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Hindi Poetry, Songs of Love Serenade IHA/ICC Valentine’s Party

Hindi Poetry, Songs of Love Serenade IHA/ICC Valentine’s Party

  By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: IHA/ICC: Sometimes it’s hard to tell the two groups apart as many of their board members are the same and they seem to have a jolly good time working together, whichever the venue. It’s a seamless fit and if there’s any friction, the cheerful interaction of a few key individuals […]

Sri Meenakshi Temple Society Hosts Grand Celebration of Thaipoosam on Full Moon Sunday, February 12

Sri Meenakshi Temple Society Hosts Grand Celebration of  Thaipoosam on Full Moon Sunday, February 12

By Kamala Raghavan PEARLAND: Thaipoosam was conducted at MTS on a grand scale on Sunday, February 12. More than 800 devotees participated in the celebrations including “Kavadi”, “Paalkudam” and reciting the Skanda Shasti Kavasam providing a feast to the eyes and ears. Thaipoosam, is a festival celebrated mostly by the South Indian community on the […]

Houstonians and India Work Towards Making a Better India, Dr. Durga Agrawal Meets with Prime Minister Modi

Houstonians and India Work Towards Making a Better India,  Dr. Durga Agrawal Meets with Prime Minister Modi

HOUSTON: During his recent visit to New Delhi in February 2017, Dr. Durga Agrawal, a prominent Houstonian along with his wife Smt. Sushila Agrawal and Mr. Braham Aggarwal, met with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. Dr. Agrawal praised Prime Minister Modi for a great budget and his demonetization initiative to curb […]

Dr. Dronamraju Delivers the Keynote Address at the Monterrey Institute of Technology in Mexico

Dr. Dronamraju Delivers the Keynote Address  at the Monterrey Institute of Technology in Mexico

HOUSTON: On January 25, Dr. Krishna Dronamraju delivered the Keynote Address at the Annual celebrations of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) which is the most prestigious Institute of Technology in Mexico and all of Latin America and one of the largest Technology Institutes in the world. His address referred to the problem of social and ethical […]

Technology Day at The Hindu Temple of The Woodlands

Technology Day at The Hindu Temple of The Woodlands

By Beth Kulkarni & Vasu Rayachoti. The WOODLANDS: The EYS (Education Youth Service) Venture Club of the Hindu Temple of The Woodlands held its Technology Day at the temple on Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 2:30 to 5:00 pm. The program was primarily for the youth of the temple and surrounding community and their parents. […]

Vikas Khanna: Guest of Honor at the 14th India House Annual Gala

Vikas Khanna: Guest of Honor at the  14th India House Annual Gala

Three Times Michelin Starred Indian chef, and Top 10 Chefs of the World in 2017 HOUSTON: India House, Houston will hold its 14th annual Gala on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at J W Marriott Galleria in Houston, TX. Three times award winning Michelin starred Indian chef and top 10 chefs of the world in 2017, […]

Ramesh Shah Receives Bharatiya Pravasi Samman Award for Community Service

Ramesh Shah Receives Bharatiya Pravasi Samman Award  for Community Service

HOUSTON: In January 2017, Ramesh Shah received the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award (PBSA) from President Pranab Mukherjee, the highest honor conferred on overseas Indians by the Government of India in recognition of achievements both in India and abroad. The PBSA is a lifetime achievement award for Ramesh Bhai, who has been actively engaged in the […]

Beauty on Parade at Texas Int’l Lunar Festival

Beauty on Parade at Texas Int’l Lunar Festival

HOUSTON: After dealing with an endless presidential election, political rallies, protests, visa bans and executive orders the nation needs to do something to keep its sanity and maintain unity between communities. The annual Chinese Lunar New Year festivities provided just that. After a long time, it felt like a breath of fresh air in a […]

Sightseeing in India Off the Beaten Path Somnath-Porbandar-Diu and Gir National Forest

Sightseeing in India Off the Beaten Path Somnath-Porbandar-Diu and Gir National Forest

By Pramod Kulkarni On the Road: This is the second episode describing my wife Jyoti and I’s visit to India during Dec.-January 2016. As outlined in the first episode, we undertook a 9-day trip to Gujarat. Our Gujarat saga began with a flight from Mumbai to Ahmedabad. Our tour driver met us at the airport […]

Channeling Your Inner Architect Gets Connoisseur’s Attention

Channeling Your Inner Architect Gets Connoisseur’s Attention

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Most of us remember the deluge on the 2016 Tax Day weekend when rains fell for 19 hours and dumped 5 to 12 inches of rain, depending on which part of town you lived in. Many areas suffered massive amounts of street flooding and whole areas of Richmond-Rosenberg and Wharton were […]

Southwestern National Bank Scholarship Program $1,000 Scholarship Awards

Southwestern National Bank Scholarship Program  $1,000 Scholarship Awards

About The Southwestern National Bank Scholarship Program Southwestern National Bank Scholarship Program is funded by Southwestern National Bank to recognize and assist outstanding high school graduates reduce the financial burden for college. Southwestern National Bank Scholars are selected on the basis of their financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement. Each year a total of […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Coconut de Pedde (Condensed Milk Coconut Disks)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Coconut de Pedde (Condensed Milk Coconut Disks)

There is no shortage of sweet confections in India as they are made of various types of base ingredients. Very few are actually made of flour dough and many use milk, either condensed, coagulated, reduced or separated for its whey and cheese. Most of these “sweetmeats” (as Indian are fond of calling them) are very […]