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Personal Injury: Wrongful Death Claims

Personal Injury: Wrongful Death Claims

BY MALA SHARMA, ESQ The Texas legislature enacted the Wrongful Death Statute which provides the sole remedy and maximum compensation for the decedent’s spouse, children, and parents for all losses sustained as a result. Wrongful death is defined as death that occurs as the direct result of intentional, unintentional, negligent, reckless, or unskillful actions of […]

Ranveer Singh: Born to Play Gully Boy

Ranveer Singh: Born to Play Gully Boy

Story: Murad (Ranveer Singh) must fight off his poverty and social disadvantage to realise his dream of being a rapper. His friends and family rally together to help an ordinary boy in becoming an extraordinary rapper. Review: There’s a line in the film where the character MC Sher (Siddhant Chaturvedi) says, “Agar duniya mein sab […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Atte di Pinni (Sweet Wheat Flour Balls)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Atte di Pinni  (Sweet Wheat Flour Balls)

BY SHAKUNTLA MALHOTRA Pinnis are a uniquely traditional Punjabi sweet dish that are sometimes mistakenly called laddus by non-Punjabis. The main difference is that laddus are usually made of fried dough and are then formed into balls, whereas pinnis are made with flour (or crushed moong dal) that is browned in a kadai or wok. […]

Houston Bengalis Celebrate Saraswati Puja

Houston Bengalis Celebrate Saraswati Puja

BY SANCHALI BASU HOUSTON: Saraswati Puja is held very close to the heart of Bengalis. Being the goddess of learning and wisdom, not only is goddess Saraswati very important to the students, but also to the scientists, researchers, professors associated with academia and everyone at large. Somehow, this puja day also has a connotation of […]

Loyal Donors Gather for CRY at Verandah’s Soft Opening

Loyal Donors Gather for CRY at Verandah’s Soft Opening

BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA HOUSTON: It was a three-for-one moment made for the benefit of all of them, and what could be better than to make it worthwhile in the newest eatery in the Upper Kirby District. Restaurateur Chef Sunil Srivastava and his wife Anuradha made special arrangements to open up Verandah, their brand new establishment, […]

Gitesh Desai Receives Pravasi Bharatiya Samman

Gitesh Desai Receives Pravasi Bharatiya Samman

BY MANU SHAH VARANASI: Gitesh Desai was reading an email from India’s Ministry of External Affairs but before the words could sink in, he got a call from Houston’s Consul General Dr. Anupam Ray congratulating him. Desai was one of the 28 Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awardees of 2019. The normally eloquent Desai says he was […]

Houston Maharashtra Mandal to Present Historical Play on Shivaji

Houston Maharashtra Mandal to Present Historical Play on Shivaji

HOUSTON: The Houston Maharashtra Mandal (HMM) will present on stage an epic play titled Janata Raja (The Wise King) on Saturday, March 9 at Stafford Centre on Cash Road. The play is a dramatic presentation of the life of Chhatrapati Shivaji, a warrior-king (1627-1680 AD), who founded the Maratha kingdom in the western region of […]

Arya Samaj Houston Celebrates Republic Day, MLK Day of Service

Arya Samaj Houston Celebrates Republic Day, MLK Day of Service

BY ANJANA KALITA HOUSTON: Arya Samaj Houston celebrated 70th Republic Day with great reverence on Sunday, 27th Jan 2019. The regular weekly Satsang heard the loftier Vedic ideas that build a strong nation. We were reminded that Arya Samaj was the strongest force to earn the country’s freedom with almost 80% of freedom fighters originating […]

‘Women’s Health Issues’ Interactive Session with Women Physicians

‘Women’s Health Issues’ Interactive Session with Women Physicians

BY DR. SARITA MEHTA HOUSTON: This is for the first time SEWA International organized a workshop for Women’s Health Issues, co-sponsored with Arya Samaj on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Arya Samaj, Houston Texas. More than fifty five women participated in this Family services workshop by the female physicians specialists on Internal Medicine, Dermatology and […]

Club 24+ Celebrates Valentine’s Day with a Bollywood Skit

Club 24+ Celebrates Valentine’s Day with a Bollywood Skit

BY PRAMOD KULKARNI HOUSTON: Club 24+ members were able to get an early start to Valentine’s Day romantic festivities with their annual luncheon on Sunday, Feb. 9 at Magiano’s Italian restaurant in the Galleria. Magiano’s second-floor party room was decorated in the festive Valentine’s balloons and party favors and even small teddy bears on each […]

A Readathon Let’s Houston Kids Support Pratham’s Kids

A Readathon Let’s Houston Kids Support Pratham’s Kids

BY RITU NADKARNI HOUSTON: The 2018 Pratham Houston Readathon Award Ceremony was held at Dalip and Manjit Soni’s residence on Sunday, January 27. It was an inspirational evening and showed what a community of readers, parents and supportive adults can do in elevating the confidence of young readers. Manjit Soni welcomed and thanked all the […]

Magic Bus 5th Gala Produces $1 Million Baby with Kapil Dev

Magic Bus 5th Gala Produces $1 Million Baby with Kapil Dev

BY SANCHALI BASU HOUSTON: Kicking off its festivities celebrating the 5th year, the Magic Bus gala organizers went all out to make it a grand success, the evening of Saturday, February 9, at the Royal sonesta hotel. The cocktail reception was abuzz with activity as the attendees showed up in all their glamour and glitz. […]

Pulwama Attack: India Says Will Make Pakistan Pay, Opposition Stands with Government

Pulwama Attack: India Says Will Make Pakistan Pay, Opposition Stands with Government

NEW DELHI: The killing of at least 40 CRPF soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district Thursday in the worst terror attack the Valley has seen, has reignited the debate on active militancy in the area, the preparedness of intelligence agencies, the diplomatic roadblock by China to bring Masood Azhar, head of Jaish-e-Mohammad which has […]

Gujarat State Signs MOU with Texas-based SAYI & Vidya Dham

Gujarat State Signs MOU with Texas-based SAYI & Vidya Dham

BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA HOUSTON: For pomp and pageantry that highlights the diverse cuIn the recent Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2019, inaugurated by Prime Minister of India Narinder Modi, two Texas based non-profit organizations have signed Memorandums of Understanding with the Government of Gujarat for imparting knowledge and service in the field of Sanskrit, Hindi Ayurveda and […]

Manikarnika: Kangana Ranaut Owns the Period Drama

Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Jisshu Sengupta, Atul Kulkarni, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Ankita Lokhande, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Danny Denzongpa, Richard Keep Directors: Kangana Ranaut, Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi Rating: Two and a half stars Kangana Ranaut in and as Manikarnika, the Queen of Jhansi, delivers exactly what was promised: a high-decibel, high-on-rhetoric hagiography of a queen who fought for […]

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga Trailer Released

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga Trailer Released

MUMBAI — The second trailer of Anil Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor starrer Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga is out, and it has not left much to the imagination of the audience. While the first trailer of the romantic drama had only hinted at the possibility of a same-sex romance involving the female lead […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Bhaen de Pakore (Fried Lotus Root Fritters)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Bhaen de Pakore  (Fried Lotus Root Fritters)

BY SHAKUNTLA MALHOTRA In India, bhaen or kamal di dandi (lotus root) are available most times of the year and in the Punjab, it is prized for its crunchiness and highly fibrous texture which allows it to be made dry or curried. You can even make bhaen pakore (fried fritters) and though it is not […]

King of Drama Captivates the Hearts of Mehfil with Local Talent

King of Drama Captivates the Hearts of Mehfil with Local Talent

BY DR. SARITA MEHTA STAFFORD: The much awaited variety show, Dilwalon ki Mehfil (A Gathering of Heartful Souls) produced by the well-known local icon Indervadan Trivedi, better known affectionately as ‘Masterji’, was presented on Saturday, January 12 to an adoring audience at the Old Stafford Community Center on Constitution Avenue. Masterji, who is also the […]

With Retirement in Mind, Trust the Ones Who Manage Your Wealth

With Retirement in Mind, Trust the Ones Who Manage Your Wealth

BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA HOUSTON: It was a small group of people who had many of the same concerns that many working class people have at a certain point in their careers: how to handle their nest eggs and make them grow and how to trust the advice they receive from wealth managers. It is a […]

TiE Houston Kicks Off 2019 with Charter Member Dinner

TiE Houston Kicks Off 2019 with Charter Member Dinner

HOUSTON: TiE Houston kicked off 2019 with a gathering of its Charter Members and distinguished leaders in Houton’s entrepreneurial community by hosting their annual Charter Member dinner at the Doubletree by Hilton on January 26th. They gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of 2018 and to lay out the goals for 2019. TiE Houston President, Dr. […]

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