Tagged: sikh

Birth Stories of the Guru

Recitation of Janamsakhis or birth stories of the Guru and imbibing their message is an integral part of the Sikh’s life. Merely listening to a Janamsakhi — which is the narrative of Guru Nanak’s life… Read More

Religious Young People

Why Did This Sikh, Jew, Christian And Buddhist Become More Observant Than Their Parents? A survey published this week found more young people turning away from religion, believing that the definition of being… Read More

Sardar Tujhe Salaam

Nothing has saddened me more in recent times as the brutal slaying of the two Sikhs by the Taliban and their subsequent vicious gesture of sending the mutilated bodies to a gurudwara in Pakistan. Sikhs have always been a part of my life from the time I was growing up in a cosmopolitan town…
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My Journey to Sikh Studies by Dr. Jaideep Singh

When I was asked to write this piece last spring, the first of several questions I was asked to address was why I entered this particular profession. The question turned out to be fodder for deep thought and reflection over the past several months, pricking and pervading my subconscious and conscious thoughts as I traveled throughout the summer. The months of contemplation on this topic have been alternately painful and insightful, as I thought about events and interactions…Read More

On Being a Sikh by Nirvikar Singh

As a schoolboy, I remember being very impressed that the word “Sikh” means “student” or “disciple.” The idea that we were Sikhs of the Guru, and that the Guru’s word was an essential guide to living, to be studied and understood, was very strong in my household, as in those of a multitude of Sikhs. There was always a space set aside in our house for the Guru Granth Sahib, and my parents…Read More