Nepali Who Is Who: An Inspiration for the New Generation

New York. It’s an honor for me to express m words as an author in such a magnificent collection, Nepali Who Is Who in the USA. I have always enjoyed the method and thinking that goes into excellent writing. I desperately wanted to write an inspiring story ever since I was a child. My aspirations drove me to journalism which became my identity and profession in 2002. When I moved to the USA in 2015, just after the accomplishment of my project with the Football Club of Barcelona, I assured myself I would stay occupied and apply my talents to topics and issues that would take me from producing current event news stories to creating more of an impact. Over the years, I identified as a civic engineer because I have been concentrating on activities and actions that can positively affect what is happening in our communities. I asked myself “If I was going to create a stratagem for addressing issues in Nepali communities, what would that be?” That question led to over a year’s worth of

Nepali Who Is Who

writing on identity and community engagement. Nepali Who Is Who in the USA is the ultimate outcome of that work. Although I had penned two books, those were the by-products of my journalistic work. Using my journalism experience as an interviewer, I explored magnificent people who have been making an extraordinary contribution in the field in this great country, the United States. Those people played a key role in shifting my pen from news stories into a historical book considered as the most noteworthy reference materials regarding the Nepali-American community.

My hope for this book is that it combines enthralling story and personal elements that will draw you into the social call to action to discover how you can also be an extraordinary contributor from the Nepali-American diaspora that provides better opportunities and motivation for the next generation. I have strong faith this book will be credible reference material for students, researchers, journalists and all the interested people wanting to learn more about Nepali-America.

I am convinced with the fact there are hundreds of outstanding personalities whom I could not be able to include in this edition due to several circumstances, but my promise is there to include them in future editions. My gratitude to Who is Who Nepali Publication for giving me such an amazing task that I spent thirty long months of research to produce stories of such towering personalities from the Nepali-American diaspora.

I am convinced with the fact there are hundreds of outstanding personalities whom I could not be able to include in this edition due to several circumstances, but my promise is there to include them in future editions. My gratitude to Who is Who Nepali Publication for giving me such an amazing task that I spent thirty long months of research to produce stories of such towering personalities from the Nepali-American diaspora.

(The award winning journalist, internationally acclaimed tv host, Kiran Marahatta is one of the successful writers from Nepal currently based in New York City.)