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Canada Day Special: An Army of Sikhs for Canada in 1867?

As we celebrate Canada Day, we remember the over 100 years of history Sikhs have here in this country.  Although the first recorded arrival of a Sikh in Canada is that of...

Bluestar Memorial: Another View Point

Lest we forget! Three simple words that I read every day, when I get out of the metro station to go to my office, which is a block away from where World Trade...

Menen Gate (Belgium) and the Sikhs

Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. A Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk)...

Short Glimpse at the Martyrdom of Guru Arjun Dev Jee

June 16th, is the Shaheedi Diwas (Martyrdom Day) of the Satguru Sri Guru Arjan Dev Jee, the Fifth Nanak. Dhan Guru Arjan Dev Jee, who laid down the tradition of living in dignity...

Comments of British Generals regarding Sikh Soldiers

These comments by British Generals regarding the Sikhs and their Turban are important and, I hope, helpful for the two Sikhs who joined the army in the USA and are facing identity...

Remembering the Battle of Amritsar

Since the conception of Sikhi and the Khalsa Panth, Sikhs have always faced unrelenting attacks from oppressive regimes who felt threatened by the Khalsa’s revolutionary mission. Oppressive tyrnats have never been able to...

The Forgotten Carnage: 1984 Operation Woodrose

Operation Woodrose was a military operation carried out by the Indira Gandhi-led Indian government in the months after Operation Blue Star to "prevent the outbreak of widespread public protest" in the state...

From Ghallughara to Raj: Facing the Trauma of the Past

We all suffer at times, weighed down with personal traumas, disappointments, and regrets. According to the Buddhists, the primary truth of all of human existence is suffering. Yet in Sikhi, while Guru...

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