US Congress Partake in Langar
In an effort to combat misperceptions of Sikh Americans, SALDEF’s SikhLEAD Internship Program will be hosting the country's first-ever langar -- a traditional, shared meal -- on Capitol Hill with members of Congress and their staff later today.
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Reviving a Tradition
Sikh Keertan was historically done within a prescribed framework. Unique stringed instruments were adopted to create emotions that complemented the spiritual message being delivered through singing of hymns.
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Kabir’s Divine Love
This love is neither for a person; nor of a romantic type, as it is immortalized in the legions of books like Romeo and Juliet, or Heer and Ranja etc. Instead it is love for God and that too it is steeped in a deep sense of reverence.
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Justice Delayed: Komagata Reflections
The work started by those who fought to allow the Komagata Maru to land, and those who refused to let the memory of the Komagata Maru disappear remains a work in progress for all of us. Just as law provided the pretext for denying entry to the Komagata Maru, so law holds the potential for ensuring that the next ship to appear on the horizon is met with compassion, fairness and justice.
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Sikh Community Take Part in Colorful Parade
A colourful parade passed through the streets of Doncaster on Sunday when the annual Nagar Kirtan, a Sikh tradition, took place.
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Benefit for Delivering a Baby Girl in India: No Charge
Birth of a girl child is celebrated by waiving the entire hospitalisation bill. His staff distribute sweets to the relatives of the mother.
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Letter To An Unknown Soldier: A New Kind of War Memorial
You too can participate in this unique way of remembering and honouring our long-forgotten War Heroes from the First World War. It is all very well for governments to declare that they wish the Centenary to be inclusive and relate the narrative of all communities. The reality is that this will not happen by itself. It is time for every Sikh to step forward and join in.
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Simple Way to Take the Edge Off Your Moon Cycle
“It seems that women who eat more foods high in calcium and vitamin D have less risk of experiencing PMS,” said Dr. Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson of the University of Massachusetts, the study’s lead author. “It’s very exciting, and could end up being good news for many women out there.”
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Nihang Singh Would Like To Have A Few Words With You
"Make a film beta!!!!" Entries to the SikhNet Youth OnLine Film Festival are due August 31, 2014. That is time enough to decide to make a film that you will never forget, and, perhaps, others won't forget either.
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Message to the Good People of ALL Faiths
I wish to share this message with the world. This is my way of fighting. It is my hope that this poem will help us open our hearts and, as mentioned in the poem, turn this whole world into God's holy Promised Land. ~Teji Kaur
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