Gurfatehji I think it can be confusing separating what is Punjabi and what is Sikh from our culture. For instance, some Punjabi traits that are now being seen as Sikh traits would be dowries, ostentatious displays of wealth, honour killings, Vedic ritualism, drinking, extreme displays of emotion, pride, sexual discrimination, prejudice, religious displays. Being Punjabi myself, I can also confirm that the positive traits are also many, namely, compassion, charity, openness, honesty, helpfulness. Sikh traits, I would say, would be no dowries, modesty, respect for all sexes, lack of enimity, rejection of all ritual, non drinking, calmness, humility, living Sikhi rather than displaying it, etc This is quite evident when you consider the difference between Sikh heroes and Punjabi heroes. I consider the following to be Punjabi Heroes Bhagat Singhji Maharaja Ranjit Singhji Banda Singh Bahadurji All wonderful Punjabi men, but all with facets that would fail the litmus test. I consider the following to be Sikh Heroes All Gurus, Wives and Sahibzadey Mai Bhagoji Bibi Sharan Kaurji Bhai Mani Singhji Bhai Taru Singhji and sister Bibi Tar Kaurji Baba Deep Singhji Bhai Kanhaiyaji I think some of us Punjabi types have difficulty seeing what is Sikh and what is Punjabi, both have a glorious past, but only one is the 'way', the other is just culture and has nothing at all to do with Sikhism, certainly from the viewpoint of Sikhism being a world religion, rather than a religion confined to the Punjab.