Sikh Representation - A Decolonised Perspective

Ranveer Singh | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Politics
Ranveer Singh

The only expectation the Sikh community have of the newly elected MPs, in terms of matters pertaining to the Panth, is the expectation of gaining an honest and upfront answer from the UK government on the Panthic objective; which for the Sikhs remains complete autonomy and independence from the Indian State.

The Significance Of Preet Gill Becoming The First Ever Female Sikh MP

Jas Singh | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Politics
Jas Singh

History has been made as we not only have the first ever turban wearing Sikh in Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi from Slough, but also the first ever female Sikh MP in Preet Kaur Gill from Birmingham Edgbaston. Since the results from Slough and Birmingham Edgbaston in the early hours there has been a buzz in the Sikh community.

Jeremy Corbyn Adviser Apologises For 'Offensive' Sikh Message

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Politics

An adviser to Jeremy Corbyn has apologised after the Labour leader was accused of offending the Sikh community. On Thursday, Corbyn tweeted a message ...

Religious Sectarianism: The Regressive-Left and Far-Right Respond

Benjamin David | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK
Benjamin David

We must not go astray in our commitment to the implementation of universal and inveterate human rights, rights not only for those persecuted minorities who are increasingly taking recourse in arguments which ground them, but for the tragic story of a couple who went so far as to honour their love for one another despite their disparate creeds and despite the dangers that regressive people in their isolated communities are viciously willing to pose.

Sikhs Protesting Interfaith Wedding At Leamington Spa Temple Incident 'Were Carrying Ceremonial Knives'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK

All but one of the “bladed weapons” seized after an incident at a Sikh temple which sparked a mass arrest were ceremonial, police have said. Arm...

Hero Sikhs Break Strict Religious Protocol To Save Four Drowning Men

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK

Two Sikh men broke a strict religious protocol to save the lives of four drowning young men. Friends, Inderpal and Kanwaljit Singh, unravelled thei...

Hero Sikh Abandons Religious Protocol By Using Turban To Help Injured Child

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK

A young Sikh has been praised for abandoning religious protocol after rushing to aid an injured child who had been hit by a car. Harman Singh was ...

Vaisakhi - Festival of Equality

Joty Chopra | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Joty Chopra

Recently I have come across many people who think the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi is the New Year of Sikhism. Vaisakhi, a completely different event is commonly misinterpreted as the Sikh New Year.

Sacred or Sham: Interfaith Marriage in the Sikh Community

Jody-Lan Castle | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK
Jody-Lan Castle

My husband and I had a Sikh marriage ceremony (Anand Karaj) in a Gurdwara in Hong Kong earlier this year. Clinging tightly to the ends of the red cloth draped between us, we walked around the Guru Granth Sahib four times...

Jessica Elgot

These Converts Challenge Everything You Think You Know About Religion | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK

Throughout November, The Huffington Post UK is featuring its Beyond Belief series, chronicling the remarkable lives of Britons who've taken on their f...

21 Glorious Pictures Of Hindus, Sikhs & Jains Celebrating Diwali

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK

Hindus, Jains and Sikhs will today celebrate the festival of lights, Diwali. The word Diwali comes from the Sanskrit deepavali, which means a row ...

5 Top Dishes To Celebrate Diwali

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Happy Diwali! Being one of the most significant celebrations in Indian culture, we figured you might be in need of some tasty recipes to impress your ...

Beautiful Sikh Exhibition Will Give You Massive Beard Envy

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The beard: a fashion statement that has really come into its own of late, with disasters and successes. Just take a walk in Shoreditch and you'll s...

Immigrants Rescued From Container Are 'Afghan Sikhs'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK

The immigrants rescued from a shipping container yesterday are Sikhs who are understood to be from Afghanistan, it has emerged. The 35-strong group...

Bearded Sikh Woman Proudly Stars In Exhibition Featuring World's Best Beards

Barcroft Media | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A new photography exhibition that showcases the world's best beards has been announced and it features a somewhat unlikely subject - a bearded woman. ...

Oak Creek Massacre, Two Years On

Kirat Raj Singh | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kirat Raj Singh

On Sunday 5th August 2012, a white supremacist shot and killed six people attending religious services at the suburban Wisconsin Sikh Gurdwara.

Sikhs To Boycott Downing Street Reception Over Massacre 'Whitewash'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK

Sikhs could boycott a Downing Street reception with the prime minister, to voice their anger at the UK's response to a 1985 massacre in India, after a...

'Bearded Lady' Defies Bullies With Her Inspirational Message

Huffington Post UK/ Barcroft Media | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A 23-year-old woman who was driven to self-harm by bullies who teased her mercilessly about her excessive facial hair has embraced her condition and n...

Khalsa Aid's Humanitarian Relief in Somerset Shows a Glimpse of a Future Post-Racial Britain

Claudia Tomlinson | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Politics
Claudia Tomlinson

Whilst the British Government has been immobilised by indecision, and confusion about its strategic response to the winter floods, Somerset has been left to drown. Large parts of the UK have been submerged under flood waters for months. No. 10 has failed to act as people in the region watch helplessly as their homes, businesses, cattle and crop become subsumed by contaminated water.

Sikhs Should Honour Joginder Singh's Memory by Fighting Islamophobia

Faisal Hanif | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Faisal Hanif

The news that an elder from the community has passed away is apart from the deep immediate sorrow an event that causes many to look on the future with some trepidation. Death in this context is so much more than just the passing of an individual. It represents the severing of a link to times and sacrifices that are all too distant for many second, generation immigrants.

1984 Sikhs' Kristallnacht

Kirat Raj Singh | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kirat Raj Singh

It was between the 31st October and 3rd November in 1984, that Sikhs in Delhi and other various parts of India were systematically targeted and massacred on a large scale. According to the even most conservative estimates, 8,000 Sikhs were killed over the four-day period, out of which 3,000 were in the capital city alone.

Since 9/11, Racism and Islamophobia Remain Intertwined

Steve Rose | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Politics
Steve Rose

As the dust around the fallen towers settled, a new wave of nationalism swept across America and racism soon followed. As these ideas are often faces of the same coin... Twelve years later, and this miasma continues to fester across Europe, the United States and Britain.

15 Indian Inventions and Discoveries That Shaped the Modern World - Part 3:

Abhaey Singh | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Tech
Abhaey Singh

In the first two parts of this India Independence Day series, I explained how India shaped our philosophy, gave us modern numerals and instituted pre-Athenian democracy...this instalment will cover five further notable Indian contributions that were well ahead of their time.

What Percentage Of Sikhs Are Proud To Be British?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK

Despite three quarters of them experiencing racism, 95% of British Sikhs are proud to have been born or to live in Britain. The 2013 British Sikh R...

My Vaisakhi Sewa

Jon Ashworth | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Politics
Jon Ashworth

One of the most exciting things about representing Leicester is being part of city of so many faiths. We have our splendid churches, our mosques, hindu temples, synagogues, a Jain temple and of course our Gurdwaras. I'm proud that we are city that celebrates every major religious festival.