By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The Tasveer South Asian International Documentary Festival takes place on June 28 and June 29, sponsored by the local Tasveer organization. All films will be shown at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle’s International District/Chinatown.
By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly Our brown bus got to Phnom Penh right at 4 p.m. as promised. My son, husband, and I alighted on Monivong long before the official depot in the center of town. This was going to be a different kind of arrival, without the swarming of a thousand and one […]
By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly Little fish, a pooling of about 30, butt about in their prism while my son looks on, mesmerized, chewing a bit of salty fish head. On the far side of the tank, someone has painted spindly leaves, stones, a castle, and a starfish. Akira, the other member of our […]
By Dipika Kohli Special to Northwest Asian Weekly My aunt told me that it might be a good idea to sit for a while outside, in the park. Enjoy the ambient sounds of kids playing cricket. So I sat for a bit on a bench on our block East of Kailash. Two older gentlemen sat […]
Last week, many in the Asian community came together to honor their own — if anyone can call the wildly diverse countries of China, Korea, Vietnam, Nepal, Japan, and Philippines all one’s own, which they do. It was the Northwest Asian Weekly’s annual Top Contributors celebration at the House of Hong.
By Binaj Gurubacharya Associated Press KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) – Archeologists in Nepal say they have discovered traces of a wooden structure dating from the sixth century B.C. that they believe is the world’s oldest Buddhist shrine. Kosh Prasad Acharya, who teamed with archeologists from Britain’s Durham University, said Tuesday that the structure was unearthed inside the […]
By Ashok Sharma Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) – Millions of Indians were setting off deafening fireworks displays Sunday (Nov. 3) to light up the sky for Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, which celebrates the triumph of good over evil.
Last month, the World Health Organization (WHO) gave a stamp of approval for a Chinese-made vaccine against Japanese encephalitis (JE), a disease that plagues mostly children in poor rural communities in Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific. Seattle’s PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health) had been searching for ways to develop a low-cost vaccine […]
The three musketeers Among 5,000 graduates who attended the University of Washington’s 138th commencement this year, my eyes were searching for three Chinese immigrant girls who were sitting together.
By Eunbi Cho UW News Lab Dance is a language that can pass cultural barriers and unite people despite differences. At least, that was the theory behind sending Seattle-based dance troupe Spectrum Dance Theater to South Asia in February and March to serve as cultural ambassadors.