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Intangible Cultural Heritage Passed on to Houstonians by Kusum Sharma’s Ramleela!

Intangible Cultural Heritage Passed on to Houstonians by Kusum Sharma’s Ramleela!

By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: The dramatic folk re-enactment of the life of Rama, the glorious Ramleela, is a cultural celebration that is rejoiced all over the globe. And when a spectacular mega-event like this is customized as per the local flavor, it becomes a widely accepted phenomenon. Kusum Sharma’s Ramleela, an epic signature event of Kalakriti Performing Arts […]

Houston Mayor Thanks Indo-Americans for Their Hurricane Harvey Relief

Houston Mayor Thanks Indo-Americans for Their Hurricane Harvey Relief

By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: More than 150 members of the Indo-American community took a brief pause from their continual relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey to remember those fellow Houstonians that were lost, and honor the courageous acts of ordinary people helping others, at a reception at the home of Amit and Arpita […]

Amit Tandon Amuses Houstonians in a Live Comedy Show!

Amit Tandon Amuses Houstonians  in a Live Comedy Show!

By Vanshika Vipin Varma STAFFORD: Houstonians looking to escape the gloom of the hurricane Harvey gathered at the Old Stafford Civic Center on Friday, September 22. It was the first USA tour of the award-winning Indian stand up comedian Amit Tandon, and also the first show for Har-preet Chawla-Suji of Paani Poori Productions. The past […]

BAPS Charities Health Fair in Houston Connects Health Professionals with the Community

BAPS Charities Health Fair in Houston Connects Health Professionals with the Community

STAFFORD: BAPS Charities hosted close to 600 participants at its 17th annual Health Fair on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 in Houston, TX.  This year’s Health Fair aimed to expand on practical, preventative care and affordable treatment options for community members of all ages. Individual appointments and workshops provided personalized care to attending participants. Over 150 […]

IHA Convention in Dallas Proclaims Unity of Hindi Speakers

IHA Convention in Dallas Proclaims  Unity of Hindi Speakers

DALLAS: The International Hindi Association held its 18th Biennial Convention & Virat Kavi Sammelan in Dallas over the weekend of September 8 & 9 at the Hotel Carrollton Convention Center at the Marriot Courtyard Hotel. The two-day convention, themed as ‘Hindi – Definition of Indian Unity’, was attended by over 900 guests from all over […]

Rosharon Calling

Rosharon Calling

HOUSTON: Imagine a community of 200 broken and flooded houses with poor access roads, piles of rotten debris, surviving on backed-up sewage, still filled with undrained flood and rain water at many places and smelling strong mold and mildew every day.  This is Rosharon, a small agrarian Cambodian community in Brazoria County of greater Houston […]

With Her EP Release Launch Party, Shreya, a New R&B Star is Born

With Her EP Release Launch Party, Shreya,  a New R&B Star is Born

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: An hour before the doors opened, she was practicing her song routines, going through dance steps with her backup dancers, rehearsing with the band and getting the sound down right. It was a sneak preview for the two dozen people in the Bronze Peacock Room of The House of Blues who […]

Houston Desi Whatsapp Group Thanks Hurricane Harvey Volunteers

Houston Desi Whatsapp Group Thanks Hurricane Harvey Volunteers

HOUSTON: The Houston Desi Friends group, a unique Whatsapp group with over 5,000 members, celebrated its third anniversary at India House on Sunday, September 24. This group supports sharing information of events, business deals, job opportunities, immigration related information, travel companions etc., using Whatsapp as a communications tool . This group organized a volunteer appreciation […]

India House Hosts Birth Centenary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay

    By Pramod Kulkarni Houston: Stalwarts of the Bharatiya Janata Party, affiliated organizations, and guests gathered Monday, September 25 at India House to celebrate the birth centenary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, who served as the Bharatiya Jana Sangh’s second president during 1967-68. The Bharatiya Jana Sangh was the forerunner of today’s ruling party, Bharatiya […]

Getting Back to Basics: Why a Financial Game Plan is so Important

Getting Back to Basics: Why a Financial Game Plan is so Important

HOUSTON: Many of us are familiar with the expression, “failing to plan is planning to fail.” As an Agent with New York Life, I can assure you that—when it comes to financial goals and objectives—this old adage still rings true. In fact, it may be more relevant than ever. It isn’t always easy for some […]

Sri Meenakshi Temple Society Celebrated Suvasini Puja

Sri Meenakshi Temple Society Celebrated Suvasini Puja

By Kamala Raghavan PEARLAND: Suvasini Puja is traditionally conducted at MTS on the first Friday of Navaratri festival every year, and this year it was celebrated on September 22, 2017 in a grand manner. More than 400 families participated in lighting the lamp and reciting the slokas which was a feast to the eyes. It […]

Concert by Classical Singer Yesudas in Support of SN Chennai

Concert by Classical Singer Yesudas in Support of SN Chennai

By Moorthy Rakapalli MARIETTA, GA: OM Trust-USA, the Maryland-based fund-raising arm of Sankara Nethralaya hospital in Chennai, India, organized a fund-raiser on Sunday, September 17, at Lassiter High School, in Marietta, Georgia. The event included a classical music concert by the renowned musician, Padma Vibushan K. J. Yesudas and the 1,000-seat capacity auditorium filled up […]

9th Indian Film Festival to Present Dramatic Feature Films, Shorts and Documentaries

9th Indian Film Festival to Present Dramatic Feature Films, Shorts and Documentaries

HOUSTON: In its ninth edition, the annual Indian Film Festival will present feature films, documentaries and short films that will appeal to both South Asian and mainstream audiences. The festival will take place October 6-7 at the Asia Society Texas Center. “The films submitted this year reflect the historic changes in the world today and […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 18

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 18

The story thus far…After the defeat of Japan in August 1945, Britain agreed to a planned withdrawal from India. All through his life Gandhi had worked for unity between Hindus and Muslims, without much success. There was a large section of nationalist Muslim in the Congress but leaders of the Muslim League were drifting further […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Amb Da Murabba (Mango Preserves)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Amb Da Murabba (Mango Preserves)

While Indians are very concerned about the food they eat, including the condiments, pickles, curries, daals, breads, desserts and so on, very few think about the side of daily life that deals with plain and simple breakfast toast and jam! This recipe is one of the few that deals with the early morning meal, but […]

Bollywood Rapid Fire With Bhumi Pednekar

Bollywood Rapid Fire With Bhumi Pednekar

Kushal demands for a delayed call time at gunpoint on Beyhadh sets!

Kushal demands for a delayed call time at gunpoint on Beyhadh sets!

The actors of Sony TV’s Beyhadh seem to live their character in real! Along with some dramatic sequences in the show, the team is having some startling moments on the sets as well. The show lead Kushal Tandon, who is known for his bindass and lively nature, was having fun with his crew members.  Click […]

Neil rescues Avni; Amol’s reality SHOCKS Avni to the core in Naamkarann

Neil rescues Avni; Amol’s reality SHOCKS Avni to the core in Naamkarann

Guruodev Bhalla and Dhaval Gada’s popular daily Naamkarann that airs on Star Plus’ is unfolding new twists and turns in its ongoing episodes. In the recent episodes, the viewers have seen how Avni (Aditi Rathore) is trapped in the Rang Mahal while Neil (Zain Imam) will try to rescue Avni and other girls. Click here to read more… Credit: tellychakkar.com

Six rockets land near Kabul airport shortly before Mattis arrives: Official

Six rockets land near Kabul airport shortly before Mattis arrives: Official

  KABUL: Six rockets landed near Kabul’s international airport on Wednesday after US DefenseSecretary Jim Mattis flew to the Afghan capital for talks, an official said. The volley of missiles struck near the military section of the airport but there were no casualties or immediate claim of responsibility, interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish told AFP.   Click here to read more… Credit: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Army inflicts ‘heavy casualties’ on Naga militants along Indo-Myanmar border, denies it was surgical strike

Army inflicts ‘heavy casualties’ on Naga militants along Indo-Myanmar border, denies it was surgical strike

Several militants believed to be of the Khaplang faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-K) were killed in an early morning gunfight along the Indo-Myanmar border, the Indian Army said on Wednesday. The firefight that began around 4:45am lasted few hours and as per an army statement “a large number of casualties were […]

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