Culture
Many actors and Bollywood celebrities participate in protests against CAA , NCR

Many from the film fraternity including actors Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub, Farhan Akhtar, Parineeti Chopra, Richa Chadha, veteran screenwriter Javed Akhtar, filmmakers Reema Kagti, Vishal Bhardwaj and Anurag Kashyap, and Hollywood actor John Cusack expressed solidarity with the students against the police action amid protests against the contentious Act.

A lesser-known narrative of Ayodhya from 1857 — and the dispute

Records show that back in 1856-57, Hindus led by Baba Ram Charan Das and Muslims led by a local Muslim landlord of Ayodhya, Achhan Khan, decided to maintain communal harmony and made a pact to pray within the temple-mosque site in two demarcated portions.

PUNJABI CULTURAL SOCIETY PARTICIPATES IN CHICAGO THANKSGIVING PARADE

CHICAGO - The Punjabi Cultural Society of Chicago (PCS) kept up its tradition of participating in the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade held on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 28, 2019, on State Street in the heart of downtown Chicago. Thanksgiving Parade is the biggest parade in Chicago and the city’s premier holiday event.

‘The Harmony’ launched in Chicago

CHICAGO - New versatile musical group “The Harmony” has been launched in Chicago. Three talented musician singer friends Rakshak, Vikrant, and Vijay came together to put their passion of melodious singing on the forefront of the musical entertainment scene of Midwest in general and Chicagoland in particular.

Sis Yatra of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib: Voyage of the Severed Sacred Head

Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib, the ninth prophet-teacher of the Sikhs was cruelly martyred by beheading him on November 11, 1675 in Chandni Chowk, Delhi under the orders of Emperor Aurangzeb. Besides martyring Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib, Aurangzeb also passed orders that the whole family of the person who goes near the deceased's body will be annihilated.

Sabarimala temple Gender equality activist Trupti Desai blocked at Cochin Airport

Tension continues to prevail at the Cochin International Airport Limited at Nedumbassery as hundreds of protesters chanting Ayyappa hymns remain gathered outside blocking the gender equality activist Trupti Desai, who had announced her pilgrimage to Sabarimala Temple, from emerging out of the arrival terminal of the airport.

Seminarians exhort writers to debate what really is ‘National Identity’?

The larger premise and thought of the seminar is to get writers, poets, thinkers, teachers, journalists, artists and people on a common platform, to discuss, debate, share and think about what really is ‘National Identity’. 

Why do the politicians want to control art, culture, cinema?

A sea of ideas, thoughts, expressions, perspectives, emotions… all found space on stage and amid a large audience, on the concluding day of, ‘Nationalism and Culture, a Dialogue’, a two-day national seminar organised by the Progressive Writers’ Association, Punjab, with the Punjab Arts Council.

Arabic poetic traditions and Awadhi culture are combined in Mir Anees’ marsiyas

As I had grown up hearing Mir Anees’ marsiyas (elegies), I decided on a recent visit to Lucknow to read the Fatiha (first sura or chapter of the Koran) on his grave. The rickshaw took me into a narrow alley near Lucknow’s Akbari Darwaza. 

Pak, Indian poets co-authored book in two scripts Gurumukhi and Shahmukhi

Two poets, Sukhinder Singh who lives in Toronto (Canada) belongs to Ambala Cantt (Haryana)  Indian  and Saleem Pasha of Pakistan's Gujrat released a book, 'Lahoo da Rung' recently . 

Ramzan Fasting enables promotion of spirituality and human excellence

Fasting, during the month of Ramzan, not only serves as annual training for body and soul -- which helps in renewal of life and encourages the spirit of sharing and giving -- it also enables the promotion of spirituality and human excellence.

Sikh children wearing Kirpan denied theme park entry in UK

A Sikh children’s group was denied entry into a UK theme park after an elder accompanying them refused to remove the kirpan, an article of faith for the Sikhs, prompting accusations of religious discrimination

Majestic Alwar City Palace in a state of neglect

In his memoirs Dastan-e-Ghadar, which I have translated from Urdu to English, Zahir Dehlvi — an official in the Mughal court of Bahadur Shah Zafar — paints a beautiful picture of Alwar, its Maharaja and life in the palace as one of his courtiers.

Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji Sacrificed His Life to Uphold the Right to Profess one's Religion

Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji (1563-1606), the Fifth Guru of the Sikhs was born on Baisakh Vadi 7, 1620 Bikrimi i.e. April 15, 1563 at Goindwal Sahib, which now falls in the present day Tarn Taran district of Punjab.