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Fast Paced Hindi Poetry Ties the Audience Up in Knots!

Fast Paced Hindi Poetry Ties the Audience Up in Knots!

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It was rapid-fire delivery of Hindi poetry, with metaphors, rhymes, similes, idioms and jest to be provocative, cajoling, delightful – and above all, amusing – as the three poets had the audience from the get-go. If you were nurtured on a staple of Hindi movies and songs but little else in […]

Impressive Turnout at Houston Iftar 2017 Annual Ramadan Dinner

Impressive Turnout at Houston Iftar 2017 Annual Ramadan Dinner

HOUSTON: Mayor Houston Sylvester Turner said that diversity in Houston is an asset not a liability and Muslim community is the integral part of this diverse society which is also the beauty and strength of this city. Turner was speaking at the “Houston Iftar 2017”Annual Ramadan Dinner organized by Abu Dhabi, Baku, Basrah, Istanbul and […]

Comedian Sammy Obeid @ Samskriti: Making America Great Again, Again

Comedian Sammy Obeid @ Samskriti: Making America Great Again, Again

By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: Coincidences don’t happen only in bad Bollywood movies. Stars in the universe collaborated to make the weekend of May 26-27 in Houston an extended comedy special. On Friday, the International Hindi Association presented Hasya Kavi Sammelan at India House, which combined parodies of Bollywood songs with political satire with heavy doses […]

Abrahams Oriental Rugs Hosts Grand Opening of New Post Oak Store

Abrahams Oriental Rugs Hosts Grand Opening of New Post Oak Store

By Pramod Kulkarni Houston: One of the brightest beacons of the growth of the Indian community is Abrahams Oriental Rugs. From humble beginning on Beechnut as a rug import company in 1974, Abrahams has now flourished to showcase their oriental rugs, dhurries and other luxury goods at three of the premeir retail locations in Houston: […]

Why Should I Use a Travel Agent?

Why Should I Use a Travel Agent?

HOUSTON: “Why should I use a travel agent?” As a travel professional, that’s a question I’m often asked. Today, with the overwhelming number of sources for travel information, it’s no wonder the consumer is confused. The Internet has turned into a minefield of SEO and paid-for listings. Not to mention all the new tools and […]

100 Years of a Glorious Past that Inspires the Future of Osmania

100 Years of a Glorious Past that Inspires the Future of Osmania

Click here to Photo Collage By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: The one thing that could be unequivocally said about the Osmania University Centenary Celebration at India House last Saturday, May 27 is that it certainly was very festive and carefree, like what happy and exuberant alumni would do for their alma mater. Though there were certainly […]

A Gurukula Graduation at Chinmaya Prabha

A Gurukula Graduation at Chinmaya Prabha

By Vinod Sharma HOUSTON: Chinmaya Mission Houston Bala Vihar celebrated the Bala Vihar graduation for the class of 2017 on Saturday, May 20. This milestone marked the culmination of the journey for twenty four students who have attended Bala Vihar regularly every Sunday and for as long as 14 years. Consistent with the scriptural education […]

The Beauty of Lovedale Inspired this Graduate to Writing Adventure Books

The Beauty of Lovedale Inspired this Graduate  to Writing Adventure Books

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: For some, it was decades since they had left the beautiful setting of their beloved primary school which had nurtured them, though there were some fairly recent graduates too, like the one from 2008, who shared stories of how the Lawrence School had evolved in the ensuing years. Still, all of […]

Asghar Ali Alibhoy A Zest for Life, Family and Community | 1945 – 2017

Asghar Ali Alibhoy A Zest for Life, Family and Community | 1945 – 2017

HOUSTON: Asghar Ali Alibhoy was a founding member of Club 65, a social club for Indian senior citizens, and served on the leadership committee from its inception till his death. He was informally known as the Party Man. He meticulously planned every meeting, every picnic, every special event, and was in-charge of food and entertainment. […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi

The Extraordinary Life and  Times of Mahatma Gandhi

  Born more than 130 years ago, the life and times of the man who would grow up to be universally known as The Mahatma, still resonates until today. Mohandas Gandhi had an ordinary childhood in Porbandar, on the coast of Kathiawad in the western state of Gujarat, a loved and pampered son of very […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Khumban da Appetizer (Mushroom Appetizer)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Khumban da Appetizer (Mushroom Appetizer)

Until recently, khumban (mushrooms) were a seldom found vegetable on the street markets in Delhi, but if you happened to live in the country or near a farm, you might have been able to find some. This is why mushrooms have not really been part of the mainstream Punjabi cuisine until quite recently. In the […]