London — A deep gloom has settled in here: Europe’s glory days, it’s feared, are over. Private bank excesses and public-sector legacy costs are poised to drag the continent — and America — down for generations. Only India and China are seen as the rising stars in the global firmament. Their young economies have stalled [...]
Free trade is the litmus test of economic reasoning. It has been ever since David Hume wrote his 1752 essay on commerce. Foreign trade, by its imports, furnishes materials for new manufactures; and by its exports, it produces labour in particular commodities, which could not be consumed at home. In short, a kingdom, that has [...]
Later that year when the Queen of England visited India, she expressed her desire to pay homage at Darbar Sahib (Golden Temple) and the Jallianwala Bagh Memorial. But Gujral tried his best to persuade her to cancel the visit. Jallianwalla Bagh Memorial was built in honor of all Punjabis who were massacred by Genral Dyer on the day of Baisakhi, April 13, 1919.
On November 11, 1987 he was arrested by the central reserve police (CRP) after a raid at his house in Amritsar two days before his marriage to Rajwinder Kaur, the daughter of a well-respected and prominent farmer of Lohara Partapappura village on the Jalandhar Nakodhar road.
Colonel G.B. Singh, holds the distinction of being one of the few high ranking Sikh officers in the U.S. Military. He comes across as a man that stands defiant of the odds against him, and unafraid to speak out against commonly accepted thought and practice.
Traditional subsistence cultures are seen as inadequately ‘productive’ and socially anachronistic, as a diversity of cultures named indigenous share the ongoing reality of cultural and physical genocide. International institutions and national governments polarize the debate, as they claim to represent the nation and its best interest, and assert that the resisting disenfranchised are anti-nation, anti-development, anti-technology.
Take the case of Sultana Begum. Did Sikhs ask for her to apologize? Not that I know of. She was not the person who perpetrated atrocities against Sikhs. She had nothing to gain by apologizing. She was not standing for public office.
We congratulate you for achieving a new pinnacle in your already distinguished career. With immense optimism we welcome the news of your appointment as Prime Minister of India. We are sanguine foremost because of your competence and integrity, and only secondarily because you are a Sikh. With your remarkable appointment as the Prime Minister of India, we are hopeful that India will be more faithful to the rule of law.
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the founding chief of Hizb-e-Islami, is the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s most wanted Afghan warlord who carries $25 million on his head. He used to be the Central Intelligence Agency’s blue-eyed boy during the United States’ proxy war against the Soviet Union in the 1970s and 1980s.
It was the first demonstration of its type by the Shias in the history of the country. Following this, the Anjuman Sipah-e Sahaba (later called the Sipah-e Sahaba Pakistan or SSP) was set up in 1984, with the support of the then Pakistani establishment, in order to counter the rising force of certain Shia groups, who were said to have been backed by the Iranian intelligence.
However, when his work was subjected to in-depth scrutiny, he took it as a personal attack on him. Instead of responding to the criticism of his work in a professional manner — through publications or defending his work at conferences and seminars — he started attacking his critics through decoys- his students and supporters.
Management is a systematic way of doing all activities in any field of human effort. It is about keeping oneself engaged in interactive relationship with other human beings in the course of performing one’s duty. Its task is to make people capable of joint performance, to make their weaknesses irrelevant – so says the Management Guru Peter Drucker.
A journalist searches for truth and stand for truth and justice, whereas a businessman’s goal is to expand his business to increase profits. Journalistic ethics are not compatible with business ethics, as in business it is the bottom line which matters, whereas in journalism truth is the bottom line.
This is the message from the Pope to Sardar Tarlochan Singh, Chairman National Commission for Minorities (India) regarding the proposed ban by French authorities that would force Sikh students to give up wearing a turban, which is an integral part of the Sikh identity.
Family and campaigners of missing Briton Surjit Kaur Athwal, have welcomed Jack Straw’s commitment to now raise Surjit’s case directly at a senior ministerial level with the Indian government.
Sir, I am speaking and building up my case to be separated from the Hindu Marriage Act and by so doing, why should the Congress people always oppose us? You have trespassed into our Golden Temple, you have destroyed our culture, you have committed our genocide.
In the civil portion of International Law, the role of World Trade Organization is commendable, and it must be strengthened. It is unfortunate that Nuremberg Tribunal, even though it did an excellent job, could not transform itself into a credible and Permanent International Court of Criminal Justice.
In sharing our individual and collective Light and Labors in a kindred spirit, we are certain to enhance the promise and gifts of all Americans. The power of our common cause and the transforming spirit of our times must triumph over the formidable negative forces: unfortunate indifference, intolerance and cultural insensitivity, unpardonable ignorance and stereotyping, unfriendly attitudes and discrimination of yesterday.
Humaneness and gestures of charity build bridges between peoples of divers and even hostile persuasions. Mankind needs such bridges more today than it ever before did. We, in India and Pakistan, need them much more. Our tempers are frayed, our moods dark.
A Swiss government agency has approved a $683-million transfer of seized Marcos funds to the Philippine government. The Swiss Ministry of Justice’s ruling paves the way for the Philippine government to begin compensation payments to victims of Marcos-era crimes.
While researching the historical documents, however, I found that Gandhi’s participation had nothing to do with “humanitarian concerns” for Black people. He was more concerned with “allying relationships” with the colonial Whites living in Natal colony.
Another war between India and Pakistan would be physical suicide for Pakistan, economic suicide for India, and a catastrophe for the Sub Continent. The ordinary people of India and Pakistan have realized the truth of that statement.
Lawmakers have dismissed allegations from an opposition senator that the husband of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo illegally embezzled at least P270 million in campaign contributions. The House’s deputy speaker, Raul Gonzalez, cited insufficient evidence in rejecting Senator Panfilo Lacson’s allegations against the First Gentleman.
While Pakistani and Indian hawks, who pose as strategic analysts and experts, loudly trumpet that deterrence has been proven to work, events since 1998 have completely falsified their predictions. Their published claims had been that overt nuclearization would create a stable balance of terror, making it impossible for either country even to think of attacking the other.
Life is a flowing stream. It goes on in Chapters. Various chapters may be delightful or sordid and even deadly. Unless we close the chapter, we cannot move on to the next chapter and on with the life.
First, allow me to bring some background. I’m Anglo-Saxon with Irish-German-French-Portuguese blood who has recently become Amritdhari on January 25th of 2003. My knowledge of Punjabi language is near nonexistent and my knowledge of the Guru Granth Sahib is only a smidgen better. However, my experience both in technology and with many religions combined with my wife’s yearning for the truth in spirituality has brought forth a perspective not often witnessed in the Sikh community.
Most people recognize that a healthy lifestyle is important for a pain free and illness free body and for the long-term happy state of well-being. However, most of us repeatedly choose short-term pleasure or reward while ignoring its long-term impact on the body. How does lifestyle relate to health?
At a recent forum on American Indians in Indiana sponsored by the Central Indiana Community Foundation, one of the presenters greeted the audience in her native language. The greeting translates as “How are you?” and “How strong are you today?” As I thought about this unusual greeting and its possible significance, my mind reflected on other greetings exchanged upon meeting people.