ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫ਼ਤਹਿ ॥ Easter Term has hit us hard, and Summer is almost here! For those of you who have finished exams, congratulations, and for everyone else, best wishes for revision and for the exams! Yesterday marked the anniversary of Sant Teja Singh’s birth. Sant Teja Singh was a pioneer in that he laid the […]

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ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫ਼ਤਹਿ ॥ The Path to Freedom 323 years ago, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, positioned commandingly atop a hill in Anandpur Sahib, drew for their sword. The hill had been a regular congregation point for the Sikhs, but this particular day, in the Spring of 1699, was different. Sword brandished, the Guru asked for

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ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫ਼ਤਹਿ ॥ Happy New Year! We’ve got two reasons to celebrate today: one, a very long term is closer to ending; two, it’s the start of Chet and, therefore, the start of a new year per the Bikrami calendar! Let’s clarify some confusion, though. If you search “Sikh New Year” on Google, every

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ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫ਼ਤਹਿ ॥ Reflect, Reset, Renew We’ve hit Week 4 and, as hard as it may be to believe, Spring (Basant) is almost here. It’s also the last month of the Bikrami year – Phagun. If you’ve been to any of Vichaars on Fridays in the last couple of weeks, you know we’ve been

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ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫ਼ਤਹਿ ॥ Election Season With the holidays drawing to a close, we hope everyone’s well and in high spirits. Two weeks ago, we celebrated the start of a new year and, in less than a week from now, Lent will have formally started. Today, however, we are celebrating the start of Maagh, the

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ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫ਼ਤਹਿ ॥ Morcha Fateh Many of you will remember that, during the first national lockdown, we sent out newsletters on a bi-weekly basis that shared various resources to our members. We’ve decided to re-start these, with a slight caveat; we will be sending out these newsletters on a monthly basis. Today is Sangrand (the

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Panjab’s Farmers and the ‘Delhi Chalo’ Protests

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫ਼ਤਹਿ ॥ We hope everyone has been keeping well during, what has been, a very unprecedented term. Despite all these new challenges, we hope you have all enjoyed your Michaelmas, and should take pride in being able to enjoy the holidays safely. We also hope that you have enjoyed our welfare packages, and

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Genocide, Panjab and Collective Healing

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫ਼ਤਹਿ ॥ CN: contains mentions of violence, sexual abuse, and other upsetting events We would like to extend our warm wishes to everyone during this time. As term gets into full swing, and the country goes into nationwide lockdown, as a Sikh Society, we still hope to connect and support one another. We

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Panjabi Farmers and their Resistance

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫ਼ਤਹਿ ॥ (c/n: mentions of suicide, drug abuse, political violence, genocide, and caste.) We’d like to wish everyone a warm welcome. Whether you’ve been with us from the start, or have recently joined us, it is great to see you all and we hope this will be a productive and enjoyable Michaelmas Term.

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The Role of Language in our Community and our “Maa Boli”

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫ਼ਤਹਿ ॥ We hope everyone is keeping well during this lockdown period. With less than a month to go before the start of the academic year, it is certainly an exciting time for us within the Sikh Society. The ongoing pandemic is, of course, providing challenges in both our day-to-day lives and the

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