Issue 24 - May 2006
This paper was completed while conducting research on Sikhs in Britain at Oxford University. The essay discusses the growing involvement of British Sikhs in domestic politics and covers their immigration patterns to the UK.
Even after 58 years of freedom, India still lives in different centuries. On the one hand, is the India of the affluent, of those who have had the benefit of modern education and are intellectually and materially empowered and on the other is the India of those who live under conditions of poverty, deprivation, squalor, illiteracy, ignorance, intolerance and prejudices?
Dalits in rural Sindh face other forms of oppression similar to their counterparts in India. Village eateries have separate utensils for Dalits, and small towns have separate Dalit restaurants. Generally, ‘upper’ caste Hindus and Muslims do not eat food prepared by Dalits and cases of Dalit women being kidnapped by landlords are common.
Philippine political leaders have refuted a highly critical editorial published in the New York Times which suggests President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is leading the country away from democracy and back to the authoritarianism of the Marcos era. The editorial, titled “Dark Days for Philippine Democracy”, was widely condemned by government figures following its publication on April 5.
The Senate justice and human rights committee ruled the president’s use of Proclamation 1017 last February to shut down media outlets which criticized the government was both unconstitutional and illegal.
There’s no doubt about it, making ends meet is tough. And getting ahead?—well, for any Canadians, that’s a desperate dream for tomorrow when every day brings the reality of mortgage payments, car loans, lease payments, large credit card balances, and other demands on your hard won earnings.
Himmet Ali stopped and stared. In front of him the huge fort of Lahore loftily peered down at him. The red brown walls were one hundred feet high, with the entrance sitting between tow tall circular towers. They looked like large flat planks strapped together with tow huge cords of stone. The gate’s mouth beckoned him. He looked up at Satwant for his approval.
Marsh and Patty have chatted online for several months in an America-On-Line chat room before having the following conversation: “Marsh, you ought to write a book on education. It would be a smash hit with parents.”
The bird was identified as a hanging parrot or Colasisi. Its distinctive features include bright green feathers, blue plumage on its thighs and throat and a scarlet-orange head and tail. The Philippine forest mouse is characterized by large eyes and ears, a long tail and brown fur. It subsists on insects and seeds.
She presents her music with a deep sense of reverence. Snatam is modest and approachable, unassuming, and friendly. Her contagious optimism captures the imagination and attention to her words, message of peace, and music as a shared and precious human legacy.
The history of Indian nationalist movement witnessed many important features in the first two decades of the twentieth century, which were aimed at revolutionary conspiracies with a view to overthrow the British Government in India by violent means. Massive studies on the theme from the Indian National Congress point of view, have concentrated more on leading Congress personalities during this phase.
Sikhism has been distorted in literature largely because of the influence of Vedantic philosophy to represent it as part of Hinduism. Now some Christian theologians are using this flawed literature to compare Christianity with Sikhism despite the fact that Aad Guru Granth Sahib (AGGS) is the only authentic source to understand Nanakian Philosophy
Now a days most commercial preachers and self styled religious leaders are plundering with both hands and pushing the innocent masses towards destruction of their faith. And the greatest tragedy is that knowledgeable people have become silent spectators of this degradation.
Reverend Zekveld and G.B. Singh discuss the Old Testament prophecy about the coming of Jesus.
The five khands represent five different aspects of God-consciousness (Cosmic-consciousness), not five different stages of spiritual development in ascending order as described in earlier interpretations. Similarly, panch in Dharam Khand means five categories of people divided by the caste system.
On Vaisakhi day of April 2006 we commemorated the 307th anniversary of the creation of the Khalsa Panth. Vaisakhi of 1699 A.D. is unique to Sikh Nation — the only Nation in history having her birthday to celebrate
The recent three orders of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) – the Government of India human rights watchdog, extol the abuse and defy commiseration for humane law in the book of justice. It has been more than 10 years since the NHRC was created, around the time when the Indian police was carrying out mass cremations of innocent young Sikh men primarily between the ages of 20-35.