100In1Day is returning to Toronto
100In1Day is returning to Toronto on Saturday, June 6. This global festival of civic engagement inspires an action-driven approach to change – where people put in place the projects and changes they want to see in their communities – from community potlucks, neighbourhood games, and laneway events. In 2014, 100In1Day saw 174 citizen-driven urban interventions take place across the city – from Scarborough to Bloordale, from Aurora to the Toronto Islands – and we’re ... Read More
U Ottawa case to be heard on June 26
The appeal from the trial decision in St. Lewis v. Rancourt was recently listed to be heard at the Court of Appeal for Ontario on June 26, 2015, at 10:30 AM.
The self-represented appellant's factum (Rancourt's argument) summary reads:
SUMMARY — In this defamation trial, among other errors, the judge circumvented the jury by saying that the defendant (a blogger) had “no defence”. The judge said: “The defendant here has not introduced any evidence establishing a ... Read More
Annual Ecosikh Benefit Dinner
Please mark your calendars for a night of reflection, celebration and inspiration!
June 21st, 2015
From 6pm to 10pm
Holiday Inn Gaithersburg
2 Montgomery Village Ave
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
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Sultans of Deccan India at the Met: A Sneak Preview
Five kingdoms – with influences from Persia, Portugal, Maratha and Ethiopia — flourished on India’s mineral-rich Deccan Plateau between the 16th and 17th centuries before capitulating to Mughal rule.
A team at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, led by Navina Najat Haidar, have spent the past decade sourcing nearly 200 artifacts from the era and have brought them together from lenders for an exhibition starting May.
“Because of the history of the Deccan, this category of ... Read More
Author Dabydeen invited to read from his books
Dabydeen to read from/launch GOD's SPIDER (Peepal Tree Press, UK)--new collection--at this Year's 2015 Annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference at the joint session of the Canadian Association of Commonwealth Language and Literature Studies Society and the Ass'n of Canadian and Quebec Literatures to be held on May 31. (The Congress was previously named the Learned Societies.)
The Congress is a gathering of key scholars from Canada and abroad congregating ... Read More
Hindu gods at New York’s Metropolitan Museum
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) in New York is displaying “Earring for a Deity Showing Vishnu Riding Garuda” (17th-19th century) in its “Sacred Traditions of the Himalayas” exhibition which will run till June 14.
It is also showcasing 17th-19th century “Dish for Ritual Offerings with Durga Defeating a Demon”, 17-19th century “Amulet case with Vishnu” and a scroll painting dated 1651 showing Kubera and Durga.
Applauding Met for showcasing Hindu deities in an exhibition, ... Read More
San Antonio Institute hosting exhibit on Sikhs
The Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC) in University of Texas at San Antonio will host an exhibit “Sikhs: Legacy of the Punjab” from February 21 to January three next.
Developed by Smithsonian Institution and sponsored by the Sikh Heritage Foundation, it “features a collection of traditional Sikh art, information on the culture’s history and beliefs, artifacts such as ceremonial weapons and armor, and a model of the Golden Temple”. March 21 will be “Sikh Family Day”, ... Read More
Religious Harmony Week, June first week
An Inter-faith and Communal Harmony Summit in South Asia in 2015 is being planned. A number organizations from India and Pakistan (for the first time) have joined us “partners”.
The plan as it stands now is to organize the event on the first week of June as that week is designated as the “religious harmony week” by the UN. The UN suggested that His Royal Highness King Abdulla of Jorden be invited as the chief ... Read More