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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.

After graduating, she will be joining The Trace, a nonprofit news organization, as a fellow. She will be investigating gun violence.

FilAm Journalism Student Wins Pulitzer

Media, South Asian April 23, 2018 at 3:37 pm

The FilAm speaks to contributing writer and Columbia journalism student Mariel Padilla following her Pulitzer Prize win.

(Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

Bengali New Year in Kensington

Brooklyn, Culture, South Asian April 16, 2018 at 4:25 pm

Kensington residents celebrated the Bengali New Year with events that included a magic show and parade, and a performance by a Brazilian drumline, reports Bklyner.

The Queens library event on TPS. (Photo via Vishwanews.com)

Renewal of TPS for Nepal: ‘Not Enough Lobbying’

Immigration, Queens, South Asian April 13, 2018 at 5:34 pm

Nepalese are being urged to reach out to get more support from local legislators for the extension of TPS, Vishwanews.com reports.

For the "midnight snackers," a wide array of bites, from Gourmet Binatog (boiled corn kernals) to Purple Soup or Guinataan. (Photo via The FilAm)

NJ Food Truck Offers Filipino Comfort Food

Business, Food, Metro Area, South Asian April 4, 2018 at 4:51 pm

Marisse “Popsie” Panlilio of Popsie’s Food Truck sells Filipino comfort food in Jersey City. She shares her story with The FilAm.

Workers take a smoking break in Chinatown. (Photo by Mike Hong for Voices of NY)

Health Among Asian New Yorkers

Asian, East Asian, Health, South Asian, Southeast Asian March 29, 2018 at 5:21 pm

The NYC Department of Health has issued its first report on health disparities among Asian New Yorkers.

A Portrait of Adhikaar’s Director

A Portrait of Adhikaar’s Director

Featured Posts, Immigration, LGBTQ, Queens, South Asian, Video March 28, 2018 at 3:20 pm

Adhikaar’s new executive director Pabitra Benjamin has opened the Nepalese community to discussing LGBTQ rights.

Suraj Patel (Photo from campaign website via News India Times)

Opinion: Maloney’s Comment ‘Smacks of Hypocrisy and Racism’

Elections 2018, New York, Opinion, South Asian March 26, 2018 at 1:25 pm

A column in News India Times responds to comments made by Rep. Carolyn Maloney regarding the names of donors to opponent Suraj Patel’s campaign.

Shaheen Pasha (Photo courtesy of Shaheen Pasha, via Bklyner)

‘Pure’ American Stories of Immigrant Life

Brooklyn, Health, Immigration, Muslim, South Asian March 21, 2018 at 3:34 pm

Bklyner profiles UMass journalism professor Shaheen Pasha, who is writing about growing up in an immigrant family in Brooklyn.

Narbada Chettri, in red patterned attire at right. (Photo via Everest Times)

Congressman Crowley Honors Nepalese Activist Chhetri

Queens, South Asian, Women March 16, 2018 at 3:48 pm

Nepalese activist Narbada Chhetri was honored by Rep. Joseph Crowley for International Women’s Day, Everest Times reports.