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    Sikh Cultural Politics

    Do Sikhs still believe in religious freedom of all people? To the point where they would die defending it?
  2. Ishna

    Anti-western Sentiment

    [I wasn't sure whether I should put this in my blog, or here. Apologies if it's not in the right place.] A thick skin is required of "Western Sikhs" as anti-western sentiment from some of our fellow Sikhs is bound to be apparent from time-to-tide. I can understand some of where it comes from...
  3. Ishna

    Cultural Appropriation And Expressions Of Sikhi

    Sikhs of non-Punjabi or non-Indian background walk a fine line. Coming to Sikhi, straight away we are faced with Punjabi language in the Gurdwara, punjabi suits, kakkars, Gurmukhi script, kirtan and Punjabi food. It gets more complicated from there, as the non-Punjabi Sikh tries to determine...
  4. spnadmin

    History Rare Photographs’ Display: Sikh Community And Culture Presented In Vibrant Colour

    Rare photographs’ display: Sikh community and culture presented in vibrant colour By Maryam Usman http://tribune.com.pk/story/642293/rare-photographs-display-sikh-community-and-culture-presented-in-vibrant-colour/ The book has been illustrated with photographs by Syed Javaid Kazi, an...
  5. spnadmin

    Controversial A Turban For Peace In A Culture Of Hate (Stop The Bullying!)

    A Turban for Peace in a Culture of Hate by Ralph Singh http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ralph-singh/a-turban-for-peace-in-a-c_b_4010926.html Last weekend's brutal attack on Prabhjot Singh, a young Sikh professor at Columbia University who has campaigned against bias, is just the latest...
  6. Harkiran Kaur

    Arts/Society Hollow Vengeance

    Just wondering your thoughts on this... Hollow Vengeance Why four hangings won't change India's horrific culture of rape and torture. by Malika Kaur Original Article Link: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/09/13/hollow_vengeance_india_delhi_rape Death penalty for sexual...
  7. findingmyway

    Arts/Society Universities Ignoring Binge Drinking Culture And Failing To Protect Students' Wellbeing, Say Teacher

    Survey of school leaders finds universal concern over pastoral support offered at higher education institutions Universities are failing in their duty of care to undergraduates by ignoring the binge drinking culture and failing to help young people settle into student life...
  8. Archived_Member16

    India Ending India’s Culture Of Silence On Rape

    Ending India’s culture of silence on rape By Haroon Siddiqui Editorial Page - The Star, Toronto - Januatry 16, 2013 NEW DELHI—India’s first {censored} Walk was held here last summer. In keeping with the spirit of the movement — which originated in Toronto after a cop told York University...
  9. namjiwankaur

    Paganism Learning About Native Americans And Their Culture

    Thanksgiving - remember the Native Americans today Sat Nam _/|\_ Thanksgiving is a time for being grateful, but it is also a time to remember the suffering of the Native Americans caused by the invasion of the "white man", which inevitably left the vast majority of Native Americans homeless...
  10. findingmyway

    Arts/Society Modernization Replacing Punjabi Culture?

    Each culture in the world follows its own ethnicity and moral value. These traditions, however, are sometimes broken just to maintain a status in the society, or are still kept right through the culture’s survival. The wave of rock and pop music numbers along with obscene dancers have...
  11. Archived_Member16

    USA Temple In Turlock Welcomes Visitors To Build Understanding Of Sikh Culture

    Temple in Turlock welcomes visitors to build understanding of Sikh culture By Marijke Rowlandmrowland@modbee.com last updated: April 29, 2012 11:21:37 PM Out of the tragedy of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, another tragedy befell the Sikh community in the United States. That of...
  12. Navdeep88

    Women In Sikhi

    I have an issue that's troubling me... It seems like not only in Sikh History but the current identity of Sikhi is shaped heavily by men. Recently, there was a pole on here about who the most influential figures were in Sikh History... not a single woman on the list. And usually the only woman...
  13. spnadmin

    The Newest Front On The Culture Wars

    Corporation Culture Wars By Nicole Neroulias Religion News Service (RNS) When you buy a pair of shoes, a spicy chicken sandwich, or a gym membership, does that mean you endorse everything about the company -- including the CEO's religious beliefs? It's a question that has long plagued...
  14. findingmyway

    Sikhism The Reunion

    Two Sikh friends reunite after years apart. One has cut his hair after a brutal hate crime. The other hasn't. Co-Written, Co-Directed and Co-Produced by: Russell Brothers Company and Angad Singh. The Reunion on Vimeo "The Reunion" is a short film co-produced, co-directed, co-written, and...
  15. spnadmin

    Islam Misogyny In The Muslim World: Bound By Culture Or Religion?

    Misogyny in the Muslim World: Bound by Culture or Religion? Ida Lichtner M.D. Iranian Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani was forced into prostitution by her husband to finance his opium addiction, and now she faces stoning to death for adultery. In Sudan, police flog women sentenced under...
  16. spnadmin

    Opinion Aatish Taseer: Muslim Father, Sikh Mother, Family, Culture And Identity

    From Amandeep Singh via Gyani Jarnail Singh "Arshi" ANZ Sikhs Aatish Taseer is the son of Pakistan Governor Salman Taseer, who was assasinated yesterday, and journalist Tavleen Singh, who became famous for interviewing Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale in 1980's for India Today. Aatish was...
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    FAQs Losing My Culture

    I am starting to feel disconnected from my culture because of my weak pujabi and im not sure what to do, i really want to stay connected with my culture and i also feel less of a punjabi because of it.
  18. Admin

    Islam Attacking Shrines And The Culture Of Peace

    Allah, Farid, juhdi hamesha Au Shaikh Farid, juhdi Allah Allah. Acquiring Allah’s grace is the aim of my jihad, 0 Farid! Come Shaikh Farid! Allah, Allah’s grace alone is ever the aim of my jihad (Baba Guru Nanak Sahib to Baba Shaikh Farid Sahib) The recent attack on Baba Fariddudin Ganj...
  19. spnadmin

    Heritage Who Are The Jatts ਜੱਟ ? History, Culture And Controversy

    The photo is of a button from the uniform of an officer in the famed 9th Jatt Regiment. This thread was inspired by the growing number of questions about the Jatt people in relationships threads where a non-Jatt or even a non-Sikh was in a relationship with a Jatt. Usually the stated...
  20. Admin

    Punjabi Culture Versus Sikhi

    Punjabi Culture Vs. Sikhi By Author Unknown Picking Sides Sikhism is one religion where you can't have both culture and religion; to maintain either you have to take one out of the equation. Punjabi culture is all about drinking, dancing, and sex discrimination. Sikhi is abstaining from all...