Category: Columns

OP/ED: Recent Spate of Disruptions at Inter-Faith Sikh Weddings – UK

:dateline:A lot of press coverage has recently taken place, sensationalizing the somewhat brutish actions of a few over-zealous Sikh youth at recent inter-faith weddings in the UK. A slightly more in-depth reflection on...

Op/Ed: UK Sikhs should grasp this opportunity to shape the Labour Party

The recent General Election has been a huge setback for the British Sikhs in terms of parliamentary representation by failing to return or elect any Sikh candidates from across the political spectrum.2015...

Op/Ed: Securing The Future Of Sikhi In Globalised World

As religious and ethnic minorities are being threatened across the world from groups such as the RSS in India, radical Islamic terror groups in the Middle East and Africa and white supremacist...

Understanding 1984 Attack on Sri Darbar Sahib (Golden Temple)

Sikh nation is observing 31th anniversary of Ghallughara (holocaust) of June 1984 when Indian army attacked the supreme Sikh shrine Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple). The shrine is considered as a holy...

My Father – By Navdeep Singh (Canada)

How amazing is my father Dhan Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Jee Mahaaraaj? Putting aside the mysticism, even though it takes everything to so many levels higher, consider the following. As a boy,...

Degh Fateh: The Unsung Heroes

Ever since I can remember, I’ve been sitting on Gurdwara stages with my father – playing tabla, harmonium, or crying in my mother’s lap. Appearing on stage often meant we were constantly...

OP: All Lives Matter – Unity Strengthens for Eric Garner

:dateline:Before our communities have had a chance to wrap our minds around what is happening in Ferguson, we find ourselves once again stunned by a grand jury decision not to indict a...

Naam Sakhis: Satgur Jaag Jagaindaa (The Sleeping Queen) Part 1

Startled, I woke up. I was sweating and breathing heavily.  Then I remembered where I was. With relief I said out aloud, "It was just a dream."  Immediately my maid came and asked...

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Differences surface between Sirsa, Majithia over supporting Deep Sidhu

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