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  1. I'm not defending anyone, I don't support this. Neither do I support casteism or vile language towards any group.
  2. This year Punjab had the second highest number of participants in the Commonwealth Games from India, 1st was Haryana. Haryana, Punjab contribute most medallists to India's tally at CWG 2022 Haryana and Punjab contributed as many as 46 medal-winners to India's tally at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
  3. The main Bhangra guy at the Commonwealth Games was "Apache Indian", his real name is Steven Kapur. Bhangra and performance by 'Apache Indian' marks closing ceremony of Commonwealth Games
  4. I have noticed these names are coming back into trend. And names like Fateh and Ekam are very common too.
  5. They are probably following standard Hindu/Indian names. There's also an Indian cricketer named Hardik Pandya, maybe they're fans? I don't think they realise what the names mean. A few prefix/suffix Panjabi names can also end up sounding weird! That's why I believe traditional Sikh/Panjabi names were best prior to this suffix/prefix trend.
  6. There were huge protests around India and many Sikhs helped protestors and very vocal about opposing the bills some years back. But why exactly did Sikhs oppose NRC & CAA? Wouldn't that bill be beneficial to Sikhs? Since it granted a swifter path to Indian citizenship under the assumption of religious persecution to any individual belonging to the specific minorities of Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, who entered India on or before 31 December 2014. According to the Intelligence Bureau, the immediate beneficiaries of
  7. https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/no-education-rarely-stepped-out-of-house-afghan-sikh-woman-recounts-life-under-taliban-rule/article65737936.ece No education, rarely stepped out of house: Afghan Sikh woman recounts life under Taliban rule “We used to think 10 times before stepping out of our houses.” Manpreet Kaur, a mother of two, rarely stepped out of her house following the swift Taliban takeover of Afghanistan last year and her children barely had any idea of the world outside. Their grim existence of nearly a year changed on August 3, when they arrived in Ind
  8. 1903. Outside of a Small, Plague-stricken Town in the Punjab. Inoculation against the Plague.
  9. He also seemed strong from his voice in the interview despite being close to 100. People like him are rare to find these days.
  10. Information on Shingara Singh https://www.andrewwhitehead.net/partition-voices-shingara-singh.html Partition Voices: Shingara Singh Shingara Singh (who died in 2006 when reputedly aged well over 100) lived through Partition and by his own account was part of a group nicknamed the 'crows' which harried and attacked Muslim refugees in Punjab. He was a Jat Sikh and very much the patriarch of his farming family. I interviewed him in a village outside Amritsar on 19 March 1997 with Asit Jolly translation to and from Punjabi.Shingara Singh also recounted that he had been present at the Jal
  11. I've noticed the "Partition Voices" series doesn't cover any Muslims who carried out violence against Sikhs. This seems like another case of biased reporting and shifting most blame on Sikhs.
  12. As Shingara Singh stated, the main reason Sikhs attacked Muslim in 1947 was for retaliation. Sikhs were first targeted by aggressive Muslim mobs before the partition was formally announced. One of the first attacks was in 1946 in Hazara region After that, Muslim league grew violent in east Panjab cities such as Amritsar in February and Sikhs were again massacred in March 1947 in Toha Khalsa, Rawalpindi.
  13. I've noticed the media tends to highlight "Sikh" if a person of Sikh origin commits a crime. Yet they refrain from writing Pakistani or Muslim if someone of that background does anything wrong. Especially the UK media seems to have an anti-Sikh rhetoric running. The BBC has also received criticism for pro-Muslim bias in their reporting. Another one is when Al-Jazeera, an Arab-Muslim news network made a hypocritical video on UK Gurdwaras not allowing interfaith Anand-Karaj but they never question Muslims for not allowing interfaith weddings in their religion.
  14. Yes, things change quicker in contemporary times although in the past jewellery and clothing was more consistent for a few centuries before any drastic changes. Jhanjar is still popular but not for every day wear as it was before. Some still consider it customary to have silver Jhanjar made for young girls. However, the style of anklets has changed in Panjab. Contemporary styles are usually light with fewer attached ornaments. Prior to the 1970s, there were far more elaborate types (e.g. Kada, Jhanjar, Panjeb, Patri'an) and they were worn regularly.
  15. Some men wore 1 or 2 anklets in the greater Panjab region and subcontinent, but this entirely depended on their tribe/area. This type of anklet is called 'kada' and worn on the hands too and ones around the neck are called 'hasli/has'. These were all worn by women too. Although, wearing earrings was much more common than anklets by men in Panjab. The earrings depicted in Sikh art are called "Bala" sometimes they had a few pearls strung on.
  16. This news is a bit old but I'm quite happy to see this since there are no Sikh schools in Australia (unlike 20 Jewish, 39 Islamic and 1700 Christian schools). I really hope the school has compulsory Sikh religious classes and Panjabi language studies for everyone (like Arabic language studies/Qur'an classes are compulsory in Muslim schools and religion in Catholic schools). Sydney to house Southern Hemisphere's first Sikh Grammar School UPDATEDUPDATED 05/03/2021 BY PREETINDER GREWAL The Sikh Grammar School in Rouse Hill will open its doors to students of all fait
  17. People are slowly becoming aware but look at this documentary on water crisis, it barely has any views compared to songs which recieve millions within a day. Shows Panjab's priorities. The groundwater in Abohar region of Fazilka district has always been brackish, with high fluoride content. It is unfit for farming and drinking. People of the region are heavily dependent on water from Rajasthan feeder canal that originates from Harike confluence of Satluj- Beas rivers. Due to water pollution of Buddha Naala and hence Satluj and canal waters, the people of villages around Abohar are suffer
  18. 2024: BJP seeks foothold in Malwa through Bathinda TNN / Jul 27, 2022, 08:33 IST Bathinda: Eyeing a bigger role for the party in the electorally influential Malwa region of Punjab, especially after the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) broke ties with it over the now repealed farm laws, the BJP is concentrating more on Bathinda to start preparations for the 2024 parliamentary elections. Seen as a gateway to southern Malwa, Bathinda is now turning into a major centre for the party. After Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri spent three days in Bathinda as part of BJP’s Lok Sabha prava
  19. There's been attacks near the Afghanistan Gurdwara again. This was just after the Taliban urged minorities to return as Afghanistan's security situation is fine. Another bomb explodes near Karte Parwan Gurudwara in Kabul 185 Jul 27, 2022, 10:44PM ISTSource: TOI.in A bomb exploded near Karte Parwan Gurudwara in Kabul on July 27. The same holy place was attacked by Islamic state militants last month. Members of Sikh and Hindu communities are reported to be safe. Further details are awaited. This is yet another vio
  20. Irony is these singers don’t own the cars, they’re rented. So why show off something you don’t have?
  21. I get what you're trying to convey. I don't like the bright, heavily decorated look of Chaddra that Bhangra people wear, it looks terrible. I don't support Bhangra, gigs or alcoholism at all and don't consider it "culture". I like the look if its worn as an actual every day garment, rather than a decorated silly over the top costume. And they weren't brightly coloured back in the days. They were usually all plain white or neutral/beige coloured as fabric was kept natural (like the tint of natural hand spun Khaddar)
  22. I've seen old men of all communities wear Chaddra, including many Tarkhans in the village (and it was not a Jat majority village). Whatever applies to Jats, generally applies to every rural community including Tarkhans from books I've read and personally seen. Some Sikh Tarkhans also owned land and wore the same dress in Ferozepur district. Chaddra may look "anti-Sikh" now, but it was worn by Amritdharis of the past since it was the only main dress of men at the time. Just because Bhangra-dancers wear it in an embarrassing way doesn't mean it was like that. Any stitched garment like "Paj
  23. Well most Amritdharis in the past did wear a Chaddra (what you call "long skirt") since it was the main dress of males. No one in Panjab wore a Pajama/stitched trousers until the 20th century, even then it didn't gain popularity until 1940s onwards. However, the difference was Amritdharis wore a Kachera under a Chaddra. Many old Amritdharis in villages still wear a Kurta-Chaddra. Chaddra/Majhla/Tamba are main garments. Women in Pakistan Panjab's Jhang tract also wore these, sometimes its wrapped differently known as "dhudder". Jhangiya, Langot and Kacchera can be considered underga
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