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Shraddhanjali 2017: A Memorial Service

Shraddhanjali 2017: A Memorial Service

HOUSTON: Mahatma Gandhi who spread the message of truth, non-violence, and global peace, died on January 30, 1948. Mahatma Gandhi Library (MGL) in collaboration with Unity of Houston (Unity) commemorated Shraddhanjali, a memorial service, on Saturday, February 4, at Unity of Houston. Mahatma Gandhi said “I shall conquer untruth by truth.  And in resisting untruth, […]

University of Houston Day at India House

University of Houston Day at India House

HOUSTON: On Monday, January 30, enthusiastic youngsters, most of them with parents or other family members came to attend the University of Houston Day at India House, to figure out how to navigate towards their future career. Together, India House and University of Houston, under the leadership of President Dr. Renu Khator, who is also […]

An Evening of Appreciation, Fun & Laughter

An Evening of Appreciation, Fun & Laughter

HOUSTON: In this era of media being cast in a negative light, an event of appreciation is always welcome. The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston (IACCGH) held its annual dinner in appreciation of its media partners last Thursday, February 2, at Mayuri restaurant. The media partners who attended included the print media, radio […]

BAPS Celebrates Indian American Culture at the Texas Capitol Building in Austin

BAPS Celebrates Indian American Culture at the Texas Capitol Building in Austin

AUSTIN: A prominent Hindu organization in local communities across Texas, BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) hosted a celebration of Indian American Culture at the historic Texas State Capitol in Austin on February 1. The celebration was sponsored by State Representative Matt Rinaldi of House District 115, who represents a BAPS mandir (house of worship) in Irving, […]

Demonetization Demystified: Free Seminar at India House on Managing Your Currency, Wealth and Taxes

Demonetization Demystified: Free Seminar at India House on Managing Your Currency, Wealth and Taxes

HOUSTON: Demonetization is the latest of financial dilemmas facing NRIs, who hold Indian currency, bank accounts, real estate and other assets in India. How do you get answers from impartial experts, who are not trying to sell you additional financial products? India House, in association with NRI Tax & Wealth Advisory and Share Our Secrets […]

Pongal Celebrations and Support for Jallikattu

Pongal Celebrations and Support for Jallikattu

HOUSTON: Greater Houston Tamil School branches celebrated the harvest festival of Tamil Nadu known as “Thai Pongal” and “Uzhavar Thiruvizha” with a lot of joy and zeal. “Pongal” festival usually falls in the middle of January. This year it fell on Saturday, January 14. All the branches celebrated on the same weekend or a week […]

Indian PM Modi Nominated for 2017 JFK Profiles In Courage Award

Indian PM Modi Nominated for 2017 JFK Profiles In Courage Award

By Bhamy Shenoy & Mallik Putcha CLEAR LAKE: The JFK Foundation has been giving awards since 1990 to celebrate individuals who choose the public interest over the partisanship, who do what is right rather than what is expedient. Though these awards are ordinarily given to living Americans, seven international awards have been given. Some of […]

Celebrate the 100th Day of School!

Celebrate the 100th Day of School!

HOUSTON: With the hundredth day of school comes cause for celebration as well as an opportunity for some fun games and activities. For your student, one hundred days can feel like a long time, so recognizing their hundred days of productivity and focus helps them gear up for the remainder of the second semester until […]

Sightseeing in India Off the Beaten Path: Travel through Gujarat and Along Sea Coast

Sightseeing in India Off the Beaten Path: Travel through Gujarat and Along Sea Coast

By Pramod Kulkarni On the Road: Like most working couples in the U.S., my wife Jyoti and I could barely manage two weeks of vacationing in India. As such, each trip to our native land would consist of a whirlwind of visits to the major urban centers for reunions with relatives and a few friends. […]

Vasavi Agni Pravesam at Sri Meenakshi Temple

Vasavi Agni Pravesam at Sri Meenakshi Temple

  By Madhavi Akarapu PEARLAND: The Vasavi (Sri Kanyaka Parameshwari) Agni Pravesam at Sri Meenakshi Temple was conducted collaboratively by the Vasavi group of Houston and Sri Meenakshi temple on Sunday, Jan 29. The Vasavi Agni Pravesam event was attended by more than 150 Devotees. It started at 9:00am in the morning with Ganesh Pooja, […]

Datta-Barua Dives into Humble ISD Trustee Election

Datta-Barua Dives into Humble ISD Trustee Election

By Jawahar Malhotra FALLCREEK: In the Golden Years of life, one might imagine taking it easy and pursuing the idyllic activities that come with having more time on your hands. But, some of us just can’t lie back and see the days go by if there is a chance to help the environment we live […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Jaldi se Baingan da Bhartha (Easy-to-Make Spicy Eggplant Puree)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Jaldi se Baingan da Bhartha (Easy-to-Make Spicy Eggplant Puree)

By popular demand from many readers, below is a reprint of Mama’s Baingan da Bhartha recipe, which is fast becoming a popular dish in restaurants and for caterings. It is reprinted with some additional information and directions. Eggplant are among the most popular vegetables cooked all over the world, but the main reason for its […]