‘A year ago today’. We’re reflecting on last summer’s smash hit exhibition and this picture taken exactly a year ago sums up that mood. Did you go? What were your highlights and memories?
Only a few months to wait until the rural Olympics at Kila Raipur to banish those post-Olympic blues.
Are you already missing the Olympics after yesterday’s closing ceremony? There are only a few months to wait for Punjab’s very own rural Olympics at Kila Raipur.
We’re going to feature a preview of these wild games, starting with one of the popular equestrian events.
Photograph: Harbakhsh Grewal
British Sikhs 50 years ago. This young Sikh family were photographed exactly 50 years ago in 1962 in the Hulme area of Manchester.
When did your family come to the UK? Share your stories and send us your early pictures of being a British Sikh
Source: Manchester Libraries
Bhupinder Singh later became known for his extravagance and sporting abilities, famously captaining the Indian cricket team that visited England in 1911.
Image: Detail of a photograph taken in during the gymkhana at Chail, Punjab, September 1904 (British Library)
A: To avoid the Punjabi school teacher.
For today’s Back to School image we thought you’d like to see how Punjabi children were disciplined 200-years ago. In this scene, one naughty pupil at a madrasa (Persian-Urdu-Arabic school) assumes the position – of a chicken! We are reliably informed that this ‘fowl’ tradition continues to this day
Image: Detail of a painting, opaque watercolour, early 19th century (Victoria & Albert Museum).
In collaboration with the City Sikhs Network, some of the GT1588 team were delighted to have been given the opportunity to present Labour leader, Ed Miliband, with a copy of the book “Golden Temple of Amritsar: Reflections of the Past” at the The Houses of Parliament.
Queen Victoria’s sons Prince Alfred (aged 4) and Prince Arthur (aged 10) dressed as Sikh princes.
Today’s Back to School image incorporates the birthday of the last Sikh king of Lahore, Maharaja Duleep Singh.
Known as murderball in North America, wheelchair rugby is proving to be a literal smash hit at the London 2012 Paralympics. Leamington’s Mandip Sehmi is one of Paralympic GB’s star players.
Join us in supporting him when the GB team play again tomorrow against Japan.