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.
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.
News India Times reports on the June 20 competition between high school cricket players from around the city.
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.
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.
Nepali immigrants in New York continue to work hard to get clothing, medical supplies and other items to the victims of the earthquakes.
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.
Inspired by their Pakistani roots, physicians Omar Mirza and Khurram Mehtabdin introduce new superheroes in the historical fiction comic series “Zindan: The Last Ansaars.”
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.
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.
Bangladesh native Farzana Fatema turned her hobby of henna tattooing into a business thanks to social media, reports Times Ledger.
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.
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.
A panoply of colors was on view at the Sikh Day Parade on April 25.
Nepalese in New York reacted to news of a devastating earthquake that killed and injured thousands.