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Micropolis

The Dark Side of Fair Skin

Monday, April 07, 2014

"Black is Beautiful" is a rallying cry for some African Americans. But for South Asians, lightening products are a multi-billion dollar industry promising "whitish" skin tone.   
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Micropolis

The Case for Arranged Marriage

Monday, April 07, 2014

Could it be that your family knows better than you when it comes to your love life?

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WNYC News

South Asians Rally Against the Criminalization of Gay Sex in India

Sunday, December 15, 2013

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New York is among cities across the U.S. participating in what has been deemed a "Global Day of Rage" in response to India’s Supreme Court decision last week that re-criminalizes gay sex.

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WNYC News

Miss America's Haters Meet Their Match

Monday, September 16, 2013

New Yorker Nina Davuluri won the pageant, becoming the first person of Indian descent to claim the title. But it was the racist backlash to her win that made this episode significant — online remarks like "Miss America? You mean, Miss 7-11?" or ones that called her "Miss Al-Qaeda."

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Not Quite Post-Racial, New York Politics Is Still Tribal

Friday, September 13, 2013

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In the Democratic primary race for mayor, Bill De Blasio won over more black voters than the black candidate, Bill Thompson, and more gay and lesbian voters than Christine Quinn, who is a lesbian. Are these signs of a post-racial, post-identity New York?

Hardly, says Ali Najmi, who argues that "local politics in New York City is more tribal than Kansas."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

It's Going Around

Friday, January 11, 2013

Infectious disease specialist Kent Sepkowitz explains the science behind the current flu outbreak and how to avoid catching what's going around. Plus: Daily News columnist Juan Gonzales on his 25-year career; and the little-known history of South Asian immigrants in late 19th-Century America.

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Bengali Harlem

Friday, January 11, 2013

Vivek Bald, documentary director and assistant professor of writing and digital media at MIT and the author of Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America, reveals the little known history of early South Asian immigrants, from Tremé to Harlem.

→explore the Bengali Harlem website, including an excerpt from Aladdin Ullah's one-man show here.  

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WNYC News

South Asian New Yorkers Have Higher Diabetes Rate Than Others

Friday, July 08, 2011

Asian immigrants in New York City are less likely than U.S.-born residents to have diabetes, according to a new study.

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It's A Free Country ®

NYS Has No South Asian Elected Officials. Why?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Asian population in the five boroughs spiked 32 percent in the last decade, and New Yorkers of South Asian descent had a lot to do with it. Numbers from the Census Bureau show that Indian American numbers alone skyrocketed 77 percent in Manhattan to reach 25,857, and in the city over all there are now 192,209 people who identify as Asian Indian. In the next few weeks we'll have numbers on the Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Nepali and Indo-Caribbean communities which have also been steadily rising. All of which raises an interesting question.

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Features

Growing Up South Asian in the Wake of 9/11

Saturday, September 11, 2010

What is it like to grow up South Asian in the wake of 9/11-- whether or not you are a muslim?

 

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WNYC News

South Asian LGBT Community Marches in India Day Parade

Monday, August 16, 2010

Ten years after they were last allowed to march, members of the LGBT community re-joined New York City's India Day parade on Sunday. Led by openly gay City Councilman Danny Dromm and Council Speaker Christine Quinn, a small contingent of gay and lesbian marchers made their way down Madison Avenue, past tens of thousands of spectators.

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