There were two wedding announcements featuring South Asian in today’s NY Times. One was a for a ceremony in Bangalore, India that will be performed by a Hindu priestess. The other was a ceremony performed at Toronto’s City Hall.
* Hindu priestesses are fairly unusual.
Here is a post I did for the Huffington Post on past statements the presidential candidates made on Pakistan and Pervez Musharraf before Benazir Bhutto’s assassination.
Sania Mirza recently called 2007 the best year of her career. This despite undergoing knee surgery and missing out on 10 weeks of the tennis season. She rose from being ranked 66th in the world to 27th.
Things went well for her endorsement-wise as well. It was just announced that Adidas signed Mirza to a multi-year partnership. She became the second Indian global brand ambassador for the company, following cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.
There was one wedding announcement featuring a South Asian in today’s NY Times. It was a ceremony performed by a justice of the peace in Vermont. The couple were also married in a Hindu ceremony in Udaipur, India in November.
Here’s their 1997 single Brimful of Asha. Wikipedia says the band is going to release their next album in 2008.
In a nod to the many New Yorkers that do not celebrate Christmas, the New York Times Travel section highlights several of New York’s non-Christian houses of worship. The Hindu Society of America’s Ganesh Temple is prominently mentioned.
Interestingly, the article is accompanied by a photo of the Ganesh statue in the Temple. It looks like the Times was granted an exception to the no photography in the temple rule.
Somini Sengupta of the New York Times takes a look at the recently overturned ban on female bartenders in India. She notes that bartenders can make up to $1000 a month, which is three times more than what call center workers earn.
Previous coverage of the ruling on bartenders can be found here.