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12 min ago |

$1.2 mn bash planned for Modi in New York

Narendra Modi, then an RSS karyakarta , seen above on a visit to New York in the early 1990s.


Related Topix: World News, India, Asia, Indian-American, us Travel, Travel, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, North America Travel, Chicago Travel,

2 hrs ago |

A Cultural Maifesto: Meditation on art & violence

That's just one of the expletive-laced threats I hear a middle-aged man scream at a young woman across several lanes of traffic at Meridian and St. Clair.


Related Topix: Chinese-American, Religion, Falun Gong, Indianapolis, IN

5 hrs ago | Malaysian National News Agency

NAAM To Be Agent To Empower Indian Commmunity - Saravanan

SUNGAI PETANI, July 23 -- The New Affirmative Action Movement Foundation established throughout the country, will act as an agent between the government and the Indian community, towards enhancing their economic status.


Related Topix: Surya Sivakumar, World News, Malaysia, Indian-American,

9 hrs ago | The Georgia Straight

Sid Chow Tan: Homeless no more, evicted no more, silenced no more

Editor's note: Sid Chow Tan, community organizer and media and communications producer, delivered this speech in front of the Ming Sun building.


Related Topix: Japanese-American, North America, Canada, World News

11 hrs ago | BBC News

Police 'spied on dead man's family'

A mother campaigning for an inquiry into her son's death in 1997 says she has been told she was spied on by undercover Scotland Yard officers.


Related Topix: Greater London County, England, Essex County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Travel, Europe Travel, London, United Kingdom Travel, United Kingdom Travel,

15 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

Vanderbilt-led study identifies genes linked to breast cancer in East Asian women

A new study in East Asian women has identified three genetic changes linked to an increased risk of breast cancer.


Related Topix: Vanderbilt University, Genetics, Biology, Science, World News, Japan,

19 hrs ago | Arirang TV

Former sex slaves travel U.S. to call attention to issue

When they were in their teens, Lee Ok-son and Kang Il-chul were forced to serve as sex slaves at a military brothel.


Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, Glendale, CA, Japanese-American

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Julian Cihi and Diane Phelan to Star in 2g's GALOIS at the 2014 Ice Factory Festival, 7/23-26

Second Generation Productions , a major incubator and producer of Asian American theater, announced today that Julian Cihi and Diane Phelan lead the cast of 2g's commissioned musical, Galois, by Sung Rno and Aaron Jones, directed by Victor Maog and produced by Jane Jung.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts

Free Republic

Sexist or helpful? Chinese women drivers get big, pink parking spaces

It's 2014. We should be well beyond the "women can't drive" sexism. But at one Chinese shopping mall, this clearly isn't the case.


Related Topix: Chinese-American


Andrea Nguyen shows what makes banh mi so special

Harry Lam wraps up sandwiches to go at Sing Sing, a Tenderloin cafe catering to older Vietnamese men on July 11, 2014 in San Francisco, CA.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Recipes, Vietnamese-American, Castro (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Allendale Columbia Offering Unique Chinese/American Summer Experience

This summer Allendale Columbia School will welcome Chinese students between the age of 7-17 for a week of immersion and cultural exchange.


Related Topix: Chinese-American, Rochester, NY, University of Rochester

The Drinks Business

Chinese firm buys Quixote winery for $29m

The Stag's Leap vineyard, owned by organic winemaker Carl Doumani, was purchased by Jinta Vineyards and Winery, a Chinese-owned private firm registered in the US, according to reports by Wine Spector.


Related Topix: Drink, Wine, Vietnamese-American, Contra Costa County, CA

The Millions (A Blog about Books)

Our Own Personal Superhero: Gene Luen Yang and The Shadow Hero

His graphic novel Level Up portrayed a young Asian American man destined for medical school who secretly dreamed of playing video games.


Related Topix: The Last Airbender


Courtesy of Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society

In my pastoral counseling class in seminary, the professor played a video of a counseling session of a black couple.


Related Topix: Gilbert and Sullivan, Opera, The Jeffersons, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Japan, World News,

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

Peterborough: Meditation Center gets OK to build temple

After a weekend visit to the site of a proposed Buddhist temple near the former Temple Mountain ski area, Zoning Board of Adjustment members on Wednesday approved a special exception and a variance request, allowing the Temple Mountain Buddhist Meditation Center to move forward with its plan for a temple that could accommodate up to 75 people.


Related Topix: Peterborough, NH, Vietnamese-American, Wilton, NH, Milford, NH

the Scarlet Ibis, Timur and the Dime Museum and More Set for...

Beth Morrison Projects and HERE have announced programming for the third annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, running January 7-17, 2015, in New York City.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, New York, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, Korean-American, Award, Recreational Vehicle

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Affirmative Action = Discrimination Against Asians, NYC Schools Edition

The problem, in the eyes of some, is that black and Latino students are increasingly underrepresented at the elite schools.


CBS News

McDonald's, KFC operations in China affected by food scandal

Two Chinese men walk past a billboard advertising U.S. fast-food giant McDonald's, in Yichang, central China's Hubei province.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Life, Food, Fast Food, Chinese-American, Restaurant Management, Mcdonalds, Yum Brands

The Japan Times

Chores, charges and chin-wags: the chonaikai ties that bind

Most foreign residents in Japan have probably been called upon to perform duties with a neighborhood association - known here as a chA naikai or jichikai .


Related Topix: Japan Travel, Travel, Asia Travel, Japanese-American


NYC's push to change elite high school admissions

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has called for changing the admissions criteria of NYC's elite high schools , arguing that relying solely on a single exam "creates a "rich-get-richer" dynamic that benefits the wealthy, who can afford expensive test prep.