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Why do Sikhs celebrate Diwali? They are actually celebrating Bandi Chhorh Divas

Why do Sikhs celebrate what is known as a Hindu festival? (Picture: Getty Images) Diwali is often referred to as the ‘Hindu Festival of Lights’ but it is also celebrated by Sikhs and it is an important day for those … Continue reading

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Sikh temple opens in Westboro

WESTBORO – When Manohar Singh Grewal helped establish the New England Sikh Study Circle in 1968, he and the three other members of the group didn’t have a temple where they could congregate. So Mr. Grewal, who immigrated from India … Continue reading

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Scripture, Service, and Being Sikh in West Sacramento

The soaring white domes of the Sikh Temple of Sacramento, or “Gurdwara Sahib”, are a familiar sight to many West Sacramento residents. But for West Sacramento resident Parveen Kaur Tumber , the temple evokes family memories that extend back to … Continue reading

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With Canada’s shifting demographics, Sikh politician’s rise may be glimpse of future

How many American journalists, including the dwindling number of staff religion reporters, are capable of accurately writing about the Sikh faith without first needing to resort to a quick Goggle search? Very few, I’d bet. I’d also wager that Canadian … Continue reading

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Sikh principles Jagmeet Singh should use to modernize our democracy

Shauna Singh Baldwin is an award-winning author. Her most recent work of nonfiction is Reluctant Rebellions: New and Selected Non-Fiction and her most recent novel is The Selector of Souls . Jagmeet Singh, newly elected leader of the federal New … Continue reading

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