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  1. So it looks like I will not be able to avoid going to Punjab to take care of some business matters related to inherited property. Long story short, I don't feel comfortable taking rides from relatives or staying at their houses. I do not like my relatives and cannot stomach the thought of relying on them. I would like to stay on my own and travel on my own. Can you guys please offer some good suggestions on how to travel from Delhi airport to Moga safely and independently? And would a small city like Moga have a decent hotel that I can stay at? I am primarily concerned about people being able to tell that I am an NRI and trying to take advantage of me. Also, please keep in mind that I am a sabat soorat Singh. Getting targeted by Indian authorities for no reason may sound like an irrational fear, but I am legitimately concerned that they could lock me up simply for being a singh and throw away the key.
  2. - Agriculture is no longer the dominant industry in Punjab. The dominant industry is surely IELTS test prep. Seriously, everywhere I looked, in every village or town or roadside, there were advertisements or offices for services to assist with IELTS prep, obtaining a study visa, etc. It is impossible to overstate how obsessed the typical Punjabi is with going abroad. - It is extremely rare to come across a Sikh man with an untrimmed beard that is not gray or white. Basically everywhere I went, I was the only person with an untrimmed beard who wasn't a bajurg. - While I expected the lack of young Singhs based on my last visit, this time I noticed a conspicuous lack of young people in general. Pinds were filled with big, mostly empty houses (in most cases, nicer houses than I will ever be able to afford in America) with a couple of elderly people living in them. Mind you, I am not talking about pinds near Jalandhar whose residents have been going abroad for a century. I am talking about pinds in the "backwards" parts of southern Malwa. Also, I was at a (smallish) wedding reception, and when I glanced at the dance floor, I noticed that it was 95% aunties in their 50s and 60s. - To the extent that you still see a fair number of paghs around, it comes down to two things: 1) there are a lot more old people than there are young people, and 2) the bhaiyas working in the fields like to keep their heads covered. - Today's Punjabis speak a different language than my parents. They use different kinds of Punjabi/Hindi words for certain things than my parents did, and they constantly insert English words into Punjabi sentences (even when there are perfectly good Punjabi words they could use). They also abuse English words. For example, if they say someone easily gets "mixed-up," they don't mean to say that they get easily confused. They mean that that person "mixes well" socially with others. They also say things in cringe-worthy ways like: "tension naa lai." - Somehow, every person I came across who remotely knew of my family also knew I was unmarried and knew of some kuri who was interested in acquiring a green card ... I mean, interested in marrying me.
  3. Throughout history we have been tested and tried. We remained steadfast and resiliant. The events that took place in Punjab and outside of Punjab in the past years made it quite clear we are big players in the game which kept the world powers on edge. It started off with the drug pandemic in Punjab, to the uproar by Bhai Amritpal Singh to the Farmer's protest. Outside of Punjab the deaths of Avtar Singh Khanda (UK) and Hardeep Singh Nijjar (Canada) created a stir within our community. This was probably our first real opportunity to establish something but how quickly members of our own community forget history. We have been a threat to civilization in the past and this is probably what the world powers are concerned about. However, may we continue grow and learn through Gurbani and like Jaswant Singh Khalra said: 'May the spirit of equal rights Punjab continue to kindle'.
  4. I hope that I can talk to some of you who are more familiar than I am with modern Punjab and its culture. This does not have to do with the other threads I made about land or traveling. It is a more personal matter, so it would be best discussed via private messages. If any of you are kind of enough to take the time, please let me know. Thank you.
  5. Watch the video. In a few minutes, it captures the complete victory of secular, degenerate "Punjabiyat" over Sikhi. It does so in several ways. First, it celebrates anti-Sikh practices as central and beloved parts of everyday life in Punjab: - Alcohol is referred to not just in the chorus, but also in other lines (like the one referencing a peg) - Maan celebrates being a jatt - People are playing cards (and therefore probably gambling) Second, it almost erases the Sikh presence from Punjab - The vast majority of men in the video are monay, of the rest almost all are beard trimmers. There are one or two Sikhs with beards in it. Even most of the old men are monay. The video was made in the mid 90s. - The flagrant deletion of the Sikh presence in Punjab is perhaps most apparent in a scene featuring a "baba" who grabs Maan's ear during the card game. How ludicrous is it that, in the the mid 90s, a "baba" in Punjab has a haircut, a mustache, no beard, and a sloppily tied pagh with the final layer left hanging on the back? The man looks like a Haryanvi Hindu jaat. I've never seen an elderly Sikh (even trimmers and monay) wearing a pagh with a mustache but no other facial hair or stubble. Not nowadays, and DEFINITELY not 30 years ago. In Maan's revisionist Punjab, the elderly Sikh "baba" archetype is replaced by a Haryanvi Hindu jaat. Let that sink in for a moment. Third (and perhaps most disgustingly): along with the near-absence of Sikhs, we see a large proportion of the men wearing military uniforms. I take it you guys know what the Indian military was responsible for in the decade and a half prior to when the "Apna Punjab Hove" video was produced. So why would the military be featured so prominently in the video? It is symbolic and sickening: the Sikhs have been defeated, and the military is left standing, celebrated as the true sons of Punjab as they dance and engage in anti-Sikh practices (drinking). That is the Punjab that is celebrated by Maan (and most dimwitted, shameless Punjabis of modern times): a Punjab free of Sikhi and taken over by a bunch of degenerates. The most sad this is that, while Maan was engaging in ludicrous revisionism, his depiction is what Punjab has more-or-less become.
  6. I haven't been to Punjab in more than a decade and I don't know much about the value of agricultural land these days. Can somebody give me a ballpark estimate of the value of agricultural land per acre? Thanks.
  7. Would be interesting to know how the british imperialist colonialists treated the natives of punjab and how sikh raja's of nabha,faridkot,jind, patiala, karputala treated their subjects from eye witness accounts.
  8. Old Photos of Punjab of different people from different backgrounds and various different lifestyles Man and wife, Ferozpur 1941 Hindu man Shahbad 1860s 1910s 1910 Sikh and Hindu refugees 1947 bhakra dam under construction 1960s Sulej river 1860s 1903 Lahore 1945 Lahore 1910 mandir, lahore 1930s 1899 1950s udasi sikhs 1910 Amritsar 1901 Amritsar 1946 Lahore fabric stall Shopkeeper using balance scale to weigh portion of food for a customer in his food stall at market lahore 1946 lahore 1946 shop keepers Lahore 1946 food stall Street scenes lahore 1946 Prostitute lahore 1946 Punjabi man with his dancing bear Jogi Lahore 1860s lahore 1860s Sidhu Jatt Sikh Lahore 1860s Sarswati Brahmin lahore 1860s mazbhee Sikh lahore 1860s Sodhi Sikhs Hindu lahore arora hindu lahore Fakir in amritsar 1926 amritsar 1890 book sellers amrtisar aghori hindus lahore pandit outside mandir lahore shop Money lender of the of bania caste, vaisya the moneylenders wife and daughter making roti moneylender weighing grain for lady customer with a sikh customer receiving payback from a loan granthi at harmandir sahib 1902 Sikh/Hindu girls that were kidnapped during the partition were sent to Delhi from Pakistan, 1958 lahore museum teacher year 4 students granthi singh lahore 1946 lahore Amritsar GT road 1903 guru ka bagh morcha 1922 police arresting singhs akal bunga 1906
  9. Off late, I've been seeing this gentleman very often. Today I read a news piece calling him a follower of Santji, and somehow his story is related to Deep Sidhu. Can someone pls enlighten me what's happening?
  10. What is causing all the root problems for Sikhs? From weak leaders who can't run Punjab. To society issues in the Punjabi Sikh community back home and in the west Let's look at some main issues. Broken marriages/divorces, domestic violence, crime, sexual offenses/rape adultery,physical and mental health problems, family break downs, money,low morality,ethics and values and the list goes on ect. Feel free to add more issues affecting us. Can we pinpoint a root cause for all the above? I have a theory why Sikhs are failing not just in the west but in more importantly our own homeland Punjab.
  11. There is also a growing number of Punjabi in diaspora that are converting to Christianity. Wont be surprised if Punjab becomes majority Christian state within 5-10 years or less. Really sad and heartbreaking
  12. https://scroll.in/latest/1023049/punjab-bans-three-history-books-for-allegedly-distorting-facts-about-sikhs 10000000_674331940354195_8555428320862628616_n.mp4 10000000_674331940354195_8555428320862628616_n.mp4 10000000_674331940354195_8555428320862628616_n.mp4
  13. Lol why do people insist Pakistani Punjabis and Indian Punjabis are very similar and have similar culture. We don't. Their culture is entirely influenced by Islam.
  14. It's shocking how many mosques have been built in Punjab, just by this Kerala based Islamic group, never mind the hundreds more that have been re-started by Wakf board from post-47, and the new ones constructed by UP and Bihari muslims. Add to this mixture you have gujjars settling down and no doubt they will build their own. How many new Gurdwaras have Sikhs opened up in pakistan punjab, I wonder? We all the know the answer! Our kaum in Punjab needs to wake up and realize that we lost our prime agriculture land and half of our shrines on that side with an understanding of living free of them. It's basic survival instinct, and we seem to have traded it for virtue signalling and umbrella-holding pics for social media. https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/kerala-ngo-diverts-funds-via-jk-to-build-mosques-in-faridkot-382501 Kerala NGO diverts funds via J&K to build mosques in Punjab's Faridkot SHARE ARTICLE Tribune News Service Jupinderjit Singh Chandigarh, March 31 A Kerala-based NGO, Relief and Charitable Foundation of India (RCFI), which has no unit in Punjab, has caught the eye of the security agencies over its “curious” funding of the construction of three mosques in Faridkot district. One of the newly constructed mosques in Faridkot district. The funds, received from persons or organisations abroad, were diverted through two residents of Baramulla in Kashmir, who reportedly supervised the construction and paid the bills. These mosques, built between 2015 and 2017, are located within 40-70 km from the Pakistan border. A report by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs states the RCFI diverted international funds worth Rs 70 crore for the construction of mosques. The MHA had stopped the funding in August 2021, it is learnt. The Punjab Police and other security agencies had also red-flagged the matter. There are more than 200 mosques in the border districts of Ferozepur, Tarn Taran, Amritsar, Gurdaspur and Pathankot. Sources said many of these were built recently. Their location close to the border is also the subject of investigation. The RCFI has not responded in detail to queries made by The Tribune. One of its spokespersons, who identified himself as Salaam Ustaad confirmed the organisation had no unit in Punjab. He claimed a detailed reply to the allegations had already been sent to the MHA. He insisted the RCFI indulged in social work which was suffering due to the “arbitrary ban” on international funding imposed by the Union Government. The RCFI website says it is a certified non-denominational organisation founded in 2000, with the mission to uplift the socio-cultural aspects of backward sections at the grass-roots level. It does not mention the construction of mosques as its mandate. It claims, “The genesis of the RCFI is to improve the quality of life for the most marginalised communities. The organisation has directly reached almost 2.35 million people in 24 states with the support of national and international funding agencies and individual private donors. It works in diverse fields from water and sanitation to health, sustainable measures to support livelihood and disaster risk reduction and response, cultural restoration to school improvement, and family food security to individual special care programme.”
  15. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01g86qm/Our_World_No_Mans_Land/
  16. 3-4 weeks earlier 2 turban wearing sikhs knocked our door. They told me to vote for maheshinder Singh grewal belonging to badal party. They told me not to vote for kejriwal at all as he is RSS agent. My Hindu friends in Ludhiana told me that BJP is telling hindus that kejriwal is khalistani and has links with ISI and Pakistan. Basically bjp and badals are totally united in punjab and both of them hate kejriwal. Congress also dislikes kejriwal.
  17. There is a misconception here among some apne that only Mirpuris are carrying out grooming activities in the UK. The reality is some of you are naive. Many grooming gangs have been Pakistani Punjabis, and even Bangladeshis and Afghans. The partition violence, genocide and mass rapes were initiated and committed by Punjabi Muslims against Sikhs. The forced conversion of Sikh girls in Pakistan is carried out by Punjabi Muslims. Pakistani Punjabis are themselves no better than Mirpuris but scapegoat Mirpuris for everything wrong in their own communities. Many of the groomers have been Pakistani Punjabis yet some of you act like Pakistani Punjabis are culturally akin to Sikhs just because some Sikhs happen to speak in the same dialect of Punjabi as some Pakistanis. The ringleader of the Rochdale grooming gangs was a Pakistani Punjabi from Gujrat confirmed here. This gang was the most perverted of all grooming gangs and it was run by Pakistani Punjabis: https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/rochdale-grooming-gang-deportation-rights-10903124 Another Pakistani Punjabi extradited from Faisalabad. He is another pedo from Rochdale jailed for raping kids: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7942011/Child-rapist-fled-UK-Pakistan-begins-19-year-jail-term-extradited.html The grooming gangs in Oxford were Pakistani Punjabis (most Pakistanis there are Punjabis). You see names used by central Punjabi Jatt tribes such as "Virk" and "Dogar" : https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2013/may/14/oxford-gang-guilty-grooming-girls https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2844528/Taxi-driver-three-friends-sentenced-total-68-years-gang-rape-drunk-woman-passenger.html Pakistani Punjabis have endless videos on tiktok mocking Sikh victims of grooming gangs just look at this page: tiktok.com/@datpakistanipunjabi
  18. Why dont sikhs ever unite and vote for people who stand for sikh rights but go give vote to Congress,aap and other nonsense? Muslims unite and vote for Congress as they know Congress will do things in their favor and not BJP or aap. So why do sikhs not vote for simranjeet Singh mann or people like him who stand for sikhs? Even jaswant singh khalra's wife didnt get elected when she stood for sikhs. I think our people deserve all this mess. We do not have an iota of ingroup loyalty nor do we have any vision for our future.
  19. He will ensure your used shoes are returned ?
  20. These are drawings from an album called "the people of Punjab" drawn by Sanee the 'Draftman' (a native Hindoo) from Jullunder, 1860. (From the Toor Collection) ‘Band of Akalees-Umritsur’ 'Jut women & Sikh priest of Jalundhur reading Grunth’ ‘Jut Zumeendar of Jalundhur going to plough’ ‘Fukeer Pan-war & Lutari Fukeer’ ‘Pirzada Syeed & Rayu of Jalundhur’ ‘Caboolee Pathan’ (Kabuli Pathan) ‘Potowaree Rawul Pindee & Bunneah Tonk’ ‘Kuth[ree of] Noorpoor & Brah[min of] Bupowlia’ ‘Sikh soldier & Lumberdar of Jalundhur’ ‘Hafiz or blind men going on their way’ ‘Arrain Zameendars Jalundhur’ ‘Guddees of Hills’ ‘Kunchuns of Loodhiana’ (Kunchuns are 'Kanjar', which is a caste/quom in Punjab involved in nautch and to a lesser extent prostitution as their occupation) ‘Potawarees Rawul Pindee’ ‘Bayee woman taking dinner to her husband in fields’ ‘Parmahunt Fakeer & Nanak Punthee’
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