29 July 2009

The Beard of Swaran Singh - Part Two.

I am sitting here near Seattle on the hottest day ever recorded here. 102F, 38.9C. Not all that hot in Amritsar or Las Vegas, but deadly hot to these weak Seattlites. I'm OK, with a fan and a spray bottle of water.

So, for a summer break...

I know I have posted about Bhai Swaran Singh and his beard before, but I just came across this Youtube video and want to share it with you.

First, a still from the video:

The Beard of Swaran Singh
Then the caption from the video:
Mar. 11 - A Canadian man who has grown a beard that measures over seven feet long is all set to be endorsed in the record books.

Swaran Singh, a music teacher from Canada who is visiting his native Punjab, is the pride of all the Sikhs for sporting a beard that measures over 7 feet long.

He expects it to be endorsed in the Guinness Book of World Records.

As a devout Sikh, Singh wanted to inspire the young members of his community to retain the hair and not crop it.

(SOUNDBITE) (Punjabi) SWARAN SINGH: "God blessed every man with beard, but I have received special blessing from Him. I have done nothing special except caring it (beard). I have never applied any special hair oil on my beard and of course, I haven't done this for the sake of Guinness record."

And, at last, the video itself:


Happy summer to all (in the Northern Hemisphere). Happy winter to you in the hemisphere of Oz.
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23 July 2009

UPDATE - Slumdog Sikhs

A couple of days ago, I received this comment from Gurpreet Singh, prodocer of Slumdog Sikhs. I am certain that my readers will be interested in reading it:

Gurpreet Singh said...


The Youtube link is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM1s4CJ5-pQ

Besides pls also watch other videos on achievements so far. I am also giving a link to albums on Picasa:
21st June Link: http://picasaweb.google.com/gbpksehgal/6212009?authkey=Gv1sRgCPadmcip3dTr8wE&feat=directlink

Visit to Khaddor Sahib: Link - http://picasaweb.google.com/gbpksehgal/KhadoorSahibTrip27June09?authkey=Gv1sRgCKW3rLb557nHtAE&feat=directlink

15th July meeting of appx. 22 Gurudwaras to discuss Sikh issues and an attempt to unite them http://picasaweb.google.com/gbpksehgal/HeadsVolunteersFrom20Gurudwaras?authkey=Gv1sRgCJ27s5fSjNvGugE&feat=directlink

Gurudwara Sahib


--k progress: 17th July 2009 http://picasaweb.google.com/gbpksehgal/20090719?authkey=Gv1sRgCLvnq87nrLWuzwE&feat=directlink



I received this letter from IHRO today. Please read the letter and watch the video. Before going any farther, let me say I know nothing of this particular group. They seem legitimate. I do know that the conditions that our sister and brother Sikhs are living in are disgusting. I also know that we are, on the whole, a wealthy community and have the resources to alleviate these subhuman conditions.

Beyond that...idols in the Gurudwara Sahib? A lizard running across Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji? What they state at the end is absolutely true. Moist eyes will accomplish nothing. Action must be taken. I leave it to you, my dear ones to choose what action you will or won't take.

The letter:

Waheguru Jee Ka Khalsa Waheguru Jee Ki Fateh

Video Link: Watch Video

A study, conducted by SHS representatives, on Sikhs living in Delhi’s Sultanpuri Area has found that nearly 100% per cent of Sikhs of the area live here in sub-human conditions.
The plight of Sikhs of the area is presented through this documentary. Kindly visit the link below. Your suggestions are welcome. For any details contact info@sikhbusinesspages.com

Also Visit us at : Sikhs Helping Sikhs

We need volunteers to work on this project, so please come forward and help these Sikhs. Till now we have got a committment from various individuals and organisations for sponsoring 110 children in the area. We also have commitments from some individuals for reconstruction of Gurudwara Sahib.

"Save Life.. Register at www.Blood4All.co.in"
Waheguru Jee Ka Khalsa Waheguru Jee Ki Fateh


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21 July 2009

KP- Gill movie

Here is the latest winner in the Sikhtoons Captioning Contest. It sort of says it all.

By now, everyone knows that a Bollywood blockbuster glorifying that murdering ******* KP- Gill is being made in India.

WE MUST STOP THIS MOVIE. The damage it could do to our community in incaluable. Please Ssign the petition below today. Immediately. And leave a polite but firm comment, please.

*Please read & sign the petition below - stop the Indian Government from
producing a film that shows Sikhs as terrorists.
The multi million dollar Bollywood industry has a wide appeal to the youth
especially in Punjab. To further misinform the youth about Operation Blue

The film will have popular actor Sanjay Dutt play the role of "supercop" KPS
Gill. In addition, popular movie star Amitabh Bachchan will play another
role as police man in this film.

Both popular actors will be depicting cops as the brave heroes while Sikhs
will be portrayed as extreme terrorist. However, it was the cops who were
cowards and Sikhs who were brave freedom fighters.

Further info on:

1.) http://www.panthic.org/news/131/ARTICLE/5080/2009-07-03.html


Sikhs have suffered inhumane torture, kidnappings, abuse, rape, murder and
barbaric treatment at the hands of the so called officers of the law in


Please Sign the petition at: http://www.gopetition.com/


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04 July 2009

Independence Day - 2009 - 233 Years After

It is again Independence Day, the Fourth of July, in the United States of America. Without checking back, I believe I wrote a similar post last year and the year before. As we observe the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Year of Carnage, let us read once these words from 233 years ago - and think of how they apply to us as Sikhs. What is the purpose of government? Why do we have governments? And what should be done when the governments does not live up to its responsibilities? This immortal document, the most powerfully seditious document ever written answers those questions in clear, forthright and eloquent words. My fellow Khalistanis, listen up! (I know the language may be a bit difficult to those of you who do not have English as your first language, but please persevere, it's worth the effort.)

The Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen Colonies

In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident,
that all men are created equal,
that they are endowed by their Creator
with certain unalienable Rights,
that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men,
deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…

That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends,
it is the Right of the People
to alter or to abolish it,
and to institute new Government,
laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form,
as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established
should not be changed for light and transient causes;
and accordingly all experience hath shewn,
that mankind are more disposed to suffer,
while evils are sufferable,
than to right themselves by abolishing the forms
to which they are accustomed.

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations,
pursuing invariably the same Object
evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism,
it is their right,
it is their duty,
to throw off such Government,
and to provide new Guards for their future security