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Divali and Sikhi

Is Divali a part of Sikhi?

Some parbhandaks and sangats celebrate Divali within the precincts of the local Gurudwara Sahib. Such celebrations range from encouraging Sikhs to bring sweets and delicacies to the Gurudwara Sahib, lighting the Gurudwara premises with oil lamps, to actually conducting full scale kirten, katha and ardas diwans in relation and in conjunction with Divali.

Friday, Nov 05, 2010 | 01:00 PM

Cheevan Dhariya: Beyond Bolllywood

I had always thought of Punjabi cinema as the stepchild of Bollywood – illegitimate, unacknowledged and existing on the morsels cast from its super-rich table. Until recently that is.

Sunday, Sep 26, 2010 | 11:20 AM

Dastaar Bandi - The Way and the Wayfore

Just days ago, a Sikh of my acquaintance went through the rite of Dastaar Bandhi wherein a young lad dons a dastaar (Sikh turban) for the first time. We know, as do many of our neighbors, that a dastaar commonly defines a Sikh male.

Tuesday, Aug 31, 2010 | 10:39 AM

Who's Sorry Now?

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India has been making the news again and not always for the good that he might attempt.

Wednesday, Aug 04, 2010 | 12:00 AM


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