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Successful Inaugural Gita Conference Held at the University of Houston

Successful Inaugural Gita Conference Held at the University of Houston

By Dave Shah HOUSTON: The city’s first Gita conference was held on Saturday, May 26, where people from many different communities gathered to learn, reflect, and discuss the various teachings of the Bhagavad Gita. The conference, named “Spiritual Conference: Road map for life and living”, had the goal to enlighten people of all ages, backgrounds, […]

At Annual ASIE Reception, Designers Learn How the City Hums

At Annual ASIE Reception, Designers Learn How the City Hums

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Just 18 months ago, after the 2017 Board had been sworn in, the American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects declared a goal of enlarging its membership base. It has worked consistently to do so by maintaining a high profile throughout the year with monthly technical meetings and other key events […]

Hindu Sangathan Divas (Hindu Unity Day) Organized in Houston by HSS

Hindu Sangathan Divas (Hindu Unity Day) Organized in Houston by HSS

By Charudatta Malusare HOUSTON: The Houston chapter of Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh USA (HSS) held its 13th annual Hindu Sangathan Divas conference on Saturday, June 2, at the JVB Preksha Meditation Center in Houston, Texas. This event was attended by over 170 participants from over 48 Hindu organizations from the greater Houston area. Hindu Sangathan Divas […]

Storytellers Presents Kathak Dances from Students and World-renowned Artists

Storytellers Presents Kathak Dances from Students and World-renowned Artists

STAFFORD: Purists of Kathak understand that classical training in this art form is difficult to find in the Houston area. With her desire for authenticity, Ekta Popat has been traveling to California every few weeks to receive training from world-renowned Guru, Shambhavi Dandekar. Ekta feels very fortunate to have this opportunity and she realizes that […]

Mayor Turner Attends 2018 Houston Iftar Dinner

Mayor Turner Attends 2018 Houston Iftar Dinner

HOUSTON: Mayor Sylvester Turner urged immediate action to protect kids and schools. He was addressing a diverse audience at the Houston Ramadan Iftar dinner with Mayor organized by Abu Dhabi, Baku, Basrah, Istanbul and Karachi Sister City Association along with The Islamic Society of Greater Houston and several other collaborating organizations at Bayou City Event Center. In […]

“Jai Shri Krishna” A Ballet in Hindi for the Faithful

“Jai Shri Krishna” A Ballet in Hindi for the Faithful

By Dr. Sarita Mehta HOUSTON: The Mega stage show, “Jai Shri Krishna, A Dance Ballet” in Hindi was presented on the stage by Kanu Chauhan of Rajsun Megastar Ent. Manpasand in association with Manoranjan Inc., the Gujarati Samaj of Houston, India Culture Center, VPSS Haveli, LPSH and Shiv Shakti Mandir, at the VPSS Haveli, on […]

TiE Houston’s May Event Panel Discussion on Future of the Oil & Gas Industry

TiE Houston’s May Event  Panel Discussion on Future of the Oil & Gas Industry

  HOUSTON: For the last 4 years, TiE Houston has put together a dynamic panel together to talk about the future of the oil & gas industry and this year was no exception. TiE Houston members and guests gathered at the HESS Club on May 30, to listen to, learn from, and network with panelists […]

Honor Student Sahil Adhawade Nominated for The Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston

Honor Student Sahil Adhawade Nominated for  The Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston

KATY: Sahil Adhawade, a Freshman at Obra D. Tompkins of Katy, Texas will be a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, MA from June 25—27, 2018.   The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose of […]

Sharad Kavadi Celebrates 85th Birthday

Sharad Kavadi Celebrates 85th Birthday

  By Pramod Kulkarni SUGAR LAND: All of us would like to celebrate our 85th birthday in good health and in the company of family and close friends. One among us who has achieved this precious goal is Sharad Kavadi, a 40-year resident of Houston. A native of Maharashtra in India, Kavadi came to the […]

Legacy of the Tropical Bengal Jute Trade is Left on Cold, Remote Dundee

Legacy of the Tropical Bengal Jute Trade is Left on Cold, Remote Dundee

By Jawahar Malhotra DUNDEE, SCOTLAND: As you exit from the small, nondescript ScottRail train station into the chill, drizzly grey day, across Riverside Drive and the A85 motorway, the hexagonal Discovery Point Museum and exhibition hall catches your eye, and the high masts of the RSS Discovery berthed besides it. A marvel of engineering and […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Boondi da Raita (Chickpea Drop Yogurt Sauce)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Boondi da Raita (Chickpea Drop Yogurt Sauce)

By popular demand, here is a reprint of Mama’s Boondi da Raita recipe, which is a tasty recipe for the summer months to eat with rice biryani, sabzi or simply with paranthas. It is reprinted with some additional information and directions. Raita can loosely be translated as thinned yogurt dip – though it is not […]