Yeah, some of our indigenous culture has turned into some unrecognisable, out of control, embarrassing beast in the diaspora. The ostentation our lot frequently display is cringeworthy.......garish, superfluous - the very opposite of restrained.
We need to get serious in an increasingly unpredictable world too. I mean look at these brothers currently in the US:
Rooftop Sikhs supporting Black Lives Matter while protecting their business
True say. I also can't stand the excessive clowning around. I have come to value the sombre, authentic village depictions of it, which are comparatively tolerable to, say, the obnoxious diaspora interpretations of it all.
The link between Sikhs and bhangra/giddah should be even less prominent than the link between english people and this poncey crap:
They don't exactly define themselves by their own barn dancing culture - some of our lot need to learn a lesson or two from this. Bwaaahhhh!!
Never understood why these people are referred to as missionaries. I've come to see them as Sikh secularists; supporting Sikh political and social aims but lacking in the spirituality of the belief system. The term 'missionary' has connotations in the English language that denote something entirely different.