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…

International Mother Language Day

(February 21) In November 1999, UNESCO declared the 21st of February, as International Mother Language Day. This great occasion reminds us of those who dedicated their lives to glorifying their mother language. They raised massive protests against imposing any state language on them. It was first observed on February 21st, 2000.  Why is International Mother…

Panjabi Language

Punjabi is spoken by more than 150 million people in India, Pakistan, and many other countries. It is the 10th largest among about 7000 languages of the world. Punjabi is a graceful and fluid, ornate, and downright exotic language. The neglect of any language can lead to the erosion of the culture and identity of…

2021 Chemistry Nobel Prize for the discovery of New Organic Catalysts

Industrial Catalysts are tools for building new molecules selectively. Many industries depend on molecules that can form elastic and durable materials, store energy in solar batteries or inhibit the progression of diseases. Plastic, pharmaceutical, perfume, and food industries heavily depend upon the use of safe and efficient catalysts. Products synthesized by catalysis are responsible for…

Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS)-A Universal Inter-Faith Scripture

The first version of the Scripture of the Sikhs was compiled by the Fifth Guru and was installed in Darbar Sahib, Amritsar, in 1604. It had spiritual verses (Gurbani) of the first five Sikh Gurus (Guru Nanak, Guru Angad, Guru Amardas, Guru Ramdas and Guru Arjan) and some other Saints. This Scripture was called Pothi…

Physics Nobel Laureates (2021) Predict the Extent of Global Warming

Three scientists shared this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics for the physical and mathematical models developed by them for explaining the underlying Order in the Disordered Systems present in nature, and predicting accurately the Climate Change due to Global Warming. Syukuro Manabe (90), born in Japan) and Klaus Hasselmann (89), of Germany) were awarded the…