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Kusum Sharma’s Ramleela in Houston, One of the Best in the World!

Kusum Sharma’s Ramleela in Houston, One of the Best in the World!

By Kamlesh Narwani HOUSTON: I have seen several Ramleela in India but none like the one witnessed today said Ekal Vidyalaya CEO Bajrang Bajra who was one of the Ekal delegates visiting USA invited to Ramleela by grand sponsors Subhash and Saroj Gupta. This sentiment summarizes for the 1000+ audience of the 14th edition of […]

Indian Film Festival of Houston Celebrates 10 Years

Indian Film Festival of Houston Celebrates 10 Years

HOUSTON: Audiences who attended the Indian Film Festival of Houston were treated to screenings, entertainment, food, and an opportunity to mingle with film directors and actors during the three-day event.  They saw cinema par excellence at the Asia Society on October 4 and 5.  A cocktail hour began the festivities with music by Moodafaruka and […]

The Intersection of Engineering, Commerce & Business

The Intersection of Engineering, Commerce & Business

By Archana Sharma HOUSTON: The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston (IACCGH) and American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects (ASIE) hosted their first joint event at India House on October 4.  The event presented three prominent engineering and business leaders; Sudhakar Kalaga, President – KIT Professionals, Inc., Sanjay Ramabhadran, Principal, Versa Infrastructure and […]

Pratham Houston Event Highlights Pratham’s Digital Learning Initiatives in India

Pratham Houston Event Highlights Pratham’s Digital Learning Initiatives in India

By Peace Cowen HOUSTON: On a Thursday evening in Houston, Pratham USA supporters of all ages gathered together to hear Pratham Co-Founder Dr. Madhav Chavan and Pratham Houston Advisory Board Member Dhiren Shethia discuss PraDigi (i.e. Pratham Digital), Pratham’s latest digital learning initiatives in India. PraDigi is an innovative initiative that focuses on facilitating group […]

Fourth Anniversary Celebrations of the Houston Desi Friends Group

Fourth Anniversary Celebrations of the Houston Desi Friends Group

HOUSTON: The Houston Desi Friends group, a unique WhatsApp group with over 20,000 members, celebrated its fourth anniversary at India House on Saturday, September 29. Event objective was to celebrate 4 successful years of the group, to honor the noble charity and cultural organizations, to bring awareness about rare diseases to the community, and to create […]

BIO-SOS Joins Abrahams in Celebrating Houston Symphony & Bollywood Dance

BIO-SOS Joins Abrahams in Celebrating Houston Symphony & Bollywood Dance

HOUSTON: Enchanting Western classical music and zestful Bollywood dances were the highlight of an inaugural collaborative event hosted by the BIO (Blending Inner Voice with Outer Actions) program of SOS (Share Our Secrets) and Abrahams Oriental Rugs on Friday, September 28, 2019. Former Symphony board member and active supporter, Samuel Abraham and his wife, Omana, […]

Falguni Pathak Dandiya Dhoom – Oct 26 @ NRG Center

Falguni Pathak Dandiya Dhoom – Oct 26 @ NRG Center

HOUSTON: Falguni Pathak, the unparalleled ‘Dandiya Queen’, a singer and performing artist from India, is all set to rock the Dandiya Dhoom Navratri event to be held on Friday, October 26, 2018 at the NRG center at 8 p.m. Falguni’s music is based on traditional musical forms from the Indian state of Gujarat. Since her […]

15th Annual Mahatma Gandhi Week – 2018 Speech Contest

15th Annual Mahatma Gandhi Week – 2018 Speech Contest

HOUSTON: The Father of Our Nation, Mahatma Gandhi Ji, is majorly known for his efforts to free India from tyrannical rule in the 1940’s. What many do not know, is the lasting impact he has left on the minds of younger generations today, as seen in the amazing speeches presented by children of various ages. […]

USCIS’s New Zero Tolerance Policy

USCIS’s New Zero Tolerance Policy

HOUSTON: United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a new policy change that allows USCIS officers to deny any application, petition or request without issuing a Request for Evidence (RFE) or Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID). This new policy change went into effect on September 11, 2018. Before this policy change, USCIS […]

7th Diwali & Dussehra Festival Celebrations By Shri Sita Ram Foundation

7th Diwali & Dussehra Festival Celebrations By Shri Sita Ram Foundation

HOUSTON: Diwali & Dussehra is the largest festival of India celebrated by more than 1.3 billion people worldwide.  It is also called the ‘Festival of Lights’, celebrating the ‘Victory of Good Over Evil’. This festival is celebrated by the people of Indian origin in the Houston area on a large scale in the month of […]

Dr. James P. Allison Awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize

Dr. James P. Allison Awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize

HOUSTON: The Board of Directors of the Indian American Cancer Network, a cancer resource network in Houston, TX, today congratulates Dr. James P. Allison on being awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work in the discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation.  Dr. Allison was also recently […]

The Power of Presentation

The Power of Presentation

By Aamani Pillutla HOUSTON: September 22, was the opening session of the Youth Leadership Development Program at India House, where the organization’s eager inductees became privy to the enrichment of leadership development. The inaugural session had a speaker on effective leadership and communication skills. Chuck Hinkle, Shell’s U.S. expert in Business Intelligence, has worked for […]

Houston Maharashtra Mandal Ganesh Festival 2018

Houston Maharashtra Mandal Ganesh Festival 2018

HOUSTON: !!Ganapati Bappa Morya!!, an earnest call to Lord Ganesha, roars throughout India and Indian Diaspora during this time of the year as Indians all over the world celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi. Houston Maharashtra Mandal (HMM) celebrated Ganesh Festival on September 22, witnessed by more than 750 devotees dressed in colorful traditional Indian attire. HMM celebrates […]

Rise, Organize, Lead, and Emerge: Strengthening Hindu Identity

Rise, Organize, Lead, and Emerge:  Strengthening Hindu Identity

By Parth Parihar The Hindu Youth Conference, held as part of the World Hindu Congress 2018 in Chicago, was attended by nearly 300 young Hindus from across five different continents With the theme “Rise, Organize, Lead, Emerge,” the conference focused on the pivotal role the up-and-coming generation of Hindus can play in the fields of […]

Her Battle with Breast Cancer Led to Fundraising to Help Others

Her Battle with Breast Cancer Led to Fundraising to Help Others

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: After learning about her breast cancer in 2009, Ashma Khanani-Moosa’s life changed in more ways than she could have imagined. The mother of two and wife of successful physician Dr. Abdul Moosa, she received her diagnosis at The Rose, a center near her home in Friendswood and it was early and […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 18

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 18

The story thus far… After the defeat of Japan in August 1945, Britain agreed to a planned withdrawal from India. All through his life Gandhi had worked for unity between Hindus and Muslims, without much success. There was a large section of nationalist Muslim in the Congress but leaders of the Muslim League were drifting further […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Arbi te Wadi di Turri (EDDOE ROOT & LENTIL DUMPLING CURRY)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Arbi te Wadi di Turri  (EDDOE ROOT & LENTIL DUMPLING CURRY)

This Punjabi recipe incorporates a special favorite ingredient – wadiyyan (sundried lentil dumplings) – with a vegetable that is seasonal but not often used – arbi (eddoe root). Made with a medium thick sauce, and eaten with hot rotis, the results are delicious! So, for those looking for an unusual recipe, below is a reprint […]