Sikh House of Worship

July 15, 2009

BY DARYL BJORAAS


Mistaken Identity — Ravidassi and Sikhs

July 15, 2009

BY DARYL BJORAAS


Fighting Irish Stereotype

July 15, 2009

BY DARYL BJORAAS


Final Back Story

July 1, 2009

BY DARYL BJORAAS

Unfortunately, I think this is the last time you’ll all hear from me for a while, so I’d better make it count.

As I type this final back story, so many thoughts about Europe come rushing back and start swirling around in my head. What a wonderful and unique experience I had on this trip. I feel so much wiser on a multitude of things. I’m still in shock that it’s over. I wish I could have stayed longer. Read the rest of this entry »


London.Sikh.Peace.March.2

June 20, 2009

Sikh Peace MarchBY DARYL BJORAAS

I finally completed my news package on the London Ravidassi Peace March. It took hours of editing, researching, recording and writing, but it’s finally done. It’s the first package on this trip that I’m proud of. Read the rest of this entry »


London.Sikh.Peace.March.

June 14, 2009

Sikh Peace March

BY DARYL BJORAAS

Today, I found myself in search of a Sikh peace march that was supposed to take place at 11 a.m in London’s Hyde Park. Joining me in the search were my fellow colleagues Jim and Derek. We got to Hyde Park, the alleged place where these Sikhs were supposed to meet according to an online Web site that Derek had found.

We were grossly disappointed. Here we were, alone,  at 10:30 or 10:45 on a Sunday morning, with no signs of ANY protest in sight. Supposedly, there were going to be thousands in attendance. You can imagine the disappointment we were feeling after not being able to capture such a visual event. Read the rest of this entry »


Paris Reporting

June 9, 2009

Fondation Roger Fleischman

BY DARYL BJORAAS

Greetings from Paris.

Today was my first full reporting day in France. It was an interesting one as my colleagues and I visited several spots in the city. The spot that I found the most interesting and where we spent the most time was Le Marais, a section of Paris that incorporated both the gay and Jewish communities. It was very interesting seeing these two cultures live among one another. I’m from a part of the world that doesn’t have a heavy influence of these minority groups, so getting to see their interaction was eye opening. Never in my life would I have imagined a place like this. Read the rest of this entry »