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In spite of Challenging Weather Hundreds of Devotees Attend the Annual Event of Mata Ji Ki Chowki at Hindu Worship Society!

In spite of Challenging Weather Hundreds of Devotees Attend the Annual Event of Mata Ji Ki Chowki at Hindu Worship Society!

By Nisha  Bhatia, Pramod Sharma & Manish Khatri HOUSTON: Hindu Worship Society, Houston’s oldest temple, started off the New Year by hosting its annual Mata Chowki held on January 1, 2018. This Chowki brought many devotees out to the temple seeking Mata Rani’s blessings for a great and prosperous New Year. The function was about […]

Grand New Year Day Celebration and Leadership Transfer at Sri Meenakshi Temple

Grand New Year Day Celebration and Leadership Transfer at Sri Meenakshi Temple

By Kamala Raghavan PEARLAND: Starting from evening of December 31, 2017, devotees gathered at Sri Meenakshi Temple Society (MTS) to bid farewell to 2017 and to welcome 2018. The special midnight pooja has been a regular feature at MTS with many devotees braving the winter cold. The Thiruppavai and Thiruvempavai recitals in the auspicious Dhanur […]

Chants of Jai Mata Di Resonate Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Houston

Chants of Jai Mata Di Resonate Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Houston

 By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: There are various ways to begin the New Years and while some enjoy celebrating it with a grand party, or outing with family and friends, others believe in experiencing the spiritual trance that is attained from a religious get-together, and Mata ki Chowki serves as a perfect devotional gathering where […]

IACCGH’s 2018 President, Swapan Dhairyawan

IACCGH’s 2018 President, Swapan Dhairyawan

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: On the first day of every year, Swapan Dhairyawan spends two hours writing his goals for the year. He sticks this sheet of paper on his closet door and reads them every day. One of the big goals on that sheet this year is to take on the mantle of leadership […]

Houston Welcomes ManPasand Supermarket!

Houston Welcomes ManPasand Supermarket!

By Preanka Desai HOUSTON: All the way from Austin, Manpasand Supermarket has come to Houston with its vast range of flavors and spices. Right from fresh veggies, Indian sweets and snacks to 52 freezers with a variety of frozen foods. The Supermarket is newly renovated and expanded from its old Savoy food market. Masala Radio […]

Guru Gobind Singh’s 351st Birthday Celebration at Sikh National Center

Guru Gobind Singh’s 351st Birthday Celebration at Sikh National Center

By Kamwalpreet Singh HOUSTON: To commemorate the 351st birthday of the tenth Guru Gobind Singh, an Akhand Path was started at the Sikh National Center on January 5 and continued for the next two days after which a Diwan was carried out. The celebration was attended by a continuous stream of the faithful who came […]

1305 Patients, 21 Physicians, 5 1/2 Hours. A Memorable Day in Treating Rural India

1305 Patients, 21 Physicians, 5 1/2 Hours.  A Memorable Day in Treating Rural India

By Dr. Randeep Suneja SURAT: Thirty-four years ago after I finished my Junior Residency at Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi in 1984, I had my very first experience of seeing patients in India. And what an incredibly memorable day it was! My mentor for this trip was Dr. Nitin Shah, an anesthesiologist from […]

New 2018 Executive Committee, Trustees for ICC

New 2018 Executive Committee, Trustees for ICC

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: A month after it held elections for new Directors, the India Culture Center held its follow up election for the Executive Committee for 2018 on Sunday, January 7, at India House. And once again, in the same manner as the previous election, things went smoothly as nominations were made and votes […]

Living Bhagavata Dharma at Namadwaar Madhura Utsav

Living Bhagavata Dharma at Namadwaar Madhura Utsav

MANVEL: Numerous saints hail Bhagavata Dharma – the path of devotion through kirtanam (singing the Lord’s Names) and shravanam (listening to His stories) – as the simplest and most potent dharma to sprout love for Bhagavan and lead us straight to Him; and as one that can be practiced easily by anyone from the youngest […]

Club 65 Celebrates New Year in Style

Club 65 Celebrates New Year in Style

By Paru McGuire HOUSTON: Whoever said that seniors don’t have fun should have joined the Club 65 seniors on January 3, 2018 when they celebrated New Year on a cold wintry evening. The temperatures were in the mid 20’s and yet close to 100 seniors crammed into the Savoy party hall decked in their colorful […]

Journalist Moser Enters Congressional Race to Challenge Culberson for Dist. 7

Journalist Moser Enters Congressional Race to Challenge Culberson for Dist. 7

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Emboldened by their party’s performance in the last General Election in 2016 and by the snafus and guffaws that President Donald Trump has been making since he took office, a rush of Democratic candidates has filed to run for offices in more districts across Texas than in recent years. The list […]

Sri Sarada School of Music 10th Anniversary

Sri Sarada School of Music 10th Anniversary

HOUSTON: On the auspicious day of Thyagaraja Panchami, which fell on January 6, Sri Sarada School of Music celebrated its 10th anniversary at Ashtalakshmi Temple with the company of over 200 Houstonians. Founded by Sitaram Ayyagari, the school is dedicated to impart Carnatic Classical music to the young, budding talent in the city of Houston. […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Gur Gaund Ladoos (Molasses Gum Balls)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Gur Gaund Ladoos (Molasses Gum Balls)

Most Indian sweet dishes are based on using sugar, either added directly like in halwas (puddings) or burfis (condensed milk squares) or in a syrup form like in gulab jamun (rose milk balls) or jalebis (fried swirls). But there are several tasty desserts which are made with gur (jaggery) although most are in the form […]