Post Tagged with: "Nepal"

A Nepali New Year is Celebrated

A Nepali New Year is Celebrated

In Queens on Oct. 24, about 300 Newah people celebrated their Nepali new year and a ritual purification of the self, Mha Puja.

From Eastern Nepal, a Dance and a Prayer

From Eastern Nepal, a Dance and a Prayer

An annual spring celebration of the Kirat people of eastern Nepal brings celebrants to Queens.


(Photo by Gwynne Hogan/Voices of NY)

Rainbow of Temples Grows in Queens

Culture, Demographics, Featured Posts, Queens, Religion, Voices' Picks November 15, 2013 at 3:22 pm

A myriad of houses of worship infuse the borough with sites more common worlds away.

(Photo by Bimina Ranjit)

Nepalese Journalist Rises with the Community

Featured Posts, Meet the Editors, South Asian, Voices' Picks October 9, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Kishor Panthi, editor of Khasokhas, finds future in NY as Nepalese community nearly triples over 10 years.

Nepali Film Premiere Helps Street Children

Nepali Film Premiere Helps Street Children

Culture, Immigration, South Asian April 25, 2013 at 1:20 pm

The crowded New York premiere of the Nepali movie “Visa Girl” became more than a testimony to the rising popularity of South Asian filmmaking. Profits were directed to the non-profit organization Empower1, which helps the street children of Nepal.

Nepalese Walk in Queens to Help Homeland

Nepalese Walk in Queens to Help Homeland

Featured Posts, Immigration, Queens, South Asian December 27, 2012 at 5:11 pm

The growing Nepalese community in New York defied the cold on a recent morning for the city’s first “Walk for Nepal” benefit at Flushing Meadow-Corona Park.

(Photo by Michael Buckner, courtesy of CNN)

‘This is a Very Special Gift for Nepal and its People’

Communities, Demographics, Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian December 11, 2012 at 3:50 pm

In the heart of Jackson Heights, Queens, the two floors of the Nepalese restaurant Himalayan Yak are filled with customers and staff overjoyed that CNN’s Hero of the Year award was won by one of their own, Pushpa Basnet.

Bhutanese Community Grows Dramatically

Bhutanese Community Grows Dramatically

Demographics, Featured Posts, Immigration, South Asian, Video October 9, 2012 at 1:18 pm

When Subash Sharma came to New York from his native Bhutan in 1999 as a political refugee he knew only one other person in the city from his small South-Asian country. That has changed dramatically in the last few years.

Anju said she has had difficulty finding an employer that treats her fairly. (Photo by Kamana Shrestha/Women's eNews)

Profile: Raising Others’ Children, a Nanny Misses Her Own

Labor, South Asian June 14, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Women’s eNews put a human face on the plight of the 1.8 million domestic workers who make $20,000 or less per year, with a profile of a Nepalese nanny who lives in Queens. “Anju” described employers who ranged from inhumane to abusive — as well as the pain of being away from her own daughter.