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Sewa International’s Gala 2018 for Human Upliftment!

Sewa International’s Gala 2018 for Human Upliftment!

By Vanshika Vipin Varma STAFFORD: HELP 2018, an Annual Gala was organized by Sewa International on Sunday, September 30 at Stafford Convention Center. Sewa International is a nonprofit service organization that focuses on selfless upliftment of those in distress through their various development programs focusing on family services, child, tribal and refugee welfare, women empowerment, […]

Mahatma Gandhi’s Sesquicentennial Celebrations Begin with Event at Asia Society

Mahatma Gandhi’s Sesquicentennial Celebrations Begin with Event at Asia Society

By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: Mahatma Gandhi is the apostle of satyagraha, the struggle against injustice through nonviolence. Gandhi’s Satyagraha helped achieve human rights for Indian migrant laborers in South Africa in the early 1900s and India’s independence from British rule in 1947. Others have adapted satyagraha for their own struggles for freedom such as the […]

IAF Kicks Off Navaratri Celebrations!

IAF Kicks Off Navaratri Celebrations!

STAFFORD: Once again, Indo American Forum of Fort Bend (IAF) kicked off upcoming Navaratri 2018 celebration with flair and a fantastic show. What a colorful evening it was on Saturday, September 29 at Stafford Center, a classic Navaratri celebration that one cannot resist to participate in the fun of dancing. More than 1,000 enthused attendees […]

We Walk, Children Progress! CRY Walk 2018 in Houston

We Walk, Children Progress! CRY Walk 2018 in Houston

SUGAR LAND: CRY, Child Rights and You America Inc. (CRY America), a 501c3 non profit that works towards ensuring children their basic rights to live, learn, grow and play organizes it’s 13th CRY Walk for Child Rights across 16 cities. The annual walk brings together people from varied walks of life, who feel passionately for […]

AAPI Fundraiser for Asian Democratic Candidates for Elections

AAPI Fundraiser for Asian Democratic Candidates for Elections

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON:  Standing on the circular landing and looking down on the high-ceilinged foyer, the flock of candidates represented a cross-section of diversity that State Representative Gene Wu said had not before been seen in Texas politics in either of the two mainstream parties. “We have nearly 30 candidates of Asian descent running […]

India House Launches Free Food Distribution to Needy Families

India House Launches  Free Food Distribution to Needy Families

HOUSTON: India House mission is to unite cultures, build bridges, and serve the community. On Tuesday, September 25, India House achieved a major milestone on its mission to serve the community by launching food distribution to needy families in collaboration with the Houston Food Bank. During its inaugural food distribution, India House parceled out groceries […]

Sri Venkateswara Kalyanam at Sri Meenakshi Temple

Sri Venkateswara Kalyanam at  Sri Meenakshi Temple

PEARLAND: Sri Meenakshi Temple celebrated Sri Venkateswara Kalyanam with grandeur and devotion on September 23rd.   The auspicious month of Purattasi is of great importance, as it is believed that Lord Venkateswara appeared on the earth in this month.  The purpose of such festivals is believed to shower all of God’s creations with health, wealth, happiness […]

Four Organizations Honored at World Hindu Congress 2018

Four Organizations Honored at World Hindu Congress 2018

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: The World Hindu Congress held from Sept. 7-9, 2018 in Chicago reaffirmed Swami’s Vivekananda’s message of universal love, peace, acceptance and service to humanity. In this context, it recognized and honored the substantial contributions of four organizations whose selfless volunteers have dedicated their lives in spreading these teachings of Hindu Dharma […]

Sankara Eye Foundation Dandia Cancelled in Houston

Sankara Eye Foundation Dandia Cancelled in Houston

HOUSTON: Sankara Eye Foundation (SEF) has cancelled the scheduled Dandiya event on October 6 at the NRG Center by Preetysha & Sameer due to unavoidable circumstances. Full  refunds will be released to the same credit card number used to make the ticket purchase. This dandia event was planned as a fundraiser for Sankara’s new hospitals […]

Vedanta Society of Greater Houston (VSGH) Durga Puja 2018

Vedanta Society of Greater Houston (VSGH) Durga Puja 2018

By Sanchali Basu HOUSTON: It is that time of the year again – Durga Puja time! As is the norm every year, VSGH will take pride in hosting the first Durga Puja of the season in Houston. VSGH has gone through several changes over the past year. Revered Swami Atmarupananda, an authority on the Complete […]

With Election Day Approaching, Register to Vote by October 9

With Election Day Approaching, Register to Vote by October 9

By Dr. Nidhi Trehan SUGAR LAND:  Folks, it’s time yet again to participate in the great democratic process in America – midterm elections are upon us November 6th! And while there are a number of things to be proud of as Texans, unfortunately, our record on voting is certainly not one of them. It’s sad, […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 17

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 17

Wheels of Independence are Set in Motion The story thus far….The war in Europe was having an impact in India. The Congress Working Committee found itself unable to accept in its entirety Gandhi’s attitude to the war. In particular, they would not accept his view that the defense of India should not depend on the […]

HCC Launches New Online College with 32 Fully Online Degrees

HCC Launches New Online College with 32 Fully Online Degrees

HCC 3rd largest in the U.S. for online enrollments HOUSTON: A regular ribbon and scissors just wouldn’t do for the new Houston Community College Online College. Instead, attendees held tablets and swiped their fingers across the screen for the ribbon cutting marking the launch of 32 fully online degrees and certificates. By the fall of […]

Daya Stands With Dr. Christine Blasey Ford

Daya Stands With Dr. Christine Blasey Ford

HOUSTON: On September 27, like many across the country, we watched as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford bravely testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee about her sexual assault. Her opening words captured what so many sexual assault victims feel each day when telling their story – “I am here today not because I want to be. […]

South Asians Khan, Chopra Battle Technology Monopolies

South Asians Khan, Chopra Battle Technology Monopolies

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It’s a tale of a modern day Goliath pitted against the likes of a David who is churning up evidence using old-fashioned research in out-of-vogue books sequestered in musty library shelves. In one single scholarly article, an unknown law student has taken on the monopolistic practices of technology behemoth Amazon and […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Hari Mirch De Pakore (FRIED GREEN CHILLI FRITTERS)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Hari Mirch De Pakore  (FRIED GREEN CHILLI FRITTERS)

What could be more tempting for the typical Indian palate than fried food and hot, hot chilli pakoras? One thing is for sure, so many Indians love hot, spicy food that there are contests even for the hottest chilllies in the country. Chillies come in many colors – green, purple, yellow, orange – depending on […]