In the 16th century, Guru Nanak Dev Ji travelled the world actively challenging the status quo and standing up for human rights, irrespective of caste or creed; he empowered others to use their voices to do the same. Subsequently, he successfully established a global community of people, known today as Sikhs, many of whom originate … More #FarmersBill2020: An Issue Close To My Heart
In eight years you’ve taught me so much. How to bargain, how to be soft, how to put someone else’s needs before my own, how to practice what I preach, how to set boundaries, but most importantly, how to give the best cuddles! You’re a blazing ball of energy that lights up this family with … More My Promise To You
How did we get here? We’re on a path of gloom Avoiding me, sitting there alone in a dark room I don’t need you to tell me what’s wrong, I can read you like a book All it takes is one glance, I can tell from that look You’re in pain, it’s in your eyes, … More Bittersweet
Mai Bhago was the first Sikh woman to fight on a battlefield as part of the Khalsa army. In 1704, the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji and his Khalsa army were taking refuge at a fortress in the city of Anandpur. The city had been laid under siege by Emperor Aurangzeb’s Mughal army … More Inspirational Sikh Women: Part 1 – Mai Bhago
After recently becoming exposed to the world of “brown Twitter”, I’ve realised just how deep the cracks in our foundation have become. Why are we actively seeking out ways to divide ourselves rather than to unite? We’re not the same: you’re Tharkhan, I’m Jatt. You’re from Malwa, I’m a Doaban. You identify as Indian, I’m … More Punjabi Sikh Sangat: The Cracks In Our Foundation
I am a slave to my phone. Yes. Ugh what a first world, millennial problem to have! My phone is probably the most useful thing I own. It’s great for when I have a moment of inspiration and need to write something down in my Notes, or to call my friends and catch up on … More I’m A Slave 4 U
Ok confession time. I, Just A Small Town Girl, have an unhealthy, inexplicably uncontainable obsession with (drum roll please) my bedroom. Yes I’m a twenty-something year old in the prime of my life, yes I have what one would classify as a pretty active social life, but would I chose to spend an evening in … More I Only Love My Bed & My Mummy Ji
There’s a fine line between upholding traditions out of respect and refusing to modernise due to close mindedness. Essentially, I think that most people fall under one of two camps: forward thinkers and backwards thinkers. Backwards thinkers consult the past and rely heavily on what has already happened in order to formulate their future. It … More Life Partner Or Sidekick?
In celebration of my 27th birthday, I thought I’d answer 27 random questions to distract me from the fact that I’ve officially entered my “late twenties” 😮 Yup, still waiting for that “grown up feeling” to kick in, anytime now… So while I sit here twiddling my thumbs and anticipating a wave of maturity to … More Baar Baar Din Ye Aaye…
“That baby is so ugly”, it always shocks me when such words come out of people’s mouths. Like how can you say that, it’s a child for Pete’s sake, do you have no heart?! It’s also sad that in my community, babies with distinguishable South Asian features like rich brown skin, or big noses, or … More Did You Just Call That Baby Ugly?!