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The Orwellian events of 1984 are now history, almost a generation old. If the connection to the Guru surprises you now, imagine how astonishing it will seem a few years on – like, say another 50 years or so.
Now don’t laugh – it can happen! Wahiguru can do anything – 'keera thaap dehai patshahi laskar karai swah' - anoint a worm as the king or reduce an army to ashes. Lucky us – Guru is always there to take care of us!
Recently, someone gifted me with a unique present – a 2013 calendar on the Sikhs of Africa.
What can I possibly add to the exquisite Barah Maha series paintings done by Sardar Devender Singh? After all, he is “the man with the golden brush.”
Indeed, if a proposal before the body passes, says David Rooney, curator of timekeeping at the U.K.’s Royal Observatory, “It will be the first time that time is not dependent on the rising and falling of the sun.”
Congratulations to the Sikh Foundation for the beautiful 2012 calendar! Its paintings by the contemporary artist Sardar Devender Singh depict events deeply etched in the Sikh consciousness. What is particularly significant is the presence of women.
Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh today said that his predecessor Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti should show restraint on the subject of Nanakshahi Calendar. Gurbachan Singh took exception to Vedanti’s remarks.
A new controversy today erupted in Sikh circles with community members divided on when to observe the martyrdom day of Guru Teg Bahadur, falling tomorrow, November 24.
Confusion prevailed among Sikhs over date of observing Martyrdom Day of Guru Teg Bahadur, the ninth Sikh Guru. The SGPC and Punjab Government have mentioned November 24 where as Sri Akal Takht has asked to observe the day on December 10.
The conference formulated a committee to finalise the criteria for appointing the Jathedar of Sri Akal Takht as well as the mode of retirement, qualifications, sphere of authority and working conditions.
After a controversy over the last few years regarding dates of important religious events in the 'Nanakshahi' calendar, its amended version was, this Sunday released by the SGPC at Amritsar.
The Sikh groups deliberated a course of action today in case the calendar is tampered with and opposed any proposed amendments being sought by the Sant Samaj, headed by Damdami Taksal chief Harnam Singh Khalsa.
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
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