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The trio with their teacher, Daisy Wu. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Non-Chinese Trio Triumphs Playing Chinese Instruments

Culture, East Asian, New York August 26, 2016 at 2:47 pm

A trio of non-Chinese current and former students won a music competition playing the guzheng, a Chinese string instrument, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Children wave signs supporting Donald Trump for president during a meeting in which the United Pakistani Christian Community endorsed the Republican nominee. (Photo by Michael Shain via Times Ledger)

Pakistani Christians Endorse Trump

Politics, Religion, South Asian August 25, 2016 at 5:14 pm

Pakistani Christians in Queens voiced their support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, reports Times Ledger.

Hyuk Man Kwon, at left, addressing an earlier meeting of the Borough Council of Palisades Park on July 26. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Urging Korean Interpretation in Palisades Park

East Asian, Metro Area August 25, 2016 at 2:54 pm

The Borough of Palisades Park, half of whose population is Korean, may soon have Korean interpretation at council meetings, Korea Daily reports.

(Photo via News India Times)

India’s Independence Day Celebrated

Manhattan, South Asian August 24, 2016 at 5:20 pm

Thousands lined the parade route for the India Day Parade marking the nation’s independence in 1947, reports News India Times.

(Photo courtesy of  Shahana Hanif's Twitter page)

Kensington Rally Unites Local Mosques for the First Time

Brooklyn, Muslim, South Asian August 23, 2016 at 4:36 pm

Bangladeshi community members, religious leaders and elected officials were among those who attended the Peace and Unity Rally on Aug. 21 held in response to the shooting deaths of Imam Maulama Akonjee and Thara Uddin, reports Ditmas Park Corner.

Minsun Kim, president of the Korean American Association of New York (in orange blouse) and Jae-gun Jung, president of the National Unification Advisory Council in New York (in grey suit next to her), at a press briefing in Flushing, Queens on Aug 22. (Photo by the National Unification Advisory Council in New York)

Endorsing Missile Defense of South Korea

East Asian, New York August 23, 2016 at 4:13 pm

Thirteen Korean-American organizations endorsed deployment of the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) system in the Korean peninsula, Korea Daily reports.

Yichen Tu in front of a bulletin board filled with housing ads, which she calls the “Craigslist for immigrants.” She holds the Chinese character for “housing.” (Photo by Joseph Hsu via Open City)

‘My Flushing’ through Photos

East Asian, Immigration, Queens August 23, 2016 at 2:46 pm

In a series of photos in Open City, a World Journal reporter identifies notable spots in her adapted home of Flushing that reflect the many Chinese and immigrant residents who make up the neighborhood.

Uniting the Cultures of Indonesia through Food

Uniting the Cultures of Indonesia through Food

Ethnic Eats, Featured Posts, Food, Queens, Southeast Asian August 22, 2016 at 4:27 pm

A food festival in Queens brings together the disparate cultures and languages of Indonesia.

A man stands outside Kunal Jewelers, located next to Lavanya on 74th Street in Jackson Heights, Queens. (Photo by Mumu Matryoshka, Creative Commons license)

Neighborhoods Like Jackson Heights are ‘Household Names in India’

Demographics, Immigration, Queens, South Asian August 22, 2016 at 3:25 pm

As Indians celebrate their country’s 70th Independence Day, Queens Tribune reports on how the community has grown and thrived in the borough.

Grace Meng (Photo via The Korea Times)

Rep. Grace Meng Seeks Support for Third Term

East Asian, Politics, Queens August 19, 2016 at 12:33 pm

Rep. Grace Meng (D–NY) spoke with The Korea Times about her accomplishments and her concerns for immigrant, Asian and Korean issues as she seeks a third term in Congress representing the 6th Congressional District in NY.

Sahib Gul playing the rabab, an instrument originating from Afghanistan. (Photo courtesy of Dan Morrison via Ditmas Park Corner)

Composer in Exile to Perform at Pakistani Festival

Brooklyn, Culture, South Asian August 18, 2016 at 4:15 pm

Sahib Gul, a Pashtun composer from Pakistan who lives in exile in Midwood, will perform at the Pakistani Independence Day Mela Aug. 20 in his first public show in more than five years. Ditmas Park Corner speaks to the musician about his musical roots and fleeing Taliban extremists.

Pakistan's national baseball team (Photo from Pakistan Federation Baseball website)

Pakistan’s Baseball Team – Coming Soon to Brooklyn

Featured Posts, Immigration, South Asian, Sports August 17, 2016 at 11:37 am

Pakistan may be known for fielding great cricket players, but next month its national baseball team comes to New York for a qualifying round in the World Baseball Classic.

In the wake of the killings of a Queens imam and his assistant, Brooklynites rallied. (Photo via Ditmas Park Corner)

‘Muslim Lives Matter’ – Communities React to Killings

Brooklyn, Muslim, Queens, South Asian August 16, 2016 at 4:15 pm

Ditmas Park Corner and Queens Chronicle report on Muslim community members in Brooklyn and Queens reacting to the killings of an imam and his assistant over the weekend.

(Photo courtesy of New York City Asian-American Democratic Club via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Political Forum Urges Asian Americans to Vote

Asian, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Politics August 12, 2016 at 11:08 am

The Asian-American New York State Primary Candidate Forum, attended by activists and candidates, sought to encourage communities to vote on Primary Day in September, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Kamala Gauchan, chef-owner of Dhaulagiri Kitchen, recently opened on Lexington 
Ave. (Photo by Dipika Shrestha for Voices of NY)

One Woman’s Dream: A Nepalese Restaurant in Manhattan

Ethnic Eats, Featured Posts, Manhattan, South Asian August 11, 2016 at 3:53 pm

Kamala Gauchan, owner of Dhaulagiri Kitchen, moved her location from Jackson Heights to Manhattan and hopes to attract non-Nepalese as well as Nepalese diners.