Sikhpoint Contributors


Below is a list of Sikhpoint editors and contributing authors. The editors and authors write about issues related to Sikh culture, religion, and way of life. They are dedicated to Sikh cause as well as their craft of hard working writers. Do you want to contribute to Sikhpoint? Take the first step and fill out this form.

  • Amarjit Singh Buttar
    Amarjit Singh Buttar

    Amarjit Singh Buttar, an MA & JD from Punjab University India did his Masters of Laws from University of Michigan. He is now leading a retired life having actively worked for Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission for many years. He has been an active member and even served as chairman for Vernon Board of Education. He has also chaired World Sikh Council, America Region in the past.

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  • Amrit Wadhwa
    Amrit Wadhwa

    Though Engineer by occupation, Amrit Wadhwa has passion for writing. He believes in life being a constant discovery of the ‘self’. He uses writing as an attempt to explore new avenues. In his own words, “Being an average person, I attempt keep my writing simple. My beautiful wife and adorable daughter are my inspiration. I live in Cary, NC, USA”

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  • Colleen Garnett
    Colleen Garnett

    Colleen Fuller Garnett and Linda met while teaching in Santa Clara, CA. Linda left for a career in high tech Employee Relations and Colleen soon followed to the same company. Colleen spent several wonderful years in Human Resources before staying home with her two children. In 1990, her family moved to Albuquerque, NM where she became interested in the special education services provided by the Albuquerque Public School System. She obtained a Masters degree at the University of New Mexico and taught learning disabled children as well as students in the on-site Gifted Program. Colleen currently serves on her condominium complex's Homeowner’s Association Board, and is honing her writing skills as Editor of their monthly newsletter. Linda and Colleen remained in touch through all the years; and now enjoy a close friendship.

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  • Dr. Bhai Harbans Lal
    Dr. Bhai Harbans Lal

    Dr. Bhai Harbans Lal, Emeritus Chairman, Department of Pharmacology-Neuroscience, U. of North Texas Health Science Center, works with many national and international organizations serving science, religion, media and civil society including United Nation Association and World Center for ThanksGiving. Guru Nanak Dev University recognized him with Doctor of Literature (honoris causa) degree, and Anandpur Sahib Foundation by Order of Nishan-e-Khalsa. His writings on Sikh issue appear regularly in Sikh and interfaith media.

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  • Dr. Karnail Singh
    Dr. Karnail Singh

    Dr Karnail Singh was born in Amritsar in 1939. He moved as a young boy to UK in 1948. The eldest of nine brothers and two sisters, he was bought up in a socially and economically disadvantaged area of Manchester in the North West of England where he initially worked alongside his father, like many first generation Sikhs in Britain, as a peddler. Despite barriers of language and racial prejudice, he succeeded against all odds in achieving several University degrees in science, philosophy, surgery and medicine before graduating as a Doctor in the 70's. He eventually settled as a single handed General Practitioner with his own surgery in Birkenhead where he still lives with his family.

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  • Essraa Nawar
    Essraa Nawar

    Essraa Nawar is the Development Coordinator at the Leatherby Libraries and the Chair of the Arts, Exhibits and Events Committee at Chapman University. Essraa holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Alexandria University, Egypt, and a Master of Business Administration from the American Management & Business Administration Institute, Cambridge, MA. She is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) at Brandman University.

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  • Guruka Singh Khalsa
    Guruka Singh Khalsa

    Guruka Singh Khalsa is the original founder of SikhNet. He is co-founder of the computer consulting firm Sun & Son, served as Senior Producer at a major entertainment software company and now serves as President and C.E.O. of SikhNet. One of the original 25 teachers trained directly by Yogi Bhajan, he began teaching in 1971 and is still teaching all around the world. His many YouTube videos and writings are an ongoing source of inspiration to the global “cybersangat.” His love of poetry and Gurbani has led him to translate Yogi Bhajan's Gurmukhi poems in Furmaan Khalsa (1987) along with publishing his English poetry in the volume The Game of Love (2004.) His most recent book is “Heros, Saints and Yogis – Tales of Self-Discovery and the Path of Sikh Dharma” (2011.) He lives under the blue skies of New Mexico with his beloved Khalsa family.

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  • GuruPrem Singh Khalsa
    GuruPrem Singh Khalsa

    GuruPrem Singh Khalsa was named 'Posture Master' by Yogi Bhajan. He is a Master Yogi and he has been practicing and teaching Yoga for over 30 years. He is certified K.R.I. Kundalini Yoga teacher trainer and an advanced Kundalini and Ashtanga Yoga practitioner. An expert on body awareness in relation to personal growth, he travels all over the world teaching the tools and rules of Divine Alignment and having your Heart Rule.

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  • I. J Singh
    I. J Singh

    Dr. I. J. Singh has written a thoughtful series of essays on issues and problems confronting Sikhs at the turn of the millennium. He has published five books. I. J. Singh was born in Gujranwala, and educated in India at Simla and Amritsar and in the United States at the University of Oregon Medical School and Columbia University. At present he is Professor Emeritus of Anatomy at New York University.

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  • Inder M. Singh
    Inder M. Singh

    Inder M. Singh is the Chairman of Chardi Kalaa Foundation, and has served on the boards of several Sikh organizations including SALDEF and Sikh Foundation. Dr. Singh is the Chairman of LynuxWorks. He was a founder of Excelan and Kalpana, and has been a board member of several high tech corporations.

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  • Japji Kaur Singh
    Japji Kaur Singh

    Japji Kaur Singh is 10 years old and is in fifth grade at Challenger school. She loves to read and draw. Her favorite sports are tennis and golf. She has begun to write stories focusing on her perspective.

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  • Jasmine Aurora Kaur
    Jasmine Aurora Kaur

    Jasmine Aurora Kaur is currently a second year graduate student at Azusa Pacific University pursuing her masters in social work with a concentration in clinical practice with individuals and families. She completed her undergraduate at the University of California, Irvine with a double major in psychology and sociology. Her areas of interest lie in conducting research and working with and providing therapy to underprivileged and underserved children. When engaging in self-care activities, Jasmine enjoys engaging in art, singing, and running.

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  • Jessi Kaur
    Jessi Kaur

    Jessi Kaur is the author of Dear Takuya, Letters of a Sikh boy, and The Royal Falcon, highly acclaimed children’s books. She is the editor of Sikhpoint, (www.sikhpoint.com) , a web magazine. A theater aficionado, she produced The Royal Falcon Musical, a show that won accolades as the first ever Sikh musical of its kind. She has traveled extensively to deliver workshops and seminars at conferences, Sikh youth camps and has been an invited speaker on Sikh tradition and culture in several interfaith and multicultural events including the Parliament of World’s Religions in Barcelona and Melbourne, and the Smithsonian Folk Life festival in Washington DC. Her third book The Enchanted Garden of Talwandi based on a childhood legend of Guru Nanak is coming out this year. Ms. Kaur taught English Literature at a Delhi University college before moving to California where she is a Human Resources Consultant for high-tech companies in the Silicon Valley. She is the founder of IGS NOW a non-profit spiritual organization that is committed to working in and towards global synergy, on the board of Kaur Foundation and the editorial board of Sikh-American Love Stories. She is serving her second term as a Fine Arts Commissioner for the city of Cupertino, California.

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  • Jessi Kaur

    Jessi Kaur is the author of Dear Takuya, Letters of a Sikh boy, and The Royal Falcon, highly acclaimed children’s books. She is the editor of Sikhpoint, (www.sikhpoint.com) , a web magazine. A theater aficionado, she produced The Royal Falcon Musical, a show that won accolades as the first ever Sikh musical of its kind. She has traveled extensively to deliver workshops and seminars at conferences, Sikh youth camps and has been an invited speaker on Sikh tradition and culture in several interfaith and multicultural events including the Parliament of World’s Religions in Barcelona and Melbourne, and the Smithsonian Folk Life festival in Washington DC. Her third book The Enchanted Garden of Talwandi based on a childhood legend of Guru Nanak is coming out this year. Ms. Kaur taught English Literature at a Delhi University college before moving to California where she is a Human Resources Consultant for high-tech companies in the Silicon Valley. She is the founder of IGS NOW a non-profit spiritual organization that is committed to working in and towards global synergy, on the board of Kaur Foundation and the editorial board of Sikh-American Love Stories. She is serving her second term as a Fine Arts Commissioner for the city of Cupertino, California.

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  • K.P. Singh
    K.P. Singh

    Kanwal Prakash Singh, an architectural artist, a published author, a public speaker and an active interfaith leader in Indiana, has been a resident of Indiana since 1967. He is a regular contributor to The Indianapolis Star and several worldwide print and online publications. His drawings and words have been featured in the 2007 and 2011 Sikhpoint/SikhLens Interfaith Calendars.

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  • Karamjeet Singh
    Karamjeet Singh

    Karamjeet Singh – an Electronics and Telecommunications Engineer by profession, having worked as Professor, Computer Engineer, Senior Official in Ministry of Communications, India is presently settled in California as a Computer Software Professional. He moderates the Sikhpoint website too.

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  • Kirpal Singh
    Kirpal Singh

    Kirpal Singh holds a PhD in Chemistry. Served as Professor, Dean of School of Natural and Physical Sciences and Adviser to the Vice Chancellor at the University of Papua New Guinea. Retired as Professor Emeritus. Exploring Gurbani and Gurmat is his passion. Authored a book "Gurmat Saachi Saacha Vichaar", Sanbun Publishers, New Delhi, April 2014. Actively participates in Gurmat discussions on various International Sikh Forums. His articles have appeared in Sikh Review, Nishaan, Gurmat Parkash (SGPC) and Sisganj (DSGMC).

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  • Kul Bhushan
    Kul Bhushan

    A former newspaper editor in Kenya for 30 years, Kul Bhushan worked as Media Advisor to a UN agency in Vienna and Delhi for ten years. He is also an author of over 30 books, a ghost writer of six books, a publisher, a globe trotter who has visited over 50 countries and a calligrapher. Above all, he is a disciple of the enlightened master Osho for over 40 years. He lives in New Delhi and keeps on writing and publishing.

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  • Kulbir Colin Singh Dhillon
    Kulbir Colin Singh Dhillon

    Kulbir is a Director for a global Automotive Company, a College lecturer of Design & Innovation, the Chair of the Sikh Heritage Museum of Canada, a husband and father. Having emigrated from England in the early 1990’s, Kulbir has worked tirelessly to integrate Sikh Culture & Values into Canada’s great National identity by breaking down societal and community barriers through his work. In 2012, Kulbir was a recipient of the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal for his service to Canada.

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  • Mandip Kaur Sandher
    Mandip Kaur Sandher

    Mandip Kaur Sandher is Chief Expansion Officer (CEO) of United StarMinds International (www.unitedstarminds.com ). As an explorer and creative visionary Mandip loves “connecting the dots” and empowering humanity. Mandip teaches through “experiential evidences” on how the intelligent Universe speaks and guides each of us if we tune into the Universe. Born in the United Kingdom of East Indian Punjabi heritage, Mandip migrated to Canada in 1994. Mandip lives in Milton, Ontario with her family.

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  • Manjyot Kaur
    Manjyot Kaur

    Manjyot Kaur is a lifelong New Yorker. She is a librarian at a large private library in midtown Manhattan. Her book reviews and essays have been published in The Sikh Review, Nishaan, and Abstracts of Sikh Studies. They have also appeared in the online magazine Sikhchic.com, and many other Sikh-related websites. She is the Editor of the multi-volume children's book series Journey With the Gurus, written by Inni Kaur, as well as Dear Takuya: Letters of a Sikh Boy, by Jessi Kaur.

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  • Michael Singh
    Michael Singh

    Award-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Singh was raised in India, and finished his studies at The University of Chicago, and at USC's film school. Along with making documentary films full-time in Los Angeles, he also mentors film students at Chapman University's Dodge film school, where he has also occasionally taught film production and editing. He has made several award-winning Sikh-centric films, as well as Valentino's Ghost, about media images of Arabs and Muslims. Valentino's Ghost is designated a Critics' Pick by The New York Times. It made its world premiere at The Venice Film Festival, Italy, where it received a standing ovation. Michael is currently seeking funding for his next project, a one-hour documentary on the massacre of Sikhs outside the Rakab Ganj Gurudwara in 1984, a massacre of which he was an eye witness. Titled Riding the Tiger, it will be the first autobiographical eye-witness film of the traumatic events of 1984.

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  • Muslim Harji
    Muslim Harji

    Muslim Harji lives happily in Montreal, where over the last 35 years, he and his wife Nevin have raised two children and run a successful business. Together they have visited more than 40 countries around the globe, experiencing the beauty of the Middle East, the exoticism of Asia and the wonders of South America. Kayaking the Magellan Straights, exploring Palmyra by camel, hiking up to Alamut Fort in Iran or travelling by overnight train in India, Nevin and Muslim have always preferred unique ways of experiencing the countries they visit. They plan to continue fostering their love for travelling around the world in times to come.

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  • Navneet Kahlon
    Navneet Kahlon

    Navneet Kaur is a third year at the University of California Berkeley and is majoring in Molecular and Cell Biology and minoring in Peace and Conflict Studies, she hopes to attend medical school after completing her undergraduate studies. Navneet has also organized and performed at Kaur Voices at UC Berkeley the past two years. Kaur Voices is an event that creates a safe and open space for Sikh women, and men, to tell their stories and discuss issues they face in order to empower and celebrate women.

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  • Niranjan Singh Khalsa
    Niranjan Singh Khalsa

    Is the executive director of the California Sikh Council, a commissioner on and the Vice-President of the Los Angeles City Human Relations Commission, a cultural diversity educator and advisor to the Department of Homeland Security, Los Angeles and Orange County Sheriff’s Departments, and many other public and private organizations. He is the Vice President of the Inter-religious Council of Southern California, former Chair of the LAPD religious forum, and sits on the steering committee of the Los Angeles Sheriffs Clergy Council.

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  • Rahuldeep Singh Gill
    Rahuldeep Singh Gill

    Rahuldeep Singh Gill, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Religion at California Lutheran University where he also serves as Director-Elect for the Center for Equality and Justice.

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  • Ravinder Paul Singh
    Ravinder Paul Singh

    Ravinder Paul Singh is the CEO of a software startup Espresso Logic, Inc. He has been a Founder, CEO and Advisor to many software startups in the Mobile, Internet and Telecom areas. He has had many wins along the way including three successful exits as a Founder – Veraz going public on NASDAQ, CyLAN acquired by Hifn and Internetware acquired by Symantec. He is also a board member of the TiE Silicon Valley and was co-convener for TiEcon 2013; the largest entrepreneur conference in the world. He also worked as an Entrepreneur in residence at Lightspeed Venture Partners looking at companies in mobile, and cloud areas. He has authored three books on Internet related topics.

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  • Reena Kapoor
    Reena Kapoor

    Presently working as a business professional in software technology in Silicon Valley, Reena Kapoor grew up as an “army brat” living all over India, and graduated with a B.Tech in Engineering from IIT Delhi followed by an MS from Northwestern University, USA. Reena has been a founding donor, and a Citizen Historian collecting stories for The 1947 Partition Archive since 2011. With the time she really does not have, Reena likes to play with iPhoneography, binge on TV shows, and write poetry.

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  • Robyn Mack
    Robyn Mack

    Robyn Mack is a senior at Chapman University completing a Bachelor of Arts in theater studies, with an emphasis on performance. She has worked in theater all her life, and has recently begun pursuing a career in entertainment journalism. This is her first published article.

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  • Sangeeta Luthra
    Sangeeta Luthra

    Sangeeta K. Luthra is a cultural anthropologist and lecturer in the Anthropology Department, Santa Clara University. She has written about women’s development and empowerment, discourses of race and hierarchy, and Sikhs in the Diaspora. She lives in Los Altos, CA with her husband and two daughters.

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  • Satwinder Singh Gosal
    Satwinder Singh Gosal

    Satwinder is a senior partner in a law firm in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada and has contributed to a book on Condominium Law. Satwinder has participated in precedent-setting cases which have established the rights of Sikhs to wear their articles of faith. Recently Satwinder served as a board member on the Regional Municipality of Peel Police Services Board. Currently, he serves on the Sikh Foundation (Canada) Board and the Carassauga Board of Trustees.

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  • Sultan Jessa
    Sultan Jessa

    Born and educated in his native Tanzania and Europe, Sultan Jessa lives in Montreal. The award-winning journalist received Canada’s highest and most prestigious ‘Order of Canada’ in 2005 for more than three decades of community work. He has also been honored by the Catholic, the Jewish and also the Sikh community, who presented him with a Saropa.

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  • The Singh Twins
    The Singh Twins

    The Singh Twins are internationally acclaimed artists, acknowledged for creating a unique ‘Past-Modern’ genre in Contemporary British Art through a pioneering development of the Indian miniature tradition. Their award-winning work explores social and political issues of universal debate, challenges cultural stereotypes and redefines generally accepted narrow perceptions of heritage and identity.

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  • Vikram Singh Khalsa
    Vikram Singh Khalsa

    Vikram Singh is a young Sikh who was born and raised in the United States. He expresses his creativity through magic, digital art, and inventions- all on on his website (www.vikramkhalsa.com). Vikram shares his passion for Sikhi with other youth through kirtan, discussion, and participation at camps and workshops across the country. He recently graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering.

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