The annual commemoration of the anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi took place by his statue in Union Square Park on Oct. 2 and included performances of his favorite devotional songs.
A one-person comedy play, staged by Aizzah Fatima, sheds light on the lives of Pakistani and Muslim women in the U.S., reports The Riverdale Press.
A student at LaGuardia Community College has developed an app for Nepalis to send money home, reports Everest Times.
A group of Dalit activists brought their message and a photo exhibit to the Queens Museum, hoping to inspire the Indian diaspora community to pay more attention to the continued discrimination and abuse suffered by members of the “untouchable” caste.
A new center at Columbia University will study India and Indian economic policies, News India Times reports.
Rallies in Queens supporting and opposing the new constitution in Nepal are a reflection of the political feuds, religious sensitivities, and the frustration of indigenous groups within the Nepalese community.
In the wake of the murder of bloggers in Bangladesh, Bangladeshi writers spoke out recently at a PEN American Center meeting in support of free speech and secularism.
South Asian-American attorney Mina Malik, head of the Civilian Complaint Review Board, is profiled by News India Times.
Bangladeshi in Brooklyn came together to rally against violent incidents in Bangladesh, Open City reports.
New Yorker Bishnu Man Pradhan lost 17 members of his family as an auspicious religious celebration turned deadly on April 25.
Semiconductor design engineer Sudipta Bhawmik produces an audio podcast that tells the stories of the ancient Indian epic, the “Mahabharata,” in part to pass the epic on to young Indian Americans, he tells Desi Talk.
Sixty-five students studied Urdu in Brooklyn this summer in a program meant to help connect them with their families, reports Kensington BK.
On Aug. 29 Nepali films will be screened in Elmhurst, Queens, with proceeds from the event going to a rural school in Nepal severely damaged by the recent earthquake.
Ditmas Park Corner captures the annual Brooklyn Mela, or festival, celebrating Pakistan’s independence day through a photo essay.
Lawyer Ali Najmi is confident he’s running a winning campaign for the 23rd district council seat in Queens, writes Times Ledger.