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The annual awards ceremony at Mega Academy is littered with many faces of growingly diverse ethnic participation. (Photo via World Journal)

Chinese Cram Schools Attract Different Ethnicities

East Asian, Education, New York, South Asian April 23, 2015 at 2:22 pm

Chinese-run cram schools are attracting a diverse range of students, World Journal reports.

(Photo via LinkedIn)

City Swears in First Indian-American Female Judge

Government, South Asian, Staten Island April 14, 2015 at 2:23 pm

Expanding on an earlier profile of Raja Rajeswari, Desi Talk goes into greater detail on the Chennai-born judge committed to fighting gender inequality and domestic violence.

(Photo via LinkedIn)

Accomplished Dancer to be City’s First Female Indian-American Judge

Government, South Asian, Staten Island April 8, 2015 at 11:43 am

Poised to become the city’s first female judge of South Asian descent, Staten Island assistant district attorney Raja Rajeswari is also an accomplished dancer of Bharatnatyam and Kucchipudi, reports Desi Talk.

Attendees at the March 8 opening of the new APUS Center in Brooklyn, including Shahid Khan (far left, front row) and Mathieu  Eugene (far right) and Eric Adams (second from right) (Photo courtesy of Shahid Khan, via Ditmas Park Corner)

New Center for Pakistani Culture Opens in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, South Asian March 11, 2015 at 3:21 pm

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.

Preparing parshaaday in Richmond Hill (Screen shot via Open City)

Preparing Parshaaday in a Queens Gurdwara

Food, Queens, South Asian March 5, 2015 at 12:07 pm

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.

Neaplese community leader Shailesh Shrestha with City Council member Danny Dromm at a meeting to inform the community about IDNYC in early February. (Photo via Shrestha's TV show)

Informing Nepali Speakers About IDNYC

Government, Queens, South Asian February 23, 2015 at 4:20 pm

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.

A candlelight vigil was held the evening of Dec. 16 for victims of the Taliban attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan (Photo by Mohsen Zaheer for Voices of NY)

NYC Pakistanis Shocked by Attack

Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian, Voices' Picks December 17, 2014 at 6:22 pm

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 Home Away from Home

India Home: A Home Away from Home

Featured Posts, Queens, Seniors, South Asian, Voices' Picks December 4, 2014 at 11:22 am

India Home, a senior center that offers culturally sensitive care and activities for South Asians, recently opened its fourth location in New York.

A Closer Look at the Nepalese New Year

A Closer Look at the Nepalese New Year

Culture, Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian November 17, 2014 at 6:41 pm

Rituals and dances from the Nepalese New Year’s festival of self-purification known as Mha Puja can be see in this video.

Models strike a pose in Rao’s line Frou Frou at Lend a Hand India’s event “Fashion for Education.” (Photo by Jaclyn Anglis for Voices of NY)

Strutting Saris to Benefit Indian Youth

Culture, Featured Posts, New York, South Asian, Voices' Picks November 17, 2014 at 4:34 pm

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.

(Photo via Khasokhas)

Nepalese Worship the Sun God – with Some Improvising

Culture, Metro Area, South Asian November 14, 2014 at 3:45 pm

In the absence of holy water, Nepalese made do when celebrating the festival of Chhath, reports Khasokhas.

Jamming in Prospect Heights (Photo via News India Times)

Indian Raga in Prospect Heights

Brooklyn, Culture, South Asian November 13, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Musicians playing Indian Raga jam in Prospect Heights weekly, News India Times reports.

Sikhs Mark Anniversary of Massacre in India

Sikhs Mark Anniversary of Massacre in India

History, South Asian 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.

Businessman and philanthropist B. K. Modi (wearing hat)  with guests at the Global Citizen Forum meeting in New York (Photo via News India Times)

In NY, Billionaire Businessman Promotes Cooperation

South Asian November 4, 2014 at 4:24 pm

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.

A Nepali New Year is Celebrated

A Nepali New Year is Celebrated

In Queens on Oct. 24, about 300 Newah people celebrated their Nepali new year and a ritual purification of the self, Mha Puja.