My favorite Sikh bureaucrat

Harpal Singh Kapoor, Director of Miami-Dade Transit, must be the coolest bureacrat in all of Florida. At a recent office party he not only showed off some mad bhangra skills, he taught his non-Punjabi colleagues some skills too, to the beat of a live dhol.

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I know there are some purists in the audience who think that bhangra might not be a good way to promote relations with Sikhs because it’s Punjabi culture, not Sikh, etc. … but I disagree.

Music and dance are a universal language. Kapoor probably already knows his office staff, and so he’s not a stranger to them,but unless they do bhangra in the office, they probably don’t get a chance to connect acrossthe conference table like you canin response to the beat of adhol. Connecting on that most basic human level, in response to music, reminds people that underneath our exteriors we’re all the same. And if they DO do bhangra in the office, then I’m moving to Florida to join their staff.


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6 Responses to “My favorite Sikh bureaucrat”

  1. Vizio says:

    That was awesome and truly put a smile to my face. Call it a dionysian move, but that's really cool.

  2. Vizio says:

    That was awesome and truly put a smile to my face. Call it a dionysian move, but that’s really cool.

  3. BUCHANGI says:

    RESPECT ,

    Good for cohesion.

  4. BUCHANGI says:

    RESPECT ,

    Good for cohesion.

  5. P.Singh says:

    Reema,

    That was awesome. I'm betting that anytime these people in the video see a turbaned Sikh, they're going to associate him with the good vibes created by Mr. Kapoor. Now that is effective outreach. Very cool.

  6. P.Singh says:

    Reema,

    That was awesome. I’m betting that anytime these people in the video see a turbaned Sikh, they’re going to associate him with the good vibes created by Mr. Kapoor. Now that is effective outreach. Very cool.