By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The 10th Annual Seattle South Asian Film Festival (SSAFF), opening on October 15th, showcases Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon), an island country near southeast India. The Tasveer organization, parent organization of the SSAFF, chose Sri Lanka to showcase for several reasons, according to Dr. Alka Kurian, co-director of the Festival. […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Did you know that one of the best chess players in the world is American? Japanese American Hikaru Nakamura is known as a chess grandmaster at only 27 years of age. Nakamura’s success underscores the success and popularity the game of chess has among Asian Americans. Born in Japan, […]
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 Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The new Seattle South Asian Film Festival, put on by the Tasveer organization, will be running from Oct. 31 to Nov. 9. Festival director Rita Meher took some questions over e-mail. NWAW: Please describe your childhood adolescence in Odissa, India. What were your favorite memories of growing up? How […]
Assembly Bill (AB) 1088 requires two key state agencies to include the full spectrum of Asian American (AA) ethnicities, as well as Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander (NHOPI) ethnicities, in their data collection, consistent with the groups reported by the U.S. Census.
Asian foods are among the 500 different kinds of food featured at this year’s Vegfest, to be held March 26 and March 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Each year during the Seattle International Film Festival, we send out a team of intrepid film reviewers who are ready and willing to spend hours and hours
Weddings: They can be a dream, but they can also turn into a nightmare.
By Bharatha Mallawarachi The Associated Press COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A thick line comprising thousands of Sri Lankan civilians — with only a handful of backpacks for belongings among them — streamed out of the last sliver of land held by rebels on Monday, April 20. Video footage provided by the air force showed […]