Search Results for "Rachel Sapin and Nabil Rahman" : 68

Eid al-Adha Celebrations in Queens

Eid al-Adha Celebrations in Queens

Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, Queens, Religion November 7, 2012 at 3:16 pm

…cently celebrated Eid al-Adha, an important Islamic holiday that marks the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca and honors the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim – known as Abraham to Christians and Jews – to sacrifice his son on the order of Allah. (Photo by Nabil Rahman)…

Photo by Saikat Mojumder via Eyes on Bangladesh website

Photo Exhibit Puts Bangladeshi Identity in Focus

Culture, Featured Posts, South Asian, Voices' Picks March 21, 2014 at 6:31 pm

…s a chance of it happening,” Rahman said. “I thought, if anything, it would be an interesting exercise.” Neither Rahman nor his team members had any experience hosting exhibitions or fundraising. They all have full-time jobs. The team behind “Eyes on Bangladesh” speaking at a press conference on March 20, 2014. From left to right: Thahitun Mariam, Ayesha Akhtar, Nabil Rahman, and Jafar Ahmed. Team member Shajia Rahman was not in atten…

Mohammed "Khokon" Rahman hosts a World Cup viewing at his restaurant in Parkchester. [Photograph by Chris Crowley]

A Bangladeshi ‘Living Room’ in the Bronx

Bronx, Business, Demographics, Food, Housing, In the News, South Asian August 1, 2014 at 2:36 pm

…during a casual meeting in Neerob that led to the possibility of producing television programs that are made for and by Bangladeshis of New York. New York-based photojournalist Nabil Rahman (no relation) also received support from Neerob and its owner while raising funds for his photo exhibition “Eyes on Bangladesh.” Besides looking after his family and other businesses, Rahman spends his spare time in conversations with like-minded c…

On Latino Turf, Bangladeshis Seek Sliver of Power

On Latino Turf, Bangladeshis Seek Sliver of Power

Elections 2012, Featured Posts, Politics, South Asian September 11, 2012 at 6:14 pm

…h she acknowledged Bangladeshis’ increasing political prominence. “I’ve witnessed the Bangladeshi community grow and thrive in Council District 18, and have encouraged and supported this burgeoning community to lend their voice to [the] political process,” she said in an email. Facing An Uphill Battle Mujumder hands out business cards to a woman selling saris at a Bangladeshi festival in May. (Photo by Rachel Sapin) Sitting amidst a row of identi…

In Astoria, A Spot Where Food and World Peace Mix

In Astoria, A Spot Where Food and World Peace Mix

…odie Anthony Bourdain in 2007. Bourdain described El Sayed as “chef, restaurateur, intellectual, food historian, and force for good in the world.” “Nobody is the center of attention here, except for our food, of course.” (Photo by Nabil Rahman) Dressed in his usual white button down shirt and black apron, El Sayed’s voice is that of a longtime smoker, his smile that of a man who has found his life’s purpose. Kabab Café is a simple pl…

Photo by Nabil Rahman

How to Become Punjabi in New York City

…homes were on Indian Air Force bases, where my father was a fighter pilot. There, the lingua franca was English, and ethnic identities were deemphasized in favor of a more pluralistic Indian one. At home, my parents never spoke Punjabi to me though they did so — with fluency and aplomb — with their parents whenever we visited them. (Photo by Nabil Rahman) I never felt much of a pull to the region of my family roots, either. Amritsar, with its Gol…

Bangladeshi photojournalist killed and four others hurt when attacked by a group of Hispanic men in Brooklyn

Uncategorized August 16, 2002 at 12:00 am

Outstanding and promising Bangladeshi photojournalist Mijanur Rahman was killed on Sunday night by a group of Hispanic men. Four other Bangladeshis were hurt in the attacks and are now in the hospital. Mijanur Rahman, 37, was the senior photojournalist for the Daily Inqilab of Bangladesh before he came to the United States. He is survived by his wife and son in Dhaka. Rahman, who came to the United States about three years ago, was undocu…

Live Radio Show to Cover ‘All Corners of the World’

Live Radio Show to Cover ‘All Corners of the World’

…he evening; Saba Hocek, a Turkish psychic who read Vargas’s fortune using coffee grounds; Taiwanese photographer and New York Times contributor Annie Ling, who discussed her work about the inhabitants of a Chinatown tenement; and Diego Obregon, a Colombian musician who is a master marimba player. Video by Nabil Rahman on Vimeo Rounding up the list of eight guests were Anna Halberstadt, a Lithuanian psychologist who shared a poem exploring disp…

On Saturday, community leaders and activists spoke to a packed house at an event in Parkchester commemorating 41 years of Bangladeshi independence from Pakistan. (Photo by Rachel Sapin)

Voices in Focus: A South Asian American Population Explosion

Demographics, Politics March 26, 2012 at 12:17 pm

On Saturday, community leaders and activists spoke to a packed house at an event in Parkchester commemorating 41 years of Bangladeshi independence from Pakistan. (Photo by Rachel Sapin) Demographic shifts for South Asian Americans were on our mind this morning, and all over the community and ethnic media: * The Bangladeshi population in Bronx Community District 9 has more than doubled in the past 10 years, reported Rachel Sapin, who attended a c…

Angry Bangladeshi community rallies after Mijanur Rahman’s murder, proposes renaming Forbell Avenue to Mijanur Avenue

Uncategorized August 23, 2002 at 12:00 am

…deshis in New York rallied for peace on Aug. 18 after the murder of renowned Bangladeshi photojournalist Mijanur Rahman. He was killed by a group of Hispanic men on Aug. 11 in Brooklyn. Many Bangladeshis and members of other community organizations attended the Sunday peace rally. The sentiment was, “Mijan we have not forgotten you—we will never forget you.” The rally was held at the corner of Eldert Lane, and Liberty and Glenmore Avenues…

Competing factions misinform FBI and Anti-Terrorist Task Force, who raid Pakistani mosque and find nothing.

Uncategorized January 22, 2002 at 12:00 am

…of weapons possession. The FBI received an anonymous tip that a few people planned to kill almost 400 people and hid dangerous weapons in the mosque. Federal agents, spy dogs and a bomb squad found nothing. Masjid e Khizra is run by a nonprofit organization Idara Tableeg-ul-Islam, which was in the process of firing the mosque’s imam, Mufti Abdul Rahman Qamar, when the FBI raided it. Sources suggest that supporters of Qamar provided the fa…

Fear of U.S.-based Bangladeshis rises as protesters attack American businesses in Dhaka

Uncategorized April 11, 2003 at 12:00 am

…stand against war. But no peace-loving person can support the destruction of American institutions in Bangladesh and the extreme reaction we’re seeing,” he said. “Especially, the incidents in Bangladesh may adversely effect the Bangladeshi community living in America. Protest organizers in Dhaka should keep this in mind, and so should the government,” Mr. Rahman said. Mr. Rahman urged the people of Bangladesh to refrain from actions which mig…

Bangladeshis again alarmed as gunmen kill three, wound one in Oklahoma and Michigan

Uncategorized October 5, 2002 at 12:00 am

Bangladeshis again alarmed as gunman kill three, wound one in Oklahoma and Michigan, by Loblu Ansar, Thikana, 5 October 2002. Translated from Bangla by Moinuddin Naser. A Bangladeshi man, Abdur “Kousar“ Rahman, 38, and his American friend Sterling Molense, 30, were shot dead by a masked gunman on Sept. 15 in Tulsa, Okla. while Rahman was working at his own shop. Molense was shot and killed while he tried to save Rahman. When the gunman op…

Theodore Menis has been the president of the Olympiakos Fan Club in Astoria since it began in 1995. (Photo by Rachel Sapin)

At Greek Soccer Fan Club, Talk Drifts to Economy

Featured Posts, Queens, Sports March 6, 2012 at 3:21 pm

…t the three worlds that the men inside the memorabilia-draped clubhouse on 30th Avenue inhabit: Greece, America, and European soccer fandom. The men smoke, drink coffee, and play cards in their red-walled clubhouse, which sits above the butchered goats hanging in the windows of the Akropolis Meat Market below. Their conversation flows from Greek to English and back to Greek again. And when it’s not about soccer, it generally drifts to glum…

Bollywood show biz in New York

Uncategorized April 11, 2003 at 12:00 am

…hattan. But, 90 miles away, at the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, thousands of people dressed in bright clothes and fashionable jewelry braved the rain and formed serpentine queues to attend a concert. Inside the Coliseum, a music composer from India brought the crowd to their feet by singing a hymn in Tamil in his soft voice. Translated, it meant “Let white flowers bloom all over the world.” The curly-haired, cherubic, 32-year-old A. R. Rah…