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General Where Are You From?

Which country are you from

  • India

    Votes: 32 23.7%
  • USA

    Votes: 29 21.5%
  • Canada

    Votes: 20 14.8%
  • UK

    Votes: 29 21.5%
  • ANZ

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Others.. pls specify

    Votes: 24 17.8%

  • Total voters
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Mai Harinder Kaur

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Tejwant Singh Ji:

Favela is a Portuguese term for slum/ shantytown. Favelas are all around the metropolitan cities of Brasil.Favelas in Rio De Janeiro, Brasil are famous for drugs and Jogos de bicho which runs in millions of dollars weekly ( Illegal gambling on football- soccer). Bicho means animal. So they use animal names as codes for the teams. It is an open secret that many of the Escolas de Samba ( The famous Samba Schools) that show their allegories with thousands of people during the carnival every year are funded through this illegal gambling.

Lots of murders happen in the favelas daily. Now, the Military Police has taken over parts of these favelas.


Following are interesting articles about them:

Visiting the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

www.ipanema.com RIO DE JANEIRO BASICS - MEET THE FAVELAS

So Paulo: favela :: São Paulo (Brazil) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia
How cool! Not these horrid places,they aren't cool; I mean, learning a new and useful word that can be used metaphorically. My knowledge of Portuguese pronunciation, however, is nonexistent. Any idea where the accent would fall?

FA ve la, as in English? fa VE la, as in Punjabi? fa ve LA seems unlikely.

Curious and in chardi kala! :ice:

Mai
 

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Tejwant Singh Ji:



How cool! Not these horrid places,they aren't cool; I mean, learning a new and useful word that can be used metaphorically. My knowledge of Portuguese pronunciation, however, is nonexistent. Any idea where the accent would fall?

FA ve la, as in English? fa VE la, as in Punjabi? fa ve LA seems unlikely.

Curious and in chardi kala! :ice:

Mai
the engling one. FA ve LA.

talking about Favelas. One movie everyone must watch is City of god.
 

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very interesting

i have recently heard a lot about Sikhs in Nordics.

GoriDK ji, can you share more about it?
 

Mai Harinder Kaur

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Hey Giani ji

Hey Mai ji..I like your new Awatar
Thanks. I made it on an online make-yourself-into-a-cartoon site, a quick visit to Turbanize yourself, and voile!

Just curious. Isn't having an avatar - or awatar - a bit Vishnuising to a Sikh?

BTW, the bird represents my parrot, Gathuku.

:ice:
 

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<<Hey Huck_Finn ji.

I can try. .
What do you want to know. . ???>


I have an impression from whatever i have read on net that many nordic gurdwaras have been quite cut off from the UK/US/Canada influence of neo-sikhism

wanted to uderstand your perspective about how do you perceive and relate to the neo-sikhism and punjabism
 

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Huck Finn.

I dont know why they are been cut off from the UK/Us and Canada. . But you have to remember that Denmark is a small country with only 2000 sikhs. And here there is no area that mind about Punjab..
 

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Hi Dushanka ji,

Welcome!! welcomekaur welcomemunda welcomekaur welcomemunda welcomekaur

With Yugoslavia and then Serbia, that sounds traumatic, then on to Germany and now India. I'm sure you have many interesting experiences and lessons learned to share with us.

SPN is a very friendly place, please open up and tell us all about yourself! icecreamkudi
 

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LOL Dushanka ji
First thank you for writing me and welcomed me !!! wahmundacheeringmunda
Well where to start ,
Please feel free & ask whatever you would like to know ...


I am happy to answer all questions .


( That way it would be easier for me ...:coolmunda: )
Sat Sri Akal


First thank you for writing me and welcomed me !!!

Well where to start ,
Please feel free & ask whatever you would like to know ...
I am happy to answer all questions .
( That way it would be easier for me ...
)


Sat Sri Akal




icecreamkauricecreamkauricecreamkauricecreamkauricecreamkaur Thanks! I love a practical joke.
 

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