A Nepalese play is being staged “off-Broadway” for the first time ever, reports Vishwa Sandesh Weekly.
Nepalese in NYC protested near the UN against what they say is an unofficial economic blockade by India. Fuel and medicines are in short supply in the landlocked country, which is still recovering from the devastating earthquake of last April.
All-star cricket teams with leading cricket players from around the world kick off a three-match tour of the U.S. at Citi Field on Nov. 7, reports News India Times.
“Song of Lahore” tells the story of Pakistani musicians trying to preserve their musical heritage by playing jazz, and their eventual performance in NYC.
Director Frederick Wiseman tells Desi Talk he wanted to present a “new group of immigrants” in his documentary “In Jackson Heights” – among them, South Asians, who he observed strive to preserve their cultures and religions.
Get set for the Momo Crawl, which last year drew 800 to Jackson Heights restaurants to sample the Himalayan steamed buns, writes QNS.com
The Nepali festival of Dashain was marked at a celebration sponsored by the advocacy group Adhikaar in Queens.
Various celebrations of the Hindu festival Navratri were held in the New York metropolitan area, News India Times reports.
Indians and non-Indians alike flocked to the Indian Fashion Fest, recently held in New Jersey and in Queens, to select from among hundreds of saris, lehengas and other items for sale.
On display at Cara Gallery – whose mission is to establish a “global community of galleries” – are the works of Polish artist Igor Mitoraj, until Oct. 17, followed by the art of Indian-American artist Natvar Bhavsar.
The Chupa, a traditional form of clothing for the religious celebration of the birth of Buddha, gets a makeover both comfortable and reflective of tradition, reports Open City.
In Elmhurst, young girls from the Newar community of Nepal participated in Ihee, or Bael Bibaha, a traditional ceremony in which they “marry” a wood apple fruit thought to be the reincarnation of Lord Bishnu, reports Everest Times.
The annual commemoration of the anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi took place by his statue in Union Square Park on Oct. 2 and included performances of his favorite devotional songs.
A one-person comedy play, staged by Aizzah Fatima, sheds light on the lives of Pakistani and Muslim women in the U.S., reports The Riverdale Press.
A student at LaGuardia Community College has developed an app for Nepalis to send money home, reports Everest Times.