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Cynical Desi

Pakistan Reaches out to Pakistani Americans as Tensions Rise with India

posted by Khalid Mohammed

In the wake of one of the worst clashes between Pakistan and India in two decades, Pakistani Federal Minister for Interior expressed solidarity with the Kashmiri people in the decades-long conflict between India and Pakistan over the Indian-occupied Kashmir region’s ownership. Ahsan Iqbal also urged Pakistani Americans to … Read more

Asian Americans

U.S. – Pakistani Relations May Be Marred with Mistrust, But Hope Remains

posted by Khalid Mohammed

In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it.

 

U.S. Joint Chief of Staff Gen. Joe Dunford says he is hopeful strained relations between the U.S. and Pakistan can be improved, reports Defense News.

After its independence in 1947 and throughout the Cold War period, the United States and Pakistan maintained a close relationship that has often been fraught with mistrust and … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 9, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Muslim Democratic Leader Receives Threatening Emails. Hate Crime Charges Filed

Muslim Democratic Leader Receives Threatening Emails. Hate Crime Charges Filed

posted by Randall
Faisal Gill

Faisal Gill

Back in March Faisal Gill made news, becoming the first Muslim to lead a state political party.

In May the chair of the Vermont Democratic Party received three threatening emails within a one week period.

Now Vermont Public Radio reports hate crime charges have been filed against the man who allegedly sent those … Read more

Chinese American

Sep 1, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Five Asian American Films Set to Air on National TV

Five Asian American Films Set to Air on National TV

posted by Louis Chan
The Birth of Sake

The Birth of Sake by Erik Shirai. Photo by Yoshida Yasuyuki

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The Center for Asian American Media is announcing the TV debuts of five documentaries by Asian Americans airing on national television in the coming months.

The documentaries will air on PBS’ POV or the World Channel’s new showcase, … Read more

Campus

May 20, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Update: California Rejects Removing India from History Books

Update: California Rejects Removing India from History Books

posted by Randall
200 people pack a hearing to discuss changes in history books used in California

200 people pack a hearing to discuss changes in history books used in California

UPDATE: Early Friday morning after most people had gone to sleep, the California Instructional Quality Commission rejected a proposal to replace the word “India” with “South Asia” in history books used in California public schools, reports First Post.
 
The … Read more

Community Issues

Nov 28, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on RT: South Asian Immigrant Detainees Go on Hunger Strike

RT: South Asian Immigrant Detainees Go on Hunger Strike

posted by Randall

 

Theo Macy Jail in Orange, CA

Theo Macy Jail in Orange, CA. Photo from Orange County Archives

While many of us indulged in Thanksgiving feasts this holiday weekend, some 100 South Asian  detainees being held at four immigration detention centers went on hunger strikes, reports. RT.

The hunger strike which began Wednesday are being staged to protest their indefinite detentions … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

May 20, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on #SAsianSHeroes Twitter Chat This Thursday 6 PM Pacific, 9 PM Eastern

#SAsianSHeroes Twitter Chat This Thursday 6 PM Pacific, 9 PM Eastern

posted by Randall

South Asian Heroes Twitter Chat   AsAmNews will join Brown Girl Magazine, Muslimah Montage and Love, Inshallah for a #SAsianSHeroes Twitter chat this Thursday at 6pm PST/9 EST.

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a #TwitterChat.

“The chat will be an educational/historical discussion about the many South Asian women who have made a difference in our communities,” said Trisha Sakhuja, … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 15, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Outgoing SAALT Executive Director Deepa Iyer on the evolving South Asian American Community. @dviyer

Outgoing SAALT Executive Director Deepa Iyer on the evolving South Asian American Community. @dviyer

posted by Randall

Deepa Iyer(Note from the editor: After ten years as Executive Director of South Asians Americans Leading Together, Deepa Iyer is stepping down. Iyer is in a unique position to comment on the growth of the South Asian American community over that time. She agreed to answer a few questions for AsAmNews.)

How is SAALT different today Read more

Blogs

Oct 23, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Aerogram: Should South Asians Stop Calling Themselves Desi?

Aerogram: Should South Asians Stop Calling Themselves Desi?

posted by Randall

The term “desi” has long been used in the South Asian American community to refer to each other. It has most always been used in a positive sense as an expression of ethnic pride.

But communities change as they grow.  South Asian Americans have certainly advanced light years in the last decade both in … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Sep 16, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Christian Science Monitor: Miss America Puts Spotlight on #Indian Americans

Christian Science Monitor: Miss America Puts Spotlight on #Indian Americans

posted by Randall

Nina Davuluri Bollywood routineMiss America 2014 Nina Davuluri is putting the spotlight on the growing prominence of Indian Americans in the United States.

Her Bollywood dance routine before a national television audience won her a standing ovation.

The Christian Science Monitor reports 3.4 million people in the United States have family ties to South Asia.

80 percent of … Read more

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