Act like what? Prepare tarka on the carpet? Rub the tarka into the carpet on purpose to make sure it smells?
No decent urban Punjabi family (living in Punjab) has a kitchen without either a window-mounted exhaust fan or a chimney/hood from various Indian or international companies like Elica or Faber. Rural-style kitchens are all totally open, so there's no smell accumulation.
So, what are you talking about?
With respect, if these Sikh business owners in West Midlands are anything like the ones in West and East London, £150,000 is the sort of sum one would cough out if one sneezed too hard.
That the Gurdwara even needed to put out a public appeal speaks volumes about us as a community in the UK.
We struggle to achieve Khalistan, and rightly so.
We aspire to halemi Khalsa Raj, and rightly so.
We demand the return of our sovereignty over our stolen land, and rightly so.
But when the time comes to it, we as a 600,000+ strong community in this country are so disorganised we can't even nip something like this in the bud without it going public???
The whole situation is quite frankly a downright embarrassment.
The property purchase should have been dealt with discreetly between the Gurdwara committee and a few prominent Singhs alone.
It will be a sad indictment of Gurdwara committees in Birmingham in particular and the UK in general if they can't come together to solve this problem and help this particular Gurdwara out in this case.
Sadly, knowing what the committees are like, I am afraid that is a distinct possibility.