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Re-Discovering The Unknown: #WorldWar I’s #SouthAsian Soldiers In The #US #Military

An aspect that I found intriguing while documenting the individual backgrounds of these soldiers was that almost all of their registration cards listed their race as Caucasian, and not as Indian, colored, black, or some category used today. After the First World War,…

Theresa May honours #Sikh soldiers – and helps prepare chapatti for #Vaisakhi

During the visit, members of the Sikh community in the West Midlands had a chance to meet and speak to the Prime Minister. She paid her respects by bowing to Guru Granth Sahib Ji, the religious scripture of Sikhism, and…

#Oregon declares April as #Vaisakhi month

Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed a proclamation on Monday declaring April as “Sikh American Community’s Celebration of Vaisakhi month” and noted that the community continue to make great strides towards security religious liberty as patriotic members of the US Armed…

#Homelessness and how we can help

I turned around, and there was a homeless person approaching me in the alley behind the Salvation Army kitchen in Dallas… Before we continue the story, a primer – what causes homelessness, what are the stats nationally, what is being…

Why #American #Sikhs Think They Need A Publicity Campaign

The ad, which aims to tackle misperceptions of Sikhism, shows Sikh men and women speaking about how values of their faith — tolerance, religious freedom and gender equality — align with American values. According to Gurwin Singh Ahuja, the executive…

Experience of a non-Sikh with the 5 Ks

I didn’t sleep well last night. Today is my last day as an honorary Sikh and I feel as if I’m floating between two worlds. We’ve talked about how jarring each transition is, but it’s especially difficult with a faith…

Sikhs building new house of worship in Euless

This article appeared in the Ft. Worth Star Telegram on August 24th.  It isn’t unusual for people to drive from surrounding cities to worship at Gurdwara Sikh Sangat, a Sikh temple that is outgrowing its building on West Euless Boulevard. On…

Thoughts from Sikh parents

From the SALDEF newsletter:  Sikh American Parents Offer Inspiration The Center for Asian American Media, CAAM, and Hyphen Magazine asked Asian American fathers to write open letters to their children in honor of Father’s Day. Three Sikh American dads–Mandeep Singh Dhillon,…

The Sikhs who saved Parmesan

What do Punjab and Italy‘s Po Valley have in common? More than you might imagine, which explains why immigrant Sikhs from the Indian state became the backbone of Italy’s most famous cheese-making industry. On the flat plains of the Po…