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Port Isabel Detention Center in Texas (Photo via Khasokhas)

Nepalese in Detention Centers Hope TPS Will Aid Them

Immigration, New York, South Asian July 31, 2015 at 2:49 pm

There are 111 Nepalese in detention across the U.S., with seven of them being held on criminal charges. Lawyers hope that the U.S. government’s recent decision to permit Nepalese in the U.S. to apply for temporary protected status might help some of those in detention, writes Kishor Panthi in Khasokhas.

The South Asian community held a discussion, followed by a vigil, on the Charleston shooting and racial violence in the U.S. (Photo via News India Times)

A South Asian Vigil for Charleston

African American, Queens, South Asian July 2, 2015 at 12:12 pm

Nearly 150 members of the South Asian community gathered at Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights to discuss the Charleston shooting and racial violence in the U.S., from an immigrant perspective, reports News India Times.

(Photo via News India Times)

Honoring the Best High School Cricket Players

Bronx, Brooklyn, Caribbean, Manhattan, Queens, South Asian, Sports June 30, 2015 at 3:15 pm

News India Times reports on the June 20 competition between high school cricket players from around the city.

(Photo via News India Times)

Inaugural Day of Yoga in NYC

Health, New York, South Asian June 23, 2015 at 3:33 pm

Yoga aficionados sought inner peace June 21 in yoga sessions across the city, including ones at Times Square, the United Nations and a Hindu temple in Flushing, reports News India Times.

On Mott Street (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

South Asian Businesses Making Inroads in Chinatown

Business, East Asian, Manhattan, South Asian June 16, 2015 at 3:09 pm

More and more gift shops in Chinatown are being run by South Asians, some of whom are subletting from Chinese businesses that hold 10-year leases, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Getting Help to Nepal

Getting Help to Nepal

Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian, Video June 16, 2015 at 2:16 pm

Nepali immigrants in New York continue to work hard to get clothing, medical supplies and other items to the victims of the earthquakes.

City Inside Her, by Chitra Ganesh. woodblock and screenprint (2014)

New York Desi Artist Shares Memories and Inspiration

Culture, South Asian June 1, 2015 at 5:32 pm

South Asian-American artist Chitra Ganesh tells The Aerogram about her new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum and visual memories of her childhood in New York and trips to India.

Pakistani-Americans Create Comic Series

Pakistani-Americans Create Comic Series

History, South Asian May 27, 2015 at 7:17 pm

Inspired by their Pakistani roots, physicians Omar Mirza and Khurram Mehtabdin introduce new superheroes in the historical fiction comic series “Zindan: The Last Ansaars.”

Curry pineapple (Photo from

‘Psychedelic-Purple Curry’ and More at Lakruwana on SI

Food, South Asian, Staten Island May 20, 2015 at 2:17 pm

Home to the largest Sri Lankan community in the United States, Staten Island has “several extraordinary Sri Lankan restaurants.” A Gay City News reporter pays a visit to one of them, Lakruwana.

Kulwinder "Jani" Singh, co-owner of Punjabi Grocery & Deli, from Tribeca Film Festival video.

A Taxi Stand to Save Punjabi Deli – But ‘There’s a Catch’

Business, Manhattan, South Asian May 14, 2015 at 6:21 pm

Punjabi Deli on the Lower East side relies on the business of cabbies. A proposal for a “temporary stand” hasn’t mollified the deli owners, The Lo-Down reports.

Henna art done by Farzana Fatema (Photo courtesy of Farzana Fatema via Times Ledger)

A Grassroots Henna Business in Queens

Business, Queens, South Asian May 6, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Bangladesh native Farzana Fatema turned her hobby of henna tattooing into a business thanks to social media, reports Times Ledger.

Participants at Jackson Heights' Diversity Plaza Monday evening May 3 for a prayer honoring victims of the Nepal earthquake. (Photo by Cristina Schreil for Queens Chronicle)

Tibetans in NY Remember Earthquake Victims

Queens, South Asian May 5, 2015 at 5:07 pm

Tibetans from the NY area attended a prayer vigil for victims of the April 25 earthquake centered in Nepal, which also affected neighboring Tibet, reports Queens Chronicle.

At Diversity Plaza on Sunday April 26 (Photo by Pralay Rajbhandari for Queens Courier)

Raising Funds for Nepal

New York, Queens, South Asian April 29, 2015 at 4:06 pm

The devastating earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25 is prompting many local Nepali groups to raise money to help the victims, Queens Courier reports.

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.

Nepalese in NYC: Reacting to the Devastation

Nepalese in NYC: Reacting to the Devastation

Featured Posts, New York, Queens, South Asian, Voices' Picks April 27, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Nepalese in New York reacted to news of a devastating earthquake that killed and injured thousands.