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Diwali Celebration

A woman arranged clay lamps, or ‘diyas,’ for the upcoming Diwali festival in Mumbai, Oct. 30. These diyas traditionally filled with mustard oil are placed are lit and placed around entrances to homes during the festival. Divyakant Solanki/European Pressphoto Agency Diwali in India … Continue reading

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“Earth” . . . . film about the partition of India

Studying this  map, it is pretty amazing to see  how much progress India and to some degree Pakistan has made in the 69 years after partition.  After 300 years, Britain finally left two independent nations of India and Pakistan in … Continue reading

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More Details of the Good Deeds of the Sikhs

Yet another example of the good work and life of the Sikhs.  Thanks Judy !

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Langar Week in Ludhiana, India

Leaders of four major religions come together at the Friday Mosque to share a meal prepared  as a symbolic coming together to alleviate  world hunger.  Please watch the video which is not in English but worth a look.  After all … Continue reading

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The Sikh Religion at the Golden Temple, Amritsar, Punjab

The Golden Temple Part I . . . The Sikh Religion  Initial Post on March 25, 2013 by annetbell Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine when I was taking a “Religions of the World” class in college, that years later, I would … Continue reading

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BBC Partition of India ‘How the Hatred Began’. . . . . .

My blogger friend Sudharsan  at viruvasan.wordpress.com  sent me this amazing BBC video yesterday in response to my post on Wagah Border . The BBC always does such a wonderful job telling historical events and using  primary source film. In this … Continue reading

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The Sultan’s Langar

Sultan Ahmed Shah was a pious and generous ruler who founded Ahmedabad in 1411 as the capital city of Gujarat. He introduced the idea of a langar or community kitchen as he decreed that no on in his city should … Continue reading

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