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16 Responses to

  1. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh.



  2. Cande says:

    Hi Vince,

    I currently attend a Gudwara in my neighborhood. I am not Punjabi! I have Mukti and understand the holy book completely. Because I have blonde hair, they lovingly call me Barbie. Har Har. I am glad that my Gudwara translates the book on video screens for me in English. Yet, the society is very arrogant, I do not get involved in the politics, nor do all but a very small group know that I have liberation. I was thinking about starting an English speaking Sikh congregation. I am exploring the idea it would certainly open this beautifully profound teaching up to those of us that do not speak Gurbani.

    Wahe Guru,

  3. Hi all,

    I wonder whether you can help.

    I am an Assistant Producer for a TV company based in Bristol and we are currently making a new TV series for a national broadcaster which celebrates multicultural Britain through food.

    For the programme, we will be exploring the different cultures and cuisines that thrive throughout the U.K.

    Our presenter, a well known food author, will meet with passionate cooks from various communities in their own homes. They will show him how they make their favourite national dishes, and at the same time, he will learn about any customs/traditions, history, or personal stories connected with the food being made.

    Therefore, I wonder whether you can help at all. We are on the lookout for fantastic home cooks, not professionals (so not necessarily chefs in restaurants – it is not a competition) that can give us a snapshot of the country they have left with the dishes they enjoy to cook for their family, friends and perhaps even the community.

    We need to reach out to the Sikh communities in the U.K to find these individuals and so we are very open to any suggestions or help you have to achieve that.

    Please do let me know if you have any ideas on where we can place an advert (online or elsewhere) and if there are any community leaders or groups we should be meeting? Or upcoming events we should be attending to meet many people and to learn more about how food shapes your cultural identity?

    My email address is – katiebrimblecombe@tigressproductions.co.uk

    Many thanks for your time,

    Warmest regards,

    Katie Brimblecombe
    tigress productions | 1-2 Oakfield Court | Oakfield Road | Bristol BS8 2BD
    T: +44 0117 933 5625 F: +44 (0)117 933 5666

  4. Fiona says:

    Thoroughly enjoying this, as another gori learning punjabi.

    I’d love to chat more if you can by email.

  5. Roop Dhillon says:

    I am the only English Sikh punjabi writer and would like to send you guys an important PDF related to British Punjabi Literature.

    How do I do that?

  6. Mr Gupt Singh says:


    We have just made a youtube video our aim will be to promote a seva. With Guru Jees Kirpa this will be to get sangat to email letter to this email address and sangat from UK and Canada will hand delivery these letters to Bhai Jaspal Singhs mother and father.

    Our aim is to show unity within the Khalsa Panth and somehow ease the burden of a lost son for a mother and father. We have contacted many organisations to promote this and we have has some good response we are hoping English Sikh will be on board.

    This will be to generate as much interest as possible, please feel free to provide feedback, constructive criticism, your thoughts and most importantly if you will help with this seva ?

    Please view our promotional Video below please do not share (yet) as details are to change (spelling mistakes, layout and quality).

    Hope You Can Be Part Of This


  7. Carly says:

    Hi there – I wonder if you could please help me with a couple of Punjabi words? My Sikh friend calls her elder sister’s husband ‘Jeeja’ (is this the right spelling?) but says that out of respect, she is supposed to call him “Bahji”. I can’t find any reference to that on the internet and hope you can tell me if this is the right word? Many thanks! Carly

  8. John Cardoz says:

    Can you send me the highlights of sikhism written by Bryan Wilson on my email address. Do you have english translation of what you call scriptures?
    What is the hope for man in your religion as to why one should do good works, be righteous in all our dealings etc.?

  9. Hi Vince

    Great blog, well done, I enjoyed reading some of your posts.

    Please consider adding me as a Facebook friend find group guruhabit, and add me from the post.



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