Protesters to Martyrs – Whither the Sikh Revolutionaries?
Next month marks the two year anniversary since the Shahadat of Bhai Kamaljit Singh. It has been quite some time since I last blogged about Dehra Sacha Sauda and unfortunately maybe I am also guilty of only following the story as the Indian media does or does not. It was at the end of 2007, when this...
A Sikh Woman Warrior Tells Her Tale
Today, I want to share with you, Nirpreet Kaurs story. I highlight her story for 2 reasons. First, as weve discussed on this blog before, the majority of Sikh history as its been documented thus far really is his-tory. So this piece of her-story is a rare gem. And second, too often, we think of...
The Great Sikh Hope
I remember that night…election night, watching on TV students rejoicing in the streets outside of Howard University (a local Historically Black University). I’m not sure how much of it was about Obama’s policy, or just the “historic” nature of the event, but it was all...
A View From Across the Ravi
OR HOW NOT TO PULL A SIKH-RELATED PUBLICITY STUNT I will leave the PR-stunt by Congress heir-apparent, Rahul Gandhi, son of Rajiv Gandhi, grandson of Indira Gandhi, and great-grandson of Nehru and his ill-advised (or rather ill-positioned pagri) to speak for itself. A pictures is worth 1000 words and...
Jarnail Singh Journalist: Sikh Folk Hero
Last week, we saw the birth of a new Sikh folk hero. I am sure the dhadhi jathas (just as Chuck D called rap music the CNN of black people, dhadhi jatha is the CNN of the Sikhs) are already warming up their sarangi and dhad. While other commenters have suggested material reasons for the turnabout in...
Feeling What We Remember
As we remember 1984 through concerts and acts of rebellion, let’s not forget the visceral spirit displayed by Singhs IN that time period. Watch below the original version of a Punjabi kavita sung by Bhai Gursharan Singh during those turbulent times in Manji Sahib Hall located in the Darbar Sahib...
A Tale of a Sikhs Shoe: From Rebels to Revolutionaries
I know many will object to this post and ask how does a shoe bring justice to the thousands that lost their lives in 1984? My reply it doesnt. But what it does do is highlight the farce that calls itself Indian justice. Earlier this week, I wrote about Sikh outrage against the Congress Partys continuance...
Between Badal and Tytler – Sikhs and 1984
As previously discussed, 1984 continues to haunt the psyche of a new generation of Sikhs. As justice continues to be denied to those that faced the Sikhs Kristallnacht in Delhi, the perpetrators of the heinous pogroms continue to roam the streets with impunity and some even continue to be awarded ministerial...
Move The Movement
I know this concert has already been discussed, but the event had been postponed to this coming Friday…and with all the local buzz…it got me thinking about how we remember 1984. The Sikh Student Association here at the University of Maryland, in conjunction with other student groups, is...
Fuss of a Sikh Calendar and Badal in 1984
In time for the beginning of the Sikh New Year according to our own Nanakshahi calendar, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandak Committee (SGPC) has released its annual calendar. In this 25th year of remembering the events of 1984, it is a moment for Sikhs to reflect and take lesson as well as maybe something...
Dont Feel Sorry For Me, I Am The Daughter Of A Shaheed
As the 25th anniversary of 1984 approaches us, TLH posts have covered some activities commemorating this devastating time in our history. My most vivid memories of “1984” are watching Indira Gandhis funeral on television and the border of photos inside my local Gurdwaras Langar Hall of...
How serious are you about preserving Sikh culture?
Michael Singh, a filmmaker, has been attempting for years to finisha documentary on his experiences during 1984. However, without support from the Sikh community (yes, money) he has found himself unable to complete this work. His goalhas beento make a one-hour documentary based on materials he recorded...
Sikhs, Immortal Technique, and 1984
2009 marks the 25th year since the events of 1984. Tragedy and the vibrancy of life mark the story that is 1984 and beyond. There will be many activities I assume over the next few months and I will do my best to stay informed and encourage participation by our readers, writers, and beyond. Last...
CBI collects testimony from 1984 witnesses in US
The dance continues. India’s infamous Central Bureau of Investigation just made a trip to the US to record testimony from two witnesses who identified Jagdish Tytler as an organizer of three days of violence in 1984 against Sikhs in Delhi. A team from Indias Central Bureau of Investigation came...
Sikh Post of the Year?: A Stark Contrast
The Sikh blogosphere is still very young and still in its incipient phases. While one day I hope we will have something like this (ahem, Mr.Sikhnet any takers?), for now, we will try to (at times) highlight some of the best of the blogs. SidhuSaaheb’s blog has been a favorite of mine for years....
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