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Sikhs Worldwide Celebrate the Birth of a Bright Star

There are almost 30 million Sikhs in the world, including a million in America making Sikhism the 5th most popular religion in the world. Yet so little is known about Sikhism. Sikhs...

World War I: When Britain Sought “pinni” Sweets For Indian Soldiers

:dateline:As nearly a million and a half Indians fought in the trenches in Europe during World War I, efforts were made in London to organise comforts for them, such as music, oil,...

Letter: Why Britain Owes A Lot To The Sikh Community

The Mercury received the following letter from a reader about what Britain owes to the Sikh community."During the World Wars, members of the Commonwealth came together, with troops from India, Pakistan, Africa,...

LOST HERITAGE – The Sikh Legacy In Pakistan (A radio interview in Punjabi)

https://soundcloud.com/user-180563622-932896202/lost-heritage-the-sikh-legacy-in-pakistan-a-radio-interview-in-punjabi-with-voice-of-khalsaLOST HERITAGE - A journey across West Pakistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Pakistan Administered Kashmir, delving into the vestiges of a community compelled to move eastwards owing to the partition of the Indian...

Australia Recalls Sikh ‘mates’ From World War I

April 25 marked the centenary of the landing of the Australian and New Zealand (Anzac) troops in Gallipoli, for their World War-1 military campaign that went on for eight months and claimed at...

Sikh History (Sikh Tavareekh) – June 4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rrCjAyWuDw

Remembering Shaheed Jaspal Singh Gurdaspur – Shot Dead by the Gurdaspur Police on March 29, 2012

“Waheguru, I have been shot” These were the last words of Shaheed Bhai Jaspal Singh.  He did not cry or scream for help.  Instead, Bhai Jaspal Singh remained calm and remembered Waheguru during...

1984 Sikh Genocide: Which Congress Leaders Were Involved in Murders of Sikhs?

Jagdish Tytler's name has been in the limelight for quite some time due to his involvement in the massacre of Sikhs during the 1984 pogroms.  However, Tytler is not the only politician responsible...

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