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  1. So, is this your opinion? Why did you post this video - I looked briefly through it, and I had to search what 'incel' means "Incels are members of an online subculture who define themselves as unable to find a romantic or sexual partner despite desiring one, a state they describe as inceldom. Self-identified incels are mostly white, male, and heterosexual."(wikipedia)
  2. Any useful books in English? My Gurmukhi is very elementary Thanks
  3. https://www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk/news/sikh-support-campaign-ilford-1-5783383 ‘A wake-up call’: Deaths of homeless Indians in Ilford prompts Sikh community to launch new campaign PUBLISHED: 16:05 16 November 2018 | UPDATED: 16:35 16 November 2018 Aaron Walawalkar (L-R) Sodhi Singh, 50, died on Saturday, November 3. Kawal Singh, 61, died on August 27 this year. Charity worker Tahir Butt fears Bhulpinder Singh, 59, may share their fate without urgent government action. Photo: Anja King Ten people have died homeless in Redbridge since October last year – six of them from India, trapped for years in a bureaucratic limbo. A community campaign is being launched to stop them dying on our doorstep. Atam Academy's co-founder Mankamal Singh. Photo: Tajpal Dhamu Campaign Sikh Support aims to provide the borough’s Punjabi rough sleepers access to temporary accommodation, addiction and immigration support by bringing together a number of initiatives. As The Recorder reported earlier this month, Indian nationals – predominantly Sikh Indians from the Punjab region – make up the majority of those dying on the streets of Redbridge. It’s a wake up call,” said campaign co-founder Mankamal Singh. “I think we, the Sikh community, have let things slip a bit in east London. “Many of the rough sleepers who died are well known to us. We know their faces and we have been seeing them for the last 10 years on the street.” At a funeral service for rough sleepers who died in the past year - held last Thursday (November, at St Martin-in-the-Fields in central London – nine out of 170 homeless mourned had the surname ‘Singh’, Mankamal highlighted. That amounts to more than 5pc, while the London-wide Sikh population is only 1.5pc. “It does not take a genius to recognise the disproportionality in these deaths,” Mankamal added. “This is not a statistic to be proud of.” Mankamal said that community groups like Seva, the Sikh Empowerment Voluntary Association, have been doing great work feeding the homeless every week in Ilford town centre. But he added: “We know that more is required than just food.” Many of the Indians sleeping rough in Ilford share similar stories - trafficked to the UK around a decade ago, exploited by the black market construction trade and now aging, ailing and afflicted with addiction. They lack the documentation needed to return home but they cannot work or access services in the UK either - a situation known as having “no recourse to public funds”. To address this, Sikh Support is working to foster support and raise funds for Project Malachi – which aims to create a temporary hostel out of recycled shipping containers in Chadwick Road. It is also forging links with organisations in west London and Birmingham to provide rough sleepers with an alcohol addiction treatment service, akin to the AA’s 12-step programme, in Punjabi. Finally, the campaign will be teaming up with Sikh Council UK to arrange Punjabi-speaking caseworkers for support rough sleepers in Ilford who wish to return to India do so. The council has been appointed by the Home Office to repatriate people across the country through the Voluntary Returns Service (VRS). Find out more at sikhsupport.org.uk or on Twitter at @SupportSikh or Facebook. If you are interested in volunteering or partnering with Sikh Support email sevadar.ilford@gmail.com
  4. https://www.timesnownews.com/the-buzz/article/two-muslim-sisters-met-their-sikh-brother-for-the-first-time-since-1947/321566 Ulfat Bibi and Mairaj Bibi met and hugged Beant Singh for the first time in over seven decades. Before the partition, the siblings lived with their family members in Paracha village near Dera Baba Nanak. But when they were migrating to Pakistan, the partition violence separated the two sisters from the brother. The sisters had managed to settle with the family in Pakistan. Beant Singh, however, couldn’t cross the border and remained in India. For more than 70 years, Beant had been in touch with Ulfat and Mairaj through letters. But recently, he finally met them in person after he travelled to Pakistan as a part of the Sikh Janta (group) from India. Ulfat Bibi told Express Tribune that she will now be allowed to travel to India to meet her sister-in-law and other family members. According to reports, the sisters also appealed to the Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to extend Beant Singh’s visa. The reunion comes after Pakistan and India decided to open the Kartarpur corridor.The move is intended to facilitate the visit of Sikh pilgrims to Kartarpur Sahib.
  5. Interesting topic and posts, can anyone recommend any good books too?
  6. I will be taking a sabbatical from work for 3-4 months from February. I would like to use this time to go abroad from the UK, to India or America (somewhere warm preferred) and spend some time with a sangat or Mentor-type person - I would like to do things I have never done before like martial arts/shastar vidya, learn how to live in rehit of Gursikhs, learn more bani If anyone can give any suggestions for sources that can help, would be much appreciated. And yes, I do need to do this as a camp type thing at least in the short-term, and I want to use my sabbatical time well. I would consider the UK also, but would like to use the time to get away from here Any suggestions are welcome. I do not need to (or want to) work during this time - I have been saving carefully for many years.
  7. The link is your original post doesn't work. Where did you read this?
  8. *FOR UK SANGAT* Baba Ji is currently in the UK, and from 4th-17th September will be doing katha 7:15-8:15pm at Dashemesh Darbar Gurdwara, 99 Rosebery Ave, London E12 6PT. PM me if you need Baba ji's number
  9. Interesting. Surely the reason that (espeically) 1st and 10th Guru travelled so far, and established Gurdwaras in these places is that one day, Sikhi will spread far. Maybe now we don't have free access to Gurdwaras in Pakistan for example, but in the future, the situation will somehow be very different,
  10. I too am planning to visit in the next few months, maybe stay for 2-3 weeks. I have always stayed with relatives in Ludhiana or Jalandhar. My main issue would be sorting accomodation so I can be more independent. I plan to start in Delhi (can stay with relatives there for a few nights). From there, in no particular order, I wish to visit some of the following at least: -Damdama Sahib -Mukstsar Sahib -Hazur Sahib - Gurdwaras around Patiala - Gurdwaras in HP and Haryana Anyone able to suggest how I go about doing this?
  11. I think this applies more to USA than Europe/ UK
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