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  1. When did Trump say this ? And who benefits from a World War ?
  2. What is the significance /meaning of ‘gayatri mantra’ ?
  3. Do you believe everything you hear in the media, without question?
  4. Wouldn’t say that is a good behaviour. we should all respect the land and country where we live
  5. What exactly are you talking about? Terrorist attacks ?
  6. https://www.thelawyer.com/women-against-adversity-im-the-first-afghan-sikh-to-be-called-to-the-english-bar/ “I chose a career in law as I want to use advocacy to engage in work that has a direct impact on the lives of others,” says Meeno Chawla. 12 March 2020 SHARE IT I came from Afghanistan in 1995 to England as an immigrant. The 1989 civil war in Afghanistan had a huge impact on the whole country but particularly for religious minorities. Afghanistan used to have a flourishing Afghan Sikh community but because of continuous marginalisation and discrimination, people left. My parents as well as many Afghan Sikhs left for a better life, which included opportunities and basic rights. Those who remain in Afghanistan continue to suffer and face difficulties through constant seclusion and fear. Women in the Afghan Sikh community have traditionally been homemakers, and this was often reinforced in my childhood by members of the community. In Afghanistan there was a lack of educational and work opportunities for girls, especially those from religious minorities. I live with my parents; they have four daughters. I am the youngest and at my birth there were negative reactions from the community as sons were preferred due to passing on the family name. However, my parents have been extremely supportive with my studies and life choices; they have encouraged me to pursue a career at the Bar. My mother works in a fabric shop, where she reinforced the importance of being independent and pursuing a career despite the odds through hard work. I chose a career in law as I want to use advocacy to engage in work that has a direct impact on the lives of others, because both my family and I personally have experienced being in a position of vulnerability and disempowerment. This is why I wish to pursue a career which involves representing people when their fundamental rights and liberties are at stake. I wasn’t considered the brightest at school and was told by a teacher that I should ‘reconsider a career in law as I wasn’t clever enough,’ but I used this as my motivation to do well at school. During my summer holidays, I did work experience at two law firms to get an insight into the different areas of law and how law works in real-life. I went on to study Law with Criminology at The University of Law. I went to networking events and did work experience at the Courts and mini pupillages to get a better understanding of the profession. I was a case manager on the Innocence Project at university. I worked on a case involving a potential miscarriage of justice for two years. This experience was the turning point for me, where I decided that I wanted to become a barrister and be a voice for those who don’t possess much knowledge of the legal system. After graduation, I decided to volunteer at a charity, which helped people with their housing and debt claims. Later, I joined the Crown Prosecution Service, I was overwhelmed with the knowledge and the high pressure yet fast paced environment, but I loved every moment of it and still enjoy my job today! I work closely with prosecution barristers in preparation of their cases and assist them in court. My work taught me how the Criminal Justice System works and that defendants need a Criminal Justice System which they can trust, and which ensures they are being represented. While working at the CPS, I was studying the Bar Professional Training Course part-time. I decided to study the course part-time because despite a scholarship from Middle Temple, I could not afford to pay the full-time fees. The late-night studying, doubts and stress were worth it because I got through it successfully. In October 2019, I was called to the Bar of England and Wales as the first Afghan Sikh. This was a proud moment for me, my family and my community. I used to question whether I would fit in and soon realised my background is and will always be my strength. My secret weapons are perseverance, hard work and a passion to learn on this ongoing journey. Equality and diversity are critical for the rule of law and professional legitimacy. Barristers represent everyone, and the Bar should be more representative of society. Given my background and unique life-experiences, I want to be part of that process and hope people will choose a career in law despite the odds against them. Meeno Chawla The full Women Against Adversity series can be found here. 12 March 2020
  7. Actually, these posts were found very easily on a basic google search. I am not even member of insta or FB These people clearly do not mind having their photos there! Btw, Tamzin and Isha don't seem very 'Sikh' names
  8. Should langer hall be a place sangat talk/socialise much in the first place? And should we be encouraging Sangat to eat more than basic amounts of food in Langar Hall ?
  9. https://m.facebook.com/cusikhsoc/photos/a.2791531887564602/2791533074231150/?type=3&source=54 https://m.facebook.com/manchestersikhsoc/photos/a.438257013026678/1227358744116497/?type=3&source=54&ref=page_internal
  10. Score to the Godfather part 1 & 2 is quite good
  11. Are you serious? what govt in the world has ever apologised in this way?!
  12. What are you expecting British govt to do ?!
  13. Is it still seen as ‘uncool’ to do well in school? I remember it was the opposite for my cousins in India, who all wanted to be ‘first’ in their class i understand studies and doing well is much more respected amongst peers in private schools in UK
  14. Looking for sarbloh kitchenware. Any good recommendations for buying online (I do not live near any stores that sell)? DTF books website sell https://dtfbooks.com/sarbloh-collection
  15. Someone is downvoting some of the posts here. Wonder who it is...
  16. Like the way you big yourself up there...
  17. But still. I feel very apathetic and uninterested in most things or matters that most other people do not difficult to be positive when I cannot see a future
  18. When I was younger (teenaged) I used to wonder why gurbani would talk of the mind wondering and having 'doubt' about Guru/God etc As we get older is it natural to have this battle with the mind ? Is it the 'innocence' of childhood that means you just have a stronger faith ? Is it because you develop a deeper mind that actually works against your own faith as you get older (I mean say between aged 18+ into middle-age). I'm not saying I am agnostic, but I find myself battling and questioning my mind a lot. Is it because life is 'complicated' at this stage with lots of responsibilities? I have the impression from around age 60+ the opposite happens and the mind becomes more like it was when in childhood Has anyone else found the same, or even completely different ? Which Bani will help my mind stay on track ?
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