Agree that a significant minority of our population are "weak bhangra paa-ing clowns". And yes, I think it's reality in India that the traditional urban-dwelling Sikhs are not known for their physical/martial strengths, but I don't know how situation was then compared to now. Think i have read some accounts of the men or women putting up a good fight.
"experienced that demeaning thing where someone finds out you are Sikh and points their fingers in the air, moves their shoulders up and down and goes 'balle balle'." Not exactly, but remember a while back for a vocational placement at Uni I met a lady who worked there from South India and her first conversation with me she started talking about the 'balle balle' aspect of Sikhs. Also experienced this from another woman from Kerala (but brought up in Middle East) whose first thoughts about SIkhs were related to Bollywood and dancing.
Agree, hence bumping it again. For anyone not watched it, it's a good video, the voice is 'nice'/easy to listen to and he speaks concisely /succinctly. Basically telling us about how Puratan Sikh were warriors and they never did this bhangra /giddha stuff, and how they had arms training. Even how at time of Sant Jarnail Singh ji, they had trained Singhs with them.