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The author protesting the repeal of DACA in front of Trump Tower, September 9, 2017 (Photo via The FilAm)

The Need for Research on Filipino Immigration

Immigration, Metro Area, South Asian September 14, 2017 at 4:01 pm

Writing in The FilAm, a Ph.D. candidate in sociology describes her research project concerning Filipino immigrant youths, as well as how “the current literature on Filipino immigrants does not reflect the reality of Filipino-U.S. migration.”

Shailee Basnet (Photo via Everest Times)

Nepalese to Perform at Gotham Comedy Club

Culture, Immigration, South Asian September 14, 2017 at 3:59 pm

A Nepalese mountaineer is scheduled to make her New York debut at the Gotham Comedy Club Sept. 20, reports Everest Times.

A Nepalese Singer in the Country of Dreams

A Nepalese Singer in the Country of Dreams

Culture, Queens, South Asian August 25, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Sapana Shree sings songs of home at restaurants in Jackson Heights, Vishwanews.com reports.

The Indian Flag is raised at the Capitol Bulding in Hartford, CT (Photo via News India Times)

Tri-state India Day Parades

Culture, Metro Area, South Asian, Traditions August 15, 2017 at 4:32 pm

News India Times reports on numerous smaller Indian independence day celebrations ahead of New York City’s Aug. 20 celebration.

Aeilushi Mistry preparing to place lamps onto the East River at the Aarti Lamp Ceremony, Brooklyn Bridge Park (Photo by Nathan Haselby via BKLYNER)

A Hindu Lamp Ceremony in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Religion, South Asian August 7, 2017 at 1:47 pm

Lamps were placed onto the East River during the annual Aarti Hindu Lamp Ceremony at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Aug. 5 hosted by artist Aeilushi Mistry, reports BKLYNER.

Former civil servant Mohammad Rahman, left, is running against Councilman Rory Lancman, right, in a Democratic primary race. (Courtesy photo, Photo by Ryan Brady, via Queens Chronicle)

S. Asian Challenges Lancman

Elections 2017, Politics, Queens, South Asian August 1, 2017 at 5:37 pm

A Bangladeshi retired civil servant is making a bid to unseat Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows), for the 24th District City Council seat, reports Queens Chronicle.

Rally at Diversity Plaza on July 28 in support of Imran Khan. (Photo by Jehangir Khattak for Voices of NY)

NYC Pakistanis Welcome Political Accountability, But…

Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian, Video July 31, 2017 at 5:37 pm

Supporters of politician Imran Khan met at Diversity Plaza to celebrate the Pakistani Supreme Court’s decision against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. But not everyone agrees with the decision, and many believe it will take a long time to eradicate corruption.

Hanumantha Rao Narra (left). His wife, Sasikala Narra, and son, Anish Narra. (Photo via News India Times)

Opinion: ‘Why This Secrecy’ in Homicide of Indian Mom and Son?

Crime, Metro Area, Opinion, South Asian July 26, 2017 at 4:55 pm

A News India Times commentary criticizes the “secrecy” on the part of law enforcement in the gruesome murders of Sasikala Narra and her son Anish Narra in Maple Shade, New Jersey.

Attorney Hemalee J. Patel,with her son, Saam, is running for judge In the 6th Municipal District Civil Court primary race. (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Patel Running for Civil Court Judgeship

Brooklyn, Elections 2017, Politics, South Asian July 18, 2017 at 5:15 pm

Indian-born Hemalee J. Patel is running for the position of civil court judge in the 6th municipal district in Brooklyn, Kings County Politics reports.

(Photo by Deepak Pariyar)

A Nepali Flag-Raising Ceremony in NJ

Culture, Metro Area, South Asian July 11, 2017 at 12:57 pm

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop joined some 100 members of the community in raising the Nepali flag, reports Vishwa News.

Khalil Chistee. History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake II, 2017 (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

‘Lucid Dreams’: Art of the South Asian Diaspora

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, New York, South Asian June 27, 2017 at 6:37 pm

“Lucid Dreams and Distant Visions: South Asian Art in the Diaspora,” on view at the Asia Society, seeks to give visibility in NYC to artists from the South Asian diaspora.

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer endorsing Councilman Ravinder Bhalla for Mayor June 20. “I’m proud to endorse @RaviBhalla for Mayor of Hoboken. He will continue the progress of our reform team & keep Hoboken moving forward” she said on Twitter. (Photo from Mayor Zimmer's Twitter page)

Sikh Councilman Running for Mayor in Hoboken

Elections 2017, South Asian June 23, 2017 at 5:08 pm

Ravinder Bhalla, the only Indian-American Sikh public official in Hoboken, New Jersey, is running for mayor and has received the endorsement of current mayor Dawn Zimmer, reports News India Times.

At the Adhikaar June 8 event. (Photo via Everest Times)

Adhikaar: Stories of Help at a Fundraiser

New York, Queens, Social Services, South Asian June 21, 2017 at 12:31 pm

The organization Adhikaar, which helps members of the Nepalese community, held an event June 8 to review its accomplishments and raise money, Everest Times reports.

“Seeing both the Pakistani and American flag being held up by the police is why I love Brooklyn,” said Ibrahim Raja, 16. “Now I just hope Pakistan can win against India all the time.” (Photo by Hassan Iqbal via BKLYNER)

Celebrating a Cricket Win in ‘Little Pakistan’

Brooklyn, South Asian, Sports June 19, 2017 at 2:59 pm

Pakistanis gathered on Coney Island Avenue in celebration of a historic win over India in the International Cricket Council Champions Trophy final, reports BKLYNER.

Jenifer Rajkumar (Photo from NYS Office of Immigrant Affairs, via Desi Talk)

Promoting Naturalize NY in the Asian Community

Immigration, New York, South Asian June 14, 2017 at 3:39 pm

New York state’s Director of Immigrant Affairs, Jenifer Rajkumar, speaks to Desi Talk about the Naturalize NY program, launched in 2016 to help immigrants become U.S. citizens.