BULLYING & HARASSING
13 days ago By I. J Singh
Bullying is not rare in schools and neighborhoods in North America and the relatively new and small minority of Sikhs has often been the target. This essay briefly explores the history and practice of bullying and suggests some strategies that might help. Read On...
LEANING ON EACH OTHER
31 days 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...
The Enchanted Garden of Talwandi 2013 by Jessi Kaur
69 days 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...
Sikh Women: Bypassed by history but why?
80 days ago By I. J Singh
Sikh women show greater fluidity in their identity than Sikh men. Gender inequality continues to exist in Sikh practice even where the teaching is purposefully focused on gender equality. That woman remains the lesser gender is beyond debate. I offer plausible hypotheses of how such practices very likely took birth. Read On...
Body, Mind and Soul
103 days ago By I. J Singh
I am part of a small group of Sikhs that meets once a month to discuss matters spiritual and historical over a fine repast. A recent conversation veered towards an issue that has recently set the Internet aflame with passionate Read On...
Badshah Darvesh: Guru Gobind Singh as Bhai Nand Lal saw him
129 days 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...
FOES AND FRIENDS: Betwixt and Between
143 days ago By I. J Singh
The Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) is an unusual organization because its mission is inner directed towards the internal development of the community. Its mission and its position within the Diaspora Sikh community are explored. Read On...
When Akal Takht Speaks
166 days ago By I. J Singh
By reference to the history of the Roman Catholic Church a case is made that we need to explore the impact and procedural issues in Hukamnamas that emanate from the Akaal Takht. Hukamnamas deserve respect but have to help us along the journey not hinder us. Read On...
Kartarpur: Where It All Began
195 days ago By I. J Singh
Guru Nanak was born in Nankana Sahib but his crowning achievement is the founding of Kartarpur that he nurtured for the last 18 years of his life. Kartarpur laid the foundations of Sikhi and its institutions. It deserves to be remembered and honored. Read On...
Intellectual Gymnastics: Voice of the Sikh Diaspora
201 days ago By I. J Singh
Join us in celebrating the many splendored journey of the Sikh diaspora. Explore the richness of the voices that comprise it where, just a few decades ago, there were practically none. Read On...