INDIA 2016
I look at India’s glorious, and at times exaggerated glorified, past and I see that India has given the world many things and important ideas but rarely has it given any effective or productive leadership.
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Letter to My Sikh Son: Be Proud of Your Identity
Jaskaran Singh is dismayed that Sikhs in the U.S. are once again being mistaken for Muslims and becoming the target of hate crimes. Even so, he tells his 16-year-old son in the following letter, Sikhs shouldn’t strip themselves of their identity even if it makes them stand out in society.
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My Journey With Breast Cancer ~ Part 1
Whenever I used to see an article on breast cancer, I would flip the page thinking, "Oh, it will never happen to me!" not giving it much attention. But it can happen to anyone.
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The Fragmented Self
If I had only a few hours or days to live what would I do? Would I spend the next hours mindlessly traveling social media? Would I spend time reading and contemplating something philosophical and uplifting, or would I think and do something that would leave my footprints in the sands of time after I am gone?
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True Sangat - The Company of the Sadhaks
“Let us form a partnership, and share our virtues; let us abandon our faults, and walk on the Path”. You can form a sangat with your partner, sibling, mother, father, friend etc. Let us find a person or two and form a partnership to become the best version of ourselves.
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Sikhs Vs. Sheiks ~ Totally Biased
Kamau Bell is the host of 'Totally Biased' and in this segment he gives a very entertaining look at the confusion between Sikhs and Sheiks...
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Not Simply A Camp: This Is The Guru's Presence
There was a panj carrying swords, another panj carrying nishans (flags), chour seva and umbrellas over both Granths, a trumpet, a drum, a bell, flowers, sprinkled water. The minimum for the procession was 18 to 21 sevadars plus the sangat.
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Mixed Marriages in our Gurduaras
What to do when a young couple wants to marry and only one of them is a Sikh but the other is not? Should they be allowed to marry in a gurduara and enjoy the blessings...
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The Curse of Dowry Among Sikhs (OP-ED)
Although society protests against dowry, many many Sikhs individually still continue to encourage it.This practice is not confined to Sikhs alone but throughout the Indian sub continent.But in Sikhi, it has been clearly prohibited, and places women on an equal footing with men. Although religiously banned, it is culturally ingrained and many find it hard to let go of this gruesome practice of dahez.
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Harleen
This short documentary film by Raina Ambika is entitled Harleen. In her own voice, 22-year-old Harleen Kaur exposes her personal experiences of growing up in Wisconson and her relationship with her religion, nationality, and identity.
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