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Saturday, September 30, 2006
Hooligan Football attack on Sikh

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23369079-details/
Left+for+dead:+sickening+CCTV+attack+on+Sikh+victim+by+English+football+fans/
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by SikhSpeak @ 10:01 pm comments: 0
Thursday, September 28, 2006
Kirtan Events (UK) in Rememberance




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Monday, September 25, 2006
Back To Their Father

This is something that I couldn't leave unmentioned. As I am sure many are aware three young GurSikhs passed away in the Lake District area (UK). Our thoughts go out to their families and friends. In our thoughts, prayers and ardaas.



by SikhSpeak @ 10:30 pm comments: 1
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Anokhe Amar Shaheed Baba Deep Singh Ji

The above film (costing 2.5 Karore) is the most expensive Sikh film ever (mind you that's not saying alot). The film is about the life and 2 major battles of Baba Deep Singh Ji, with playback and the score from esteemed (Bollywood) musicians.



The film, itself is a great look at Baba Deep Singh Ji, his life, and what he stood for...although there is some pretty ordinary acting and some pretty naff fight scenes (i.e. they don't touch each other) on the whole this was by no means a poor effort - in fact, to the contrary quite impressive. A long way to go...but a start in the right direction, can't wait for more Sikh related films (we badly need them). VCDs/DVDs are due to be released in a few months. This film (to my knowledge is playing in India, USA, Canada and the UK. I recommend this film - SO GO SUPPORT!

More Info: http://www.tribuneindia.com/2006/20060921/aplus1.htm#1

by SikhSpeak @ 10:01 am comments: 0
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Maharaja Duleep Singh


More than a century after his death the life of Maharjah Duleep Singh continues to generate intense interest, intrigue, and debate. This one figure whose life personifies the tensions, and triumphs associated with the meeting of these two nations has often polarised observers. Some see him as victim of history whilst others judge him harshly for his human frailties.

This groundbreaking documentary film offers an informed insight into the conspiracy that would eventually result in the tragic exchange of a kingdom for a wreath. Courtesy of: http://www.asht.info/243


by SikhSpeak @ 10:22 am comments: 0
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
A Sorry State of Affairs

It is very rare that we make a seriousish post, but this is just that. It is well known that there is some in-fighting in Gurdwara elections, propaganda, mud-slinging... However, I have not known disprespect on this scale.

Recently, as many may be aware there was some "bollywood shooting" outside (and using the car park of) Sri Guru Singh Sabha Park Ave Gurdwara (in Southall, UK). What occured can only be described as a complete lack of sentiments and a complete lack of brains (on the part of the Gurdwara comittee, please see the videos below and make up your own mind).



http://www.sikhsangat.com/index.php?showtopic=20946 [Discussion topic in SikhSangat]
http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1343.shtml [Article]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1r-8MnAaZNE

by SikhSpeak @ 12:34 pm comments: 0
Sunday, September 17, 2006
Something Cool

Found this whilst on Shinda Singh's Blog...funky... It's a sign generatory thingymajig

Ninja!

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Saturday, September 16, 2006
The Interview With God

I dreamed I had an interview with God.
"So you would like to interview me?" God asked.
"If you have the time" I said.

God smiled. "My time is eternity."
"What questions do you have in mind for me?"
"What surprises you most about humankind?"

God answered...
"That they get bored with childhood, they rush to grow up,
and then long to be children again."
"That they lose their health to make money...
and then lose their money to restore their health."

"That by thinking anxiously about the future,
they forget the present, such that they live in neither
the present nor the future."
"That they live as if they will never die,
and die as though they had never lived."

God's hand took mine and we were silent for a while.
And then I asked... "As a parent, what are some of life's lessons
you want your children to learn?"

"To learn they cannot make anyone love them.
All they can do is let themselves be loved."
"To learn that it is not good to compare themselves to others."

"To learn to forgive by practicing forgiveness."
"To learn that it only takes a few seconds
to open profound wounds in those they love,
and it can take many years to heal them."

"To learn that a rich person is not one who has the most,
but is one who needs the least."
"To learn that there are people who love them dearly,
but simply have not yet learned how to express or show their feelings."

"To learn that two people can look at the same thing
and see it differently."
"To learn that it is not enough that they forgive one another,
but they must also forgive themselves."
"Thank you for your time," I said humbly.

"Is there anything else you would like your children to know?"
God smiled and said, "Just know that I am here... always."

- author unknown

by SikhSpeak @ 7:59 am comments: 0
Tuesday, September 12, 2006

A Legacy Like No OTHER!

Guru Nanak Dev Ji and Sikhi - WATCH THIS it's great (available on DVD from restoringthepride.com)

by SikhSpeak @ 10:12 am comments: 0

Some Vids

Just a couple of videos...I know updates have been slow...will pick up again soon....

by SikhSpeak @ 10:10 am comments: 0
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Waheguru My Friend! [A Poem]

Isn't it strange how a £20 note seems like such a large amount
when you donate it to the gurdwara, but such a small amount when you go shopping?
Isn't it strange how 2 hours seem so long when you're at the gurudwara,
and how short they seem when you're watching a good movie?

Isn't it strange that you can't find a word to say when you're praying,
but you have no trouble thinking what to talk about with a friend?
Isn't it strange how difficult and boring it is to read one chapter of the Guru Granth Sahib,
but how easy it is to read 100 pages of a popular novel?

Isn't it strange how everyone wants front-row-tickets to concerts or games,
but they do whatever is possible to sit at the back of the gurdwara?
Isn't it strange how we need to know about an event for the gurudawara 2-3 weeks
before the day so we can include it in our agenda,
but we can adjust it for other events in the last minute?

Isn't it strange how difficult it is to learn a fact about Waheguru to share it with others,
but how easy it is to learn, understand, extend and repeat gossip?
Isn't it strange how we believe everything that magazines and newspapers say,
but we question the words in the Guru Granth Sahib?

Isn't it strange how everyone wants a place in heaven,
but they don't want to believe, do, or say anything to get there?
Isn't it strange how we send jokes in e-mails and they are forwarded right away,
but when we are going to send messages about Waheguru,
we think about it twice before we share it with others?

IT'S STRANGE ISN'T IT?
Be blessed, and keep Waheguru first

I got this via an e-mail..thought it was very nice and clever so sharing it with you guys....

by SikhSpeak @ 11:36 am comments: 0
Monday, September 04, 2006
Sikh Unit

Dear all, a while ago I posted about a free mixtape cd (Khalsa Revolution), after visiting www.shaheedi.com/sikhunit, I found another free mixtape cd with inspirtational/dedicational tracks from 1984 and issues surrounding the youth of today...

Not all the tracks were to my taste, but at least someone is trying to do something positive so download the tracks and enjoy..... P.S. The worldwide youth may like this CD - it's all in RAP....I enjoyed the track "Charanjeet." Let us know what you think...

"...She started cutting her hair cos she had split ends..."

by SikhSpeak @ 10:17 am comments: 0
Saturday, September 02, 2006

Guru Granth Sahib Ji

On the anniversary of SGGS Ji. This small video teaches quite a lot in 4 minutes, it's well worth the watch...also today are the GurSikh Meeting (in Toronto) and The Kirtan Sessions (UK) [See Below]

by SikhSpeak @ 1:12 am comments: 0
Friday, September 01, 2006

The Carlsberg Sikhism Spoof

This is soooo funny...had me in stitches. This is a Sikhi take on the Carlsberg flat-mate ad! CHECK IT!

by SikhSpeak @ 9:49 am comments: 0