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Amidst the Glitz & Glam, Rajender Brings It On!

Amidst the Glitz & Glam, Rajender Brings It On!

By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards honors artistic and technical excellence of Bollywood professionals. IIFA is one such mega-event that daz-zles with glitz and glamour and is watched and loved by millions across the world. The success of such star-studded shows is a result of relentless efforts by the […]

Proper Manners and Etiquette will get You Ahead in Life!

Proper Manners and Etiquette will get You Ahead in Life!

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Marketing yourself can be just as important as promoting your company and organization, but people often miss the subtleties that make that road easier to navigate. Take for example, a simple thing like the nametag you stick on your coat or shirt when you go to a large event. “The proper […]

First-Generation Born Indian Revolutionizing College Admissions In The USA

First-Generation Born Indian Revolutionizing College Admissions In The USA

95% of students that work with Neha Gupta Get Into Their Top Three Choices HOUSTON: In the last 12 years, Neha Gupta, founder of College Shortcuts and Elite Private Tutors, has become one of the most prolific college consultants of her generation with a 95% acceptance rate into a student’s top three choices. The first-born […]

When Love Strikes, Let Your Head Guide Your Faith

When Love Strikes, Let Your Head Guide Your Faith

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: In the thrill of romance and a whirlwind courtship, inseparable couples relish each other’s company and languish at even the tiniest words or signs of discord. They will overlook any criticism lobbed at either of them and defend each other from perceived threats to being together. The world is their oyster […]

New York Life Agent Amiralli Dodhiya Qualifies for Million Dollar Round Table’s “Court of the Table”

New York Life Agent Amiralli Dodhiya Qualifies for Million Dollar Round  Table’s “Court of the Table”

New York Life Leads Million Dollar Round Table for the 62st Consecutive Year HOUSTON: Outstanding client service, ethics and professionalism have elevated Agent Amiralli Dodhiya of the Houston General Office of New York Life to qualify for the exclusive “Court of the Table” of the Million Dollar Round Table — The Premier Association of Financial […]

The Baton is Handed Over to the New Executive Committee at India House

The Baton is Handed Over to the  New Executive Committee at India House

HOUSTON: India House is delighted with the election of their new Executive Committee, full of experience, energy and vibrancy, that promises to take India House to even greater heights. Unanimously elected during the elections held at O.P. Jindal Center, India House, it welcomes their newest and confident Executive Committee led by Jugal Malani – President; […]

India’s 71st Independence Day Celebrations by Indian Culture Center (ICC)

India’s 71st Independence Day Celebrations by Indian Culture Center (ICC)

HOUSTON: India Culture Center Houston (ICC), is celebrating India’s 71st Independence Day on Sunday, August 20, at the Stafford Center, 10505 Cash Rd, Stafford. TX 77477 from 1pm to 8pm.  This year the theme is “Magnificent India”.  The event attracts 3000+ people, it is free, and the facility has ample free parking. As part of the […]

ASIE Joins “Professional Engineers Day” Celebrations Around the World

ASIE Joins “Professional Engineers Day” Celebrations Around the World

By Dinesh D. Shah, PE, MBA, RAS, PTC HOUSTON: The American Society of Professional Engineers and Architects (ASIE) joins a nationwide and around the world for celebration of Professional Engineers (PE) Day. About 110 years ago, on August 8, 1907, the first professional engineering license was issued to Charles Bellamy in Wyoming. Since that time, […]

Sheriff Gonzalez Highlights the Need to Work with the Community to Fight Crime

Sheriff Gonzalez Highlights the Need to Work  with the Community to Fight Crime

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, who took office in January, met with IACCGH members and guests to describe the “pretty daunting task” of keeping Houston safe. He was the Keynote speaker at the Chamber’s Distinguished Lecture Series with Chief Guest Consul General Dr. Anupam Ray. The event was held on July 26th at […]

Ashka’s Arangetram

Ashka’s Arangetram

By Sanchali Basu HOUSTON: The evening was arranged in the most elaborate way one possibly can. It had to be, because it was Ashka’s Arangetram. Parents Dr. Vipul and Sheetal Patel had gone all out to leave no stone unturned in the planning of this event. Starting from the stage decorations to the food spread […]

Spectacular Sri Krishna Janmashtami 2017 by Hindus of Greater Houston & ISKCON of Houston

Spectacular Sri Krishna Janmashtami 2017 by Hindus of Greater Houston & ISKCON of Houston

HOUSTON: Hindus of Greater Houston (HGH)& ISKCON celebrate this year’s auspicious Krishna Janmashtami (birthday of Lord Krishna) at ISKCON’s temple at 1320 West 34th St., Houston, on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 6pm till midnight. For the first time in years the HGH-sponsored event will be held at a venue other than the George Brown […]

Hindu Heritage Youth Camp: Promoting Hindu Dharma

Hindu Heritage Youth Camp: Promoting Hindu Dharma

By Abhimanyu Aggarwal  HOUSTON: It’s a warm Sunday afternoon and the Hindu Heritage Youth Camp (HHYC) is in the midst of its weekly camp training meeting. Rohan Chaudhary, a third year counselor, is leading a group of 50 counselors in teaching “Ram, Ravan” – an activity that puts a twist on the game of tag […]

End of Internship Gala – Sewa International

End of Internship Gala – Sewa International

HOUSTON: On July 29, Sewa International hosted an End of Internship Gala for all of its interns to celebrate their various efforts and accomplishments at the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce hall. Every summer, Sewa has held Get Inspired Houston and LEAD Houston internships for college and high school students respectively. Their responsibilities span various […]

700th Theatrical Presentation of Mahatma Gandhi’s Spiritual Inspiration

700th Theatrical Presentation of Mahatma Gandhi’s Spiritual Inspiration

HOUSTON: Houston witnessed 700th theatrical presentation, a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and his Spiritual Guide Shrimad Rajchandra, Yugpurush. The Play brought with it a cause for much celebration as a “Certificate of Congressional Recognition” from US Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, 18th Congressional District of Texas was presented. Commemorating 150 years of Shrimad Rajchandra, Mayor of […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 9: Gandhi Invites Untouchable Family in Ashram

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 9: Gandhi Invites Untouchable Family in Ashram

The story thus far….Gandhi permitted a lower caste family to reside at the ashram that he established at Ahmedabad. He met with much opposition. He also amazed and angered the British officers, upper-class Indians, and friends gathered at a foundation stone laying ceremony at Banaras University by speaking out against usage of the English language […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Piste di Kulfi (Reduced Milk Pistachio Ice Cream)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Piste di Kulfi (Reduced Milk Pistachio Ice Cream)

Just in time for the heat of the dog days of summer, below is a reprint of Mama’s Piste di Kulfi recipe. It is a dessert that started on the streets of Indian cities but has become a popular dessert at many parties and Indian restaurants. It is reprinted with some additional information and directions. […]