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Displaced Minorities in Pakistan Need Assistance
pakistan-THUMB_0.jpg Minorities who have taken shelter in Peshwar after escaping from the Taliban regime with only their ‘shirts on their backs’, feel the biting winter cold as night temperatures drop to -4C and they are in urgent need of blankets,..... → read more
Shaheedi Jor Mela Celebrations in Sydney’s Revesby Gurdwara Sahib
sydney-THUMB.jpg To commemorate the exemplary sacrifice of four Sahibzada’s of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, a special ten days program was chalked out by Gurdwara Sahib Singh Sabha Revesby in Sydney. Each of these ten days has a special meaning to all the Sikhs...... → read more
The 7th Lord of Miracles Tour in Brazil
Brazil-THUMB.jpg Brazil is a huge country with more than 200 million Portuguese speaking people. It is the lungs of not only South America but also the entire planet. Its immense size comprises a full 1/3 of the continent...... → read more
Karambir Kang - A person who does brave deeds
kang-thumb2.jpg Uncomplicated. Jokester. Turn-around guy. Saviour. Survivor. Karambir wasn’t supposed to be his name. At 22, Kanwaljit Kang was married and pregnant. One night, she had a dream. A saint opened the Sikh holy book and said, “Name your baby, a son, Dusht Daman..... → read more
Gurbani rendered in calligraphy
calligraphy-THUMB.jpg Infatuated by colours since childhood, this young artist has graduated to rewriting the Gurbani of Guru Granth Sahib in calligraphy style, following the century-old fashion of drafting. Meet Hardeep Singh, a MCA degree holder..... → read more
Tampering with Nanakshahi calendar unacceptable
calendar.jpg At its first annual conference, the activists of Sikh Youth of Punjab from all over the state emphasized the need to focus on education and skills development if the community has to realize its potential in the next 25 years. There was a consensus..... → read more
Sikh kids feed hungry local children every week
childrens_program-THUMB.jpg Hunger is especially hard on children. It is such a blessing for us to be able to serve in the spirit of our Gurus right here in our own neighbourhood. Many times over the holiday season people make a donation to feed..... → read more
The 2009 Parliament of World Religions
parliament-THUMB.jpg The Parliament of the World's Religions just took place in Melbourne, Australia Dec. 3rd through the 9th and I had the blessing and privilege to attend this big interfaith event. Representatives of all the world’s religions came..... → read more
Bolivia and the 7th Lord of Miracles Tour in Honor of Guru Ram Das
Bolivia-THUMB.jpg La Paz is the highest capital in the world located at 15000 feet above sea level. It is a beautiful mix of 90% indigenous and 10% European. For 6 years we have been traveling to Bolivia and even though the sangat is small, their impact is great...... → read more
Bibi Inderjit Kaur Receives Shan-e Khalsa Award
bibiji-THUMB.jpg Bhai Sahiba Bibiji Inderjit Kaur Khalsa was conferred with the most prestigious Shan-e Khalsa (Glory of the Khalsa) award from Kesh Sambhal Parchar Sanstha in Delhi, India for her life-long services to the Sikh Panth..... → read more
Sikhs at Parliament of the World's Religions
WSC-THUMB.jpg More than 200 Sikhs from all over the world (including India, United States of America, Canada, Europe, and Australia) participated in the Parliament of the World’s Religions held December 3-9, 2009 in Melbourne, Australia...... → read more
Second US Army Victory for Sikhs
Tejdeep-THUMB.jpg The U. S. Army has announced that it will accept a second Sikh recruit, Captain Tejdeep Singh Rattan, with his Sikh identity intact. Captain Rattan, a military dentist, had refused to remove his dastaar or shave his hair as a condition..... → read more
Sikh community donates food and cash to Edmonton's Food Bank
FoodBank.jpg The community collected and gave away over $75,000 besides four tonnes of food to mark the celebration of the 540th anniversary of the birth of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism. The city's Sikh community has already been..... → read more
Sikh and Healthy: Only in India - and America (OP-ED)
MMS_and_BHO-THUMB.jpg A couple of untold stories/observations from the Singh-Obama bash a little while ago, now that the punditocracy has essayed its wisdom on weighty matters -- One journo, who happened to be a Muslim, was held up that morning because....... → read more
New Contemporary Sikh Poetry Book
Book-THUMB.jpg Jasdeep Hari Bhajan Singh Khalsa and Onkardeep Singh Khalsa, brothers and enthusiastic Sikh poets have released an exciting new book called: ‘Spiritual Poetry: A Disciple’s Journey’. The book contains 108 poems to inspire people in their lives...... → read more
'Name and shame' scheme for wedding binge drinkers
alcohol-THUMB.jpg A Charity wants to crack down on binge drinking at Asian weddings with a 'name and shame' scheme. Southall-based charity Drug and Alcohol Action Programme (DAAP) said it will be teaming up with Gurdwaras in the area to help prevent alcohol abuse at Asian..... → read more
Sikhism and Guru Nanak mentioned by President Obama at the State Dinner
wh-thumb.jpg While in company of PM Manmohan Singh, President Obama proudly mentions the first celebration of Guru Nanak at the White House. He said, "Many of you were here when we celebrated the birth anniversary of the Founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak"...... → read more
Paraguay and the 7th Lord of Miracles Tour in Honor of Guru Ram Das
Paraguay-THUMB.jpg The Lord of Miracles Tour continues to Paraguay - the heart of South America! It is a land that is situated in between Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia. The 6 million people are a delicate mix of Spanish, Italian, German and Indigenous...... → read more
“Bhangra” Becomes the Vehicle for Cross Cultural Understanding in America
bhangra-THUMB.jpg The "What Dreams May Come" themed "Way, Way, Way Off Broadway" was set for Saturday at the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds which included traditional “Bhangra”, an exceptional performance at the peak of the event by Punjabi American Heritage Society Dancers...... → read more
"Is the Golden Temple all real gold?" asked Canadian PM
Harper-THUMB.jpg During his recent visit to the Sikhs' holiest shrine, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper could not believe that the Golden Temple was all covered with real gold. Harper was so struck by the sight of the resplendent Sikh temple..... → read more
Chardi Kalaa Jatha Comes to Melbourne This Week
CKJ-THUMB_0.jpg Hazoori Ragis Chardi Kalaa Jatha from Miri Piri Academy are coming to Melbourne, Australia this week: December 2nd to December 10th, 2009. They are travelling to Melbourne to participate in the World Parliament of Religions and..... → read more
Punjab to build Banda Singh Bahadur memorial
BandaBahadurthumb.jpg Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday said the SAD-BJP government would establish a world-class heritage memorial at Chapparchiri village in Mohali to commemorate the legendary Sikh hero Baba Banda Singh Bahadur..... → read more
Obama and Manmohan Singh Strengthen Ties
PM-THUMB.jpg In the first state visit of the first Sikh Indian prime minister with the first black American president, Manmohan Singh and Barack Obama reaffirmed the strategic partnership between India and the United States...... → read more
Gurbani Media Center Now Online!
compact_header-embedded2.jpg Over nine months in the making, the SikhNet Gurbani Media Center is now finally online. It is not a software program that you install on your computer or phone - or even a simple Web audio player. It is the first full social networking..... → read more
The 7th Lord of Miracles Tour arrives in Argentina
Argentina-THUMB.jpg Argentina is the land of Tango, Pampas, Gauchos, and the best pizza on this side of the universe. It is a rich country that is vibrant, energetic and well endowed with a rich culture. From the beauty of the north,..... → read more
Men cry over chants by devotional singer Snatam Kaur
snatam-thumb.jpg When visiting a convenience store, Snatam Kaur was confronted by a clerk at the check-out counter, who said in an irritated voice: “Why do you wear that towel on your head?” ..... → read more
UK Students to Feed the Hungry in London
London-thumb.jpg As the chilling wind of winter blows in, volunteers and students will walk on the streets and under the bridges of Central London to feed the hungry and homeless on 20th November 2009 at 6pm...... → read more
The Prison of One-Word Labels
dice.jpg I had mentioned some years ago that I became an Amritdhari Sikh. It was a public declaration of a very private intention and action, but it seemed pertinent in context...... → read more
Sikhs Through Others' Eyes
sikh-quotes.jpg Historians, political figures, philosophers, scholars, etc speak about Sikhism and the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. These 'outside' perspectives remind us practising Sikhs that the Guru belongs to whole of humanity..... → read more
User Driven Guru Granth Sahib Dictionary Launched
project.jpg This online resource is intended to evolve into a complete dictionary of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib in English. Anyone can add and edit this dictionary so please come and participate...... → read more
RAF Museum to premiere ‘Flying Sikhs’
flying_sikhs-THUMB.jpg Latest documentary from Navdeep Kandola tells the largely untold story of Sikh fighter pilots. The Royal Air Force Museum presents an exclusive opportunity to view a brand new documentary on Sikh....... → read more
A Great Seva – Sri Guru Granth Sahib Vidya Kender
SGGSVK-THUMB.jpg Hundreds of Sikh orphans from across India have been given shelter at SGGSVK where they are taught Gurmukhi, Santhiya and Kirtan as well as schooling in subjects such as Maths and English up to the age of 18...... → read more
CHILE and the 7th Lord of Miracles Tour
chile-THUMB.jpg When we arrived in Santiago, the capital of Chile, we were greeted by its beautiful sangat. From the airport, we went directly to our first event – a meeting with some of the male youth in the sangat who hosted a dinner...... → read more