The ruins of the Akal Takht after Operation Blue Star in June 1984. (Photo Source: Sikh24)

Remembering 1984: An excerpt from Amritsar, by Gunisha Kaur

This month marks the 30th anniversary of Operation Bluestar, the attack by the Indian military on Darbar Sahib (also known as the Golden Temple) in Amritsar, Punjab, in June, 1984. In November of that same year, thousands more Sikhs were murdered in organized pogroms in India’s capital city and across the country to avenge the…

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A medical history, by Meeta Kaur

a medical history i swim upstream, dive off of providence splash through the atlantic sprint through europe land on punjabi soil, chandigarh 1967: i’m a forward thought in my mother’s mind I visit and leave her dreams with ease. for father, i’m the coveted ovum where egg successfully meets sperm — life begins scribbled in…

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An interview with Jasleen Singh, creator of The Sikh Monologues Project

Jasleen Singh is the creator of The Sikh Monologues Project, which “endeavors to record the diverse stories that the diasporic Sikh American community has to share,” promoting narratives about Sikh love similar to our forthcoming anthology Her Name Is Kaur (published by She Writes Press and is available for pre-order at Amazon). The first performance of The Sikh…

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Pyaar, by H. Bindy K. Kang-Dhillon

It is in the everyday snippets of motherhood, within this dance between child and mother, that I find tiny moments of Divinity, the kind I never stopped to witness before. Sat Nam Waheguru, Sat Nam Waheguru, Sat Nam Waheguru| My heart wound itself into a fastness my 6 year old body couldn’t understand, but I…

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A review of Her Name Is Kaur by Bhavna K. Bhandari Mahal

While I’d like to think I chose Sikhi, I believe the truth is Sikhi chose me. The two strongest female influences in my life were my beautiful Mother and my strong-willed Dadima (paternal grandmother). My mother was a liberal Hindu who was extremely kind, loving, and inclusive of all cultures and walks of life. She…