Pakistani Students Association at New York University is
a student group open to all NYU students, faculty, staff,
and the greater NYC community. Through our many
cultural, social, and political events each year we at PSA
hope to bring together those interested in Pakistan while
creating a stronger Pakistani community on campus.
Want to know more?
Check out our Upcoming Events page for more details!
PSA Mailing List
As if website was not enough, we will update you with PSA's happening by email. Becoming a member is FREE and takes 2 web clicks. Take the first step by clicking here [ Use your first name as password ].
Note: If you
wish to read the messages sent this semester, you again need 2 web clicks. Read 'em !
New to NYU? Overwhelmed by
the city? Just want to get to the closest mosque and the cleanest halal
restaurant...and maybe get some sheesha (hookah) afterwards?
Don't worry. PSA is here to guide you.
*compiled by Nisha Bhalla and Juvaria Khan
128 East 4th Street , New York , NY (212)
All I can say is peanut
sauce, the endless servings of halal meat in peanut sauce :) Awesome lunch specials,
check it out
New York , NY(212) 280-3500
The atmosphere is a little
odd, and they do serve alcholol, but the food is halal and it is really good
28th Street & Lexington , New York , NY(212)
Great place to stop by,
visit the fobs and eat some good umi cooked meals
Pakistani Tea House
Church Street , New York , NY(212) 240-9800
open like 24 hours a
day, walking distance from lafayette and damn it's good food and it's a cabbie
hot spot, in case your too full to walk back to lafayette .
East 29th Street , New York , NY (212) 686-9692
Oh my god, halal chinese!?
Mashallah, yo for real it's amazing and not expensive at all...def try the lunch
MSA- New York University
238 Thompson Street ,
New York , NY 10003 , USA
Of New York
1711 3rd. Ave.,
New York , NY 10029 , USA
245 W Broadway,
New York , NY 10012 , USA
401E. 11th St. ,
, NY 10009 , USA
215 W 30 Street,
New York , NY 10016 , USA
12 Warren Street , 2nd Floor,
New York , NY 10008 , USA
-Egyptian Coffee Shop The real deal. Smoke like an Egyptian.
($5 per hookah; 2509 Steinway Street, Astoria; 718-777-5517.)
Horus Cafe Decent on a random night, but watch out for the $20 cover charge on weekends.
($15 per hookah; corner of Avenue B and 6th Street)
-Hookah Cafe The best...and perhaps only...homemade tobacco in the city.
($20 per hookah; 2nd & 1st, 309 E 60th Street)
Join PSA's mailing list for the most up-to-date information, along with announcements about other great events happening on campus and in the city!
NOTE: Click on the event name to view the gallery/poster.
pictures will be added as the semester progresses. Hopefully we will be adding
new pictures every 3-4 weeks. If you have 'anything' to contribute, please send
them to us, and we will post them under your
Hangama - Mock Wedding with Columbia University
April 15, 2007
An afternoon filled with color, music, dance, and food...
Relay for Life is an event organized by communities, schools, and campuses across the nation (and even worldwide) to fundraise for the American Cancer Society.
Mimouna Banquet for Mideast Cultural Exchange
April 10, 2007
Moroccan dinner catered by Ta'm (Kosher for Passover), followed by festive desserts PLUS a live band AND a belly dancer!
Mimouna is a centuries-old Moroccan tradition, whereby Jews--at the end of Passover--give as a gift the rest of their unleavened food to their Muslim neighbors. Muslims prepare a yeast-filled feast for their Jewish friends.
Proceeds to benefit the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, which brings together Palestinian, Israeli and Jordanian college students encouraging regional cooperation in facing environmental challenges.
The Politics of Sectarianism
March 7, 2007
Political and media pundits have been speaking of two opposing
factions-- an Iranian-led "Shia crescent" and Saudi-led "axis of fear"--
that threaten to plunge the Muslim world into civil war. There are
others however who question this analysis and call it propaganda.
enjoy great food (kabobs, papri chaat, rice pudding, bakhlava), chai,
and performances, including a runway full of different cultural
attires. We will also be raffling off two prizes at the end of the
night, including a hookah! Everyone is invited! Don't miss out!
Obsession: Radical Islam's War on the West
Co-sponsored with Middle East Dialogue Group, Arab Students United, Persian Cultural Society
Screening followed by Q & A with the director and student-run
dialogue with Khalid Latif and Rabbi Sarna as participants.
An open-mic night of Pakistani and Middle Eastern poetry. Fresh chai and baklavah will be served.
Combatants for Peace
Wednesday, November 15
won't want to miss our discussion with an ex-Fatah soldier and an
ex-IDF soldier. Both are members of Combatants for Peace, a group of
ex-fighters who have renounced violence and committed themselves to
working for peace and coexistence.
With cosponorships from: Middle East Dialogue Group, Arab Students
United, the Bronfman Center for Jewish Life, and the Islamic Center
Torture Event at NYU
the events of September 11, 2001, the U.S. government has used
various means to transfer and detain terrorism suspects with a view to
keep them outside the reach of the U.S legal system. This event
explores the legal implications of these different means as well as
discussing the impact of the new law and what it means for our
democracy. The event consists of a free screening of "Outlawed"
followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session.
celebrate Eid al-Fitr and the end of Ramadan with your friends! Enjoy a
full dinner of both Lebanese and Pakistani food, along with fresh mango
lassi. Dinner will be followed by an evening of student performances
you won't want to miss. All are invited!
Co-sponsored with Bengali Students Association, Arab Students United, Afghan Students Association, and Persian Cultural Society
Understaing Terrorism- Lecture with Prof. Ziad Munson
Wednesday, October 25
Terrorism has become a part of the media's everyday coverage, but how
much of what we hear is the truth? What are the origins of terrorism
and what drives people to it? Professor Ziad Munson will be discussing
the misinformation circulated by the media and many politicians
on both the left and right of the political spectrum.
What are alternative explanations to these myths on terrorism?
Racial Profiling post-9/11: The Evolution of Sanctioned Prejudice
At a time when racial profiling is deemed to be "common sense", it
is imperative that society reassess the direction of our public
policy. AMAL invites you to participate in this very important
dialogue. Our panel will explore the historical foundations of
racial profiling, the impact it has had on the African American,
Latino, Arab, Muslim and South Asian communities and the process by
which this illegal practice has evolved into a perceived, "common
sensical" solution to our present day security needs.
the Cricket Field to the Political Arena. Come listen to the world famous cricketer
give a personal talk about his life growing up in Pakistan, getting an education
at Oxford, his cricket experiences, and how it all shaped him to be the man he
is today. Dinner will be served and semi-formal dress code is requested.More
Tragedy of Karbala
Speaker, Syed R. Naqvi (Chairman
of Islamic Information Center in Maryland), will talk about Karbala, a cornerstone
of Islamic history, because the Prophet Muhammad's beloved grandson, Hussein,
was martyred there on the 10th of Muharram (Ashura). His death stands as a testimony
to the greatness of the Prophet's family and to the endurance and supreme sacrifice
that saved Islam from tyranny and oppression in the difficult years that followed
Muhammad's death (peace be upon him). Click
here for flyer
Mock wedding at Columbia, where
the groom from NYU will "Marry" the bride from Columbia. In a show of
Paki/Desi tradition, there will be food, dances (NYU dancers, including Bhangra
Blowout Champs, will compete with Columbia's crew), a white horse for the groom,
and a Dholi for the bride. 3:30 PM-7:00 PM. Hungama
ghosts of partition and the specter of fundamentalism haunt a small Punjabi town
of Charkhi. Life has been overtaken by religious and righteous intimidation. At
the same time, the past of one woman has caught up to her. Khamosh Pani is a testament
to the times South Asia has endured and continues to relive.
The Color Of Emotions
February 22nd 2005
first two episodes of this drama were shown. It has been raved as the best drama
to hit South Asia in the Past Decade. About four sisters, their weddings, and
and their stories. Mehndi
did we have a great evening or what. In words of last year's president Nabila,
"I seriously was abt to cry bc I was so happy that the year is starting off so
nicely for PSA...but then I didnt actually cry. Point being... PSA be da bomb"
See you all next
REVISITED. A Lecture about one of Pakistan's as well as South Asia's most famous
artists by H.M. Naqvi, the recipient of the Lannan Fellowhip and the Phelam Prize.
Presently, he is pursuing a M.F.A at Boston University
Eid banquet in
the Shorin Performace Center. We had a beautiful decor, great food from Haandi,
and then towards the end, some music and songs by the guests. The attendance was
close to 100 percent. Pictures provided by Nabil Mallick
not DIARY. Set in the city of Lahore, Daira captures the heart and soul of an
'independent Pakistan'. It is a film about givings and misgivings, love and deceit
or how Mohsin puts it in the book aptly, between the 'cooled' and the 'un cooled'
April 7th 2004
Noor Deen an amazing artist who specializes in Chinese-style Arabic calligraphy.
He will give a workshop on calligraphy and calligraphic art where you can try
some calligraphy for yourself and watch him produce an actual piece of artwork!
fair was a great success, and we were able to sign more than 40 new members. Thank
you for dropping by despite the windy weather :)
We have some lovely pictures,
which will be posted here as soon as I receive them from Sa'ad and Nisha! Stay
turned out to be part general body meeting and part a fun event. Started with
MAghrib prayers, then sweets, then some music, then sweets, then a powerpoint
presentation, then sweets, then member's introduction, then sweets...
is an organization dedicated to promoting cultural awareness, activism and unity
among the South Asian community at New York University.
The interactive features will be added as the semester
progresses. Please send us suggestions on how we can make this website more useful
for the members.
will be happy to answer your questions. Thats what we are here for - well, sort
[ required - if invalid, we can never get back to you ]
[ if you wish to be contacted by phone ]
Pour your heart out !
Please tell us
when you graduated, what school you went to, and whats going on in life right
now. We will post that information on this page within a couple of days. [ Let
us know if you wish your email and/or phone number to be posted on this site ]
No information has been received so far . C'mon ppl
In October 2005 an earthquake devastated hundreds of thousands of people in Pakistan and India. Many victims are still homeless and need immediate relief. Please donate generously to any of the following organizations: