Why today Singh is Kinng and before Singh is clown? Bollywood industries now
starting to cash in on the Singh is Kinng craze. To understand just 30 years
ago these Singhs were butchered in India, in Punjab, cut like weeds out of
the framework of india and today to cash in we see this type of publicity.
I have not seen the movie yet, but I am sure from its success it is a
typical bollywood movie, with many one liners and a 20 minute story wrapped
up in 1 hour of songs and melodrama.
Singh is King of what these days? No census can be done but by indications
and rough numbers from punjab at least 75% of young Sikhs have given up
there identity. To fit the confides of what the world and west accept. This
is no King infact it is far from it, our heritage now sits in a book dusty
in the corner of our homes, unopened, our history lies there. We bask in the
warmth of greatness of past with very little contribution in our own lives,
nobody wants to be uncomfortable, whether that's because of a job, or
because we are just afraid now to stick out.
It is a shame that the time this title was appropriate, Singhs were
defending India from jungles, with no homes with no comforts they were
fighting for righteousness sacrificing everything. And opposite today, well
to do Sikhs sacrifice nothing, we cant even sacrifice our own egos, we want
to look modern, to fit in , to figure out anyway to assimilate into
societies which really don't even hold a candle to the brightness of our
We follow our own brand of Sikhi, comfort Sikhi when things are not the way
we like them its easily adjustable, easily we can move tenants, we can move
gurbani being well educated to accommodate our own lifestyles. We really
don't know what Sikhi is, today all tenants of this faith are sitting on the
street, and there was a time when someone was sawed in half, cut limb by
limb for things we give up on a whim.
A heritage forgotten is a heritage lost. And this is the result; a fake
Singh is Kinng with snoop doggy dog wearing dastaar. And we are happy that
wow we get this exposure. What of those who gave their lives, sacrificed
their children who were cut piece by piece and they had only one line in
their hearts, a thankfulness of Sikhism. When have we thanked god for being
brought up in a Sikh family, with this rich tradition, probably never.
What a joke this is, what a mockery it is of what a Singh really should be.
A Singh is someone who is in control of their destiny, who will not shake
their ideals, and will uphold to death not only their rights but the rights
of others, even if it means they will be joked about for saving hindu women
at 12 o clock, they did it. Think about these details and one will have no
thoughts of the selflessness of these individuals who having no problems of
their own took on other ppls problems, having no homes of their own, saved
These Singhs travelled at night, in the morning the only evidence being the
hoof marks of their horses, it is said at that time women of the pinds which
were protected by these unsung heros would come out and touch these tracks
and pray that there sons be as brave as those who travelled the night.
There was no Batman or Superman, there were only those Khalsa's who defended
the honor of those who had no other hope. We are part of that legacy, what
will the future generations say about us? That the heros of the past have
turned to drinking to cut hair to doing whatever seemed right for their on
enjoyment, forgetting what a rich and one of a kind history they had.
The world is full of great ppl, but I challenge anyone to show me a
community that has been through the adversity that Sikhs have, at one time
being wiped out by 50% of their population. (That would mean even more than
the holocaust for Jews by percentage). Within a year after that time frame
they were the rulers of Punjab, after being cut down they only grew, after
being killed they only increased. What resilience they had, today for the
cheapest things for the things that have no value, we sacrifice, our
priceless gifts, our priceless inheritance from those souls just vanishes
into thin air.
It is true, today we are only good enough for a movie title Singh is Kinng,
otherwise there is no proof of that.
article taken from http://princeofpunjab.