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'"Be my guest", Indian Sikh tells Musharraf
Pervez Mushrraf2.jpg An Indian Sikh has offered to host former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on his sprawling farm in the state of Punjab after the latter’s resignation. Baldev Haeussler Singh says the former military ruler is a brave man who has origins in India. Singh has asked Musharraf to be his guest in the face of a move by Pakistan's ruling coalition to impeach him more
Members of the Sikh community spice up Army lunches
Making curry1m sml.jpg Members of the Sikh community cooked up a storm at Fulwood Barracks to raise cash for soldiers. The World's Biggest Curry Lunch event raised money for the Army Benevolent Fund more
$13,000 raised for murder victim's of Sikh family
Navtej singh nz m sml.jpg More than $13,000 was raised for the Sikh family of murdered Manurewa liquor store owner Navtej Singh at a benefit in Manukau City last night. The money was raised at a special screening of the film Apron Strings at the Berkeley Cinema. more
Ancient Gurdwara at Dhaka University


Devotees slowly begin to gather for the weekly prayer. Men and women with traditional headgears assemble around the head priest and the holy book. Hymns of verses like "Prabhu milbe ko pritman lagi"(Lord, I have this ardent urge to meet you)..... → read more
Sikh diaspora censures Badal for removing Vedanti as Jathedar


The unceremonious removal of Akal Takht Jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti by the SGPC, on Tuesday evoked sharp criticism from the Sikh Diaspora and this is not the first time that its happened. Sikhs expressed deep concern and condemnation....... → read more
Philosophy of Guru Granth Sahib and its Educational Implications


Research on Sri Guru Granth Sahib titled "Philosophy of Guru Granth Sahib and its Educational Implications" by Lakhbir Kaur Bahra has been awarded Ph.D. (Education) by University of Lucknow...... → read more
After Akki, Sanjay Dutt turns Sikh


Sanjay Dutt and Bunty Walia have decided to make a movie based on the battle of Saragarhi. For those of you who don't know what that is, the battle of Saragarhi was fought during the Tirah campaign in the north-west frontier of British India...... → read more
"Guru Manyo Granth Jagriti Yatra" attracts a sea of devotees


The all India journey to celebrating and commemorating the 300 years (tercentenary) of the installation (consecration) of Sri Guru Granth Sahibji (Guruta Gaddi Diwas) and Parlokgaman (heavenly abode) of tenth Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh..... → read more
Sikhi & Gatka Camp held in Rotterdam (The Netherlands)


As part of the Dutch Sikh community's efforts in propagating Gurmat awareness, a Gatka and Gurmat camp was held on 26-27 July 2008 at Sri Guru Nanak Gurudwara in Rotterdam. Organization of the camp was undertaken by........ → read more
Ishmeet Singh dies in Maldives


City residents who had cheered Ishmeet Singh as Voice of India today were in deep grief as the news of his tragic death in the Maldives, by drowning in the sea, reached here late evening. Ludhianvis literally wept at the untimely death of their hero...... → read more
India's Nuclear Deal and Benchmarking against China


The successful confidence vote for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's government in India, which had been shaken by his standing behind the nuclear deal with the United States..... → read more
Center agrees to helipad at Hemkunt Sahib


In a land mark development the Government of India gave its "in principle" clearance to the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal's proposal for setting up a helipad close to the holy and historic Gurdwara Sri Hemkunt Sahib...... → read more
India's New Partnership: Bollywood and Hip-Hop


The rapper once dubbed "America's Most Loveable Pimp" by Rolling Stone makes his debut in India this summer, with a guest appearance on the title track of a highly anticipated Bollywood movie, "Singh Is Kinng."..... → read more
Sarika wins bangle law battle


A 14-year-old Sikh girl has won her High Court discrimination claim against her school after it excluded her for breaking its "no jewellery" rule. Sarika Singh, from Cwmbach, south Wales, was excluded by Aberdare Girls'....... → read more
PM's reply to the debate.


Every day that I have been Prime Minister of India I have tried to remember that the first ten years of my life were spent in a village with no drinking water supply, no electricity, no hospital, no roads and nothing that we today associate with modern living...... → read more
A happy story.


Beating the formula The hype and excitement around Singh Is Kinng can be attributed to its enticing title the huge stardom of Akshay Kumar and being my third film after No Entry and Welcome. But I don't let it affect my work...... → read more
Prayers to save PM Manmohan Singh


As the tick tock began for the make or break trust vote, prayers were held at several places in Punjab on Sunday for continuation of the UPA government led by Manmohan Singh, country's first Sikh Prime Minister...... → read more
Guru Manyo Granth Jagriti Yatra will reach state capital, Hyderabad on July 29.


The long period of waiting of the Sikh Sangat and other communities of Andhra Pradesh for the last eight months is going to end soon as the dream of personally witnessing "GURU MANYO GRANTH JAGRITI YATRA" will be fulfilled soon..... → read more
Spanish police apologise to Sikh for removing turban.


A London-based Sikh NRI, Jaswant Singh Judge, has secured an apology from the Spanish Police after he was allegedly forced to remove his turban during security checking at an airport in that country...... → read more
Sikhi Spirit Shines at 4th July Celebrations


This year’s 4th July parade was celebrated by residents of Fremont, Newark and Union City with pomp and pride as usual. This tri-city area has a significant population of Sikhs...... → read more
Raam Daas Puri


The Sadhana music kept filling me more and more until I felt I would burst, and burst I did when a mournful voice sang, ik ardas bhat keerat kee...only one prayer I ask of thee, Guru Ram Das keep me in your sanctuary..... → read more
Sikh's beard costs him engineering job.


TransAlta Corp. has become embroiled in a dispute with a Sikh employee who was ordered off the job for refusing to shave his beard. "I've never, ever been treated like this... -- I'm completely stunned," said UK resident Av Singh..... → read more
The Evolution of the Word "Khalsa".


The word Khalsa was brought to India by Muslim invaders, who settled in India starting in the year 636 A.D. The literal meaning of the word Khalsa is clean, pure or sacred. Mughal Emperors used this word towards the property, land, state or region on which a revenue tax....... → read more
Sikhs want to be part of suit over the word Allah.


The Sikh community in Malaysia has become the latest party seeking to intervene in the suit by the Catholic Church over the use of the word “Allah.” The Malaysian Gurdwaras Council filed an application to intervene in the suit through the firm of Jagjit Singh & Co on Tuesday...... → read more
14-year-old Angad Singh: Learning, Teaching Filmmaking


It was the winter of 2006 when she came to Atlanta and we met her for the first time. My mom, who was a volunteer organizer, had invited her to teach a Theater Workshop to the kids at the 2006 Gurmat Youth Camp...... → read more
The Wedding Gifts


When I toss my arm up in the air and the iron ring shines, I am reminded of His wrist that wore it - one exactly like this. Is this arm, by some stray gleam of the iron ring on my wrist, His?....... → read more
Sikh Arrested and Turban Snatched by Marshals


Forty-seven year old truck driver Sachdev Singh entered the State of Connecticut Superior Court on June 18, 2008, seeking to contest a traffic violation when he was arrested for wearing a kirpan and his turban was forcibly removed from his head...... → read more
Belgian Court Overturns Ban On Sikh Headcovering In School.


The Hasselt Civil Court overturned a ban on the patka, a Sikh head covering, which was imposed by a state school, KTA Domein Speelhof, on five Sikh schoolboys since 2005. "The Court has sent a clear message that it is illegal for a school to deny........ → read more
Chicago Sikh open house draws many people


The Sikh Religious Society of Chicago hosted an open house on Monday, June 14 for the Palatine neighborhood non-Sikh community. A steady flow of participants experienced the Sikh history exhibition displayed by S. Daljit Singh Deol,....... → read more
Sikhs outside Punjab live in pathetic conditions


Josh, a member of the minority commission of India recently said that Sikhs in some other states like Madhya Pardesh particularly in Tilangana and Gunadhar regions are living in pathetic condition...... → read more
India's growth outstrips crops


India's supply of arable land is second only to that of the United States, its economy is one of the fastest growing in the world, and its industrial innovation is legendary. But when it comes to agriculture, its output lags far behind potential...... → read more
Thousands participate in New Westminster Nagar Kirtan


Thousands of Sikhs walked through the streets of New Westminster Saturday as Khalsa Diwan Society held its inaugural “Sikh Day”. This year’s event was again held to commemorate the martyrdom of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji...... → read more
APKF public school imparting free education to poorer children


The NGO "Akaal Purk Ki Fauj" seeks to help people from the needy section of society. Built on a plot of two acres, the school offers education from nursery to standard five. Today, the number of students getting free education is over 450...... → read more
Growing Up With God


The daughter of spiritual teachers shares her childhood stories and enlightened advice for raising the meaning-makers of tomorrow. Her first ten years were fuelled by a macrobiotic diet of brown rice, fruit and veggies, foods that still........ → read more
Sikhs' blood drive has historic roots.


Members of the Gurdwara, at 1050 S. Graham Road, gave blood to a mobile unit of the Indiana Blood Center in honor of Guru Arjan Dev, who was tortured and killed after refusing to convert from Sikhism in 1606 in Punjab, India...... → read more
Indian Sikhs to attend Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s anniversary in Pak


A delegation of around 300 Indian Sikhs is scheduled to arrive in Lahore to attend the 169th death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, who ruled the Punjab province for 40 years before passing away in 1839...... → read more
Guru Granth Sahib and Numbers


A short essay on Guru Granth Sahib and Numbers by Iqbal Singh Manhas written in celebration the 300th year of the Guruship of Guru Granth Sahib. Before Waheguru created the universe, the galaxies and the planets including our Mother Earth, there was Nothing but Him...... → read more
The Bakersfield Sikh youth serve langar to over 400 people


Sikh youth of Bakersfield, under the umbrella organization called "SIKHCESS" served lunch, to over 400 homeless people in town. "We have learned about the Turban and Free Kitchen concept of Sikh Religion" said Director...... → read more
ONE -The experince of Camp Miri Piri 2008, Singapore.


Camp Miri Piri is designed to give a powerful spiritual experience as well as how to live as a highly inspired Sikh to do well in every way, confront our dualities and be successful in every way. Balancing the Spirit and the Earth. Shanti Kaur Khalsa, mother of the Khalsa Youth from Espanola,....... → read more
Dera row: Sikh protest cripples Mumbai.


In a show of solidarity, hundreds of Sikh protesters of Andhra Pradesh took out huge protest rally and burnt the effigies of controversial fake guru of Dera Saccha Sauda, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh whose body guards killed an innocent 42-year-old Sikh....... → read more
Vegan diet and yoga fight cancer.


Researchers found that combining a diet low in fat and rich in fruit and vegetables with regular moderate exercise seems to switch on genes that fight disease, while effectively turning off others that can promote cancer...... → read more
The Asa di Waar Workshop in Los Angeles.


If you had the opportunity to ask Guru Nanak one question, what would you ask? This was the opening statement of a workshop I recently attended, along with about 50 other Sikhs at the Lankershim Gurudwara in Los Angeles...... → read more
Gurta Gaddi Nanded 2008.


2008 wil go down as a golden year for the Sikhs. Over 4 million devotees are expected to congregate at Nanded to commemorate 300 years of Guru Granth Sahib as the eternal Guru on 30th October, 2008 and the heavenly journey of Guru Gobind Singh...... → read more
President Bush sends Greetings to Sikhs...


President Bush has sent warm greetings to Sikhs across America and worldwide on the 300th anniversary of the Sikh Scriptures, Guru Granth Sahib as the community is gearing towards major celebration of this event in October this year...... → read more
Phoenix Arizona Sikhs enhance awareness


Novel approach has been taken by the Sikhs of Arizona to achieve the ultimate objective of enhancing awareness about Sikhs and their unique identity among the residents of greater Phoenix area. Thanks to the curiosity generated by this beautiful "House of God"..... → read more
Sikh bangle means as much to Monty Panesar as..


A simple steel wrist bangle means as much to Sarika Watkins-Singh, 14, as it does to the England spin bowler Monty Panesar, the High Court was told yesterday. The 'kada' is not a piece of jewellery - it is an important religious symbol worn by Sikhs..... → read more
Sikh Scholar Addresses Principals Of Convent Schools


With a view to have proper appreciation of Sikhs and Sikhism a special learning session was arranged by Rev. Fr. Joseph Puthenpura at St. Francis Church, Dalhousie on 14th June, 2008 under the aegis of the Diocesan Board of Education. ..... → read more
School Visit - Sikh Awareness Day


Today Veer Ravjeet Singh was invited to a primary school in London to share knowledge of Sikhi with the students and staff. The day started off with the morning assembly in which..... → read more
Abbotsford’s Wrestler Gurjot Kooner


Abbotsford’s wrestler Gurjot Kooner, who turned 18 just last month, is all pumped up after an amazing raft of successes over the last few years. He told The VOICE this week he wants to represent Canada at the Olympics in 2012 in London..... → read more
Sarika Singh - Case ended 19 June 08 at Royal Court of Justice
Sarika Singh bangle s.jpg A simple steel bangle called a Kara by the Sikhs meant as much to schoolgirl Sarika Watkins-Singh as it did to England spin bowler Monty Panesar, a High Court judge heard today. "It was one of the symbols of their Sikh faith and not a piece of jewellery" said lawyers for 14-year-old at the start of the hearing more
Sikh Protesters Attack MTV Office In Mumbai


A group of Sikhs protesters attacked the Mumbai MTV office alleging misrepresentation of their community in a recent poster to promote the music channels new career-based reality show ‘On the Job.’ One of the MTV staffers got minor injuries...... → read more
Bridge collapse cuts off famous Sikh shrine


A crucial bridge linking a famous Sikh shrine at Manikaran in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh collapsed Saturday morning, snapping the road link to the shrine. The bailey bridge collapsed after a container truck tried to cross....... → read more
Sikh students provide meals for homeless


A Sikh tradition called Langar was brought to the streets of Alberta's inner city yesterday. Members of the University of Alberta Sikh Students' Society made vegetarian burritos and handed them out at the Boyle Street Co-op and Hope Mission...... → read more
Sikh sues Disney over worker dress code


A Florida resident has sued Walt Disney World, claiming he was discriminated against because his religion prevents him from conforming to the Disney dress code...... → read more
UK School Reverses Ban on the patka


A UK state school this week reversed its policy of banning the patka after UNITED SIKHS wrote to the school principal on behalf of the parents and the local Sikh Gurdwara...... → read more
Largest Sikh Gathering Impact U.S. Capital


History was made on Tuesday when over 20 elected representatives of the U.S. Congress came and spoke to the thunderous applause of Sikhs from across America in an overflowing hearing room of the Dirksen Senate Building of the U.S. Capitol. ..... → read more
NZ Sikhs offended by claim that a widow can't remarry


The Sikh community in NZ has been offended by claims made by some Sikh leaders that a widow can't remarry. This clearly goes against the message of the Sikh Gurus. A community source said that the assertion was an old-fashioned myth...... → read more
Sleek Sikh


Seven years ago; sporting a Sikh turban could get you killed, as was Balbir Singh Sodhi, a gas station owner who was shot Sept. 15, 2001 in Mesa, Ariz., after his murderer mistook him for a Muslim. Today, the trademark black head covering sported by male members of the Sikh religion can get you into the heights of mens' fashion. ..... → read more
United Sikhs Shipment Cleared For Myanmar


350 tonnes of food and medicine shipped by UNITED SIKHS has reached Myanmar and was cleared for distribution to Labutta, Bogale and Kangyaing, the towns hardest hit by the Myanmar cyclone last month. This is part of the $750,000....... → read more
Sikhcess Clothes 15,000 of Australia's Homeless in a Single Day


On May 10, 2008, Sikhcess™ volunteers across Australia collected and distributed blankets, jackets, and other winter clothing items to the homeless and needy through its 'Bundles of Warmth' campaign........ → read more
Sikh-cess for Smethwick High Street Sandwell


This is just one of the community-based projects Sikhcess has been involved with in the UK. The charity's next challenge hopes to provide the homeless with hygiene packs in June as part of their Packages of Love campaign...... → read more
SCORE Award ceremony honors Sikhs across America


The Sikh Council on Religion and Education (SCORE) organized an Award ceremony on Wednesday to honour Sikhs from across America. Over 30 elected representatives of the U.S. Congress participated in the grand function....... → read more
Sikh offers opening prayer in Senate


Ek onkar satnam. There is but one God," began the prayer that opened the Pennsylvania Senate on Tuesday, as Nirmal Singh of Fairview Twp. became the first Sikh to perform that traditional duty...... → read more
Spinning Wheel Film Festival-June 21st


The Kaur Foundation brings this unique Film Festival to DC, showing 19 films & documentaries about Sikh heritage and culture, by film makers worldwide! A weekend of Sikh cinema and celebrity gala..... → read more


This story has a special place in my heart - it is based upon a vision of an enlightened soul who I dearly loved. Now all I do is sit at the window and look toward the road for the message from my beloved........ → read more
Kalgidhar Trust Baru Sahib event


Calgary chapter of the Trust hosts a seminar and fundraising dinner - "Educational, inspirational and divine” were the words used by Deepshikha Kaur to describe the elegant seminar and fundraising dinner sponsored by the Trust in Calgary...... → read more
Golf Digest apologises for portraying Sikh Guru as a golfer.


The hugely popular golf magazine, Golf Digest has issued an apology to the Sikh community for portraying a Sikh Guru as a golfer on its cover. According to Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF)..... → read more
After the Attack - Interview with the Head Granthi of the Golden Temple


Singh Sahib Giani Sahib Singh, the head Granthi of Sri Darbar Sahib, had his residence in Shaheed Bunga Street on the back side of Sri Darbar Sahib. Indian forces had initiated their attack on Sri Darbar Sahib at 4:45am on the morning of June 4...... → read more
Sikh pilgrims due to reach Pakistan Today.


Around 1,000 Sikh pilgrims are due to reach Pakistan today to attend 402nd death anniversary of Guru Arjun Dev Jee, said Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Deputy Director Faraz Abbas...... → read more
"I refused to kill Sikh fighters.." - Gen Jamwal


Major-Gen J.S. Jamwal (retd), then General Officer Commanding (GOC), 15 Infantry Division claimed that he had refused to accept the advice of two senior Army officers to kill the militants taken into custody during Operation Bluestar...... → read more
Pakistani Sikh and Hindu officers usher in a new era


Hercharin Singh, 23 is Pakistan's first Sikh officer and a symbol of the changing face of its army. Dressed in a smart khaki uniform and sporting a solitary star on his shoulder, Lieutenant Singh cannot help suppress the sense of pride he feels....... → read more
402nd Martyrdom Of Guru Arjan Dev Observed at Uppuguda


The 402nd Martyrdom of Guru Arjan, the fifth Sikh Guru is marked with a colourful procession (Nagar Kirtan) from Gurdwara, Sikh Chawni, Nalebagh, Uppuguda, Hyderabad when hundreds of Sikh and others took part in the chanting of Gurbani Kirtan...... → read more
Maylasia - The 57th Gurdwara Cup in Pictures


Malaysian Sikhs hosted the 57th Gurdwara Cup in Seremban, Negri Sembilan recently. The Sports Carnival, which has been hosted by various states in Malaysia without a break for 57 years, saw Sikhs competing in hockey....... → read more
72-Year-Old Sikh To Walk 500 Miles For Funds In Cancer Research


A 72-year-old Sikh, Balwant 'Bobby' Singh Grewal started a 500-mile walk from Edinburgh to London to raise one million pounds for research into bowel cancer...... → read more
Inside and Outside.


The Almighty created this entire universe and then took residence in every particle of it. He is present in everything and is also beyond it. This perfect natural engineering is prevalent everywhere..... → read more
Tragic memory of 'Operation Blue Star'


June 5 and June 6 are reminders of the "Operation Blue Star" when Indian military, led by General Kuldip Singh Brar, launched attack on the Golden Temple, the holiest shrine of Sikhs in 1984, to arrest Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, the only leader who had been boldly fighting for the rights of Sikhs...... → read more
Sikh Foundation Endows Chair at UCR.


With contributions from the Saini Foundation and a number of individuals, the Sikh Foundation has endowed the Dr. Jasbir Singh Saini Chair in Sikh and Punjabi (Language) Studies at the University of California, Riverside...... → read more
One Light broadcast worldwide on free-to-air satellite channel


SMTV (Supreme Master TeleVision) a free-to-air spiritual and constructive satellite channel based out of LA, California will broadcast One Light, along with an interview with the teen director, Angad Singh, on Thursday June 5th 2008...... → read more
Sikh-owned Akal Security Awarded $1.18 Billion NASA Contract


Coastal International Security, Inc. (Coastal), a wholly owned subsidiary of Akal Security, Inc. (Akal), has been awarded a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) contract amounting to a total of $1.18 billion ..... → read more
Jatinder Singh joins the technical elite.


A British Telecommunications man has become one of the most highly-qualified Cisco network engineers in the world after attaining a rare combination of accreditations from the US internet equipment giant...... → read more
Sikhs Take French Turban Ban to the European Court


UNITED SIKHS lawyers announced today that they filed a legal challenge last Friday to the French law which banned the turban in public schools in 2004. The cases before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg will be the first against France..... → read more
The Chattri Memorial Service.


This weekend the quiet village of Patcham near Brighton plays host to the annual Chattri Memorial Service - dedicated to the Indian soldiers who fought on the Western Front during the First World War...... → read more
Anurag Singh is director of Sikh Itihas Board.


Concerned over the controversies over the Sikh history, the SGPC has cleared the appointment of Dr Anurag Singh, a Sikh scholar, as director of the Sikh Itihas Board. Dr Singh, who is at present the manager with Punjab and Sind Bank, Ludhiana, would take over..... → read more
Komagata Maru apology delivered to loud jaikara


Amid shouts of "Bole So Nihal", Canada's British Columbia provincial assembly in Victoria city formally apologised for the Komagata Maru tragedy involving the treatment of South Asian passengers aboard the Komagata Maru after they were denied entry to Canada in 1914...... → read more
Sikh policeman to receive £70,000 compensation


The Metropolitan police has been ordered to pay £70,000 compensation to a Sikh policeman after turning him down for promotion in 2005. An employment tribunal ruled last year that Detective Sergeant Gurpal Virdi was victimised........ → read more
First ever album of Partaal launched in the UK.


On Sunday the 25th of May, Thames Valley University contributed to a historic event which took place at Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara Southall to commemorate the unique contribution of the fourth Guru to the heritage of Sikh music...... → read more
What is karma?
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Sharon Stone claims the earthquake in China is the result of bad karma for its treatment of Tibetans. Is her definition - "when you are not nice, bad things happen to you" - correct?..... → read more
Forgiveness: the Path of Contentment


In November 2007 a Seattle Sikh taxi-driver, Sukhvir Singh was brutally attacked by a drunken man named Luis Vazquez. Luis had been placed in Sukhvir’s taxi by two police officers, after he had been denied entry into Husky Stadium........ → read more
Sundri show attracts over 5000 people in Toronto


Sunday, 11-May-08 became a landmark day in history of Sikh Movies. "Sundri: The Brave Kaur" produced by Vismaad opened a record weekend...... → read more
Sikhs in France plan new school to combat turban ban


TURBAN ROW: Sikhs are preparing to beat the French ban on the turban by opening schools...... → read more
A Rich Sikh’s Quest for Seva


The Sikh Human Development Foundation has been increasing its fundraising every year..... → read more
SGPC on defensive after installing ACs inside Golden Temple


The controversy over installation of the ACs inside the sanctum sanctorum started last year...... → read more
Britain's Got Talent: dancing to the same beat


A Michael Jackson tribute act featuring a Muslim and a Sikh has proved a massive hit on the TV show Britain's Got Talent...... → read more
402nd Martyrdom of Fifth Guru to be Observed in Hyderabad on June 7 and 8, 2008


Guru Arjan Dev Ji set the noblest example of courage and boldness in resisting the wrongs of the mightiest power on earth..... → read more
Singapore team scores Down Under


Charanjit Singh Dhaliwal, 34, and his team designed and built TeamDraw..... → read more
Of Knives and Kirpans


Knives and knife crime are a hot topic right now in the press... All things being equal, this would have been yet another idyllic early summer afternoon walk along the canal to the local Underground station...... → read more
Sikh Missionary College to revive ‘tanti saaz’


The Shaheed Sikh Missionary College here has made special arrangements to impart its training to pupils..... → read more
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Pak to allow Sikh weddings under Anand Marriage Act
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The Government of Pakistan has accepted demands from its 50,000 strong Sikh community to register their marriages under the Anand Karaj ceremony and has agreed to introduce the Anand Marriage Act in line with the Anand Marriage Act 1909 that was passed by the British in the subcontinent nearly hundred years ago.....

Ishmeet is the Voice of India

What a culmination to Gurpurab celebrations! Ishmeet Singh was crowned the Voice of India tonight. The daylong celebrations, full of kirtan and langar, ended with high-pitch music, dance and crackers bursting all around — marking the victory of Ishmeet....

Larch Clover Community Center is never as popular as it is in early November, when Sandhu Bros. Farm gives away $65,000 worth of new winter coats, socks, gloves and cool-weather outfits. A line formed outside the north Tracy center’s door at about 8:30 a.m. Saturday as the morning chill.......
The flowers are raining outside the mosque in Bhopal. The beauty of this picture lies in the fact that Sikh boys are welcoming with flowers the Muslims coming out of Eidgah. For decades, as a gesture of goodwill, the Sikh community has welcomed their Muslims brothers in this manner at the such holy occasions......
Sikh air passengers will no longer have to remove their turbans at US screening checkpoints if doing so makes them uncomfortable under new guidelines coming into force on October 27. The new Transportation Security Administration (TSA) guidelines announced on Tuesday give airport screeners .......
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Sikhs have matured in the last five hundred years of their history to the extent that though they received repeated jolts and challenges of hostile cultures, they overcame them all.....
Cattle-rearing generates more global warming greenhouse gases, as measured in CO2 equivalent, than transportation, and smarter production methods, including improved animal diets to reduce enteric fermentation and consequent methane emissions, are urgently needed, according to a new United Nations report released today.........
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Q: Congratulations on being selected the youth of the month, please tell us a little bit about yourself..

R: I am very fond of anything spiritual, artistic and thought provoking. I enjoy immersing myself in painting, song-writing; singing and classical guitar, creative writing, poetry... spiritual concepts such as Naam, Amrit, IK, Shabad, and Merging fascinate me, and the occasional mind-blowing spiritual conversations are very dear to me. I love learning and I'm never done learning...... Other Youths of the month

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Thirty-two nominations have been received for the inaugural Guru Nanak Inter-faith Prize carrying a cash component of 50,000 dollars to be awarded to an individual or for a collective effort in promoting religious dialogue and peaceful coexistence. The prize introduced by the Hofstra University, New York, is named after the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak. One of the nominations received is that of spiritual leader Dalai Lama. Last date for filing nomination was July 1........
UNESCO has conferred its "Asia-Pacific Heritage Award" to a Sikh shrine in Gujarat's border district of Kutch. The government of Gujarat undertook the conservation and reconstruction of the 200-year-old gurdwara at Lakhpat in Kutch district after it was damaged during the 2001 earthquake. "Impressed by the efforts, UNESCO has conferred the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Award to the Lakhpat gurdwara and thereby appreciated the state government," an official release said.......
His long white beard fluttering in the breeze, his turban streaked with grime, Ajit Singh walks into the machine room of Ducklangia tea estate in Assam. Everyone has been waiting for the fitter expectantly. At once he gets down to work and, in a jiffy, points out the problem. As Nirod Singh, the manager of Ducklangia tea estate, says: “Ajit Singh was supposed to have retired eight years ago. But we requested the marvellous mechanic to continue — he is simply indispensable."......
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An important meeting took place recently in Lahore to finalise the structure and faculties for a proposed University being set up by the Government of Pakistan in honour of Guru Nanak. On 15th and 16th June 2007, many prominent leaders from around the world attended this gathering. Present were important Sikh representatives from different corners of the globe and included Sardar Avtar Singh Makkar , president of SGPC, Sardar PS Sarna the president of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee.....