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Art & Culture of the Diaspora

Ranjit Singh's Kohinoor, taken from his 9-yr-old son (Duleep Singh) by the British in 1847, and later reduced to a 105-carat oval because of superstitions, is now on the Queen Mother's Crown.
Everywhere -
Thou art the Exalted One
Thou art Supreme
Thou art the Sun
Thou art the Moon ...
Thou art all
Guru Gobind Singh, Jaap, 119
India: Censorship by the BJP/RSS Batra Brigade: <br />Part Two

India: Censorship by the BJP/RSS Batra Brigade:
Part Two

America has also seen unsuccessful Hindu attempts to censor books in a manner alarmingly similar ... WENDY DONIGER
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In The Land of Intolerance: <br />30 Years After 1984

In The Land of Intolerance:
30 Years After 1984

Freedom of expression and of information will always be the world’s most important freedom. SARBPREET SINGH
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Sikhs, Jews and God

Sikhs, Jews and God

Like tefillin, tallis, tzittzit, and the mezuzah, symbols are used to remind Sikhs of the right path. DIANE WEBER BEDERMAN
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Sting Operation Reveals Delhi Cops, Government Colluded During 1984 Anti-Sikh Pogrom

Sting Operation Reveals Delhi Cops, Government Colluded During 1984 Anti-Sikh Pogrom

The interviews reveal how an entire police force not only failed to act, but colluded with the government of the day ... THE TIMES OF INDIA
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Desperately Seeking to Stem His Political Slide, Prime Minister Claims Britain is a Christian Country

Desperately Seeking to Stem His Political Slide, Prime Minister Claims Britain is a Christian Country

"David Cameron is sowing sectarianism and division ..." JOHN BINGHAM
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India: Censorship by the BJP/RSS Batra Brigade: <br />Part One

India: Censorship by the BJP/RSS Batra Brigade:
Part One

One Bangalore law firm issued a legal notice suggesting that the Penguin Books logo be changed from a penguin to a chicken. WENDY DONIGER
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Sikh-American Teens Bring School Together with Punjabi Dance Night

Sikh-American Teens Bring School Together with Punjabi Dance Night

"He was only out for his morning walk, the same walk he had taken for years..." DIANA MARCUM
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Let Us Talk About Your Book: <br />Arvind Pal Singh Mandair - <br />"Religion & The Specter of The West" <br />Part XIV

Let Us Talk About Your Book:
Arvind Pal Singh Mandair -
"Religion & The Specter of The West"
Part XIV

At first I thought it was a case of mere misunderstanding of the key themes of my book ... Q & A with Author by SIKHCHIC.COM
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sikhchic.com online poll: What are your views on gun-control?

  • Citizens should have the freedom to buy and own any guns they want.
    Our laws have gone too far -- we need to curtail public gun ownership.
    Guns should be completely banned ... except for military, police, and valid rural, protective and sports usage.
One Dr Prabhjot Singh Assailant Arrested: <br />The Roundtable Open Forum # 118

One Dr Prabhjot Singh Assailant Arrested:
The Roundtable Open Forum # 118

"We are part of a country that itself is grappling with a lot of dissonance and really a need for social healing ..." NEWS REPORT & INTERVIEW
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A Leader Let Down by His Party and His Country: <br />Manmohan Singh

A Leader Let Down by His Party and His Country:
Manmohan Singh

Manmohan Singh has failed to defend himself vigorously. This, I believe, is because of his modesty. MARK TULLY
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Hana Kaur and Her Culture Club

Hana Kaur and Her Culture Club

Hana Kaur is the driving force behind the school’s new Cultural Awareness Club, and her leadership sends a subtle message. PAMELA CONSTABLE
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Gurdwaras Organize Bone Marrow Drive

Gurdwaras Organize Bone Marrow Drive

The chance of finding a matching donor within the community is far smaller than if you were from a Caucasian background. HARRY KEMBLE & SUNHAIL PATEL
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My Loving Husband: <br />Karpal Singh

My Loving Husband:
Karpal Singh

“Inside the envelope was a little card with a drawing on it. It started off with ‘To my girl in blue’ ..." CHIN MUI YOON, et al
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Mela Phulkari

Mela Phulkari

Conceptualised by Harinder Singh & Kirandeep Kaur, the power-couple behind the “1469“ stores, it celebrates the traditional embroidery of Punjab, ANANYA BHATTACHARYA & AAKRITI SAWHNEY
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The Mullock Auction Sword Has No Connection With Maharaja Ranjit Singh: <br />Says Sikh Museum Curator

The Mullock Auction Sword Has No Connection With Maharaja Ranjit Singh:
Says Sikh Museum Curator

Somewhere and somehow, inexplicably, the jump was made by someone connecting this sword with actual ownership by the Maharaja ... SANDEEP SINGH BRAR
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The Solidarity of a Centenarian: <br />The Spirit of Fauja Singh at The Boston Marathon

The Solidarity of a Centenarian:
The Spirit of Fauja Singh at The Boston Marathon

The Sikh community of Boston will be represented by a flag that Harmandar Singh will carry, signed by the Sikhs of Boston. SARBPREET SINGH
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Ranjit Singh's Kohinoor, taken from his 9-yr-old son (Duleep Singh) by the British in 1847, and later reduced to a 105-carat oval because of superstitions, is now on the Queen Mother's Crown.

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