Baba Sheikh Farid Ji Ganj-i-Shakar

(A Festival called Baba Sheikh Farid Āgman Purab is celebrated at Faridkot every year from 21 to 23 September) Baba Sheikh Farid, whose full name was “Fariduddin Masood Ganj-i-Shakar”, was a distinguished  Punjabi Muslim preacher and mystic. Born in a village near Multan (now in Pakistan), he was a descendant of the family of Emperor Farukh Shah of Kabul, and his father…

Nawab Jassa Singh Ahluwalia, The General Who Defeated Afghan Ruler Ahmad Shah Abdali

“Sultan-ul-Quam” Nawab Jassa Singh Ahluwalia (1718–1783) was a prominent Sikh Ruler who rose to power during the period after the death of the brave Sikh General Baba Banda Singh Bahadur. He was the General who laid the foundations of the powerful Sikh Empire established in 1801 by Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780-1839). There were 12 independent Sikh confederacies (called Missals),…

Old Age and Longevity

(Based on the book: Healthy at 100 – by John Robbins) There are four prominent areas in the world which have the largest populations of men and women aged above 100. Many of them live healthy even up to 150 years. The lifestyles of people in these regions were investigated by several scientists in great…

April –  The Month of Sikh Heritage in Canada

Canada is the first country in the world to dedicate a month to Sikh Heritage. It familiarizes the others in Canada with the History, Culture, Faith, and Way of life of the Sikhs, and recognizes  Sikhs’ contributions to Canada.  There are more than half a million Sikhs in Canada (about 1.7% of the Canadian population)….

Battle of Gallipoli and the Sikhs

This was one of the battles of World War – I and was fought between the Central Powers (consisting of Ottoman Empire, German Empire, and Austria-Hungary) and the Allies of WW- I (United Kingdom, France, and the Russian Empire). The British Empire had the support of the forces of Australia, India, Newfoundland, and New Zealand…

“Sanjhi Virasat” (Our Shared Heritage)

(A bilingual Monthly Online Magazine launched in January 2022) This is a Non-Political and Not-for-Profit Panjabi-English Online Magazine. The purpose of this venture is to foster goodwill and a feeling of oneness among Panjabi and other people in the Indian sub-continent and among the diaspora, highlighting their common culture and heritage. It is free and…