KROQ Radio Intervew about RateMyTurban.com

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.

Rate My 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!

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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.

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9 Responses to “KROQ Radio Intervew about RateMyTurban.com”

  1. Ash Singh says:

    Thanks for recording and posting the audio.

    Cheers!

  2. Ravinder Singh says:

    Awesome! Your doing such a great job Gurumustuk and Ashvinder..

  3. Gurwinder Singh(Kamloops, Canada) says:

    Great project!

    Excellent responses to all the questions…

    Keep up the good work!

  4. Prabhu Singh says:

    The website is light-hearted and informative. The exposure is good for all of us.
    Thank you!
    Sat Siri Akaal!

  5. Sifar says:

    Interview is great. Another step in getting the message across.

  6. Gurjeet Singh says:

    Sat Sri Akaal Guru K Pyaareo

    I need to know
    (i) what kind of material is used to tie a dhamala? , and
    (ii)popularly what material is used to tie a simple turban?

    coz i dunno the material of the fabric in its actual name! can someone help me out with this?

    and please inform us whenever CK Jatha is performing at Harmandir Sahib ! i really dun wanna miss the kirtan sung by them…

    Guru Fateh !

  7. Mani singh says:

    Excellent way of getting the message across in a innovative way. Well done Gurumustuk and Ash, I hope you 2 fish out some more excellent ideas in the days to come to spread Sikhi!!!!

    Thanks

  8. Dalbir Singh says:

    Vhaeguru Ji ka Khalsa, Vhaeguru Ji ka fateh.

    as for Gurjeet Singh in reply to your question, a dhamala is generally done with the same material done for a simple turban(v-style/ nok turban/indian turban).
    The material is generally cotton, or a cotton polyster mix, there are several which are used if you go to a Sikh material shop the should have it otherwise I believe the best material which I use and my friends use is called mal maal ( maal maal, mal mal) i think meaning soft soft, I also have 1 in a material called rubia, try and ask your local gurdwara giani they should have some aswell, as for these materials some come pre starched, require starch or starch free, and there are various forms of starch, but one should aim not to use it if not required, and you should ideally wash your material first when newely purchased it can be very stiff depending on what you wish to do.

    For a dhamala you might want the pre manufactured starch to remain it keeps it straight and clean if you wash it out it should come out maybe in a pink red colour.

    And the range of colours also make a difference, for a dhamala the best are the khalsa colours orange(safron), blue possibly black and white.(a white dhamala would look a bit unusual).

    I kinda like black however, some see it as a bad color, maybe as a color of depression I dont no I think it looks neat and fantastic.

    Vhaeguru Ji ka Khalsa Vhaeguru Ji Ka Fateh JI