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Their First #Temple Was a Tent. Now #Sikhs Walk #NewJersey’s Halls of Power.

One challenge for Sikhs after Sept. 11 was how often they were being mistaken as Muslim. Some Sikh leaders argued that Sikhs needed to make the distinction clear as an act of self-preservation. But Mr. Bhalla and others strongly rejected…

#Sikh #Truckers in #America

The acuteness of the discrimination was felt more strongly by the first generation. However, the challenges abound even today, says Jasbir Singh: “Even though I started as a mechanic in late 1990s, even then we knew there were certain biases.…

New Jersey Radio Hosts Suspended After Calling Sikh Attorney General ‘Turban Man’

Dennis Malloy and Judi Franco of NJ 101.5’s The Dennis & Judi Show called New Jersey’s Sikh Attorney General Gurbir Grewal “the guy with the turban” and “turban man,” singling out the dastaar religious garment worn on his head Source: New Jersey Radio Hosts…

Sutej Singh: The #musician of the moment, the #self-taught guitarist is a true artist of the #internet.

While his music is substantially influenced by sounds from decades ago, in many ways Singh is a quintessential artist of the internet age. The Emerging features collaborations with a host of progressive rock veterans from the UK such as drummers…

Photos show #Indian #soldiers’ lives behind #WorldWar I trenches

Popular cinema suggests that World War I had nothing but a continuous series of soldiers lying in sodden trenches crawling with leeches and lice, who from time to time emerged to shell opposing trenches. This is partly true. Both the…

@NikkiHaley visits #Gurudwara Sis Ganj

On her first visit to India after becoming the US envoy to UN, Ms Haley visited the Gauri Shankar Mandir, Jama Masjid, Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib, and the Central Baptist Church in the morning. Ms Haley, who is a daughter…

Thousands Of #Sikhs Around The World Distributed A Pink Drink Yesterday, Do You Know Why?

As temperatures soared, yesterday, June 16, the community offered sweet pink refreshments to everyone in the area in celebration of a special Sikh day. ‘Chabeel’ is when a sweet non-alcoholic drink made of rose-water syrup, ice and milk is distributed.…

‘I call it #recycling’ – unusual partnership develops between #Sikh community and retired #CookIslands women over sacred cloth #NZ

Rumala Recycling Rumala sahib are beautiful fabrics, of which hundreds are offered up as altar cloths every month. The cloths, used in religious ceremonies ranging from “a few minutes” up to several hours, are then packed away to be disposed…

Video: It’s Jagmeet Singh vs Navneet Bains, Canadian Prime Ministerial aspirants, on the dance floor

What unites them, of course, is that both are part of the South Asian community in Canada, whose causes they serve irrespective of their political affiliation. So when the Seva Food Bank – a service run by Sikhs to ensure…

Into the limelight: #Sikh #truckers in #America

I grew up with 9/11 happening when I was in high school,” says Landis, who runs his independent business in a 1999 Peterbilt cabover. “I’ve always been pretty closed-minded about anyone who wears a turban or looks remotely anything like…