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Stranded In Mumbai Rain, French Family Thanks Gurdwara For Help

With every tragedy come incredible stories of humanity and generosity. As Mumbai struggles to deal with the mayhem caused by the heavy downpour on Tuesday, the kind-heartedness of its residents has been an...
They held lit candles and raised their hands together in prayer.

Hundreds of faith leaders, politicians and community members, many from different backgrounds and faiths, gathered today at a historic North Las Vegas church to call for inclusion in response to recent acts of hate across the...
Mine is one Sikh’s (my) perspective on the Sikh journey; enjoyment directly proportional to the generated conversation. More thoughtful the disagreement the greater my joy.

Under the lens is a project defining a place for Sikhs and Sikhi in the North American mainstream. We need it. The idea...
Opinion Sands Of Time
A cat, no matter how meticulous and finicky, or a dog, no matter how smart, never check their watch ten times a day -- not even once in a lifetime. Birds migrate thousands of miles every year and have an incredibly precise sense of the changing of seasons, but nary a computer or clock to track...
Harsangat Raj Kaur is one of the rarest white Sikhs who has become a Nihang
Kaur takes pride in calling herself Persian-Scandinavian Singhni.
She was baptized by Baba Budda Dal Jathedar Joginder Singh in 2012 during his first visit to the UK.
AMRITSAR: Born...
Every day the past beckons anew.

Today we revisit the life and times of Banda Singh Bahadur, an iconic figure from the 18th century. He strode on the Sikh stage for only a decade.

History determines where we are at any moment and which way we may be headed. Now, 300 years later, distance in...
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....