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  1. there's no originality, they take hit hip hop tracks, change them up slightly, not enough that you don't recognize what they are, and put some trash lyrics over it, no originality, pathetic message in music, it really is cringe
  2. Was reflecting more on this - and it seems that there are so many minor things that as a collective minority could be done to bring awareness and understanding to Sikhi. Knowledge is power. Spreading that knowledge in a consistent way, keeps the script in check. One doesn't need to be visibly Sikh to be charged as an 'ambassador' for Sikhi, however if all the sehajdari Sikhs felt empowered to communicate and educate, or even passively correct misperceptions when they arise amongst the general public, we will have informal controls to set the narrative for Sikhi in the eyes of non-Sikhs. Th
  3. For example - in the spirit of equity/diversity/inclusion, companies are sending announcements and social media posts to include the celebration of Ramadan this year with Easter. However where is the mention of Vaisakhi? And if there is a mention of Vaisakhi, what you see is 'the harvest festival', the 'Sikh new year', and no mention of the birth of the Khalsa...? It starts at home though for sure, because there are a lot of 'Sikh' who don't know their own history, and can't articulate it to others as a result. A first easy step is to equip all 'Sikhs' or those who may not call themselves
  4. Caveat: this is a broad observation and being framed on an anecdotal basis I'm finding in North American western media, there does not appear to be very much mention of Sikhi among the world's largest religions whenever a discussion of religious relativity occurs (ex. comparative stats for religions, interfaith discussions etc.) I always see a reference to Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, however very little mention of Sikhi amongst the grouping of major world religions. I find it concerning as Sikhi is visibly distinct, there are many Sikh-related issues which
  5. Call me skeptical, however this looks like another step in appropriation of Sikhi by Hinduvta and an attempt to water down the sovereignty of Sikhi and diminish the significance of Sikh history. They think this will buy them votes, because they believe Sikhs as a minority needs to subscribe to a slave mentality and be eternally grateful for whatever the central government does. If the government changes the name of the day and ensures the historical explanation to all Indians is aligned to the documented Sikhi history, then we will know this is being done in good faith.
  6. very based perspective. thank you for calling it out for what it is. this is how you address the root causes because the hypocrisy behind holding the 'spiritual values', but not embodying them in action never ceases to amaze me
  7. Division between state and faith is needed for a secular society to work, and for people's rights to be upheld. Racism of low expectations and politically correctness has made scrutiny or critical examination of unfair treatment by certain so-called 'protected groups' unpalatable - this 'us' and 'other' attitude for those in power is unacceptable. They are public servants, and need to serve the public at large - not their preferred tribe. (i get that this is very idealistic and won't ever exist 100%, however discriminatory attitudes can't be so overt and tolerated in the name of political
  8. I am not sure if this has already been posted before, however I found this interesting article which has a interesting and pointed rendition of Sikh history. It has condensed and very much simplified history for brevity, nonetheless calls a spade a spade in many cases. It is written in the context of the incident with KS Brar in 2012. I thought I would share as I it refreshing to read something from the point of view of a non-Sikh that does not whitewash or perform apologetics for the hypocrisy and corruption of the times. It doesn't sugar coat things as I've seen in many other case
  9. don't have more context to this video, however the original post says the person's hair is 'shorn' - you can see it at 0:29... i think the insinuation is that this is all staged? does anyone have any more info on this?
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