Incase you hadn't heard, theres been a lot of talk about the recent "ban" by AKJ UK of Bibi Bhinderpal Kaur. This granny was caught having an affair with her young tabla player, Harmandir Singh, from London.
Of course, as AKJ like to do, they kept this one under wraps however most AKJ followers are aware of the issue and that she accepted the ban - which is why you won't (or shouldn't) see her on stages anymore. It's not really ok to ban people from doing Kirtan - of course, Kirtan is supposed to help us in our journey of life and reaching enlightenment. It's the light in the dark age we live in. But when it comes to stages, nowadays people quickly become "fans" and followers of anyone who can do good Kirtan and those individuals then have a responsibility to the sangat when it comes to their own jeevan and being good role models. We can understand some of the youth getting entrapped in affairs and following the fire in their loins, but this is a bit of a shocking one - and an affair with a young guy old enough to be her son?! I guess they just had one bear-hug too many...