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Don’t see romantic potential…but is it ‘ok’ to continue as friends?
Q: I met a guy last year online. While we seemed to have little in common, he expressed interest and I responded. After communicating via email and phone for a couple weeks, we met in-person. While meeting didn’t change my initial impression regarding having little [...]
“Did you realize that when you married your Prince or Princess Charming, you inherited the king, the queen and the whole court?” The Complete Marriage Book aptly conveys a message about what marriage really means. Quintessentially while planning a wedding, the melodrama and elation prevails over our minds to such an extent that we simply [...]
Whether it’s arranged or love, it’s ultimately up to the couple to choose what’s right for them
Traditionally, arranged marriages was the most common form of practice. In this form of marriage, families of the bride and groom would find the most suitable candidate for their son or daughter based on caste, family status and wealth. [...]
I am a young Indo-Canadian working in Houston, Texas. I have been very affected by the tragedy our community faced on August 5th in Wisconsin; not just because I am a proud Sikh but also because I’m an empathetic person. I have been taught by my parents as a very young child that being a [...]
By Pargat Singh Bhurji
Positive thinking is a mental attitude that admits into the mind thoughts, words and images that are essential to growth, expansion and success. It is a mental attitude that expects good and favourable results for oneself and their
surroundings. A positive mind anticipates happiness, joy, health and a successful result. Whatever the mind [...]
Effective and healthy communication is an integral part to any successful relationship. Whether business, personal, friendship or love, if two people don’t know how to talk constructively to one another, there is little doubt that the relationship will last.
According to Statistics Canada’s most recent study on divorce rates, just over a third of all Canadian [...]
Learning to be positive in a pessimistic world
The words “I can’t” seem to creep into our vocabulary more often than not these days. With images of disaster and destruction flashing across our TV screens and violence and fighting making the front page news, it should come as no surprise that the way in which we [...]
It’s that time of year again – spring has sprung, the grass is green and the sun is out. It’s a time when many cultures celebrate renewal and rebirth. It’s also a time that many communities, like South Asians, are marking the beginning of a new season and a new year. Therefore with great valour, [...]
The significance of music in the Sikh religion
Since ancient times, sacred music in the form of Kirtan, the singing of the praises of God, has been considered a soothing and enchanting melody for the soul. In the Sikh religion, Kirtan involves the singing of hymns from the Sikh scriptures, also known as Gurbani. This method [...]
The art of searching for a job is no longer simple, take the time and do it properly to land your dream position.
The last four years have been spent with late night study sessions, calculating course credits and writing long essays. As a reward, you have been granted a degree that will hopefully lead you [...]