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Zakir Khan Cracks Up Houstonians

Zakir Khan Cracks Up Houstonians

By Vanshika Vipin Varma STAFFORD: The Khan of comedy, Zakir Khan had Houstonians in splits with his first ever Live Comedy Show in the USA on Friday, June 22 at Stafford Civic Center. The show was presented by Paani Poori Productions. Paani Poori Productions started the stand up comedy trend in Houston last year when […]

A Bright Surya Namaskar at Int’l Yoga Day in The Woodlands

A Bright Surya Namaskar at  Int’l Yoga Day in The Woodlands

Click here for Photo Collage By Jawahar Malhotra THE WOODLANDS: Following up on the successful debut of the mass yoga event last year, the organizers from this township 45 minutes north of Houston once again held the International Day of Yoga, two days after the Summer Solstice on Saturday, June 23, just in time for the […]

Over 500 Yoga Practitioners at the 4th International Day of Yoga

Over 500 Yoga Practitioners at the 4th International Day of Yoga

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: The 4th International Day of Yoga at Midtown Park on June 21, beat all expectations with over 500 yoga practitioners showing up in their yoga gear. Non-Indians clearly outnumbered desis in the record turnout, proving that yoga has entered mainstream America. The event was organized in partnership with the Consulate General […]

Puneet Khurana Draws Devoted Worshipers to Mata Di Chowki at HWS

Puneet Khurana Draws Devoted Worshipers to Mata Di Chowki at HWS

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Two years ago when he came to perform at the Mata di Chowki, the main hall at the Hindu Worship Society’s Temple was filled to capacity to see the first ever visit to Houston by the popular religious singer Puneet Khurana. This past Sunday evening, June 24, despite being the day […]

Electrifying & Graceful Wedding Experiences by Houston-based Electric Karma

Electrifying & Graceful Wedding Experiences by Houston-based Electric Karma

By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: Band, Baaja, Baraat….and heaps of confusion, chaos and commotion behind-the-scenes, and of course loads of planning. This is where Therese Cole-Hubbs, President and Creative Director, with her team at Electric Karma, takes the helm to ensure seamless and memorable wedding experiences. Electric Karma, has been the name behind planning the […]

Deva-Snana Purnima: Celebrating Shri Jagannatha’s Birthday

Deva-Snana Purnima:  Celebrating Shri Jagannatha’s Birthday

HOUSTON: Deva Snana Purnima is celebrated on the full-moon day (Purnima) of the month of Jyestha month of the Indian calendar. Odias, the people from the eastern coastal state of Odisha in India, mark this day as the birthday of Shri Jagannatha and observe the day with pomp and gaiety. Snana Purnima, also known as […]

Celebrations @ SUBZERO Ice Cream in Sugar Land

Celebrations @ SUBZERO Ice Cream in Sugar Land

SUGAR LAND: What a cool and sweet way to celebrate EID!  In celebration of their 2nd Anniversary, Salim & Salima Gheewalla invited all – through 3 days of heavy Masala Radio promotions – to enjoy Buy One Get One Free SUBZERO ice cream at their Sugar Land location from 8PM – 12AM on Eid Friday, […]

Brave Women Brave the Weather for IACCGH Women Mean Business Event

Brave Women Brave the Weather for IACCGH Women Mean Business Event

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: Apparently, it takes more than thunder, lightning, and heavy showers to deter women. The IACCGH’s Women Mean Business saw over 60 incredible women beating the heavy showers to hear Keynote Speakers – Vinita Gupta offer her perspective on running a multimillion dollar business and Sangeeta Pasrija who found her calling in […]

Dr. Satish Gopal Jhingran (1935 – 2018)

Dr. Satish Gopal Jhingran (1935 – 2018)

When he came to Houston in 1968, he was among a handful of Indian families which had settled in the area and bonded together for life. Many still fondly remember the Indian movie screenings they would hold at the Agnes Arnold Hall at the University of Houston. And they went onto forge cultural and religious […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 3

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 3

Gandhi in South Africa The story thus far: Gandhi, having studied well and completed his law degree in England, returns to India. He misses England but is happy to be reunited with his family. He begins practicing law in Rajkot. Upon return to India, Gandhi started to practice law in Rajkot, but he was soon […]

Joyalukkas Launches Summer Collection with Shimmering Offer

Joyalukkas Launches Summer Collection with  Shimmering Offer

HOUSTON: Summer 2018 just got more exciting for the USA with the launch of a limited edition Summer collection from the world’s favorite jeweler. Featuring stunning handpicked designs inspired by the season, Summer collection a must-have for every jewelry lover. The collection comprises stunning rings, pendants and earrings that can be mixed and matched or […]

Southwestern National Bank’s Scholarship Awards Ceremony

Southwestern National Bank’s  Scholarship Awards Ceremony

  HOUSTON: On June 21, Southwestern National Bank hosted its 13th Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony. Recipients, Kelly Tseng, Charlie Zong, Laura Li and Bowen Mei, were each presented with a $1,000 scholarship by Chairman C.K. Lee and CEO Gary Owens, who congratulated them and wished them all a bright and successful future. Dallas Regional President, […]

The 2018 South Asian Spelling Bee Kicks Off the Season with 4 Regionals

The 2018 South Asian Spelling Bee Kicks Off the Season with 4 Regionals

NEW JERSEY: Continuing its quest for the best speller in the community, the 2018 South Asian Spelling Bee (www.SouthAsianSpellingBee.com) traveled to Illinois, California, Maryland, and North Carolina this past weekend with stops in Chicago, The Bay Area, Washington DC, and Charlotte.     With a huge turnout this year, the Bee attracted some top talent […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Nimbu aur Adrak da Achaar (LEMON & GINGER PICKLES)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Nimbu aur Adrak da Achaar (LEMON & GINGER PICKLES)

 With summertime in full swing, it is the perfect season to make pickles especially, lemons – or limes – which are so plentiful and cheap now. Below is a reprint of Mama’s Nimbu aur Adrak da Achaar recipe. A little of this pickle can add a zest in otherwise bland food. It is reprinted with […]

TB vaccine may help people with Type-1 diabetes

TB vaccine may help people with Type-1 diabetes

A vaccine primarily used for treating tuberculosis (TB) may be effective in reducing high blood sugar among people with Type – 1 diabetes, results from a clinical trial has revealed. Type – 1 diabetes is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produce little or no insulin. The findings showed that, three years after receiving […]

Karma And Suffering

Karma And Suffering

The quantum of suffering that we undergo in a lifetime does not seem to be in proportion to the bad karmas we may possibly have generated in previous births or in this life. Sometimes, the punishment inflicted on us seems to be too harsh. Please elucidate. —Pankaj Kumar, 66 years The fruits of karma, action, […]

Over 700 Americans perform yoga in Texas

Over 700 Americans perform yoga in Texas

HOUSTON: Hundreds of American yoga enthusiasts rolled out their colourful mats and performed various asanas to mark the International Day of Yoga here. An event was organised in partnership with the Consulate General of India in Houston, various yoga studios, and Indian organisations yesterday. The fourth International Day of Yoga at Houston’s Midtown Park on […]

India stun Argentina 2-1, continue unbeaten run in Champions Trophy

India stun Argentina 2-1, continue unbeaten run in Champions Trophy

BREDA (Netherlands): India continued their unbeaten run in the Champions Trophy hockey tournament and surprised Olympic champions Argentina 2-1 for a second consecutive win in the 37th and last edition of the prestigious tournament on Sunday. India scored both their goals in the second quarter through Harmanpreet Singh (17th minute), who converted a penalty corner, and Mandeep Singh (28th). World […]

This Mumbai resident collected uneaten food from a flight to feed the needy

This Mumbai resident collected uneaten food from a flight to feed the needy

NEW DELHI: While many of us (you know who you are) aspire towards doing something for the hungry and the needy, a man aboard a flight from Mumbai to Jaipur decided to go one step ahead. How? A Facebook by Vishab Mehta, in which he recounted how he collected all the food wasted by people on the […]

15 places to visit in the beautiful valleys of Lahaul-Spiti

15 places to visit in the beautiful valleys of Lahaul-Spiti

I   The district of Lahaul-Spiti is a cold desert area as it hardly gets any rain. So places to visit in Lahaul-Spiti have a unique terrain that is exciting and adventurous. Mountain ranges here are bare, bereft of any vegetation. As you drive up and down the Trans-Himalayan range, you see the region’s stunning landscape. Snow is a […]

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