Lalkaar NY 2014 ReCap
Guestblogged by Jagga Singh. It was a hot June day, and I was stuck in traffic. This was the last place I wanted to be today. As the cars in front of me inched little by little, I imagined myself in my frigid air conditioned room reading a book or watching Netflix. Instead I was sweltering in the heat...
Sikh Freedom Ride: Youth Embark on Caravan for El Paso 37
When most of us imagine what the people inside immigration detention centers in the United States look like, we usually do not think of Sikhs from Punjab. Our Sikh American community — and more broadly South Asian American community — has been reluctant to deeply engage with the harsh realities...
A British Perspective on Lalkaar-CA 2013
Guest blogged by CitizenSoulja, follow him on twitter at @citizensoulja This year I went to the Lalkaar 2013 conference in Davis California. Lalkaar run by the Jakara Movement, a Sikh youth organisation, is now in its 14th year. This was by far the most interesting and inspiring Sikh educational event...
Sikholars London 2013
Guest blogged by Mewa Singh Earlier this year the Center for South Asia at Stanford University along with the Jakara Movement hosted its 4th annual Sikholars Conference (see the recap here).  This successful endeavor bringing the latest academic research with an engaged community audience allows for...
Sikholars 2013 ReCap
Guest blogged: Mewa Singh From February 16-17, 2013, researchers from throughout the world, focusing on Sikh-related topics, came together at Stanford University for the 4th annual Sikholars Conference, hosted by the Jakara Movement. From Europe to Pakistan, from India to Canada, and throughout the United...
Sikholars 2013 – Call For Papers
Guestblogged byMewa Singh Few events are as anticipated as the annual Sikholars conference, held annually in the Bay Area. Now returning for the fourth year, the event continues to grow, generate new interest, and excite Sikh sangats from the Bay Area and beyond. A showcase for young Sikh scholars...
Top 5 Reasons You Should Use Sikhiya: Grad App Service
Guestblogged byMewa Singh Applications are out and will soon be due. Need some assistance? Then here is a service for you! Here are the Top 5 Reasons You should Use the Jakara Movement’s Sikhiya Service: Save money – there are a number of professional services on the market that provide...
Jakara Movement starts Sikhiya: Graduate Application Service
Co-blogged by Sanehwal and Mewa Singh In an easily missed bit of North American Sikh intellectual bloodsport, IJ Singhand a graduate of UC Berkeleydebated ideals about graduate education, the panth, and the academy. It is worth reading through for their different orientations towards the discussion,...
Akal Takht, Caste Gurdwaras, and Pledging Begampura
My last post on the issue of Building Begampura: Confronting Caste raised much concerns and a host of opinions. I am personally committed to raise the voice against apartheid, discrimination, and humiliation that continues to occur in our community due to caste. Since my last post, jathedar Gurbachan...
Bhujangi Youth Academy 2012 – REGISTER NOW!
Last year the Jakara Movement held the first ever Bhujangi Youth Academy camp, aimed at young at-risk Sikh males, ages 13-17. It was a HUGE success. You can see the previous description and reflections write-up from last year. This year the camp is happening again. WHEN: July 15-24, 2012 WHERE: Camp...
Building Begampura: Confronting Caste
Caste is one of those dark secrets in our community. Some defend it as culture, others downplay its discriminatory effects, and some go even as far as to blame the victims of the violence itself. Many have documented the ongoing apartheid that exists in our villages and in our minds. Some scholars...
Sikholars Canada 2012 – Call for Papers
Following the success of the third Sikholars conference in February, the Jakara Movement is allying with the Canadian Sikh Coalition to bring the conference to British Columbia. This unique forum brings together researchers, budding scholars, and community members in conversations about some of the most...
UPDATED: Echoes of New Phases and some Updates
UPDATED: All of a sudden I remembered a video from KPS Gill. Readers on this site are aware of this murderous sadist, but maybe it is still worthwhile to juxtapose his lies with the findings announced this week. All of our attention shifted towards Punjab last week. There was some interesting developments...
SSP Suspended in Gurdaspur due to Sikh Sangat Pressure and Other Updates
News has started to trickle on this day that Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana was initially scheduled to be hung. Due to the stay ordered by President Patil of India, there is an indefinite delay. On Gurdaspur News media are reporting the Punjab Police has suspended SSP (Senior Superintendent of Police) of...
Reflections on Sikholars: Day 2
In a previous post, I reflected on attending the Sikholars Sikh Graduate Student Conference at CSU East Bay in Hayward, California a few weeks ago. I commented on the first day’s presentations and panel discussions and now offer the same for the second day. As before, I will refer to Jodha’s...
Reflections on Sikholars: Day 1
(photo: Twitter user @ksalag) I would like to follow up on Jodha’srecap of thethird annual Sikholar’s conference that took place this past weekend at California State University, East Bay (in Hayward, California).I had attended the previous conferences in 2010 and 2011and was happy to...
Another Sikholarly Success in 2012
This past weekend, CSU East Bays Ethnic Studies Department and Sikh Studies Chair along with the Jakara Movement held its third annual Sikholars Conference. Along with the 11 graduate students from all over North America, nearly 100 community members came together to share and engage in their research...
J.Korps 2011 – SUJH and Border Angels
First off, my sincere apologies to all in delaying the posting of this entry for far too long. Over winter break, nearly 20 students participated in the Jakara j.Korps initiative that seeks to explore the issue of immigration. Here is a photo-essay composed by Josh Singh. During winter break 2011 members...
Sikholars 2012 Abstracts Announced
Since the inception of Sikholars: Graduate Sikh Conference, we have featured it here on The Langar Hall. The past two years have been huge successes and the third year will prove no different. A terrific agenda of evidence and research-based topics, as well as current thinking and new ideas will be...
Breaking the Silence: Reflections on Surat-Lalkaar
I spent this weekend in Fort Lee, New Jersey across the river from Manhattan at the Surat-Lalkaar Conference, “Kaur Voices: Exalt, Express, Empower.” As discussed previously, this event was a new collaboration between organizers of the popular Surat Conference in NY/NJ and California’s...
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