Post Tagged with: "Bangladesh"

(Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

Supporting Bangladeshi Students

Brooklyn, South Asian, Women, Youth August 9, 2018 at 6:07 pm

Bklyner covers a rally by members of the Bangladeshi community in support of student protesters in Bangladesh.

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.

Abeer Hoque reading the words of murdered Bangladeshi blogger Avijit Roy, whose image is projected behind her  at the PEN American Center event, Unslain Words (Photo by William Mathis for Voices of NY)

Bangladeshi Writers Honor the Silenced

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Religion, South Asian, Voices' Picks September 18, 2015 at 4:33 pm

In the wake of the murder of bloggers in Bangladesh, Bangladeshi writers spoke out recently at a PEN American Center meeting in support of free speech and secularism.

Photo by Saikat Mojumder via Eyes on Bangladesh website

Photo Exhibit Puts Bangladeshi Identity in Focus

Culture, Featured Posts, South Asian, Voices' Picks March 21, 2014 at 6:31 pm

Built on grass-roots efforts, “Eyes on Bangladesh” displays faces and lives rarely seen in the American media.

Bangladeshi Childhood Spurs Life in Journalism

Bangladeshi Childhood Spurs Life in Journalism

Abu Taher, editor of the weekly Bangla Patrika, wrote his first story at age 14.

Bengali-speaking voters will get ballots in their native language and interpreters at polling places on primary day. (Photo by Voices of NY)

Ballots in Bengali Debut in Primary, BOE Sued Over Compliance

Elections 2013, Politics, Queens, South Asian July 16, 2013 at 3:45 pm

The New York City Board of Elections will offer ballots printed in Bengali for the upcoming September primaries but unsatisfied members of the Asian community and civil rights groups want firm assurance and have taken the BOE to court.

(Photo via News India Times).

Book Exposes Lost History of ‘Bengali Harlem’

Immigration, In the News, Manhattan, Puerto Rican, South Asian February 14, 2013 at 5:06 pm

A new book by Vivek Bald unveils the South Asian immigrant experience in America and its connection with the African-American and Puerto Rican communities, The News India Times reports.

Eid al-Adha Celebrations in Queens

Eid al-Adha Celebrations in Queens

Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, Queens, Religion November 7, 2012 at 3:16 pm

New York’s Muslim community recently celebrated Eid al-Adha, an important Islamic holiday that marks the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. The crowds were so big at Masjid Al-Mamoor in Queens that worshipers prayed on the street. (Photos by Nabil Rahman)

An inside view of ICNA RElief Temporary Housing Unit in New York. -- Photo courtesy ICNA Relief

Charity Reports Spike in Homeless Muslim Women, Domestic Violence

Culture, New York June 26, 2012 at 6:26 pm

The Pakistan Post and the Urdu Times both reported that a Muslim charity and relief organization is finding it hard to accommodate the number of Muslim women seeking shelter at its temporary housing shelter in New York.

On Saturday, community leaders and activists spoke to a packed house at an event in Parkchester commemorating 41 years of Bangladeshi independence from Pakistan. (Photo by Rachel Sapin)

Voices in Focus: A South Asian American Population Explosion

Demographics, Politics March 26, 2012 at 12:17 pm

A celebration of Bangladeshi independence in The Bronx; local and national South Asian demographic shifts in the last decade; an organizing hub for the “Save the G Train” campaign; and more frustrations over the term “Polish death camps.”

The 37th Road pedestrian plaza has not been a hit with local business owners.

‘Mother Language Day’ May Bring New Life to Jackson Heights Plaza

Culture, Queens, South Asian February 13, 2012 at 11:32 am

Some Jackson Heights merchants have complained that the pedestrianized plaza on 37th Road has hurt their business, but it may become the site of a new city tradition, reported the Queens Chronicle: Bangladeshi groups in Jackson Heights are seeking the city’s permission to observe International Mother Language Day on Feb. 21.

Detained dad released

Immigration, In the News, Queens, South Asian December 30, 2011 at 5:21 pm

A detained immigrant who had been held for more than nine months without deportation has been released. Taimur Hussain was released from a federal lockup after weeks of fierce maneuvering by a team of lawyers.

Credit books come to NY’s Bangladeshi groceries

Economy, In the News, New York, South Asian December 20, 2011 at 11:20 am

Bangladeshi grocery stores in New York are switching to a deferred payment system from back home. They use “arrears books,” or “credit books” to extend lines of credit to customers who don’t have credit cards, and for stores that have no ability to process credit cards.

Nadia Habib and her mother, Nazmin, were granted a stay of removal, allowing them to remain in the country for 12 more months.

Mother and daughter face deportation

Immigration, In the News, South Asian October 5, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Nadia Habib has been granted the greatest birthday gift of all – the gift of time. The 20-year-old Woodside resident and her mother, Nazmin, were facing deportation to Bangladesh on September 29, one day before Nadia’s birthday, but the pair was granted a last-minute reprieve, allowing them to remain inRead More