Tuesday, 2 September 2014

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Pakistan Turmoil Clouds Independence Day Parade in NYC

Pakistan Turmoil Clouds Independence Day Parade in NYC

Some celebrants worry about the future of democracy in their country of origin.

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Coney Island Avenue’s Pakistani Treats and Brooklyn ‘Mela’

Coney Island Avenue’s Pakistani Treats and Brooklyn ‘Mela’

Brooklyn's Coney Island Avenue-based MashAllah Sweets and Restaurant is a haven for South Asian food, reports Ditmas Park Corner's Anna Gustafson, who also covers a festival marking Pakistan's 68th independence day.

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India Day Comes to Madison Avenue

India Day Comes to Madison Avenue

Billed as the largest India Day Parade in the world, the independence day celebrations in Midtown Manhattan saw over 200,000 in attendance, reports Desi Talk.

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NYC Comptroller Supports Asian Textile Workers

NYC Comptroller Supports Asian Textile Workers

Scott Stringer seconds a proposal requesting that Ralph Lauren Corporation sign a safety accord.

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A Bangladeshi ‘Living Room’ in the Bronx

A Bangladeshi ‘Living Room’ in the Bronx

A restaurant in Parkchester is contributing to the rise and growth of the Bangladeshi community in the Bronx, reports Real Cheap Eats.

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Housing Discrimination Persists in Jackson Heights

Housing Discrimination Persists in Jackson Heights

“Normal, white, and straight” remain the unofficial criteria for joining some co-op communities in Jackson Heights. Open City details one couple's experience with housing discrimination in the Queens neighborhood.

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Practicing Puja in Jamaica Bay

Practicing Puja in Jamaica Bay

Environmentalists and Hindu leaders in South Queens met recently to discuss ameliorating the impact of ritual offerings made in Jamaica Bay, Queens Chronicle reports.

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Bangla Boom in the Bronx

Bangla Boom in the Bronx

CUNY TV's Independent Sources visits Parkchester to find out how Bengalis found their way to the neighborhood in the eastern Bronx.

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When Does Ramadan Begin?

When Does Ramadan Begin?

NYC Muslims seek some consensus on when to start fasting.

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How to Become Punjabi in New York City

How to Become Punjabi in New York City

An Indian immigrant rediscovers his Punjabi language and identity in New York City.

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From Eastern Nepal, a Dance and a Prayer

From Eastern Nepal, a Dance and a Prayer

An annual spring celebration of the Kirat people of eastern Nepal brings celebrants to Queens.  

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