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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...
Shared by Tegh Singh, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

This is a rant about something that happened to me yesterday that really bothered me. I don't entirely know how to talk about it, so I'll just start from the beginning.

My 9 month old daughter (Kiran) and I are in the...
Everything you need to know about this progressive Indian religion.

From living in the south all my life, I’ve become pretty versed in Christian practices and teachings. Being introduced to a new religion isn’t something that happens every day, but when my...
The Sikh relief organization Khalsa Aid, which supplies aid to refugees in makeshift camps, found itself helping motorists. The organization was given a blue light escort to distribute 5,800 bottles of water and cereal bars to those stranded.


Aid worker Ravi Singh...
Event on Sikh ways of life in the US to have several such champions

AMRITSAR: He is a political cartoonist, but on occasions, he transforms into 'Sikh Captain America', a costumed soldier with a traditional head wrap who fights bigotry and champions cultural understanding...
Three Muslim teenagers who bombed a Sikh temple in Germany have been found guilty of attempted murder, aggravated assault, and causing an explosion – but not terrorism. This is despite the bombers’ links to local Salafist organizations, terrorist sympathies, and accessing Islamic...
A group of Sikh bikers with big hearts hope that their cross-country ride to fight childhood cancers will pave the way for a new generation of caring.

Twenty-four members of the Sikh Motorcycle Club rolled into Surrey Sunday night, two weeks after departing for their journey to raise awareness...
July 21 celebrates Miri Piri Diwas. Here is an article that explores the deeper meanings of miri-piri and the importance of miri-piri to unity within the panth.

MIRI-PIRI CONCEPT
Prof. Devinder Singh...
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