Women Working on the Golden Temple
Young Networked Sikhs still value Religious Tradition and Authority
A recent study of young British Sikhs shows that while they may be digitally savvy and engage with religion on the Internet, for many of them, traditional offline community and authorities continue to play a central role
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March 30th, 2014: Even though women are barred from performing kirtan at the Golden Temple, a team of women who now shoulder the responsibility of restoration of the fast deteriorating wall decorations within the Darbar Sahib. Hailing from different parts of India and belonging to different faiths, these women will soon bring these beautiful paintings back to their original glory. Known as fresco paintings, this style of painting is also called the “Sikh School of Art”. These paintings which adorn the main Darbar Hall and the walls of the staircases are done with natural colors and are renowned all over the world for the detailing and delicacy of the art.
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Savneet Singh, 29 - Gold Bullion International, President
Savneet Singh once dreamed of playing professional tennis. As a teenager, he even beat a young Andy Roddick at a tennis camp. But despite Mr. Singh's talent, he knew a professional sports career would be risky when it came to making a living.Today, he is taking a different kind of risk: disrupting the gold business, an industry that hasn't changed much in 50 years. The company he co-founded, Gold Bullion International, is a digital platform where banks, businesses and individuals can buy, sell and store gold, ship it, insure it, and have it audited.
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The Day I Bowed and Gave My Head
It was an intense hot-humid day on Wednesday, September 21, 2011. It would be the last available day on my visit to Amritsar to take Amrit. Initially the plan was to go to Anandpur Sahib and take it there, but Guru ji had something else in mind. There was something about the gathering presence of all the ten Gurus and the Sri Guru Granth Sahib at the Harimander Sahib that made me intuitively realize that my itinerary was no longer mine. My life was no longer mine. It belonged solely to Wahe Guru ji and adhere to the Khalsa panth. So the first step in that direction was seeing myself, along with 150 others, small babies included, being herded into the Gurdwara atop the Akal Takhat to receive Amrit. (not the babies of course, the mothers.)
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Sikhs Threaten To Reclaim Gurdwara Land Forcibly Taken Over by Mobs in 1984
HARIDWAR, India (April 7, 2014)—All India Sikh Conference (Babbar) president Gurucharan Singh Babbar, in a letter to the Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat, threatened that his community would assemble in large numbers at Har-ki-Paudi on April 14, to forcibly reclaim the land on which the Gurdwara Sri Gyan Godari Sahib stood.
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