Census Spurs Indians to Join NY Poll Fray Buoyed by early reports from the 2000 Census data, five South Asian Americans are contesting for the New York City Council, which in its 150 years history has not elected an Asian American official. Out of the five contestants, three -- Renu Lobo, Inderjit Singh and Jairam D Thakral -- are from India....more
GOPIO Conference Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) will hold the Third Global Indian Entrepreneurs Conference in East Elmhurst, New York. The conference will run from Sunday, September 23 to Wednesday, September 26, 2001. For more information, please call Ashook Ramasaran at 718/939-8194. For a detail guide to the conference, please click here. ...more
Dawesar's Miniplanner Does Not Skirt the Issue When writer Abha Dawesar began to work on her first novel Miniplanner, she had an image in her mind - a strip club in New York City. In the opening chapter of Miniplanner (Cleis Press, 2000), Dawesar's 24-year old protagonist, André Bernard visits Skirts -- a strip club, with his boss, Nathan Williams, where women in G-strings perform lap dances for male customers....more
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