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Arjun Rampal & CRY: Safeguarding Child Rights!

Arjun Rampal & CRY: Safeguarding Child Rights!

Click here for Photo Collage By Vanshika Vipin Varma SUGAR LAND: CRY (Child Rights & You) America, a non-profit organization, partners with grassroots level non-governmental organizations to uplift thousands of underprivileged Indian children denied of basic rights. CRY works across levels from direct action advocacy mobilizing public opinion to policy change. In the last two […]

The Gourmet Iftar Feast @ The Consulate General of India, Houston

The Gourmet Iftar Feast @ The Consulate General of India, Houston

By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: Iftar is one of the religious observances of Ramadan and is often held in participation of a community, with people gathering together to break their fast. During the month of Ramadan, iftar gatherings picks up in the evening at several places across town. After the success of last year’s iftar […]

The Energizing Bharatnatyam & Kathak Dance Recital of Kusum Sharma’s Shri Natraj School of Dance

The Energizing Bharatnatyam & Kathak Dance Recital of Kusum Sharma’s Shri Natraj School of Dance

HOUSTON: On May 21, Kusum Sharma’s Shri Natraj School of Dance presented a captivating afternoon of annual dance recital at University of Houston. The program was conceived and choreographed by school’s artistic director Kusum Sharma with the help of Shri Natraj volunteers and lead teachers Aparna Krishnan, Nithya Ram Krishnan, Runmee Barbara & Tanya Sharma. […]

NASA Scientist Dr. Kishen Kumar Inspires Sewa International’s Summer Interns

NASA Scientist Dr. Kishen Kumar Inspires Sewa International’s Summer Interns

By Azra Fatima Mirza  HOUSTON: On Saturday, June 10, the Sewa International Houston chapter welcomed its high school LEAD interns for the summer of 2017. To end the informative orientation, LEAD and GIH interns alike took part in an interesting lecture from NASA’s Dr. Kishen Kumar, who gave them valuable advice on the topic of […]

NASA Scientist Dr. Kamlesh Lulla Honored with “Glorious India Award” by Consortium of NRI and India Businesses and Community Organization

NASA Scientist Dr. Kamlesh Lulla Honored with “Glorious India Award” by Consortium of NRI and India Businesses and Community Organization

HOUSTON: A large consortium of NRI organizations, Indian business and commercial organizations and local Indian American communities organized a mega business and cultural show at the New Jersey Raritan Convention center on May 27-28, 2017. The consortium recognized and honored NRI achievers in various categories to highlight the contributions of Indo- Americans to various sectors […]

FIS Honors Judith Holt, Retiring from Houston Public Library

FIS Honors Judith Holt, Retiring from Houston Public Library

HOUSTON: Judith Hiott, Chief of the Houston Area Library Automated Network (HALAN), a staunch supporter of the Foundation for India Studies (FIS), retired after 27 years of service with the City of Houston. Judith was honored at a retirement celebration at the Julia Ideson Building. FIS collaboration with HPL started way back in January 2007 […]

Huge Turnout at Greater Houston Tamil School Graduation Day 2017

Huge Turnout at Greater Houston Tamil School Graduation Day 2017

HOUSTON: Greater Houston Tamil School (HTS) and its branches celebrated their Graduation Day on Saturday, May 27, at Pearland Junior High West School. It was indeed a memorable event with more than 900 people in attendance. HTS has grown to become the biggest Indian language school in southern United States with 450 students. HTS is […]

International Day of Yoga to be Celebrated in The Woodlands, June 24, 2017

International Day of Yoga to be Celebrated in The Woodlands, June 24, 2017

  By Beth Kulkarni & Neeta Shukla THE WOODLANDS : The Hindu Temple of The Woodlands “Education Youth and Service” (EYS) yoga group is sponsoring the International Day of Yoga (IDY) in the very beautiful Town Green Park (2099 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77780. The event will be held on Saturday, June 24, […]

Congressman Pete Olson Presents Certificate of Congressional Recognition to Seva Clinic

Congressman Pete Olson Presents Certificate of  Congressional Recognition to Seva Clinic

HOUSTON: Honorable congressman Mr. Pete Olson visited Seva Clinic in Pearland at 5.30 pm on Monday, June 5th, 2017. He presented a Certificate of Congressional Recognition to Dr. P. Vaduganathan who organized the clinic. This is the first charity clinic in Pearland. About 25 people attended the brief event, which included Honorable Mayor Tom Reid, […]

What is the Significance of the Yoga Poses in Surya Namaskar?

What is the Significance of the Yoga Poses in Surya Namaskar?

By Raj & Krishan Gupta HOUSTON: The International Day of Yoga (Antarāshtriya Yoga Divas) is celebrated annually on June 21 since its inception in 2015. The day was declared unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 2014 and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his UN address, suggested June 21, as it […]

Sanatan Dharam Mandir, Maha Sabha to Celebrate 4th Annual Indian Arrival Day

Sanatan Dharam Mandir, Maha Sabha to Celebrate 4th Annual Indian Arrival Day

By Ariti Jankie HOUSTON: Preparations are in full swing for the fourth annual Indian Arrival Day celebration to be held on June 25th at the Sanatan Dharam Mandir from 7.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Organized by the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha, Branch 377 and the Sanatan Dharam Mandir, the celebration brings together a dynamic second […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 3: Gandhi in South Africa

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 3: Gandhi in South Africa

The story thus far: Gandhi, having studied well and completed his law degree in England, returns to India. He misses England but is happy to be reunited with his family. He begins practicing law in Rajkot. Upon return to India, Gandhi started to practice law in Rajkot, but he was soon deeply disgusted at the […]

A Drumbeat for Help Awakens the Spirituality of Yangon

A Drumbeat for Help Awakens the Spirituality of Yangon

By Jawahar Malhotra YANGON, MYANMAR: We had just left the Jana Mon Ethnic Cuisine restaurant on Nandawon Street, a short taxi ride away north of the towering Shwedagon Pagoda site and were walking back past the residential area, a little past 9:30 at night. The restaurant, which serves ethnic Mon food, is a favorite of […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Bandh Gobi Te Wadiyan (Cabbage & Spicy Dumplings)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Bandh Gobi Te Wadiyan  (Cabbage & Spicy Dumplings)

This Punjabi recipe for a simple vegetable like cabbage has surprised people for how tasty it can be and many have asked the secret behind how it is made. So, by popular demand, below is a reprint of Mama’s Bandh Gobi te Wadiyan recipe. It is very different from the Gujarati style that is also […]