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Hindu gods at New York’s Metropolitan Museum
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) in New York is displaying “Earring for a Deity Showing Vishnu Riding Garuda” (17th-19th century) in its “Sacred Traditions of the Himalayas” exhibition which will run till June 14.



It is also showcasing 17th-19th century “Dish for Ritual Offerings with Durga Defeating a Demon”, 17-19th century “Amulet case with Vishnu” and a scroll painting dated 1651 showing Kubera and Durga.



Applauding Met for showcasing Hindu deities in an exhibition, ... Read More
Taraknath Das Foundation Award on March 6
Its Annual Award
Honoring

Sree Sreenivasan
and
SAJA, South Asian Journalists Association

for contributions to
Indo-American understanding

Champagne Reception at the Met

Friday, March 6, 2015
6:00-8 p.m. plus visit to the galleries, which are open till 9 pm
Remarks and ceremony at 6:45 p.m.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sacderdote Lecture Hall
Use 81st & Fifth Ave Education Entrance
#TDasAward

LIMITED SPACE: Please RSVP

ABOUT THIS YEAR'S WINNERS
Sree Sreenivasan has spent the last two decades working to promote better connections between the United States and South Asia. ... Read More
San Antonio Institute hosting exhibit on Sikhs
The Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC) in University of Texas at San Antonio will host an exhibit “Sikhs: Legacy of the Punjab” from February 21 to January three next.

Developed by Smithsonian Institution and sponsored by the Sikh Heritage Foundation, it “features a collection of traditional Sikh art, information on the culture’s history and beliefs, artifacts such as ceremonial weapons and armor, and a model of the Golden Temple”. March 21 will be “Sikh Family Day”, ... Read More
Harney Lecture in Toronto, March 2
We are pleased to announce a new date for Nicole Constable's lecture
(scheduled in Fall 2014 as part of our Harney Lecture Series in
Ethnicity):

"Born out of Place: Migrant Mothers and the Politics of International Labour"
Monday March 2, 2015, 4-6pm
Room 208N Munk School of Global Affairs (Trinity Site)

Nicole Constable is Director of the Asian Studies Center in the
University Center for International Studies, and professor of
anthropology in the Dietrich School ... Read More
U of Guelph to host conference
The University of Guelph's Sociology and Anthropology Department will
be hosting their 15th annual graduate student conference. This year's
conference is called "Making the Familiar Strange in our Social
World." The conference will take place at the University of Guelph on
Saturday, March 14th, 2015.

We would like to send a special invitation to the graduate students
and fourth year thesis students you are supervising to present at this
year's ... Read More
Dr. Radha Jetty to perform
Dr. Radha Jetty to perform in the Festival of India, Ottawa

August 7-9, 2015

Marion Dewar Plaza, City Hall, Ottawa

... Read More
Religious Harmony Week, June first week
An Inter-faith and Communal Harmony Summit in South Asia in 2015 is being planned. A number organizations from India and Pakistan (for the first time) have joined us “partners”.

The plan as it stands now is to organize the event on the first week of June as that week is designated as the “religious harmony week” by the UN. The UN suggested that His Royal Highness King Abdulla of Jorden be invited as the chief ... Read More
Immigration conference
Metropolis conference "Broadening the conversation: Policy and practice in immigration, settlement and diversity"

March 26-28, 2015. Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, BC http://www.acs-aec.ca/en/events/other-acs-events/17th-national-metropolis-conference-broadening-the-conversation-policy-practice-in-immigration-settlement-diversity/

... Read More
NEWCOMERS SETTLEMENT FAIR
South Asian Connection presents 3rd annual JOB AND

NEWCOMERS SETTLEMENT FAIR

On Saturday February 28th,2015

Nepean Sportsplex

Hall-A&B

Address: 1701 Woodroffe Ave, Nepean, ON K2G 1W2

Email: for more info ipsouthasian@gmail.com
... Read More





 
 
 
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