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India House Gala: An Evening of Hope & Heroism

India House Gala: An Evening of Hope & Heroism

Click here to view Photo Collage By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: J W Marriott was a place beaming with stars and VIPs on Saturday, March 25, as it was the chosen venue for the 14th Annual India House Gala. The grand and successful festal, graced by the presence of numerous dignitaries and prominent Houstonians overwhelmed […]

Indian Doctors 36th Gala: Magical Evening with Focus on Giving

Indian Doctors 36th Gala: Magical Evening with Focus on Giving

Click here for Photo Collage By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: Magic and medicine go well together. The human body’s healing process is certainly magical and doctors and nature work in tandem to perform numerous magical acts from curing us of common colds to heart transplants and cancer treatment. The India Doctors Association (IDA) 36th annual gala […]

Inaugural Houston India Conference Focuses on ‘Make in India’ Inside Story

Inaugural Houston India Conference Focuses on ‘Make in India’ Inside Story

By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: Every public policy has an inside story. The inaugural Houston India Conference (HIC) at the Asia Society Texas Center on Friday, March 24, provided an economic and political backdrop behind India’s ‘Make in India’ campaign. The policy insights were provided by leading Indian journalists, Indian and US government officials, and academic […]

Spreading Smiles Over Lunch with Chef Vikas Khanna

Spreading Smiles Over Lunch with Chef Vikas Khanna

By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: This past weekend, Saturday, March 25 was a very special day at the charming residence of the Agarwals. Jiten & Shalu Agarwal played host to award-winning Michelin starred chef Vikas Khanna and Rajeev Sharma, the General Manager of Smile Foundation. The renowned Smile Foundation is a NGO based out of […]

First 60 Days of ASIE Established Several New Records

First 60 Days of ASIE Established Several New Records

HOUSTON: American Society of Indian Engineers (ASIE), a Houston based organization for engineers, architects, designers, and engineering technicians, organized a very unique monthly event on March 23rd at a wonderful venue of Imperial Park Recreation Center in Sugar Land. With advance notice, the program started on time. With half an hour of registration and social […]

Preeminent Scientist Dr. Yashwant Karkhanis Passes Away

Preeminent Scientist Dr. Yashwant Karkhanis Passes Away

By Prakash Waghmare  FANWOOD, NJ: One the most preeminent scientist of Indian origin, Dr Yashwant Karkhanis, peacefully passed away on March 23, 2017 at his home in Fanwood, N.J. after a brief hospitalization. He was 86. He is survived by his wife of 56 yrs, Nalinee, children Nitin and Anita, nephew Sanjay and four grandchildren. […]

YLDP Learns the Quality of Leadership

YLDP Learns the Quality of Leadership

By Shriya Konduri HOUSTON: The glue that holds the team together, leadership is a quality that cannot be undermined. Leadership should be identified, honed, and utilized through every aspect of one’s journey. A quality leader can encourage and motivate a team to overcome insurmountable obstacles to ultimately accomplish remarkable goals. A leader should be able […]

Sightseeing in India Off the Beaten Path Mumbai’s British Legacy: Old Glory, New Names

Sightseeing in India Off the Beaten Path Mumbai’s British Legacy: Old Glory, New Names

By Pramod Kulkarni On the Road: This is the sixth and final episode describing my wife Jyoti and I’s visit to India during Dec.-Jan. 2016. After returning to Mumbai from the Konkan coast, we still had 2-3 days for sightseeing in Mumbai before returning to Houston. During past visits, we had seen the familiar sights […]

Indian Americans Honor Kansas Hero Ian Grillot with $100,000 to Buy a House

Indian Americans Honor Kansas Hero Ian Grillot with $100,000 to Buy a House

HOUSTON: A shooting incident in Olathe, Kansas on February 22, 2017 that is now being investigated as a hate crime, left one person of Indian origin dead and two others injured. While this act of senseless violence has been condemned far and wide, there was also the heroic act of valor of Ian Grillot, 24, […]

Noor : Gulabi 2.0 Video Song | Sonakshi Sinha | Amaal Mallik, Tulsi Kumar, Yash Narvekar |T-Series

Noor : Gulabi 2.0 Video Song | Sonakshi Sinha | Amaal Mallik, Tulsi Kumar, Yash Narvekar |T-Series

‘Power fight’ between channels; Leenesh ‘Rudra’ Mattoo stays on in Ishqbaaaz

‘Power fight’ between channels; Leenesh ‘Rudra’ Mattoo stays on in Ishqbaaaz

Actor Leenesh Mattoo has travelled places in terms of his popularity in the last few months!! His charm, aura, physique and style as Rudra Oberoi of Star Plus and 4 Lions Films’ popular show, Ishqbaaaz has indeed taken him to the pinnacle of success!!  The actor who got recognition through Suhani Si Ek Ladki has […]

Sonam Kapoor is auctioning vintage dresses and designer bags for charity

Sonam Kapoor is auctioning vintage dresses and designer bags for charity

Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor is known for her (mostly) impeccably fashion sense. And she’s about to give away some of the coveted pieces from her wardrobe. The Khoobsurat star is putting on auction a dozen pieces from her wardrobe for a cause close to her heart, reports Mid-Day. Click here to read more… Credit: images.dawn.com  

Phillauri movie review: Anushka and Diljit charm with their presence, but the film shines only in parts

Phillauri movie review: Anushka and Diljit charm with their presence, but the film shines only in parts

Phillauri, the second production venture of Anushka Sharma, hits screens on Friday. With a “friendly ghost” aka Anushka in the film, it is a fresh take on love stories. Anshai Lal’s directorial debut traces the incidents around the marriage of Kanan (Suraj Sharma) with his childhood love, Anu (Mehreen Pirzada). The twist is that Kanan […]

Baahubali: Why Katappa Was ‘Obliged’ To Kill Baahubali

Baahubali: Why Katappa Was ‘Obliged’ To Kill Baahubali

Baahubali: The Conclusion already made it a blockbuster event at the pre-release celebrations of the film at Hyderabad’s Ramoji Film City on Sunday evening. And the question that has been asked so often cropped up again (quite obvious). Sathyaraj, the veteran actor who famously stars as Katappa in the historic drama, was welcomed on stage with a […]

Indian-Americans Protest Against CNN Over ‘Negative’ Portrayal Of Hinduism In Documentary

Indian-Americans Protest Against CNN Over ‘Negative’ Portrayal Of Hinduism In Documentary

WASHINGTON:  Many Indian-Americans turned up at the CNN office in downtown Chicago to protest against a documentary they allege portrayed Hinduism in a negative light. “The documentary aired by CNN portrayed Hinduism in a negative light. This is now what Hinduism is all about,” said Bharat Barai, an eminent Indian-American from Chicago area who attended […]

Request for Vijay Mallya extradition certified by British govt: MEA

Request for Vijay Mallya extradition certified by British govt: MEA

The UK government has acted on India’s request to extradite businessman Vijay Mallya, forwarding India’s letter to a UK district court for possibly issuing an arrest warrant, the foreign ministry said on Friday. “A formal extradition request in respect of Vijay Mallya as per extradition treaty between India and UK was handed over to the […]

India now 3rd largest aviation market in domestic air passenger traffic: Capa

India now 3rd largest aviation market in domestic air passenger traffic: Capa

NEW DELHI: India has become the third largest aviation market in terms of domestic passenger traffic, beating Japan, an industry report has said. India’s domestic air passenger traffic stood at 100 million in 2016 and was behind only the US (719 million) and China (436 million), Sydney-based aviation think-tank Capa Centre of Aviation said in […]

Tamil Nadu man deposits Rs 246 crore in account, will pay 45% of it as tax

Tamil Nadu man deposits Rs 246 crore in account, will pay 45% of it as tax

CHENNAI: More than 200 individuals and companies have deposited unaccounted money to the tune of Rs 600 crore in various bank accounts in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry after demonetisation was announced+ on November 8 last year. Most of the accounts in which such deposits were made are in rural Tamil Nadu, but some are in […]

Indian companies line up Rs20,000 crore IPOs

Indian companies line up Rs20,000 crore IPOs

The initial public offer (IPO) lane is getting busy as companies have lined up initial public offerings worth Rs20,000 crore in the coming months to fund their business expansion and meet working capital requirements. Hudco, NSE, Central Depository Services Ltd, Nakshatra World and Cochin Shipyard are among the names that plan to launch share sale […]

India has not accepted list of illegal immigrants sent by US: Sushma Swaraj

India has not accepted list of illegal immigrants sent by US: Sushma Swaraj

India has not accepted a list of 271 people deemed as illegal migrants by the United States authorities pending the verification of their nationality, Union minister Sushma Swaraj told Rajya Sabha on Thursday. The minister said India will not take steps to issue emergency travel documents to the people identified as illegal immigrants till it […]

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