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  1. What about speculating on the money markets? Is that forbidden too?
  2. I don't think so. These mainstream media types only ever sing white man's songs for them. They wouldn't be in that job otherwise. By the way I heard she comes from one Hindu and one Sikh parent, so she might not be exactly sympathetic to Singhs. She's might be another leftfield attractive token. As a bloke, if I was in an analogous position (say as a young boy), where I'd be helpless in the face of overwhelming numbers and vicious intent. I would f**king appreciate it if someone put one in my head rather than face prolonged repeated anal rapes and mutilation and humiliation. But chalo. Again folks, notice how Anita's granddad was away being a soldier boy for goray, whilst his whole family got annihilated. Lesson to be learnt.
  3. Thanks. But I need to sign in for that. Is it available on youtube?
  4. We should be REALLY careful of the language we use. We shouldn't let left OR right wing terminology become entwined in a pro-Sikh perspective. And protests are useless unless they have serious nuisance value, and our lot aren't inclined for this. It looks like millennials are completely risk-averse in this respect. It's like they have had the anakh brainwashed out of them.
  5. It's an ongoing thing in England. Appease the threat from muslims by demonising Sikhs.
  6. In the first one (shown a few years ago) she seemed livid at her own people because one of her relatives was killed (by other relatives) rather than captured and sexualy abused.
  7. This is obviously on the books. Pretty soon (if not already) they wont need too much of an indigenous agricultural sector as they'll have enough enough money to fly or ship most of their food like a lot of western countries do.
  8. I absolutely agree. But like I said, Panjab does generate plenty of money, and the SGPC, which is essentially a de facto government, has enough money (through the donations of Sikhs) to use this to modernise the region. We all know the centre doesn't like us, to expect them to actually help is bordering on insanity.
  9. Why wait for independence? Why can't they start doing it now? Why didn't Panjabi SIkhs start this years ago? There is a backwards conservatism when it comes to innovation out there, not to mention widespread petty jealousy.
  10. With hindsight I think one of the biggest weaknesses of the movement was its economic vision. I think some younger people might forget (or might not know) that the lehar took place on the back of the (now infamous) green revolution. There was way too much dependence on the agricultural industry. Given the water issues even back then, it would've been more prudent to diversify the economy in Panjab at that point. I think even this dependence on agriculture is a legacy of colonialism, with a lot of the alternate industries that existed in M. Ranjit Singh's time (that may have developed into modern economies) being destroyed. I mean, Panjab was a thriving weapons manufacturer previously. The oft-repeated crying that the 'gorment' doesn't invest in Panjab for these things is pathetic in my eyes. We all know that Gurdwara donations alone (which end up largely in SGPC hands) could more than cover this. Who would've thought that a few decades later, India would be at the forefront of space programs and technology, whilst Panjab is wracked with smack and narcotics issues. I think another MASSIVE failure was the misconception (many of us had, including me) that the international community would give a toss about Sikh sovereignty/independence. We now know that the UN doesn't really care and is a toothless beast anyway. Brits did their thing of pretending to be neutral but in reality being far from. We didn't have anything to bargain with like others might (like oil and other natural resources), which might have impelled people to assist us (even if for selfish motives). Our perception of the wider world and international politics was unbelievably naive.
  11. Jagraj wasn't your 'ahhm' parcharak. He boldly tackled issues in the UK that the average parcharakh would never dare to, lest they stood out from the crowd and lost even those few pennies that the Gurdwara committees contemptuously threw at them. Bhai Jagraj was of a different mold. He played his part in highlighting the grooming issue, and condemned those who washed their hands of this serious matter. He faced up to xtian and islamic parcharaks when all we usually ever get is mundane 'preaching to the converted' in Gurdwaras. He encouraged us to be truly weapons trained with modern firearms. Importantly, he faced up to political realities of Sikhs in the UK, who have a habit of trusting authorities like gullible dimwitted (aka lulloo) children. He thought that the marches that take place in London were a waste of time (I feel the same way too). He faced up to scarcely touched historical truths of the anglo-Sikh relationship too and how it transformed Sikhi into 'Sikhism' which weakened us. He told us how caste in-between us became solidified at this time too - due to Brit policies of divide and rule. He fearlessly faced up to the ugly truth about partition (and told the world how this event effected his own family as well as the wider Sikh world). He challenged the British collusion in 1984 via the SAS. He travelled the world preaching. With his brother being like he is (Sunny), he showed us that we can strive in our faith as individuals regardless of our siblings. He done all of this and MUCH MUCH more - and all in an articulate fashion without a whiff of penduism. I remember that famous The Big Questions episode on the BBC where Bhai Jagraj was in the audience with another, much older (but apparently not wiser) chaaploose 'uncle' (Lalvani was his name - I think??). I think the way Jagraj confidently handled himself in stark contrast to the outright sycophancy of the other Sikh man there perfectly exemplified his importance to me. I mean imagine Jagraj wasn't there! Imagine what weak, guileless, sycophantic stereotypical impression of Sikhs that uncle would have left on the minds of viewers......... I agree that all quality, heart felt parchaar should be rewarded (but we should be careful of making this reward the objective of the paracharaks). But in this case given the groundbreaking, precedent setting nature of Bhai Jagraj's contribution, I'm not surprised that people feel he is especially worthy of attention - the least we can do is give his family a little hand-up for all he gave us - and when it was needed the most too. I thought I'd post this just to remind everyone how effective he was at conveying uncomfortable truths, even in difficult circumstances:
  12. Said the man who loves talking about Sikhi but can't be asked to learn Gurmukhi.... You're a comedian Virk.
  13. Who would you put your money on?
  14. Well, I only just told you you need to stop relying on others for this information and go direct. And straight away you do exactly what I'm saying is a waste of time?!?!? Mine and yours. Absorb yourself in it and see what comes to you. Leave all preconceptions behind. I don't have the time or desire to minutely analyse your words mate. It's the weekend. If you seriously don't realise how much your perspective will be skewed because of language barriers after all that's been said - that ain't too bright. Foreign translations should only ever be a gateway, a first tentative step - if you've liked what you've read so far - get in deeper and experience the real thing. This isn't about intellectualising this is about experiencing. Which nicely reminds me to get on with life and stop wasting time on the web like a proper knob. See ya.