VAISAKHI OF THE SIKHS: Remembrance, Preservation, Celebration, Restoration & Continuation
5 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
16 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
23 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
27 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
50 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
68 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
106 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?
117 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
140 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
166 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...