An Uncommon Road is an uncommon book, dispelling enduring myths about Canada’s Sikh community

An Uncommon Road By Gian Singh Sandhu. Echo Storytelling Agency, 238 pp, softcover On this weekend when the largest Vaisakhi celebration has taken place outside of India—in Surrey, British Columbia—there’s no better time to reflect on the remarkable rise of the Sikh community in Canada. Sikhs have been at […]

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CityViews: As City’s Sikhs Celebrate, They Hope for New Action to Stop Bullying

CityViews: As City’s Sikhs Celebrate, They Hope for New Action to Stop Bullying

Mayor Bill de Blasio visits the Gurdwara Sikh Cultural Society in Queens in 2017. Surveys indicate that Sikhs in New York City suffer widespread harassment. April is the holiest month on the Sikh calendar, and on April 28th more than 50,000 brightly costumed Sikhs will celebrate Vashaki (also called […]

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Sikh outreach in Camden offers monthly meals, more

Sikh outreach in Camden offers monthly meals, more

CAMDEN – The Sach Khand Express rolled into Camden on a warm Saturday morning, coming to a stop on the same block as New Jersey Transit buses and RiverLine, and PATCO Hi-Speedline trains. People were lined up in anticipation. But this wasn’t a train to some South Jersey or […]

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Protest over detention of Scots Sikh Jagtar Singh Johal

Protest over detention of Scots Sikh Jagtar Singh Johal

A protest was held in London to coincide with a visit from the Indian prime minister Supporters of a Scottish man detained in India on suspicion of murder have staged a protest in London. Jagtar Singh Johal, from Dumbarton, was arrested in Punjab last November. Campaigners said the 31-year-old […]

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Sikh Australians and their contributions celebrated in new Perth monument

Sikh Australians and their contributions celebrated in new Perth monument

Taje and Nikki Singh are young Australian Sikhs who are proud of their ancestors. Sikhs have been part of Australia’s rich multicultural history for almost 200 years but their stories have been seldom shared or celebrated. While many monuments honour colonial pioneers, there’s little to recognise that Sikhs, originally […]

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