The Sikh Coalition, an advocacy group, estimates that 700 hate crimes have been committed against Sikhs since 9/11 -- a number which, averaged out, totals more than one a week.
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Only an overarching institution answering to all Sikhs can enact such reforms. No individual person or nonprofit, however well-intentioned or competent, has the scale or consent to do so.
What makes a Sikh film? Our annual film festival considers the film's point of view, subjects or background of the filmmaker.
As my eyes welled with tears on Sunday, I realized I wasn't quite sure why I was crying. Was I mourning the lost lives of people I never met? The attack on religious space, on the sacred? The hurt from Sunday was something that burned into my core.
Sikhs in America cannot afford to have more examples of such wanton violence. Such senseless acts have to stop, NOW!
Despite an obvious flair for the dramatic, Indian actor-director Puneet Issar chose a New York City mosque rather than the red carpet to premier his Hindi film, "I Am Singh."
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