By Zachariah Bryan NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY For Patsy O’Connell, founder of the Asia Pacific Cultural Center in Tacoma, this project is a long time coming. After nearly 20 years, she is hoping for a slam-dunk development that will leave an imprint not only in Tacoma, but in the whole Puget Sound Region. A new 390,000 […]
The host nation for the 17th annual Asia Pacific New Year Celebration at the Tacoma Dome was Pakistan. There was a presentation of the Pakistan national anthem, and a feature cultural show. The Stage Mistress of Ceremony was Cheryl Lee of the University of Washington. Festivities included a variety of performances from schools and societies […]
Sri Lankan filmmaker Prasanna Vithana was awarded at the 9th annual Seattle South Asian Film Festival Sunday evening with a screening of his film, “With You, Without You.”
By Ramit Plushnick-Masti Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) – When it comes to ordering meals at Houston’s Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, immigrant patients can choose from dishes similar to those they might eat at home, including dumplings or noodles for Asian palates, and curry to accommodate Indian tastes.
By Muneeza Naqvi Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) – New Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with the leader of rival Pakistan on May 27 and asked that his country “abide by its commitment” to prevent its territory from being used in terrorism against India and speed up investigations into the 2008 attack in Mumbai.
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Inspector Singh Investigates: A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder By Shamini Flint Minotaur Books, 2010 When Alan Lee, a big timber executive in Malaysia, is killed, police arrest his ex-wife, Chelsea Liew, as their prime — and only — suspect.
By Manik Banergee Associated Press SHAHPARA, India (AP) – The scourge of polio ends in India with a lively 4-year-old girl, Rukhsar Khatoon, who became ill as a baby after her parents forgot to get her vaccinated.
The annual UW Foster School of Business Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition (GSEC) is an international competition in which students from around the world present business solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges — including poverty, health, and development. This year’s competition featured 19 semi-finalist teams from Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Rwanda, Uganda, […]
The Seattle Rotary Club, the largest Rotary Club in existence, honored former Washington Secretary of State Ralph Munro, as well as six additional members of the Rotary Club International, at a dinner, hosted at the Westin Hotel on Nov. 14. Munro and the team ventured to Africa and South Asia to help eradicate polio. Each […]
By Rajesh Shah The Associated Press MUMBAI, India (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of grieving supporters thronged the streets of Mumbai on Sunday, Nov. 18 for the funeral of Bal Thackeray, a Hindu extremist leader linked to waves of mob violence against Muslims and migrant workers in India.