The program follows Ravis journey to northern Iraq, where he provides aid to Yazidi families who have fled...
I consistently strive to learn the truth about this world. So much of what we are fed is a complete lie. The history we learn is distorted, what politicians and the media tell us is distorted, the news is distorted, what big corporations tell is distorted. We are exposed to constant lies. This...
By Preet KS Bedi

Guru Nanak was born to a Hindu family in 1469. Had there been application forms to fill chances are he would have referred to himself as Hindu. His successors and followers would probably have called themselves Nanakpanthis. There is general agreement that Sikhism remained a...
I came to this country almost a lifetime ago living and speaking a mixture of Punjabi and English, but that’s the way most of my friends were in India.

I came to the United States in 1960 and then for many years lived in parts of this country where there were no more than a handful of Indians...
One thing Sikhs are known for around the world, is langar. Anyone, regardless of caste, colour, creed, religion, gender, rich/poor, even religion, are welcomed to partake in sharing a meal as equals.

The institution of the langar, or free kitchen, is believed to have been started by the first...
I know that this is uh a bit controversial and all that. Seriously, I do not want to cause any argument and all that, but I am having trouble in believing god in all that. I don't even know that he even exists or not, because there are people who are insane or in cults like ISIS killing people...
Q & A with ANNIE NAMALA

India's caste system - the oldest social order in the world - divides society into four castes, and thousands of subcastes - based on traditional occupations. Below the four castes are the "untouchables" (now known as Dalits) whose traditional...
Equality & Inequality
I.J. Singh & Ravinder Singh Taneja

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are immutable God-given rights to each and every one of us. After all, aren’t we the chosen species of God’s handiwork? The American vision treats...
‘Gatka’, a traditional martial art form, that is historically associated with the Sikh gurus and is popular among the masses, is now being recognised as a sport nationwide. The form which was earlier confined to gurudwaras, nagar kirtans and akharas, finds presence in the sports category after...
I confess that I am addicted to political debate.

In the exciting but trying reality of present day political passions and campaigns for the upcoming elections in the United States I caught a sane and balanced voice even though it was from the opposite side of the political spectrum than mine....
I sometimes feel like I should strive to go back to my home : god , the home of all of us.
After all, the world seems like a bundle of sufferings , isn't it ? Wherever you look , people suffering. Sufferings at physical , mental , financial , social , political levels.
Isn't it better to cut the...
The community of Oak Creek, Wisconsin, is honoring the memory of six Sikh Americans killed by a gunman with reported ties to white supremacist organizations on Aug. 5, 2012, one kilometer at a time.



Inspired by the Sikh concept of chardhi kala, or relentless...
Sikhs have been part of the American fabric for over a century, and yet they remain a misunderstood group.

In the years since the attacks on September 11, 2001, Sikh Americans have frequently become victims of...
London: A UK-based Sikh charity has won widespread praise for taking proactive action in distributing bottles of water to passengers stranded at a UK border crossing over the weekend.

Khalsa Aid volunteers swung into action when they heard the news of huge traffic pile-ups at the Port...
It was just another working lunch for an acclaimed American-Sikh musician at a restaurant in Florida's Davenport until the police appeared. Los Angeles-based Neelamjit Dhillon, 35, was busy gearing up for Disney's Animal Kingdom...
When a lawyer of Sikh-Indian descent offered a Sikh invocation at the Republican National Convention in the United States, the prayer resonated in India, the cradle of the Sikh faith.

As is the custom, Harmeet Dhillon covered her head with a silk navy-and-gold scarf when she sang “Tu Thakar Tum...