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Vedic Fair 7 Brings Together the Rich Indian Heritage to Houston

Vedic Fair 7 Brings Together the Rich Indian Heritage to Houston

Click here for Photo Collage By Vanshika Vipin Varma KATY: India’s rich cultural heritage encompasses the spectacular flavors of customs, traditions and rituals. The vibrancy, diversity and glory of India come alive each year at the Vedic Fair, and this year’s event was spectacular as ever. The 7th edition of this majestic event was held at the Cinco […]

Educating the Community on Tax Issues at the IACCGH’s Annual Tax Seminar

Educating the Community on Tax Issues at the IACCGH’s Annual Tax Seminar

  By Manu Shah HOUSTON: IACCGH’s Annual Tax Seminar, a Chamber outreach program designed to educate the community on tax issues, attracted over 130 members of the community on February 11, at India House. Executive Director Jagdip Ahluwalia described the event as part of the Chamber’s efforts “to empower the community with the right knowledge.” […]

Hindi Sonnets of Love for the Matrubhoomi (Motherland)

Hindi Sonnets of Love for the Matrubhoomi (Motherland)

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: For those who have been brought up in the culture and shared in the traditions and festivals that shaped them, there is nothing short of love for the country that nurtured them. This is especially true of a culture that values its language and is known for the warmth of its […]

Sri Ramakrishna’s 182nd Birth Anniversary Celebrated at VSGH

Sri Ramakrishna’s 182nd Birth Anniversary Celebrated at VSGH

HOUSTON: On Saturday, February 17, the Vedanta Society of Greater Houston (VSGH) celebrated the 182nd Birth Anniversary of Thakur Sri Ramakrishna at its temple premises on Lindita Drive. Though rains were predicted for the whole day, after a few early showers the day turned out to be perfect. It was cloudy, but that made the […]

What’s New? Navya Grocers!

What’s New? Navya Grocers!

By Bhavisha Thakkar SUGAR LAND: Raghu and Jaya Kavarthapu welcomed hundreds of guests to their quaint grocery store Navya Grocers at the corner of Hwy 6 and Old Richmond on Saturday, February 24. Masala Radio organized and promoted the grand opening that boasted silver coins and generous Deep gift bags to the line of first […]

Swades Milan 2018, Health & Happiness Radio’s 2nd Anniversary

Swades Milan 2018, Health & Happiness Radio’s 2nd Anniversary

HOUSTON: The annual celebration of Health & Happiness Radio (FM 105.3, live every Saturday and Sunday mornings, from 8am to noon) produced by Dr. Pooja Shivshankar and her husband Shivshankar Rai marks their gratitude to their listeners and sponsors and the success the program has attained. HHR’s second anniversary Gala – Swades Milan 2018 – […]

Has India’s Time Come for the World Podium? Author Ayres Says “Yes”

Has India’s Time Come for the World Podium? Author Ayres Says “Yes”

By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON:  In 1700, India’s contribution to the world economy was 25%. In his book Inglorious Empire and a debate at the Oxford Union, Shashi Tharoor has eloquently documented how deindustrialization under the British rule led to India’s economic contribution decline to a  mere 4.2% in 1950.  With double-digit GDP growth in recent […]

AAA Texas Journey Magazine Features Meenakshi Temple in Current Issue

AAA Texas Journey Magazine Features Meenakshi Temple in Current Issue

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: You know that the Indian community in Texas has arrived when a popular statewide travel magazine features one of its iconic landmarks in its pages. The March/April issue of the bimonthly Texas Journey magazine published by the AAA of Texas features a full-page pictorial and brief write up by Cynthia J. […]

Traditional Chinese New Year Celebration at the Southwestern National Bank

Traditional Chinese New Year Celebration at the Southwestern National Bank

HOUSTON: Southwestern National Bank recently celebrated the coming of the “Year of the Dog” on Friday, February 16 at the Bank’s main office in Houston, Texas.  Chairman C.K. Lee, CEO Gary Owens, The Board of Directors, employees and customers gathered together for the traditional Chinese New Year celebration.  The celebration was oriented towards the public, […]

FIS Lecture Series on India-Israel Relations Features CGs of Both Countries

FIS Lecture Series on India-Israel Relations Features CGs of Both Countries

By Nish Bhan HOUSTON: India House was the venue for a recent discussion of India-Israeli relations in the current geopolitical climate. Held on Sunday, February 18, the event was arranged by the Foundation for India Studies (FIS) under its Distinguished Lecture Series. The distinguished speakers were Gilad Katz, Consul General of Israel in Houston, who […]

Dig The Well Before You Get Thirsty

Dig The Well Before You Get Thirsty

By P.G. Parameswaran, MD HOUSTON: A Chinese proverb says “dig the well before you get thirsty.” We are not following this adage when it comes to arming our South Asian community with enough bone marrow donor registrants so that when the need arises there is some one in the large pool who will be a match. […]

Char Dham Hindu Temple Grand Opening Ceremony

Char Dham Hindu Temple Grand Opening Ceremony

Prana Pratistha & Maha Kumbhabhisheka Mahotsav, March 8 – 11 THE WOODLANDS: The wait is finally over. Devotees around the Greater Houston area will get to see and visit the Char Dham Hindu Temple in the Woodlands during its Grand Opening Ceremony from March 8-11. This will be the culmination of the dream, seen by […]

Exhibition on Photographs and Fabrics of India, Wednesday, March 7

Exhibition on Photographs and Fabrics of India, Wednesday, March 7

SUGAR LAND: Indo American Forum of Fort Bend collaborates with City of Sugar Land as a part of FotoFest 2018 Biennial Participating Space to kick off the 6-week-long FotoFest exhibits around Houston, whose theme this year is INDIA. To kick off the FotoFest exhibits highlighting India, the Indo American Forum has come together to curate an evening to experience the […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Dosa Aur Nariyal Chutney (South Indian Crepes & Coconut Chutney)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Dosa Aur Nariyal Chutney  (South Indian Crepes & Coconut Chutney)

Although dosas (crepes) are not a Punjabi dish, over the past few decades they have been so popular in North India that they could be considered a local dish, found in many restaurants and even at street vendor stalls. Dosa is a traditional Tamil dish, with references in the Sangam literature of the 1st century […]