Annual Kirtan at the National Cathedral

Panthic, Community | November 18, 2011

Reporting from Washington - Gurbani kirtan filled the gothic arches of the Washington National Cathedral as a Sikh jatha sang Guru Tegh Bahadur’s shabad.


Litigations Increase: Yogi Bhajan’s Wife vs. His Secretaries

The Fight For Yogi Bhajan’s Empire

Panthic, Community, People | November 11, 2011

Inderjit Kaur Puri, widow of Yogi Harbhajan Singh Khalsa, stands to win 100 percent of the couple’s living trust, without having to split any of it with her husband’s Caucasian female assistants.


President's Wishes on Guru Nanak Jayanti

Politics, Panthic, Community | November 10, 2011

I send my best wishes to all those observing the anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the first Sikh Guru.


Bandi Chhor Divas at the White House

Politics, Panthic, Community, Minority Report | November 07, 2011

President Barack Obama conspicuously recognized the Sikh gurpurab, Bandi Chhor Divas, during the official celebration of Divali, a Hindu festival, and for the first time welcomed a Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee representative to the White House, Sikh groups said.


California Governor Considering Reward in Sikh Shootings

Panthic, Community, Minority Report | November 04, 2011

Sikhs in Elk Grove, California, are still awaiting Governor Jerry Brown’s decision on posting a reward for information leading to an arrest in connection with the shooting deaths of two elderly Sikh men on March 4.


Phoolka: Evidence Against Nath Well Documented

Politics, Panthic, Community, Minority Report, People | November 02, 2011

Harvinder Singh Phoolka, a human rights lawyer working for justice for the victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh pogroms, said he has evidence of Indian Minister of Urban Development Kamal Nath’s involvement in the massacre.


U.S. State Department Considering Nath Immunity

Politics, Panthic, Community, Minority Report, People | October 29, 2011

Reporting from Washington - The U.S. Department of State is still considering providing a statement of diplomatic immunity for Kamal Nath, Indian minister of urban development, who is facing a civil lawsuit in New York for his alleged participation in the 1984 anti-Sikh pogroms in New Delhi.


Golden Temple Loses Tea to Bibiji

Panthic, Community, People | October 20, 2011

Inderjit Kaur Puri, widow of the late religious leader Yogi Harbhajan Singh Khalsa, is now the proud owner of the trademarks ‘Yogi’ and ‘Yogi Tea,’ and she is not licensing them back to Golden Temple of Oregon, the Eugene food company that partially funds his nonprofit organizations, including the religious organizations, Sikh Dharma International and 3HO (Happy, Healthy, Holy Organization), a group that teaches Kundalini yoga.


For Sikhtoons-walla, It's All About the Dastaar at Comic Con

Sikhtoons to Launch T-Shirts

Panthic, Community, People | October 06, 2011

Vishavjit Singh, creator of Sikhtoons, will be the first Sikh at the largest comic convention on the East coast, showcasing the dastaar.


Vegas PD's Custom Sikh Curriculum

Education, Minority Report | September 28, 2011

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department created and released this month a custom Sikh cultural awareness module in its training program for law enforcement.


Activism and Outreach From 9/11 Hate Killing

Minority Report | September 19, 2011

A new kind of activism was born out of the Balbir Singh Sodhi tragedy ten years ago when he became the first person killed in the backlash against those perceived to be related to the 9/11 attackers.


Faith Groups Denounce Rise in Islamophobia a Decade After 9/11

The Root Cause of Prejudice Against Sikhs

Minority Report | September 11, 2011

Reporting from WASHINGTON – A group of religious leaders representing the Islamic, Jewish, Christian and Sikh communities this week commemorated the 9/11 attacks by denouncing the rise of Islamophobia and by asking Americans to overcome the fear and division that has defined the decade since the tragedy.


Litigation Continues in the First Yogi Bhajan Trial

The Fight For Yogi Bhajan’s Empire

Politics | September 03, 2011

The trial phase of the first major lawsuit, which will decide the future of Yogi Bhajan's Empire, has ended but the litigation process continues with the addition of a new defendant.


NYC Sikhs Give Boost for Federal Workplace Religious Freedom Law

Politics, Minority Report | August 26, 2011

A new bill, initiated by Sikh activists and enacted by the New York City council, to protect workers against religious discrimination, adds momentum for such legislation at the federal level, a U.S. senator said.


Historical Collection Under the Hammer

Panthic, Education, Community | August 17, 2011

A highly important collection of documents and artifacts of the Sikh empire and the Punjab are going under the hammer on Thursday, August 18, at Mullock’s auction house in Ludlow, Shropshire, England.


Bibiji's Lawsuit

The Fight For Yogi Bhajan’s Empire

Panthic, Community, People | July 28, 2011

Yogi Harbhajan Singh Khalsa gave his wife the title of Bhai Sahiba, Chief Religious Minister of Sikh Dharma, but Inderjit Kaur Puri prefers to simply be called Bibiji.


Minimal Progress on Bullying Prevention in NYC Schools

Politics, Panthic, Education, Community, Minority Report | July 22, 2011

On his way home from school, Sanjeet had stopped by a local deli to grab a bite to eat when some boys came from behind and pulled off his dastaar. New York City Councilman Daniel Dromm, who was a teacher at the time, saw the incident and tried unsuccessfully to stop the perpetrators.


The First Punjabi Public School

Panthic, Education, Community, Minority Report | July 12, 2011

Sikh children in Sacramento, California, will have an opportunity beginning this fall to attend the first Punjabi-language school in the United States.


Selling Golden Temple

The Fight For Yogi Bhajan’s Empire

Panthic, Community, People | June 29, 2011

Kartar Singh Khalsa, head of Yogi Harbhajan Singh Khalsa’s business empire, testified in the Multnomah County Circuit Court in Portland, Oregon, that selling the rights to the ‘Golden Temple’ brand name was just good business.


Camp For At-Risk Bhujangis

Panthic, Community | June 23, 2011

The time has come for a Sikh camp for at-risk teenagers who are having problems with school or family, exhibiting low self-esteem or motivation, making poor peer or relationship choices, defying authority or responsibility, or experimenting with drugs or alcohol.


SSS Testifies

The Fight For Yogi Bhajan’s Empire

Panthic, Community | June 21, 2011

Before his death in 2004, Yogi Harbhajan Singh Khalsa told his longtime secretary, Sardarni Guru Amrit Kaur Khalsa, that after he was gone she would become the Siri Sikhdar Sahiba of Sikh Dharma International, she testified in the Multnomah County Circuit Court in Portland, Oregon.


The Fight For Yogi Bhajan’s Empire

Guru Singh Khalsa's Testimony

Panthic, Community | June 16, 2011

Mukhia Singh Sahib Guru Singh Khalsa was the first witness on the stand at the Multnomah County Circuit Court, in Portland Oregon, where the battle is on for control of the late Yogi Harbhajan Singh Khalsa’s empire.


NY Court Ejects Gurdwara President

Politics, Panthic, Community | June 10, 2011

The management dispute that resulted in the disturbing Youtube video of a brawl at the Baba Makhan Shah Lubana Sikh Center in New York ended yesterday with a court decision to disqualify the current president and name the person designated by the gurdwara’s selection committee as its rightful president.


Man Gets 13 Years in Hate Crime of Sikh Cabby

Panthic, Community, Minority Report | June 04, 2011

Pedro Antonio Ramirez was sentenced in a California court yesterday to 13 years in prison for his part in the November 2010 hate crime and assault of Harbhajan Singh, a Sikh cab driver.


Competition Inspires Youth Kirtan

Panthic, Community | June 03, 2011

Reporting from Silver Spring, Maryland - The annual kirtan competition is a platform for Sikh youth to learn Gurmat sangeet.