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Dil junglee l official trailer l tapasi pannu l saqib salim l Releases February 16, 2018

Dil junglee l official trailer l tapasi pannu l saqib salim l Releases February 16, 2018

Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz | Onir | Zain Khan Durrani | Geetanjali Thapa | Releases February 16, 2018

Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz | Onir | Zain Khan Durrani | Geetanjali Thapa | Releases February 16, 2018

Padmaavat box office collection day 4: Sanjay Leela Bhansali film collects Rs 114 crore in opening weekend

Padmaavat box office collection day 4: Sanjay Leela Bhansali film collects Rs 114 crore in opening weekend

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmaavat is set to create history at the Indian box office. With a monumental collection of Rs 32 crore on its first Friday, Padmaavat’s performance is a reminder that despite widespread protests, cinephiles showed up at the ticketing counters to appreciate a piece of art and stand by the freedom […]

General Motors aims to ramp up component exports from India

General Motors aims to ramp up component exports from India

NEW DELHI: American auto major General Motors (GM) is looking to ramp up component exports from India even as it continues to add new global markets for vehicle shipments from the country, a company official said. The company, which has stopped selling cars in the Indian market, recently started exporting Beat Notchback to Costa Rica. […]

UK-India deal will mean criminals and illegal immigrants face swift removal under landmark deal

UK-India deal will mean criminals and illegal immigrants face swift removal under landmark deal

Britain has struck a new agreement with India to share criminal records info, fingerprints and intelligence. India is third in the table of countries whose citizens sneak into Britain illegally, close behind Pakistan and Bangladesh. Last year, about 6,000 Indian nationals were sent back for entering without the required visas. Click here to read more… […]

Indian-origin girl at top of new pop with debut album

Indian-origin girl at top of new pop with debut album

Earlier this month, a 17-year-old singer-songwriter found herself on BBC Radio 1’s Top New Pop chart, along with the likes of Ed Sheeran and Miley Cyrus, for her debut single in the first week of its release. The singer was Rika, aka Chandrika Darbari, a half-Indian, half-Serbian musician from northwestLondon. Her song ‘No Need’ is […]

Our only aim should be to bring about a good change in Tamil Nadu: Rajinikanth tells fans

Our only aim should be to bring about a good change in Tamil Nadu: Rajinikanth tells fans

BANGALORE: Superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday addressed his fans in Tuticorin via video link. Explaining the simple and core principles of his yet-to-be-formed political party, Rajinikanth said the severing the common people without any personal motive will be the primary quality to join hands with him in his political endeavour. “Bringing a huge change in the […]

PM Modi bats for Aadhaar, claims it bolstered India’s development and curbed corruption

PM Modi bats for Aadhaar, claims it bolstered India’s development and curbed corruption

NEW DELHI: Addressing a National Cadet Corps (NCC) rally in New Delhi, PM Narendra Modi on Sunday threw his weight behind the Aadhaar, claiming that it has added great strength to nation’s development by restraining leakages and ensuring that government money reaches the needful beneficiaries. His acclamation for Aadhaar comes at a time when it’s […]

India’s military might, cultural diversity on display at 69th Republic Day parade where ASEAN leaders are guests

India’s military might, cultural diversity on display at 69th Republic Day parade where ASEAN leaders are guests

NEW DELHI: India celebrated its 69th Republic Day on Friday along with leaders from ten ASEAN countries, who were invited as chief guests to the annual Republic Day parade in Rajpath, New Delhi. In a first, ten Heads of State or Government attended the event which showcased India’s historic, cultural and religious ties with the […]

ICC Republic Day Program Falls Short on Attendance

ICC Republic Day Program Falls Short on Attendance

Click here for Collage By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: The lingering effects of the ice storm, cold and rainy weather and people down with the raging flu virus were some of the reasons that affected the low turnout for the 69th Indian Republic Day celebrations that the India Culture Center held last Saturday afternoon, January 20 […]

Sundari Mundari’ing Away to Glory at the Annual Lohri Celebrations By Punjabi Culture Club

Sundari Mundari’ing Away to Glory at the Annual Lohri Celebrations By Punjabi Culture Club

By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: Bonfire celebrations, gur rewri, puffed rice, peanuts, popcorns, and some bhangra & gidda – all of these are significant components associated with one of India’s favorite festivals- Lohri. This popular festival marks the end of winter and serves as a traditional welcome of longer days, the beginning of summer, with the sun’s […]

Grand Celebrations of Andal Kalyanam and Pongal Festival at Sri Meenakshi Temple

Grand Celebrations of Andal Kalyanam and Pongal Festival at Sri Meenakshi Temple

By Bhargavi Golla PEARLAND: Andal Kalyanam: Sri Meenakshi Temple Society celebrated the sacred wedding of Andal/Goda with Lord Sri Krishna in the form of Lord Ranganatha on Saturday, January 13.  Andal, after observing the Paavai Nombu (vows) during the Dhanur month (December 15th to January 15th), merged with Lord Ranganatha in Srirangam. This union is […]

Houston Maharashtra Mandal Celebrates Makar Sankranti 2018 with Overwhelming Response

Houston Maharashtra Mandal Celebrates Makar Sankranti 2018 with Overwhelming Response

By Varsha Halabe HOUSTON: As the shortest day passes us by, the days start getting longer and before you know it, it is Makar Sankrant/Pongal/Udagi that marks the passing of the Sun into the Makar Rashi (Capricorn). This festival is celebrated on January 14th of each year and Houston Maharashtra Mandal (HMM) celebrated it on […]

Announcing Daya’s 2018 Board of Directors

Announcing Daya’s 2018 Board of Directors

HOUSTON: Since 1996, Daya has empowered South Asian survivors who are trying to break the cycle of domestic and sexual violence and reclaim their lives. Daya provides culturally specific services including counseling, case management, and legal advocacy for survivors of abuse. On January 13, 2018, the Daya Board unanimously approved the new 2018-2019 Board of […]

Meaningful Productivity

Meaningful Productivity

By Ravali Bhavaraju HOUSTON: On January 13, high school students of the Youth Development Leadership Program had the honor of meeting Dr. Arun Pasrija at CHR Solutions. Dr. Pasrija is the President and CEO of CHR Solutions, a leading, full service provider of technology services and software solutions to communication service providers across the U.S. […]

Foundation for India Studies Participates in 24th Annual MLK Grand Parade for Seventh Year in a Row

Foundation for India Studies Participates in 24th Annual MLK Grand Parade for Seventh Year in a Row

By Pranav Konduri & Shravya Aparasu HOUSTON: On an unexpectedly clear weather day of fifteenth of January 2018 thousands of Houstonians came together in Midtown Houston to celebrate a momentous occasion, Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday. FIS joined the parade to honor a great man who adopted Mahatma Gandhi’s principles of non-violence in his struggle […]

Indian Americans Continue to Make Their Mark in the US

Indian Americans Continue to Make Their Mark in the US

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: In the past decade or so, Indians have been showing up in key positions all across this country and not only in business but especially in entertainment, politics and the arts. Taking center stage like a bombshell, it was just four years ago that Satya Narayana Nadella, 50, became the Chief […]

Benny J Tillman Becomes the Executive President of VFA

Benny J Tillman Becomes the Executive President of VFA

HOUSTON: Benny J Tillman (Balabhadra Bhattacarya Dasa) has become the Executive President of Vedic Friends Association beginning January 1 this year. Previously director of VFA Atlanta, Tillman is the first African American President of the organization. The Vedic Friends Association (VFA) is an international body of people who have embraced the Vedic culture or deeply […]

Bread de Pakore (Fried Bread Fritters)

Bread de Pakore (Fried Bread Fritters)

By popular demand, here is a reprint of Mama’s Bread De Pakore recipe, which is just the kind of tasty, hot fritter that you need for the winter months to take your mind off the bitter cold and rain outside. It is reprinted with some additional information and directions. To most people, pakoras (or pakore) […]

Amir Dodhiya, Agent with New York Life Insurance Felicitates Sanatan Shiv Shakti Temple for its Philanthropic Act During Harvey!

Amir Dodhiya, Agent with New York Life Insurance Felicitates Sanatan Shiv Shakti Temple for its Philanthropic Act During Harvey!

By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: The mention of Hurricane Harvey that roared ashore towards the end of August, last year, and parked above the greater Houston area for five destructive and ruinous days, still sends shivers down our spine. But it was heartening to see that so many organizations and individuals from all across helped communities with shelter, food, relief […]

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