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Infused Performing Arts 6th Halftime Performance, Showcases Best of Bollywood

Infused Performing Arts 6th Halftime Performance, Showcases Best of Bollywood

Click Here for Photo Collage By Akhila Kumar HOUSTON: As thousands of viewers filed into the Toyota Center on Saturday, April, 7, they had no idea they were in for more than just a show down between James Harden and Russell Westbrook. Houston’s premier Bollywood dance company, Infused Performing Arts, took to the courts for […]

Club 24 Plus: Cool Waterfront Party, Cooler Philanthropy

Club 24 Plus: Cool Waterfront Party, Cooler Philanthropy

Click Here for Photo Collage By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: Saturday, April 14 was the date for Club 24 Plus annual Evening of Philanthropy. In the morning, the sky was alive with thunderstorms, lightning, and even hailstorms in some areas. Hosts Dr. Kuldip and Veena Kaul were not certain whether to hold the party inside or […]

JSW Group, Creating Hundreds of New Jobs & Sharing Profits with India House

JSW Group, Creating Hundreds of New Jobs & Sharing Profits with India House

By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: JSW Group, the multi-billion-dollar conglomerate and a part of O.P. Jindal Group, has played a key role in India’s growth story. It has a presence in Steel, Energy, Infrastructure, Cement, Ventures and Sports. From humble beginnings with a single plant in 1982, JSW Steel is now India’s leading manufacturer of […]

When You Tickle the Funnybone in Hindi, it Just Feels More Hilarious!

When You Tickle the Funnybone in Hindi, it Just Feels More Hilarious!

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: This 11th annual Hasya Kavi Sammelan (Laughing Poet’s Society) organized, once again, by the local chapter of the International Hindi Association in conjunction with the India Culture Center was held again this year at India House on Sunday, April 22 in the late afternoon at 4:30, starting with a tea and […]

Book Launch Event Benefits Pratham’s Beauty Entrepreneurship Program

Book Launch Event Benefits Pratham’s Beauty Entrepreneurship Program

HOUSTON: Dermatologist and author Dr. Rajani Katta recently released her latest book, on eating for younger skin, at an event held to raise funds for Pratham. At the book launch event held on Friday, April 13, all proceeds from the sale of Glow: The Dermatologist’s Guide to a Whole Foods Younger Skin Diet were donated […]

Judge Sandill Meets YLDP Students

Judge Sandill Meets YLDP Students

By Tarini Kumar HOUSTON: On Saturday, April 7, the students of YLDP met with Honorable Judge Ravi Kumar Sandill at the Harris County Courthouse.  Judge Sandill is the only person of South Asian decent to hold a high-ranking public office in the state of Texas. Judge Sandill was born in Canada to immigrant parents from […]

CRY America’s Annual Volunteer Conference Held in Houston

CRY America’s Annual Volunteer Conference Held in Houston

HOUSTON: CRY, Child Rights & You America Inc, a non-profit that works towards ensuring underprivileged children their basic rights, held their Annual CRYAmerica Volunteer Conference in Houston on April 7 and April 8 at the Four Points by Sheraton Energy Corridor Hotel owned by Juuhi and Prakash Ahuja. It was well attended by volunteers, Action […]

Candidate Sri Kulkarni Shares His Platform at Rao’s Fundraiser

Candidate Sri Kulkarni Shares His Platform at Rao’s Fundraiser

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Ever since he announced his candidacy for the District 22 Congressional seat, this Democratic contender, Sri Preston Kulkarni, has stolen the hearts and minds of many of the desi community. Not only is he a product of growing up in a tough Alief neighborhood, and later went to the University of […]

Celebrating Bengali New Year in the Heart of Texas

Celebrating Bengali New Year in the Heart of Texas

HOUSTON: Houston Durga Bari celebrated Poila Baishakh in the heart of Texas with a day full of fantastic events on Sunday, April 15. It brought the Indian and Bangladeshi communities, Durga Bari and Tagore Society of Houston , together at our home away from home right here in Houston, celebrating Poila Baishakh.   The Tagore […]

VYASA Houston’s Annual Yoga Retreat 2018

VYASA Houston’s Annual Yoga Retreat 2018

HOUSTON: VYASA-USA (Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana) Houston chapter recently conducted its 6th annual Yoga Retreat from 13 to 15 April in Camp Cho-Yeh near Livingston, an ideal setting for practice and contemplation of the great gift that India has offered to the world – Yoga. Yoga, a scientific way of life crafted by ancient […]

Save A Mother, Celebrating its 10th Anniversary

Save A Mother, Celebrating its 10th Anniversary

HOUSTON: Young mothers die during childbirth in poor countries with limited resources. Rural India has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. In 2008, a group of volunteers joined together in Houston and Chicago to start ‘Save A Mother,’ an organization dedicated to reducing maternal and infant mortality in rural India. What […]

The Spectacular Utsavam at Sri Guruvayurappan Temple, Houston

The Spectacular Utsavam at Sri Guruvayurappan Temple, Houston

By Chittoor K. Ramachandran HOUSTON: Greater Houston is looking forward to this season of Indian cultural extravaganza. Year after year, this is the time hundreds of families from nearby towns look forward to rush to Sri Guruvayurappan Temple. The annual festival (Utsavam) of this temple falls this year during April 26 through May 5.  Unique […]

IMS Presents Rahul Sharma and Aditya Kalyanpur

IMS Presents Rahul Sharma and Aditya Kalyanpur

HOUSTON: Santoor was brought from folk music to mainstream classical music by Pt. Shivkumar Sharma. In his lifetime, he achieved this great feat and as a result the world got to hear this incredibly sweet instrument as the lead instrument. Prior to that santoor was part of the folk and Bollywood background music. Ustad Zakir […]

Laughter is the Best Medicine for Health and Happiness

Laughter is the Best Medicine  for Health and Happiness

By Krishan Gupta SUGAR LAND: Humans are naturally attracted to those who laugh because it makes them feel good. Laughter is the best medicine to make you feel good and relieve your tiredness and sickness. It gives you a positive upbeat frame of mind, trigger’s healthy physical, emotional changes, boost and strengthens the immune system. […]

Pearland Indo-American Store Clerk Charged with Soliciting Murder

Pearland Indo-American Store Clerk Charged with Soliciting Murder

By Jawahar Malhotra PEARLAND: It was a bizarre case or spurned affection that ended with Rajesh Bakshi being arrested and charged with soliciting a hit man to kill his former girlfriend and three other people. Only he did not realize that the hit-man was actually an undercover Houston police officer who he handed over a […]

IMAGH, IACAN & The Rose at Cancer Screening Fair

IMAGH, IACAN & The Rose  at Cancer Screening Fair

HOUSTON: The Rose, a non-profit organization that provides mammograms for women with and without insurance, held a screening at the Health Fair organized by the Indian Muslims Association of Greater Houston in collaboration with the Indo American Cancer Awareness Network this past Saturday, April 21 at the Altus Houston Hospital in Chinatown on the city’s […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Rotiyan da Atta (Dough for Flatbread)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Rotiyan da Atta (Dough for Flatbread)

By popular demand, here is a reprint of Mama’s Rotiyan da Atta recipe, which is at the heart of all Punjabi meals. The atta (dough) will determine how big, thick and tasty the roti (flatbread) will be and how much delicious they will taste. It is reprinted with some additional information and directions. For a […]

Houston’s Ghoomar has a Swag

Houston’s Ghoomar has a Swag

Click here for Photo Collage By Staff Reporter HOUSTON: A show bookended by two iconic songs Swag Se Swagat and Ghoomar has to be iconic, inspirational and full of grandeur. This year, Moksh Community Arts produced Houston’s Got Bollywood – The Great Indian Wedding, conceived and directed by Mahesh Mahbubani and performed by the talented […]

Houston Embraces a Vibrant Jamboree of Fine Arts & Culture

Houston Embraces a Vibrant  Jamboree of Fine Arts & Culture

By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON:  “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time”. This famous quote by Thomas Merton is apt as art has the power to mesmerize. Houston’s colorful personality was felicitated by a captivating MFAH Mixed Media event on Friday, April 6. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston […]

Daya 2018 Gala Raises Record $300,000 for South Asian Victims of Domestic Violence

Daya 2018 Gala Raises Record $300,000 for South Asian Victims of Domestic Violence

Click here for Photo Collage HOUSTON: Despite the recent rise in women’s empowerment and the emergence of the #MeToo movement, South Asian women in Houston remain vulnerable as victims of domestic violence. Now in 22nd year, Daya empowers South Asian survivors who are trying to break the cycle of domestic and sexual violence and reclaim […]

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