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Releasing: Gurbani search for mobile

Releasing: Gurbani search for mobile

Gurbani searching on the mobile used to be tough. Symbian and Android phones do not support Unicode with Indic support, which is required to use gurmukhi websites. Opera Mini allowed us to read gurbani, but entering search text is a different matter. I have developed a web page that allows you to do this, but […]

Bandi Chhor Diwas

Bandi Chhor Diwas

Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji, sixth Sikh Guru emerging from Gwalior Fort where he was imprisoned by Emperor Jahangir. Along with him, 52 Hindu chieftains were also released, on request from the Guru. Sikhs celebrate Diwali festival as “Bandi Chhor Diwas” because the Guru reached Amritsar back on the Diwali day. For the full story visit […]

Sajid does not understand Sikhism

Sajid does not understand Sikhism

In a recent episode of India’s Got Talent Season 2, there was a performance by a Sikh group, showcasing Sikh martial arts using swords with some beautiful music, which had one 5-6 year old kid as part of the group. One of the judges, Sajid Khan mentioned that while the performance was “okay”, the involvement […]

<i>Vaisakhi</i>

Vaisakhi

Can’t believe I haven’t written about Vaisakhi before – its one of the most important events in Sikh history. Also known as Baisakhi, this is a harvest festival that marks the beginning of a new year as per the local calendar. More important, for Sikhism it also marks the birth of the Khalsa – the […]

Japuji Sahib: the video

The video below is the result of approx. 50 hours of computer time, over a one year period – first five Pauri’s (steps) of Japuji Sahib, explained. Hope you enjoy.

Religion = Science

Religion = Science

There are many groups of people which claim that there is a disconnect between science and religion. I do not however see any disconnect – I will start from a scientist’s point of view. Albert Einstein did not believe in God. However, attributing to quantum mechanics he did say “God does not play dice.” He […]