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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Gora Sikh

Very inspirational video! What a punjabi!
Although Sikhism does not have missionaries around world,more and more white people convert to sikhism. More people are discovering sikhism in the 21 st century. I have seen white sikhs in Amritsar (may be from Miri Piri Academy).


LOVE THE PHOTO! by Harry Singh by Harry Singh

I recently stumbled upon Harry's Singh blogspot. I would say it's really exciting and very spiritual blog. Harry blogs about arranged marriage, about changing values of young sikhs...

"She wanted her hubby to trim his beard and better still, cut his hair, if he could. "Tussi dekhoge, tussi change disso ge" (You will see, you will look better). "
For full story please visit:

Monday, January 28, 2008

France sikhs and turbans

France stokes a turban revolution.

Chandigarh, January 24 - The turban controversy in France has virtually triggered a wave of awakening about its importance in this part of the country.

Schools are being set up to train Sikh youths in turban tying. Competitions are being held by various Sikh organisations to honour the youths who have perfected the art of tying turban.After 1990 Sikh youths, in big numbers, had started becoming clean-shaven and these were mainly from colleges and universities.

But, now, it appears, the turban is staging a comeback in a big way in this region.The most interesting development is turban has become theme of Punjabi folklore, especially Punjabi folk songs in recent past. A large number of folk songs have been dedicated to turban by Punjabi singers in recent months. Ravinder Grewal’s folk song “pag banani na bhul jayo, o Punjabio” has been a hit for several weeks. Babbu Mann’s recently released song “pehlan main sardar han” is topping the popularity charts in the region. It is the first time Babbu has worn the turban while singing the song in the video. A few weeks ago Hardip Gill came out with Punjabi hit on turban theme “pagan cho pag sardaran di.Earlier, Shamsher Sandhu’s song “geet hove Punjabian di pag varga” had become a hit. Pammi Bhai’s latest song “pagan cho pag Patiala shahi e” has become a hot song. Another song by Bitta from Batala topping the popularity charts is “tohar sadi jag to niari mitro, sadi pag sanu jan ton piari mitro”. A duet “har pase teri pagri the gal ve” sung by Nikku and Jaspinder Narula has also become immensely popular.Earlier, also turban used to be part of the Punjabi songs but in a different contest. “Pagri sambhal jatta” had become a theme song of the freedom movement in the farmer community all over the country.

All Punjabi folk singers such as Yamla Jat, Karamjit Dhuri, Chandi Ram, Harcharan Grewal, Didar Sandhu used to tie turban in a peculiar style while singing on stage. Gurdas Mann was perhaps the first artiste who did not wear turban but became a famed Punjabi folk singer. Abroad it was Malkiat Singh of “tutak tutak tutian” fame, who made the turban popular. Daler Mehndi also played vital role in making turban popular. “Whenever any minority community faces adverse situation with regard to its identity, it obviously reacts strongly. Apart from resorting to agitations and other modes of protest, it uses its folklore to inspire its constituents to defend the identity,” says a social scientist.

-By Sarbjit DhaliwalTribune News Service

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My respect to all Sikhs who are wearing turbans!
Thanks for keeping your traditions and beliefs alive!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Amritsar is the best

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Picture from Golden Temple 2006

Amritsar is located in the northwest part of India in the State of Punjab, 32 miles (51 km) east of Lahore, Pakistan. Name Amritsar derives from AmÅ—it-sarovar meaning "The Pool of the Nectar of Immortality".
It is home to beautiful and most spiritual place I have ever been - the Harimandir Sahib, also known as the Golden Temple, and is the spiritual and cultural centre of the Sikh religion.

This important sikh shrine attracts more visitors than the Taj Mahal in Agra .I've been an I'd seen Taj Mahal and I will say it wasn't what I was expecting at all - I'm not in love with it. Looks better on pictures.

Golden Temple is the number one destination for non-resident Indians (NRI) in the whole of India. It is also known for the unfortunate incidents of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre while under British Rule (1919) and Operation Bluestar in (1984) under the Late Prime Minsiter Indira Gandhi.

If you are in Amritsar I suggest spending whole day there.


Saturday, January 26, 2008

Turbans are no threat. THE Times of India news

Turbans are no threat to secularism.


"There is absolutely nothing wrong in Sikh organisations and individuals in India urging Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss the issue of the ban on wearing turbans in France. The turban is merely one among many outward religious symbols that the French republic has outlawed in public institutions and photo identity. To be seen to be secular, the French government has gone to the extent of specifying even the size of religious symbols like the cross that could be displayed on a person. Secularism, however, is not about denial of individual rights; it is about keeping religion out of the state’s hair and vice versa. Understandably, Sikhs across the world are upset and anguished over the French ban on turbans in public institutions. Wearing a turban does not in any manner compromise the safety, security or health of either the wearer or those around him. Nor does it undermine the secular nature of the French republic. So is there really a case for the ban? It befits a democracy to maintain a clear separation between religion and state. However, making the distinction into a divide only leads to a secularism that is militant, even aggressive to the point of preventing people from expressing their beliefs peacefully. By making secularism a state religion, France has only given liberalism a bad name."

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Read new article about first new Sikh school in France.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Love Punjab

In my previous blog I mentioned I LOVE PUNJAB DESIGN.
Simple but lovely!
You can buy it on Desi Legend family gift shop.
You are welcome!


I love Punjab

While I was designing new t-shirt design, I found cool and very trendy website:
Here you can find wrist bands with "Proud to be Sikh" written on it.
Join hands in spreading sikh awareness around the world!
Or if you want t-shirts for your friends or family member with

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Punjabi language websites

I just thought this time I should put my faivourite punjabi language websites which are available online:
Very cool websites for anyone wanting to learn punjabi:

Hope it will be helpful to someone! Good luck!

Soon I'm going to create a Gurmukhi t-shirt section on:

Please check for desi designs! Great gift idea for family member or friend!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Singh is king t-shirts

Sat sri akal!
Here is one more new design from me.
Oh, I have spent a lot of time but it is indeed my favourite one.
As well it's quite popular on my website
Thanks to all my customers who bought it....

Jatt surnames

Here I present you my new Jatt t-shirt design.
Available in many Jatt names:
Aulakh,Arya, Atwal,Brar,Barar,Sandhu,Sidhu,Gill and many more coming!

Check out website: for more desi designs.

Hope you can find cool gift for your family member, friend or colleague.


If you can't find you name please leave a comment here, please!

New Desi T-shirt shop opening soon!

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