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Prakash Kaur Bibi: Rescuing India's abandoned girls
For the abandoned babies rescued from death on the streets of Jalandhar, Unique Home provides shelter and a family. For the past 23 years, Prakash Kaur Bibi has rescued baby girls abandoned at birth by...
Ever notice that, in most conversations, some people talk about people, others talk of things and a very few talk of ideas.

May 13, 2016: The New York Times carried a brazen headline:

Francis Panel Will Study If Women Can Be Deacons.

Francis, of course, is the current Pope of the...
Bhai Taru Singh Ji is one Famous shaheed of the Sikhs who was SCALPED ALIVE. Bhai Sahib Ji was born in Village Pahluu ( fromerly lahore Dist but now in Dist Amritsar) on this day in the year 1717. He lost his father as a child and was brought up by his mother who was steeped in Gurbani and...
Everythings 13 - Basics of Sikhi's, Jagraj Singh, attends Yogi Bhajan's "Solstice Tantric Yoga Sadhana"



Waheguruji Ka Khalsa, Waheguruji Ki Fateh,

My name is Gursant Singh. I have advocated for many Sikh...
LAST Wednesday (July 6), Manpreet Bal was vacationing in Chicago with his family when they were filmed for a local television segment on ABC 7 News while at the Taste of Chicago.

Bal said in his email: “When the segment aired later that evening, the closed caption that appeared with the...
“I just realized that while children are dogs—loyal and affectionate—teenagers are cats."

It’s so easy to be a dog owner. You feed it, train it, boss it around. It puts its head on your knee and gazes at you as if you were a Rembrandt painting. It bounds indoors with enthusiasm when you call...
Director Harjus Singh is finishing up post-production for his film, "All Quiet on the Home Front," based on the story of Bhagat Singh Thind, who fought for U.S. citizenship in a landmark 1923 U.S. Supreme Court case. Starring Sikh actor and...
Lately I have been trying to make sense of what I see as mostly nonsense. This action is wearing me down a little bit. Overall my goal is to spread words of Love, Joy, Hope, Peace and Freedom to those I interact with throughout my day. Some days I don't go anywhere so my dog gets it but other...
Washington, July 2

In a possible hate crime, the horse of a Sikh man in the US state of Tennessee has been shot dead from a close range. Devinder Sandhu said the horse, named Misty Blue, was apparently shot dead on Tuesday, according to local media reports. “Sandhu is Sikh and wears a...
A Sikh musician has claimed he was racially profiled while having lunch at a restaurant in Orlando when a “concerned citizen” called police to investigate him for carrying a “suspicious container” which just contained his bamboo flutes.

Neelamjit Dhillon was having lunch in Orlando, Florida,...
As I was in an elevator at a hotel last week, a man in the elevator approached my turbaned father as we walked out and asked him if he was a Sikh. After my father answered “yes” the man proceeded to say, “The world needs more Sikhs. Your people are amazing”.



It’s...
After Harjit Sajjan, a fully uniformed (turbaned and bearded) Sikh, was chosen by Justin Trudeau as Canada’s defense minister, I came across multiple Facebook posts criticizing Sajjan’s involvement in the Canadian military. This came to me...
A prominent Sikh Second World War veteran who fought for his right to wear turban in a Royal Canadian Legion branch in Surrey has passed away at the age of 95.

Retired lieutenant-colonel Pritam Singh Jauhal not only stood for the religious rights of his own community, but also against the...
Many hold that simply reading gurbani and not understanding a word is worthless. A while ago, I would have agreed that reading page after page without attempting to understand a word is a pointless task. But there is something to be gained through this practice.



It...
The salok is by Sheik Farid ji. Translation by Dr. Sant Singh Khalsa. It appears on Ang 794 of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.



ਸੂਹੀ ਲਲਿਤ ॥
Sūhī laliṯ.
Soohee, Lalit:

ਬੇੜਾ ਬੰਧਿ ਨ ਸਕਿਓ ਬੰਧਨ ਕੀ ਵੇਲਾ ॥
Beṛā banḏẖ na saki▫o banḏẖan kī velā.
You...
I recently visited the Pachmarhi hill station in Madhya Pradesh with my family. After getting off the train at a small sub district railway station in Pipariya town, we had to wait there for 2-3 hours before we could proceed further. Sitting on the platform and looking at the passers-by, I...
The grievances that gave birth to the Khalistan movement are alive. They find a platform in gurdwaras across the border.

Just outside the main complex of the shrine where the samadhi and the grave of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, are believed to be located is the sacred well from...
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