2009

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Udham Singh’s ‘Heer’ on display

Udham Singh’s ‘Heer’ on display

The original copy of the “Heer”, owned by Shaheed Udham Singh, was put on display at Ghadari Museum of Desh Bhagat Yaadgar Hall – the torchbearer of the Ghadar movement and its ideologies. A rare possession, the book has been displayed in a glass box for the public ahead of the 18th Gadhari Mela, beginning [...]

Love Jihad

This heading immediately caught my attention in the morning newspaper. It is the name of an organisation active in the Indian State Kerala with the agenda of converting young girls to Islam. Muslim boys woo non-Muslim girls and convert their religion by faking love for them. We heard about this method being used in UK [...]

Maharaj Ranjit Singh (British Library)

Lessons from the war in Afghanistan

The policy was strikingly simple: invade Afghanistan, overthrow a factious theocratic regime in Kabul, install a new western-friendly ruler, maintain civil discipline with an occupying force for an indeterminate time and retreat victorious with a new strategic ally in place.

Loss of Heritage through Kar Sewa wale Baba

Recently a Sikh aptly commented that historical Gurdwaras in Punjab are marble’lous. The old architecture of Nanakshahi brick, simple square building of Gurdwara has been replaced by huge rectangular marble building with a raised platform for Parkash at its one end. This reconstruction of Gurdwaras has raised a new breed of Kar Sewa wale Baba. [...]