Queens

For Some Indian Immigrants, Caste Discrimination and Stigma Persists

For Some Indian Immigrants, Caste Discrimination and Stigma Persists

On a crisp October evening in 2001, Meena was cutting onions and potatoes in her tiny kitchen, sweat dripping down her face as she tried not to accidentally touch the stove. Her husband was watching an old Indian soap opera in the living room, lounging on a faded pink velvet couch, tired from the day’s […]

When It Rains on the Parade

When It Rains on the Parade

The Lunar New Year Parade in Flushing, Queens kicked off the Year of the Rat with firecrackers, floats, flags, and rain. Lots of it. The damp, cold weather, however, pushed many attendees into local establishments along the parade route.  Many even sought refuge at the Queens Public Library, one of the largest public libraries in […]

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