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Compassionate 7-Eleven Owner Who Fed Thief, Is Probably More Than An Indian, He Is Likely A Sikh.

by Anura Guruge


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This was a GREAT story. It made my day. So good to see that we still have decent, compassionate, charitable folks like he.

Mr. Jay Singh, please take a bow. You have done all of us Asians proud. Good on YOU.

This is from the story:

“He said, ‘I’m hungry. I’m stealing it for myself and my younger brother.’ I said you need food? I’ll give you food. That’s not a problem,” Singh said.

Mr. Singh, modestly, attributed this compassion and charity to ‘Indian culture’. That is true.

But, I have a hunch that it goes beyond that.

I cannot, alas, be 100% sure, but I suspect that Mr. Jay Singh is a sikh — despite the lack of a hat on his head, or a bracelet on his arm.

Jay Singh can very well be a Sikh name.

All ‘Singhs’ are NOT Sikhs, BUT ALL Sikh men are ‘Singhs’. Get that. Having a last name Singh is the norm for a Sikh man.

So, why am I making a big deal that he might be a Sikh.

Sikhs have a deeply ingrained tradition when it comes to charity and giving — especially food to the needy.

I know quite a few Sikhs. Most are AMAZING folk. Generous to a fault.

That bracelet they are supposed to wear bears testament to that. They wear it to remind them that that is the hand with which they do good.

Sikhs, because some wear turbans and have beards, are often mistaken for Muslims. They are not Muslims.

Get to know a Sikh.

This just happens to be a great time to talk about Sikhs. They have a major holiday, ‘Vaisakhi‘, that always coincides with the Sinhala New Year, coming up this Sunday, April 14.

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That U.S. Life Expectancy Has Fallen Is No Surprise To I — More ‘Non-Europeans’ Living In The U.S. Than Ever Before!

by Anura Guruge


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Seeing this, this morning, did not surprise me in the slightest.

Since the 1990s there has been a huge influx of Asians and other non-Europeans coming over to the U.S. Their life expectancies, genetically, are shorter. Just because you move to the U.S. your life expectancy does not change — THAT MUCH. Yes, better healthcare, access to prescription drugs and better diet helps but probably by, I think, 10-15%. I am sure that this the reason. I think the life expectancy in my Sri Lanka (Ceylon) is in the low 60s. So, I do not expect to live to be 85 though I have lived outside Sri Lanka since I was 14.


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Earthquake In Taiwan, Just Ahead Of The Chinese New Year, On Monday, Will Rattle Superstitious Asians.

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The Chinese New Year for 2016, ‘Year of the Red Monkey‘, falls on Monday, February 8, 2016.

That an earthquake happened in Taiwan, a couple of days ahead of it, will be viewed by superstitious Asians as some kind of omen — bad luck.

I know. I am Asian too. So just a heads up.


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by Anura Guruge