The PAK American Safety Patrol, a civilian patrol group started in Brooklyn’s “Little Pakistan” after a spate of armed robberies in 2014, reports that no such robberies occurred in 2015, writes Ditmas Park Corner.
News India Times and The American Bazaar remember Arthur J. Pais, a veteran Indian-American journalist who dedicated more than 30 years of his life reporting on the Indian diaspora and many other topics.
Bishnu Maya Pariyar fights for the rights of her fellow Dalits, the “untouchable” caste in Nepal, through her nonprofit, the Association for Dalit Women’s Advancement of Nepal. Khasokhas traces her path from growing up in poverty to empowering women in Nepal and the United States.
In the tri-state area, Indian Christians celebrate Christmas at a variety of churches offering services in numerous languages, reports News India Times.
An exhibit at the Center for Jewish History in NYC explores the history and traditions of the Bene Israel of India, a few of whom live in the tri-state area, reports News India Times.
A Nepalese play is being staged “off-Broadway” for the first time ever, reports Vishwa Sandesh Weekly.
Nepalese in NYC protested near the UN against what they say is an unofficial economic blockade by India. Fuel and medicines are in short supply in the landlocked country, which is still recovering from the devastating earthquake of last April.
All-star cricket teams with leading cricket players from around the world kick off a three-match tour of the U.S. at Citi Field on Nov. 7, reports News India Times.
“Song of Lahore” tells the story of Pakistani musicians trying to preserve their musical heritage by playing jazz, and their eventual performance in NYC.
Director Frederick Wiseman tells Desi Talk he wanted to present a “new group of immigrants” in his documentary “In Jackson Heights” – among them, South Asians, who he observed strive to preserve their cultures and religions.
Get set for the Momo Crawl, which last year drew 800 to Jackson Heights restaurants to sample the Himalayan steamed buns, writes QNS.com
The Nepali festival of Dashain was marked at a celebration sponsored by the advocacy group Adhikaar in Queens.
Various celebrations of the Hindu festival Navratri were held in the New York metropolitan area, News India Times reports.
Indians and non-Indians alike flocked to the Indian Fashion Fest, recently held in New Jersey and in Queens, to select from among hundreds of saris, lehengas and other items for sale.
On display at Cara Gallery – whose mission is to establish a “global community of galleries” – are the works of Polish artist Igor Mitoraj, until Oct. 17, followed by the art of Indian-American artist Natvar Bhavsar.