How to Run from the Universe…and Fail.

You cannot run from the universe and you cannot run from reality because according to Sikhi, God is the universe and reality. So why even try?  Ego. Now, I consult no more with my Ego, For, the Guru has warned that egoism is fool-hardy, And that the Ego remains homeless ever; it finds no Refuge. So I am […]

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A Sikh Wearing a Turban Walks Into an Airport…

…And everyone does this: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uYuw7Ztrps&feature=related[/youtube] Man I miss those Godzilla movies. Seriously though, in our post-9/11 world, most of us are sensitive about anything that looks “different” than the understood norm–especially at airports or any mass transit location. Humans are hard-wired to notice these differences in our environment; it’s what helped keep us alive along […]

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Project Conversion: A Greedy Mistress?

Yesterday was amazing. I woke up at 4:30 and, for the first time since July, I didn’t open my laptop or check my email on my phone for the entire day. In fact, I did nothing related to Project Conversion. And it was the best thing I’ve done for Project Conversion in a while. I love what I […]

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Sikh Visibility: The Fine Line Between Fearless and Cautious

Every year during Halloween my parents do something that, until now, I never really understood. As the sun gracefully sets in the west and the sky burns with an orange hue, they bring in their black cat, Oreo. She does not go back out until the next morning. “Why do you bring her in?” I […]

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Sikh Identity: A Fading Image?

One of the most pervasive jokes about United States Marines is how neat and particular they are. Nowhere is this concept more pronounced than Basic Training. Everything must be just so: Your rack (bunk or bed) must be made to certain dimensions, boots shined (when they used black “jungle boots”) to a specific sheen, your […]

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