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Amritsar

Overcoming Adversity and Running for Parliament

Sunil Chacko | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Sunil Chacko

There are many types of people with passion, dedication and commitment to the parliamentary process, and despite all its faults, it does appear that there is no other system that is particularly better at this time.

Basically An Instagrammer's Dream

Posted 03.13.2014 | Travel

Behold, Sikhism's holiest shrine, the Golden Temple. Founded in 1577, pilgrims come from all over the world to bathe in the waters surrounding the ...

Hi-Tech Unites the World's Sikhs in Daily Communion

T. Sher Singh | Posted 08.25.2013 | Religion
T. Sher Singh

The forces of cyberspace have come together at their own pace, on their own will, to bring together as a single, united community every day and at every moment of each day, to listen to the magical sounds and words -- of song and poetry -- emanating from Amritsar.

The Moth And The Flame

T. Sher Singh | Posted 08.15.2013 | Religion
T. Sher Singh

As fishes are at one with the waves of the river, So was the Guru, immersed in the River of the Lord: As the moth submits itself to the flame, So was the Guru's light merged with the Divine.

The Center Of The World: A Missive From The Golden Temple In India

Tommy Rosen | Posted 04.22.2013 | Religion
Tommy Rosen

I am not a religious man, but I must admit there is something that touches me deeply about the Sikh faith. There is inclusiveness to it. All are welcome regardless of gender, caste, class, religion or creed. And the center of it all is here within the sacred walls of the Golden Temple.

PHOTOS: Inside The Golden Temple

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 01.14.2013 | Travel
Carolyn O'Donnell

A Sikh friend had asked me to note the "peaceful atmosphere" at the temple. Between photo opportunities, chats about cricket and the chanting marching out of the loudspeaker system, I was enjoying the temple, this wasn't easy advice to follow.

Plane Passengers Pony Up For Fuel As Airline Goes Broke

Posted 11.17.2011 | Travel

Passengers on a Comtel Air charter flight from Amritsar, India to Birmingham, England had to pony up roughly $31,500 for fuel during a stopover in Vie...

Obama's Trip to India: Sikhs Are Not Muslims

John L. Esposito | Posted 07.25.2011 | Religion
John L. Esposito

Obama may reportedly skip a visit to the Golden Temple to avoid covering his head and being confused as "a Muslim." This may send the message that being Sikh is the same as being Muslim, and both are bad.

Assassinations, Peace and State Violence in India and Pakistan

Abdul Malik Mujahid | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abdul Malik Mujahid

As Indians mark the death anniversary of Indira Gandhi, Sikhs renew their call for justice, and Pakistan bleeds with terrorism, it is important to reflect on justice, reconciliation and forgiveness.

Amritsar: India's Heroin Capital (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Al Jazeera's Prerna Suri reports on the devastating effects of drugs in one of India's most holy cities, Amritsar. The city, home to the Golden Templ...

India's First Wal-Mart Draws Excitement

Washington Post | Emily Wax | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The wide, clean aisles of India's first Wal-Mart are nothing like Kavita Gopal's usual shopping haunts. There are no bicycle rickshaws careering past ...