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Reflections, opinions and creative expression

Read in-depth interpretations, opinion pieces and creative writing delving into Sikh thought and world matters. Our articles feature writings from the SikhRI team and guest contributors.

Tuesday
,
4
June
2024

Why Was Bhindranwale There?

Sant Jarnail Singh Khalsa Bhindranwale is a pivotal figure in the events of 1984. There is much consternation and confusion over his actions and choices in the lead-up to the June 1984 Ghallughara.

Sant Jarnail Singh Khalsa Bhindranwale is a pivotal figure in the events of 1984. There is much consternation and confusion over his actions and choices in the lead-up to the June 1984 Ghallughara.

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Tuesday
,
9
April
2024

Whispers of the Beloved

Whispers of the Beloved: Reflections in Spring is a poetic odyssey intertwining the beauty of nature's awakening with the seeker's quest for spiritual connection.

Whispers of the Beloved: Reflections in Spring is a poetic odyssey intertwining the beauty of nature's awakening with the seeker's quest for spiritual connection.

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Tuesday
,
26
March
2024

No More Blue Stars

In recent years, diasporic Sikhs have been moving to consciously avoid using the terms Operation Blue Star or Holocaust and instead use terms like the Battle of Amritsar, genocide, or Ghallughara when speaking about June and November 1984.

In recent years, diasporic Sikhs have been moving to consciously avoid using the terms Operation Blue Star or Holocaust and instead use terms like the Battle of Amritsar, genocide, or Ghallughara when speaking about June and November 1984.

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Tuesday
,
27
February
2024

Paigham-i-Goya: An Expression of Love

A new translation and brief essay on the fifty-fifth ghazal from Bhai Nand Lal’s Divan-i-Goya.‍

A new translation and brief essay on the fifty-fifth ghazal from Bhai Nand Lal’s Divan-i-Goya.‍

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Tuesday
,
13
February
2024

The Attack on Political Sikhi

What did Indira Gandhi hope to achieve in the June 1984 attack on the Harimandar Sahib Complex and Gurduaras around Panjab? What was the goal of the Indian National Congress (I) party’s brutal and genocidal pogroms against Sikhs across the country in...

What did Indira Gandhi hope to achieve in the June 1984 attack on the Harimandar Sahib Complex and Gurduaras around Panjab? What was the goal of the Indian National Congress (I) party’s brutal and genocidal pogroms against Sikhs across the country in...

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Thursday
,
4
January
2024

Reduced to Ashes

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Wednesday
,
3
January
2024

The Resilient Emblem

In this piece, we delve into the timeless resilience of Sikhi in the aftermath of the 1984 Sikh ghallughara.

In this piece, we delve into the timeless resilience of Sikhi in the aftermath of the 1984 Sikh ghallughara.

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Monday
,
27
November
2023

Guru Nanak Sahib: An Infinite Mentor

Guru Nanak Sahib, an extraordinary mentor and teacher, left an indelible mark on humanity. Guru Nanak Sahib’s teachings, encapsulated in the Guru Granth Sahib, emphasize truthful conduct as the highest virtue.

Guru Nanak Sahib, an extraordinary mentor and teacher, left an indelible mark on humanity. Guru Nanak Sahib’s teachings, encapsulated in the Guru Granth Sahib, emphasize truthful conduct as the highest virtue.

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Monday
,
13
November
2023

The Radiance of Guru Harigobind Sahib

The essay explores Guru Harigobind Sahib’s emergence amidst familial ambitions, his pivotal role in shaping the Sikh faith, and his encounters with Emperor Jahangir. It delves into his compassion and unwavering support for Mata Kaulan.

The essay explores Guru Harigobind Sahib’s emergence amidst familial ambitions, his pivotal role in shaping the Sikh faith, and his encounters with Emperor Jahangir. It delves into his compassion and unwavering support for Mata Kaulan.

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