Hodgson Collection Drawings

This collection of drawings mainly comprises a series of 50 views of Nepalese architecture drawn by Raj Man Singh Chitrakar (1797-1865) in 1844 at Kathmandu, and come from the collection of Brian Houghton Hodgson (1800-1894). Many of the drawings show buildings that have since been altered, or destroyed in earthquakes. more…

How to make Asian homestyle spicy chicken drumsticks with tikka masala

Ingredients to marinate the chicken drumsticks: 6-8 pieces of Chicken Drumsticks (2 lbs approx) 1 Tikka masala seasoning mix 1 Tbs of Hot Chill Oil (available from Asian market) 2 Tsp of Ginger/Garlic paste 1 Tsp of Red Chilli powder 1 Tsp of Cumin powder 1 Tsp of Salt (to taste) Garnish with finely chopped […]

Parenting methods are exacerbating social divisions – How to help level the playing field

The Economist British children used to play conkers in the autumn when the horse-chestnut trees started to drop their shiny brown nuts. They would select a suitable chestnut, drill a hole in it and thread it onto a string, then swing their conker at that of an opponent until one of them broke. But the […]

Nepali restaurateurs fined in Finland Owners – accused to trafficking and exploiting fellow Nepali workers

Nepali restaurants in Finland have become so popular in the past 20 years that in many places they have started replacing Indian diners in Helsinki and other cities. It now looks like there was a dark side to this success: four Nepalis restauranteurs in Finland have been found guilty of human trafficking, discrimination and tax […]

Citigroup Reveals Female Employees Earn 29% Less Than Men Do

Citigroup reveals that female employees earn 29% less than men do. For its U.S. workforce, people of color earn 7% less than their white colleagues Bank is first in U.S. to publish ‘unadjusted’ gender pay gap  ‘We should obviously be at 100 percent parity,’ bank says Citigroup Inc. offered an uncharacteristically blunt assessment of the […]

Flouting laws, dozens of Nepalis invested in companies in tax haven nations

Over 50 Nepalis have invested in offshore companies, exploiting secretive tax regimes and breaking Nepal’s law which bars investment in foreign countries, an investigation by the Centre for Investigative Journalism has found. The report ‘Nepal Leaks 2019: Illegal Wealth Watch,’ based on an analysis of over 3,000 financial and court documents and interviews with over […]

New York City will offer free eyeglasses to all kindergarteners and first graders

All New York City kindergarteners and first graders will receive prescription eyeglasses if they need them starting next school year, Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to announce Thursday during his annual State of the City address. The program already exists in 224 so-called “community schools” across the city, which get additional social services designed […]