Category: People & Events

Shades Of The Old Punjab – by Chander Suta Dogra

The Ghuman family of Sarwarpur, near Ludhiana, cannot understand what the fuss is about. Ever since Sajjan Singh Ghuman, an NRI Sikh living in England, rebuilt a mosque in his native village that was damaged during Partition, the shrine, as well as his family back home, have attracted the curiosity… Read More

The Power of Devotion – A Photo Essay

For a moment, if one pushes the religious fact aside, it is no ordinary feat to serve a meal to thousands of people in a day and that too round-the-clock. Forty to fifty thousand people, on an average, partake of langar every day at Harmandar Sahib. “On Sundays, festival days and Masya, the number exceeds 1 lakh,” says Jathedar Harpinder Singh, who is in charge of the langar… Read More

Class of 2010: Children of Destiny

This time of the year (May to August), all over the globe, is an important land mark for young people and for their families, friends and peers. Thousands of young persons graduate from High Schools, Colleges, Universities, Technical and Professional colleges and institutes. They all are happy to have achieved a land mark in their lives… Read More

Raising Our Voices: In the Indian Parliament

25 years ago in Delhi, the Capital of India, a great cruelty was done on the Sikhs. But the greatest amazing fact is that it happened in broad day light. During the times of Nadar Shah, for three days, a massacre took place in Delhi and then next it was in the year 1984 when it was repeated. People remember Nadar Shah till date…. Read More

Music of our Gurus: Gurmat Sangeet by Dr. Hakam Singh

Gurmat Sangeet, also popularly known among Sikhs as Kirtan, is the singing of hymns from the Sikh Scriptures according to the rules prescribed in the Sikh Scripture, Shri Guru Granth Sahib (“SGGS”). The rules prescribed for singing of any particular hymn include the musical measure (Raga) and the rhythm (Tala or Ghar?)… Read More