Ever wondered what it means to be Sikh?
In Harjit Singh, we couldn't have found a better or more patient explainer.
Harjit was a little kid when he came to Australia (Perth) with his family.
Growing up there were times when he wondered if it were possible to be an Aussie and Sikh at the same time, for example after 9/11 when people assumed he would be happy about the terrorist attacks in the US because he wears a turban.
In his broad Australian accent, he tells how he negotiated those doubts and plenty of other prejudices.
Guided by Sikh principles instilled in him by his parents, he set up Turbans and Trust, an organisation that attends public events to tie turbans on those with inquiring minds, while answering every question you've ever had about the religion.
This episode of Rare Air will reshape misconceptions in a profoundly positive way. Thanks Harjit for spending the time.
This episode of Rare Air was recorded at the studios of RTRFM 92.1 in Mount Lawley, WA
Mixed by Adrian Sardi of The Vault
Music "The Summit" by Blue Dot Sessions from freemusicarchive.org