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Kashif Hussain (Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

How Kashif Hussain Started a Political ‘Momentum’

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, South Asian September 21, 2018 at 5:34 pm

For the first time, a district leader race in Brooklyn meant more to the Pakistani community than any other – thanks to Kashif Hussain, writes Bklyner.

At the co-naming of 85th Rd. as "Ahmadiyya Way." (Photo by Ryan Brady via Queens Chronicle)

‘Ahmadiyya Way’ Named in Queens

Jewish, Muslim, Queens, South Asian September 7, 2018 at 3:25 pm

Queens Chronicle covers the co-naming of 85th Road in Queens as “Ahmadiyya Way.”

City Council member Costa Constantinides, running for Queens Borough President, addressing members of the Nepalese community. (Photo via Khasokas)

Nepali Community News in NYC

Business, Elections 2018, Queens, South Asian August 31, 2018 at 1:54 pm

A new federal credit union will serve Nepali immigrants in NYC, and a candidate for Queens borough president asks for the community’s vote.

Members of the Kerala group at the India Day Parade in New York Aug. 19, with a banner appealing for help after the devastating floods in Kerala. (Photo courtesy of Philipose Philip, Federation of Kerala Associations of North America via News India Times)

Mobilizing Kerala Relief Efforts in NY

Environment, New York, South Asian August 22, 2018 at 5:03 pm

News India Times reports on fundraising efforts organized by Indian-American groups in the tri-state area, and elsewhere in the U.S., to help victims of the floods in the Indian state of Kerala.

Victor Khan shows off two of his plants growing from his rooftop garden along Putnam Place. Khan’s been growing his plants for about three years. (Photo by Christy Rae Ammons via Norwood News)

Above a Bronx Restaurant, a Garden Flourishes

Bronx, Environment, South Asian August 17, 2018 at 11:00 am

Norwood News speaks to Victor Khan, whose interest in tending to a thriving rooftop garden stems from childhood trips in his native Pakistan.

(Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

Supporting Bangladeshi Students

Brooklyn, South Asian, Women, Youth August 9, 2018 at 6:07 pm

Bklyner covers a rally by members of the Bangladeshi community in support of student protesters in Bangladesh.

Khan's supporters at a victory rally in Jackson Heights on July 26. (Photo by Mohammad Farrukh)

In NYC’s Pakistani Enclaves, Most Cheer Imran Khan

Featured Posts, Metro Area, Politics, South Asian July 30, 2018 at 5:22 pm

Most members of the Pakistani community hope Imran Khan will usher in cleaner government and improving relations with the U.S.

M.F. Husain. Peasant Couple, 1950. Oil on canvas. Peabody Essex Museum, Gift of the Chester and Davida Herwitz Collection, 2003. Courtesy of the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA. (Photo by Walter Silver via News India Times).

Asia Society Plans Indian ‘Progressive Artists’ Group’ Exhibit

Culture, Manhattan, South Asian July 18, 2018 at 2:57 pm

News India Times previews a forthcoming exhibition of the Progressive Artists Group at the Asia Society.

Kashif Hussain (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Kashif Hussain Aims to Break the Park Slope Political Machine

Brooklyn, Politics, South Asian July 2, 2018 at 4:01 pm

In seeking the seat of Democratic district leader in the 44th Assembly District, Pakistani immigrant Kashif Hussain hopes to “break the cycle of the political machine,” reports Kings County Politics.

(Photo via vishwanews.com)

Nepal’s Bajeko Sekuwa (‘Grandpa’s Grilled Meat’) Comes to NYC

Business, Food, Queens, South Asian June 18, 2018 at 4:18 pm

Bajeko Sekuwa (Grandpa’s Grilled Meat), a trusted name in Nepal, comes to NYC, reports Vishwa News.

Dinagyang Festival Dancers from Iloilo City, Philippines, perform “warriors’ tribal dance.” (Photo by RJ Ensalada via Philippine Daily Mirror)

Philippine Independence Day Parade Marks 120 Years

Culture, Manhattan, South Asian June 15, 2018 at 5:40 pm

After a lawsuit against the Philippine Independence Day Council was dismissed, the group held the 28th Philippine Independence Day Parade which saw a reportedly different vibe from previous years, writes Philippine Daily Mirror.

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.

The Guru Granth Sahib float decorated by the Sikh Cultural Society of Richmond Hill, Queens, NY gurdwara, at the 31st Sikh Day Parade in Manhattan. (Photo courtesy of Harpreet Singh via Desi Talk)

‘More to Celebrate’ at Sikh Parade

Culture, Manhattan, South Asian April 30, 2018 at 4:01 pm

Desi Talk writes that this year’s Sikh Day Parade held particular meaning for the community following last year’s elections.

Members of the nepalese community at the April 25 event spsonored by Adhikaar in Queens. (Photo by Anuz Thapa for Voices of NY)

Nepalese Anxious over TPS

Immigration, Queens, South Asian April 26, 2018 at 5:28 pm

Nepalese TPS holders expressed worry over news reports that the U.S. government will end the program.

Political activists and members of the Indian-American and South Asian community in New Jersey with Tammy Murphy, the wife of current Governor Phil Murphy, during a tour of Little India in Jersey City during the gubernatorial campaign last year. (Photo from the South Asian American Caucus via Desi Talk)

Getting Out the Indian-American Vote in NJ

Elections 2018, Metro Area, Politics, South Asian April 26, 2018 at 2:36 pm

Desi Talk takes a look at voter registration efforts in the Indian-American community in New Jersey following key wins on Election Day last year.