Neelam Verma 1971

Story of Resilience and Emergence

Neelam Batra-Verma From being considered a disgrace and embarrassment to the community; from being intimidated and threatened by the community and from being a target of hate mail to being a respected speaker at the same Sikh temple which had first threatened and warned him, Alex Sangha has come a long way since 2008, when …

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Attack on temple president’s kin

On December 26th of this year, an alarming shooting incident unfolded at the residence of the son of the President of Laxmi Narayan Temple in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. The Indian media has swiftly characterized this event as an act committed by pro-Khalistan elements, escalating concerns over the resurgence of such groups.   Around 2:26 …

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Canadian Criminal Code amendment: Addressing miscarriage of justice

Canadian Criminal Code amendment: Addressing miscarriage of justice Dr Neelam Batra-Verma Canadian Criminal Code: In an attempt to provide justice to those innocents who are found guilty of a crime they did not commit, Canada’s Federal Minister of Justice plans to introduce a bill to amend the Canadian Criminal Code. The aim is to set …

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The Winners and Losers of 1971 India-Pak war

Mark Twain in his book “The Mysterious Strangers” wrote “There has never been a just [war], never an honorable one — on the part of the instigator of the war.” Rightly said, no wars are honorable and no wars are just and all wars are avoidable and can be won with words and language. All …

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The winners and losers of 1971 India-Pak War

The Winners and Losers of 1971 India-Pak war Mark Twain in his book “The Mysterious Strangers” wrote “There has never been a just [war], never an honorable one — on the part of the instigator of the war.” Rightly said, no wars are honourable and no wars are just and all wars are avoidable and …

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Musings: Empty Nester Regrets

At a ladies lunch this summer, the hostess decided to play a game. We have always played many games during parties, be it antaakshri, cards, dumb charade etc but never this one – Name one thing in your life that you could change.   It was expected to be a fun game where we were …

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The Cycle

Nina sat all dressed up, in clumsy makeup and low cut silver shiny blouse, on a bright magenta saree, her bright red lipstick, staining her teeth and bleeding on the corner of her mouth. Every evening, she was made to dress up like a slut and wait for a customer. What like a slut? She …

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