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Spectacular Vibha Holi 2018 Brings Color and Cause Together

Spectacular Vibha Holi 2018 Brings Color and Cause Together

HOUSTON: Holi signifies the victory of good over evil. It also signifies the advent of spring, the joy of friendship, and equality for all. On Sunday, March 4, on the grounds of India House, we saw a perfect blend of it all at Vibha Holi 2018. The grounds were awash with color as a crowd […]

Asia Society Texas Center Welcomes First-Ever Education Director and New Head of Marketing and Communications

Asia Society Texas Center Welcomes First-Ever Education Director and New Head of Marketing and Communications

Staff Additions of Michael Buening and Joy Partain Point to Asia Society’s Growing Reputation as Regional Leader HOUSTON, February 28, 2018 — Asia Society Texas Center announces the appointment of Michael Buening as Asia Society’s first-ever Director of Education and Outreach and Joy Partain as ASTC’s new Senior Vice President and Head of Marketing and Communications. […]

Guests Toast the Diversity of Asia at 2018 Tiger Ball, Exceeding Fundraising Goal & Honoring Sylvia & Gordon Quan

Guests Toast the Diversity of Asia at 2018 Tiger Ball,  Exceeding Fundraising Goal & Honoring Sylvia & Gordon Quan

HOUSTON: Tiger Ball 2018: Celebrating the Diversity of Asia, paid homage on March 3 to Honorees Sylvia and Gordon Quan, longtime Asia Society advocates.  The event also recognized Co-Chairs Kathy and Glen Gondo, Helene and Stephen Le, and Sultana and Moez Mangalji, as well as Honorary Chairs The Honorable Theresa Chang and Dr. Peter Chang.  […]

IACCGH 2018 Inaugural Reception

IACCGH 2018 Inaugural Reception

HOUSTON: The 2018 IACCGH Inaugural event was held on February 22, at the Legacy Room in Houston’s City Hall and was attended by a large gathering of members, elected officials, community leaders, resource partners and guests. The event marks the passing of the mantle from outgoing President Allen Richards to incoming President Swapan Dhairyawan as […]

Love is in the Air: Benefitting American Heart Association

Love is in the Air: Benefitting American Heart Association

By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: Valentine’s Day, the day of heartfelt romantic verse, is celebrated all over with some form of indulgence, there are some socially conscious organizations that create a difference. One such organization, Jaz Creationz, organized ‘Love is in the Air’, in recognition of American Heart Month and National Wear Red Day for Women. The event was […]

Kendra Gives Back to Children In India

Kendra Gives Back to Children In India

SUGAR LAND: On March 5, 2018 at the Kendra Scott in Sugar Land, customers had an extra incentive to go home with a new piece from Kendra’s iconic collections. As customers made their purchases, they were doing much more than buying the latest trending jewelry—they were providing an opportunity for the children of India. Twenty […]

Golden Moon Festival at ISKCON of Houston 2018

Golden Moon Festival at ISKCON of Houston 2018

HOUSTON: The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) of Houston celebrated Gaura Purnima, translated as “golden full moon” signifying the appearance of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu during the full moon, 532 years ago. Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu also known as  Gauranga, due to his golden complexion, appeared in Mayapur, India and propagated “Sankirtana” – congregational chanting of the […]

Nitin Sonawane Stops in Houston During his World Bicycle Tour

Nitin Sonawane Stops in Houston During his World Bicycle Tour

HOUSTON: Over the past few weeks Houston has benefitted immeasurably by Nitin Sonawane’s stop on his epic journey to circle the globe on a bicycle, which he is doing it solo. Nitin hails from Rashin, a small village near Pune, Maharashtra, India.  He started on his epic journey on November 1, 2016 from Sevagram, Vardha, […]

Therapeutic Music Concert Organized By IACAN

Therapeutic Music Concert Organized By IACAN

HOUSTON: IACAN strives to meet the emotional and Physical needs of cancer survivors so they can regain back their productive lives.  IACAN organizes several therapeutic activities such as yoga, gardening, painting and music for the survivors. The underlying reason for conducting these therapeutic activities is to educate, entertain, help ease the pain and provide opportunity […]

An Ode to Harmony Through Divine Music and Dance for Namadwaar’s 8th Anniversary

An Ode to Harmony Through Divine Music and Dance for Namadwaar’s 8th Anniversary

By Thara Narasimhan MANVEL: Global Organization for Divinity and Love to Share Foundation America provided synchronization of divine musical renditions and captivating dance performances in a unique presentation on February 25 at Stafford Civic Center on the occasion of Namadwaar’s 8th anniversary celebrations. Namadwaar Prayer House stands for harmony and peace both on outside and within. […]

Stop Diabetes Movement (SDM) Camps Create Measurable Impact on Participants

Stop Diabetes Movement (SDM) Camps Create Measurable Impact on Participants

By Nikhil Jain HOUSTON: Sewa International and VYASA organized ten-day yoga camps from Feb 16 to 25.  The camps were held simultaneously at three locations in the Houston area (Sugar Land, West Houston & Katy). The camp is specially designed for diabetic and pre-diabetic people to help them manage and control high blood sugar levels […]

Houston Youth Pays a Tribute to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

Houston Youth Pays a Tribute to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

By Ameya Wakde SUGAR LAND: Har Har Mahadev, roared the Maratha soldiers under the leadership of a brave, and fearless warrior king, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, winning many battles against the Moghuls. Shivaji Maharaj carved out an enclave from the declining Moghul rule that formed the gåenesis of the Maratha Empire. In 1674, he was formally […]

Auspicious Laksharchana and Kalashabhishekam at Sri Guruvayurappan Temple

Auspicious Laksharchana and Kalashabhishekam at Sri Guruvayurappan Temple

HOUSTON:  Sri Guruvayurappan Temple of Houston (A Krishna Temple) organizes Laksharchana with Vishnu Sahasranamam . Laksharchana  (Laksh – Archana) is an auspicious offering  to Lord Sri Guruvayurappan. This ritual will be performed on Sunday, March 11  from 9 am to 12 noon by two main Priests and other accompanying priests.  Sri Erinjadappilli  Padmanabhan Namboothiri  (Dallas temple priest) will  perform this auspicious […]

First Hindu Mandir In Abu Dhabi, UAE, To Be Built By BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha

First Hindu Mandir In Abu Dhabi, UAE, To Be Built By BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha

ABU DHABI, UAE: Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi on Sunday, February 11, 2018 inaugurated the BAPS Hindu Mandir model, and thus officially launched the construction of the first BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Sadguru Pujya Ishwarcharandas Swami performed the foundation stone laying ceremony of the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Badam di Burfi (Almond Milk Squares)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Badam di Burfi (Almond Milk Squares)

By popular demand from many readers, below is a reprint of Mama’s Badam di Burfi recipe. Go to any Indian city and you will be sure to find a confectionary- or a halwai as they used to be called before they built fancy shops – where you will find many of the most popular and […]