Friday May 26, 2017 07:08 PM EST

Book Review: Confessions of an American Sikh

Gursant Singh’s “Confessions of an American Sikh” is a rip-roaring ride through modern Sikhi. It plunges through the disconnects between Sikhi as it is practiced and as it is preached; rises above the muddle between Punjabi culture and Sikh rehat; and breaks through the mysteries of the 3HO (Happy, Healthy, Holy) movement.

Friday, Feb 08, 2013 | 08:14 PM

Book Review - Sikhs Today: Ideas and Opinions

In the 30 essays of his most recent book, Dr. I. J. Singh returns to a theme that is at once familiar, modern and perennial: The journey as the destination.

Friday, Feb 08, 2013 | 12:42 AM

Giani Mahinder Singh Leaves a Void

Sikhs were not accepting of the rushed Indian government-sponsored reconstruction of the Akal Takht designed to hide its destruction by government troops in June 1984. It was by his intervention that the original podium of Guru Hargobind also was saved from destruction. The Guru used to be seated on it to address the sangat.

Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 | 12:09 AM

Guru, the Word

The word guru has now morphed into so many applications that it becomes confusing. Common usage equates the word with any expert. Gurus are now dime a dozen.

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 | 11:55 PM

Book Review: The Casual Vacancy

The Jawandas are not the epitome of model Sikhs, and Rowling did not create these characters in an effort to educate the world about Sikhi. Instead, they are just another facet of life in a small British town.

Thursday, Dec 27, 2012 | 08:01 PM

The Revolutionary Guru Nanak

It is through Guru sahib’s actions and thoughts that we see how revolutionary it is to be a Sikh. The world according to Sikh philosophy is real.

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 | 10:01 PM

Guru Nanak's True Parkash - Vaisakh

The beginning of Vaisakhi celebrations by Guru Amar Das ji, and the selecting of this day for creation of the Khalsa by Guru Gobind Singh ji was not coincidental - but because it was Guru Nanak ji’s birthday.

Sunday, Dec 02, 2012 | 01:54 PM

1984: Not a Novel by Orwell or Murakami

Oct 31st marks the 28th anniversary of a chain of events that followed the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1984.

Monday, Nov 05, 2012 | 10:05 PM

1984 Pogroms Demonstration and Photo Exhibition

A picture speaks is worth a thousand words. With this in mind, we have come together for the ‘Forgotten Citizens of 1984’ initiative.

Thursday, Nov 01, 2012 | 10:53 PM

Lessons From A Dead White Guy

Jacques Barzun died last week. He was 104 years old. The New York Times published a full-page obituary by Edward Rothstein that began by labeling him a distinguished historian, essayist and a cultural gadfly.

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012 | 11:36 PM


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