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  1. Ah the Daily Mail, they can't even do basic mathematical calculations correctly. Sikhs according to LFS are up +1.2% in 2010 compared to 2004 not -1.2%. Jokers.
  2. Anything with high vitamin C. I'm no doctor/viad so be careful
  3. http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/638/imag0359s.jpg/ http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/98/imag0358f.jpg/
  4. Any way of getting hold of the book without visiting, I dont think I will get time! I'll see what I can do
  5. Appreciated OSingh1 Ji, totally agree with you.
  6. Did you reply to ask which ones SGPC dont want digitised?
  7. The Golden Temple of Amritsar: Reflections of the Past Date: 14 July 2011 Time: 10:30 AM Finishes: 25 September 2011 Time: 5:00 PM Venue: Brunei GalleryRoom: Brunei Gallery Exhibition Rooms SOAS Type of Event: Exhibition 'The Golden Temple of Amritsar: Reflections of the Past' will be the first major exhibition on one of the world’s most beautiful and iconic buildings, one which is both the epicentre of the Sikh faith and a place of pilgrimage for followers of other traditions. It is also the first major Sikh exhibition since the V&A Museum's 1999 'The Arts of the Sikh Kingdoms'. Organised by a leading voluntary heritage organisation, the UK Punjab Heritage Association (UKPHA), this groundbreaking show will trace the temple's history, beginning with its origins as a place where the Buddha once meditated, to its role as the inspiration behind a guerrilla insurgency against foreign invasion that eventually led to the establishment of a Sikh empire in the 18th century. Spies & Raconteurs, Diamonds & Destruction The exhibition will bring to life a bygone era when the Sikhs vied with the Mughals, Afghans and British for control of the land in and around present day Afghanistan, Pakistan and North-West India. On show will be a range of beautiful artefacts, photographs, paintings and engravings enhanced with extracts from fascinating eyewitness accounts from, among others, European spies, travellers, artists, memsahibs and raconteurs who visited the shrine in the 19th century. Historically important objects from this period that will be on show include stunning battlefield weapons, jewellery worn by Rani Jindan, mother of Maharaja Duleep Singh (1838-1893), the last Sikh king of Lahore, and a receipt for the Koh-i-Noor, the world's largest diamond which now has pride of place in the Crown Jewels, but whose own ancient legend prophesied the rise and fall of every empire in whose hands it fell, from the Afghans to the Sikhs through to the British Empire. Swordplay & Scholarship Five one-day symposiums will feature a range of international expert speakers who will explore themes of development and history, art and architecture, hospitality and classical learning, martial traditions and classical music. A lavish book accompanying the exhibition will feature approximately 500 of the earliest images of the Golden Temple dating from the 1820s to 1959 along with extracts from over 70 eyewitness accounts. Symposium ticket bookings: info@ukpha.com http://www.soas.ac.uk/gallery/gallerygoldentemple/ Info on the talks: http://gt1588.eventbrite.com/
  8. One of the best discussion threads in a long time...thanks all.
  9. "Clinics from Punjab were boasting that they had 10 years' experience in eliminating girl children and inviting parents to come to them." Shocking, sickening, what can you say.
  10. India's 2011 census shows a serious decline in the number of girls under the age of seven - activists fear eight million female foetuses may have been aborted in the past decade. The BBC's Geeta Pandey in Delhi explores what has led to this crisis. Kulwant has three daughters aged 24, 23 and 20 and a son who is 16. In the years between the birth of her third daughter and her son, Kulwant became pregnant three times. Each time, she says, she was forced to abort the foetus by her family after ultrasound tests confirmed that they were girls. "My mother-in-law taunted me for giving birth to girls. She said her son would divorce me if I didn't bear a son." Kulwant still has vivid memories of the first abortion. "The baby was nearly five months old. She was beautiful. I miss her, and the others we killed," she says, breaking down, wiping away her tears. Until her son was born, Kulwant's daily life consisted of beatings and abuse from her husband, mother-in-law and brother-in-law. Once, she says, they even attempted to set her on fire. "They were angry. They didn't want girls in the family. They wanted boys so they could get fat dowries," she says. India outlawed dowries in 1961, but the practice remains rampant and the value of dowries is constantly growing, affecting rich and poor alike. Kulwant's husband died three years after the birth of their son. "It was the curse of the daughters we killed. That's why he died so young," she says. More here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13264301
  11. Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; Where there is sadness, joy O divine Master, grant that i may not so much seek To be consoled as to console, To be understood as to understand, To be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we recieve; It is in pardoning that we are pardoned; It is in dying to self that we are born to eternal life. Saint Francis of Assisi
  12. I'm on it. Will let the board know what I find out.
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