A 13,000-word essay, God Just Left the Gurdwara, published by the popular news and media criticism portal, News Laundry.
A vignette of emotions, centered on a perverse ritual being practiced in a 350-year old Sikh seminary. How a search for the origins of “Chauthey Paurey Wale”, a spiritually sanctioned cussword for the low-caste Sikhs, also unearthed the true story of a folk hero, Bidhi Chand Chhina, in a village so old that it’s said to be the birthplace of Shiva. The mutiny of a renouncer that was Bidhi Chand and the lingering doubts it left about the politics of the Gurus.
A travelogue from the heart of darkness of Punjab. A deluded activist recounting the privations suffered that firmed his opinion on the “smug-faced leftists with kindling eye”.
The popular South Asian blog on current affairs Kafila.org has published our article, A Day in the Life of a Sikh Prejudice.
Geo-mapping the serious cases of caste atrocities, religious discrimination and communal segregation perpetrated in the villages and gurdwaras of Punjab since 2012, based on first-hand source inputs and media reports. We are very open to collaborate with interested parties tracking such incidents. Please contact us!
A one-of-its-kind conclave where the various stakeholders try to find a common ground on the pressing problems that plague Punjab. An attempt to break free from the parochial structures that have suppressed the social narrative on lesser-known issues like caste, religion, representation and federalism. A bold attempt to reclaim the mantle of Punjabiyat.