Shaheedi Saka Nankana Sahib – The Nankana Massacre

The Nankana Sahib Massacre refers to the grim episode during the Gurdwara Reform movement in which a peaceful batch of reformist Sikhs was subjected to a murderous assault on 20 February 1921 in the holy shrine at Nankana Sahib, the birthplace of Guru Nanak. This shrine along with six others in the town had been under the control of Udasi priests ever More...

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By SNS On Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
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From the temple to the street: How Sikh kitchens are becoming the new food banks

From post-earthquake Nepal to serving the homeless poor in the UK, food services offered by Sikh temples contribute to public life and humanitarian relief. This April, two Sikh organisations in New Delhi and Amritsar sent More...

By SNS On Thursday, November 27th, 2014
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Life goes on as if nothing happened, but we must never forget

How did people respond to seeing the foreign troops arrive? For the rural residents, most of whom had not been as far as Paris, seeing the Indians arrive was initially a surprise, even tinged with suspicion and More...

By SNS On Thursday, November 27th, 2014
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Reflections: Awaiting Justice

 “My wife, Amrit, and 3-year old daughter, Simran were in Kalka Ji city when the riots broke out on the first morning of November 1984.”  Manmohan Singh, now a music teacher at San Jose Khalsa School, recalls More...

By SNS On Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
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The Effect of Swearing and Bad Language

ਗੁਰੂ ਕਾ ਸਿਖ ਗੰਦ-ਵਾਕੀ ਨਾ ਹੋਵੈ || “The Sikh of the Guru should never speak disgusting speech.” (Rehitnama Bhai Chaupa Singh) A Chardi kallaa Gursikh from America was More...

By SNS On Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
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What is a Model Gursikh?

Before I start I would like to ask for the blessing of the King of Kings, the Giver of all Givers, The Support of all Supports, the true leader of the Khalsa Panth, the physical form of Waheguru on earth. Dhan Dhan More...

By SNS On Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
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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 More...

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...