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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.

Meeting Legal Needs of Arabs and South Asians

Meeting Legal Needs of Arabs and South Asians

Meet lawyer Naz Ahmad, who advocates for immigrants “particularly affected by national security and counter-terrorism policies and practices.”

A visual from Storychatter. (Facebook image via News India Times)

Indian Mythology, via Animated Videos

Education, Metro Area, South Asian, Traditions, Youth February 27, 2018 at 4:17 pm

Two New Jersey siblings started Storychatter to convey Indian mythology to Indian-American children, reports News India Times.

Suraj Patel (Photo via Queens County Politics)

Suraj Patel Running Against Maloney

Elections 2018, New York, Politics, South Asian February 21, 2018 at 4:17 pm

Suraj Patel, who is challenging Rep. Carolyn Maloney, wants to “redefine what it means to be a representative,” reports Queens County Politics.

Tibetan New Year Observed

Tibetan New Year Observed

Featured Posts, Immigration, Queens, South Asian February 20, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Members of the Tibetan community observe the Tibetan New Year at a temple in Jackson Heights.

New Jersey State Sen. Vin Gopal being sworn in by Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney, Jan. 16, as his parents Indu and Kris Gopal, look on. (Photo courtesy of Vin Gopal via News India Times)

‘It’s Important to Assimilate’

Metro Area, Politics, South Asian January 29, 2018 at 3:13 pm

In a News India Times story, Vin Gopal, the first Indian-American elected to the New Jersey Senate, gives some advice to the community about becoming politically active.

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng helped swear in the all-star executive board of the South Asian and Indo-Caribbean Bar Association of Queens. (Photo via Queens Tribune)

South Asian and Indo-Caribbean Bar Association Swearing-In

Caribbean, Queens, South Asian January 29, 2018 at 2:47 pm

The executive board of the South Asian and Indo-Caribbean Bar Association of Queens, sworn in last week, will work to support the growing number of community members in the field of law, reports Queens Tribune.