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My Tribute To Khushwant Singh

My Tribute To Khushwant Singh

By Promod Puri
LINK COLUMNIST
Perhaps the least revealed aspect ofKhushwant Singh’s colorful and longactive life, which he cited severaltimes but which has been ignored asirrelevant by wordsmiths who wroteabout him including the obituaries,was the fact that in his life he perfectlybalanced his cogitative pursuitswith active physical lifestyle of exercise,sports and walks.Unlike most of the known contemporarythinkers [...]

April 1st, 2014 | Posted in Link Columnist, Link News, News | Read More »

The Real Language Of Diversity Is Love

The Real Language Of Diversity Is Love

By Ken Herar
VIEW FROM THE VALLEY
A few months ago I was asked that why,as someone who promotes diversity inthe community, is it that I cannot speakmy language of heritage, Punjabi?I was taken aback by this comment andto clarify the situation, I am more capableof understanding Punjabi when someoneis speaking it to me, but have more [...]

April 1st, 2014 | Posted in Link Columnist, News, Top News | Read More »

Is The West Secular And Democratic?

Is The West Secular And Democratic?

By Dr. Sawraj Singh
The biggest claim that the contemporary West makes is that it is secular and democratic. However, on closer scrutiny, this claim appears to be false. On one hand, the West neither fulfills the criteria for secularism nor for democracy. On the other hand, eastern concepts of secularism and democracy have proven sound.
Let [...]

March 17th, 2014 | Posted in Link Columnist, News, Top News | Read More »

Many Differences Between India And Canada’s Electoral Process

Many Differences Between India And Canada’s Electoral Process

By Balwant Sanghera
Canada and India have a lot in common with each other. Both are members of the Commonwealth. Both are well established democracies. Both  are peace loving countries. Both India and Canada have the same legislative, executive and judicial structures based on the British model. Both are models of multiculturalism. Furthermore, both of these [...]

March 17th, 2014 | Posted in Link Columnist, News, Top News | Read More »

All Religions Promote Social Harmony

All Religions Promote Social Harmony

DR. SAWRAJ SINGH
INTERNATIONALAFFAIRS / EDITORIAL
Many will question this title because ifwe look at history, millions of peoplehave died due to inter-religious fighting.Probably more people have died as aresult of this fighting than due to anyother cause. In spite of this, I will still saythat as a matter of principle, all religionspromote social harmony. All of [...]

March 9th, 2014 | Posted in Link Columnist, News, Top News | Read More »

Bihar Has A Rich Cultural Heritage

Bihar Has A Rich Cultural Heritage

Balwant Sanghera
LINK COLUMNIST
Bihar has a very rich historicalheritage. It has deep historicalconnection with some of themajor religions of the world.Buddhism and Jainism wereborn in the Gaya-Rajgir area.Sikhism’s last guru, GuruGobind Singh ji was born inPatna. In addition to that, GuruNanak Dev ji and Guru TegBahdur ji stayed in this areabriefly. Moreover, one ofworld’s oldest universities-Nalanda [...]

March 9th, 2014 | Posted in Link Columnist, News, Top News | Read More »

Why Do We Value Values In Canada?

Why Do We Value Values In Canada?

SURESH KURL
LINK COLUMNIST
I, an immigrant, who has been enjoying the merits of the Indian and Canadian values, consider them as my destiny. That is theway I see them, foster them and nurse them. They are my guiding mission statements. They help me meet my obligations to society.I have come to believe that no matter where [...]

March 4th, 2014 | Posted in Link Columnist, News, Top News | Read More »

Making The Much Delayed Visit To Patna Sahib – The Birth Place Of Guru Gobind Singh Ji

Making The Much Delayed Visit To Patna Sahib – The Birth Place Of Guru Gobind Singh Ji

Balwant Sanghera
LINK COLUMNIST
It has been mine and my wife’sdesire for a long time to visitPatna Sahib, birth place of GuruGobind Singh ji. During ourprevious visits we have managedto visit the four Takhats-Harmandar Sahib (Amritsar),Anandpur Sahib, DamdmaSahib and Hazoor Sahib. Also, afew years ago, we had the privilegeof visiting a number ofgurdwaras in Pakistan. Theseincluded Nankana [...]

March 4th, 2014 | Posted in Link Columnist, News, Top News | Read More »

Growing Obesity Shows Influence Of Consumerism And Erosion Of Punjabi Culture And Values

Growing Obesity Shows Influence Of Consumerism And Erosion Of Punjabi Culture And Values

DR. SAWRAJ SINGH
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS / EDITORIAL
A leading Punjabi newspaper recentlypublished a study on obesity in India.The World Health Organization (WHO)defines obesity as a body-mass index(BMI) of greater than 30. It is small wonderthat Punjab has the dubious distinctionof being the leader in this field.I feel there is a clear relationship betweenobesity and erosion of culture [...]

February 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Link Columnist, News, Top News | Read More »

Political Parties Rumble As World’s Biggest “Democracy” Gets Ready For National Vote

Political Parties Rumble As World’s Biggest “Democracy” Gets Ready For National Vote

BalwantSanghera
Indian politics is fascinating towatch. I have been here formore than two weeks.Whenever, I get a chance to readthe local newspapers and talk topoliticos and ordinary people,one thing stands out. Everyonehas an opinion and usually it isfairly strong either in favour ofone party or against another.The upcoming elections to theLok Sabha (Indian Parliament)have generated a [...]

February 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Link Columnist, News, Top News | Read More »