Issue 34 - January 2009
Why do politics, religious bias and ethnicity make men so vulnerable?
Those who are attributing rise of talibanisation in Pakistan to American presence in Pakistan’s backyard are oversimplifying the matter. The over simplification becomes cause of concern when even the anti –Talibanisation elements yield to this view.
This remarkable study, a well-researched critique of government-prescribed textbooks used for social sciences in the state of Rajasthan, seeks to uncover the notion of an ideal Indian that these books propagate.
The British Broadcasting Corporation has formally apologized for a comedy show it aired that offended Filipinos both in the United Kingdom and in the Philippines, the Philippine government stated on 24th October.
The Centre for Research-Action on Race Relations has formally requested the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission review and rescind its ruling in a racial-discrimination case filed by a Filipino-Canadian mother, Maria Theresa Gallardo-Cagadoc, whose son was subjected to discriminatory remarks in a local school.
Book – History of East Indians in America: The First Half-Century Experience of Sikhs, Hindus and Muslims
Today, South Asia is flashing all signs of turning into a battlefield for the most horrific war humanity has ever seen. The leadership of India and Pakistan has mostly been on the edge of escalation of a major armed conflict. It is feared that the third World War maybe fought in the Indus Valley.
One might cry out, humanity is dead if there was any, in disgust and disbelief after going through the events of the partition of the subcontinent. It is hard to believe that hatred and instinctual savagery can derive men to the edge of morality. Politics, religious bias and ethnicity do have the poison to make men so vulnerable that they get ready to put everything at stake.
During the last three months (October to December 2008), I invited scholars via Sikh internet discussion groups, Sikh publications, and direct e-mail to participate in the SikhSpectrum e-Symposium on the Authorship of Dasam Granth.
Guru Nanak originated a unique philosophy during the Period of Renaissance (14th-16th century) when scientists were challenging some religious concepts in Europe. During this period Guru Nanak was challenging the existing concepts about God, heaven/hell, reincarnation/transmigration, idol worship, caste system, astrology, mantra systems, etc. in Southeast Asia.
Jap trails the journey of a person from falsehood to truth. The Guru made it clear in the very first stanza. As we know, God and truth are synonymous in Sikhism.