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Family Structure




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Sikh Protests Against Mixed Marriage

Here is an interesting video of a radio show discussion about Sikh protests at mixed marriages in Gurdwaras.


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Oldest Marathon Runner Hangs up his Boots

Fauja Singh, the worlds oldest marathon runner at 101 years old, has finally retired from running. BBC News

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UK PM visits Amritsar

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has visited Amritsar to pay his respects to those killed in the 1919 massacre. BBC News Article

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Top Site!

English Sikh has been named as one of the top 101 sites for Sacred Texts by Master in Divinity, the online resource for degrees in Religious Studies. You can see the full list here: http://www.mastersindivinity.org/sacred-texts.html 

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Happy Diwali!

Today is Diwali, the Hindu “Festival of Light”. It is often widely celebrated in Sikh cultures to remember the release of Guru Hargobind by the Mughal Emperor Jahangir.

The Swastika is an ancient Hindu symbol representing auspiciousness (seen in the picture above).

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Bhai Jaspal Singh

Bhai Jaspal Singh was killed recently by police in Gurdaspur, Punjab while protesting at a Gurudwara. He was apparently trying to prevent members of the right wing Hindu organization Shiv Sena from burning an effigy of Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana, a Sikh political prisoner who is on death row for the alleged assassination of the former Chief Minister of Punjab state, Beant Singh (a purported perpetrator of mass genocide of Sikhs in the 1980s).

You can show unity for the family of the teenager by emailing condolences to: send_letters@rocketmail.com – these will then be hand-delivered to the family in Punjab.

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The Turbanizer

Ever wondered what you would look like in a turban? Well wonder no more – there is an app for that! You can visit the webpage here: http://turbanizer.com/ or download the “Turbanizer” app from the iTunes store.

Using the app, you can upload a photo of yourself and within seconds see what you would look like with various styles of turbans! All good fun…

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