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  1. Guest

    New to Australia

    Hello Everyone, I don't know, how many of you here are from Australia but I just want to share recent experience with you all after coming to this place. I landed in Brisbane, Australia a month back for my masters in IT, I am an IT Graduate and having years of experience in the same field. I am married but came alone as my husband is well educated and having a good business in India. Right now he is not planning to come here. I am sikh but I dont hail from Punjab. So after a week I started to search for some part time work, I got one through reference in Indian Restaurant as It is really hard to get a part time work in IT, so I need to work somewhere not even for my expenses but for the days I am free. The owner of that Restaurant was Jatt, I was happy to work with our people, but after working there for 2 days, he started asking for a date(to go out with him on weekend) and to my surprise he was knowing I am married than also he said this. I just did not go there on the next day and left the job. Then i contacted one more person through some job sites, where he had posted the job for his grocery shop, and the same kind of thing happened, he was also punjabi asking me to stay near his house so that whenever required we can meet and hangout. I am not that good looking, i am Ok kind of innocent person. Yes people do say that I speak very softly and gently but I don't know why this kind to thing is happening to me. I am staying with Punjabi people who are more than selfish, They are like very different. punjabis are so unfair here, they pay less wages to students working with them, exploiting them. From all this and discussing this matter with some of my friends I came to know that punjabi girls for the sake of money just go along with anyone and everyone, that's why people here don't think before asking about going out with them and secondly, there are so many girls who just at the age of 18 or 19 gets married, so that the husband can finance her and both can come and settle abroad and after sometime they get divorced, means a kind of contract marriage. Well I just don't bother about what people do, but I actually don't know to how to apply for a good part time job in Brisbane, where I would not face these kinds of issues. i am actually afraid of my own community. Thankyou
  2. I grew up in a punjabi household, who like most held strong values/respect rooted to Sikhism, but never fully following its teachings. Like for example my father wears a turban and full beard, volunteers as much as he can at the gurudwara, but still eats meat. My mother prays every morning, listens to religious things all day on the radio, but has never taken Amrit. I am 24 and spent most of my life doing the Canadian lifestyle. Working, drinking hard on my days off, and forged a huge "I dont care or respect sikhi" attitude. I would laugh in my moms face if she said "say a little prayer" or something. When I would be at parties drinking and the topic of religion or politics came up for debate, I would always laugh and boast about how there is no god, just to seem cool and edgy. Afterwards I'd feel so stupid and anxious at the things Ive said or made jokes about, because even though I am not a practicing Sikh, as a Punjabi I was always taught to respect the religion as it is rooted in us in a way. The thing that makes me so disgusted in myself on the flip side is that with all this filth that Ive said, I still always ran back to god to help me when things were going badly in my life. Like a fool worthy of nothing, I'd say "waheguru" a few times to help me get through something. I really hate what I have become. Rude, obnoxious, disrespectful, attention seeker, procrastinator, and many more can be added to this list. I feel like I need some spirituality, some guidance. I really want to be a good person. Thats all that I want. Now for my question. As a punjabi, and not practicing sikh, are we even worthy of spirtual acceptance in Sikhism? Are we wasting our time? My father is a good man, who has a strong connection to the faith, but doesnt practice it to the fullest as he eats meat, is he wasting his time? How does sikhi apply to punjabis? Are we all just wannabes who only fit sikhi into our lives when it is convenient for us? Can we look to it for guidance or should we not even bother? Thank you and outmost respect to all.
  3. http://dailysikhupdates.com/2014/03/06/video-onreality-of-many-punjabis-goes-viral/
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