Post Tagged with: "Sikhs"

The London exhibition of Amit and Naroop’s portraits of Sikhs gives an idea of the exhibition coming to New York later this year. (Photo from Amit and Naroop via News India Times)

Sikh Photo Exhibit in NYC

Religion, South Asian May 16, 2016 at 1:28 pm

The Sikh Coalition will hold an exhibit of the portraits of Sikh Americans, around the 15th anniversary of September 11, in an effort to combat the hostility faced by the community, and spread awareness of the religion and culture, reports News India Times.

(Photo via Desi Talk)

Turbans in Times Square

Culture, Manhattan, Religion, South Asian April 20, 2016 at 2:39 pm

Thousands learned about Sikhism at the “Turban Day – Vaisakhi” celebration in Times Square on April 16, reports Desi Talk.

Sikh Officers pictured in their newly allowed turbans (Photo courtesy of Sikh Officers Association/Facebook via Queens Tribune)

NYPD Allows Turbans for Sikh Officers

New York, Police, South Asian January 6, 2017 at 2:04 pm

The NYPD recently announced a policy change that would allow Sikh officers to wear a full turban while on the job, reports Queens Tribune.

(Photo via News India Times)

NYC Honors a Sikh Actor and Designer

Government, Immigration, South Asian October 26, 2016 at 3:32 pm

During Diwali celebrations, Mayor Bill de Blasio declared Oct. 19 to be Waris Ahluwalia Day to honor the 42-year-old actor and designer, reports News India Times.

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.

Sikhs Parade on Madison Avenue

Sikhs Parade on Madison Avenue

A panoply of colors was on view at the Sikh Day Parade on April 25.

Sikhs Mark Anniversary of Massacre in India

Sikhs Mark Anniversary of Massacre in India

History, South Asian, Video November 12, 2014 at 3:07 pm

Sikhs gathered at Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza to honor the more than 25,000 Sikhs murdered during four days of unrest in India in 1984, reports NYCity News Service.

Women cook for langar meal at Sikh gurudwara. (Photo by Ramaa Raghavan via Feet in 2 Worlds)

Religious Tradition With an Indian Taste

Food, Metro Area, Religion, South Asian September 2, 2014 at 5:27 pm

Sikhism’s tradition of offering free food to the gurudwaras’ visitors is keeping temple kitchens very busy, reports Feet in 2 Worlds.

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.

Shoppers at South Asian stores in Jackson Heights, Queens. (Photo by Zachary Korb, Creative Commons Licence)

Crime, City’s Economy Concern South Asian Voters

Elections 2013, In the News, Politics, South Asian June 27, 2013 at 7:04 pm

The city’s finances, budget cuts and security are some of the top issues for the city’s South Asian voters, most of whom remain undecided, reports News India Times.

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World Punjabi Organization Launches U.S. Chapter

Culture, Immigration, Religion, South Asian, Traditions January 11, 2013 at 1:45 pm

The North America chapter of the World Punjabi Organization was inaugurated Jan. 6 in New Brunswick, N.J., at the Guru Palace restaurant, Desi Talk reports.

Sikhs want the NYPD to follow the lead of the MTA and the Washington D.C. police department.  (Screenshot from NYCity Wire Service)

Sikhs Continue Push to Wear Turbans and Beards in NYPD

Culture, Labor, Religion, South Asian December 19, 2012 at 5:00 pm

The Sikh community and its supporters push on in their battle to reform the NYPD dress code to allow for the beard and turban donned by followers of the religion, reports Gotham Gazette.

Sikhs Urge NYPD to Let Them Wear Turbans

Sikhs Urge NYPD to Let Them Wear Turbans

Culture, South Asian, Video October 4, 2012 at 5:43 pm

The NYPD dress-code policies that prohibit Sikh officers from wearing turbans and beards while on duty are coming under fire, NYCity NewsService reported.

At Staten Island Sikh Temple, a Meal For All

At Staten Island Sikh Temple, a Meal For All

Food, Religion, Video September 5, 2012 at 10:40 am

This mouth-watering video by City Spoonful exploring the Sikh tradition of the “langar meal” caught our eye this morning. City Spoonful’s Arpita Aneja visited the Staten Island Gurudwara, in Concord, to take part in the tradition of a free, communally prepared vegetarian meal following the religious service.

Children at the Islamic Cultural Center of New York in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. (Photo by Hadear Kandil)

Essay: Ramadan Prayers for Peace and Solidarity

Culture, Featured Posts, Religion August 16, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Hadear Kandil, an Egyptian-American born and raised in Manhattan, shares her reflections on a Ramadan tainted by the recent shooting in a Wisconsin Sikh temple.