The Singh Twins: how we freed the last Maharaja from the shackles of empire

He was deposed, brought to Britain in 1854, and paraded like a conquest of empire. Now two irreverent Sikh artists have decided to tell the full heartbreaking and extraordinary story of the ‘Black Prince of Perthshire’ The year is 1854, the British empire is at its height, and Queen Victoria has just commissioned a portrait of Britain’s first More...

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By SNS On Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
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Takht Leaders Should Lead Action Against anti-Sikh Activities in Punjab

In a recent statement, Jathedar of Takht Sri Damdama Sahib, Giani Balwant Singh Nandgarh, appealed to Sikhs to stop the activities of the right-wing Hindu terrorist organization, Rashtriya Sikh Sangat in their More...

By SNS On Monday, November 24th, 2014
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Sikh parade brings celebration to the streets of Leicester

Thousands of men, women and children took to the streets in celebration of the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji – the first Sikh Guru and founder of the religion. More than 10,000 people turned out to mark one of More...

By SNS On Monday, November 24th, 2014
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Sikhs also bleed red, white and blue

I recently went for a run. It started to rain, but I kept on going. I thought back to the countless times I ran the fence line during my deployment to Afghanistan in 2011. I was a U.S. Army captain serving my country More...

By SNS On Friday, June 27th, 2014
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Can the Golden Temple please be insulated from Sikh politics?

The cash-rich Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), which manages Sikh shrines across Punjab and two other states, has in recent days been grappling with matters unrelated to religious affairs. The Sikh More...

By SNS On Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
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Thinking about the big move: The Sikh way of life changing in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

SHABQADAR (March 22nd) : Ranjit Singh’s court was one of the most magnificent in the world. The Raja had scarlet tented pavilions set up on gold and silver poles near the river. His courtiers walked around More...

By SNS On Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
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No Free Booze, Share Helipads: Official Moral Code for India’s Elections

By Suryatapa Bhattacharya THE WALL STREET JOURNAL When  organizing the national vote in the world’s largest democracy, you need some rules. So, the Election Commission of India announces a guide for political More...

By SNS On Saturday, March 1st, 2014
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Hindu Extremists Gaining Power in India, Silencing Enemies along the Way

When Penguin abruptly accepted defeat in an Indian court and withdrew a controversial book a fortnight ago, the backlash was so ferocious it took almost everyone by surprise. A small, hardline Hindu group said it More...

By SNS On Saturday, March 1st, 2014
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The NCAA’s First Sikh Basketball Player Memorialized at the Smithsonian

Darsh Preet Singh fought discrimination to become the first Sikh to play NCAA basketball. Now, he’s waiting for the first turbaned player to break into the NBA. Growing up in South Texas, Darsh Preet Singh More...

By SNS On Saturday, March 1st, 2014
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Sikhs Must Reclaim Their Historic Mission to Liberate the Masses

LONDON, UK (1st March)—In his famous epic entitled Babarvani, Guru Nanak describes the atrocities committed by the Mogul Emperor Babar, and his forces, as they swept from Persia in the East to the Punjab in More...