RELIGION IN THE NEWS: SIKHISM


  : A portal to contemporary Sikh-related news stories.

Sikhism -- Guardian:  An anthology of articles from the British publication.

World Religion News -- Sikhism:

"Immerse Yourself In The Spiritual Realm Of Sri Anandpur Sahib, The Gateway To Sikhism," India Today, February 26, 2021.

Harmeet Shah Singh, "Guru Nanak: A Revolution And Submissive Status Quo," India Today, November 30, 2020.

  Shubhangi Misra, "Guru Arjan Dev, The Martyr Whose Death Changed The Course Of Sikhism," Print, April 15, 2020.

  Chitleen K. Sethi, "Who are Nihang Sikhs?: 'Guru Di Laadli Fauj' Warrior Sects In News For Chopping Off Cop's Hand," Print, April 14, 2020.

  Ruchi Kumar, "Solidarity For Sikhs After Afghanistan Massacre," Al Jazeera, March 6, 2020.

  "Maharaja Ranjit Singh Named Greatest World Leader In BBC Poll," NDTV, March 5, 2020.

Haroon Khalid, "The Tale Of Guru Tegh Bahadur And Aurangzeb Embodies Simplification Of Sikh-Mughal History," Dawn, November 19, 2019.

  "Guru Nanak: Sikh Founders' 550th Birthday Celebrated," BBC News, November 12, 2019.

  Sabrina Topppa, "Sikhs Mark Guru Nanak's 550th Birth Anniversary In Pakistan," Al Jazeera, November 12, 2019.

  "Sikhs Celebrate Founder Guru Nanak's 550th Birth Anniversary," Dawn, November 12, 2019.

Dan McGarvey, "Calgary Sikhs Celebrate Founder's 550th Birthday," CBC News, November 12, 2019.

  Haroon Khalid, "Guru Nanak And The Promise Of An Inclusive Pakistan," Al Jazeera, November 11, 2019.

  Naveek Siddiqui, "'This Is The Beginning': PM Imran Inaugurates Kartarpur Corridor On Historic Day," Dawn, November 10, 2019.

  "Kartarpur Corridor: Indian Pilgrims In Historic Visit To Pakistan Temple," BBC News, November 9, 2019.

  "'Big Moment': Indian Sikhs On Historic Pilgrimage To Pakistan," Al Jazeera, November 9, 2019.

  Shamil Shams, "Why Kartarpur Corridor Is Unlikely To Defuse India-Pakistan Tensions," DW, November 8, 2019.

Simran Jeet Singh, "550 Years After His Birth, A Reflection On The Life Of Guru Nanak," Religion News Service, November 8, 2019.

  Haroon Khalid, "Nanak To Gobind Singh: How Did The Attire Of Sikh Gurus Change So Dramatically?," Dawn, November 4, 2019.

  "Pakistan To Launch University In Honour Of First Sikh Guru," Al Jazeera, October 28, 2019.

  Charu Kartikeya, "India, Pakistan Sign Historic Agreement To Construct Kartarpur Corridor," DW, October 24, 2019.

  Sirmran Jeet Singh, "Why Sikhs Wear A Turban And What It Means To Practice The Faith In The United States," Conversation, September 13, 2019.

"New Book Captures Brilliance Of Ranjit Singh's Polity, Rule," Hindustan Times, August 19, 2019.

"First Time After Partition, 'Nagar Kirtan' Carrying Guru Granth Sahib Arrives From Pak To India," Outlook, August 1, 2019.

  Gurpreet Singh, "Maharaja Ranjit Singh's Legacy Becomes More Relevant In Narendra Modi's India," Georgia Straight, June 29, 2019.

Faizan Ali Warraich, "Maharaja Ranjit Singh Sculpture To Be Unveiled At Lahore Fort On 27th," Nation, June 26, 2019.

  Matt Humphrey, "Surrey Vaisakhi Parade Draws Crowd Of 500,000 People," CBC News, April 20, 2019.

  "New Westminster Sikh Temple Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary," CBC News, March 3, 2019.

  Michael Safi, "Former Indian MP Jailed For Life Over 1984 Sikh Massacre," Guardian, December 17, 2018.

  Pippa Virdee, "Sikh Shrines In India And Pakistan -- Why Construction Of Visa-Free Kartarpur Corridor Is So Historic," The Conversation, December 5, 2018.

  Secunder Kermani, "Kartarpur Corridor: A Road To Peace Between India And Pakistan?," BBC News, November 29, 2018.

  Murali Krishnan, "Kartarpur Corridor: Can India And Pakistan Bring Down Their 'Berlin Wall'?," DW, November 28, 2018.

  "India And Pakistan Reach Deal On New Road To Sikh Temple," BBC News, November 22, 2018.

Deepak Rikhye, "Guru Granth Sahib: Prayers Through Hymns," Statesman, November 9, 2018.

  Siobhan Hegarty, "Rainbow Turbans And Beard Buns: Australian Sikhs On The 'Uncut' Approach To Life," ABC News, November 7, 2018.

  Andrew Gumbel, "'The Violence Is Always There': Life As A Sikh In Trump's America," Guardian, September 19, 2018.

  "Bollywood Biopic In Hot Water Over Sikh Name," BBC News, July 17, 2018.

  Derek Welch, "First Turban Wearing Sikh In British Army Is Part Of Proud Tradition," World Religion News, June 11, 2018.

  Matt Humphrey, "After 100 Years, Vaisakhi Returns To Victoria," CBC News, April 28, 2018.

"Thousands Celebrate Birth Of Sikh Faith At Surrey's Annual Vaisakhi Parade," CBC News, April 19, 2018.

  Mike McCahill, "'Sajjan Singh Rangrat' Review -- Sikh First World War Drama Has Mud And Guts," Guardian, March 22, 2018.

Jagmeet Singh, "I Will Never Ignore The Pain That Lingers In The Sikh Community," Globe And Mail, March 15, 2018.

Laura Kane, "Sikh Canadian Dismayed By Extremism Allegations," Globe And Mail, March 12, 2018.

Elisa Meyer, "Gucci's Turban At Milan Fashion Week Angers Sikhs For Cultural Appropriation," World Religion News, February 26, 2018.

Gurpreet Singh, "Sikhs Must Be Vigilant About Hindutva Attempts To Appropriate Guru Gobind Singh," Georgia Straight, January 6, 2018.

  Sabrina Toppa, "Sikh Pilgrimage Transcends Pakistan-India Tensions," Al Jazeera, November 8, 2017.

Akinyi Ochieng, "Why American Sikhs Think They Need A Publicity Campaign," Code Switch, NPR, April 28, 2017.

"Why Has The Sikh Holy Book Been Desecrated Over 100 Times In Punjab: All You need To Know," New Indian Express, April 18, 2017.

  Ashley Southall, "Religious Police Officers In New York Will Be Able To Wear Beards And Turbans," New York Times, December 28, 2016.

  "Abbotsford Museum Follows Up Award-Winning Exhibit With Feminist Sikh Display," CBC News, December 11, 2016.

  Harriet Sherwood, "Sikhs In UK Are 'Invisible To Government' Despite Hate Crime Increase," Guardian, November 25, 2016.

  Tom Dart, "'My Crime Was Wearing A Turban': Sikh Man Arrested On U.S. Bus Pursues Justice," Guardian, April 30, 2016.

  Dave Philipps, "Sikh Captain Says Keeping Beard And Turban Lets Him Serve U.S. And Faith," New York Times, April 1, 2016.

  Rajeev Gupta, "Why Are Some Sikh Women Now Wearing The Turban?," BBC Newsmagazine, February 14, 2016.

  Christine Hauser, "Sikh American Actor Flies Home To New York Wearing His Turban," New York Times, February 10, 2016.

  "Waris Ahluwalia Accepts Airline's Apology For Turban Incident," Guardian, February 9, 2016.

Kat Chow, "Long before They Were 'Apparent Muslims,' Sikhs Were Targeted In U.S.," Code Switch, NPR, January 2, 2016.

  Ryan Schuessler, "Years After A White Supremacist's Mass Shooting, Sikhs In U.S. Remain On Guard," Guardian, December 28, 2015.

  Ravinder Singh Robin, "Why Are Indian Sikhs Angry?," BBC News, October 20, 2015.

  "Punjab Holds Emergency Meeting To Defuse Sikh Violence," Guardian, October 20, 2015.

Pat Johnson, "Sikhs Reflect On Meaning Of Guru Granth," Vancouver Courier, October 14, 2015.

  "Court Rules New York Sikh Student Can Serve In U.S. Army With Beard And Turban," Guardian, June 15, 2015.

  Siri Srinivas, "Super Sikh: A Superhero In A Turban Fighting Injustice And Ignorance," Guardian, March 9, 2015.

  Athar Ahmad, "The Sikh Captain America Fights Racial Stereotypes," BBC Newsmagazine, January 23, 2015.

  Henry Gass, "Sikh Student Sues Army Over Religious 'Catch-22' In ROTC Enlistment," Christian Science Monitor, November 15, 2014.

"Sikh Student Sues US Army Over Rules That 'Violate His Religious Beliefs,'" Guardian, November 14, 2014.

Stacey Teicher Khadaroo, "Sikh Woman Wins Settlement From U.S. Government Over Wearing Religious Knife," Christian Science Monitor, November 6, 2014.

Alison Lesley, "Sikhs Celebrate The Installation Of The Guru Granth Sahib," World Religion News, October 20, 2014.

  Samuel G. Freedman, "Fighting Enmity Against Sikhs With Art, Talks And Superhero Garb," New York Times, September 19, 2014.

Jasjit Singh, "Explainer: Who Are The Afghan Sikhs," The Conversation, August 20, 2014.

  Purvi Thacker, "US Sikhs Fight Racism With PR Campaign," Al Jazeera, August 4, 2014.

  Perminder Khatkar, "Should The Last Sikh Maharajah Be Returned To India?," BBC News, July 4, 2014.

  "India Sikh Groups Clash At Golden Temple," BBC News, June 6, 2014.

  Nida Najar, "Remembering Operation Bluestar On Its 30th Anniversary," New York Times, June 6, 2014.

  "Sikh Clashes Break Out At Golden Temple Massacre Anniversary -- In Pictures," Guardian, June 6, 2014.

  Simran Jeet Singh, "The Meaning Of Vaisakhi, The Biggest Sikh Celebration," Daily Beast, April 13, 2014.

  Tim Alamenciak, "Legendary Sikh Sword Bought By Canadian Businessman," Toronto Star, April 8, 2014.

  "Bearded Woman: I'm Confident And I Love Myself," BBC Newsbeat, February 21, 2014.

Helene Cooper, "Sikhs Fight Back Against New Pentagon Dress Code," New York Times, January 23, 2014.

  Amit Chaudhuri, "For India's Sikhs Amritsar Casts A Long Shadow," Guardian, January 15, 2014.

  James Estrin, "Sikh Farmers In Stalin's Birthplace," New York Times, November 13, 2013.

  Simran Jeet Singh, "Sikh Officer And Afghanistan Veteran Fights The Army's Ban On Beards," Daily Beast, November 8, 2013.

  Manan Ahmed Asif, "A Stranger On Lenox Avenue," New York Times, September 27, 2013.

  Manmeet Kaur, "A Message Of Hope In Response To The Attack On Prabhjot Singh," Daily Beast, September 25, 2013.

  J. David Goodman, "Chronicling Anti-Sikh Violence, And Now A Victim," New York Times, September 23, 2013.

  "Anti-Sikh Hate Crime To Be Tracked As Oak Creek Anniversary Approaches," Guardian, August 2, 2013.

  James Dao, "Taking On Rules to Ease Sikhs' Path To The Army," New York Times, July 7, 2013.

  Divya Talwar, "Warrior's Martial History Explored In New Book," BBC News, May 4, 2013.

  Salman Masood, "New Ideological Battle In Pakistan: Traffic Circle's Name," New York Times, March 30, 2013.

"Alberta To Allow Sikhs To Wear Religious Knives In Court," CBC News, January 28, 2013.

  Jason Burke, "Sikh Golden Temple Memorial Reopens Old Wounds In India," Guardian, October 2, 2012.

  Rosie Swash, "The Sikh Woman Who Stood Up To Online Abuse About Her Facial Hair," Guardian, September 26, 2012.

  Hartosh Singh Bal, "Being Sikh In America," New York Times, August 13, 2012.

  Emine Saner, "Why Are Sikhs Targeted By Anti-Muslim Extremists?," Guardian, August 8, 2012.

"Op-Ed Contributor: A Sikh Temple's Century," New York Times, August 7, 2012.

Amardeep Singh, "Being Sikh In America," New York Times, August 7, 2012.

  "Sikhs Express Shock After Shootings At Wisconsin Temple," BBC News, August 6, 2012.

Scott Neuman, "Sikhs No Stranger To Violence In Recent Years," NPR, August 6, 2012.

Bilal Qureshi, "After Shooting, Sikhs Assess Their Place In America," NPR Two-Way, August 6, 2012.

L. V. Anderson, "How Do Sikhs Honor The Dead?," Slate, August 6, 2012.

John Bingham, "BBC Expresses Regret Over Suggestion Sikhism Is 'Made Up Of Other' Religions," Telegraph, May 14, 2012.

  Stephanie Hegarty, "The Only Living Master Of A Dying Martial Art," BBC Newsmagazine, October 29, 2011.

Riazat Butt, "London 2012 Olympics Chief Allows Sikhs To Carry Ceremonial Dagger," Guardian, July 29, 2011.

Sarfaz Manzoor, "Turban Display Uncovers Sikh History," Guardian, June 7, 2011.

"Exhibition Aims To Celebrate The Turban's Relevance -- In Pictures," Guardian, June 7, 2011.

Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, "Back To Behzti: What Happened Next," Guardian, July 6, 2011.

  "Celebrations In Coventry As Vaisakhi Festival Begins," BBC News, April 14, 2011.

Daniel Schwartz, "What Is A Kirpan?: Controversial Sikh Religious Symbol In The News Again," CBC News, February 14, 2011.

"Kirpan Ban Blasted By Sikhs," CBC News, February 10, 2011.

"Kirpans: Should They Be Banned From Quebec's National Assembly?," CBC News, February 10, 2011.

"Kirpan Banned At Que. National Assembly," CBC News, February 9, 2011.

"Ban Kirpan From Parliament: Bloc," CBC News, January 20, 2011.

"Kirpan Is Not A Weapon: Ignatieff," CBC News, January 20, 2011.

  Aftab Gulzar, "Temples 'Breaking The Sikh Code' On Meat And Alcohol," BBC News, December 1, 2010.

  "Gurdwara Open To Gravesend Sikhs After Eight Years Work," BBC News, November 19, 2010.

  "Sikhs Urge Obama To Visit Golden Temple On India Trip," BBC News, October 21, 2010.

Ken Maguire, "Sikhs Lament Obama Plan To Bypass India Temple," New York Times, October 21, 2010.

  Lydia Polgreen, "Amritsar Journal: A Sikh Temple Where All May Eat, And Pitch It," New York Times, August 29, 2010.

"Nourishing Souls At The Golden Temple," New York Times, August 29, 2010.

Nushin Arbabzadah, "Afghan Sikhs: Forgotten Victims," Guardian, July 6, 2010.

Robert Sharp, "Behzti Is No Longer Taboo," Guardian, May 5, 2010.

  "Sikh New Year Celebrations," Guardian, April 15, 2010.

Raveena Aulakh, "Did Guru Gobind Singh Write The Dasam Granth?," Star, April 11, 2010.

Adam Gabbatt, "Let Sikh Pupils Wear Ceremonial Daggers, Judge Says," Guardian, February 8, 2010.

  "Harper Visits Golden Temple To Close India Trip," CBC News, November 18, 2009.

Terry Milewski, "In The Shadow Of The Golden Temple: History Follows Stephen Harper Around The Sikh Holy Shrine," CBC News, November 18, 2009.

Schona Jolly, "No Justice For India's Sikhs," Guardian, October 31, 2009.

"Boy's Sikh Dagger In School Ban," BBC News, October 13, 2009.

"Vienna's Sikhs Still In Shock," DW, May 28, 2009.

  "Punjab Riots After Vienna Killing," BBC News, May 25, 2009.

Vishal Sharma, "'Sikhism Is About Compassion, Forgiveness,'" Times Of India, March 21, 2009.

  "Sikhs Celebrate Religious Freedom," BBC Bristol, November 20, 2008.

Sunny Hundal, "Face To Faith," Guardian, April 12, 2008.

Frances Harrison, "Sikhs Boycott Meeting With Pope," BBC News, March 6, 2008.

"Warnings Over Sikh Extremists Ignored, Dosanjh Tells Air India Inquiry," CBC News, November 21, 2007.

Neil MacFarquhar, "Airport Scrutiny Of Headgear Raises Bias Claims From Sikhs," New York Times, August 30, 2007.

  "Sikh Passport Photos Rejected Because Of Headgear," CBC News, August 17, 2007.

"Your View: Canada's Immigration Policy Bans Common Sikh Names," CBC News, July 24, 2007.

  Jesse McKinley, "Bowing To Sikhs' Call, California Wants Textbook Change," New York Times, March 10, 2007.

Priya Yadav, "In Punjab, The Turban Is Disappearing Fast," Times Of India, October 30, 2006.

Holland Cotter, "Wonders Of Sikh Spirituality Come Alive," New York Times, September 18, 2006.

Sunny Hundal, "Losing My Religion," Guardian, September 12, 2006.

"Ban On Kirpan Overturned By Supreme Court," CBC News, March 2, 2006.

  "Grenades Found At Golden Temple," BBC News, January 10, 2006.

  "Pakistan Lets Sikh Pilgrims Enter," BBC News, November 29, 2005.

Greg Lucas, "Sikhs Struggle To Be Accepted," San Francisco Chronicle, October 31, 2005.

"Sikhs Fight Turban Rule," CBC News, August 25, 2005.

  "Sikhs Remember Amritsar Victims," BBC News, June 12, 2005.

Clifford Krauss, "Canadian Sikhs Are Cleared In 1985 Air India Bombing," New York Times, March 17, 2005.

  Soutik Biswas, "The Fading Of Sikh Militancy," BBC News, March 16, 2005.

"Original Copy Of Holy Guru Granth Sahib At Kartarpur Villages," Outlook, August 29, 2004.

  Asit Jolly, "Amritsar Bids For World Heritage List," BBC News, August 18, 2004.

  :  "Golden Temple Attack -- Your Memories," BBC News, June 9, 2004.

"Flashbacks -- Golden Temple Attack," BBC News, June 3, 2004.

  Neil Arun, "British Sikhs Salute Indian Success," BBC News, May 21, 2004.

Asit Jolly, "Sikhs Urged To Support Turban Day," BBC News, April 12, 2004.

John Holl, "Long Hair, Deep Faith And Bigotry," New York Times, April 11, 2004.

"Sikh Scriptures Make Historic Journey To Canada," CBC News, April 5, 2004.

"Sikhs Protest Against Turban Ban In France," Times Of India, February 1, 2004.

  Hugh Schofield, "Sikhs Protest Against French Ban," BBC News, January 31, 2004.

  :  A brief twenty-year commemoration of the 1984 attack on the Golden Temple in Amritsar from the BBC.

"Witness Says Suspect Confessed To Air India Bombing," CBC News, November 4, 2003.

"Chretien Marks Political Anniversary," CBC News, October 25, 2003.

Jerome Monahan, "Places Of Worship, Week 5: A Gurdwara," Guardian, October 7, 2003.

Ronald Smothers, "Steadfast In His Turban, A Lawyer Raises Awareness," New York Times, January 28, 2003.

"Sikhism," Guardian, October 30, 2002.

Jane Lampman, "Under Attack, Sikhs Defend Their Religious Liberties," Christian Science Monitor, October 31, 2001.

Laurie Goodstein and Tamar Lewin, "Victims Of Mistaken Identity, Sikhs Pay A Price For Turbans," New York Times, September 19, 2001.

David Boneti, "Art A Key To The Sikhs' Kingdoms: Fascinating Exhibit Is First International Effort To Address Their Visual Culture," San Francisco Examiner, September 29, 1999.

"Who Are The Sikhs?," BBC News, April 13, 1999.

Indarjit Singh, "The Sikh Khalsa: Community Of The Pure," BBC News, April 13, 1999.

Suzanne Goldberg, "Violence Feared As Unholy Row Splits Sikhs," Guardian, April 12, 1999.

Daniel Lak, "The Cornerstones Of Sikhism," BBC News, April 8, 1999.

"B.C. Sikh Community Celebrates Separately," CBC News, April 2, 1999.

Anthony DePalma, "Canada's Torn Sikhs: In A Holy Place, Unholy Rage," New York Times, February 20, 1997.

John F. Burns, "A Decade After Massacre, Some Sikhs Find Justice," New York Times, September 16, 1996.

Edward A. Gargan, "Though Sikh Rebellion Is Quelled, India's Punjab State Still Seethes," New York Times, October 26, 1993.

Barbara Crossette, "India Uproots Thousands Living Near Sikh Temple," New York Times, June 3, 1990.

Susanne Randolph, "Why India's Militant Sikhs Keep Fighting," Christian Science Monitor, March 8, 1989.

Peter Steinfels, "Tradition At Parade Of Sikhs," New York Times, April 24, 1988.

Barbara Crossette, "In Punjab, Sikh Turns Against Sikh," New York Times, March 25, 1988.

"Sikh Rally Faces Amritsar Curfew," New York Times, October 23, 1987.

Vyvyan Tenorio, "India's Sikhs," Christian Science Monitor, June 6, 1986.

Laurent Belsie, "At A Sikh Temple, Opinions Reflect Conflicting Religious Traditions," Christian Science Monitor, November 14, 1984.

Mary Anne Weaver, "India's Proud Sikhs Struggle To Come to Terms With Army Siege On Golden Temple," Christian Science Monitor, June 18, 1984.

Ivan B. Armstrong, "Turmoil In India's Punjab; Why Sikh's Zeal Has Turned Violent," Christian Science Monitor, May 1, 1984.

"Sikh Bus Conductors Fight For Right To Wear Turbans," Guardian, April 10, 1969.


 

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