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Why Many Sikh Women Are Choosing To Wear A Turban?

Fri, 01/20/2023 - 1:19am
Sikhs consider their turbans a gift from their gurus. Many Sikhs around the world wear the turban as an expression of their faith and commitment to serving humanity.

Tracing the History Of The Sikh Turban

Fri, 01/20/2023 - 12:46am
Since the time of Guru Nanak, Sikhism has had a tradition of wearing turbans but it was the sixth Guru, Guru Hargobind Singh who formalized the turban as a symbol of sovereignty and royalty.

Statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh unveiled at the historic Lahore Fort

Fri, 01/20/2023 - 12:26am
A life-size bronze statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the 19th-century founder of the Sikh kingdom of Punjab, was unveiled in the historic Lahore Fort to thunderous applause from history aficionados on 27 June 2019.

Nepal Releases Special Commemorative Coins On Guru Nanak's 550th Birth Anniversary

Fri, 01/20/2023 - 12:04am
Nepal Rastra Bank released three special commemorative coins in honor of Guru Nanak's 550th birthday.

Jagmeet Singh’s civility is commendable but racism is racism

Thu, 01/19/2023 - 11:43pm
Jagmeet Singh, the newly elected leader of the federal New Democratic Party, won people's hearts by handling an ignorant critic with maturity when he was accosted at the Atwater Market, Montreal, and told to remove his turban.

First-Ever Celebrations Of Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s 550th Birth Anniversary In Australian Parliament House

Thu, 01/19/2023 - 11:21pm
The 550th birth anniversary of the revered first Sikh Guru and founder of the Sikh religion Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, was celebrated in almost every country across the globe.

Jagmeet Singh detained at the airport for carrying a Kirpan: Calls for more Awareness

Thu, 01/19/2023 - 6:56am
When Sardar Jagmeet Singh from Wolverhampton was waiting for his family, who were on a flight, at Gatwick Airport, U.K., he was questioned by security staff after a member of the public had reported a man carrying a knife.

Sikh Group in US ties 9,000 Turbans: Sets Guinness World Record

Thu, 01/19/2023 - 6:24am
The Sikhs of New York made a world record by tying 9,000 turbans in a span of a few hours as members of the community celebrated Turban Day at the iconic Times Square.

 California’s Pioneering Punjabis: An American Story

Thu, 01/19/2023 - 5:20am
Book by Lea Terhune to be released at California State Library on January 23rd, 2023

Poem: Light After The Tunnel

Mon, 01/16/2023 - 12:58pm
Poignancy in the thoughts. Anomaly in the thoughts. Evolution in the thoughts. Positivity in the thoughts. Time alters. Mind alters. Life alters. Cosmos alters. 

MasterChef contestants volunteer for ‘Langar Sewa’ at Australia’s Sikh temple

Fri, 01/13/2023 - 11:51pm
For years now, the Sikh community has been religiously living by the ethos of Sikhism that propagates the idea of ‘vand chhako’, or sharing and consuming meals together. Almost every gurudwara has a community kitchen where the devotees cook food and serve it with utmost love. During one such day, the former contestants of MasterChef Australia came together to prepare a wholesome Sunday dinner at the Craigieburn gurudwara in Melbourne.


Fri, 01/13/2023 - 3:09pm
Presented at the First Sikh History Congress 2023,New Delhi.

Kincaid Fire: Sikhs step up to provide Humanitarian relief

Fri, 01/13/2023 - 4:06am
In 2019, the Kincaid wildfire burned over 77,758 acres of land in the Sanoma County of California. During the trying times, people were evacuated and brought to an evacuation center. The Sikh community, now widely known for its philanthropic work worldwide, stepped in to help people.

How the Sikhs Found a Foothold in Switzerland

Fri, 01/13/2023 - 4:01am
In the Däniken town of Northern Switzerland, a gurudwara stands tall with a glistening yellow building that has four onion-shaped turrets. It stands out in the middle of the industrial town, which is otherwise known for the Gogsen nuclear plant. The Daniken gurudwara, a place of worship for the followers of Sikhism, was established in 2002 by a small Sikh community who came and settled in Switzerland after the religious upheaval in India.

Planting Seeds of Hope: Bhai Ghaneya Ji’s Float at Rose Parade 2020 warms hearts

Fri, 01/13/2023 - 3:54am
The annual Rose Parade is viewed as an educational opportunity by local Sikhs. For the sixth year running, they've made a spectacular float to showcase their beliefs and advocate for "freedom, equality, compassion, and service."

How Muslims safeguarded Sikh heritage in the land of Waris Shah

Fri, 01/13/2023 - 3:10am
One of the most renowned, and revered Punjabi Sufi poets of the Chisti order, Waris Shah still remains a prominent name in Punjabi literature. He is primarily known for this magnificent love tragedy ‘Heer’. In Jandiala Sher Khan, now in Pakistan, a tomb still stands tall in the city as a memoir of the eternal spirit of Waris Shah. On some days, one can hear Sain, as he was called, singing verses from Heer near the tomb. In a divinely absorbing voice, he sings

Why a French, an American, a Scot and a Canadian chose Sikhism

Fri, 01/13/2023 - 3:06am
Sikhism's universal message of equality and love is being spread by people from diverse ethnicities. On Guru Nanak's 550th anniversary, an aerospace engineer who wants to open a gurdwara in Jamaica, an African-American who discovered her faith in a yoga class, and a 21-year-old baptised Christian who is now spreading the word of Sikhism through her website share their experiences about their journey towards finding the Sikh faith. Along with these, there are many instances of people from different ethnicities spreading the message of Sikhism worldwide. Let's look at what they have to say:

Artist Nep Sidhu’s Art Exhibition retraces a Painful Chapter in Sikh History

Fri, 01/13/2023 - 3:02am
Nep Sidhu, the rising Scarborough art star’s solo exhibition at Mercer Union opened on February 9th, 2019, highlights the resilience of Sikh communities using large-scale textiles and metalwork. The artist says it took him three years to bring the exhibition together. The artist is intensely committed to the craft.

Am I my hair: The Sikh Dilemma

Fri, 01/13/2023 - 2:34am
“You’ve never cut your hair? Not even a trim?” These are some questions that almost every Sikh must have encountered. If you are Sikh, there are positive chances that you are even nodding your head. Well, the Sikhs who have short hair are even asked how their hair is so short if they haven't had any haircut or a trim.

Afghanistan Sikhs in dilemma: Whether to stay or leave the country

Fri, 01/13/2023 - 1:54am
There was a time when people used to travel from one province to another even during the middle of the night safely. Despite the insecurity they face, the Sikh man said, “But still we love Afghanistan.”