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November 22, 2012

'In America there is opportunity'


One benefit of the new location at 140 High St. is visibility. Hundreds of cars go by each day. In addition, the facility housing the area’s Superior Court is right across the street.

The new venue offers 90 seats, compared to just 42 seats at the former location. With both Indian and Himalayan offerings, signature dishes include tandoori, butter chicken, pulan and biryani rice and Katmando momo (Himalayan dumplings).

The couple lives in Barrington, N.H., and they have a 10-year-old daughter. Sujata has remained primarily in social services (though she sometimes comes in to cook) while Ram has changed professional direction completely when he opened his restaurant.

Though Ram still has relatives still in Nepal, he said coming to America was the right decision.

“In my old country, it was hard to get anything done if you weren’t in the right tribe or if you didn’t know someone of influence,” Ram said. “There is so much corruption over there that intelligence doesn’t count, hard work doesn’t count,

“In America there is opportunity, and hard work can result in success. For me, especially since we moved, this has been a good decision.

“I enjoy the work, and the customers. Many of those who eat here make suggestions and try to be helpful. There are many fine people in this area.”

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