By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Bellevue is the fifth-largest city in Washington and, just a few weeks after this month’s election, its city council continues to reflect the 28 percent of citizens who are Asian, the highest share of any city in the state. Vandana Slatter, a biotechnology professional and community leader, won Position […]
Washington State and India Trade Relations Action Committee (WASITRAC), hosted “Gandhi Jayanti”, the 145th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on Thursday October 2nd, 2014.
India Ambassador visits Bellevue
Dr. S. Jaishankar, Ambassador of India, attended a dinner at the Hyatt at Olive 8 in Seattle on May 6, hosted by the Indo-American Friendship Forum. During his visit, the ambassador visited Boeing, Amazon, Starbucks, and Microsoft, and met with Governor Inslee, other business and cultural groups, and visited the Statue of Mahatma Gandhi in […]
How 8 Asians exemplify (or defy!) their snake traits
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly According to ancient Chinese wisdom, having a snake in the house is a good omen because it means that your loved ones
School for non-English speaking students to get a new name
A new Secondary Bilingual Orientation Center (SBOC) will serve Seattle’s non-English speaking students. One of the changes that will be made includes a new name.
Blog: Do it the Indian way
“Bold” and “mainstream” would be the words I’d use to describe how Indian community leaders achieved their goal.
Bellevue honored for India trade initiative
The U.S. Department of Commerce has honored Bellevue for its Initiative India, a special effort to boost trade in the region with India.
Editorial: A triumph for Indian Americans Houston district named after Gandhi
On Jan. 16, Houston became the first city in the United States to name a major commercial area after Mahatma Gandhi. The Hillcroft-Harwin area, where the new Gandhi signboards are displayed, is dominated by South Asian businesses. Houston Mayor Annise Parker told Voice of Asia, a community weekly in Houston, that the new district signified the international character of the city.
Gandhi’s likeness spotted at downtown Bellevue library
France gave the Statue of Liberty as a symbol of friendship to the United States.The statue has stood in New York state as a national symbol of freedom and democracy since its dedication in 1886.
Blog: A triple celebration for the local Indian community
Congratulations to the Indian community for installing the statue of Mahatma Gandhi on Oct. 17 at the Bellevue Library. The idea of the statue and its location couldn’t be more perfect, as the Indian community has grown immensely since Microsoft started hiring many software engineers from India. Installing it at a library is also appropriate because it symbolizes a high ground for information, ideas, and ideals.