Troublesome Times

In many respects 2017 started off as being one of the best years I’ve had in a while. But for the UK nation as a whole, so far it’s been one filled with anxiety and uncertainty. Three attacks in the last three months, in Westminster, Manchester and now most recently London Bridge, have instilled fear … More Troublesome Times

Vaisakhi

Vaisakhi is an annual religious festival which holds immense importance within the Sikh calendar. Every year around the 13th April, Sikhs all over the globe come together to celebrate Vaisakhi in order to commemorate the official birth of the Khalsa panth (the Sikh community) led by Guru Gobind Singh Ji in 1699. The day of Vaisakhi … More Vaisakhi

What Diwali/Bandi Chhor Divas Means To Me

Truth be told, the textbook tales of Diwali that we all learnt about in Religious Education classes at school back in the day about Rama and Sita, Lord Mahavir, Emperor Ashoka and Guru Hargobind, don’t really mean all that much to me—sorry mum, I’m just being honest! But before you proceed to fill my comments box with dagger emojis, let me finish. That … More What Diwali/Bandi Chhor Divas Means To Me

What Will People Think?!

When you have a large extended family or live in a close-knit community that holds strong traditions and values often any major/minor decisions that you make bring with them the stinking undertone of what will people think?  For example: quitting your job with no backup plan, leaving your degree halfway through to go travelling, marrying a middle-aged Rasta because you … More What Will People Think?!