Dark, Beautiful and Heart-breaking
3 years ago By Reena Kapoor
Dark yet beautiful metaphorical tale from a betrayed Punjab that lost its identify somewhere between India and Pakistan, that tells of a parallel story mirroring this identity crisis: a heart-wrenching narrative of a girl raised as s boy, and betrayed equally by those who claimed to love her the most. Read On...
Reflections on 1984 – Condemned To Die
3 years ago By The Singh Twins
Internationally renowned British contemporary artists The Singh Twins share their personal perspective on the tragic events of 1984 through a painting and poem that brings the Indian Government’s military attack on the Sikhs’ holy shrine, The Golden Temple, at Amritsar to wider public attention. Read On...
Voice for the Voiceless
3 years ago By Navneet Kahlon
Voice for the Voiceless is a spoken word piece addressing female infanticide from a unique perspective. The piece was performed at UC Berkeley at Kaur Voices, an event designed to create a space for Kaurs to tell their stories and discussion issues facing the community. Read On...
The Pen and the Sword: An Ode to Guru Gobind Singh
3 years ago By Sangeeta Luthra
Sometimes it feels like the world is collapsing under the weight of uncertainty, mis-trust, and hatred. As I move through my community with my family, it is not uncommon for heads to turn for another look. Sometimes curiosity gazes back Read On...
LEANING ON EACH OTHER
3 years ago By I. J Singh
This essay explores and fosters the intertwined relationship of Sikhs and Sikhi in India with their counterparts abroad, particularly in North America Read On...
Sikhs Today: Ideas & Opinions by I.J. Singh – A Review by Manjyot Kaur
4 years ago By Manjyot Kaur
This article is a book review of Sikhs Today: Ideas and Opinions, by I.J. Singh. Like its quartet of predecessors, this latest collection of essays is a thought-provoking blend of the adroitly parsed ideas, the trenchant wit, and the fearless dialogue and debate for which he is so well known. Read On...
The Enchanted Garden of Talwandi 2013 by Jessi Kaur
4 years ago By I. J Singh
The book ‘The Enchanted Garden of Talwandi’ authored by Jessi Kaur puts the spotlight on Talwandi, the village where Guru Nanak took birth over 500 years ago and turns it into a magical place that will enchant every Sikh – adult or child. Read On...
Sikhlens 2013: A Cause for Celebration
4 years ago By Michael Singh
This weekend has been amazing, amazing! Every year I see this growing and the momentum it has gained, the recognition it has gained inside the community, outside the community, this event has become truly an institution in itself. And I’m so proud to be associated with it. Read On...
Sikh Festival Fosters New Generation of Storytellers
4 years ago By Robyn Mack
By bolstering the place of art in the Sikh community, Sikhlens hopes to encourage a closer look into the culture, one that will quash prejudice and motivate a new generation to open their minds to dialog through creativity. SAFF is a doorway to transformation. Read On...
Badshah Darvesh: Guru Gobind Singh as Bhai Nand Lal saw him
4 years ago By I. J Singh
(Bhai) Nand Lal, a contemporary of Guru Gobind Singh, was a witness to the life changing events of 1699. His poetry in Farsi captures the times and the persona of Guru Gobind Singh flawlessly. (Gyani) Gurbux Singh Gulshan, in his translation of some of Bhai Nand Lal’s poetry presents the magic and mystery of the Guru. Read On...