“Beyond Bollywood” at MOHAI digs deep into Indian American experience

The Punjabi farmers and canners who came to the Pacific Northwest in the late-1800s and early-1900s paved the way for today’s Indian American immigrants.
Nov 7, 2019

Local Kashmiri community protests Gates Foundation award to India PM Modi

Protesters say that the Gates Foundation's award to India Prime Minister Narendra Modi for sanitation ignores his government's treatment of Kashmiris, Muslims and other minorities.
Sep 25, 2019

Readjusting the senses in the United States

When Shourya Jain first landed in the United States, he was mesmerized. But it took him some time to adjust to his new surroundings.
Jul 8, 2019

“Widow of Silence” views Kashmir conflict through a half-widow’s struggle

An interview with Praveen Morchhale, the director of the award-winning drama "Widow of Silence," which is being screened at SIFF.
May 29, 2019

Global women’s fight against sexual harassment didn’t start with #MeToo

Women in countries such as India, Pakistan and others have long organized successful campaigns against sexual harassment.
Apr 30, 2019

Kashmiris in New Delhi blamed, threatened after fatal bombing

For years, moving to New Delhi, India’s capital city, has been one option for people who want to escape strife in Indian-administered Kashmir. But even that is increasingly bringing its own risks.
Feb 27, 2019

Seattle Jai Ho! 8 Year Anniversary Party

Eight years of INSANE MAD ENERGY on the dance floor. Let’s celebrate the only way we know how. ;) Bollywood Dance & Party – Seattle EIGHT YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY Hosted by: DJ Prashant 5 hour DJ set w/ Bollywood, Bhangra & his exclusive mixes. SATURDAY FEB 16, 2019 NECTAR LOUNGE 412 North 36th Street Seattle, […]
Jan 31, 2019

Kashmir farmers ride out dry summers with ancient solution

Ice stupas help farmers cope as climate change has affected the predictability of natural water sources in warm months.

8th Annual Independence Bollywood Dance Party

Jai Ho! Dance Party presents: Independence Bollywood Party Celebrating India & Pakistan’s Freedom Come dressed in Orange, White & Green attire to celebrate India & Pakistan’s Independence Day! We also encourage traditional festive attire for this event. Join us for a night of freedom, unity and dancing Tickets here: http://bit.ly/seattle-august18 ________________________ SATURDAY AUGUST 11 NECTAR LOUNGE […]
Aug 3, 2018

Luncheon with Students from Shanti Bhavan

Meet the children fighting poverty and redefining destiny in Southern India Join us for an inspiring afternoon with students from Shanti Bhavan and Director of Operations, Ajit George. The event kicks off at 12:00 p.m. with a light lunch. Shree and Visali, Glamour Woman of the Year in 2014, will share their stories and the impact that Shanti […]
Mar 14, 2018

The Voices of Children: A Documentary Screening and Dialogue on Children’s Rights

Children have the right to be heard. Through language, drawings, movement, and play, children strive to communicate their beliefs, understandings, and needs. But often children’s experiences are discounted, their contributions to society minimized, and their voices silenced. If we listen to children’s ideas and closely observe their actions, what can we learn of their views about […]
Nov 7, 2017

Discover Astonishing Kashmir

Come explore the mysteries of Srinigar and Kashmir and learn about this once in a lifetime opportunity to join the delegation of Global Citizen Journey Kashmir in October, 2018 … or just to hear about the wonders and challenges of Kashmir. Have you wondered why the situation continues to challenge India-Pakistan-China? Did you know it […]
Nov 27, 2017

Diwali festival set to light up Seattle Center

People can celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, at an event this Saturday at Seattle Center.
Oct 19, 2017

Suravi

Dhrupad Music Institute of America presents “Suravi”, featuring Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya (Santoor), Indrajit Banerjee (Sitar), and Subrata Bhattacharya (Tabla) in a rare combination of strings and tabla exploring the depth and subtleties of Ragas and Talas from India. Suravi promises something new, fresh, and exciting to the audience.
Sep 14, 2017

Death of Gauri Lankesh brings focus on the risks of journalism

Gauri Lankesh, an editor and activist in India, was fatally shot last week, raising the question, "Is journalism worth dying for?"
Sep 11, 2017

It’s time for South Asians to “get stuck in the gossip”

A Tamil saying goes "don't get stuck in the gossip," i.e., mind your own business. But in the current political climate, this could do more harm than good.
Mar 24, 2017

South Asia reacts to Trump’s victory

We twitter chatted with journalists from India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to get a feel for how the world is reacting to Trump's victory.
Nov 9, 2016
Dozens of small plastic candles sit on a display at the Festival of Lights Diwali celebration at the Seattle Center Armory in 2014. (Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times)

Hey Seattle, get in the Diwali spirit!

With a growing South Asian population, is Seattle behind the curve in public celebration of Diwali?
Nov 3, 2016

5 Hindi words I wish we had in English

Have you ever wondered how "namaste" is really used in India?
Oct 12, 2016
Old and new: Construction rises behind the second oldest museum in South India. Multi-story buildings, once absent in Bangalore, are springing up throughout the city. (Photo by Kate Clark)

What Seattle can learn from the Bangalore tech boom

Take every Seattle problem, multiply it by 10, add seven million people and a spoonful of corruption, and you’ll get a sense of what Bangalore is dealing with.
Aug 18, 2016