Archive for July, 2009

A Sikh in American History

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?

RFK last campaign event

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  • Solar Eclipse Imagery

    Check out the following links to photos of Darbar Sahib and the solar eclipse:

    (4th image): http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/culture/kateday/100001664/stunning-pictures-of-the-solar-eclipse/

    http://www.csmonitor.com/2009/0722/p06s04-woap.html

    (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

    Thanks MissMandeep! :)

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  • August 8th, Sikh Coalition Gala

    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!

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  • Go Ravi! New Jersey’s first Sikh elected official.

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  • 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

    SikhChic: The Truth, The Whole Truth, & Nothing But The Truth:
    Gunisha Kaur’s ‘Lost in History’

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