Regarding the Pain of Others: Farmer Protests, Decentering, and Caring

On December 20th 2020, in collaboration with Taraki, our conversation series Broken Punjabi met virtually to discuss the challenges experienced by youth in the diaspora in regards to the farmer protests. Although the Broken Punjabi conversation series has historically focused on the impacts of alcohol on Punjabi communities, this conversation encapsulated the various ways in … Continue reading Regarding the Pain of Others: Farmer Protests, Decentering, and Caring

Why Punjabi Men Get Addicted: Being a Man, Hard Work, and Sex

By Ravia Dhaliwal This is part two of a three-part series of articles based on Ravia Dhaliwal’s Undergraduate Honours paper “Sikh Punjabi Masculinity and Barriers to Mental Health and Addiction Supports,” from the University of Alberta’s Women’s and Gender Studies and Political Science program. If you haven’t already, read the first part: “How Addiction Begins: … Continue reading Why Punjabi Men Get Addicted: Being a Man, Hard Work, and Sex

Everyday Drinking or Problem Drinking?

Understanding the needs of the Punjabi Community to address problems with alcohol. The association of alcohol with Punjabi culture is one that is widely internalized whether it is through media and movies or in our everyday celebration culture. Many interactions within Punjabi families and friends often involve the consumption of alcohol. Sometimes this is an … Continue reading Everyday Drinking or Problem Drinking?