Thursday April 27, 2017 11:33 AM EST

Buyer Beware of Sikh Auctions

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.

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 | 12:29 PM

Obituary: Khushwant Singh - Cassandra With News Good & Bad

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?

Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 | 09:29 PM

Bullying and Harassing

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.

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 | 03:25 PM

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

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.

Friday, Dec 06, 2013 | 06:18 PM

The Meaning of Akal Takhat

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.

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 | 09:56 PM

Hukamnaamaa Against Having Alcohol in Homes with GGS

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

Monday, Sep 23, 2013 | 10:53 PM

Kartarpur: Where It All Began

It was in Kartarpur that Guru Nanak put Sikhi and its new way of life to the test. He built up this township as the Utopia of the day.

Sunday, Aug 25, 2013 | 12:29 PM

A New Granth

Slowly, slowly - whether it’s our history or Banee – (they are) establishing a new granth. This is what we are observing. We still have to tell everyone that our Guru is Guru Granth Sahib.

Saturday, Aug 17, 2013 | 11:07 AM

Call Us Warriors

Brian (Murphy) was there for a reason that day because he’s a warrior. Sam (Lenda) was there that day because he’s a warrior. And they embody the spirit of what, I believe from what I’ve read, is the Sikh warrior mentality. I believe that’s why they were put there that day.

Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 | 08:07 PM

The Voice of Chardi Kalaa

Last year I was blessed by God to be given an opportunity to serve the gurdwara and for that I will always be thankful regardless of what happened to me physically...

Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013 | 11:59 PM

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