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Shivangini Academy Students Present Kathak-based Charulata

Shivangini Academy Students Present Kathak-based Charulata

Click here for Photo Collage STAFFORD: The students of Shivangini Academy presented a Kathak-based dance drama, Charulata, based on the story of Cinderella on November 18 and 19. Shivangini Academy Director Shiva Mathur, an exponent of the Lucknow gharana, showcased her creative skills to masterfully express this story, weaving it with Kathak and the associated […]

Historic Kumbhabhishekam at Sri Meenakshi Temple

Historic Kumbhabhishekam at Sri Meenakshi Temple

By S. Narayanan PEARLAND: Thursday, November 23, 2017 Thanksgiving Day was an important historic Maha Kumbhabhishekam day for our greater Houston Community. More than 4,000 people attended to witness the great event. The weather was picture perfect and the priests did a superb job to bring the devotional atmosphere for everyone. Devotees were very happy […]

Arya Samaj of Greater Houston and the Consulate General of India Initiate Children’s Awareness Project on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Arya Samaj of Greater Houston and the Consulate General of India Initiate Children’s Awareness Project on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

By Kanika Talwar HOUSTON: On October 31, the Consulate General of India, along with several other prominent Houston Indian community organizations, eminent speakers, and students of the University of Houston celebrated the 142th birth anniversary of the Iron Man of India by coming together on the occasion and recognizing the statesmanship and legacy of Sardar […]

No Profit, No Worries

No Profit, No Worries

By Sruthi Srivathson HOUSTON: On November 18, 2017, the students of the prestigious Houston’s Youth Leadership Development Program had the absolute privilege of hearing Brian Greene’s presentation regarding Non-profit Organizations, as well as taking a tour of the astounding Houston Food Bank. Brian Greene is the current President and CEO of Houston Food Bank, a […]

Bharathi Kalai Manram Presents Fundraiser for Anjali Center

Bharathi Kalai Manram Presents Fundraiser for Anjali Center

HOUSTON: In a gesture of great generosity, Bharathi Kalai Manram presented the Anjali Dance Company in a fundraising program for the rebuilding of the Harvey-damaged Anjali Center. Pranamya: Obeisance to the Gods, as the program was called, was very well conceived and beautifully choreographed by Rathna Kumar, the Center’s Director. In deference to the organization, […]

Chyksgiving Celebrates True Friendship

Chyksgiving Celebrates True Friendship

By Khushboo Kamnani HOUSTON: On the evening of November 22, 2017, the Chinmaya Yuva Kendra (CHYK) group in Houston rejoiced at the annual event of Chyksgiving. Traditionally, Chyksgiving involves discussions based on verses from texts such as the Bhagavad Gita and Sadhana Panchakam. However, to make this year unique, CHYK’s very own Brahmacarini Shweta Chaitanya […]

Ashna Kataria Weds Rohan Buntval

Ashna Kataria Weds Rohan Buntval

By Jawahar Malhotra ANGLETON, TX: You can tell how deeply two people are in love when they still remember not just how they met, but even the date and other memorable dates that came along. And it helps if you are as intense a person as Ashna Kataria is. She remembers the night of Monday, […]

Arya Samaj of Greater Houston Volunteers at Interfaith Ministries Thanksgiving, Meals on Wheels Service

Arya Samaj of Greater Houston Volunteers at Interfaith Ministries Thanksgiving, Meals on Wheels Service

By Kanika Talwar HOUSTON: On Thanksgiving Thursday, November 23, 7.30 AM both the Arya Kishore Mandal (AKM) youth (40) and the adults of Arya Samaj’s AKM (30) celebrated Thanksgiving in the best way possible: by working together to help, serve other people. They volunteered at Interfaith Ministries’ yearly event called Meals on Wheels for seniors […]

Vedic Spirituality in a Modern, Idyllic Setting to Train the Restless Mind

Vedic Spirituality in a Modern, Idyllic Setting to Train the Restless Mind

By Jawahar Malhotra CHANTILLY, VA: On a rise, just off Pleasant Valley Road, Route 609, a modern, two-story building catches your eye. It could just as well be a corporate building for many of the IT companies which have sprung up all across the Washington DC area, but the swing sets and the fenced in […]

Mr. Modi, Tear Down This Wall!

Mr. Modi, Tear Down This Wall!

By Atul Vir GUANGZHOU, CHINA: I am once again in Guangzhou to attend the Canton Fair, the world’s largest exhibition held twice a year in modern, metallic, space-age buildings.  Covering about 13 million square feet with more than 60,000 booths, the exhibition showcases the latest products and technology that China has to offer the world. […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Gur Galef Pecans (Molasses Coated Pecans)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Gur Galef Pecans (Molasses Coated Pecans)

In the Indian northwest region, from Afghanistan to Uttar Pradesh, nuts and dried fruits are extremely popular, and in particular badam (almonds) which are used in religious rituals and ceremonies too. If you go further beyond the Subcontinent’s borders into Iran, Turkey and Central Asia, nuts of all types – badam (almonds), kharot (walnuts), kaju […]