Daniel Denvir and Zoe Strauss write in the Philadelphia City Paper about the ethnic diversity of Millbourne, Pennsylvania (a suburb of Philadelphia), which has a large South Asian population. The authors describe their visit to the Philadelphia Sikh Society: As to how a hub of Sikh and South Asian culture landed in this dense pocket of small-town development, cab driver Iqbal Singh explains what many others will tell me: He came to Philadelphia because he already had family here. And […]
Dan Packel, at the website TheAwl.com, learns a little about Sikhism by way of a visit to the Philadelphia Sikh Society Gurdwara, where he partakes of langar and writes about it somewhat as a food review. I even picked up some insight about why my mother refers to plain lettuce as “salad”. Read the full piece at The Awl.
I sometimes wonder what young generations today will think looking back when they are my age. Will they have the same sense of nostalgia and appreciation for the communal celebrations such as Thanksgiving, Diwali and the religious holidays that cause us to pause, gather together and reflect in our busy lives? I certainly hope so. — so writes Nirmal Singh, in his Op-Ed piece in Pennsylvania’s Patriot News, in which he reflects on the religious and cultural events that he […]