Articles

The Collaborator

It’s one of the unique cases of a Sufi singer taking to working in sync with western classical musicians. Sufi singer and com poser Madan Gopal Singh is an artist who loves collaborations. Though he claims his journey of working with foreign western artists wasn’t preplanned, he inadvertently got in the habit, finding pleasure in experimenting.

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The Line is Drawn – The Choice is Ours

Prof Darshan Singh Ragi is in the panthic dock for using derogatory remarks on the Jeevan and Banee of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib. The case is simple and straightforward. He narrated a story which is claimed appeared in Sri Dasam Granth. While performing keertan at a gurdwara in Rochester, NY, Prof Darshan Singh claimed that a story appears in ...

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Sikh Kirpan

THE KIRPAN The Kirpan An emblem of courage and self-defense Symbolizes dignity and self-reliance – the capacity and readiness to always defend the weak and the oppressed Helps sustain one’s martial spirit and the determination to sacrifice oneself in order to defend truth, oppression and moral values Initiated Sikhs wear a strapped kirpan as mandated by Sikh Rehat Maryada Etymology ...

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India and Pakistan celebrate 62nd Independence day

What exactly happened 62 years ago? Two self governing countries legally came into existence at the stroke of midnight on 15 August 1947. 14 August, 1947, saw the birth of the new Islamic Republic of Pakistan. At midnight the next day India won its freedom from colonial rule, ending nearly 350 years of British presence in India. The British left ...

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The Anand Marriage Act

Recently some attempts have been made to suggest that the Anand marriage ceremony was initiated by the Namdhari Guru Baba Ram Singh. Both Dr. Fauja Singh Bajwa and Dr. M. M. Ahluwalia in their works on the Kukas contend that the Namdhari Guru was the initiator of this form of marriage. Dr. Ahluwalia has even written that “The Namdhari sources ...

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