Sunday, March 29, 2015

Madhurima Tuli to play a Sikh queen in Hollywood film The Black Prince

Madhurima Tuli joins the cast of Hollywood film The Black Prince as the last Sikh queen of India.

She made her Bollywood debut in a bit-role as Akshay Kumar's wife in Baby, but Madhurima Tuli's next onscreen turn will be a a grander affair. The actress has joined the ensemble cast of The Black Prince, which includes names like Jason Flemyng, a regular fixture in Guy Ritchie films like Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels and RocknRolla, Boyzone singer Keith Duffy and Tony nominee Amanda Root.

with thanks : Times of India : LINK : for detailed news.

Guru Nanak biopic director moves High Court against producers

Nanak Shah Fakir

The movie, Nanak Shah Fakir, has courted yet another controversy after its director Sartaj Singh Pannu moved the Delhi High Court against producers Harinder Singh Sikka and Oscar winning sound artiste Resul Pookutty.

Sikka, according to Pannu, is claiming that he has directed the movie, which is a biopic of the first Sikh spiritual guru. Sources said the case has been filed by Pannu with 60 testimonials, mostly from the members of the film crew.

The affidavit has also been signed by Tom Altar, who plays the role of Guru Nanak in the film. Pannu has claimed the support of two other artistes - Adil Hussain who plays the role of Rai Bhullar and Arif Zakaria who plays Mardana's role.

With thanks : India Today : LINK : for detailed news.

Sikh festival coming to Livingston on Sunday

Hundreds of Sikhs march alongside the float bearing Guru Granth Sahib on Peach Avenue during last year’s parade in Livingston.

The 17th annual Sikh festival will make its way into town on Sunday, drawing crowds of more than 3,500 from all over California.
The free event features a festive procession with bright colors, lively music and awe-inspiring displays of swordfighting. The display of mock battles and swordsmanship is a tradition dating back more than 300 years.
The festival also gives attendees a taste of many traditional foods.
The parade will last about four hours, beginning at noon at the Gurdwara Sahib Temple at 2765 Peach Ave., then move along Main Street to the Guru Nanak Temple on B Street.
Livingston Mayor Pro Tem Gurpal Samra, who helps organize the event, said it isn’t only for Sikhs, but for everyone in Livingston and beyond. Thousands of people from Fresno, Los Angeles and the Bay Area make their way to Livingston for one of the biggest Sikh events in the region.

with thanks : mercedsunstar : LINK : for detailed news.

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Ex-alcoholic's warning ahead of weekend focusing on Derby Sikhs' drink and drugs addiction

Jaz Rai

AN ex-alcoholic has delivered a sobering warning about the dangers of drink in a bid to highlight help that is available.
Jaz Rai knows first-hand how addiction can damage not only the individual who is drinking but also their friends and family.
Mr Rai said: "I am a recovering alcoholic. At my worst I was drinking a litre bottle of vodka a day and ended up in hospital because of my drinking.
"The effects on my family were terrible.

with thanks : derbytelegraph : LINK : for detailed news.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

DSGMC stage massive protest against the move of CBI over clean chit to Jagdish Tytler in 1984 Anti-Sikh Genocide Case

DSGMC president demands that Court should reject CBI clean chit to Tytler and instead make him face trial.

Hundreds Sikhs and supporters of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) today staged huge protest outside the headquarters of Central Bureau of investigation (CBI) against the move of CBI to give clean chit to congress party leader Jagdish Tytler in 1984 anti-Sikh genocide case in which thousands of innocent Sikhs were massacred in brutal manner in Delhi and simultaneously in other parts of the country.

Protesters raised slogans against the CBI and congress party for shielding Tytler. Speaking on the occasion, President of DSGMC Manjit Singh GK said that the clean chit to Tytler was atrocious given in most arbitrary manner. He alleged that CBI at the behest of the congress party which was heading the government of India for ten years till 2014 never conducted thorough investigations against the genocide accused who are a part of congress party. “It is really painful that even 30 years after the genocide; justice to Sikhs is still a distant dream,” said DSGMC president.  

The Delhi police used water cannon to stop protesters from entering the CBI headquarters in which number of protesters suffered injuries. Despite being stopped by Delhi police the protesters managed to reach the main gate of CGO complex. Later  Delhi police arrested DSGMC president, general secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa and former MLAs Harmeet Singh Kalka and Jatinder Singh Shanty and took them to the Lodhi police station.

“Tytler led mobs to kill innocent Sikhs at the behest of Congress party leadership of 1984 and the congress party made all efforts to save Tytler and other leaders of its party accused of killing innocent Sikhs,” said GK adding that that CBI has filed a closure report in the trial court in the month of December last year in a most secret manner giving clean chit to Tytler, and the court also took it into its record. GK was addressing the protestors.

He demanded from the court to deliver justice to Sikhs by rejecting the closure report and asking the CBI to make Tytler face trial.

Calling the investigations carried by CBI as lopsided because a number of witnesses were never heard, Manjit Singh GK sought directions of the court to CBI to examine the left out witnesses and draft a strong chargesheet against Tytler because the fact can never be denied that Tytler had no role in the anti Sikh genocide of 1984 which is the worst and most brutal incident of recent times.

DSGMC president further added that the special investigation team (SIT) constituted by the Bharatiya janata party (BJP) led by national democratic alliance (NDA) government would reopen the case not properly investigated by CBI.

With Thanks : Media DSGMC

Monday, March 23, 2015

Delhi Fateh Diwas Jarneli (Martial’s) March & Virasti Mela

With Thanks : Media DSGMC


On Monday 23rd March 2015, from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Ramgarhia Centre, the Sikh community of Leicester will be holding an open event to mark the reinterment of King Richard.

The event will include a contribution from Falcon’s Primary; followed by beautiful and melodious Sikh classical music utilising various Sikh and South Asian instruments; and concluding with a Sikh martial arts display exhibiting traditional Sikh weaponry.


Link :Leicestershire Sikh Alliance

"Delhi Fateh Diwas " : 22nd March 2015