Vishavjit Singh, Sikh Toons, and the Manhattan Gallery
Vishavjit Singhs work hardly needs any introduction in Sikhdom. Since 2003, his Sikhtoons have become ubiquitous on those webpages where Sikhs are found. It was the events of 9/11 that first pushed this Sikh activist and 1984 survivor to tell his story and the stories and thoughts of so many more...
Punjab Bandh – A Nation Never Forgets – 1984
On Tuesday (November 3rd, 2009), various Panthic groups (‘radical’ Sikh organizations, if you follow Indian newspapers) called for a peaceful shutdown of stores, businesses, and state services to protest the continued impunity in which the perpetrators of the Indian Government-orchestrated...
An interview with Bhindranwale’s son
History often remembers transformative figures through the public images they become. Glimpses and insights into their private lives are rare. So an interview with Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale’s son is a rare treat. Ishar was just five years old when Jarnail Singh Brar was anointed the 12th...
1984 Remembrance Marches in California
Through Sukhmani Sahibs, conferences, scholarships, film festivals, floats, and even ongoing camps, the Jakara Movement adds the next event to its on-going Remember 1984″ campaign. This November they begin their Remembrance Marches. 25 years ago there was a government-sponsored pogrom in Delhi...
Sikhs remember 1984 this November
In keeping with a spirit of Remembrance and quest for Justice as the 25th anniversary of the Nov. 3, 1984 pogrom in Delhi nears, don’t miss out on these East Coast events! Many events have been held nationwide this past year- educating and inspiring young generations of Sikhs. We are getting better...
Night of the Demons – Sikhs Remembering the Delhi Pogroms of 1984
20,000 Butchered in Delhi 25,000 Made “Disappeared” in Punjab A Community Bruised A Diaspora Tarnished STILL WE RISE A Nation Never Forgets Remember 1984 On The Langar Hall, the fight for justice is rarely far from our minds. While justice remains elusive and mass-murderers promoted, the...
Sukha & Jinda
Guest blogged by: Amol Singh Harinder Singh Jinda and Sukhdev Singh Sukha were hanged to death in Pune Jail for the assassination of General Arun Vaidya, the architect of Operation Blue Star. In the wake of their impending hangings, Sukha and Jinda sent an open letter to the President of India in which...
One Panth
Tragedies have a way of uniting people. As did 1984 for Sikhs. In the 25 years since, divisions have again formed in the panth. But a great new initiative in Toronto is asking people to put aside the differences that keep us apart and unite in remembering 1984. [Hat tip: Mapleleaf Sikh]
And Still We Will Fight
Despite tanks rolling into the Gurus Court (Darbar Sahib) When a Singhs head, becomes hunted as a sport (Delhi 1984) Despite Kaljug sitting on his throne supreme When the world trembles from tyrannys regime And Still We Will Fight Although hardly a newsflash, last week a Delhi Court acquitted three...
Lahir 2009: The Movement Has Only Begun
This past Saturday night, twenty artists from all over the country took to the mic in front of a packed and energetic crowd at the University of Maryland for Lahir 2009. It was a powerful evening of remembrance and reflection to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the 1984 Sikh Holocaust, organized...
Sikh Folk Hero Fired
In a previous blog, I wrote about Jarnail Singh Journalist Sikh Folk Hero. I also mentioned about his action as an act of rebellion that needs the support and institutions to become a revolution. In this post, he, himself, needs support. Unfortunately this week, as he flung his shoe demanding justice,...
Why We Remember 1984
Joint post by Mapleleaf Sikh, Sundari, Jodha, Camille, Phulkari, RP Singh, Reema It has been 25 years and we remember. On this day we remember; in this week we remember; in this month we remember; in this year we remember. On June 6th we stopped to remember the recent chapter in the history of the Sikhs. When...
When Lions Roar: The Kids Are Going To Be Alright
It is often said that a revolution begins not with the sword but with the pen. However, last Friday night in a packed banquet hall in the Toronto suburb of Malton, I witnessed a revolution begin with the microphone. At an event entitled “When Lions Roar”, fantastically organized by the Sikh...
How 1984 Has Since Affected Sikhs
This week I came across a couple of interesting stories out of the UK about how 1984 has since affected Sikhs. BBC Asian Network is currently previewing a radio documentary, hosted by Pops from Tigerstyle, discussing the impact Operation Bluestar has had on British Sikhs. The documentary discusses...
This Is Who We Are
In remembrance of the 25th anniversary of the Darbar Sahib attack, I’m re-posting a piece I had written for sikhchic.com‘s “1984 & I” series: This Is Who We Are Years ago, I was giving a local church group a tour of our Gurdwara.While I was showing them around the langar...
Sikh Events on 1984
As we like to keep our readers updated, I wanted to let you know about some current events that you shouldn’t miss as well as some programs and resources that you can do with your own family and friends in your hometown. The Jakara Movement conference: “Remember 1984: Reflect. Respond. React.“...
When Sikh Lions Roar in Canada
June soon approaches and many in the Sikh community will take the time to remember the events beginning in 1984. While some traditional sites of remembrance, mainly Gurdwaras, will continue to fulfill their duties to celebrate those that gave their lives and remember those families devastated by the...
Sukhmani Sahibs for the Sikh Shaheeds
In The Langar Hall, we do our best to keep you up-to-date with the latest 1984 events. From conferences, to concerts, if its happening, well post it. With the 25th commemoration of the Ghallughara, a great initiative called ‘Sukhmani Sahibs for the Sikh Shaheeds‘ (being held the first...
Do the Right Thing: Kudos to Pioneer Bhangra
In all honesty, I have grown tired of bhangra. Gone are my days of competing; gone are my days of organizing; gone are my days of even caring. Still sometimes there are things that are newsworthy and call for praise and attention. This is one such story. The Pioneer Bhangra competition, hosted by CSU...
Silencing truth through rape; an inquiry of the Sikh struggle survives
Cynthia Mahmood, author of the groundbreaking work, “Fighting for Faith and Nation,” just published an incredibly personal and powerful account of her rape and assault, possibly by Indian police, in an attempt to silence her anthropological work on Sikhs in Punjab in the early 1990s. Luckily...
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