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A salute to Great Sikh Community for their selfless service

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People all over the world are being confined to their homes due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and it’s a challenging time for many people. In this challenging time, the Sikh community is making a remarkable and invaluable contribution to the life of this world and to so many others, just as it has always done. Sikhs are those people who put the community’s […]

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The Sikh Brand | SikhNet

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A Sikh has a brand but he does not have to advertise it. Wherever he goes people turn their eyes to look at his unique appearance, the way people do when a leader arrives. Yes, a leader, that is what ‘Sardar’, the title every Sikh has, means.What is more, people call him Sardar Ji, as a mark of respect for what he […]

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Sikh Inmates Caught in Maze of Vague Rules

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California state prisons continue to operate under a patchwork mosaic of policy for accommodating Sikh religion-mandated turbans and beards, despite three-year-old regulations specifically crafted to meet the community’s religious requirements. Many state prison facilities are unaware that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation created regulations in 2006 governing Sikh religious attire, designed to bring the state in line with federal laws. […]

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Importance & Scientific Reasons Behind 5 Kakaar’s or 5 K’s

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We, The Sikhs Importance and Scientific Reasons behind 5 Kakaar’s or 5 K’s Reasons for Originating of 5 Kakaar’s or 5 K’s Guru Gobind Singh Ji has provided us special identification by providing us 5 Kakaar’s (i.e Kesh (Untrimmed Hair), Kara (Steel Bracelet), Kachhehra (Drawers like garment), Kanga (Comb) and Kirpan (Sword) ). So that we can easily be recognised while standing […]

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Kaur Voices Ep. 2 ~ Prof. Peter Virdee on Equality for Women

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Jasvir Kaur Rababan is the host of ‘Kaur Voices’, a regular live talk show series on facebook.com/sikhnet In this first episode Jasvir has a jubliant conversation with Guruchanan Kaur who fell in love with Sikhi through her musical background (both Jasvir and Guruchanan are cofounders of kaurvoices.org, a platform for empowering Sikh women). In this second episode the distinguished entrepreneur and philanthropist […]

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World’s Oldest Marathon Runner Fauja Singh To Be Subject Of Biopic – Deadline

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EXCLUSIVE: The life of the world’s oldest marathon runner, Fauja Singh, will be the subject of a biopic from a trio of established Indian creatives. Omung Kumar B is directing the project, titled Fauja, and will produce alongside Kunal Shivdasani of Aleya Motion Magic, whose credits include the 2008 thriller Hijack, and Raaj Shaandilya, who previously wrote Bhoomi for Kumar B and also wrote and […]

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Heartbreak as ‘true pillar’ of Derby Sikh community dies of Covid

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People are in mourning after a “true pillar” of the Derby Sikh community died from Covid-19. Jagir Singh, who was a well-known figure among followers of the religion in Derby and further afield, died earlier this month. The 71-year-old, who has been described as a “larger than life figure” was taken ill after developing Covid-19 pneumonia. Sadly Mr Singh, who lived in […]

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Eminent Scholar of Sikhism, Bhai Dr. Harbans Lal ~ Interviewed

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A Renowned Pharmacologist, Neuroscientist and Eminent Scholar of Sikhism – Bhai Dr. Harbans Lal Interviewed by:Dr. Devinder Pal SinghCenter for Understanding Sikhism,Mississauga, L5A 1Y7, ON, Canada Dr. Harbans Lal, born in 1931, at Haripur, the North-West Frontier Province, and named at Punja Sahib Gurdwara both now in Pakistan, is an internationally recognized pharmacologist cum neuroscientist. He is also a profound scholar of Sikhi-sm. […]

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Who was Maharani Jindan Kaur?

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Written by Manraj Grewal Sharma , Edited by Explained Desk | Chandigarh | Updated: November 3, 2020 8:35:06 am Maharani Jindan Kaur was the mother of Maharaja Duleep Singh, the last ruler of the Sikh empire, who was raised by the British. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Maharani Jindan Kaur, the last wife of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, is in news for the auction of some of […]

Sikh Identity

Universal Sikhi ~ Across Cultures, Religions & Continents

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This blog post is about my personal experience as an American-born Sikh with parents from Christian and Jewish backgrounds; the changing world of Sikhi, and how people from different cultures and continents are connecting with this lifestyle, along with some lessons I have learned, and how I personally apply the teachings of Gurbani and Sikhi in my life and through SikhNet.    […]

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Hyderabad Parents Launch Startup For Left-Handed Son, Bag 50,000 Orders in 4 Years

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Sandeep and Pavitter Singh convinced Indian and French manufacturers to make low-cost stationery for left-handed people Promotion Seven-year-old Gurinder Singh had just entered class V and suddenly found himself struggling immensely with two fundamental tasks – writing and art. “Gurinder had never faced any problem in academic life. But complaints about him not finishing homework or not writing notes in the class […]

Sikh History and Heritage

Afghan Sikhs – Tracing Their Origins And History Part 1

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This has been published by Abstracts of Sikh Studies, a journal run by Institute of Sikh Studies, Chandigarh.ABSTRACTS OF SIKH STUDIES: OCT-DEC 2020/ 551 NS——————————————————————————- AFGHAN SIKHS – TRACING THEIR ORIGINS AND HISTORYINDERJEET SINGH* INTRODUCTION The deadly attack on Gurdwara Guru Har Rai Sahib at Shor Bazar in Kabul on 25th March 2020 which led to death of 27 Sikhs including children and […]

Sikh History and Heritage

Afghan Sikhs – Tracing Their Origins And History

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This has been published by Abstracts of Sikh Studies, a journal run by Institute of Sikh Studies, Chandigarh.ABSTRACTS OF SIKH STUDIES: OCT-DEC 2020/ 551 NS——————————————————————————- AFGHAN SIKHS – TRACING THEIR ORIGINS AND HISTORYINDERJEET SINGH* INTRODUCTION The deadly attack on Gurdwara Guru Har Rai Sahib at Shor Bazar in Kabul on 25th March 2020 which led to death of 27 Sikhs including children and […]

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