We always score the perfect ’10’

This last weekend I did what I had put off for the last many months. I emptied my turbans’ wardrobe and tried sort them out. I was sure there would be some that I had not worn yet and there would be many that would have outlived their utility. However, that was not the case….

Now this is enterprise!

This is a restaurant in New Delhi, India. I have no clue who took this picture but was stuck by the ingenuity and enterprise of whoever thought out the name. Not only that, the ‘fried’ turned to a healthier ‘fish’ and the legendary Col Sanders of KFC turned up as a smartly attired and graceful…

Singh is far-ming

When Neil Armstrong first landed on the Moon decades ago, it was then said, tongue-in-cheek, that a Sikh family – that had migrated there after the Partition of India in 1947 – had greeted him. That was just to demonstrate the adventurous spirit of the Sikh community that was not scared of venturing almost anywhere…

Sikh and tired

I came across a tweet this morning saying the Supreme Court of India is to hear a petition by an accused in the anti-Sikh riots in New Delhi in 1984. The petitioner, Congress party leader Sajjan Kumar, is accused of having a direct role in the killing of five Sikhs during what has come to…

On the wings of a prayer

It’s not unusual at Indian temples for devotees to make huge offerings of money and food, in exchange for their prayers to answered. But the case of this particular Sikh temple in Punjab is quite strange, even for Indian standards. The narrow, dusty alleyway leading up to the Sant Baba Nihal Singh Gurudwara (Sikh temple)…