New York

Prominent NY officials grace Bruhud NY Seniors’ Diwali function


Bruhud New York Seniors, a non-profit socio-cultural organization serving the greater NYC area since 2009 held its Diwali celebration at 5 Star Banquet Hall, in Queens, New York on November 19, 2022. It was attended by over 500 seniors from the tri-state area. The occasion was graced by several political leaders, which allowed the community...

Visually impaired Indian-American professor sued for gender bias


New York: A Columbia University alumnus has accused her former professor, the Indian-origin best-selling author, Sheena Iyengar, of gender-based discrimination. According to the New York Post, Elizabeth Blackwell, who graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology from Columbia University in 2017, has accused Iyengar, who is blind, of assigning her demeaning "female" jobs like applying her...

Actor Prashantt Guptha lands his first endorsement


New York: "I have found my Solm8," smirks the Aashram and Tashkent Files actor Prashantt Guptha from his home in New York. After having kept Mumbai as his primary base for 15 years, the actor recently moved to the US in light of better education prospects for his children, career opportunities for his wife...

New York Remains Difficult to Resist


By Paul Kiddie  Two days is not nearly enough time to enjoy everything the most populous city in the US has to offer, but on a trip to neighboring New Jersey, it was impossible to resist giving it a go. Having arrived by air and road on previous visits to NYC, the decision to take the Seastreak...

26/11: Indian Americans demonstrate outside Pakistan Consulate in New York


Indian Americans & South Asian Diaspora marked the 14th anniversary of the heinous 26/11 Mumbai Terror attacks by organizing protests in front of the Pakistan Consulate in New York located at 12E 65th street. The protest started around noon on November 26 and lasted for two hours. About 15-20 persons protested and shouted slogans against...

NYIC joins Choose Welcome Campaign


New York: The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) has joined Families Belong Together and partners from all over the country in launching #ChooseWelcome. NYIC has joined local organizations that have set up dynamic volunteer operations to support every migrant on every bus in every city where they have been sent. #ChooseWelcome will help build...

World Vegan Vision celebrates 30th anniversary


New York: World Vegan Vision (WVV) celebrated its 30th anniversary with a Thanksgiving dinner and dance event on November 19. The event was attended by over 150 guests and community members including Ragini Srivastava, the Town Clerk, and the first Indian elected representative from the Town of North Hempstead. World Vegan Vision is a non-profit organization...

India discontinues Air Suvidha form for international arrivals


New Delhi: Passengers coming to India from foreign countries are no longer required to fill out the Air Suvidha forms as it has been canceled, the Indian aviation ministry released a notification on November 21 amid a declining number of coronavirus cases.   The self-declaration form was supposed to be filled out on the Air Suvidha...

Indo-Canadian H. Deep Saini appointed Principal, V-C of McGill University


Toronto: Indian-origin academic H. Deep Saini has been appointed as Montreal-based McGill University's 18th Principal and Vice-Chancellor, and will begin his five-year, renewable term from April next year.  Saini, who grew up in Punjab, is currently President and Vice-Chancellor of Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia.  "Prof Saini brings to McGill an exceptional breadth and depth of leadership...