Post Tagged with: "India"

Members of the Kerala group at the India Day Parade in New York Aug. 19, with a banner appealing for help after the devastating floods in Kerala. (Photo courtesy of Philipose Philip, Federation of Kerala Associations of North America via News India Times)

Mobilizing Kerala Relief Efforts in NY

Environment, New York, South Asian August 22, 2018 at 5:03 pm

News India Times reports on fundraising efforts organized by Indian-American groups in the tri-state area, and elsewhere in the U.S., to help victims of the floods in the Indian state of Kerala.

A band of Dhol Tasha Lezhim artists performed (Photo via News India Times)

Indian States Celebrated in Times Square

Culture, Manhattan, South Asian May 3, 2017 at 5:08 pm

Drumming and dance performances, as well as workshops, brought together the cultures of the Indian states of Maharashtra and Gujarat at an event in Times Square, report News India Times and The American Bazaar.

Composer Gity Razaz (Photo by Rahima Nasa for Voices of NY)

Musical Notes Inspired by the East

Musical influences from Iran, Egypt, India and Turkey can be detected in the works by young first- and second-generation composers to be performed by the American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall on April 1.

The new Zoroastrian temple in Pomona, NY (Photo courtesy of the Zoroastrian Association of Greater New York)

Zoroastrian Community to Open New Temple

The 1,500 or so Zoroastrians in the tri-state area will soon worship and gather for community events at a new temple will that will open on March 26 in Pomona, New York.

Founder of Republican Hindu Coalition Shalabh ‘Shalli’ Kumar with Kellyanne Conway, President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign manager and spokesperson, at a press briefing following Trump’s acceptance speech at the Hilton Hotel, New York City, Nov. 9. (Photo via News India Times)

Indian Americans Cheer Trump Win

Elections 2016, New York, Politics, South Asian November 10, 2016 at 5:39 pm

Some Indian Americans are predicting that Donald Trump will be a great friend to India and hire many Indian Americans in the new administration, reports News India Times.

Nepalese protesting Nov. 17 near the UN against what they say is an unofficial economic blockade by India against Nepal. (Photo by Anuz Thapa for Voices of NY)

Nepalese in NYC Protest Against India

Featured Posts, New York, South Asian, Voices' Picks November 18, 2015 at 5:57 pm

Nepalese in NYC protested near the UN against what they say is an unofficial economic blockade by India. Fuel and medicines are in short supply in the landlocked country, which is still recovering from the devastating earthquake of last April.

Anish Patel, founder of Uplift Humanity India (Photo via News India Times)

Nonprofit Helps Rehabilitate Juvenile Inmates in India

Metro Area, Social Services, South Asian, Youth June 15, 2016 at 11:09 am

News India Times profiles Uplift Humanity India, a nonprofit in New York helping to rehabilitate juvenile inmates in India, and its founder, Anish Patel, who came up with the idea for the initiative as a teenager on a family trip.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Casey Tolan, via Gotham Gazette)

Modi Promises Lifetime Visa for Indian Americans

In the News, Manhattan, Politics, South Asian September 30, 2014 at 5:32 pm

Indian Prime Minister Modi’s promise to change visa policy and his vision for the country’s future have energized the community in the U.S. But the enthusiasm has not dampened the spirits of his critics, reports Gotham Gazette and News India Times.

Bakwas (‘Nonsense’ in Punjabi) Returns to NY

Bakwas (‘Nonsense’ in Punjabi) Returns to NY

Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts, South Asian, Video September 26, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Bakwas, showcasing Indian performers in different contexts, returns to the city.

Photo by Nabil Rahman

How to Become Punjabi in New York City

An Indian immigrant rediscovers his Punjabi language and identity in New York City.

In Jackson Heights (Photo by Fran Simó, Creative Commons license)

Indian Elections Could Have Local Effects

Immigration, In the News, LGBTQ, Politics, South Asian May 15, 2014 at 9:29 pm

With Narendra Modi as the next prime minister of India, New York could see an increase in the number of Indian immigrants, due to stronger economic ties as well as his party’s stance on homosexuality, reports Gotham Gazette.

(Photo by Gwynne Hogan/Voices of NY)

Rainbow of Temples Grows in Queens

Culture, Demographics, Featured Posts, Queens, Religion, Voices' Picks November 15, 2013 at 3:22 pm

A myriad of houses of worship infuse the borough with sites more common worlds away.

Hindus in New York Celebrate Diwali

Hindus in New York Celebrate Diwali

Culture, Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian, Traditions November 15, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Hindus across the tri-state area celebrate Diwali this week, the Festival of Lights and the triumph of good over evil, for five days starting on Tuesday, November 13.

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)

Indian Americans remember 2002 Gujarat victims with rally.

Indian Americans Remember Gujarat Riot Victims a Decade Later

Politics, South Asian March 21, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Indian Americans held a rally to mark the 10th anniversary of the Gujarat riots that killed more than 1,000 people, the majority of them Muslim. They called for the arrest of Narendra Modi, chief minister of Gujarat then and now, who is accused of failing to protect his people, or even of orchestrating the riots.