The Alliance for Pakistan and Urdu Studies (APUS) and a Brooklyn organization have opened a new community center in Ditmas Park to promote Pakistani literature and cultures, help immigrants and foster ties with the community, Ditmas Park Corner reports.
At the Sikh gurdwara in Richmond Hill every Sunday, volunteers prepare up to 9,000 Punjabi rotis to serve to anyone who comes, for free, reports Open City.
To combat immigration concerns and language barriers, Nepali-speaking organizations are working to educate the community on IDNYC and its benefits. Council member Daniel Dromm also addressed the community, reports Queens Chronicle.
In New York, there was widespread horror at the Taliban attack Dec. 16 that left more than 140 dead at the Army Public School in Peshawar.
India Home, a senior center that offers culturally sensitive care and activities for South Asians, recently opened its fourth location in New York.
Rituals and dances from the Nepalese New Year’s festival of self-purification known as Mha Puja can be see in this video.
Fashion designs adapting saris to western design were modeled at a NYC fashion show to benefit Lend-A-Hand India, a group which supports Indian youth.
In the absence of holy water, Nepalese made do when celebrating the festival of Chhath, reports Khasokhas.
Musicians playing Indian Raga jam in Prospect Heights weekly, News India Times reports.
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.
Billionaire businessman and philanthropist B.K. Modi hosted a meeting of his Global Citizen Forum at the U.N. to explore ways in which to promote better global cooperation, News India Times reports.
In Queens on Oct. 24, about 300 Newah people celebrated their Nepali new year and a ritual purification of the self, Mha Puja.
Members of the instrumental group Khumariyaan held their fourth concert of a U.S. tour at the Asia Society in New York on Oct. 12, melding traditional folk music and modern music.
Caribbean identity when it comes to the U.S. Census, art assemblages by a cancer survivor, and “wow factor” shoes in this episode of “Independent Sources.”
Indian Prime Minister Modi’s promise to change visa policy and his vision for the country’s future have energized the community in the U.S. But the enthusiasm has not dampened the spirits of his critics, reports Gotham Gazette and News India Times.