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Harris County Judge Ed Emmett Revisits Hurricane Harvey

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett Revisits Hurricane Harvey

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: On July 24, leaders and representatives from over 20 Chambers of Commerce and Indo American organizations listened attentively as Harris County Judge Ed Emmett revisited Hurricane Harvey, its management and the lessons learned. The visit was arranged by IACCGH at the “epicenter of emergency management” – the state-of-the-art TranStar facility in […]

Shirdi Sai Baba Utsava Vigraha and Simhasana Prathistha at Char Dham Temple

Shirdi Sai Baba Utsava Vigraha and Simhasana Prathistha at Char Dham Temple

THE WOODLANDS: Sai Baba of Shirdi in Maharastra, India, popularly known as “Shirdi Sai Baba” is considered to be an incarnation of Lord Shiva and Dattatreya. An “Utsava Vigraha” or a proxy icon of the Baba was installed at the Char Dham Hindu Temple, The Woodlands on the 26 and 27 of July 2018 as […]

Local Alumni Laud Prof Subbarao, a Founding Pillar of the IITs

Local Alumni Laud Prof Subbarao, a Founding Pillar of the IITs

By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND: When he left India in 1951 to come to the US, “before some of you were even born”, he chuckled, Professor E.C. Subbarao reminisced that “the IITs were not yet born.” The Indian Institute of Technology (a name inaugurated by Mualana Abul Kalam Azad) wasn’t launched, in fact, until 1956 […]

A Summer of Cricket

A Summer of Cricket

SUGAR LAND: Sugar Land Youth Cricket Community (SLYCC) recently completed a very successful Summer of Cricket on all fronts. Established in 2013, SLYCC is a non profit (501c3) charity organization that is involved in building a Community of Youth Cricket in the Greater Southwest Houston area including Sugar Land, Richmond, Rosenberg, Missouri City, Stafford and […]

Hindu Heritage Youth Camp 2018

Hindu Heritage Youth Camp 2018

HOUSTON: Minutes ago, they were sitting in a quiet environment practicing yoga, but now, they are running around the room in a fierce game of tag with an Indian spin on it, called Kabbadi. It might seem like a normal, lazy Sunday in June, but the Hindu Heritage Youth Camp (HHYC) counselors gathered at Keshav […]

Hiren Joshi – Casey Espinosa Wedding

Hiren Joshi – Casey Espinosa Wedding

HOUSTON: Both are huge Houston sports fans and they mostly followed each other on Twitter. One evening 5 years ago, they both were at a Houston Rockets game and Casey messaged Hiren and he suggested they meet up. There was instant chemistry and they decided to meet the following week at Discovery Green, a park […]

Sri Nava Chandi Maha Homam

Sri Nava Chandi Maha Homam

By Priest Sri Manicka Bhattar & M.K.Sriram PEARLAND: It is said that in the Kali Yuga, worshipping Goddess Chandi and Lord Vinayaka are of great importance. Goddess Chandi is the most powerful Universal Mother. She is the combination of Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasaraswathy.  Like the God Rudra, she has two forms.  In Her fierce form, […]

Hindu Leaders Meet Organized by HGH

Hindu Leaders Meet Organized by HGH

By Thara Narasimhan HOUSTON: Hindus of Greater Houston (HGH) primary role is mainly to bring together all Hindu organizations and hold a Leaders meeting of all Heads and Representation of Temples and Organizations at least once a year. HGH brings together the various organizations under one roof and celebrates one popular Hindu festival, the birth […]

Yoga Gurus Under Siege in the Western Media, The Assault on Swami Ramdev Today

Yoga Gurus Under Siege in the Western Media, The Assault on Swami Ramdev Today

By David Frawley Gurus from India since Swami Vivekananda in 1893 have gained a phenomenal and unexpected influence and prestige not only in the United States but also worldwide that remains extraordinary. Yet they have also invariably been subject to extensive criticism, if not attempts at outright personal defamation.  Such media denigration occurred in the […]

Rasikbhai R Patel

Rasikbhai R Patel

December 8, 1928 – July 21, 2018 HOUSTON: Rasikbhai R Patel, a loving and caring individual known for spreading laughter and happiness, passed away on Saturday, July 21 in Houston, Texas. He was Born in India and migrated to USA in 1981. He resided in Houston since 1982. He is survived by a loving family […]

Gurudev Dada J.P. Vaswani’s Birthday

Gurudev Dada J.P. Vaswani’s Birthday

HOUSTON: SADHU VASWANI MISSION was founded by T.L Vaswani, and the light was then passed to J.P. Vaswani. Dear Dada has many accolades, which derived from his continuous efforts to empower women and establish the mission’s St. Mira school. St Mira was Vaswani’s gateway to promote education and ensure that education was accessible to all. […]

Mumbai’s St. Thomas’ Cathedral to Celebrate 300-Year Anniversary

Mumbai’s St. Thomas’ Cathedral to Celebrate 300-Year Anniversary

By Vijaya Gupchup In June 1820 the church was lighted with lamps for the evening service. Chandeliers were fitted with glass shades, glass tumblers and burners, while iron chains were installed in 1822. The first mention of punkahs used in the Church was found in Mrs Elwood’s Narrative of a Journey Overland from England to […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 8

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 8

First Victory for the Satyagraha Experiment The story thus far… a recent court decision in South Africa held that the law did not recognize Indian marriages. The women were suitably offended by this and found it an attack on their basic family values. They openly broke the law and were imprisoned in large numbers. In […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes- Custard (Custard)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes- Custard (Custard)

This is a recipe that is as British as it is Indian and has become ingrained in the landscape of Indian cuisine. Below is a reprint of Mama’s Custard recipe, which is a tasty sweet seldom found in Indian restaurants overseas but on the menu of many Indian restaurants in the Old Country? It is […]