Podcasts

Deep conversations on the topics that matter

Conversations between SikhRI presenters and thought-leaders from the wider Sangat, as well as involved exploration of specific topics.

Friday
,
1
July
2022

The Sidak Impact: Jasleen Kaur & Jaspreet Singh

Jasleen Kaur, SikhRI researcher, joins Sidak alumni, Jaspreet Singh, to talk about the Sikhi 201 track and how Sidak impacted his life. Five years after attending Sidak, Jaspreet shares his experience and learnings from the annual Sikh leadership program.

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Friday
,
24
June
2022

The Sidak Impact: Jasleen Kaur & Simran Kaur

SikhRI researcher Jasleen Kaur dives into the relevance of Sidak in today’s world with alumni Simran Kaur, who shares the personal impact of her Sidak experience.

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Friday
,
10
June
2022

The Sidak Impact: Jasleen Kaur & Kiran Kaur

SikhRI researcher, Jasleen Kaur discusses the value of Sidak with alumni, Kiran Kaur. Sidak seeks to provide young Sikh adults with a gift of Gurmat-centered leadership learning experience to secure—and transform—the Sikh future.

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Tuesday
,
31
May
2022

Ghazal Fifty-Two, Divan-i-Goya | Bhai Nand Lal

Introducing Paigham-i-Goya: Expression of Love, new translations of a selection of ghazals from Bhai Nand Lal “Goya.” Today’s podcast begins with a recitation of Bhai Nand Lal’s ghazal in Persian, followed by a new English transcreation, the result of a unique collaboration between Dr. Fatima Fayyaz and Dr. Nadhra Khan of Lahore University of Management Sciences, Damanpreet Singh, writer, and graduate student, and Inni Kaur of SikhRI, followed by a discussion between Daman and Inni about the beauty of the ghazal and the transcreation process.

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Thursday
,
19
May
2022

Jassa Singh Ahluwalia: Part 2

This is the story of Jassa Singh Ahluwalia (1718-1783), of the most outstanding leaders Sikhs have had. As a leader of the Dal Khalsa, he prepared the Sikh community to take control of its own destiny in the most troubled times and write a chapter on its own in the annals of history. His leadership helped the Sikh community through multiple genocidal campaigns and turned out sovereigns in Panjab, a North-Western region in South Asia. What lessons can we learn from this figure in Sikh history from birth to death?

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Thursday
,
19
May
2022

Jassa Singh Ahluwalia: Part 1

This is the story of Jassa Singh Ahluwalia (1718-1783, of the most outstanding leaders Sikhs have had. As a leader of the Dal Khalsa, he prepared the Sikh community to take control of its own destiny in the most troubled times and write a chapter on its own in the annals of history. His leadership helped the Sikh community through multiple genocidal campaigns and turned out sovereigns in Panjab, a North-Western region in South Asia.What lessons can we learn from this figure in Sikh history from birth to death?

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Thursday
,
19
May
2022

The Journey of Acceptance: A Conversation on Hukam

Join Inni Kaur and Kiranjot Kaur as they share their understanding of Hukam (Command.) What is Hukam? What does it mean to give your head to the Guru? Can one live in constant flow and surrender to Hukam while remaining detached from the world?

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Thursday
,
12
May
2022

Vaisakhi: Reviving Panthic Leadership

The Khalsa inauguration on Vaisakhi day in 1699 infused the Sikhs and gave them a structure of ideas and institutions that continue to shape their lives both individually and collectively. We will discuss Panthic leadership through Sikhi ideals and historical models. We will also explore the current deficits in leadership and their code of conduct. How can Love-drenched & Wisdom-centered impetus revive organic leadership in the vicinity of ideals!

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Tuesday
,
22
February
2022

Beadbi: Distortions, Transgressions, Responses

Join Harinder Singh and Jasleen Kaur as they discuss the larger Sikh context around beadbi as a political problem in need of a political solution. What is beadbi ? How has it been dealt with historically? What are its Panthic and legal understandings? How does it relate to the reverence Sikhs collectively show to the Guru Granth Sahib? And how, given recent cases in the news, can we understand individual and collective responses given the current realities on the ground?

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