About

Staff, Volunteers, Advisors and Supporters

Our core and foundation, without whom none of our would be possible. Our team is comprised of kind, loving and empathetic people whose dedication and professionalism makes our common vision a reality.

Our Charter Members Network is our primary source of strategic advice and ongoing financial support. Learn more about the network and its membership at charter.sikhri.org.

SikhRI is powered by the efforts of a diverse and skilled subset of the sangat.

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Aanchal Malhotra

Oral Historian & Writer

Aanchal Malhotra is an oral historian and writer from New Delhi, India.

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Abinash Kaur

Student Physician, Renaissance School of Medicine

Abinash Kaur is a medical student at the Renaissance School of Medicine in Stony Brook, New York. She is involved in social justice and community projects that educate, uplift, and liberate the youth. 

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Albel Singh

Research Scientist

Albel Singh works as a research scientist as a profession and as a nature photographer as a hobbyist. 

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Amandeep Singh Sandhu

Author & Journalist

Amandeep Sandhu was born in Rourkela, Odisha. He completed his Master’s in English Literature from the University of Hyderabad. He worked as a journalist and later as a technical writer.

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Amarpreet Singh Sawhney

CEO, Instylla

Dr. Amarpreet Singh Sawhney is the CEO of Instylla, a company focused on embolic therapies for hypervascular tumors and control of hemorrhage. He was previously the Founder and CEO of Ocular Therapeutix, Augmenix, Confluent Surgical, and the technology founder of Focal and Access Closure. 

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Ami Dang

Vocalist, Sitarist, & Composer

Amrita “Ami” Kaur Dang is a vocalist, sitarist, and composer/producer from Baltimore, MD, and her family hails from Panjab & New Delhi, India.

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Anam Zakaria

Author

Anam Zakaria is the author 1971: A People's History from Bangladesh, Pakistan and India (2019), Between the Great Divide: A Journey into Pakistan-administered Kashmir (2018) and The Footprints of Partition: Narratives of Four Generations of Pakistanis and Indians (2015), which won her the 2017 KLF-German Peace Prize. 

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Anokh Singh

Psychiatry Resident, UC Davis Medical Center

Anokh Singh is a 3rd-year Psychiatry Resident at UC Davis Medical Center. Originally from San Jose, CA, he completed his Masters and Medical degree at Touro University California. 

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Anupreet Kaur Bal

Secondary Vice Principal

Anupreet Kaur Bal is a Secondary Vice Principal in Surrey, British Columbia. She has a passion for helping children and youth develop into lifelong learners. 

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Arpinder Kaur

Commercial Pilot, American Airlines

Arpinder Kaur is a Commercial Pilot with American Airlines since 2008. She lives in Dallas with her family. In her free time she enjoys volunteering at her children's middle, high and Khalsa schools.

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Asha Marie Kaur

Research Assistant

Asha Marie Kaur is a Research Assistant with SikhRI. She has a BA in Political Science and International Studies from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where she was born and raised.

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Baljinder Kaur Narang

Occupational Therapist

Baljinder Kaur Narang holds a Masters Degree in Health Education from Dalhousie University, Halifax NS. 

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Balpreet Kaur

Educator & Activist

Balpreet Kaur is an educator, activist, and an aspiring organizational psychologist who loves all things that prompt deeper reflection of the paradoxes of life be it language, community development, or psychology.

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Balraj Singh Mann

Chairman & CEO, BM Group International (BMG)

Balraj Singh Mann is the Chairman and CEO of BM Group International (BMG). Starting from Lower Mainland, BC, Canada, BMG has expanded operations into other parts of Canada, USA, and India and provides specialty construction, construction materials supply, and real estate development services. 

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Bavenjit Kaur Cheema

Family Medicine Resident, UBC

Bavenjit Kaur Cheema is a 1st year UBC Family Medicine resident, training in full-scope family practice and hoping to specialize in addictions medicine. 

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Bhavraj Singh Ghtaura

Procurement/Supply Chain/Logistics/Operations Mgmt. Professional

Bhavraj Singh currently works at the University of British Columbia and is part of a team that is spearheading the largest change that the University has seen in the way goods and services are acquired and paid for ($1B procurement budget).

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Birinder Singh Narang

Family Physician

Dr. Birinder Singh Narang is a Family Physician working in Vancouver, British Columbia. He currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Burnaby Divisions of Family Practice and is a Clinical Instructor with the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia. 

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Daljit Ami

Filmmaker & Writer

Daljit Ami is an independent documentary filmmaker and freelance writer. He works with Panjab Digital Library as Director of Communications. 

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Dalvir Singh Pannu

Dentist

Dr. Dalvir Singh Pannu is an award-winning dentist and founder of Pannu Dental Group which has multiple locations in Bay Area, California. 

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Damanpreet Singh

Writer & Graduate Student

Damanpreet Singh is a writer and graduate student who studies race, religion, empire, and the history of capitalism in the nineteenth century.

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Deanna Singh

Chief Change Agent & Founder, Flying Elephant

Deanna Singh is recognized as a leading authority in building innovative opportunities within underserved communities. 

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Diditi Mitra

Sociology Professor, Brookdale Community College

Diditi Mitra teaches at Brookdale Community College. Her research focuses on race and immigration. 

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Diveesh Singh

Software Engineer

Diveesh Singh is currently working in the Bay Area as a Software Engineer. 

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Ek Ong Kaar Kaur Khalsa

Minister of Sikh Dharma

Ek Ong Kaar Kaur Khalsa has a great love for the mystical traditions of the East. Her other great love is writing. These two loves come together in her translations of Gurbani. She graduated in 1992 from Rice University in Houston, Texas, with a Bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies and a concentration in English Literature. 

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Fatima Fayyaz

Persian Literature Scholar

Fatima Fayyaz is a scholar of Persian literature who studies Central Asian hagiographical Persian literature, contemporary Afghan Persian poetry and prose, Persian epics, and South Asian mystic literature. 

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Gauri Gill

Photographer

Gauri Gill earned a BFA (Applied Art) from the College of Art, New Delhi, BFA (Photography) from Parsons School of Design/The New School, New York, and MFA (Art) from Stanford University, California. 

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Gunvir Singh

Executive Director

Gunvir Singh brings over 20 years of leadership experience in the corporate and non-profit sectors. As an entrepreneur, he founded, successfully scaled, and sold his own security company. He also serves on the boards of several Sikh non-profit organizations. He resides with his family in Virginia, USA.

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Gurleen Kaur

Education and Prevention Specialist, MIT

Gurleen Kaur is a 2017 Sidak Alum. She first became heavily engaged in conversations on gender disparities during her time at UC Berkeley where she and her college friends became co-founders of an initiative called Kaur Voices -- an event dedicated to giving space to the voices of Punjabi women through art, poetry, and performance. 

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Gurmeet Kaur

Children's Author & Teacher

Gurmeet Kaur is a children’s author, storyteller, and teacher of the Punjabi language. 

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Gurpal Singh Bhuller

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Gurpal Singh Bhuller, an Orthopedic Surgeon in Chester, Virginia, served on Sikh Research Institute’s Board of Directors since the organization’s inception until 2012.

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Gurpreet Kaur

VP of IT, Strategic Initiatives, Integra Life Science & Project Manager, Guru Granth Sahib Project

Gurpreet Kaur has been in the management consulting field for over 25 years. Gurpreet Kaur is a Board Chair at Kaur and Singh Academy, Board Member with Panjab Digital Library and Founder of Camp Nadar. 

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Harbans Lal

Emeritus Professor and Chairman, Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, University of North Texas Health Science Center

Dr. Harbans Lal is the Ambassador of the Parliament of World Religions. He is Emeritus Professor and Chairman, of the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, at the University North Texas Health Science Center.

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Hardev Singh Virk

Scientist, Educator & Author

Prof. Virk received his Masters in Physics from AMU, Aligarh (1963) and Doctorate in Nuclear Physics from Marie Curie University, Paris (France) in 1972. His research interests are manifold: Nuclear & Radiation Physics; Geochronology; Earthquakes & Environment; Ion Tracks & Nanotechnology; History & Philosophy of Science. 

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Harinder Singh

Senior Fellow, Research & Policy

Harinder Singh is the Senior Fellow at the Sikh Research Institute. He holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Wichita State University, an MS in Engineering Management from the University of Kansas, and an MPhil from Punjab University in the linguistics of the Guru Granth Sahib. 

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Harjinder Singh Gharsana

Research Associate, Gurbani Linguistics

Harjinder Singh ‘Gharsana’ is SikhRI’s Research Associate, Gurbani Linguistics.

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Harleen Kaur

Community Organizer, Educator, & Scholar

Harleen Kaur is a community organizer, educator, and scholar. A Sociology PhD candidate at UCLA, she studies the intersection of racialization, collective trauma, and nationalism through the story of the Sikh diaspora and our quest for belonging. 

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Harliv Kaur

Sojhi Curriculum Developer & Teacher Trainer

Harliv Kaur is an elementary school teacher who specializes in English as a Second Language.

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Harminder Singh Jassal

Senior Budget Analyst, Department of Housing and Urban Development

Harminder Singh Jassal currently works with the Department of Housing and Urban Development as a Senior Budget Analyst. 

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Harpreet Singh

Scholar, South Asian Traditions & Languages

Harpreet Singh is a member of the faculty in the Department of South Asian Studies at Harvard University. He received his PhD in South Asian Religions from the Committee of the Study of Religion at Harvard in 2012.

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Harsohena Kaur

Pediatric Physician

Harsohena Kaur is a Board-Certified Pediatric physician.

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Harvinder Singh Phoolka

Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India

Harvinder Singh Phoolka is a Senior Advocate of Delhi High Court, politician, human rights activist, and author. He served as the Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Legislative Assembly.

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Inder Jit Singh

Professor Emeritus of Anatomical Sciences, New York University

Dr. Inder Jit "I.J." Singh came to the United States in 1960 on a Murry & Leonie Guggenheim Foundation fellowship and is professor emeritus of anatomical sciences at New York University.

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Inderpreet Singh

Principal Solutions Architect

Inderpreet Singh is a technology professional focusing on cloud, networking, security, and solution architecture.

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Inni Kaur

Creative Director

Inni Kaur is Creative Director at the Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI). She has served SikhRI in several capacities since 2010, including Chair of the Board, and most recently as CEO. 

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Ishmeet Kaur

Educator, Author, & Poet

Dr. Ishmeet Kaur Chaudhry (educationist, author, and poet) teaches at the Centre for English Studies at Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar. She received her Ph.D. in English from the Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla.

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Jagtej Singh

Research Associate

Jagtej Singh is a Research Associate at the Sikh Research Institute. He holds a Master’s degree from IISM, Mumbai. He serves as the Dictionary Lead for The Guru Granth Sahib Project.

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Jasjeet Kaur

Adult, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Jasjeet Kaur is an Adult, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist. 

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Jasjit Singh

Researcher in Religious and Cultural Transmission, University of Leeds

Jasjit Singh is an Associate Professor based at the University of Leeds. His research examines religion in society with a particular focus on religious identity and processes of religious and cultural transmission among Sikhs in Diaspora. 

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Jasjit Singh Hundal

Executive Director, Biopharmaceutical Company

Jasjit Singh Hundal is an Executive Director at a major biopharmaceutical company. His responsibilities include engagement of clinical research facilities around the world. 

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Jasleen Kaur

Research Associate

Jasleen Kaur is a Research Associate at the Sikh Research Institute. She has received a Religious Studies B.A./M.A. from the University of Virginia, focusing on South Asian Religions through the lens of literature and poetry.

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Jasmine Kaur

Coordinator & Chief Developer of the Sojhi Curriculum

Jasmine currently works as an Adjunct College Instructor teaching courses in Technical Business English, Education and Social Sciences.

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Jaspreet Kaur

Professor, Child and Youth Care Program, Humber College

Dr. Jaspreet Kaur completed her PhD in Cultural Studies from Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario, where she focused on children’s rights, education, and returned for fieldwork to her village in Punjab. 

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Jaswant Singh

Director, Gurbani Research

Jaswant Singh is a scholar of Sikh Studies. His immense love for Gurbani propels him to read, reflect, research, and share Gurbani’s wisdom and understanding with the wider community. 

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Jaswinder Singh Chadha

Founder and CEO of Axtria

Jaswinder "Jassi" Singh Chadha is Founder and CEO of Axtria, a Data Analytics company based in New Jersey and India. 

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Jotinder Singh Mann

Family Physician

Dr. Jotinder Singh Mann graduated with a major in Chemistry from Brandon University with greatest distinction. 

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Jujhaar Singh

Software Engineer, Airbnb

Jujhaar Singh is a software engineer who works at Airbnb in San Francisco. 

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Kiranjot Kaur

Associate Editor

Kiranjot Kaur is the Associate Editor at the Sikh Research Institute. She is pursuing her Ph.D. at York University. 

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Kulvir Singh Gill

Management Consultant

Kulvir Singh Gill is a gifted facilitator and strategist with over twenty years of experience in innovation, strategy, and sustainability.

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Mandhir Singh

Sr. Analyst at Mach Advisors, LLC

Mandhir Singh has over 20 years of experience in Asset Management in the US. 

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Manjit Singh

Musicologist

Dr. Manjit Singh is a researcher, educator, practitioner, and lover of Gurbani Kirtan.

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Manpreet Kaur Chadha

Activist

Manpreet Kaur Chadha is an active member of Southern California’s Sikh and Interfaith communities. 

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Manpreet Singh Anand

Regional Director for Asia-Pacific Programs, National Democratic Institute

Manpreet brings senior leadership experience working in the public and private sectors in the areas of diplomacy, international development, foreign policy, strategic partnerships, energy, and national security.

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Manpreet Singh Jassal

Manpreet Singh has worked for fortune 500 companies where he was a Marketing Director leading digital strategies.

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Manpreet Singh Mann

Director, Investment Banking Division, Barclays Bank PLC

Manpreet Singh is a Director in the Investment Banking Division at Barclays Bank PLC. 

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Manvinder Kaur

Webinar Coordinator

Manvinder Kaur is the webinar coordinator with SikhRI. She holds a MA in religious studies from McMaster University where her research focused on the intersections ofalcohol and Sikhi, particularly considering influences of colonialism, gender, and trauma.

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Matina Kaur

Director of Fundraising

Matina Kaur is Director of Fundraising at the Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI). She is passionate about connecting people with the positive change they want to see in the world.

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Nadhra Khan

Associate Professor of Art History, Lahore University of Management Sciences

Nadhra Shahbaz Khan is Associate Professor of art history at the Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan. A specialist in the history of art and architecture of the Punjab from the sixteenth to the early twentieth century, her research covers the visual and material culture of this region during the Mughal, Sikh, and colonial periods.

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Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh

Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh is a Crawford Professor and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at Colby College in the United States. Her interests are centered around poetics and feminist issues. 

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Palwinder Kaur Gill

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Palwinder Kaur Gill is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who is currently working full time with Provincial Health Service Authorities as a trauma specialist. She also works part-time with Abbotsford Community Services, focusing on populations involved in domestic violence.

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Parveen Kaur

Masters’ Student, The University of British Columbia

Parveen Kaur is currently a Masters’ Student at The University of British Columbia in the Master of Data Science Program.

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Pritpal Singh

Physician Executive, Cigna

Dr. Pritpal Singh is a Physician Executive with Cigna where he serves as a Mentor to Health Management teams by providing Clinical insight, Educational support, and HealthCare solutions & strategies. 

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Rajdeep Singh

Neurologist

Rajdeep Singh, MD is a practicing neurologist in Charlotte, NC. 

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Ramandeep Kaur Grewal

Corporate Lawyer, Stikeman Elliot LLP (Toronto Office)

Ramandeep Kaur Grewal practices corporate law in the Toronto office of Stikeman Elliott LLP with a focus on corporate finance and corporate governance. 

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Santbir Singh

Project Associate

Santbir Singh is a Project Associate with the Sikh Research Institute. An avid student of Sikhi, he has spoken at retreats, conferences, and youth camps for over two decades. 

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Sarbpreet Singh

Writer, Podcaster & Commentator

Sarbpreet Singh is a Boston-based writer, podcaster, and commentator.

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Satprit Kaur

High School Science Teacher

Satprit Kaur is a high school science teacher from the Seattle area. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology, with minors in marine biology and education, learning, and society from the University of Washington. 

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Shimi Kaur Kang

Psychiatrist, UBC Clinical Associate Professor & Author of The Tech Solution: Creating Health Habits for Kids Growing Up In a Digital World

Dr. Shimi Kang is an award-winning, Harvard-trained psychiatrist, researcher, media expert, and international keynote speaker.

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Shruti Devgan

Assistant Professor, Bowdoin College

Shruti Devgan is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Bowdoin College.

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Sirdar Kapur Singh

Sirdar Kapur Singh was a Sikh theologian, political thinker, parliamentarian and a prolific writer adept at very fine articulation of Sikh thought in the contemporary times.

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Surender Pal Singh

Senior Research Associate

Surender Pal Singh is a Senior Research Associate at the Sikh Research Institute. He holds a Master’s degree in Religious Studies and English. 

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The Singh Twins

Artists

​​The Singh Twins are contemporary British artists with an international reputation, widely known for their highly detailed, narrative, symbolic and eclectic style rooted in Indian aesthetics. 

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Tridivesh Singh Maini

Policy Analyst

Tridivesh Singh Maini is a New Delhi-based Policy Analyst. He is associated with The Jindal School of International Affairs, OP Jindal Global University, Sonepat, Haryana.

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A look back at the origins and journey of the Sikh Research Institute

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Official communications on the latest on developments at the Sikh Research Institute.

Annual Report – 2021

Saturday
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8
October
2022

As the pandemic continued to impact so many aspects of our lives, our donor community reaffirmed its commitment tospreading Guru’s Wisdom by supporting Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI). Thanks to our donors, SikhRI finished the year, having raised $1.6 million.

SikhRI Concludes its 20th Sidak Leadership Program

Wednesday
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10
August
2022

Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) is delighted to announce the completion of its 20th annual Sidak leadership program, which took place from July 24 to August 6 in Mission, BC, Canada. 

Dan: Sikhi, Nonprofits & Giving

Monday
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17
January
2022

Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) has released its eighth research report in the State of the Panth series titled Dan: Sikhi, Nonprofits & Giving.

Annual Report – 2020

Saturday
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16
October
2021

2020 has been a year like no other for the world and by default for SikhRI as well. However, among all the challenges, there have also been many things worth celebrating. The global pandemic spurred us to be more agile, more creative, and more inventive than before.

SikhRI’s Miri-Piri Report: Politics, Spirituality, and Sikh Sovereignty

Wednesday
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21
July
2021

Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) has released its seventh research report in the State of the Panth series titled Miri-Piri: The Political-Spiritual Sikh Doctrine.

Gunvir Singh appointed Executive Director of SikhRI

Thursday
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15
July
2021

The Board of Directors of the Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Gunvir Singh (Baveja) as its next Executive Director.

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To Become A Work Of Art

Tuesday
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November
29
2022

Let us, for a moment, imagine that Infinite Wisdom lies within each of us, and all we need to do is access it.

Martyrdom Guru Teghbahadar Sahib & Gurgaddi Guru Gobind Singh Sahib

Thursday
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November
24
2022

Sword-Warrior, Sovereign-Mentor, Mediator-Diplomat, Savior-Martyr. All of these, but still beyond them, is the realm of the Absolute. Myriad facets of the limitless and dynamic Guru-personality, description of which is beyond human intellect.

Who Do We Beg From?

Tuesday
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November
22
2022

Guru Teghbahadar Sahib in the fortieth couplet of Salok Mahala 9, says the entire world wanders like a beggar; Ram, the beautiful, charming One is the only universal giver. O mind! Remember That One so that your affairs may be resolved.

How Do We Long For Union?

Tuesday
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November
15
2022

Guru Nanak Sahib in Barah Maha, Twelve Months, describes the human-bride as the seeker, seeking a deep love for the Spouse.

SikhRI wishes you a joyful Gurpurab!

Tuesday
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November
8
2022

The SikhRI team extends their warm wishes on the Prakash Purab of Guru Nanak Sahib.

Which Way Guides Us To Life’s Beauty?

Tuesday
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November
1
2022

As human beings, we experience negative thinking from time to time. This thinking can quickly become toxic and hold us back from experiencing the beauty and gift of life.

Renewing Our Commitment To The Light!

Tuesday
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October
25
2022

The Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) team joins the global Sikh community in commemorating Bandi Chor Divas, Emancipation Day.

May We Yearn To Feel This Grace Together!

Tuesday
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October
18
2022

The Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) team joins the global Sikh community in celebrating 20 October as the Gurgaddi Divas, Coronation Day, of Guru Harikrishan Sahib and Guru-Eternal Guru Granth Sahib.

Where Do We Place Our Love?

Tuesday
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October
11
2022

The IkOankar, the One who has given us this body—this wealth—is that Giver in our consciousness? Have we developed a love for the Giver, or are we unable to see past our “temporary things”? The love of these “temporary things” causes us pain.

Why Do We Seek Knowledge?

Tuesday
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October
4
2022

From a young age, most of us are taught to search for answers, meaning, or knowledge — we need to read, learn, and read some more. Guru Nanak Sahib quantifies this search for knowledge in the ninth stanza of Asa Ki Var, Song of Hope.

What is The Narrative Of The Boundless One?

Tuesday
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September
27
2022

By living in remembrance of IkOankar, the creative force that permeates the universe, and by rising above the distractions of material things and transitory relationships. By living our lives guided by the Wisdom in the company of the virtuous ones.

How Does One Become Fortunate?

Tuesday
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September
20
2022

The one who has been able to rid themselves of all of the negativities of life — lust, anger, greed, attachment, and ego — and who has adopted the temperament of detachment is visibly the fortunate one, for they exhibit the qualities of...

May We Yearn To Serve!

Tuesday
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September
13
2022

The Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) team joins the global Sikh community in celebrating 16 September as the Gurgaddi Divas, Coronation Day, of Guru Ramdas Sahib and Guru Arjan Sahib.

To Be Truly Fragrant!

Tuesday
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September
6
2022

We cannot become fragrant until we imbibe humility in the way that the neem tree is humble and can take on the quality of sandalwood despite its bitter or unpleasant fragrance. 

Yearn For That Source of Eternal Comfort!

Tuesday
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August
30
2022

We live in challenging times, with many stressed and trying to make sense of their lives. The natural yearning is wanting comfort. However, in this yearning for comfort, we often ignore Truth, for it is unsettling, and favor false comfort.

Which Freedom Are We Seeking?

Tuesday
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August
16
2022

In today’s world, we seek happiness through material comforts or temporary relationships. Rare ones strive to be free. What is the freedom that the rare ones seek?

How Can We Swim Gracefully?

Tuesday
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August
9
2022

We seem to be swimming through a sea of soundwaves, all communicating opinions, emotions, and experiences which are either superfluous or superficial. How can we swim and not drown in this world's ocean?

Yearning to Become Free!

Tuesday
,
April
19
2022

In a fragmented war-driven world, fear grips our minds. Fear of the other, fear of loss, fear of where we will end up. Negative thoughts, negative thinking, and negative perspectives enter our minds.

Yearning Grace

Tuesday
,
March
29
2022

Guru Nanak Sahib tells us of variation in experiences. Everyone is going to experience reality in different ways. What matters is whether we feel the Grace. We could be millionaires, but that does not mean we have made it in the world.

Our Root

Tuesday
,
January
4
2022

As we enter 2022, we focus on Mul Mantar, the Root Verse. It is the opening verse of the Guru Granth Sahib that expounds on the Divine personality and attributes and serves as the nucleus of the Sikh worldview.

Official communications on the latest on developments at the Sikh Research Institute.

2021 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

2012 Annual Report

2011 Annual Report

2010 Annual Report

2009 Annual Report

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