Who is at the top of the caste system?

Let’s get this out of the way. The caste system is horrible and should be obliterated. It has no place in Sikhi. It oppresses the vast majority of people living across South Asian countries and benefits the few. Just like capitalism, sexism, classism, racism,...

Sikhs in the Age of Trump

Some say the United States is headed towards fascism and that our newly enthroned white supremacist administration will destroy our country. It certainly seems this way. While liberal and moderate Americans take to the streets to challenge ‘the...

The legacy of male preference

I’m the youngest of many daughters in a Sikh family. I have one brother born a few years before me. I have been raised to believe by relatives and my culture that I am the least important of my parents’ children. No one ever said outright, “we were...
Review: ‘Ardaas’

Review: ‘Ardaas’

I, like many people, am an ardent Gippy Grewal fan. Over the past decade Grewal has gone from being a typical Punjabi singer to a multifaceted super star. Thanks to the advice and guidance of his older brother Sippy Grewal, his career is soaring. He has millions of...
Now a Singh is bling?

Now a Singh is bling?

Akshay Kumar’s movie ‘Singh is Bling’ is Bollywood’s latest attempt to co-opt Sikh symbols to make money. This movie was made for the single purpose of using the Sikh pagh and Punjabi culture to ensure the film’s commercial success. First,...