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Actors rehearsing for the first "off-Broadway" Nepalese play (Photo by Sahadev Paudel)

First Nepalese Play to Debut Off-Broadway

Manhattan, South Asian November 24, 2015 at 4:00 pm

A Nepalese play is being staged “off-Broadway” for the first time ever, reports Vishwa Sandesh Weekly.

Nepalese protesting Nov. 17 near the UN against what they say is an unofficial economic blockade by India against Nepal. (Photo by Anuz Thapa for Voices of NY)

Nepalese in NYC Protest Against India

Featured Posts, New York, South Asian November 18, 2015 at 5:57 pm

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.

Sachin Tendulkar (left) and Shane Warne at a press conference in NYC about the All-Stars cricket match to be held Nov. 7 at Citi Field. (Photo via News India Times)

All-Star Cricket Teams to Square Off at Citi Field

New York, Queens, South Asian, Sports November 6, 2015 at 2:02 pm

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.

The Sachal Jazz Ensemble after its performance that followed a Nov. 4 NYC screening of "Song of Lahore" (Photo by Suzanna Masih for Voices of NY)

From Lahore to Lincoln Center: a Musical Journey

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, New York, South Asian November 5, 2015 at 5:57 pm

“Song of Lahore” tells the story of Pakistani musicians trying to preserve their musical heritage by playing jazz, and their eventual performance in NYC.

A New Group of Immigrants ‘In Jackson Heights’

A New Group of Immigrants ‘In Jackson Heights’

Immigration, Queens, South Asian November 4, 2015 at 2:36 pm

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.

(Photo via via Jeff Orlick)

Get Your Momo Maps!

Food, Queens, South Asian November 3, 2015 at 3:37 pm

Get set for the Momo Crawl, which last year drew 800 to Jackson Heights restaurants to sample the Himalayan steamed buns, writes

Devanki Pandey with one of her sons (Photo by Anuz Thapa for Voices of NY)

Celebrating Dashain in Queens

Culture, Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian October 28, 2015 at 12:45 pm

The Nepali festival of Dashain was marked at a celebration sponsored by the advocacy group Adhikaar in Queens.

Garba in the City at Chelsea Piers (Photo bvia India News Times)

Hindu Festival Navratri Observed

Culture, New York, Religion, South Asian, Traditions October 21, 2015 at 2:45 pm

Various celebrations of the Hindu festival Navratri were held in the New York metropolitan area, News India Times reports.

Piles of Indian clothing at the Indian Fashion Fest at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Queens  (Photo by Roxanne L. Scott for voices of NY)

Indian Fashion Fest Comes to Queens

Culture, Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian, Voices' Picks, Women October 19, 2015 at 4:04 pm

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.

"Le Mani" (1982) by Igor Mitoraj

New Chelsea Gallery Bridges the Worlds of Art

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.

Nepalese Traditional Attire Gets a Makeover

Nepalese Traditional Attire Gets a Makeover

Culture, Queens, South Asian, Traditions October 9, 2015 at 5:13 pm

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.

An Ihee, or Bael Bibaha, ceremony in Elmhurst. (Photo via Everest Times)

Seven Participate in Nepali Indigenous Wedding Ceremony

South Asian, Transportation October 7, 2015 at 6:07 pm

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.

Remembering Gandhi and His Legacy of Peace

Remembering Gandhi and His Legacy of Peace

Featured Posts, History, Manhattan, South Asian, Video October 5, 2015 at 2:37 pm

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.

Aizzah Fatima, the creator of a one woman show titled 'Dirty Paki Lingerie' that played at Manhattan College, performs her characters on stage on Sept. 25. (Photo by Adrian Fussell / The Riverdale Press)

One-Woman Show Challenges Misconceptions of Muslims

Manhattan, Muslim, South Asian, Women October 1, 2015 at 6:11 pm

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.

Send Money Through ‘Payo’

Send Money Through ‘Payo’

Business, South Asian September 28, 2015 at 2:53 pm

A student at LaGuardia Community College has developed an app for Nepalis to send money home, reports Everest Times.