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Legendary Entertainment Pioneer, “Dastaan” Farooq Ahmed Khan Passes

Legendary Entertainment Pioneer, “Dastaan” Farooq Ahmed Khan Passes

HOUSTON: For many old-time desis who came to the Bayou City in the early 70s, the first real connection with the Old Country in an age of analog media – (not the digital internet one we know now) – was at the two-screen Desi Cinema at the corner of Westheimer and Fondren. Shalimar theater was […]

Houstonians Salute Good Health with the Health for Humanity Yogathon

Houstonians Salute Good Health with the  Health for Humanity Yogathon

  By Vanshika Vipin Varma SUGAR LAND: Believed to have originated several centuries ago, Surya Namaskars or Sun Salutations is a yoga warm up routine based on a sequence of gracefully linked asanas. Practicing sun salutations is one way to honor the sun and bring its power into your heart as it helps create a […]

A Cozy, Personal R-Day at CG’s, No Matter the Evening Chill

A Cozy, Personal R-Day at CG’s, No Matter the Evening Chill

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: On the backyard brick porch of the Consul General’s house on Thursday January 26, a group of adults and children from Pt. Suman Ghosh’s Saadhana Pariwar sang the Indian and US national anthems as the audience sat on chairs laid out on the paved backyard besides the swimming pool. The slight […]

India’s Republic Day Celebration at India House

India’s Republic Day Celebration at India House

        HOUSTON: Indian diaspora and friends of India gathered at India House on January 26. at 10:00 am to celebrate India’s 68th Republic day. Flags of United States, India, Texas and India House were hoisted in the premises of India House, O.P. Jindal Center. The United States flag was hoisted by Virendra […]

Kai Po Che on the Skies of Houston!

Kai Po Che on the Skies of Houston!

By Vanshika Vipin Varma RICHMOND: Popping colors, riotous celebration and loads of excitement along with the triumphant yell- Kai Po Che, the atmosphere at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Richmond, Texas experienced all of this and more on Saturday, January 28. Yes, it was the Makar Sankranti – Kite Flying event hosted by the Gujarati […]

Top Healthcare Executives Share Some Life Lessons at IACCGH Meet

Top Healthcare Executives Share Some Life Lessons at IACCGH Meet

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: A woman powered leadership panel dispensed some compelling work/life advice at the IACCGH Business of Medicine Women’s Executive Leadership Panel on January 17, at the Hess Club. Sponsored by CHI St. Luke’s Health, the event saw an unprecedented turnout of over 150 members and guests with representatives from CHI St Luke’s […]

Zafar “Zaf” Tahir Appointed to the Planning Commission (Houston Airports Commission) by Mayor Turner

Zafar “Zaf” Tahir Appointed to the Planning Commission (Houston Airports Commission) by Mayor Turner

HOUSTON: According to Mayor of Houston TX 2017 Planning Commission Appointment Letter dated January 10, 2017, Honorable Mayor Sylvester Turner requested for approval by the City Council appointment of Zafar “Zaf” Tahir to Position Three of Planning Commission of the City of Houston. This confirmation from the City of Houston (CoH) came as Agenda Item […]

Houston India Conference Launches “Make in India – The Inside Story” on March 24-25

Houston India Conference Launches “Make in India – The Inside Story” on March 24-25

HOUSTON: Houston India conference is hosting first of the series conference on March 24 – 25 in Houston. The topic of 2017 conference is “Make in India – The Inside Story”. The conference is organized by Consulate General of India in Houston, India House, Asia Society Texas Center, Indo American Chamber of Commerce of Greater […]

3 Community Organization Partner to Present Workshop on Diabetes & Yoga

3 Community Organization Partner to Present Workshop on Diabetes & Yoga

By Nikhil Jain HOUSTON: Sewa International along with JVB Preksha Meditation Center & VYASA organized a free community workshop “Multifaceted holistic approach to Diabetes through Yoga” on January 28. It was attended by over 100 people and was conducted by Dr. Sudha Rajan who has been practicing in the Clear Lake area for the past […]

Cricket 2017 Kicks Off!

Cricket 2017 Kicks Off!

HOUSTON: With the warmer than usual Winter, youth cricket season in Greater Houston area has started off with all 4 clubs conducting their opening day in January. These clubs are KYC & ECC in Katy Area, NWCC in North West Houston and SLYCC in greater Southwest Houston areas. More than fifty children under the age […]

Shaam E Ghazal: An Evening of Poetry

Shaam E Ghazal: An Evening of Poetry

HOUSTON: International Hindi Association, Houston Chapter (IHA) and India Culture Center (ICC) proudly presents on Friday February 10, an evening filled of joy, entertainment and love by our own Houstonian Nausha Asrar and Archana Panda from California.  This wonderful duo of poets will take you to a new height with their soft, passionate and absorbing Ghazals. In addition to […]

Ramesh Manek, 68, an Architect for whom Family Came First

Ramesh Manek, 68, an Architect for whom Family Came First

  By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: There is a picture of Ramesh Manek in a white shirt, smiling broadly besides a yellow sign on a busy street in Abu Dhabi in the middle of the afternoon. “Men at Work” reads the sign, but it may as well have been referring to Manek, who was the hardest […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Aasan Tarike ki Dahin (Easy Homemade Yogurt)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Aasan Tarike ki Dahin (Easy Homemade Yogurt)

Yogurt or dahin has had a sacred significance in the daily lives of Hindus since the very inception of Hinduism, and by extension, of Hindustani culture. Cows and cow’s milk have a special place in Hinduism as both are intertwined with the story of the young Lord Krishna. Dahin is also one of the panchamitras […]