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  1. source: http://www.panthic.org/articles/2445 WHAT'S BECOME OF LANGAR AND HOW TO REVIVE THE ORIGINAL SPIRIT ? BIBI GURMIT KAUR, ATLANTA When Guru Nanak started the tradition of Langar upon his return to Kartarpur; it was meant to be its literal meaning: ‘The Anchor’ to bind the community together under the principles of Vand Chakna . A simple diet of produce and water which would not only satiate the basic dietary need of the visitors, but of the needy, the servers and the Guru alike in their physical, mental and spiritual quest. Guru Ka Langar since then embarked on its journey en
  2. source: http://www.tribuneindia.com/2009/20090531/main3.htm HC: Courts can decide religious conflicts ‘Unshorn hair essential component of Sikhism’ Saurabh Malik Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 30 A Full Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today held that courts could enter into “religious thicket” in case of a conflict. Comprising Justice JS Khehar, Justice Jasbir Singh and Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal, the Bench also concluded that “maintaining hair unshorn was an essential component of the Sikh religion”; and that admissions under the Sikh minority community quot
  3. http://www.financial24.org/economy/newsmaker-indias-reluctant-king-set-to-become-pm-again/ The Reluctant King NEW DELHI - Described as a "reluctant king" in his first stint as India's prime minister, the quietly-spoken 76-year-old Manmohan Singh has defied critics to emerge as one of India's most successful political leaders. Singh's Congress-led coalition headed to a clear victory on Saturday over the opposition Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party-led alliance. His coalition was about 20 seats short of a parliamentary majority, better than his first 2004 victory. No othe
  4. source: http://news.guelphmercury.com/article/472386 In the name of God People of virtually every religion have committed violence but a prominent professor argues separating religion, politics isn't answer Mirko Petricevic Mercury news services - Saturday, April 25, 2009 WATERLOO When Mark Juergensmeyer jetted off to India to investigate the reasons for the spiral of bloody violence between Sikhs and Hindus during the 1980s, he was unexpectedly whisked back to his youth in the American Midwest. In his research Juergensmeyer, a sociology and religious studies profess
  5. source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/...how/4437647.cms TIMES OF INDIA PM no Sikh, says SGPC chief Makkar 23 Apr 2009, 0432 hrs IST, Khushwant Singh HOSHIARPUR: Whipping up a huge row on Manmohan Singh’s Sikh credentials and in an attempt to counter the Congress party’s propaganda on projecting the prime minister as representative of the community, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandak Committee on Wednesday said the PM is not a Sikh, triggering angry protests from Congress leaders. SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar, who said “Manomohan Singh is not a Sikh’’ and kep
  6. FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Sikhs all over the world celebrated "Vaisakhi" on April 14, 2009. Besides remembering the past history and achievements, what legacy are we leaving for the future Sikh generations and the World ? Harbhajan source: http://www.sikhism.com/future Future of Sikhism Mankind's religious future may be obscure; yet one thing can be foreseen. The living higher religions are going to influence each other more than ever before, in the days of increasing communications between all parts of the world and branches of the human race. In this coming religious debate, the Sik
  7. Indian politicians demand protection from flying shoes Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:08pm BST By Bappa Majumdar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's politicians contesting in the general election, fearful of shoes hurled at them by disgruntled voters, have asked for more security and are erecting metal nets at rallies. Lal Krishna Advani, the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate was the latest politician to be at the receiving end on Thursday, as an angry party worker threw a slipper at him during an election meeting in a central state. The slipper missed Advani, but was eno
  8. FURTHER INFORMATION: Sikhs Proclaim No War Jagmohan Singh - World Sikh News The 36 Sikh organisations which submitted the Appeal American Gurdwara Prabandakh Committee, Anti-defamation Sikh Council for Freedom of Khalistan, USA, Baba Banda Singh Bahadhur Society Abbotsford, Canada, Council of Khalistan, Dal Khalsa International, UK, Daljit Singh Bittu, Presidium Member, Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) (Panch Pardhani), Punjab, Dr. Amarjit Singh, Director, Khalistan Affairs Centre, Washington DC, USA, Gurdwara Sahib Kalgidhar Darbar, Abbotsford, Canada, Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh D
  9. Pakistan, India urged to spare‘Sikh homeland’ in case of war By Our Special Correspondent LONDON, Jan 27: In a significant development, a broad-based coalition of leading Sikh organisations, based in the Indian state of Punjab as well as representing the worldwide diaspora, has formally asked India to remove all its nuclear weapons and facilities from the ‘Sikh homeland’ and called upon both India and Pakistan to undertake not to target the territory in case of war.A delegation of leading UK-based Sikhs delivered a document setting out their demands to the Indian and Pakistani high
  10. source: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/...lt-charges.html Sikh priest faces sex crime and assault charges in Kelowna Monday, January 12, 2009 - CBC News A Sikh priest in Kelowna ( B.C. Canada ) is facing charges involving a sexual relationship with a teenage girl and the beating of his wife. Police say Lukwinder Singh, 29, faces charges of sexual assault and sexual exploitation of a minor involving a sexual relationship with the girl that began in October 2007 when she was 15. Police said the girl was not Sikh, but was being helped by the congregation at the temple.
  11. So Large a Tent On My Mind / Columns Date: Nov 17, 2008 By I.J. Singh - The past often looks rosy. Or so we think when we step back into the past, when childhood seemed innocent, and homes and neighborhoods idyllic. Many modern commentators on Sikhism, too, seem to fall into a similar time warp, but they do have a point. When the Gurus walked the Earth, Sikhs seemed idealistic and unmatched in the pristine purity of their faith. The message of the Gurus attracted both Hindus and Muslims – members of the two dominant religions of the day in India. Even during the immediate pos
  12. http://worldsikhnews.com/12%20November%202...ust%20Sweep.htm How Hope and Change Must Sweep The Sikhs? From The Editor’s Desk - WORLD SIKH NEWS WASHINGTON / AMRITSAR: Sometimes, datelines in newspapers can give a clue to the route the thought travels. If our thoughts travelled from Washington to Amritsar, obviously you know what these might be about. Who did not in this wide world spare some time after Barack Obama's victory to think how it will affect his life? Naturally, each community, Sikhs being no exception, did ask themselves as to what lessons they need to learn from an
  13. source: http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/story....73-6d4cbabe6cd3 U.S. military can regrow human limbs, organs 'Nanoscaffolding' has succesfully regrown fingertips and organs on test subjects Vito Pilieci Canwest News Service Friday, November 07, 2008 OTTAWA - American military researchers say they have unlocked the secret to regrowing limbs and recreating organs in humans who have sustained major injuries. Using "nanoscaffolding," the researchers have regrown a man's fingertip and the internal organs of several test subjects. The technology works by placing a v
  14. http://www.worldsikhnews.com/5%20November%...20We%20Must.htm SIKHS: Change We Must Kalam Nishan Singh The Indian Nation State is luring the Dalit domain into similar mainstreaming. Barack Obama refused to be “mainstreamedâ€. He called for Change, and showed that he is the Change. We have to be made of different stuff than we are out to fight against. It is here that the lessons of an Obama win lie for Sikhs and for the marginalised Dalits, the Blacks of India. Thomas Jefferson made a promise in 1776. This was a promise of a free world. Thomas Jefferson also owned slaves. Thi
  15. source: http://www.tribuneindia.com/2008/20081104/punjab1.htm#2 Jathedar dispels doubts about Dasam Granth Varinder Walia Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 3 The Jathedar of Takht Hazur Sahib, Giani Kulwant Singh, in his message delivered from Nanded today, called upon the Sikh sangat not to raise any objection over the authenticity of the Dasam Granth. The message, delivered on the tercentenary of Parlokgaman (when Guru Gobind Singh left for heavenly abode), the Jathedar claimed that the Dasam Granth was the creation of Guru Gobind Singh. He said Guru Gobind Singh was c
  16. source: http://www.southasiapost.org/2008/20081031/analysis.htm Killing fields of daughters Indians pay lips service to gods and goddesses Gobind Thukral - South Asia Post - October 31, 2008 MAN has made great strides in science and technology. He has not only touched moon, but has made tremendous progress in producing food, inventing new medicines and with better health care is increasing life span. Distances amongst the continents have shortened and man flies much more than the speed of sound. Look around how we travel, dress and then observe the means communication and television
  17. Hazur Sahib has unique maryada Varinder Walia Tribune News Service Hazur Sahib, October 29 Maryada (Sikh code) does not allow the Jathedar of Takht Hazur Sahib to leave Nanded till death and he has to be a “brahmchari†throughout life. As per two-century-old maryada, the Jathedar, Giani Kulwant Singh, can’t attend the meetings of Akal Takht though he nominates his second in command (vice-Jathedar) to attend the meetings of Sikh high priests at Akal Takht. Though the first ardas in the wee hours is performed at Takht Hazur Sahib for allowing the Sikh community to do a pilgrimag
  18. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Chandig...how/3641701.cms Bewitched: Exotic brides and no prejudice 26 October, Jaspreet Nijher, TNN THE TIMES OF INDIA CHANDIGARH: Just as that swanky car makes the turn around the bend, you catch a glimpse of a fair woman, foreign and exotic, snuggling up close to the driver, often bearded and obviously Sikh, but sometimes just Punjabi. In what can be seen as the reverse fascination of an increasingly self-assured Orient with the Occident, there are more foreign brides now than ever before in both Punjab and its capital city of Chandigarh.
  19. source: http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/new...b2-8aa2d39ae56c Use, misuse of sacred texts pondered Canwest News Service; Montreal Gazette Saturday, October 25, 2008 Sikhs invoke the Guru Granth Sahib to justify men wearing turbans instead of hard hats on work sites. Muslims point to the Qur'an as proof the prophet Mohammed wanted women to dress modestly to avoid the gaze of men. Christians quote apocalyptic passages from the New Testament to say global warning is unavoidable. All are examples of how age-old scripture is used -- or misused -- to dictate behavio
  20. http://space.newscientist.com/article/dn15...moon-probe.html India set to launch its first Moon probe 21 October 2008 NewScientist.com news service Padma Tata, Chennai A week ahead of the festival Diwali, which is celebrated with fireworks and lights, the Indian Space Research Organisation is planning its own rocket show. On Wednesday, ISRO is set to launch an uncrewed spacecraft to map the Moon in more detail than ever before – a far cry from ISRO's beginnings in the 1960s, with a church in Kerala as their first office. India's maiden Moon mission Chandrayaan may have cost
  21. In Honour of Guru Gaddi Divas - October 20, 2008, TEN minutes "youtube" presentation of Waheguru Waheguru Naam Simran Shabad Kirtan: Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HJT7zv-9rY...feature=related With Divine Love & Blessings of Waheguru Ji, Harbhajan
  22. It's balle balle time at Canadian Parliament SIFY News - Thursday, 16 October , 2008, 14:25 source: http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=14778408 Toronto: It is balle-balle time for Canada's over half a million Punjabis as all the nine Indian-Canadians elected as MPs in Tuesday's election are of Punjabi origin. In fact, the new parliament now has three turbaned Sikh MPs as Tim Uppal of the ruling Conservative Party joins Gurbax Malhi and Navdeep Bains of the opposition Liberal Party in the 308-member House of Commons. Uppal, the 34-year-old Canadian-born property investor, h
  23. SPECIAL NOTE: The following information is provided "as an educational tool" in response to the news article: http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news...1c-652650424188 source: http://www.indolink.com/printArticleS.php?id=022405023333 Kirpan(Sword) in Sikhism - A Symbol of Benevolence and Dignity by: Dr. Sawraj Singh, MD, FICS -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kirpan, which can be literally translated into sword, has a much deeper meaning in the Sikh religion. It consists of two words, Kirpa and Aan. The word Kirpa mea
  24. source: http://www.indianexpress.com/story/353008.html To save the girl child, the Golden Temple lends its shade Harpreet Bajwa - The Indian Express Posted online: Monday, August 25, 2008 Chandigarh, August 24 It's a unique message: save the girl child, save the environment. And it’s originating from the holiest Sikh shrine, in a state with one of the lowest sex ratios in the country. Beginning August 27, all women devotees at Amritsar’s Golden Temple will be given a sapling free of cost to be planted back home. Called Nanhi Chaanh (small shade), the ingenious scheme w
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