A Dissociative American Identity

July 11, 2020

I called my therapist on the third day of the coronavirus lockdown, starting with “Hey. I’m not panicked and I don’t know what to do about that.” There was a voice inside of me saying I ought to jump into the whistling fear-kettle for my virtues to be valid. But there was also a wisdom … Read More

3 Modern Sikh Artists You Should Know About

January 26, 2018

This work is not your monolith. Sikhi has a beautiful way of evoking even perspectives from those who embrace it. Below are three amazing artists who evoke their faith in their work. These artists don’t just carry a spirituality, they exude it. It is more than a part of them. They are exemplars of what it … Read More

Why Did Jagmeet Singh Avoid a Loaded Question About Sikh Nationalism?

January 21, 2018

Jagmeet Singh just got engaged and the hype is making me go back to one very telling conversation. “Just think about this,” my dad told me, as he texted me the link to Jagmeet Singh’s bizarre interview with Terry Milewski. I am Canadian by birth, Punjabi Sikh by ethnicity, American by naturalization, and socialist by … Read More

Photo Essay: Udaan/Flight

November 12, 2015

Our grandparents are the bridges that connect us to our homeland. And in the literal sense of the title, they migrate like birds from Punjab to the diaspora every six months. “Udaan” showcases grandparents from the Greater Toronto Area that find ways to connect to their motherland, while unlearning the more traditional beliefs they were … Read More