RateMyTurban.com Creating Awareness about the Sikh Turban

Rate My Turban

The "RateMyTurban.com" website started as an idea by my creative friend Ashvinder Singh which we both took together and went running with. It is one of those fun ideas that creates a good positive image about Sikhs and the Turban. We wanted to keep it in a positive light and wanted to steer away from people rating critically of others. You’ll notice that there is no bad rating (Ok, Good, Very Good, Excellent, Super). There is also information about what the turban is and how to tie one.

Over the past months since the website was launched on SikhNet it has gotten reviewed all over the internet on websites that have nothing to do with religion. Just the fact that it was interesting for people and was a cool idea brought about exposure. People are used to seeing the turban in a negative role in the media (like terrorism and Osama bin Laden). Then all of a sudden there is a interesting website that features the turban in a cool and fun way. It gives another venue for people to relate to turbans.

Every time I see someone wearing an interesting turban that is unique I always want to go up to them and tell them to send me a picture, or post it themself on RateMyTurban.com. I think the website has been very successfull and hope that YOU take a few minutes to post a picture of yourself wearing a turban. It’s all in good fun!

Today I got an email from a radio show that was letting us know that they were featuring the RateMyTurban.com Website. RateMyTurban.com is being featured this month on Eye on the Web, a radio show that reaches all 50 U.S. states and 124 other countries.

Here is what they say on the air:

"Black, white, cerulean; high, rounded, elegantly simple …. You’ll see turbans of all shapes, sizes and colors at the charming site Rate My Turban. You can see the most popular turban, check out the day’s super turbans and the Turban Hall of Fame, meet some of the turban wearers, learn to tie a turban, and even submit your own for rating. Or you can just be  mesmerized by the centerpiece of the site: the simple opportunity to see different turbans and rate them from one to ten – you don’t even have to hit "go" to give your opinion on each look. You can focus on just men’s or just women’s turbans or turbans worn by certain age groups, or even look at some of the previous turbans and rate them. And you won’t be alone: the nearly 600 turbans on the site have been rated more than 435,000 times! On a scale of one to ten, this site rates an easy eight!"

RateMyTurban also got featured on Yahoo Picks. These are just two of the many websites and radio shows that have talked about the website. It’s definitely one neutral way without getting into religion to feature the turban in a positive way to the general public.

8 Responses to “RateMyTurban.com Creating Awareness about the Sikh Turban”

  1. Prabhu Singh says:

    It’s so great that you are creating awareness about the turban in such a positive way. I still think the site is lacking some functionality, such as the ability to view all entries, but it is nice overall.
    I was wondering if the site is moderated, because there are several fake photos with fake turbans. Yesterday I saw an ‘ali baba’ which was a white guy with a turban digitally added (poorly). He digitally added a Sikh turban and gave the online name of ali baba. His whole effort I find to be very insensitive. Maybe only real turbans should be allowed.

  2. Ash Singh says:

    Hey Prabhu,

    The site is moderated by both Sikhs (mainly myself and Gmustuk) and non-Sikhs (our staff). Feel free to report any pictures that you deem insentive and accept my apology on my teams behalf for our lack of sensitivity on some of the photos.

    We are in the process of upgrading the site so your suggestions are welcome. Drop me a line and I can add it to the feature list.


    Ash Singh

  3. jasveen singh says:


    Well i must say that it’s an excellent site for promoting sikhism among young & vibrant KHALSA.Hope to see more updates in the near future as well

    Guru Rakha
    Jasveen Singh

  4. Jaipal Singh Sidhu says:

    Sikhism is very religious & it is spread all over the world.

  5. amarpreet singh says:

    A very nice website. I am living in Malaysia and sometime feel really bad when I see local youth wearing only black turban, that too very small without any style.

    Turban is our pride and this site will encourage people to put nice pictures so that we can can see our serves as prince and princess among other people.

    Keep it up Ji..l

  6. Vaheguru ji ka khalsa Vaheguru ji ki fateh!

    Whenever I follow your link to Rate My Turban at http://www.turbanizer.com/, my ancient computer dutifully goes to that address and then is immediately redirected to your Turbanizer site at http://www.turbanizer.com/, a fine site, no doubt, but not what I’m looking for.

    Please, dear Gurumustuk ji, where is Rate My Turban?

    Chardi kala!

  7. Ravinder Singh says:

    Your Comment…
    Khalsa soe nirthan ko pale, Khalsa soe dust ko gale.
    This Guru ka Sikh is the real hero and Kohanoor Heera of our Sikh Kaum and our county India. This Guru ka Sikh should be appreciated & should be given  prizes  in Punjab and all part of our country where there our Gurusikh brothers are living for our kaum awareness. This Guru ka Sikh is the real put Sardar da.      
    This Guru ka Sikh is giving the challenge to those who cuts his/her hairs and not living in sabat surat.  

  8. Luke Webster says:

    I’m sorry if I offend anyone’s beliefs, but this is what i truly feel, and am willing to take ownership publicly for it (after pending court case).

    My old boss wears aturban. he is also losing his hair. He is enormously successful and does a lot of voluntary work.

    I need to talk with a sikh face-to-face about this. I believe he has cheated and stolen lots of poor people out of lots of money.

    “If Guru GobindSingh Ji were alive today, what would he be concerned with. I gather that he would take up sword against the rich corrupt tyrants that keep the poor in their current status. He would fight the system that keeps things the way they are.”