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Motivational & Inspiring Charity Foundation Evening

Motivational & Inspiring Charity Foundation Evening

Click here to see Photo Collage By Vanshika Vipin Varma SUGAR LAND: The Indo American Charity Foundation (IACF) 2017 Scholarship Awards Reception event was held on Tuesday, May 30, at the FBISD Administration Building in Sugar Land. 26 well deserving and outstanding high school students from Fort Bend ISD, Alief ISD and Stafford Municipal School […]

Village School Elementary Readathon Raises $3,000 for Pratham

Village School Elementary Readathon Raises $3,000 for Pratham

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Once again this year, the students at the Village Elementary School participated in the Pratham Readathon Challenge during the Spring semester. Many kids from kindergarten through the fourth grade competed in their grade levels to raise money for the Indian NGO Pratham which helps to educate kids in poor areas of […]

Salman, Katrina & Alia Unveil a Teaser to the Extravaganza of IIFA

Salman, Katrina & Alia Unveil a Teaser to the Extravaganza of IIFA

By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: The heat is on! For the biggest night of the year is around the corner. The star-studded spectacle that boasts of hosting the biggest names in Bollywood, the awe-inspiring and majestic International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) is all set to mesmerize the Indian film industry and Bollywood buffs. This 18th […]

Southwestern National Bank Celebrates Sugar Land Branch 12th Anniversary

Southwestern National Bank Celebrates Sugar Land Branch 12th Anniversary

SUGAR LAND: Southwestern National Bank – Sugar Land branch, located at 3508 Highway 6, Sugar Land, celebrated its 12th anniversary on May 25, 2017. Those in attendance to greet customers and extend the Bank’s appreciation for their business were President/CEO Gary Owens, Operations Officer Jenny Chien, Chairman of the Board, C.K. Lee, board member Hasu […]

Hindu Sangathan Divas (Hindu Unity Day) Organized in Houston by HSS

Hindu Sangathan Divas (Hindu Unity Day) Organized in Houston by HSS

By Charudatta Malusare HOUSTON: The Houston chapter of Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh USA (HSS) held its twelfth annual Hindu Sangathan Divas conference on Saturday, June 3, at the Houston Durga Bari Society (HDBS) in Houston, Texas. This event was attended by over 165 participants from over 49 Hindu organizations from the greater Houston area. Hindu Sangathan […]

Dr. Agrawal Meets Minister Pradhan to Strengthen Houston-India Relations

Dr. Agrawal Meets Minister Pradhan to Strengthen Houston-India Relations

NEW DELHI: During his world tour in May 2017, Dr. Durga Agrawal, a prominent Houstonian, met India’s Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan. Dr. Agrawal thanked Mr. Pradhan for his support to Oil India’s commercial agreement with the University of Houston. He requested Mr. Pradhan to expedite a similar agreement between […]

Riversand Technologies Raises $35 Million in Series A Funding Led by Crestline Investors

Riversand Technologies Raises $35 Million in Series  A Funding Led by Crestline Investors

HOUSTON: Riversand Technologies, a Master Data Management (MDM) Visionary, and a Product Information Management (PIM) Leader announced today a Series A investment of $35 million in growth capital led by Crestline Investors. The funding will be used to accelerate Riversand’s global expansion and for further investment in its disruptive MDM 2.0 platform. Founded in 2001, […]

Who Knew Glass and Cold were Such Revolutionary Ideas? The CC Knows!!

Who Knew Glass and Cold were Such Revolutionary Ideas? The CC Knows!!

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: If he had another hour, he would have kept on going as Ashok Rao was in his element – literally, since this was his home and entertainment room – and figuratively as he was doing something that he loved: sharing the secrets he had uncovered in the dusty rumblings of old […]

VYASA Houston’s Annual Yoga Retreat 2017

VYASA Houston’s Annual Yoga Retreat 2017

By Dr. Sudha Tallavajhula HOUSTON: The serene woods surrounding Camp Cho-Yeh in Livingston, TX formed a picture-perfect background for the 2017 VYASA Houston’s annual Yoga retreat. This initiative organized by the Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (VYASA-USA) chapter of Houston is an annual event that is a tribute to one of the greatest gifts that […]

Third International Day of Yoga, Celebrate the Spirit and Power of Yoga on June 21

Third International Day of Yoga, Celebrate the Spirit and Power of Yoga on June 21

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: The Consulate General of India, Houston in partnership with several supporting organizations is gearing up to celebrate the spirit and power of yoga through several events scheduled across the state of Texas. June 21st will mark the Third International Day of Yoga (IDY) led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and celebrated […]

Six Tips for Traveling with Kids this Summer

Six Tips for Traveling with Kids this Summer

HOUSTON: While summer is the perfect time to take that trip your family has been wanting to go on, traveling with kids can often add a bit of stress to the trip. Away from home and off of the normal schedule and routine, little ones can sometimes act out. In order to keep everyone in […]

Vasavi Jayanthi Celebrated at Meenakshi Temple on May 27

Vasavi Jayanthi Celebrated at  Meenakshi Temple on May 27

By Saipranav Kurapati PEARLAND: Sri Meenakshi Temple celebrated Vasavi Jayanthi on May 27th, 2017 in a grand manner, and I had the honour of telling the great story of Vasavi during the sit down lunch. Goddess Vasavi is famously known as the first to preach non-violence. According to one legend Vasavi is considered to be […]

Arjun Rampal Joins CRY America for a Great Cause: CRY America, Houston to host its 2nd Annual Dinner Gala on Sunday, June 11, for the cause of underprivileged children

Arjun Rampal Joins CRY America for a Great Cause: CRY America, Houston to host its 2nd Annual Dinner Gala on Sunday, June 11, for the cause of underprivileged children

HOUSTON: CRY, Child Rights and You America Inc (CRY America), a 501c3 non-profit that works to restore the rights of underprivileged children, especially in India, will host its 2nd Houston Gala Diner on Sunday, 11th June, 2017 at the Sweetwater Country Club in Sugarland, TX. The Dinner will be attended by celebrity guests  model and Bollywood […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 2

The Extraordinary Life and  Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 2

Gandhiji’s Story Thus Far… Last week, we read about the birth and youth of the young boy Mohandas who would grow up to be universally revered as the Mahatma. He had an ordinary childhood, went to school, made friends, and got a rude awakening into the dreaded social specter of the caste system. This week, […]

Slowly Flows the Pace of Life in Yangon by the River

Slowly Flows the Pace of Life in Yangon by the River

By Jawahar Malhotra YANGON, MYANMAR: It was 34 years ago when I last visited this city when it was still called Rangoon, the name that I learnt during my school days. Back then, under an authoritarian military rule, it was considered risky being a foreigner traveling through the streets and a contact I had in […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Portobello Khumban Appetizer (Sauteed Portobello Mushroom)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Portobello Khumban Appetizer (Sauteed Portobello Mushroom)

Though khumban (mushrooms) have recently started showing up in Indian vegetable markets, these are generally the more widely known small white or button type that are easy to cultivate in greenhouses. But there are many more other kinds of mushrooms that are just not freely available in India and so have no place in traditional […]