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Houston Parties into 2018 in High Spirits @ Desi Hungama!

Houston Parties into 2018 in High Spirits @ Desi Hungama!

By Vanshika Vipin Varma SUGAR LAND: With cider and champagne, amidst spectacular displays of fireworks and vibrant pops, Houstonians got together to bring in the New Year with much cheer. Partygoers in Houston celebrated their New Year’s Eve along with their families with much revelry and passion at the “Desi Hungama 2018”, which was held at the Insperity […]

Gujarati Samaj Hosts A Fun-filled New Year’s Eve Gala

Gujarati Samaj Hosts A Fun-filled New Year’s Eve Gala

By Girish Naik HOUSTON: Gujarati Samaj of Houston and its members celebrated New Year’s Eve 2018 Gala at the Arabia Shrine Center on December 31, 2017. Looking at the weather forecast for the night, Girish Naik, President of Gujarati Samaj of Houston commented, “Thank God we have an indoor venue where our members can enjoy […]

Bollywood Shake Rings in 2018 at its New Year’s Eve Hollywood Glam Gala!

Bollywood Shake Rings in 2018 at its New Year’s Eve Hollywood Glam Gala!

SUGAR LAND: Bollywood Shake hosted its 4th Annual New Year’s Eve Hollywood Glam Gala 2018 at the beautiful Safari Texas Grand Ballroom on December 31st, 2017. This exclusive upscale event included exquisite décor, Hollywood style entertainment, performance by singer J.S. Paras, Music by DJ AV, Food by Nirmanz Food Boutique and an exciting midnight countdown. […]

Bicyclist Sharma Travels the Globe to Highlight World Peace, Ecology

Bicyclist Sharma Travels the Globe to Highlight World Peace, Ecology

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: He has been doing it for the past three years when he heeded the fervent Swachh Bharat call of Prime Minister Narender Modi to clean up India and got the inspiration to become an activist for cleanliness. Barely 26, and doing research on municipal solid waste management, he decided not to […]

Houston Supports Aruna Miller, Democrat for Congress

Houston Supports Aruna Miller, Democrat for Congress

By Shravya Aparasu, Natasha Kulkarni, Rohan Perumalla HOUSTON: Aruna Miller, an exceptional democratic politician who represents the State Legislative District 15 in Montgomery County, Maryland and is currently running for the 6th Congressional District seat in Maryland, stopped by the India House to encourage and empower Indians to make their mark in American politics Unsurprisingly, […]

IACCGH’s 2017 President Allen Richards, Strong Supporter of the Chamber’s Mission

IACCGH’s 2017 President Allen Richards,  Strong Supporter of the Chamber’s Mission

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: In 2005, Allen Richards was tasked with developing the market for a direct Continental flight from Newark to New Delhi. One of his first recourses was to tap the Indo American Chamber of Commerce for information about business travel and tourism in India. Continental began its nonstop flights to India and […]

Sri Kulkarni Running in Democratic Primary Against Pete Olson in the 22nd Texas District

Sri Kulkarni Running in Democratic Primary Against Pete Olson in the 22nd Texas District

HOUSTON: A number of Indo-Americans have thrown their hat in the political arena for the 2018 U.S. Congressional elections. Among these is Sri Preston Kulkarni, who is seeking the Democratic party nomination for the 22nd Congressional district against incumbent Republican Congressman Pete Olson. The 22nd district covers a diverse region of southeast Texas and includes […]

A Choicest Pearls iBAM Competition from the Mouths of the Choicest Kids

A Choicest Pearls iBAM Competition from the Mouths of the Choicest Kids

By Indira Cheruvu & Mallik Putcha SUGAR LAND: The first ever iBhagavatam Aani Mutyalu (iBAM) Padyalu (poem) recitation competition was held with the divine blessings of Lord Krishna at Sri Astalakshmi Temple, on December 9, 2017 with 29 kids aged 4 to 18 participating. It was a well-planned and executed event conducted by the combined dedicated […]

A Tribute to Jagdish Chandra Sharda

A Tribute to Jagdish Chandra Sharda

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: Jagdish Chandra Sharda or Shastriji, as he was affectionately known, passed away peacefully on 25th December at the age of 97. While he always shied away from the limelight and would wave off any kind of praise, every one of the thousands whose lives he touched remember him as a towering […]

Join FIS in MLK Grand Parade 2018

Join FIS in MLK Grand Parade 2018

By Pranav Konduri HOUSTON: Foundation for India Studies is gearing up to participate in the 24th Annual Houston MLK Jr. Grand Parade. This participation for seventh year in a row takes a unique significance for all Indian Americans in Greater Houston because of the parade’s theme “The Color of Unity” The word “unity” is defined […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Badam Wala Dudh (Hot Almond Milk Tonic)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Badam Wala Dudh (Hot Almond Milk Tonic)

With the advent of cold weather, it is the season for sweets, nuts, hot drinks to warm you up and wonderful aromas.  Below is a reprint of Mama’s Badam Wala Dudh recipe, which is a filling night time drink that helps you stay warm and sleep soundly during the winter months. It is reprinted with […]