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  1. Admin Singh

    USA Trump Supporter Evacuated From Oroville Dam: 'I Feel Like A Refugee'

    When Sam Lyon fled with his family he was sheltered by a Sikh temple in Sacramento. His experience gave him new insight into the president’s travel ban. Since his family evacuated on Sunday on orders from officials fearful that the spillways of the Oroville dam would break, Sam Lyon said he has...
  2. Admin Singh

    Opinion Why Having Sikhs In The Military Is A Plus

    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 by surprise as I expected unanimous Sikh support for...
  3. Admin Singh

    Pacific Storms Hit Banana-growing Sikh Community Hard

    Sikh farmers in a small New South Wales town north of the coastal city of Coffs Harbour have felt the impact of the ferocious storms that have hit the state. In the small New South Wales town of Woolgoolga, north of Coffs Harbour, banana, sugar-cane and oyster farmers are inspecting what little...
  4. D

    Sikhs In Jamaica

    Hi, I have recently been doing genealogy research on my paternal family in Jamaica. I was surprised to learn that I have at least 2 generations of East Indians in my family, one with the last name Singh and the other with the last name Gooral (sp?). I do know that Gooral spoke Arabic and was...
  5. Admin Singh

    Interfaith I Have More Sikhs In My Cabinet Than Modi Does - Trudeau

    In talking about diversity, prime minister jokes to crowd: ‘I have more Sikhs in my cabinet than Modi does.’ WASHINGTON—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took about 10 questions from American University students on Friday morning during his state visit to the U.S. Three were related to Donald Trump...
  6. aristotle

    Khushwant Wanted Sikhs To Retain Identity

    Noted writer and journalist Khushwant Singh, who passed away at 99 on Thursday, believed Sikh leadership should discuss and ponder over the fact that majority of them had discarded symbols of Sikh identity such as turban, long hair and beard. In an address read out by his son in February this...
  7. G

    Why Sikhs Keep KESH ?

    There are lots of questions regarding Kesh within the Sikh community and outside as well. The question asked I quite often asked is whether how the love of Gurbani and the Guru of a Keshadhari is different from the those without kesh. The answers that kesh are natural ; the kesh are Guru ki...
  8. Ishna

    General Western Culture / Western Sikhs - Why Seen As Such A Threat?

    I've encountered this sentiment plenty of times in the online Sikh world. Western culture is a threat to Sikhi! Western culture is a threat to Punjab! Thankfully, only rarely have I come across it in real life. What is it about western culture and western Sikhs and even "white" Sikh converts...
  9. S

    Why This Forum Thesedays Is Full Of "saakats" (skeptics And Atheists) ?

    I remember till a few years ago when I used to come to this forum , it still had a substantial number of sikhs with bhaavna in their hearts . Thesedays its full of skeptics and doubters ! The ones who make "kintu parantu" in everything !
  10. K

    General Homosexual Sikhs

    I have been looking into the question of homosexuality and Sikhi, and to me it seems the two are compatible, but I was wondering if anybody could point me in the direction of historical Sikhs who were gay? Can anyone think of any during the gurus' times, or even after that, but someone who is a...
  11. Tejwant Singh

    Interfaith Shades Of The Old Punjab - Sikhs, Hindus Helping Rebuild Mosques In Punjab

    Across rural Punjab, Sikhs and Hindus are helping restore mosques destroyed during Partition. The Ghuman family of Sarwarpur, near Ludhiana, cannot understand what the fuss is about. Ever since Sajjan Singh Ghuman, an NRI Sikh living in England, rebuilt a mosque in his native village that was...
  12. Admin Singh

    June 1984 - 31 Years Later, Sikhs Remember

    1984 Living History is a project that started last year. A group of young volunteers realized that many people who experienced the events in 1984 are aging and may not be able to tell their stories for much longer. So they started recording people's experiences. They have made a simple format...
  13. J

    Needs Of Sikhs/Punjabis In The UK

    Good Morning Everyone As some of you may already know, a new British Sikh School is soon to open its doors to students (from all cultures) in September this year. There was a great need for this type of establishment for Sikhs/Punjabis in the UK. Apart from this, can you think of other...
  14. Admin Singh

    Heritage Why Sikhs Don't Want The Golden Temple To Be Declared A World Heritage Site

    There are a number of long term implications of applying for this status: 1. The application can only be made by the country. Therefore the Indian government will assume primary responsibility for management and protection of Sri Darbar Sahib. A future Indian government can easily side step the...
  15. Admin Singh

    Sikh News Spate Of Attacks By Islamist Insurgents Rattle Sikh Community In Pakistan

    Pilgrims descended from all over the world on a small town in Pakistan that is home to one of Sikhism's holiest sites this week, dipping into holy spring water and solemnly offering prayers. They have come from India, Britain and the Middle East to the Panja Sahib Gurdwara in Hasan Abdal, 55...
  16. Admin Singh

    UK Safety Helmet Exemption To Allow Sikhs To Wear Turbans In All Workplaces

    A health and safety exemption that was originally designed to allow Sikhs to wear a turban in place of a safety helmet on construction sites is to be extended to all workplaces from 1 October 2015. The Employment Act 1989 exempts turban-wearing Sikhs from any requirement to wear head protection...
  17. Admin Singh

    SALDEF Hate Crimes Against Arabs, Sikhs, Hindus Will Now Be Tracked In Fbi Hate Crime Manual

    Hate crimes against Sikh, Hindu, and Arab Americans will now be able to be tracked by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). After years of lobbying by community advocates and the support of 140 members of Congress, the DOJ and FBI have updated their hate...
  18. Admin Singh

    Pacific New Zealand Pm: Sikhs Should Be Allowed To Wear Kirpans At World Cup

    Prime Minister John Key says he is sympathetic to the Sikh community's push for an exemption to Civil Aviation rules to allow them to carry their ceremonial daggers, known as a kirpan, on flights. Mr Key says members of the Sikh community approached him in Takanini last Sunday about the issue...
  19. Admin Singh

    Making The Change With Hope & Faith - Sikh Advocate Prabhjot Singh, Md

    In August 2012, Prabhjot Singh, MD ’11, co-wrote an opinion piece in the New York Times in which he argued that the FBI should keep separate statistics on hate crimes against Sikhs. After months of work by activists and the convening of congressional hearings, the agency complied. “Ultimately...
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