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Unpacking the concept of sewa

At its inaugural conference Elevate 2019 held in February, the Young Sikh Professionals Network (YSPN) explored the concept of sewa in a rapidly changing world. Hosting what was described as the “largest gathering of Sikh professionals globally”, YSPN made sure the atmosphere was buzzing – with 165 local members, […]

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No relief for Sikh cyclist on helmet

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to pass blanket orders to exempt a turbaned Sikh from mandatory wearing of safety helmet in a cycling event and turned down the plea to adjudicate whether wearing turban is an essential part of the religion. A bench of Justices S […]

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Amritsar massacre: Why people think Britain should apologise for what happened at Jallianwala Bagh

Indian school girls look at a painting of the martyrs during the 99th anniversary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre (NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images) The event saw a British general order his soldiers to open fire on a group of Sikhs celebrating a religious festival Although 100 years have passed since […]

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Mystic Mantra: Sufi Basant — Mosaic of multiculturalism in India

For Sufis, the celebration of Basant at Dargah Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya has an anecdote. (Representational image) Recently, India’s spiritually-inclined Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and people of other faiths celebrated Basant together at the holy shrine of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia. They offered yellow flowers wearing yellow clothes and garlands to mark […]

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Man Arrested For Assaulting And Pouring Coffee On 7-Eleven Worker, Because He Thought The Clerk Was Muslim

In the middle of last week, a California man was arrested and charged with a hate crime after reportedly assaulting a Sikh 7-Eleven employee, reports Yahoo . The man in question, John Crain, attacked the convenience store clerk on Wednesday, February 13, as shown on surveillance footage. The 7-Eleven […]

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