Latest Newsletter🍵 Biden awards Asian artistsRead


Spontaneous photoshoot of elderly Sikh couple warms hearts

Elderly Sikh couple
via @sutejpannu

    Asian America Daily - in under 5 minutes

    Get our collection of Asian America's most essential stories, to your inbox daily, for free!

    Unsure? Check out our Newsletter Archive

    A video of an elderly Sikh couple participating in a spontaneous photoshoot has warmed the hearts of netizens around the world.

    In the viral video uploaded to Instagram on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, photographer Sutej Singh Pannu approaches the couple as they’re sitting in the sun and enjoying a cup of tea. He compliments the couple, telling them that they look very “lovely” and asks to take their picture


    View this post on Instagram


    A post shared by Sutej Singh Pannu (@sutejpannu)

    After Pannu prints their photo and presents it to them, the man asks Pannu to take another picture of them, this time while standing. The man curls his mustache while the woman adjusts her dupatta in preparation for the photo.

    Along with the video, Pannu wrote about spiritual awareness in his post’s description:

    The space of wholeness is not outside but present very much within you. As the light of awareness starts making its way back to the source, the divine light within starts shinning [sic] outwardly. Inward healing leads to healing of existence on the outside. Once you realize this co-relation of inward healing with outside healing, the game of duality ends and the truth of oneness takes over your consciousness. The thoughts become neutral and the blockages of mental trauma get healed. Rigidness turns into flow and resistance turns into acceptance. Right at the door step of this inner acceptance the magic of inner joy, inner knowing and eternal bliss takes over your existence.

    The video has garnered over 9 million views and 970,000 likes, with many users showing admiration for the couple and praising Sannu for being kind to them. 

    “Beautiful isn’t enough to describe this,” one user commented. 

    “Brother, so much respect for you for the way you spoke to them and accommodated all their excitement and joy,” wrote another. “Please keep doing what you do!”

    Support our Journalism with a Contribution

    Many people might not know this, but despite our large and loyal following which we are immensely grateful for, NextShark is still a small bootstrapped startup that runs on no outside funding or loans.

    Everything you see today is built on the backs of warriors who have sacrificed opportunities to help give Asians all over the world a bigger voice.

    However, we still face many trials and tribulations in our industry, from figuring out the most sustainable business model for independent media companies to facing the current COVID-19 pandemic decimating advertising revenues across the board.

    We hope you consider making a contribution so we can continue to provide you with quality content that informs, educates and inspires the Asian community. Even a $1 contribution goes a long way.  Thank you for everyone's support. We love you all and can't appreciate you guys enough.

    Support NextShark

    Mastercard, Visa, Amex, Discover, Paypal