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  1. What do all of you think of the World War 1 memorial project? Anglo-Sikh heritage ran by Harbinder Rna are calling it a "separatist" memorial. ASHT want an "Indian" one. This is more than enough reason to donate and create a SIKH ONE! The kickstarter are half way there, so few more days to donate left... https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2057591483/ww1-national-sikh-memorial
  2. Armed Forces Sikhs have launched a fundraising campaign to create a world war one memorial for Sikhs. A worthy cause to support and spread Sikhi parchar far and wide: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2057591483/ww1-national-sikh-memorial
  3. There's a new book on Saragarhi battle: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Saragarhi-The-Forgotten-Battle-ebook/dp/B00F4KPSIK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381059074&sr=8-1&keywords=saragarhi Readin it on ebook - it's really good but builds up a lot about why Sikhs fought 4 England. Also says UNESCO claim is wrong, does any1 know if it true??
  4. Here's a video and new book about Saragarhi!
  5. Turbanology: Guide to Sikh Identity By Jay Singh-Sohal Product Description“Turbanology: Guide to Sikh Identity” explores the significance of the Sikh turban, or Dastaar, giving insight into to what Sikhs consider their crown. This Guide catalogues the significance of this unique and distinct identity for Sikhs and explores how the community’s physical appearance has historically evolved. Today, there are many growing misgivings about this aspect of Sikh identity and what turban-wearers represent. “Turbanology" dispels the myths in an exciting and engaging manner to unravel the true meaning of the Dastaar. Available in print worldwide and on Kindle ... international copies and bulk orders can be accessed via new website and free online exhibit: www.turbanology.info Direct UK link here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Turbanology-Guide-Identity-Jay-Singh-Sohal/dp/0957054017/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358172787&sr=8-1
  6. This guy Param Singh doesn't stop! Still doing media interviews and biggin himself up after appearing on Take Me Out. He was on BBC WM last night ... this time he flapped after being questioned by Jay Singh-Sohal the author of the new "Turbanology: Guide to Sikh Identity" book. Check it out - SCROLL TO 1:14 ON SHOW PARAM SINGH FROM TAKE ME OUT MUST LISTEN TO INTERVIEW http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p012t626
  7. there's a new book explaining all this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Turbanology-Guide-Sikh-Identity-ebook/dp/B00AB23VLM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1354106813&sr=8-2 Mistaken Identity And Human Rights Breeches At Centre Of New Book On Sikh Identity Issues of mistaken identity that have led to race hate crimes, such as the innocent shootings of worshippers in Wisconsin last August, are at the centre of a new book being published by Dot Hyphen Publishers. “Turbanology: Guide to Sikh Identity” unravels the meaning of identity for Sikhs and chronicles the significance of their symbols of faith at a time when they have become misunderstood. The book aims to tackle such ignorance by providing – for the first time – a narrative history of the turban, which has been an integral element of Sikh identity since the founding of the faith by the first Guru Nanak Dev ji in 1469. The issues affecting Sikhs worldwide today have been researched and written by journalist Jay Singh-Sohal who has spent the past three years working on raising awareness of Sikh identity through the “Turbanology” Arts Council project. He recently lent his expertise in the BBC1 documentary: The Story of the Turban. “Over the past decade there’s been a decline in how much people understand about why Sikhs look different and it’s manifested itself in horrific ways. Sikhs have been verbally and physically abused, called names such a ‘terrorist’ and ‘bin Laden’ and suffered because of it. There’s been a rise in racially motivated hate crimes in Britain, Europe and the United States – most recently in the shocking killings in Wisconsin at a Sikh place of worship. Even in India, young people are turning away from the physical essence of their faith in order be less conspicuous.” “Turbanology: Guide to Sikh Identity” raises awareness of Sikh identity for a non-Sikh audience as well as helps young Sikhs take pride in the ways they look different. Keeping hair is an important part of Sikh observance as it shows submission to the will of God. The book also addresses increasing issues of human rights breeches when it comes to security at European airports. In 2010, EU regulations were introduced which enabled the manual searching of turbans resulting in Sikhs travelling through Europe being harassed and disrespected. It includes eminent scientist Shaminder Singh Puri who is currently fighting a case against the Polish Border Guard Service for a breach of his human rights after he was made to remove his turban and place it on a security scanner. He will hear on 21st December 2012 whether he has won: "This book is a much awaited resource of very useful information that needs to be made accessible to the general public, but more importantly to those in responsible positions who need to make decisions concerning the well-being of diverse communities." Singh-Sohal says: “I wanted to tackle this issue head on by writing about why Sikh identity is so distinct and unique. The aim is that by compiling a guide in this way for the first time, we can raise more awareness about the importance of Sikh faith principles as well as how the community worldwide is being affected.” The book will be released on Amazon Kindle and the Kindle app for mobile devices on 1st December 2012 – followed by the print edition a month later.
  8. always with the conspiracy theories - oh no the media must be against sikhs! fact is the piece is written objectively, manmohan singh attending is part of that story as is the delhi sikhs protesting. if you want to know just ask @skynewssingh on twitter who wrote the article. because he put it up there we've all taken notice and so has the bbc and other channels.
  9. @SkyNewsSingh 3 fmr Sikh mayors admit defamation after alleging 5 men at Leamington Gurdwara misled community - ordered to pay legal costs of +£300k
  10. check out this young sikh tying turban - pls share with all, best video i've come across: and for inspiration, the #myturban project from "turbanology" is here: www.youtube.com/dothyphenproductions
  11. i agree this is an old story - but one which has done maximum damage in the press to the sikh community. i think he should have been more responsible, and realised the damage this would do. doesn't mean he shouldnt do his voluntary work, but had savy about giving bad name. dont think people will want to know him anymore now this has blown up. a pity. he did lots of good work promoting posh sikhs.
  12. BUSINESS SECRETARY TO DELIVER KEYNOTE SPEECH AT ERNST AND YOUNG TO CELEBRATE VAISAKHI 2012 The Business, Innovation and Skills Secretary – Dr Vince Cable MP – will deliver a Keynote Speech at Ernst &Young on Tuesday 10th April 2012 to mark the Sikh festivities of Vaisakhi. The theme of the launch evening is “How Sikhs contribute to prosperity in Britain” and prominent British Sikh business leaders will also share their insights into how the Sikh ethos is proving successful in difficult economic circumstances. Dr Cable’s attendance comes as Ernst & Young host a special week-long programme of events in conjunction with Dot Hyphen Productions; to mark celebrations of the 313th anniversary of the creation of the Khalsa Brotherhood. Entitled “Turbanology at Vaisakhi” the week will feature the Arts Council exhibition “Turbanology: Sikhs Unwrapped” which promotes the meaning of the Sikh Turban (an important symbol of the faith) through art and film. Speaking about the event, Amarjit Singh, partner at Ernst and Young said: “April will bring an exciting week of activities, providing an opportunity to recognise the contribution of Sikhs to the UK economy and showcase our leading entrepreneurs. Fostering such a diverse workforce is core to our corporate culture and is increasingly becoming a business and social imperative in modern Britain. It is vital that we draw on the widest range of talent and viewpoints available.” It’s the first time the “Turbanology” exhibition is being held in Central London. Exhibition Director and Event Host Jay Singh-Sohal said: “Bringing the art exhibit to a prestigious corporate venue in April is an ideal opportunity to celebrate the Sikh contribution in Britain – especially economic - at such an important time in the Sikh calendar. It also presents a moment to reflect on the community’s achievements in reaching new heights in British life.” After Tuesday’s keynote launch, two further special evening events will be held. On Wednesday a Sikh classical music and Kundalini Yoga workshop will enable attendees to experience the tranquillity of the Sikh way of life. On Thursday special guests will delve into the issue of “How Sikhs are perceived in media and abroad” with film presentations by the BBC and award winning artists The Singh Twins. ***ENDS*** Notes: Venue address: Ernst and Young, One More Place London, SE1 2AF Closest Tube station: London Bridge All event reservations are by RSVP only to: EYSikhGroup@uk.ey.com Throughout the week from Tuesday 10th to Sunday 15th April the exhibition will be on public display between 9am to 5pm. Event enquiries and media bids to Ernst & Young media relations: Rosanna Lander - 0207 951 6430 For further information about “Turbanology” contact Dot Hyphen Productions: 07908 22 6667 press@dothyphen.co.uk Stills images will be available from the launch event. All YouTube footage is subject to a fee. Dot Hyphen Productions maintain all rights and copyright over production and footage. please sangat attend and show your support at this corporate event - first time for vaisakhi and open to the public! RSVP to: eysikhgroup@uk.ey.com
  13. Turbanology, Dastaar awareness: www.youtube.com/dothyphenproductions And new #MyTurban videos: www.youtube.com/dothyphenproductions/#MyTurban Turbanology Dastaar awareness: www.youtube.com/dothyphenproductions And new project www.youtube.com/dothyphenproductions/#myturban
  14. A new initiative from the highly succesful "Turbanology" project - to raise awareness about Sikh Dastaar. Please respond on Youtube and Twitter positively to the campaign - organisers want people to post their own videos in response. Immediate Release 1st March 2012 BRITISH SIKH STARS SPEAK OUT ABOUT THEIR TURBAN IDENTITY This Friday 2nd March sees the launch of a new series of short videos highlighting the importance of the Turban and personal experiences of British Sikh stars, personalities and successful professionals. Contributors to the “#MyTurban” series include Hardeep Kohli (comedian), Kulveer Ranger (London Mayor’s office), Amardeep Singh Dhanjal (magician), Jay Singh-Sohal (Sky News), Jassi Sidhu (singer) and Fauja Singh (100 year old marathon runner); as well as role models from public life and the business world. The series is an initiative by the Arts Council exhibition, “Turbanology: Sikhs Unwrapped” and comes as the project prepares to be hosted by Ernst and Young in the City in April 2012 – to mark the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi. Speaking about the film series, contributor and host organiser Amarjit Singh (partner at Ernst and Young) said: “The #MyTurban series is an innovative way to promote the fantastic achievements of British Sikhs – who have become successful in so many different walks of life. We look forward to sharing their stories and celebrating the contribution Sikhs make to prosperity in Britain this April.” In the short films, contributors give insight into what their Turban identity means to them, their practical experiences of working in diverse industries and how they hope to inspire others to maintain their Turban and uncut hair – key symbols for the Sikh faith and community. Describing in one word what the Turban means to them, Kulveer Ranger said it represents “confidence” while Hardeep Kohli stated the colours he proudly ties stand for the “Punjab” and its vibrancy. Jay Singh-Sohal added that it was “pride” in being upstanding while music producer Satinder Singh (DJ Stin) said it was his “crown”. Short films in the #MyTurban series will go live every Friday (beginning today) in the lead up to the 13th April celebrations of the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi on the Dot Hyphen Productions Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/dothyphenproductions/#myturban Further details about Ernst and Young’s “Turbanology at Vaisakhi” event, including guest speakers and public opening times; will be released in due course. ***ENDS***
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