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Why Sikh Girls Marry Non-Sikhs?

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 2:42pm
It is obvious that the Sikh society needs a major cleansing or it’s time for community reform. It can be easily achieved if the Gurdwaras take a leading role to connect Sikh society to its roots (Mool), that’s Guru Granth Sahib’s teachings.

In Defense of Kaurs & Queer Sikhs Who Dance

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 1:54pm
Why are our turbans gendered as superficial, fashionable, or decorative just because we wear makeup or dance—while men’s turbans are perpetual symbols of honor, pride, their dedication to their faith? We are harshly policed for how we look, how we dress, how we act, while we practice our Sikhi. Yet, regardless of what harm or violence they inflict, cis men do not seem to be.

Concept of GOD, the Ultimate Reality, in Sikh Religion

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 1:02pm
The God and Man inter-relationship as Father, Mother and Bridegroom makes its correspondence with Christian concept of God as a viable option. As a consequence, the Sikh Scripture qualifies as a Universal Scripture for all mankind.

Sikh Message of Universality at Parliament of World’s Religions

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 8:07pm
This paper was read at the virtual session of the Parliament of world’s Religions on 17 Oct 2021... "Guru Nanak took on the mission to do something about it. He set out to study the issues and travelled for nearly 24 years meeting leaders o all religions in India, in the Himalayas, China and the Middle East including Makkah, the seat of Islam."

Grand Canyon Rim to Rim hike dedicated to Farmer protest in India

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 1:15pm
Singh Hikers is a group that has been actively hiking peaks in southern California for the last 6 months. They have hiked all the major 6 peaks in the area, the highest being 'San Gorgonio' standing tall at 11,500 ft elevation. The group comprises doctors, engineers, technology executives, and businessmen from southern California. 

Mayor Joe Hogsett Honors Hoosier Sikhs at the Historic Parade Gathering in Indianapolis

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 11:54am
The Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett attended and was warmly greeted the Hoosier Sikhs at the annual "Nagar Keetan: Sikh Parade Festival" at the Veterans Memorial Plaza in Downtown Indianapolis.

Guru Tegh Bahadur: The True Story [Book Review]

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 9:53pm
The Sikh Missionary Society U.K. has always been active to produce literature and organise seminars. It is to their credit that the first edition of the popular book “Guru Tegh Bahadur The True Story” was released in 2017. This year, Sikh Youth Australia have released a revised second edition.  

Sikhs Join Faith leaders Submitting Appeal to the US State Department on Climate

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 8:41pm
The UN Climate Change summit COP26 which is scheduled to take place in Glasgow, Scotland from October 31 to November 12 is the last ray of hope as the earth faces an unprecedented ecological crisis.

Casting A Lovely Light

Sun, 10/10/2021 - 10:05am
This is the work of countless others that we have inherited. Their work has improved life on Mother Earth. This is a debt on our heads. How do we plan to pay for this largesse is the question.

Highlights of Sikhism during Ladakh Travels

Sat, 10/09/2021 - 8:11pm
Ladakh thus has Sikh Gurdwaras, monuments and places connected with Guru Nanak’s visit to the area and brave Sikhs who have created history.

Diabetes In The Sikh Community

Sat, 10/09/2021 - 5:47pm
Sikh Asian Indians have high rates of diabetes. Community health workers can effectively address health disparities via adapted programs that take into account Sikh traditions and culture. Programs should cover aspects such as stigma surrounding mental health problems, healthy traditional recipes, and activities embraced in Sikhism.

The Last Queen ~ Review

Tue, 10/05/2021 - 5:58pm
The historical novel book titled ‘The Last Queen’ by the famed author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni makes a fascinating read about the life and struggles of Maharani Jind Kaur known as Jindan, the youngest and the last queen of Sarkar (the Sikh empire).

Conquer Your Mind To Succeed In Life - Man Jeetai Jag Jeet

Fri, 10/01/2021 - 7:59am
How can we truly succeed in the world? Do the answers lie within our own minds? Guru Nanak says 'Conquer the mind to conquer the world' (Man Jeetai Jag Jeet).

It Is Only You

Wed, 09/29/2021 - 10:40pm
WHO'S WITH WHO ~ It is only you ~ OUTSIDE INSIDE ~ It is only you ~ IN MY SOLITUDE ~ It is only you

SevaTruck & The New Langar

Wed, 09/29/2021 - 8:58pm
Langgar in many Gurdwaras today feeds the well-fed, is sometimes catered by an outside group and we see different foods being served to different groups. The needy are often those outside the Gurdwara location and they may like a different type of food than the ones we prefer.

The Audacity of Awakening

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 3:43pm
By spending more and more time alone and in silence, it is possible to bring about awareness of ourselves, starting with 'What am I?' and arriving at 'Who am I?'

“Guru Hargobind named sword” amongst 157 artefacts returned from USA to India

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 2:32pm
The item has been described as “iron sword inscription- on the sword mentions the name of the Sikh religious Guru Hargobind Das. The inscription is in Persian language and written in Nastaliq Style of Caligraphy”. The small dagger can be better described as a PeshKabz and dates from the eighteenth century based on the information supplied, it is supported with a sheath.

Bakshi Inderjit Singh: 1919 - 2009 ~ 12th Death Anniversary

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 2:41pm
Bakhshi Inderjit Singh was the founder editor of reputed Punjabi weekly newspaper “Panth Parkash” since 1963. He got awards of “Best Punjabi Journalist” from the Punjabi Academy Delhi Government, Delhi Gurudwara Committee & many other Organizations.

EcoSikh and Petals Inaugurate first ever Garden based on Sikh Scriptures

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 10:06am
6000 trees, shrubs, plants crops of 58 species have been planted

A Special Visit to Guru Nanak Taposthan, Menchuka, Arunachal Pradesh

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 3:14pm
This Gurdwara has remained as it is for 35 years without any such claim or any disturbance with the local lama regularly participating in all these functions...The Pathar Sahib had a photo of admasambhava and Bodhi flags all around. Sikh Nishan Sahib existed on one side of the Gurdwara building but another Bodhi Flag on a pole was placed on the other side like that of Nishan Sahib.