Experience Sikhi

As a complement to our immersive programs, we produce a variety of materials, including podcasts, books, articles and videos to keep you engaged.

Holi: Color Me What?

I have taken some time off to be Mr. Mom while my wife is on a work assignment in India. In preparing to make the move to Bangalore, I was excited about being in the land of MS Subbulakhsmi (renowned...

Celebrating the Lover: Harinder Singh Mehboob

My introduction to Professor Harinder Singh Mehboob’s work occurred in Kansas in September 1993. I found the opening paragraphs of “the Rider of the Blue Steed” incredible: a fresh, endearing, and intelligent approach to the “life-movement” of Guru Gobind Singh...

What is Nitnem?

The term Nitnem in a generic sense refers to the daily discipline (nit = daily; nem = rule, norm, regularity) of a Sikh. Over time it has acquired a specific connotation in the Sikh tradition, referring to the daily recitation...

Buttons, Jump Ropes, and Chocolate Cake: Creating an unforgettable Gurpurab experience for children

Every year, when December rolls around, there is much buzz about the holiday season. From Hanukah to Kwanzaa and, of course, Christmas, it is a time of gatherings, decorations and gift exchange. Inevitably, while shopping for presents for teachers, friends, and family,...

Maharaja of Firangi

Last week I walked into the first exhibition to comprehensively explore the extraordinarily rich culture of the maharajas. “Maharaja – the Splendor of India‘s Royal Courts” is the feature exhibit at the Victoria & Alberta Museum in London and will be...

Anand Karaj: Ceremony, Bliss & I

On the centennial of the Anand Marriage Act, Sikh Research Institute is making available preliminary resources aimed at drawing attention to the ratification of this historic legislation, as well as to impart to young Sikh couples the significance of the...

1984 & You

Two major events took place in India, during 1984 in quick succession within a span of 5 month. The Indian Army attacked Akal Takhat Sahib in June, and an anti-Sikh genocidal campaign was undertaken by the ruling political party with...

Sidak: A Life Changing Experience - review

This summer, I was able to take part in a two-week intensive learning program in San Antonio, Texas called Sidak. I didn’t know what to expect, since it was my first year attending, but I heard so many great things...

Kaurs N' Kids

To commemorate Mother's Day, this video highlights the special bond between Kaurs and children.'Kaurs & Kids' gives a glimpse into the life of the Kaurs of varying ages engaging with children. While the role of Sikh women is certainly not...

Mothers in My Life

I realized the divine gift of human life through my biological mother, Kamaljit Kaur, in 1972. I  thank Guru Sahib (perfection beyond prophets) for blessing her to bring me into this world. Her  Guru-given discipline through association with great personalities...

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