Post Tagged with: "Indians"

St. Andrew Avellino School in Flushing (Photo by Yangyoungung via Korea Daily)

Votes Lost in Translation: Korean Confusion, Bengali Ballots Debated

Demographics, Politics July 2, 2012 at 5:06 pm

After last week’s primary elections, Korean-Americans complained of confusing instructions and a crashed website that hindered their efforts to vote, and South Asians questioned the decision to provide translated ballots this November to Bengali-speakers but not Hindi-speakers.

Screen grab of the rapper "Brooklyn Shanti" from video by Brooklyn Ink.

Video: Hip-Hop With a Bengali Flavor

Culture, Featured Posts, South Asian, Video May 22, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Nabin Laskar, the Bengali-American rapper known as Brooklyn Shanti, describes his path to hip-hop music and the challenges he faced along the way in a video interview with The Brooklyn Ink.

Tandoori Flavor in Your Own Backyard

Food, In the News, South Asian May 16, 2012 at 3:25 pm

For centuries, barrel-shaped clay tandoor ovens in Indian restaurants have turned out perfectly browned, puffy naan bread and smokey tandoori chicken. Now a tandoor oven designed for home cooks is showing up in the backyards of Americans, especially immigrants from India, according to a report in The South Asian Times.

(Photo via Colorlines)

Another Take on the ‘Patel Motel Cartel’

Business, South Asian May 2, 2012 at 6:21 pm

In his new book, sociologist Pawan Dhingra examines the Indian-American dominance of America’s motel industry, where more than half of all motels are owned by Indian immigrants or their descendents, and 70 percent of those owners bear the Gujarati surname Patel.

Beyond the Mango Lassi

Food, South Asian, Video March 5, 2012 at 2:54 pm

There’s more to the Indian yogurt drink known as a lassi than the ubiquitous mango lassis served in Indian restaurants.

In Soho, Sparkling Chocolates Infused with Indian and Global Flavors

Food, South Asian February 15, 2012 at 11:00 am

In case you didn’t get your chocolate fix on Valentines day, News India Times ran a mouth-watering writeup of Xocolatti, where the hand-crafted chocolates resemble jewels. The store’s 24-year-old owner, Shaineal Shah, comes from a family of Indian jewelers.

Asians in war of words over Queens redistricting

In the News, Politics, Queens January 22, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Growing Asian populations in Queens are clamoring for adequate representation in new redistricting plans.

Indian discuss diaspora issues

Immigration, In the News, Metro Area, South Asian November 28, 2011 at 3:53 pm

The Indian ambassador joined over 200 people of Indian descent from the Americas to discuss issues important to the diaspora.

Hector Canonge, left, in conversation with Nikhil Aziz, after the screening of “I Am” in the auditorium of the Queens Museum of Art. Aziz, who struggled to come out to his family, is featured in the film, a documentary about gay Indians.

Indians struggles to come out

In the News, South Asian November 10, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Nikhil Aziz never really felt like he’d come out to himself as a gay Indian man, until he came out to his parents.