Sunday, 30 October 2011

Bandi Choor or Divali .. What do Sikhs Celebrate??

Talk organized by RUSS (Reading University Sikh Society).


Friday, 28 October 2011

Poppy Appeal remembers Sikh soldiers

A new religious symbol has become part of this year’s Poppy Appeal.
The Khanda represents the Sikh soldiers who have fought for the British Armed Forces and joins the Christian cross, the Jewish Star of David and the Muslim crescent.
The small, sword shaped piece of wood with a poppy attached was designed by Kalwinder Singh Dhindsa from Derby. Now 12,000 have been produced.
World War One and World War Two saw 83,000 Sikh soldiers killed and 109,000 wounded fighting for the British.


Saturday, 15 October 2011

Ontario NDP's Singh throws heck of a victory rally

Please see the video, where he makes his victory speech in English, Punjbai and French.

Jagmeet Singh wins a seat for the Ontario NDP in the GTA riding of Bramalea-Gore-Malton
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Jagmeet Singh won a historic victory Thursday night, becoming the first provincial New Democrat to be elected in the Peel region west of Toronto.

Singh, a young lawyer, speaks three languages and ran an impressive youth-driven campaign in the Bramalea-Gore-Malton riding. He was one of 17 NDP candidates elected in Thursday night's vote.

The provincial NDP recruited Singh after he lost his bid for a federal seat in May by only 539 votes.

After Singh prevailed over Liberal incumbent Kuldip Kular by about 2,100 votes, he received a hero's welcome by some 300 people who were packed into Bombay Palace, a banquet hall near Dixie Road and Highway 407.

Watch the above video to see (and hear) his supporters blow the roof off the place.

Funny Comic Strip by Channel 4


The Comic Strip team return for a special 50s-style 'fugitive' film noir spoof.

The 60-minute film, penned by Peter Richardson and Pete Richens, follows Prime Minister Tony Blair (Stephen Mangan), wanted for murder and on the run. Escaping from Number 10 and leaving behind his adoring wife Cherie (Catherine Shepherd), Tony vows to clear his name no matter what the consequences.

But on a foggy London night, Tony has few friends willing to harbour a wanted man. With front pages demanding his capture, Blair has no choice but to go on the run, with Inspector Hutton (Robbie Coltrane) and his sidekick (James Buckley) hot on his trail. The chase unfolds thanks to evidence gleaned from his 'allies' Mandelson (Nigel Planer) and Brown (Ford Kiernan), as well as an unlikely encounter with Margaret Thatcher (Jennifer Saunders, channelling Bette Davies in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?).

Surely Tony's an innocent man, pursued for a crime he didn't commit?

The cast also includes Harry Enfield as Alastair Campbell, Rik Mayall as Professor Predictor, Morgana Robinson as Carole Caplin, John Sessions as Thatcher's butler and Ross Noble as an 'old Labour' tramp.