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One of Zakaria Ahmed's photos in the exhibit "The Other Side of Me" at LaGuardia Community College (Courtesy of Zakaria Ahmed)

Bangladesh Through an Immigrant’s Lens

Culture, Environment, Queens, South Asian September 9, 2016 at 2:32 pm

“The Other Side of Me,” a photo exhibit on display at LaGuardia Community College, features photos by alumnus Zakaria Ahmed, taken during a trip back to his native country of Bangladesh.

The Activist Behind the Diwali Stamp Campaign

The Activist Behind the Diwali Stamp Campaign

Culture, South Asian September 8, 2016 at 4:23 pm

After the USPS announced the release of a stamp in honor of Diwali, News India Times spoke to Ranju Batra about the Indian community’s 20-year effort for a stamp that would commemorate the Hindu festival.

Women attending the Teej festival at Satya Narayan Mandir in Queens, on Sept. 3 (Photos by Anuz Thapa for Voices of NY)

Hindu Nepalese Women Celebrate Teej

Culture, Featured Posts, South Asian, Traditions, Women September 6, 2016 at 4:20 pm

About 1,000 women, most dressed in red, attend the Teej festival at Satya Narayan Mandir, a Hindu temple in Queens.

(Photo by Mohsin Zaheer)

Pakistan Day Celebrated

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, South Asian, Voices' Picks August 29, 2016 at 4:49 pm

Pakistani dignitaries were among the many celebrating Pakistan Independence Day at a parade August 28 in Manhattan.

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.

(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.

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.

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, Voices' Picks 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.

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

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.

Photo by Fanny Zarifi

A Bengali Family in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, South Asian, Voices' Picks, Women August 3, 2016 at 12:34 pm

Three generations of women in a Bengali family open up about balancing Muslim traditions and the American way of life from their home in Cypress Hills.

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.