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Everything posted by dalsingh101

  1. I've been reading this blog lately. I find it really interesting, partially because it appears that the writer grew up in the same generation as me in the U.K., but also because of the broad, (very pertinent!) discussion taking place. I read a book of selected translations of bani by the author (as well as Christopher Shackle) many years ago, which I thought was refreshing. The way the author (in the blog) juxtapositions and compares experiences of racism in the US (where he now resides and works as a teacher), and deep rooted inequalities in India makes it a compelling read. Check it ou
  2. These contemporary images show the uniform of the Sikh infantry as described in the above extract (for those interested):
  3. There's a serious problem with lack of crop diversity there. The economy seems stagnant. Something like cannabis could easily create new revenues. Or start growing opium to turn into heroin and then throw the packets over the border to give them to55ers a taste of their own medicine. lol!
  4. Outside of potential health benefits, Panjab would do well to jump on this for the economic potential/benefits, no?
  5. I'll probably go for Pfizer when I get it.
  6. I'm adding this contemporary British account to this thread because it seems to support Giani Gian Singh's account of the weaponry and armory of Sikhs during Sikh raj:
  7. Well, from my understanding Gurmukhi is the text/script that most Sikh writings use. But the actual languages within these texts vary enormously and use lots of vocabulary from languages such as Panjabi, Farsi, Braj Bhasha.
  8. They should do this, but I don't think they are particular keen on innovations right now. I spoke to a quite high ranking Taksali giani a while ago (about Suraj Prakash) and he said that they read it in their curriculum, but I was quite surprised to hear that they read a Panjabi translation, as opposed to the original Braj Bhasha text.
  9. My inbox is full up. Can't you say what you want to say in the open?
  10. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9265495/Mystery-plunge-coronavirus-cases-India-baffles-experts-country-recorded-11m-infections.html Why did COVID fail to take off in India and has now collapsed? Mystery plunge in coronavirus baffles experts At one point India looked as though it might surpass US with highest case toll But now country is reporting 11,000 cases a day, compared to peak of 100,000 Scientists have suggested some areas of India have reached herd immunity or that Indians may have some preexisting protection from the virus
  11. It's confusing: conversations I've had in previous years with people from farming backgrounds led me to think that the fixed prices that are paid to them through the government, were the problem because they weren't able to sell at higher prices elsewhere. Fast forward to now, and these laws that seem to be designed to overcome that are the ones being contested?? I understand that given the 80s onwards, Panjabi farmers (and frankly Sikhs in general) are seriously distrustful of the government (and not without good reason). I think we've had too much of a culture of promoting alcohol
  12. It's a broken system by the looks of it. All the young people I've met from this background in India who've reached the UK generally complain about the current set up in Panjab being impossible. The corruption they describe is jaw dropping. Coming to the UK to become a builder (whilst on a student permit) seems like their only strategy to avoid it, and that is an already heavily saturated market. These problems have been long coming. Started with water diversion in the 80s. The failed 'green revolution' which was basically seems like an experiment with genetically modified seeds, a
  13. @Jageera Look at you lol!!! Pathetic. The people who you hate so much have come to your own people's rescue!! It's poetic. BTW, you're the one who sounds like he's been traumatised by a lundh up his bhund. That's why you see kalah lundhs in your nightmares. lol! I'm glad someone spoke up about the farmers protest. And I think in this case skin colour had a lot to do with it, because Rihanna probably has a good idea of what state oppression is, given what goes on in with blacks and the police in the US. So she identified with perceived oppression upon another communit
  14. That's maybe because you are a deluded hypocrite. All you've done for ages was to sl@g off black people like some closet neo-nazi. It's hilarious to see you make a complete u-turn now. lol
  15. People should note that most people seemed indifferent to the Farmer's agitation, and most media outlets seemed to play it down or ignore it. But when someone prominent finally did speak up - it was a black women (Rihanna). I hope even the most dimmest 'son of a farmer' can now plainly see just how much the nation their forefathers fought for in 2 world wars - really 'supports' them, in their hours of need. Not that they shouldn't have twigged that with how Sikhs were left to fend for themselves against mass murder and rape during partition, despite the help previously given to angrezis.
  16. Well, I don't think ANY language from a culture that has interacted with other cultures is immune from taking in 'loan words' from other languages. There are some Persian and even Arabic sourced words in the Panjabi lexicon for example. What I've found (over the last decade or so) is that Panjabi does have quite a sophisticated vocabulary, but the vast majority of Panjabis never use most of this vocabulary in their everyday talk. They've sort of wilfully dumbed themselves down en masse by the looks of it? I'd say the average pendu background Panjabi uses a vocab range that is even lower
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