A Guru For All Seasons
114 days ago By Jessi Kaur
It was a momentous day in the family of Mehta Kalu and Mata Tripta. Their son had come of age and it was time to endow him with the sacred Hindu thread. It was the most auspicious of ceremonies. Family Read On...
Happy Diwali and Happy Bandhi Chhor Divas
128 days ago By Jessi Kaur
Jessi Kaur reminisces about Diwali in India when rows of diyas and candles, firecrackers and phul jhurries lit up the night. Friends and relatives dropped by with boxes of mithai and loads of good cheer. Muslim, Sikh and Hindu neighbors hugged and wished each other a “happy Diwali.” Read On...
The Syrian Horror
185 days ago By Jessi Kaur
While President Obama seeks Congressional approval to show America’s condemnation of the use of chemical weapons in Syria, Jessi Kaur looks to Guru Nanak for an answer to the moral obligation of a civilized society’s response to the horror in Syria. Read On...
Women of Grace and Power: A Book Review
191 days ago By Jessi Kaur
Role models for young girls are conspicuous by their absence. ‘Women of Grace and Power’ - a book authored by a Caucasian Sikh Guru Fatha Singh Khalsa, chronicles the stories of powerful women that span six centuries and is an excellent record of their struggles and triumphs. Read On...
SikhNet Focuses Lens on Sikh Women
195 days ago By Jessi Kaur
Guru Nanak Sahib must have shocked the masses when he pronounced in the oft quoted verse that only the Creator exists outside of women. Clearly he was seeking to raise awareness of the power of women and their role in Read On...
Sikhpoint Recognizes Best Comment of the Month
208 days ago By Jessi Kaur
Dear Sikhpoint Readers, We have completed our first full month since the launch of Sikhpoint. We are encouraged by the number of readers the site is drawing. Read On...
Commemorating Oak Creek Tragedy
215 days ago By Jessi Kaur
Is it guns that kill, or people? Are movies and video games promoting a culture of mindless violence? Are we glamorizing anti-heroes? Do we need new policies and petitions to ban guns to have a safe society? Jessi Kaur explores the reasons for the epidemic of hatred in the US. Read On...
Japji Kaur: A Role Model at Ten
235 days ago By Jessi Kaur
A ten year old girl is reciting the Ninth Guru’s saloks while concluding sehaj paath at a family event. Jessi Kaur is utterly fascinated as the flawless reading continues, and wonders what kind of an environment fosters the reading of Sri Guru Granth Sahib at such an early age? Read On...
261 days ago By Jessi Kaur
My dad had never refused me anything in my life. I was confident that he wouldn’t let a small technicality stand in the way of my going abroad on a much coveted scholarship. Jessi Kaur reminisces about her dad’s uncompromising integrity. Read On...
Living Gurbani: Work of a Lifetime
271 days ago By Jessi Kaur
We respect and honor Gurbani because it’s Guru’s word or Shabad Guru. But mere reading, singing, or even understanding Gurbani is not enough. Jessi Kaur discusses how to engage in Gurbani with a depth that transforms one into its true essence. Read On...