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Authors: Shavetta Gupta
Date: Time Period: 2014
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19481
Description: Shavetta Gupta discusses how she decided to send her children to the St. Joseph Catholic Academy in Long Island City, Queens. Her husband was never comfortable with sending their son and daughter to p ... More
Date: Time Period: 2012-2014
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19513
Description: Joginder Paul Jindal first lived in Corona, then Astoria after he immigrated to the U.S. and currently lives in Sunnyside. He mentions that sometimes as he is walking in Sunnyside, he bumps into India ... More
Date: Time Period: 2009 - 2015
Subject: Teachers | Education
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19534
Description: Thara Madathody talks about teaching kids in New York after teaching adults in India. She is passionate about teaching children because they are the new generation. She talks about the way elders trai ... More
Date: Time Period: 2003 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19536
Description: Thara Madathody describes the appearance and people of Jackson Heights where she owns a home. She especially likes Roosevelt Avenue because it is a public transportation hub and close to both airports ... More
Date: Time Period: 2000 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19533
Description: Thara Madathody is an Indian immigrant who moved to the US in 2003 after getting married. She never really had any ideas of what America was like. She learned about the World Trade Center in school in ... More
Authors: Shavetta Gupta
Date: Time Period: 2000 - 2014
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19483
Description: Shavetta grew up in India and moved to New York after getting married in 2002. She has been living with her in-laws in Astoria for twelve years, except for a two year period in which she lived in Coro ... More
Authors: Shavetta Gupta
Date: Time Period: 2000s & 2010s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19495
Description: Shavetta and her family set up a temple in their own home for the holiday Diwali. They have prayers, offer sweets, and light diyas for this festival. She gives offerings for her children and husband's ... More
Authors: Shavetta Gupta
Date: Time Period: 2000s & 2010s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19484
Description: In the summertime, Shavetta and her family frequently walk to their temple, which is fourteen blocks away. She compares the temples in Queens to the ones in India. She also talks about the clothes on ... More
Date: Time Period: 2000
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19515
Description: Joginder describes some of the special places that he visited with his friends in India. He talks about Manikaran, a religious place where a steamy river can boil a bag of rice in a few minutes, and a ... More
Authors: Shavetta Gupta
Date: Time Period: 2000s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19475
Description: Shavetta describes moving to New York from India as "not that much fun" because there were not as many social events and family and friends around. She found herself shopping often because she didn't ... More
Authors: Shavetta Gupta
Date: Time Period: 2000s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19497
Description: Shavetta Gupta met her husband Rajesh, who lived in the United States with his family, through family connections. They arranged a meeting for the couple when he visited India for a wedding. Shavetta ... More
Date: Time Period: circa 1995 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19532
Description: Thara Madathody is an Indian immigrant who moved to the US in 2003 after getting married. She talks about her education and upbringing in India, as well as the beauty of Jackson Heights, where she has ... More
Date: Time Period: 1974-2014
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19514
Description: Joginder Paul Jindal grew up in India. He worked in business there after his studies and lived in a joint family system for most of his life. He got married in 1974. He has one daughter living in the ... More
Date: Time Period: 1964
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19363
Description: Jackson Heights native, Teri Graham, shares memories of going to the 1964 World's Fair when she was four years old with her grandmother and cousin. The thing she remembers most is riding the 7 train. ... More
Date: Time Period: 1960 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19365
Description: Teri Graham talks about her childhood home in Jackson Heights, as well as the businesses she remembers frequenting with friends and family. She shares memories of celebrating holidays, such as egg hun ... More