Thursday April 24, 2014 02:48 PM EST

Photo Source: Paul Englesberg

The American newspaper, Bellingham, Washington, Sept. 5, 1907: "This is the type of man driven from this city as the result of last night's demonstration by a mob of 500 men and boys."

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2014 | 02:07 PM

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The Smithsonian will not remove this offensive image of two men without Kesh tying a turban, representing Sikhism.

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014 | 03:30 PM

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Left: US Army Maj. Kamaljeet Singh Kalsi, Right: A US Army Special Forces (Green Beret) soldier, in Afghanistan

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 | 10:52 PM

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Charlottesville Sikh mayor, Satyendra Singh Huja, welcomed French President Francois Hollande and President Barack Obama to Virginia as they embarked on a tour of Thomas Jefferson's estate. France has banned turbans from government-related services, including schools and official photographs. The United Nations has declared France's policy a violation of religious freedom.

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 | 07:02 PM

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The UK report shows UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher supported Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's plan to eradicate a small percentage of Sikh dissidents using a warlike operation from a historic shrine beloved by all Sikhs.

Thursday, Feb 06, 2014 | 01:50 PM


  • Hotel magnate, Sant Singh Chatwal, 70, paid a $1 million fine and faces up to 25 years in prison for funneling nearly $190,000 in federal campaign contributions, and for witness tampering. He will be sentenced on July 31.

    Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 | 02:53 PM

  • German federal prosecutors said yesterday they charged an Indian man, Ranjit S., 45, with spying on members of a Sikh organization in Germany in early 2013. He passed the information to "an Indian secret service" and was paid for the info, AP reported.

    Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 | 01:20 PM

  • The Smithsonian says it also will not remove an image from a section of its 'Beyond Bollywood' exhibit on Sikhism that shows two clean-shaven men tying a dastaar, because, the Smithsonian mistakenly says, the clean-shaven men self-identified as Sikhs.

    Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 | 09:26 PM


Apr 28, 1685

Foundation of Paonta Sahib laid

Apr 29, 1986

Sarbat Khalsa declared Khalistan (Sikh Homeland)

Apr 30, 1837

Martyrdom - General Hari Singh Nalwa

Akal Takhat Smacks Rochester Gurdwara Trustees on Kirpan Ban

The Akal Takhat, in a stinging letter issued last month, severely reprimanded the trustees of the Gurdwara of Rochester, New York, for using a lawsuit to ban Kirpans from its premises, and added that a place of worship that limits the Kakars in any way cannot not be called a Sikh gurdwara.

Monday, Apr 04, 2011 | 01:11 PM

Facebook Polices Religious Intolerance

Millions Have Viewed Pages Offensive to Sikhs

’How long are these turban jokes on Faceboook gonna curry on for?’ is an example of a hate-mongering Facebook ‘page’ that has been taken off the most popular social networking Web site in the world.

Thursday, Dec 23, 2010 | 12:06 AM

Selling Golden Temple

The Fight For Yogi Bhajan’s Empire

Kartar Singh Khalsa, head of Yogi Harbhajan Singh Khalsa’s business empire, testified in the Multnomah County Circuit Court in Portland, Oregon, that selling the rights to the ‘Golden Temple’ brand name was just good business.

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 | 12:08 AM


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Last Broadcast:Washington Capital Youth Kirtan Sammelan
Date: Sunday, May 26, 2013
Time: 10:40 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. EST
Junior Jathaas (7 to 10 years old)
Guru Nanak Foundation of America
Sukhmani Kaur, Gurdas Singh, Kiran Kaur and Kabir Singh
Shabad: sajjan des videsearai sajjanharai daindee
Raag: Tukhari, p. 1,111
Intermediate Jathaas (11 to 14 years old)
Central Jersey Gurdwara
Karman Kaur, Harman Kaur, Ameek Kaur, Sehej Singh, Amrit Kaur and Amitoj Kaur
Shabad: merey madho ji satsangat miley so tariya
Raag: Gujree, p. 526
Senior Jathaas (15 to 18 years old)
Washington Sikh Center and Guru Angad Institute of Sikh Studies
Sajjan Singh, Jeevan Singh, Kiran Kaur and Saminder Singh
Shabad: dhrist prabh dhaaro kripaa kar thaaro
Raag: Dhanaasaree, p. 683

Sikh mayor welcomes French president

In an ironic meeting yesterday, Francois Hollande, president of France, where turbans are banned from government-related services such as schools and official pictures, was welcomed to Virginia by the turbaned mayor of Charlottesville, Satyendra Singh Huja.

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 | 07:02 PM

Report affirms Thatcher and Gandhi colluded on Operation Blue Star

Sikhs ask for full disclosure on 1984 and beyond

The results, released yesterday, of the UK government’s investigation into its involvement in the 1984 Operation Blue Star confirm that, at Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s request for advice, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher did send to Delhi a Special Air Services military officer, who recommended a paramilitary attack at Darbar Sahib using helicopters.

Thursday, Feb 06, 2014 | 01:50 PM

Ravi Singh Charged With Election Fraud

Ravneet Singh, founder of ElectionMall, an Internet-based campaign-services company, was arrested on Jan. 17 by FBI agents for allegedly facilitating nearly $300,000 in illegal foreign contributions to two candidates in San Diego’s 2012 mayoral race.

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 | 10:39 PM


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Buyer Beware of Sikh Auctions

Sandeep Singh Brar, 04.10.2014

I am concerned and hope that the euphoria and excitement surrounding the auction of the “sword of Maharaja Ranjeet Singh” is not the “Guru Gobind Singh armour” auction fiasco being repeated.

Toronto, Canada | Comment (0)


Obituary: Khushwant Singh - Cassandra With News Good & Bad

I. J. Singh, 03.20.2014

Khushwant Singh, modern India’s defining man of letters has never been easy to define. Was he a good Sikhs deeply steeped in its tradition, history and literature as many Sikhs and non-Sikhs think of him or was he more in league with the devil, or at the least a self-hating delusional man not on the side of the Sikhs?

New York, NY | Comment (0)

Minority Report

Bullying and Harassing

I. J. Singh, 02.18.2014

Matters like adhering to one’s identity or integrating without assimilating are not always the reasons for the tension between a people and the strangers around them. Stress lines between communities are both universal and also inevitable.

New York, NY | Comment (0)


BOOK REVIEW - Badshah Darvesh: Guru Gobind Singh as Bhai Nand Lal saw him

I. J. Singh, 12.06.2013

It is significant that he has now focused on Bhai Nand Lal’s writings because his conversations with Guru Gobind Singh form a Rehat Nama that constitutes perhaps the most significant source document on the underpinnings of the modern code of conduct (Rehat Maryada) of the Sikhs.

New York, NY | Comment (0)


The Meaning of Akal Takhat

Professor Darshan Singh, 11.27.2013

In his kathaa at the Sikh Gurdwara, DC, during Guru Hargobind Singh’s gurpurab celebration on July 7, Professor Darshan Singh said the Akal Takhat is a place where the suchaa paathishah is supposed to sit, but many Sikhs are treating the place as the Guru. He also talked about the conspiracy behind the Dasam Granth, which involves a Hindu.

Ontario, Canada | Comment (0)


Hukamnaamaa Against Having Alcohol in Homes with GGS

I. J. Singh, 09.23.2013

What can one say of such rigidity in the name of religion?

New York, NY | Comment (0)


The American who lived with Bhindranwale

Baba Nam Singh Khalsa was living on the top floor of Guru Nanak Niwas at the Darbar Sahib complex when Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale moved in with nearly 30 of his men.

Friday, Jan 17, 2014 | 08:00 PM

Thatcher colluded with Gandhi on Operation Blue Star

A top-secret letter released by the British government, dated February 1984, shows that British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher sent a special-forces military officer to India to help Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi plan Operation Blue Star, the invasion and attack on Harmandar Sahib in June 1984.

Monday, Jan 13, 2014 | 11:40 PM

US Sikh groups demand India release illegally detained political prisoners

And end Gurbaksh Singh’s hunger strike

US Sikh advocacy groups are outraged at India’s defiance in ending Gurbaksh Singh’s 37-day-old hunger strike over the government’s continued illegal detention of Sikh political prisoners who have served out their sentences.

Saturday, Dec 21, 2013 | 11:44 PM


10th Annual Washington Capital Sikh Youth Kirtan Sammelan

Gurbani Kirtan recitations by youth jathas from several gurdwaras. The all-day competition will be held at Gurdwara Guru Nanak Foundation of America, and is expected to finish at 6 p.m.

12917 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, Maryland

Harjeet Singh: Harsharan Kaur: Bhai Jugmohan Singh: 301.384.2133

Silver Spring, Maryland

Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 10:00am

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