Post Tagged with: "Nepalese"

Hindus Turn a Midtown Corner into a Festival of Color

Hindus Turn a Midtown Corner into a Festival of Color

In the News, Manhattan, Religion, South Asian, Traditions April 11, 2013 at 5:18 pm

A corner of Midtown Manhattan was awash in color and Bhangra music as hundreds of Hindus congregated for their yearly Holi celebration. The Dag Hammarskjold Park hosted the fourth New York edition of the festival of colors on March 31.

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.

Rabin Kumar Biswokarma said he was underpaid as a kitchen assistant at Long Island's Masala Wok & Grill. (Photo via The South Asian Times)

Nepali Describes Harsh Conditions, Wage Theft at Long Island Indian Restaurant

Immigration, South Asian April 19, 2012 at 12:08 pm

A Nepali immigrant prep cook says that he was forced to work long hours for little or no pay, and was essentially imprisoned in group housing on Long Island while working at Masala Wok & Grill, an Indian fusion restaurant in Selden, Long Island.

Former workers at Babi Nail Salons earned a small victory when a jury decided that their employer was guilty of labor violations. (Photo by  Ross Barkan/Queens Tribune)

The Real Price of That Bargain Mani-Pedi

Business, Labor April 18, 2012 at 6:05 pm

A cheap manicure and pedicure is considered an entitlement of city life by many New Yorkers. But trouble has been brewing in the city’s nail salon industry, where workers say they’re underpaid, abused and exploited.

Domestic workers have gathered at rallies like this one to press for legal protections. (Photo by Bobo Yip/flickr via Feet in 2 Worlds))

Ex-Maid’s Story of Enslavement is Not Unusual, Advocates Say

Crime, Immigration March 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Feet in 2 Worlds dug into the story of Shanti Gurung, the ex-maid of an Indian diplomat and her husband who says that she was brought to America as a teenager and forced to work 16-hour days without pay.

Homesick Nepalis Gather Around Love Poetry

Culture, Queens, South Asian, Video February 14, 2012 at 2:50 pm

In 2010, Binod Roka noticed his children trying to hide their Nepalese heritage in hopes of fitting in at school. To help them appreciate their roots, he co-founded a series of poetry readings, which have become gathering places for Queens’ Nepalese community.

Celebrating the Dashain Festival

Nepalese community preserves culture

Culture, Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian October 26, 2011 at 4:59 pm

The small, but growing, Nepalese community in Queens celebrates festivals like Dashain to bring a sense of home to their lives.

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