Post Tagged with: "Sikhs"

Manav Singh Sodhi, 17, on right, with Lt. Col. Kamal Kalsi. (Photo courtesy Lt. Col. Kamal Kalsi via News India Times)

Young Sikhs Head for Military Training

Religion, South Asian May 29, 2019 at 12:24 pm

More than a dozen Sikhs granted a religious accommodation are headed for bootcamp as part of a “new wave” of Indian Americans and others joining the military, writes News India Times.

Pritpal Singh, left, senior policy advisor for United Sikhs, announces new Sikh lesson plans for 5th and 6th grade alongside Assemblyman David Weprin, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, right, and members of the Sikh community. (Photo by Anna Sackel via Queens Chronicle)

Sikhism Added to NYC School Curriculum

Education, New York, Religion July 26, 2018 at 4:44 pm

Lessons on Sikhism will be added to the fifth and sixth grade curriculum in NYC public schools, reports Queens Chronicle.

NYC’s ‘Hidden’ Asian Communities

NYC’s ‘Hidden’ Asian Communities

Asian, Culture, Metro Area, Muslim, Video June 12, 2018 at 6:18 pm

CUNY TV’s “Asian American Life” looks at how the Nepalese, Filipino Muslims, Sikhs and Sri Lankans have settled in the NYC area and preserved their cultures while integrating into the mainstream.

Gursoch Kaur (center), the first Indian-American woman with a Sikh turban, to become part of the NYPD as an auxiliary police officer, with fellow Sikh officers of the NYPD. (Photo from the Sikh Officers Association of NYPD/Twitter via Desi Talk)

First Turbaned Sikh Woman Joins the NYPD

New York, Police, South Asian May 22, 2018 at 4:45 pm

Desi Talk speaks to Gursoch Kaur, an auxiliary police officer who recently joined the NYPD as the first turbaned Sikh woman on the force.

The Guru Granth Sahib float decorated by the Sikh Cultural Society of Richmond Hill, Queens, NY gurdwara, at the 31st Sikh Day Parade in Manhattan. (Photo courtesy of Harpreet Singh via Desi Talk)

‘More to Celebrate’ at Sikh Parade

Culture, Manhattan, South Asian April 30, 2018 at 4:01 pm

Desi Talk writes that this year’s Sikh Day Parade held particular meaning for the community following last year’s elections.

An attendee expressing his joy at the Turban Day celebration of Vaisakhi in Times Square April 7. (Photo by Peter Ferreira via News India Times)

World Record Set at Turban Day

Manhattan, Metro Area, Queens April 11, 2018 at 4:34 pm

Turban Day is one of several events held in the New York metro area in April to celebrate the Vaisakhi festival, which marks the founding of the Sikh faith, writes News India Times.

Hoboken Mayor Ravinder Bhalla being sworn in by Sen. Cory Booker. (Photo via Twitter)

History Made as Elected Officials Sworn In

News India Times, the Filipino Reporter and Brooklyn Daily Eagle cover the swearing-in ceremonies of Hoboken Mayor Ravinder Bhalla, Jersey City Councilman-at-large Rolando R. Lavarro Jr., and Brooklyn Civil Court Judge Elena Baron.

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.

Lt. Col. Kamal Singh Kalsi (Photo courtesy of Sikh Coalition via News India Times)

Sikh Army Doctor Joins Murphy’s Transition Team

Metro Area, South Asian November 15, 2017 at 5:12 pm

Lt. Col. Kamal Singh Kalsi is one of several Indian Americans named to Gov.-Elect Phil Murphy’s transition team, reports News India Times.

Via Twitter

Indian-American Victories on Election Day

Elections 2017, Metro Area, South Asian November 8, 2017 at 4:02 pm

New Jersey will have its first Sikh mayor and first Indian-American state senator, reports News India Times in its coverage of state wins.

Is There Such a Thing as a Free Lunch?

Is There Such a Thing as a Free Lunch?

Central American, Food, New York, Religion, Video October 5, 2017 at 4:48 pm

CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” looks at questions of funding related to the city’s Free School Lunch for All program. Also covered is a campaign to educate Americans on the Sikh community, and a documentary on Mayan resistance in Guatemala.

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer endorsing Councilman Ravinder Bhalla for Mayor June 20. “I’m proud to endorse @RaviBhalla for Mayor of Hoboken. He will continue the progress of our reform team & keep Hoboken moving forward” she said on Twitter. (Photo from Mayor Zimmer's Twitter page)

Sikh Councilman Running for Mayor in Hoboken

Elections 2017, South Asian June 23, 2017 at 5:08 pm

Ravinder Bhalla, the only Indian-American Sikh public official in Hoboken, New Jersey, is running for mayor and has received the endorsement of current mayor Dawn Zimmer, reports News India Times.

Volunteers stretch colorful meters of cloth to help tie turbans at Times Square April 15, for Turban Day, organized by Sikhs of New York (Photo by H.P. Singh via Desi Talk)

Turbans in Times Square

Manhattan, Religion, South Asian April 17, 2017 at 9:02 pm

Organizers of the second annual Turban Day in Times Square tied 8,000 turbans during the event held to celebrate Vaisakhi, the Sikh New Year, and spread awareness of the faith, reports Desi Talk.

Hoboken Councilman Ravinder Singh Bhalla (third from left) at an April 9 fundraiser held in Bergen County, New Jersey. (Photo from Facebook)

Sikh Councilman Seeks Re-Election in Hoboken

Elections 2017, Metro Area, Politics, South Asian April 11, 2017 at 3:34 pm

Desi Talk speaks to Ravinder Singh Bhalla, “New Jersey’s only Indian-American Sikh councilman,” as he runs for re-election in Hoboken.

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.

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