A Visit To Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
918 days ago By Amrit Wadhwa
A Sikh explains basics of Sikhism including meaning of a Gurudwara, common beliefs, importance of langar and how Sikhism treats everyone equal. The article provides the gist of Sikhism for readers not familiar with Sikhism but also can be a good reference for practicing Sikhs. Read On...
The Gender Trap
933 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...
The Center Pulls You In
953 days ago By Michael Singh
Why have Sikhs fought to defend India for centuries, only to find themselves targets of discrimination? Filmmaker Michael Singh examines the forces which lead to the massacre of Sikhs in New Delhi in 1984, of which he was an eye witness. Read On...
Need for Searching a Sikh Identity
958 days ago By Kirpal Singh
Focusing on ‘Sikhi sikhiaa gur vichaar’, Kirpal Singh elaborately emphasizes on the importance of study, contemplation and practice of Gurbani in developing much needed virtues to become a Sikh with conviction rather than living as a ‘cultural’ or ‘conventional’ Sikh. Read On...
VAISAKHI OF THE SIKHS: Remembrance, Preservation, Celebration, Restoration & Continuation
1014 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...
Spirit and Festival of Baisakhi: A Prayerful Reflection
1014 days ago By K.P. Singh
Baisakhi is one of the most important and transforming events in the Sikh history, and this year marks its 315th commemoration. Throughout India and the Sikh Diaspora spread across all continents today, Baisakhi celebrations will commemorate the historical events, spirit, and culture of Baisakhi. Read On...
Sikh Women: Bypassed by history but why?
1126 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...
What on earth were three Americans doing in the Sikh Kingdom (in the 1800′s)?
1189 days ago By Kulbir Colin Singh Dhillon
Colin Dhillon breaks the myth that a global village is a 21st Century phenomenon. Three Americans traveled 8,000 miles to India in the 1800’s to become integral members of the Sikh Kingdom. Read On...
Kartarpur: Where It All Began
1241 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...
When Adversity Breeds Resilience
1277 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...