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Lt. Col. Kamal Singh Kalsi (Photo courtesy of Sikh Coalition via News India Times)

Sikh Army Doctor Joins Murphy’s Transition Team

Metro Area, South Asian November 15, 2017 at 5:12 pm

Lt. Col. Kamal Singh Kalsi is one of several Indian Americans named to Gov.-Elect Phil Murphy’s transition team, reports News India Times.

Ram Kumar, Untitled, Oil on canvas, 1961, 20.0 x 31.0 in. 50.8 x 78.7 cm. Signed in HIndi and dated in English (lower left) ‘Ram Kumar 61’. (Photo via News India Times)

Art, Music and Dance of India

Culture, New York, South Asian November 9, 2017 at 2:45 pm

News India Times reports on dance, music and visual arts from India on display in NYC.

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Indian-American Victories on Election Day

Elections 2017, Metro Area, South Asian November 8, 2017 at 4:02 pm

New Jersey will have its first Sikh mayor and first Indian-American state senator, reports News India Times in its coverage of state wins.

Jayshukh and Aruna Bulsara help their son to put on his robes after he was officially sworn in, while his wife Christine DeLorenzo looked on. (Photo by Rob Abruzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

First South Asian Judge for 2nd Circuit in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Criminal Justice, South Asian November 7, 2017 at 4:18 pm

After being sworn in during an investiture ceremony in Brooklyn, Sanket Bulsara became the first judge of South Asian descent for the Second Circuit, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

South Street Seaport (Photo via The Indian Panorama)

Diwali Celebrated Across the NYC Area

Culture, Metro Area, South Asian October 20, 2017 at 4:09 pm

See how Hindus across the tri-state region marked Diwali during the month of October, in a roundup of stories from the Indian press.

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.