This may be one of the oddest things I’ve ever posted. Rajdeep Singh pointed out an interesting video of Robert F. Kennedy’s last campaign event — he was fatally wounded at this event by an assassin. Anyway, at 9:50 in the video, you can clearly see a Sikh man. That’s why this is relevant to Sikh Swim. Kudos to Rajdeep for his keen eye while watching historical footage on YouTube — it shows that Sikhs have long been part of public life in America. Anyone know who this is?
Check out the following links to photos of Darbar Sahib and the solar eclipse:
(5th image: pic of the day): http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/22/pictures-29/?scp=1&sq=photos%20of%20the%20day&st=cse
The Sikh Coalition has posted a photo essay that intermingles pictures of the gala venue with the honorees. It looks like they’re pulling out all the stops for a mega-scale event. Tickets start at $250. I’m looking forward to the day I can make a ‘founder’ level donation ($15k), as it includes “[seating with] high level political, government, and business luminaries of your choice.” It’s just a few weeks away!
Go Ravi! New Jersey’s first Sikh elected official.
A few reputable Sikh news outlets have written positive reviews of a recent book about 1984, by friend of Sikh Swim Gunisha Kaur. Take a look here. I haven’t read the book myself but I do have a copy of the first edition.
SikhPulse: Remembering the Sikh genocide of 1984