When Ignorance Is Bliss …
33 days ago By I. J Singh
Drawing on a recent Pew Foundation poll of North Americans this essay explores how little people know of their own religions or the religions of their neighbors. In this comparative ignorance the Sikh community is perhaps not much different Read On...
The Gender Trap
58 days ago By I. J Singh
But for few exceptions in human history, societies have exhibited varying degrees of gender bias against females. Despite the clear teachings of equality, Sikh women, just like women in other major religions live unequal lives. The likely origins and ramifications of such bias are explored. Read On...
69 days ago By I. J Singh
Traditions are important to all religions. But they are old practices and deserve re-exploration, reinterpretation from time to time. Can they be modified and tweaked? Read On...
THE CASE FOR TRANSLITERATION OF GURBANI
111 days ago By I. J Singh
Transliterations of Gurbani in Roman script make Gurbani accessible to those who do not read Gurmukhi. In this essay, I.J. Singh explores the systematic process for an ideal transliteration from Gurmukhi to Roman script, and the various issues inherent therein. Read On...
CELEBRATING KHOJ GURBANI: Pitfalls & Pleasures of Translating
124 days ago By I. J Singh
Religious Scriptural writings require translations for effective communication. The necessity and the historical process of such efforts is explored in this piece by the renowned author I.J. Singh wherein he beautifully investigates the reframing of religious scriptures of yore for meaning today. Read On...
VAISAKHI OF THE SIKHS: Remembrance, Preservation, Celebration, Restoration & Continuation
138 days ago By I. J Singh
Vaisakhi is an annual grand gala of Sikh celebration. How to connect the event to remembrance and restoration of its values. I.J. Singh presents a ‘revolutionary’ analytic approach to Vaisakhi’s meaning for Sikhs today. Read On...
A LETTER TO RAHUL GANDHI: 2014 Election in India
149 days ago By I. J Singh
India’s national elections in April-May 2016 are critical to the world’s largest democracy and the minorities that make it a home. Read On...
BURNISHED OR TARNISHED
156 days ago By I. J Singh
With an eye on Manmohan Singh, the current prime minister of India with a complex record of success and failure, this essay explores the very human tendency to build memorials to our successes and bury our defeats. What is the legacy of Manmohan Singh? Read On...
KHUSHWANT SINGH: Cassandra with News Good & Bad
160 days ago By I. J Singh
A controversial but prolific writer and influential commentator on the practice and politics of Sikhi as well global and Indian political realities died at 99 Read On...
BULLYING & HARASSING
183 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...