Post Tagged with: "Indians"

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.

Remembering Gandhi and His Legacy of Peace

Remembering Gandhi and His Legacy of Peace

Featured Posts, History, Manhattan, South Asian, Video October 5, 2015 at 2:37 pm

The annual commemoration of the anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi took place by his statue in Union Square Park on Oct. 2 and included performances of his favorite devotional songs.

(Photo via LinkedIn)

Accomplished Dancer to be City’s First Female Indian-American Judge

Government, South Asian, Staten Island April 8, 2015 at 11:43 am

Poised to become the city’s first female judge of South Asian descent, Staten Island assistant district attorney Raja Rajeswari is also an accomplished dancer of Bharatnatyam and Kucchipudi, reports Desi Talk.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo by Al Jazeera English, Creative Commons License)

Big Reception Planned for Indian Prime Minister in NYC

Manhattan, South Asian September 24, 2014 at 3:13 pm

Indian community is throwing an unprecedented reception for Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Madison Square Garden but his critics plan a protest, reports News India Times.

(Photo by Susan Sermoneta, via Creative Commons license)

India Day Comes to Madison Avenue

Culture, In the News, Manhattan, South Asian August 19, 2014 at 5:18 pm

Billed as the largest India Day Parade in the world, the independence day celebrations in Midtown Manhattan saw over 200,000 in attendance, reports Desi Talk.

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.

Reviewing ‘Family Life,’ a New Immigrant Tale

Reviewing ‘Family Life,’ a New Immigrant Tale

Culture, Health, Immigration, New York, South Asian April 9, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Akhil Sharma’s new semi-autobiographical novel Family Life is discussed in The Aerogram’s new book club.

Hemmootee arranges jewelry at her booth. She’s been selling at markets since she was a child. (Photo by Tanwi Nandini Islam, via Open City)

A Flea Market for a Changing Richmond Hill

Business, Immigration, Queens February 10, 2014 at 3:22 pm

The flea market at Richmond Hill’s RKO Theater is not just a source of employment for residents, but also a pastime for the elderly and even some vendors, reports Open City.

Madras Mahal owner Nitin Vyas says higher business expenses in New York will not allow an increase in wages. (Photo by reinholdbehringer, Creative Commons License)

Indian-American Businesses Oppose Minimum Wage Hike

Business, Economy, Metro Area, South Asian February 7, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Indian-American business owners worry that they can’t afford to raise workers’ minimum wage to $10.10, as President Obama has recommended, reports News India Times.

A cricket game at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens. (Photo by Chris Goldberg, Creative Commons license)

Cricket Gains New Grounds in NYC

Caribbean, In the News, South Asian, Sports November 11, 2013 at 1:34 pm

A growing number of immigrants from the West Indies and South Asia have turned cricket into a more common sight on city fields. Queens Courier reports that with seven leagues, an annual NYPD cricket tournament and plenty of word-of-mouth, cricket’s popularity is quickly rising.

A wounded goddess Lakshmi from the Abused Goddesses campaign. (Photo by Taproot, India, via Women's eNews)

Images of Hindu Deities Join Art and Activism

Culture, Manhattan, Religion, South Asian October 30, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Two New York-based artists of Indian descent recently put on display images of Hindu deities, mixing art and activism. Their work separated the Hindu goddesses from religious rites and invited universal attention and appreciation, reports Women’s eNews.

Public advocate candidate Letitia James and Democratic mayoral nominee Bill de Blasio joined Sikhs in Richmond Hill. (Photo by NYS Assembly via  the Queens Chronicle)

Richmond Hill Sikhs Rally Against Hate Crime

Crime, Queens October 4, 2013 at 4:38 pm

After the violent beating of a Sikh-American in Harlem, Richmond Hill’s Sikh community band together in protest, reports Queens Chronicle.

Indian youth dance to the tunes of traditional Indian music at the India Day parade on Madison Avenue on August 18. (Photo by Yogesh Mehta via News India Times)

Indians, Pakistanis Celebrate Independence Days

Culture, Metro Area, South Asian August 28, 2013 at 11:37 pm

Indian and Pakistani communities living in the metro New York area celebrated their independence days at various parades in New York City, Long Island and New Jersey.