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…

Developing Universal Vaccines for Present and Future Corona-viruses

North-Western University (USA) developing Universal vaccines New drugs are being developed to fight the current (SARS-CoV-2) and possible future corona-viruses or their variants. In focus is the key non-structural protein (nsp16) present in all coronaviruses, and an identifier that helps the virus hide from the immune system. A part of the protein binds the fragment held in…

Menace of Plastics Waste-Hanging like the Sword of Damocles ?

Plastics, plastics everywhere, you name it, they are  there Plastics are a part of nearly every product in our daily use today. Production increased from about 2.5 million tons in 1950 to 450 million tons by 2015.  In 2017, nearly 7 % of the nine billion tons of plastic produced became waste.  Production is expected to…

Science, Prayer and Sikh Ardas

Sarbat da Bhala (Welfare of All) is a keynote phrase of the Sikh prayer (Ardas) and scriptures. It is believed that the Christian Prayer (Our Father  … )  was taught by Jesus to His disciples. It resembles some elements of Jewish prayers, like praise, petition, and a yearning for God. The Muslims, likewise, praise God…

Dr. Harvinder Singh Sahota – The American Sikh ‘Mender of Hearts’

By Dr. (Professor) Surjit Singh Bhatti , Calgary (Canada) Dr. Harvinder Singh Sahota was born (on April 15), 80 years ago in a suburb of Ferozepur, in Punjab. As a child, he was taken very seriously ill with double pneumonia and was declared as (almost) dead, after all available treatments did not show any hopeful…

Sun, Moon,Clouds, Rain-Valentines of Birds

Birds love to live in lap of Nature. Trees with flowers and fruits are their beloved habitats.  Vast  open skies above and swaying lush green fields below are their play stations. Clouds and drizzles enchant them no end. Warmth of the rays of the rising Sun and the soft, soothing shine of the Moon turn…