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At the recent "collective" bratabandha in Queens. (Photo via Everest Times)

The First ‘Collective’ Bratabandha for Young Nepalese in NYC

Queens, South Asian, Traditions July 27, 2016 at 9:57 am

A significant rite of passage for young Nepalese was conducted in Queens recently, Everest Times reports.

At the Rubin Museum's block party July 17 (Photos by Dipika Shrestha for Voices of NY)

Celebrating Nepal’s Monsoon Season

Culture, Manhattan, South Asian July 18, 2016 at 4:28 pm

The monsoon season in Nepal was celebrated with a block party in front of the Rubin Museum on West 17th Street.

Chef-owner Sharmila Sherchan outside her restauarant (Photo via Nepalaya News)

In Jackson Heights, Chef Sharmila Shines

Food, Queens, South Asian, Women July 13, 2016 at 12:16 pm

Nepalaya News profiles Sharmila Sherchan, owner of the popular Nepalese restaurant Mustang Thakali Kitchen in Jackson Heights.

S.J. Jung (Photo via the Korea Times)

Jung’s Strategy in his Rematch with Stavisky

Politics, Queens, South Asian July 1, 2016 at 5:32 pm

S.J. Jung, who is running against State Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky in the Democratic primary for the second time, tells The Korea Times what he will do differently this time around.

A Vigil for Nepalese Killed in Afghanistan

A Vigil for Nepalese Killed in Afghanistan

Queens, South Asian June 27, 2016 at 3:34 pm

A vigil was held at Diversity Plaza for the 13 Nepalese security guards who died in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan.

Mohammad Mahab and Moinul "Bappy" Alam (Photo by Ditmas Park Corner)

Seeking ‘Success’ in Little Bangladesh

Brooklyn, Social Services, South Asian June 20, 2016 at 3:09 pm

Ditmas Park Corner profiles the two activists behind initiatives in Kensington – Bangladeshi American Center of North America and Bound for Success Tutoring Center – seeking to educate and entertain South Asian and other communities.

(Photo from Avenue C Plaza /Facebook via Ditmas Park Corner)

At a Plaza, Building Community in Kensington

Brooklyn, South Asian June 16, 2016 at 12:32 pm

Area residents hope to make Avenue C Plaza in Kensington a place for community events, reports Ditmas Park Corner.

Pakistani American Community of Long Island

Pakistanis on LI Condemn ‘Barbarism’ in Orlando

Featured Posts, Long Island, South Asian, Video June 15, 2016 at 5:30 pm

One-by-one, members of Pakistani American Community of Long Island denounced the mass shooting in Orlando, in a video of a vigil organized by the group.

Anish Patel, founder of Uplift Humanity India (Photo via News India Times)

Nonprofit Helps Rehabilitate Juvenile Inmates in India

Metro Area, Social Services, South Asian, Youth June 15, 2016 at 11:09 am

News India Times profiles Uplift Humanity India, a nonprofit in New York helping to rehabilitate juvenile inmates in India, and its founder, Anish Patel, who came up with the idea for the initiative as a teenager on a family trip.

(Photo via Everest Times)

Climbing Competition in Queens on Everest Day

Queens, South Asian, Sports June 10, 2016 at 12:47 pm

This year, to celebrate Mount Everest Day, the US Nepal Climbers Association held the Everest Day Open Top Rope Climbing Competition in Long Island City, reports Everest Times.

Four leading media personalities in the community spoke about their own experiences at the opening of the museum: (from left) Raju Sethi, president and CEO of AVS TV, Rashmee Sharma, a journalist turned poet and writer, Dr. Sudhir Parikh, publisher of Desi Talk, Vipp Jaswal, of the Vipp Jaswal Report on Fox News Radio (Photo via News India Times)

Indian Immigrant Journeys on Display at Temple Museum

History, Immigration, Metro Area, South Asian June 7, 2016 at 4:12 pm

The recently opened Museum of Indian Journey to the United States at the Hindu Samaj Temple of Mahwah in New Jersey displays the stories and photos of Indian immigrants living across the U.S., reports News India Times.

Nepalese Mark ‘Republic Day’

Nepalese Mark ‘Republic Day’

Th first-ever Nepal Day Parade was help in Manhattan on May 22, and drew several thousand participants.

The London exhibition of Amit and Naroop’s portraits of Sikhs gives an idea of the exhibition coming to New York later this year. (Photo from Amit and Naroop via News India Times)

Sikh Photo Exhibit in NYC

Religion, South Asian May 16, 2016 at 1:28 pm

The Sikh Coalition will hold an exhibit of the portraits of Sikh Americans, around the 15th anniversary of September 11, in an effort to combat the hostility faced by the community, and spread awareness of the religion and culture, reports News India Times.

Marching through Jackson Heights (Photo from Desis Rising Up & Moving's Twitter page via News India Times)

Bangladeshi Street Vendors in Jackson Heights Speak Up on May Day

Business, Labor, Queens, South Asian May 3, 2016 at 5:14 pm

At a May Day rally in Diversity Plaza, Bangladeshi street vendors railed against the Jackson Heights Bangladeshi Business Association, reports News India Times.

Raj Mukherji (Photo via News India Times)

Next Jersey City Mayor – Raj Mukherji?

Government, Metro Area, South Asian May 2, 2016 at 5:29 pm

Raj Mukherji speaks to News India Times about being a New Jersey state Assembly member and under what condition he would “seriously consider” running for mayor of Jersey City.