Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicSikhism

Topic: Sikhism

Sikh student detained for wearing Kirpan at US varsity

A Sikh student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte was allegedly detained on the campus for wearing Kirpan, BJP leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa claimed, sharing a video of the incident.

Guru Arjan’s friend Mian Mir laid Golden Temple’s foundation stone and offered namaz

Jahangir called Mian Mir 'rich in poverty and independent of mind' in his autobiography. But the Mughal earned the pir's ire by torturing Guru Arjan.

SubscriberWrites: Guru Granth sahib teaches ‘Hukam’ and how life is shaped by this divine order

Hukam is believed to be another law of the universe as that of gravity, light or sound. Everyone is subject to this law and no one is beyond it

Almost 2 months since Amritsar ‘sacrilege’ lynching, police yet to identify killers or victim

Amritsar DCP says no arrests made, yet to determine name of man killed or the cause of death. Some residents support lynching because man tried to 'desecrate' Guru Granth Sahib.

Sikh clergy, scholars reject Modi’s Veer Baal Diwas — ‘10th Guru’s sons weren’t just brave kids’

PM Modi said Sunday that 26 Dec would be marked as ‘Veer Baal Diwas’. Apex Sikh bodies & scholars say move is appreciable, but the words don't do justice to Sahibzadas’ martyrdom.

Another man killed in Punjab for ‘sacrilege bid’, hours after Golden Temple lynching

The killing took place at Gurdwara Nijampur Mod on Kapurthala-Subhanpur road amid an altercation between police and a crowd that refused to hand over the culprit, police said.

What is ‘beadbi’ or sacrilege in Sikhism, which sees Guru Granth Sahib as living Guru

Long-simmering controversies about ‘beadbi’ in Sikhism have come to the fore with several incidents over the past few years, including Saturday's lynching at Golden Temple.

Punjab’s many Dalit Sikhs – Ramdasia, Ravidasia, Mazhabis, Ranghretas, Rai, Sansi

Charanjit Singh Channi is a Ramdasia, whose elevation as Punjab CM has propelled the issues and political identity of Dalit Sikhs to the centre stage of the state's politics.

Guru Arjan Dev, the martyr whose death changed the course of Sikhism

The fifth Sikh guru, credited with compiling the Adi Granth, was a staunch advocate of tolerance, equality and pluralism.

Guru Hargobind — the sixth guru, credited for spearheading militarisation of Sikhs

On his 376th death anniversary, ThePrint explores Guru Hargobind’s life and his role in shaping Sikh traditions.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.