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Sikholars: Sikh Professional Networking Conference

27Jan

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Our friends at the Jakara Movement are putting together a 2 day Social Networking Conference (Sikholars) at California State University East Bay.  It’s geared towards those 25 and older, so if you see something that might sparks your interest, sign up!

Sikholars will be held February 25-27, 2011 at California State University, East Bay. The two day conference, a premier destination for young Sikh professionals to interact and network with peers, creates an open forum surrounding the intersection of Sikh academic research and professional social interaction.

Sikholars allows for attendees to enjoy and engage in interactive research presentations pertaining to Sikh economic, political, health, cultural, and social life. This will be the first conference tailored towards Sikh professionals ages 25+. Based on last year’s reception of the conference, attendees from throughout the US and Canada will be in attendance.

Register Now!

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In Memory of Ajeet Singh Matharu

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Earlier this year at our first Sikholars 2010: Sikh Graduate Student Conference, young researchers from across North America came to present their work on the Stanford University campus.  Each with their own work; each with their own perspective.  One of the most memorable was Ajeet Singh Matharu.  Ajeet Singh presented his paper “Punjab and Sikh Studies in Historiographical Moments”.  This past summer, he was taken to us far too soon.  At the upcoming Sikholars 2011 we seek to create a proper legacy tribute for Ajeet Singh.  Please feel free to send us suggestions.

Below you will find an ‘In Remembrance’ article about Ajeet Singh by a friend, colleague, and brother.

What Do I get out of Following Shilpa Shetty?

10Jul

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Almost every one in Bollywood is jumping on the Twitter Bandwagon, it’s no secret this is a new way for Bollywood fans from all around the world to get “minute by minute” updates from their favorite Bollywood stars. I get my daily wisdom from Karan Johar @kjohar25 , random ass tweets from Abhishek Bachchan @juniorbachchan and health tips from Shilpa Shetty @theshilpashetty .

I was a bit skeptical following Shilpa, a couple of years ago, I went on a wild goose chase with this so called “agent” that was suppose to put me in touch with Shilpa for an interview. It never happen and then the agent was caught and arrested for fraud. The twitter account got verified (a way to tell a fake account from the real deal) and I became a Shetty follower.

At the Delhi airport, I came across Shetty’s yoga video, I was tempted to buy it but took the lazy way out and watched it on youtube. When it came to “downward dog” I had this enormous laughing fit, it happen to me a long time ago, when I attended a yoga couples class with an ex. Needless to say, the ex was embarrassed, we left early and never got a chance to reach “the couples zen state of mind” platform.

It’s no secret, Shilpa is a very health conscious woman, her tweets certainly prove that. I think she was looking for her own “nitch” to use twitter, instead of posting random Bollywood tidbits, most fans thrive on. In Mumbai, Shilpa introduced a weight loss program called Inch Lost Wrap “ILW” a holistic alternative for people who want to get a tighter waist. The wrap drains out toxins that have built up inside our bodies. It shrinks the fat cells, but doesn’t get rid of the them, so the client must understand this is used to loss inches around your waist.

Currently she’s away on summer holiday in her South East home in London, with hubby Raj Kundra.

About the author: Petz currently resides in a media cave far away and enjoys writing random kibbles and bits about the Urban Desi scene and Bollywood.

Dr. Sonie – 4/22/10

27Apr

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Dr. Sonie takes calls from listeners, we apologize for the technical difficulties recording this podcast