Jersey Republicans Woo Desis They stood mostly in the back of the room, observing the hundreds seated before them decked in elephant gear and American flags. For many of the Indian-Americans attending last week's GOP convention here, it was their first venture into politics. But this was a night of firsts. At its annual convention, the Republican Party threw its support behind Pradip (Peter) Kothari, the first Asian-American to run for a countywide seat in Middlesex that boasts the highest number of New Jersey's Asians....more
5H Benefit Concert Benefit concert will feature Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia (Flute) and Pandit Swapan Choudhuri (Tabla). Tickets are $15.00, $35.00, $50.00 and $150.00. Benefit concert for 5H project being undertaken in a number of countries around the world. For more information about 5H, go to http://www.5h.org....more
An American Desi's Movie Dream Piyush Dinker Pandya grew up in an Indian household on Long Island in the 1970s, at a time when there were hardly any South Asian faces in the neighborhood. A high point for the family was the occasional jaunt to Jackson Heights (a predominantly Indian locality) in Queens, New York, to stock up on Indian groceries....more
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