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  1. 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...
  2. 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 !
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Admin

    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...
  6. 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...
  7. Admin

    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...
  8. Admin

    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...
  9. Admin

    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...
  10. Admin

    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...
  11. Admin

    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...
  12. Admin

    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...
  13. Admin

    UK Reading Sikhs Teach Mp A Lesson In Tying A Turban

    Reading East MP Rob Wilson meets the Sikh community to discuss new premises and a new school. This was no wind-up, as members of the Sikh community taught the Reading East MP the history and significance of the turban. Rob Wilson MP was given a lesson in tying a turban on Sunday, February 22 as...
  14. Admin

    Malaysia Sikhs Start Free Clinic In Kuala Lumpur

    MALAYSIA: A group of Sikh medical personnel are all set to run a free clinic in the heart of the Kuala Lumpur town. Naam Clinic will open on Sundays starting April 4 at Wisma Tatt Khalsa, a multipurpose complex under Gurdwara Sahib Tatt Khalsa Diwan, one of the oldest gurdwaras in the city...
  15. Admin

    Pacific Australian Sikhs Say Abuse On The Rise As They Cop Anti-muslim Sentiment

    Not long after the terror alert level was raised to high, truck driver Amar Singh was working when a stranger approached and said: "You look like a terrorist. You should be on a terrorist watch list." Mr Singh, who was sitting in his parked truck in Wollongong, was perplexed. He certainly was...
  16. Admin

    Parliament Of The World's Religions At Salt Lake City, Oct 15-19, 2015

    Waheguru Ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji ki Fateh! A message from our member @Tejwant Singh Ji, who would also be a designated Speaker on this worldwide event. You may contact Tejwant ji, directly under this thread or start a private conversation by click his username, for any kind of information...
  17. Ishna

    S Asia Naam Ras 2014: Spiritual Sikh Event Draws More Non-Sikhs

    Naam Ras 2014: Spiritual Sikh Event Draws More Non-Sikhs tabla! Friday, Jan 02, 2015 http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/naam-ras-2014-spiritual-sikh-event-draws-more-non-sikhs Held at the Singapore Expo Hall from Dec 25 to 28, Naam Ras Kirtan Darbar 2014 brought thousands of people from...
  18. Ishna

    India 'Dera' Followers, Sikhs Clash In Moga

    'Dera' followers, Sikhs clash in Moga Tuesday, 30 December 2014 - 9:35pm IST | Place: Moga | Agency: PTI http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-dera-followers-sikhs-clash-in-moga-sec-144-clamped-2048229 Prohibitory orders were clamped on Tuesday and police fired in the air to disperse...
  19. Admin

    SIKLIGAR: A Documentary On The Original Weapons Makers Of The Sikhs

    A documentary portraying the lives of the Sikligar Sikhs, the blacksmiths/ironsmiths and weapon makers of the Khalsa Army of the Sikhs. Very little is known about the Sikligars in and outside of India, as they have been displaced through years of colonization and government oppression...
  20. S

    Destination Wedding In Jamaica

    SSA Ji, I have been doing some research on Sikhs and Sikh weddings in Jamaica. From the search so far, i have found that there currently is no Gurudwara in Jamaica, but i am wondering if there are any Sikhs in Jamaica, any of them active on this forum or if anyone has any contact info of any...
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