Sikh Misls, Part One: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
by I.J. SINGH
The Roundtable Open Forum # 56
Misls - Sikh confederacies - have a longer history than we think and are more critical to Sikh history than we give them credit for. We have forgotten their past, if we ever learned it...
Darshan Singh Rudel: A Matter of Faith
by CHARANDEEP SINGH
Born in Montpellier, South France, he is currently resides at Anandpur Sahib.
Born as Michel Jean Louis Rudel, he is now known as Darshan Singh Rudel.
Born a Roman Catholic, he is now a Sikh.
Is it some kind of a paradox...
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Marriage: The Why's and the Wherefore's
by IJ Singh
Some years ago, a particular novel caught the public eye. Looking for Mr. Goodbar was not a pleasant story, and it delved fearlessly into our mating instincts, our neurotic impulses and our psychological insecurities.
Years or perhaps...
Tuesday, October 5, 2010, was the second annual Turban Night in Phillips Hall, at the Michigan State University, East Lansing (Michigan, U.S.A.). The stated goal was to inform the student body about Sikhism.
I heard about the event through my editor, who sent me there on an assignment. I'll...
I adored my father as a child.
I thought he was strong, wise, and an infinite source of information. I hero-worshipped him and could never get enough of his time and attention.
This never changed - even as I grew through my teens and developed the arrogance of the all-knowing son who, as...
by PARDEEP SINGH NAGRA
Having read the recent articles and conversations on "Pre-Turban Grooming" and "Life before the Patka" in these very pages, I want to share the journey of my two children, Nanaki Kaur and Sahib Singh ... so far, as they are only five and...
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
A group of Sikh-Canadian rationalists are challenging astrologers to prove their ability to make predictions, for a $100,000 grand prize.
Avtar Singh Gill, a Sikh-Canadian resident of Surrey, B.C., said he is tired of watching self-proclaimed...
Listening, Listening. Suniai
Excerpted discussion from the Talking Stick at Sikh Chic
sikhchic.com | The Art and Culture of the Diaspora | Attentive Listening:The Talking Stick Colloquium VII - Pauris 8 to 11, Feb 15 - 21
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The Love Dialogue of Rana & Rani Bhabor
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by SANMEET KAUR
As a young girl, I was always fascinated by the story of Rana Bhabor - this tough but...
Desperately Seeking ... The One
by RUBIN PAUL SINGH
It was an exceptionally hot August. Between the "two-a-day" football practices, I would stay inside, soaking in the cool air before spending another afternoon out on the...
Standing Logic On Its Head<small>by I.J. SINGH & MANJYOT KAUR</small>
<!-- <small>September 11th, 2009</small>--> sikhchic.com | The Art and Culture of the Diaspora | Standing Logic On Its Head
Analogies go only so far. To push them further doesn't...
Secret Trial = Kangaroo Court = Tainted Decision
by I.J. SINGH
Originally published at SikhChic sikhchic.com | The Art and Culture of the Diaspora | Secret Trial = Kangaroo Court = Tainted Decision
January 29, 2010
I was thinking of the summary judgment at the Akal Takht that declared...
Seva: Neither a Shield, Nor a Sword
<small>by T. SHER SINGH</small>
I have noticed that the concept of seva - loosely translated as "selfless, voluntary service" - is nowadays increasingly wielded as a weapon and less as what it is meant to be.
The other day, when a community...
How I See Sikhi: A Non-conformist's Religion
<small>Gunita Kaur Singh</small>
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Being a nonconformist builds character, but only when it is exercised within a certain framework of values. A prime...
Waris Singh Ahluwalia: Renaissance Man
sikhchic.com | The Art and Culture of the Diaspora | Waris Singh Ahluwalia: Renaissance Man
To call Waris Singh Ahluwalia a renaissance man would not be an exaggeration. In his 36 years...
The Partition & I: What I Lost
by S.J. KAUR
In 1947, four Sikhs - a couple, a young man and a teenage girl - fled their respective homes. Uprooted, ravaged, humiliated - all they wanted was to live.
And live they did with all the passion of those who have lost -...
You Say Potato, I Say Pot-tah-toh ...by SANMEET KAUR
Culture is a funny thing.
For starters, the noun ‘culture' has more than ten meanings in the dictionary, and all ten of them could not be more different.
Culture has everything covered...
The Sikh Patients of Brighton<small>
by PARDEEP SINGH NAGRA</small>
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From the autumn of 1914, and throughout the war years, the Brighton (United Kingdom) local newspapers made frequent references in their...
1984: Perspective & 25th Anniversary Wrap-Up
by I.J. SINGH
This is the final, wrap-up piece in sikhchic.com's "1984 & I' series which was presented to you through the 12 months of 2009 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the crimes of Indira Gandhi, the Indian Government and its...