One of the fun projects that myself and my friend Ashvinder Singh have been involved with is RateMyTurban.com. This started as a fun idea to promote the positive image of the turban for Sikhs but has become very popular all over America. Over the past 6 months the site has been talked about on lots of radio stations and linked up all over the web (including Yahoo pick of the week). A lot of the interest is coming from the general public at large who find it interesting to see this type of website. With all the mis-understandings about the turban and mistaken identity, this website has served to educate your average american a little bit more about Sikhs and the Turban. I think it is a great example of how you can be creative about educating people and have fun with it. On the top there are links explaining about the turban and even video tutorials on how to tie a turban.
This morning Ashvinder was invited on the Kevin and Bean Morning Radio show which is a very popular Rock station in Los Angeles. I remember this radio station from when I used to live in Los Angeles and it is quite popular with thousands of listeners all over LA area. I managed to record the interview off the internet so you can have a listen. You don’t have to be a scholar or “expert” to educate others about Sikhi. Just do the best you can and it will make a difference!
Ps. In case you are wanting to add a turban to the RateMyTurban.com we are currently having some technical problems with the image upload, so users can’t add new turbans right now. We are working on the issue.
RateMyTurban.com Creating Awareness about the Sikh Turban