Post Tagged with: "Indians"

Political activists and members of the Indian-American and South Asian community in New Jersey with Tammy Murphy, the wife of current Governor Phil Murphy, during a tour of Little India in Jersey City during the gubernatorial campaign last year. (Photo from the South Asian American Caucus via Desi Talk)

Getting Out the Indian-American Vote in NJ

Elections 2018, Metro Area, Politics, South Asian April 26, 2018 at 2:36 pm

Desi Talk takes a look at voter registration efforts in the Indian-American community in New Jersey following key wins on Election Day last year.

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.

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.

‘Nothing New’ for Indians in the U.S.

‘Nothing New’ for Indians in the U.S.

Asian, Immigration, New York January 17, 2018 at 5:30 pm

“A feeling of déjà vu creeps in” for Indians living in the U.S., writes a News India Times piece that looks at an Asian-American anthology with essays tracing the history and present-day issues of Indian immigrants.

Bergen County Prosecutor and state attorney general nominee Gurbir Grewal with Gov.-elect Phil Murphy (Photo via Phil Murphy/Twitter)

First Sikh-American State Attorney General?

Government, Metro Area, South Asian December 12, 2017 at 4:56 pm

Gurbir Grewal, New Jersey Gov.-elect Phil Murphy’s pick for state attorney general, could become the first Sikh in the country to serve in the position, writes News India Times.

Cranberry chutney (Photo by Subbu Arumugam, Creative Commons license)

Turkey Biryani on Thanksgiving

Culture, Metro Area, South Asian, Traditions November 22, 2017 at 1:54 pm

Indian-American millennials speak to News India Times about how they celebrate Thanksgiving and what the holiday means to them.

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.

Srinivas Kuchibhotla (Image from Remembering Srinivas Kuchibhotla Facebook page)

South Asian Americans and Hate Crimes

Immigration, Muslim, South Asian March 7, 2017 at 6:21 pm

A political scientist discusses recent crimes against South Asian Americans in News India Times.

OB-GYN doctor Uma Mysorekar spoke at the inauguration for the Indian Cultural Unit on Dec. 5. The community advocate serves as the president of the Hindu Temple Society of North America. (Photo courtesy of Parker Jewish Instiute via Times Ledger)

Queens Health Nonprofit Opens Indian Unit

Health, Long Island, Queens, South Asian January 23, 2017 at 11:56 am

The Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation will open an Indian Cultural Unit to serve the growing community in parts of Queens and Long Island, reports Times Ledger.

From L to R: Mike Patel, Dr. Bhupi Patel, and Sant Singh Chatwal

‘Indian Americans for Democrats’ Rally Community

Elections 2016, Manhattan, South Asian November 4, 2016 at 1:04 pm

Indian Americans for Democrats and Friends of Hillary for President called on community members to “get out and vote for Hillary” given her experience with India and the Indian-American community, reports The Indian Panorama.

Romanee Kalicharran in traditional dance attire for Kathak, a classical North Indian dance. Kalicharran is of Puerto Rican and Indo-Guyanese descent and will be teaching a workshop series for both of her cultures dances. (Photo from Renee K. Productions via Caribbean Life)

Indo-Guyanese and Puerto Rican Dancing Meet in Multiborough Series

Culture, New York, Puerto Rican, South American, Video November 3, 2016 at 1:53 pm

“Where Kathak and Bomba Meets in Me” is a two-week event that will present and teach dances from the two cultures founder Romanee Kalicharran has roots in, reports Caribbean Life.

Arthur Pais (Photo via News India Times)

Remembering ‘Mr. India in New York’

Media, Metro Area, South Asian January 21, 2016 at 5:07 pm

News India Times and The American Bazaar remember Arthur J. Pais, a veteran Indian-American journalist who dedicated more than 30 years of his life reporting on the Indian diaspora and many other topics.

Trump lighting the lamp in Humanity United Against Terror event in Edison, New Jersey. (Photo by Mohammed Jaffer/SnapsIndia)

Some Came for the Bollywood Show, Others for Trump

Elections 2016, Metro Area, South Asian October 18, 2016 at 6:54 pm

While not everyone who attended the Bollywood-themed “Humanity United Against Terror” event in Edison, New Jersey, turned out to see Trump, those who did tell Desi Talk why they support the Republican candidate for president.

Ranju Batra, head of the campaign for the Diwali stamp (center, left of the Air India Maharaja), with husband Ravi Batra (far right) and representatives from Air India. (Photo by Mohammed Jaffer-SnapsIndia via The Indian Panorama)

First-Ever Diwali Stamp Celebrated

New York, South Asian October 11, 2016 at 4:23 pm

At a first-day-of-issue ceremony at the Indian Consulate in New York, the Diwali stamp, in commemoration of the Hindu festival of lights, was officially unveiled, reports The Indian Panorama.

A man stands outside Kunal Jewelers, located next to Lavanya on 74th Street in Jackson Heights, Queens. (Photo by Mumu Matryoshka, Creative Commons license)

Neighborhoods Like Jackson Heights are ‘Household Names in India’

Demographics, Immigration, Queens, South Asian August 22, 2016 at 3:25 pm

As Indians celebrate their country’s 70th Independence Day, Queens Tribune reports on how the community has grown and thrived in the borough.