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Thrilling Stretch Run Cools Off With Sways & Spins, Rhythm India Style!

Thrilling Stretch Run Cools Off With Sways & Spins, Rhythm India Style!

Click here to see Photo Collage Click here for video of the Performance By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: Having a super Half Time at a pressure-packed NBA game can be as thrilling as the stretched run itself. On Friday, March 30 Houston witnessed history at the Toyota Center, with the electrifying match of Rockets v/s Phoenix Suns. […]

Hindu American Foundation’s Annual Gala 2018

Hindu American Foundation’s Annual Gala 2018

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: History textbooks in the US depict obscure practices about Hindus and Hinduism but not its core philosophy. This was one of the cudgels the Hindu American Foundation (HAF), a leading institution for Hindu advocacy, took up 10 years ago and the fight is finally paying off.   An insight into more […]

5K Walk-a-Thon: Houston Walks, Houston Cares!

5K Walk-a-Thon: Houston Walks, Houston Cares!

By Vanshika Vipin Varma SUGAR LAND: Over the last three decades, Indo-American Charity Foundation (IACF) has appealed to the philanthropic spirit of the Indo American community in Houston. Addressing the needs in areas of education, family, general needy and healthcare in the metro Houston area, IACF has been staying true to their motto, “We live here, […]

IACCGH Shell Distinguished Lecture, Keynote Speakers from the Pumps and Pipes Society

IACCGH Shell Distinguished Lecture, Keynote Speakers from the Pumps and Pipes Society

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: When Houston’s “centers of excellence” in medicine, energy and aerospace “looked into each other’s toolkit,” they hit upon breakthrough improvements to problems in artificial heart valves, unclogging oil pipelines and studying physiological changes in space travel. This was the focus of the IACCGH Shell Distinguished lecture held at Double Tree by […]

Arya Samaj of Greater Houston Celebrates 27th Sthapana Divas With 2nd Annual Health Fair

Arya Samaj of Greater Houston Celebrates 27th Sthapana Divas With 2nd Annual Health Fair

HOUSTON: Over the Weekend of April 7 & 8, Arya Samaj of Greater Houston celebrated its 27th Sthapana Divas, with 2nd annual community wide Public Health Fair, consisting of Health Awareness Lecture, testing, Blood Donation and consultations with doctors. Arya Samaj, was founded by Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati on April 10, 1875 in Bombay (now Mumbai). […]

A Fundraiser Short on Details, But Heavy on Fun!

A Fundraiser Short on Details, But Heavy on Fun!

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: If fundraisers are supposed to fit the personality of the group being benefited, then the one held for Open Forum radio show certainly did just that. Ever since the trio behind the show – Subodh Bhuchar, Jagat Kamdar and Dinkar Chedda – came up with the idea of a fundraiser to […]

Gauri Siddhivinayak Temple of Houston Celebrates Chaitri Navaratri and Performs Shani Pooja

Gauri Siddhivinayak Temple of Houston Celebrates  Chaitri Navaratri and Performs Shani Pooja

HOUSTON: Navratri is a major festival celebrated by the Hindus in India with much pomp and gaiety. In this festival, people worship the nine different forms of the Goddess Durga who symbolizes purity, power and divinity. The word ‘Navratri ‘means ‘Nine nights’. It is the longest Hindu festival of the year, spanning over nine nights […]

Vedic Heritage Shlokathon 2018 at Sri Meenakshi Temple

Vedic Heritage Shlokathon 2018  at Sri Meenakshi Temple

By Anirudh Karunakaran PEARLAND: The Shlokathon is an annual event where students in the Sri Meenakshi Temple Vedic Heritage School program are able to display what they have learnt throughout the year in the form of a light-hearted competition. More than one hundred children participated in the 2018 VHS Shlokathon. Teachers, parents, and relatives filled […]

Environment Pollution and Impacts

Environment Pollution and Impacts

HOUSTON: Introduction: Environmental pollution has existed for centuries but only started to be significant following the industrial revolution in the 19th century. Pollution occurs when the natural environment cannot destroy an element without creating harm or damages to itself. Environmental Pollution occurs when pollutants contaminate the surroundings; which brings about changes that affect our normal […]

Kalakriti Performing Arts & Raas All Stars Presents the 10th Year of Raas Competition

Kalakriti Performing Arts & Raas All Stars Presents the 10th Year of Raas Competition

By Meghan Patel & Umbar Malik DALLAS, TX : Finally the much awaited date of March 31, arrived when the top 8 national Garba RAAS team met in Dallas, TX to complete under the Kalakriti Performing Arts & RAS All Stars banner. Kalakriti Performing Arts a well known non-profit in Houston for brining Ramleela and […]

Club 65 Seniors Learn to Cure Their Illnesses and Stay Safe

Club 65 Seniors Learn to Cure Their Illnesses and Stay Safe

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: The members of Club 65 got a few good tips at their monthly meeting this past Saturday at the Bayland Community Center on Beechnut and these weren’t the usual everyday tips either. They heard from two law enforcement officers on how to stay safe and from an acupressure specialist on how […]

Bollywood and Beyond!

Bollywood and Beyond!

HOUSTON: A mesmerizing musical experience presented by Symphonys Unlimited featuring Padmabhushan Dr L Subramaniam on violin, Padmashri Kavitha Krishnamurthy Subramaniam on vocal and two time Grammy winner Ernie Watts on Saxaphone. Under the banner of Lakshminarayan global music festival the Subramaniams have been performing with other world renown Western musical instrumentalists to massive audiences throughout the […]

Houston’s Got Bollywood… and How!

Houston’s Got Bollywood… and How!

By Moksh Arts HOUSTON: Moksh Community Arts & Naach Houston spring into the outdoor season with a brand new production, celebrating the global spirit of Bollywood Dance Theater in this spectacular presentation of “Houston’s Got Bollywood – titled “ The Great Indian Wedding” conceived and directed by dance maestro Mahesh Mahbubani. The show starts at […]

Narasimha Chaturdasi, Lord Narasimha’s Appearance Day Festival at Iskcon of Houston

Narasimha Chaturdasi, Lord Narasimha’s Appearance Day Festival at Iskcon of Houston

HOUSTON: Mark your calendars for the upcoming event at ISKCON of Houston; Narasimha Jayanti, a major Vaisnava festival commemorating the appearance of the “half man-half lion” incarnation of Lord Krishna on Saturday, April 28. An impressive festive lineup is in the works including yajna, kirtan, drama and sumptuous vegetarian feast. There lived in Satya Yuga, […]

Edinburgh is Laid Out with an Artist’s Eye, Even in Names of Shops

Edinburgh is Laid Out with an Artist’s Eye, Even in Names of Shops

By Jawahar Malhotra EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND: If you are a tourist trying to take in all the sights in this picturesque city, you can surely build up a strong appetite walking around in Edinburgh, not to mention some strong leg muscles too. From the entrance plaza at Edinburgh Castle on the west to Calton Hill on […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Arbi di Chaat (Eddoe Root Spicy Salad)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Arbi di Chaat (Eddoe Root Spicy Salad)

With summer just around the corner, there is a huge demand for quick, spicy light snacks. So, by popular demand, here is a reprint of Mama’s Arbi di Chaat recipe, which is just the kind of tasty, snack you need on hot afternoons. It is reprinted with some additional information and directions. In the heat […]