Post Tagged with: "Indian Americans"

Gursoch Kaur (center), the first Indian-American woman with a Sikh turban, to become part of the NYPD as an auxiliary police officer, with fellow Sikh officers of the NYPD. (Photo from the Sikh Officers Association of NYPD/Twitter via Desi Talk)

First Turbaned Sikh Woman Joins the NYPD

New York, Police, South Asian May 22, 2018 at 4:45 pm

Desi Talk speaks to Gursoch Kaur, an auxiliary police officer who recently joined the NYPD as the first turbaned Sikh woman on the force.

Via Twitter

Indian-American Victories on Election Day

Elections 2017, Metro Area, South Asian November 8, 2017 at 4:02 pm

New Jersey will have its first Sikh mayor and first Indian-American state senator, reports News India Times in its coverage of state wins.

Jayshukh and Aruna Bulsara help their son to put on his robes after he was officially sworn in, while his wife Christine DeLorenzo looked on. (Photo by Rob Abruzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

First South Asian Judge for 2nd Circuit in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Criminal Justice, South Asian November 7, 2017 at 4:18 pm

After being sworn in during an investiture ceremony in Brooklyn, Sanket Bulsara became the first judge of South Asian descent for the Second Circuit, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Founder of Republican Hindu Coalition Shalabh ‘Shalli’ Kumar with Kellyanne Conway, President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign manager and spokesperson, at a press briefing following Trump’s acceptance speech at the Hilton Hotel, New York City, Nov. 9. (Photo via News India Times)

Indian Americans Cheer Trump Win

Elections 2016, New York, Politics, South Asian November 10, 2016 at 5:39 pm

Some Indian Americans are predicting that Donald Trump will be a great friend to India and hire many Indian Americans in the new administration, reports News India Times.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Casey Tolan, via Gotham Gazette)

Modi Promises Lifetime Visa for Indian Americans

In the News, Manhattan, Politics, South Asian September 30, 2014 at 5:32 pm

Indian Prime Minister Modi’s promise to change visa policy and his vision for the country’s future have energized the community in the U.S. But the enthusiasm has not dampened the spirits of his critics, reports Gotham Gazette and News India Times.

Reviewing ‘Family Life,’ a New Immigrant Tale

Reviewing ‘Family Life,’ a New Immigrant Tale

Culture, Health, Immigration, New York, South Asian April 9, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Akhil Sharma’s new semi-autobiographical novel Family Life is discussed in The Aerogram’s new book club.

Raj Mukherji, recently elected for the New Jersey State Assembly, alongside Sen. Cory Booker and Oprah Winfrey (Photo via the News India Times.)

Indian-American Political Star Rises in NJ

Elections 2013, Government, Metro Area, South Asian November 12, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Raj Mukherji, 29, became the second Indian-American elected to the New Jersey State Assembly, joining six-term Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula, who was handily reelected, the News India Times reports. But the community wasn’t so lucky in other races.

Alka Sinha, widow of slain Indian-American Divyendu Sinha. (Photo via News India Times)

Shock Over Verdict in Indian Murder Case

Crime, Metro Area, South Asian October 8, 2013 at 5:24 pm

The Indian community in New Jersey is in shock over the “not guilty” verdict in the murder case of Divyendu Sinha, who was fatally beaten while walking near his home with his family in 2010. Some in the community believe lack of public pressure is partly to blame, reports News India Times.

Photo by Melanie Bencosme

Professor Turned Journalist Bridges NY and India

Indrajit Saluja was a professor for over three decades before he launched an English-language newspaper in his native India. Since then, he has been involved in starting six newspapers in New York, including the one he currently oversees, The Indian Panorama.

Hindus Turn a Midtown Corner into a Festival of Color

Hindus Turn a Midtown Corner into a Festival of Color

In the News, Manhattan, Religion, South Asian, Traditions April 11, 2013 at 5:18 pm

A corner of Midtown Manhattan was awash in color and Bhangra music as hundreds of Hindus congregated for their yearly Holi celebration. The Dag Hammarskjold Park hosted the fourth New York edition of the festival of colors on March 31.

‘Almost Like India, Minus the Animals’

‘Almost Like India, Minus the Animals’

Follow Little India’s Rachel Khona on a trip through the Indian enclave of Jackson Heights, Queens. Walk through supermarkets, sari shops, and jewelry stores, and take a seat at Jackson Diner.

Powerball jackpot winner Pedro Quezada and his wife Inés Sánchez. (Photo by Cristina Loboguerrero via El Diario-La Prensa).

One Lottery Ticket, Many Winners

Caribbean, In the News, Latino, Metro Area, South Asian March 27, 2013 at 5:01 pm

After Pedro Quezada won the $338 million Powerball jackpot, El Diario focused on his Dominican background, while Desi Talk concentrated on the Indian native who owned the store that sold the winning ticket.

Brooklyn DA candidate Abe George (Photo via

Two Indian-Americans Running for Office in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Politics, South Asian March 21, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Abe George will challenge veteran incumbent Charles Hynes for Brooklyn DA, while Natraj S. Bhushan will face Michael Nelson who has been in the City Council since 1999, reports.

A sign from a 2010 immigration reform rally in New York City. (Photo by Jens Schott Knudsen, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Family Reunification and Work Visas Main Issues for Indian-Americans

Immigration, In the News, South Asian February 20, 2013 at 4:25 pm

News India Times looks at immigration issues of particular concern to Indian-Americans, including family reunification and employment-based visas, the latter of which puts India at a disadvantage given its population.

Photo via News India Times

Plenty of Patriotism and Education, But Little Knowledge of U.S. History

Immigration, South Asian July 9, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Though many Indian immigrants pride themselves on their American patriotism — as well as some of the highest incomes and education levels of any ethnic group in America — some have limited knowledge of American history, News India Times reported after quizzing several first generation Indian-Americans.