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  1. One of the top reasons for the muslim prison population was for drugs but wonder if the grooming cases has usurped that? If the authorities pulled their finger out and detained all those returnee "tourists" from Iraq and Syria, the muslim prison population would "explode" (pardon the pun).
  2. There is nothing that deteriorates more than an area that becomes a muslim dominated one. It sucks out the vibrancy out of an area. For starters, the diversity of shops gets sucked out of the area. You are stuck with halal fried chicken shop , halal butchers, Islamic book shop and a hijab fabric shop. You lose all the other type of facilities. This puts off people coming into thsee areas (even muslims ). At least in Sikh/Hindu areas you get a much more variety of shopping and it actually attracts goreh to come. Southall even though traditionally Sikh area is quite international because you get overseas visitors buying clothing or visiting jewelry shops, dining in the restaurants, visiting Havelock gurdwara. The fried chicken shops are open late at night and they tend to attract all sorts of weirdos. It creates more hygiene problems because the increase in these fast food joints (muslims seem to be very keen on this type of business) means more litter and rubbish which means rat infestation. Muslim owned restaurants seem to have the most Health and Safety issues in terms of hygiene. How many times can one hear of cockroach infestations or rat droppings in these places. These areas tend to attract a lot of drug dealers and brings all sorts of other stuff such as pimping/prostitution, particular since the mini cabbing brigade has a big part to play in this. The parking gets far worse in these areas (even compared to hindu/sikh areas) because muslims have a bigger chip on their shoulders and think they can get away with more. This happens particularly when there is a mosque close by. The area becomes overcrowded and more slum like. One of the things muslims tend to do when venturing into new territories is to open up a halal based establishment in a non muslim area. This is done deliberately to try to attract muslims into an area. It's like planting a flag. Property prices drop very quickly and more move in very quickly.
  3. Polish/Baltic societies are fairly traditional. Not like west Europeans.
  4. I do sometimes wonder why we as Sikhs prefer to help non-Sikhs over their own. I wonder if we as Sikhs hold ourselves to a different standard compared to non-Sikhs. I think somewhere in our subconscious if we see a non-sikh that needs help we seem them as weaker than us and therefore we help them. But if we see a Sikh in position of needing help we expect them to be stronger and expect them to pull themselves up by their bootstraps. Our expectation of them is to be more resourceful. There is an image of invincibility amongst ourselves that we should have never gotten in that position in the first place and we should be too proud to ask for help. We have somewhat an inverse relationship with ourselves in that we are soft on non-Sikhs but tough with our own Sikhs. Whereas it is the opposite with other communities. I know Dashmesh Pita said "Recognise humanity as one" which is used as the main logo for Khalsa Aid but we are humans also. However, we are distinct set of humans. We are a people, a nation just like other nations. There is that old adage "charity begins at home"
  5. It cannot be said to be Indian Punjabi or Pakistani Punjab but obviously there are going to be differences in accents and dialects. Also, it's been over 70 years. Accents/Dialects and languages do change over time. If you watch an old black and white film and compare the English with what's spoken today, it will be intelligible but it is not how it is spoken today. Can we expect any different with Punjabi?
  6. The success of Gurgaon is a very recent phenomenon. Only 30 years ago, it was an extremely backward area.
  7. The big elephant in the room is the proximity of Delhi to Punjab. Gurgaon and Noida's success is largely due to being close to Delhi. Delhi being the capital city is going to grab a large share of the resources. Delhi is a parasite city that feeds off other states. If after partition, India's capital was shifted further south to say Madya Pradesh/Andhra Pradesh/Maharashtra borders, Delhi''s influence would have been seriously curtailed and they would have had less clout to steal our waters.
  8. The British wanted some division but not too much division. If you look at the geopolitical implications from the map above, India touches Central Asia, Middle East, South East Asia, east Asia, as well as the Indian oceans where Australia and Africa would be in easy reach. The level of potential influence would have been too much for the various powers. It was easier to have the country carved into two because it is simpler to control. Having multiple states would become too hard to control. In the history of mankind, the most successful and prosperous states were always smaller states. The irony of what we are seeing these days is new countries are being carved into smaller units. Even with brexit, there are people who want London to seperate from the rest of the UK as well as Scotland. Something to ponder.
  9. I think they understood far better than we realise. During the raj, they documented and researched everything from village, religion, language, cultures. They did their homework.
  10. The British are responsible for a lot of things and they were doing it for their own benefit. But no country will go into another country if it wasn't. An ancient complex civilisation like India should know better.
  11. If there is one thing in politics that needs to be learnt it is this: Promises mean nothing
  12. I have followed Rajiv Malhotra for a few years on social media. He is clearly a very intelligent man, accomplished in his field made a lot of money out of it before moving onto his Hindu pursuits. His main bone of contention is the western influence on Indian thought. His claim is that many institutes are anti-hindu. He has a big problem with Christian missionaries. His method is to use purva rakshah (or something very similar to that term) which means reversing the gaze on western intellectualism and do critical analysis on the west. If you you-tube ,he has this presentation on the west with power-point and slides from an indic point of view. It is really quite insightful. However, even though his type have this intellectual arrogance where everything that came from India was the best and correct. The irony is his critique uses a western based framework to "reverse the gaze". He calls himself an intellectual kashtriya.
  13. Funny how we are a Sect of Hindus when it suits them and then we are massacred we are not. Have you seen any other sect of hindus treated like this. I don't see Sai Baba devotees given this treatment or Vaishnavites or Shaivites for that matter.
  14. Lessons to be learnt from the Khalistan Movement

    One of the things that has always had me in a quandary is the relationship between the individual and the collective. If we want to change things, we have to change ourselves. So if we want better for the quam we have to better for ourselves. If enough of us do it then in theory we would have a better quam but unfortunately it does not always work like that.