Friday, June 9, 2006

Where the heck is Punjabi or Gurmukhi?

With all of the hype of how Sikhs have been so loyal to Britain and the sweet and sour relationship of Sikhs and British from colonial era, my question is what are Sikhs really getting in return from Britain? It was the same old royals who did not care about Sikhs when they divided Punjab even though Sikhs fought in World Wars for these people. Yet, a lot of Sikhs still act like royal puppies trying to make these royals happy. Below is an another example of this double standard of use Sikhs when you need them for fighting a war etc, but ignore their language, heritage, tradition when peace pervails. If British care so much about Sikhs and their loyality to the British Government and the Crown, where the hell is Punjabi on BBC. I mean the Prince Charles just went to Punjab proclaiming to be the defender of faith. Does he not know that keeping Punjabi alive is one of the ways to defend Sikh faith? Not that Sikhs need British Royals to defend their faith, but it is nice to know.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/languages/

2 Comments:

Blogger umbo jaskur said...

Sikhrus Ji
Make a query to BBC about why Punjabi language is not added on their website. I agree they are little bit biased. However, much better than CNN, Foxnews, NBC etc.

nice blog!

8:58 PM, June 09, 2006  
Blogger SikhsRus said...

You are right about better coverage than CNN, FOX etc. The problem is American networks or American public is not that aware of Sikhs as English are because of Sikh regiments in British Army and their role in World wars. Actually, my first thought was to write to BBC instead of a blog post. I probably would have to use a lot less harsh language than the blog post to make a point. Thanks!

8:59 AM, June 12, 2006  

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