Money Making And Spending: Insights Into Two Presidential Candidates
As we decide on the presidential candidate we will vote for this election year, their values, thought-processes, and interactional styles are as important as their policies. I feel regardless of who wins the election, their policies will ultimately change during their presidency. George Bush Senior...
Getting All Voices In The Vote
Recently on TLH we have had many posts around the 2008 Presidential Campaign. How these candidate make us feel and their policy positions are equally important when deciding, which candidate to support. The qualities and values he brings to the table for organizing support around what he thinks are...
Debate Of Body Languages: The Presidential Campaign
So this past Saturday, Tina Fey, did a great job impersonating Sarah Palins performance at the Vice Presidential Debate on SNL. The body language, voice, and choice of words were right on and HILARIOUS! Yesterday, Robin Abcarian, of the Los Angeles Times, wrote about the debate of body languages...
Panjabi Food-Choices In The Diaspora
In an effort to better understand the food habitats of Panjabi immigrants, Canadian researchers conducted a three-year study on the ingredients used in daily Panjabi meals and food choices made by Panjabi families. Gwen Chapman, study leader and British Columbia University nutrition professor, stated: “Since...
Spinning Wheel Festival: A Celebration of Sikh Arts
Heads-up friends, the season of the Spinning Wheel Festival is about to begin across North America this autumn. Celebrating Sikh films and art, the first stop will be in New York City on Saturday, October 04, 2008 at the Asia Society & Museum (p.s. thats next Saturday). Buy your tickets NOW!...
Stuff Panjabi Sikh Moms Like…
So recently I came across a blog about all the Stuff Korean Moms Like. A Korean girl, Chiyo, who loves her KM (Korean Mom) decided to create this blog to share the joy and dread of KM. As I went through the list I kept thinking about our own PSMs (Panjabi Sikh Moms) now now dont think its...
Sikh Coalition Opens New Office On West Coast
In the past, several posts have focused on the work of the Sikh Coalition around community mobilization to fight school bullying and the launch of an educational tool. As part of the Sikh Coalition’s on-going work, it has opened a new office in Northern California to provide coastto-coast civil/human...
Sikh Woman In Malaysia: The Face Of HIV/AIDS Victims
Langa(w)riters have posted on AIDS/HIV infection amongst Sikh women here and here. We have discussed issues around support groups and causes of infection. One of the number one risk factors for contracting HIV/AIDS for Punjabi Sikh women is marriage. Many women are infected by their husbands who are...
Sikh Man Recently Killed In Arizona: Occupational Struggles Faced By Panjabi Sikh Immigrants
From 7-Elevens to liquor and 99 cents stores, many Panjabi Sikh immigrants build a life for themselves as store workers. Working at these locations gives them a start in America, while engaging with its harsh realities. Regardless of educational background or the pind/shari divide, Panjabi Sikh immigrants...
Gatka
I remember going to Nagar Kirtans and being awed by those doing Gatka (i.e. Sikh martial arts)! Their performances were eye-catching with action, discipline, determination, and spirituality. Watching Gatka helped me connect with Sikh history at a time when there were little resources around me to learn...
Sikh Woman: First Turbaned Pilot In America
The Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) reported today that Arpinder Kaur, 28, of San Antonio, Texas has become the first turbaned pilot hired by a commercial airline in the United States. As a Sikhni, she has helped pave the way for both Sikh men and women who wear a dastaar/turban to fulfill their passion...
Sikh Women: Sukhmani Sahib Clubs And Intl Day Of Peace
Is your mom chapter president or a member of the local Sikh womens Sukhmani Sahib club? Many Sikh women (generally those with Auntie status) are commendably coming together to form small groups who go to each others homes about once a month to do Sukhmani Sahib da paat to help bring/remember peace....
High School Panjabi Classes
Langa(w)riters have posted in the past on issues surrounding the preservation of the Panjabi language here, here, and here. Be it anywhere from Panjab to North America, the preservation of the Panjabi language is intimately tied to the preservation of a Panjabi and Sikh heritage. For example, in a recent...
Sikh Women At The Bristol Gurdwara: We’re Not Going Anywhere
In a recent post, Camille asked important questions around growing Sikh female leadership/representation, rather than just managing it. At the heart of leadership in any organization is decision-making. A critical component of growing Sikh female-leadership/representation is giving access to decision-making...
Jessica Alba and Batnaa
So its wedding season for many Panjabis in the Diaspora and one key product commonly used across South Asian groups is batnaa (the yellow mixture used on a groom/bride a day before the wedding to clear up the complexion). Guess what? Jessica Alba is now on boxes of Batnaa! When I saw this I laughed...
Punjabi: The Secret Language
A couple of weeks ago while driving with my friend Rajpreet, I started speaking Punjabi in the middle of an English conversation. I was caught off-guard by Rajpreets response, why are we speaking the secret language when its just us two in the car? Rajpreet for some reason thought we only spoke...
Turbans For Non-Sikhs: Just Part Of The School Uniform?
Many of us have taken part in discussions on how the turban is being commodified and a target for hatred. Understandably there is a strong religious argument for why a turban shouldnt become another fashion accessory or replaced with a beanie. This argument is anchored in the Sikh meaning of the turban....
Avneet And Her Bandook
As some of us shoot rifles as a recreational activity, while others view them as a defense plan or just admire the way rifles look, it was nice to come across a Punjabian, Avneet Kaur Sidhu, an international rifle shooter, who excels at using them as part of a sport! According to the The Tribune, she...
Mawaa Thandiyaa Chawaa
On this Mothers Day lets celebrate by listening to Punjabi musics tributes to our mothers! To start off, I would like to share a BEAUTIFUL song by Gurdas Mann, Mawaa Thandiyaa Chawaa. There is also the song, Maa, sung by Malkit Singh with the beautiful line maa daa rishtaa sab toau sachaa ...
This Is The Life Of A Little Girl Who Will Soon Enough Be A Woman One Day Or Another
We know the Britney Spears and Miley Rays of Hollywood tremendously influence the lives of our pre-teen and adolescent girls. The voices we keep hearing on television are those of white, multi-generational American, and suburban teens. Their experiences are being boxed and represented as THE experience...
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