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IACCGH Women Mean Business

IACCGH Women Mean Business

By Sowmya Murali HOUSTON: The Indo American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston celebrated the fifth of ‘IACCGH Women Mean Business’ series at the Hess Club on Thursday, December 14. Event Chair Joya Shukla, Past President IACCGH, welcomed the guests and the night’s seven keynote speakers who gave a brief introduction about themselves.   Juuhi […]

Sri Ayyappa 35th Annual Mandala Pooja at Sri Meenakshi Temple

Sri Ayyappa 35th Annual Mandala Pooja at  Sri Meenakshi Temple

By Venkat Prasad PEARLAND: This year’s 35th Annual Mandala Pooja for Lord Ayyappa at Sri Meenakshi Temple was a very special event. During MTS Maha Kumbhabhishekam on November 23, 18 holy steps were consecrated at the Lord Ayyappa sannadhi. The ascending of 18 holy steps by the Ayyappa devotees is extremely sacred act after fasting […]

Club 65 Participates in 17th Annual Asian Seniors Holiday Bash

Club 65 Participates in 17th Annual Asian Seniors Holiday Bash

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Once again bringing joy to the elderly during the hectic Holiday season, on Friday, December 1, Club 65 brought a together a large number of South Asian seniors to the 17th Annual Asian Senior’s Holiday Luncheon at the Ocean Palace restaurant on Bellaire and Boone in Chinatown. Their participation was organized […]

The 36th Miss India USA Pageant

The 36th Miss India USA Pageant

  EDISON, NJ: On December 17th, the Miss India USA Texas team rose up as stars at the 36th Miss India USA pageant held at Royal Alberts Palace in Edison, New Jersey. It’s organized by Dharmatma and Neelam Saran of IFC who also organize Miss India Worldwide and Sage Productions holds the franchise for Texas. […]

The Best Gift You can give this Season

The Best Gift You can give this Season

By P.G.Parameswaran, MD HOUSTON: During the holidays, when everyone is focused on giving gifts to family and friends, I would like to propose that you consider giving a free but important gift that will be cherished life-long: the gift of life. Several of our brothers and sisters suffering from Leukemia or other cancers and have […]

Shampa Mukerji Running for Judge in Harris County

Shampa Mukerji Running for Judge in Harris County

By Arun Prakash HOUSTON: Shampa Mukerji, a Houston lawyer, is running for Judge of the 269th Civil District Court in Harris County. This court is located in Houston, TX and serves all of Harris County. Shampa Mukerji is running as a Democrat and is involved in a primary with one other opponent. Her primary election […]

The Four Fundamental Aspects of Leadership

The Four Fundamental Aspects of Leadership

By Srikar Ganti HOUSTON: One’s journey into the world of leadership, particularly politics, is often an unexpected one. A transition into leadership is directly correlated with one’s characteristics and ideologies, however one’s connections into the political world are able to precipitate and foster the advancement of one’s political career, as exemplified by Harris County Judge, […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Chawal di Kheer (Rice Pudding)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Chawal di Kheer (Rice Pudding)

    In cold weather, people like to huddle with sweets, nuts and wonderful aromas like this recipe which is the best way to usher in a New Year.  Below is a reprint of Mama’s Chawal di Kheer recipe, which is a tasty sweet popular in many Indian restaurants and is delightful in any season. […]

Indians Celebrate 10th Hamara Desi Christmas

Indians Celebrate 10th Hamara Desi Christmas

  STAFFORD: Houston’s one and only Indian Christmas celebration was hosted last Saturday, December 16, at the Stafford Civic Center. This year it was a sold-out event and as always the auditorium was packed and the audiences were treated to an awe inspiring program by the Houston Indian Fellowship team. The Houston Indian Fellowship (HIF), […]

Generating True Alpha, Nitya Capital & Karya Property Management

Generating True Alpha, Nitya Capital & Karya Property Management

By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: Houston’s high-flying real estate market has been in the news, from being ranked at the top of a prominent national list of cities to watch, to passing through clouds post Hurricane Harvey, and then bouncing back in the months ahead to some semblance of normalcy. Amongst the ocean of real estate investment companies […]

Overseas BJP Friends: Excited, Jubilant and Somewhat Relieved

Overseas BJP Friends: Excited, Jubilant and Somewhat Relieved

HOUSTON: Overseas Friends of Bharatiya Janata Party (OFBJP) karyakartas (volunteers) gathered for a spontaneous celebration of the BJP victories over lunch at a local Indian restaurant on a rainy Monday afternoon. Most of these dedicated members were awake till the wee hours as counting of votes in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh unfolded. The fact that […]

Indian Consulate Hosts Hanukkah Celebration with Diverse Houstonians

Indian Consulate Hosts Hanukkah Celebration with Diverse Houstonians

By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem during167-160 BCE. The festival is observed for eight nights and days. It is also known as the Festival of Lights and the Feast of Dedication. A diverse group of Houstonians, including Indo-Americans, had the opportunity last Monday […]

Did their Mt. Kailash, Mansarovar Yatra Bring Himalayan Snow to Texas?

Did their Mt. Kailash, Mansarovar Yatra Bring Himalayan Snow to Texas?

By Malik Putcha & Nutan Iyer HOUSTON: Ever since July 20, 1969 when Neil Armstrong, the first man to land on the Moon, uttered his famous words, “Houston, the Eagle has landed”, this city had been associated with “daring and can- do attitude spirited” individuals. And a daring group of eleven Houstonian Indo-Americans, inculcated and […]

Ansari, Nanjiani Host SNL and Change the Face of PrimeTime

Ansari, Nanjiani Host SNL and Change the Face of PrimeTime

By Sanjay Stefan Malhotra HOUSTON: 2017 has been an exceptional year for comedy and not just the heaps of comedy material the Trump administration bestow upon us on a daily basis.  Something quite remarkable has happened in the universe of American comedy that many South Asians may have overlooked.  For the first time in the […]

Southwestern National Bank’s 20th Annual Christmas Party

Southwestern National Bank’s 20th Annual Christmas Party

HOUSTON: Southwestern National Bank held its 20th annual Christmas party at the JW Marriott Hotel on December 9. President/CEO Gary Owens, gave a warm welcome and thanked the shareholders and special guests that were able to join in celebrating the holidays. Owens expressed his sincere appreciation to the Board of Directors for their continued support […]

Joyalukkas: The World’s Favorite Jeweler Now Lauches in South Extension, New Delhi

Joyalukkas: The World’s Favorite Jeweler  Now Lauches in South Extension, New Delhi

NEW DELHI: Joyalukkas, the world’s favorite jeweler, has launched its new showroom in the bustling metropolis of South Extension, Delhi.  The new showroom was inaugurated by Sri. Vijay Prakash Jain (Secretary General, Bhartiya Udyog Vyapar Mandal) on December 9, 2017 at 11 am which was an exciting affair attended by local dignitaries, VIPs and chief […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Gulab Jamun (Rose Colored Fried Sweet Balls)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Gulab Jamun  (Rose Colored Fried Sweet Balls)

With the advent of cold weather, it is the season for sweets, nuts and wonderful aromas like this recipe which can fill any dining table for the Holidays.  Below is a reprint of Mama’s Gulab Jamun recipe, which is a tasty sweet popular in many Indian restaurants and is especially delightful during the merry winter […]

Monsoon Shootout | Official Interactive Trailer | Nawazuddin | Vijay | Releasing on 15th Dec

Monsoon Shootout | Official Interactive Trailer | Nawazuddin | Vijay | Releasing on 15th Dec

 

PADMAN Official Trailer | Akshay Kumar | Sonam Kapoor | Radhika Apte | 26th Jan 2018

PADMAN Official Trailer | Akshay Kumar | Sonam Kapoor | Radhika Apte | 26th Jan 2018

 

Monsoon Shootout Movie Review by Times of India Monsoon Shootout Movie Review

Monsoon Shootout Movie Review by Times of India Monsoon Shootout Movie Review

Story: A rookie cop joins the crime branch of the Mumbai police department, and on his first assignment is faced with the dilemma of whether he should shoot a murder suspect who is attempting to escape or not. Review: Debutant director Amit Kumar’s crime drama, Monsoon Shootout rests more on style than substance. The story hinges on […]

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