Body, Mind and Soul
9 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
35 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
49 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
72 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
101 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
107 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...
When Adversity Breeds Resilience
137 days ago By I. J Singh
For a people as for individuals, adversity offers a path to self-awareness, resilience and defining a place at the table of humanity. Jewish and Sikh history is briefly examined in tandem to explore how they develop their social capital and a sense of self. Read On...
When Silence Speaks
156 days ago By I. J Singh
Despite 10 Inquiry Commissions set up for looking into the killings of thousand Sikhs in 1984, a few low-level operatives have been convicted. The ringleaders who master-managed the killings remain free. I.J Singh explores the mindset of such perpetrators by comparison with events that occur during wars. Read On...
SIKH HERITAGE: Ethos & Relics
158 days ago By I. J Singh
Excellent account of Sikhi that segues effortlessly into presentation of several memorabilia gifted by the Gurus to many families; some personal items like the Guru’s comb or Kirpan have been lovingly preserved over the years. They invoke reverence and also bring history alive like few artifacts or writings. Read On...
Guru Arjan and 1984
177 days ago By I. J Singh
The 1984 attack by India’s army on the Golden Temple (Amritsar) coincided with the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan. Now the vagaries of the calendar have put a 10 day hiatus between the two events. Why and what does this gap mean to us? Read On...