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  1. aristotle

    Deccani Sikhs: Punjabi By Nature?

    Since the past 10 years, Sajjan Singh, an engineer in Hyderabad, has been chasing the stories of his people, the Deccani Sikhs, and seen them disappear like rabbits down a hole — old reports commissioned by central or state minority commissions would cancel their own oral histories or only...
  2. aristotle

    Nature US Based EcoSikh Urges Sikhs To Fight Climate Change

    Washington: Ahead of the Sep 23 UN Climate Summit in New York, Washington-based environmental organisation, EcoSikh has asked Sikhs to strengthen their connection to the Sikh faith through environmentalism and expand their political voice. "We want to inspire the Sikh community to take...
  3. aristotle

    S Asia Sikhs Panic After Target Killings, Plan To Flee Peshawar

    Pakistan: First they had to flee their homes in frontier tribal areas of Pakistan because of growing militancy. And now, Pashto-speaking Sikhs who have been living in Peshawar for over a decade are thinking of migrating even further in the face of militant hostility. There has been a surge...
  4. Tejwant Singh

    Explainer: Who Are The Afghan Sikhs?

    Explainer: who are the Afghan Sikhs? 20 August 2014, 3.59pm BST Jasjit Singh Postdoctoral Research and Impact Fellow at University of Leeds The recent discovery of 35 men, women and children in a shipping container at Tilbury docks in Essex is shocking for many reasons. Few had known that...
  5. Inderjeet Kaur

    UK Tilbury Docks Container Stowaways 'Sikhs From Afghanistan'

    Tilbury Docks container stowaways 'Sikhs from Afghanistan' 17 August 2014 Last updated at 09:56 ET Police at Tilbury Docks on August 16 They were discovered after a freighter arrived at Tilbury Docks from Belgium on Saturday and have been described as victims of "people trafficking". One...
  6. aristotle

    Sikh Coalition Sikh Coalition Draws Attention To Recent Crimes Against Sikhs In The USA

    The Sikh Coalition is drawing attention to recent crimes against members of the religion. A group of men shared stories about their attacks during a news conference held by the advocacy organization. One man said a group of teenagers on Roosevelt Island called him Osama bin Laden and told him...
  7. Harry Haller

    How Many Different Types Of Sikhs Are There?

    HMmmmmmm Gursikh obviously Sehajdhari Sikhs Keshdhari Sikhs Namdhari Sikhs Healthy Happy Holy Sikhs AKJ Sikhs Nirankari Sikhs Self called Sikhs Patit Sikhs Petite Sikhs Nihang Sikhs Udasi Sikhs Sanatan Sikhs Nirmala Sikhs Seva Panthi Sikhs Any I missed out?
  8. A

    UK Sikhs Famed For Their Courage

    Many years have passed since the 1939-45 war against German and Japan. At times, we recall the happenings that took place during these years. It was a time when members of the Commonwealth came together to offer their soldiers and airmen to help us defeat the enemy. Men from India, Pakistan...
  9. N

    Anand Karaj Ceremony For Non-Sikhs?

    Hello everyone! I wanted to ask this question as there is an intermarriage marriage coming up in our family. I don't know why, but somehow I feel it is not right for Non-Sikhs to get married with the Anand Karaj ceremony. Guru Ram Das Ji Maharaj made the wedding hymns so unique, I believe...
  10. gur_meet

    India Sword-wielding Sikhs Clash At Golden Temple

    Sword-wielding Sikhs clash at Golden Temple on Operation Bluestar anniversary; at least six injured Sikh groups clashed inside Golden Temple on Friday. (Source...
  11. aristotle

    1984 Anti-Sikh Pogrom Sikhs Demand Declassification Of Documents Related To Operation Bluestar

    Amritsar, June 2 (ANI) Sikh intellectuals as well as Sikh radicals maintain that the scars following army action in Golden Temple, code named Operation Bluestar, are deep and could not be easily forgotten but they want government to declassify the secret documents related with army action...
  12. aristotle

    United Sikhs New Report Shows Increasing Hate Attacks On Sikhs

    WASHINGTON — A major report to be released today in Washington, D.C. highlights the rising number of incidents of hate, violence, and bias against Sikhs worldwide. The Global Sikh Civil and Human Rights Report – to be issued at a briefing held by UNITED SIKHS at 441 Cannon House Office...
  13. aristotle

    World War 1 To Show Their Contempt For Death, Some Sikhs Had Refused To Hide In The Trenches

    Excerpts from a collection of Guardian reportage from the first world war 12 Nov 1914: When the Indians Arrived The people of the Raj – modern India and Pakistan – were not consulted about their participation in the war. More than 1 million soldiers served overseas in the Indian army – and...
  14. aristotle

    Young Sikhs In Maryland Fight Bias With Diplomacy In The Classroom

    One recent afternoon, two dozen teenagers stayed late at Hoover Middle School in Potomac, Md., for a presentation on Jewish culture. They tasted matzoh brittle, spun dreidels, colored Purim masks and watched a video of a rabbi blowing a ram’s horn. Some clowned or texted, but one student...
  15. aristotle

    USA Sikhs Honour Police Officer Shot During Oak Creek Attack

    A Maryland-based Sikh organization has honored retired Oak Creek police officer Brian Murphy for his service when a gunman killed six worshippers at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek on Aug. 5, 2012. The Guru Gobind Singh Foundation, a Sikh advocacy organization, honored Murphy on...
  16. IJSingh

    Hard Talk Bullying & Harassing Of Sikhs

    We Sikhs are no strangers to bullying and harassment. We are also a minority and destined to remain one no matter where we live, whether it is somewhere in India where the faith originated over 500 years ago or in a modern megapolis like New York, London or Toronto. And minorities make...
  17. Harry Haller

    India West Delhi's Sikhs May Give Cold Shoulder To BJP

    Despite the Modi wave and the backing of the Shiromani Akali Dal, BJP's situation in the Sikh-dominated West Delhi constituency looks grim because of the wrong choice of candidate. The party's candidate for the Lok Sabha Parvesh Verma, who recently won the Assembly elections from Mehrauli, is...
  18. Harry Haller

    India The Many British Connections To Massacres Of Sikhs

    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD id=tdTextContent class=DetailedSummary> Murky British connections to the Indian government's attack on the Golden Temple in Amritsar in 1984 have fuelled demands for full disclosure in UK and India. Prime Minister David...
  19. Harry Haller

    UK Sikhs Set For Vaisakhi Procession West London

    Thousands expected to line the streets of Hounslow this Sunday to watch colourful parade Sikh worshippers prepare for last year's Vaisakhi procession through Hounslow Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of Hounslow this Sunday for a procession marking one of the...
  20. aristotle

    Legal Sikhs In US Army: India Welcomes Lawmakers' Backing

    WASHINGTON: Indian ambassador S. Jaishankar has welcomed US lawmakers plea to end US defence department's presumptive ban on Sikh Americans serving in the US military with their beards and turbans. Over 100 members of Congress from both Democratic and Republican parties made the plea in a...
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