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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

…ently 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) Hundreds of colorfully dressed worshipers in Queens came together for Eid prayers on Oct. 26. (Photo by Nabil Rahman) Unable to fit inside Masjid Al-Mamoor of the Jamaica Musli…

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

…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 attend…

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 undocumented…

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

…uring 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 co…

On Latino Turf, Bangladeshis Seek Sliver of Power

On Latino Turf, Bangladeshis Seek Sliver of Power

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

…rtment of Labor. Liu spoke of his shared experience with the Bangladeshi audience, as an immigrant from Taiwan, and emphasized the importance of voting for a candidate that understands new immigrant communities. The Bangladeshi Bronxite Mohammed Mujumder, 49, plans to run for City Council’s 18th District in 2013. If he wins, he will be the first Bangladeshi elected to the City Council in New York’s history. (Photo by Rachel Sapin) But…

Photo by Nabil Rahman

How to Become Punjabi in New York City

(Photo by Nabil Rahman) In the wake of the Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi’s recent rise to power as India’s prime minister, some have expressed worries that he and his Bharatiya Janata Party will attempt to redefine Indian identity in terms of a narrowly conceived Hindu one. To anyone even slightly familiar with the bewildering diversity that is a hallmark of the Indian subcontinent, such attempts appear entirely misguided, deliberately and obt…

In Astoria, A Spot Where Food and World Peace Mix

In Astoria, A Spot Where Food and World Peace Mix

…at you as a person, we want to know who you are, where you come from, what allergies you have…” (Photo by Nabil Rahman) Ali El Sayed is an artist. His canvas is a plate and his brush ranges from an eggplant to a beef shank. El Sayed has owned and operated Kabab Café on Steinway Street in Queens for over 25 years. He believes that food, not diplomacy, is the key to attaining world peace. Despite mounting conflict in the Middle East, El Sayed…

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

Uncategorized August 23, 2002 at 12:00 am

…eshis 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, on the…

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

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

…e 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 displace…

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

Uncategorized April 11, 2003 at 12:00 am

…d adopt some programs to help instill confidence among the expatriate Bangladeshis here, who feel helpless. Mr. Rahman, the editor of Darpan, which is published in New York, said that, “the matter is very sensitive. A man of open conscience would say that the peace-loving people of the world would obviously take a stand against war. But no peace-loving person can support the destruction of American institutions in Bangladesh and the extreme react…

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

Uncategorized January 22, 2002 at 12:00 am

…ip 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 false t…

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…

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 opened f…

Bollywood show biz in New York

Uncategorized April 11, 2003 at 12:00 am

…attan. 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. Rahman—t…

From left: Ezras Nashim Director Rachel Freier, Ezras Nashim Director of Operations (and labor coach) Yitty Mandel, and Bramson ORT student Kristina Dubinskaya. (Photos courtesy of Rachel Freier via The Tablet)

All-Female EMT Teams for Boro Park

Brooklyn, Health, In the News, Jewish May 29, 2014 at 5:03 pm

From left: Ezras Nashim Director Rachel Freier, Ezras Nashim Director of Operations (and labor coach) Yitty Mandel, and Bramson ORT student Kristina Dubinskaya. (Photos courtesy of Rachel Freier via Tablet) Beginning in June, a corps of more than 20 EMT-certified Orthodox women will be on call in the Boro Park area of Brooklyn to respond to medical emergencies reported by Orthodox women in the community, Kelsey Osgood reports in Tablet. The gro…