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  1. spnadmin

    India Protests After Assailants Cut Sikh Trader’s Hair

    Sikhs took the streets in Vikaspuri area of West Delhi on Monday after a man from the community alleged that he was assaulted and his hair and beard shorn by four unidentified men in Nihal Vihar. Police said the men came to Manjeet Singh's mobile phone shop at about 9 am for a recharge...
  2. spnadmin

    Controversial Protests Erupt After Miscreants Cut The Hair Of A Sikh Youth

    Omar, Mirwaiz assure Sikhs of security Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and chairman of the Hurriyat Conference (moderate) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday assured the Sikh community of its safety and security. This came in the backdrop of an incident at Malangpora in Pulwama...
  3. Admin

    How My Hair Are Teaching Me

    It has been a rough weekend. I have spent the past days tormented while my ego wrestled with itself, turning my emotions black and blue. Sometimes I dread time off from work because I know that is time for me to confront the darkness that is hiding inside this mostly peaceful mind. I have...
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  5. Charan

    How Important Is Uncut Hair (kesh)?

    SSA everyone. I have a simple question. Do you consider someone who follows Sikhism to be less Sikh if they don't keep their hair uncut? <a href="http://mhlnk.com/B1419C65" target="_blank"><img src="http://media.markethealth.com/bannerServer.php?type=image&ad_id=2434&aid=713449" border="0"></a>
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    Hair Transplants In Sikh Males: Traction Allopecia

    Hair Transplants in Sikh Males: “Traction Allopecia”. Sikhism is a distinct religion started by Guru Nanak Dev in India. The Sikh tenets make it compulsory for the Sikh male to sport 5 symbols of religion on their person, one of which is “Kesh” or long hair. This long hair is tied rather...
  7. Admin

    Five Ks, Panj Kakkaar – Kesh Or Hair - Another Perspective

    As Sikhs, and in particular those of us who have taken up Amrit or have been baptized in the khalsa order are supposed to keep the Five Ks. These are Kesh or unshorn hair, Kanga or wooden comb, Kara or iron/steel bracelet, Kachera or boxer shorts and Kirpan or dagger. These were prescribed by...
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    Keeping My Bodily Kesh (Hair) And Getting Used To The Gazes

    When people ask me about my long hair, I tell them that I have never cut it because of my religion. That is true about the hair on my head, but not about the hair elsewhere on my body. That is - I have shaved, waxed, and threaded. Does this make me a bad person? I am not sure. Clearly, 98% of...
  9. spnadmin

    Twist & Braid (from Sikh Chic)

    Twist & Braid by S.J. KAUR Twist, braid. Twist, braid. My hands automatically fall into rhythm. I am doing Biba's hair. With every twist I recite a line, at every braid I proffer thanks. Twist, braid. Twist, braid. I can feel the tug of my mother's efficient hands. She is doing my...
  10. spnadmin

    Hair Today. Hair Tomorrow

    Hair Today, Hair Tomorrow Nanak Singh Nishter The theory of evolution infers tht every species adapts in its anatomy, changes...
  11. spnadmin

    Hair! Glorious Hair!

    Sangat ji The title and line for a new book Hail Hair! arrived by email this morning. I have posted the preface from the Institute for Sikh Studies that many will find very informative. This is an e-book, so you can download it. The book is in 5 Chapters, and includes some essays by authors...
  12. Archived_Member16

    'Tight Turbans' Leading To Hair Loss Claim

    source: 'Tight turbans' leading to hair loss claim (From Asian Image) 'Tight turbans' leading to hair loss claim Saturday, 7th November 2009 - Asian Image U.K. <a href="http://mhlnk.com/B1419C65" target="_blank"><img...
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    Help Please! Trapped Between My In-law's Beliefs And Mine

    how do you change this trend? my nephews (age 10 & 14) put up an argument with me in terms of religion. Their ability to convince their parents about cutting hair was absolutely shocking. the kids argued that it is more important to be close to God by heart, and mind, not physical appearance...
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    Are We Making Lame Excuses?

    Harbansj24 ji In responce to your answer to why girls are dropping the name Kaur and not wanting men with turbans. From the few that i know their reasons are not for what you have said it is because they associate the title and turban as symbols of opression. They fear that the majority of Sikh...
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    Pratap Singh Bagga, The Founder Of Simco Hair Fixers

    Hair’s how they fixed it What does a man’s beard have to do with the downturn? Everything, if you run Simla Chemicals (Simco), a company known globally for the hair fixers it manufactures. Simco’s history began before Independence with Sardar Pratap Singh Bagga, a sturdy Sikh with a long...
  16. Admin

    Kesas - The Fort Of Uncut Hair

    The young Khalsa of today is struggling to keep his promise with Guru Gobind Singh. Many, who are tune with their conscience, tie the turban everyday, look in the mirror and get a glimpse of their father - men and women alike. He wages a war every time not with anyone else but with his own...
  17. Vikram singh

    Opinion Sikh Sacked For Refusing To Cut His Hair

    Refusing to cut his hair has cost a Sikh man to loose his job; he has no money and is patiently waiting to return to Punjab, India 24-year-old Harshdeep Singh Anand, was offered a job by the Armed Forces Officers Club and Hotel, Abu Dhabi as a Chief-de-Partie after an interview in Delhi. This...
  18. Admin

    FAQs Why Do Sikhs Cover Their Hair With A Turban?

    When the religion was founded over 500 years ago, only wealthy men wore turbans as a sign of status and many kings wore turbans. Since Sikhs have believed in the equality of all people since the creation of their religion, all Sikhs wear the turban as a sign of equality.
  19. Admin

    FAQs How Often Do Sikhs Wash Their Hair?

    It depends on how often it needs to be washed to maintain cleanliness. Girls who have their hair open may wash it daily; boys who have it tied in a turban may wash it once or twice a week or more.
  20. Admin

    FAQs If Sikhs Can't Cut Their Hair, Why Isn't It Always Down To Their Ankles?

    Most Sikhs do not have hair down to their ankles because older hair falls out and hair eventually stops growing.