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Personal Injury: Traumatic Brain Damage

Personal Injury: Traumatic Brain Damage

BY MALA SHARMA Automobile collisions frequently cause traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) as a result of serious head bumps or blows during the accident. TBIs may lead to long-term health concerns, permanent disability, mental impairment, and possibly death. Thus, it is imperative to understand this injury, symptoms and signs, getting treatment quickly, and knowing your rights […]

India House/SOS Life-After Series: Seminar Reveals Role of Insurance for Seniors in Retirement

India House/SOS Life-After Series: Seminar Reveals Role of Insurance for Seniors in Retirement

BY PRAMOD KULKARNI HOUSTON: India House and Share Our Secrets Organization (SOS.ORG) conducted a free seminar on one of the most vexing issues faced by the retired and elderly. The seminar was held on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at the India House. Seniors, often, do not realize the gaps that exist in their retirement plans […]

‘To Let’ Movie Review: Authentic Bittersweet Family Drama of Mundane Survival

‘To Let’ Movie Review: Authentic Bittersweet Family Drama of Mundane Survival

Cast: Santhosh Sreeram, Sheela Rajkumar, Dharun Bala Director: Chezhiyan Rating: 4 stars Mildly-lit rooms. Crayon scribbles on the walls. A nightie-clad woman tuning into a radio station. A lungi-clad man trying to unclog the toilet. We get a glimpse into the lives of an aspiring filmmaker Ilango (Santhosh Sreeram), his wife Amudha (Sheela) and their […]

‘Total Dhamaal’: Comic Misadventure Due to Poor Writing

‘Total Dhamaal’: Comic Misadventure Due to Poor Writing

Story: Total Dhamaal is the third instalment in the Dhamaal franchise. A hidden booty of 50 crore leads to a mad chase amongst a bunch of greedy and eccentric characters. In them, are a bickering couple on the verge of a divorce, greedy siblings, local goons, a police commissioner and the mastermind of the loot. […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Hari Mirch De Pakore (Fried Green Chilli Fritters)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Hari Mirch De Pakore  (Fried Green Chilli Fritters)

BY SHAKUNTLA MALHOTRA 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 […]

Connoisseurs Learn the Pleasures and Perils of Pilgrimage to Mansarovar & Kailash Parbhat

Connoisseurs Learn the Pleasures and Perils of Pilgrimage to Mansarovar & Kailash Parbhat

BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA HOUSTON: It was armchair theatre at its best: a glass of favorite Scotch whiskey in hand and hot appetizers followed by dinner brought to the dining table. On either side of the screen in the dimly lit private hall of Nirvana restaurant, 20 members of the Connoisseurs Club listened in rapt attention, […]

Tamil Nadu Foundation Celebrates an Enchanting Valentine’s Day

Tamil Nadu Foundation Celebrates an Enchanting Valentine’s Day

HOUSTON: Tamil Nadu Foundation’s Houston Chapter celebrated Valentine’s Day during an afternoon of camaraderie among friends, highlighted by an artistic extravaganza of dances, interludes of music by Sargam Melodies, fashion show of hidden talents by local artists, and gestures of appreciation to service and seniority, over delicious treats of coffee, tea and snacks. The event […]

TiE Hosts Houston Exponential CEO Russ Capper

TiE Hosts Houston Exponential CEO Russ Capper

HOUSTON: It’s a new year and that means new events being hosted by TiE Houston. This past week, they hosted their first networking social at the new Post Oak location for The Cannon Houston, which just opened up earlier this year. Drinks were sponsored by Roxor. ROXOR Gin is Curated by James Beard awarded Chef […]

IACCGH Holds Dialogue with Congressman Dan Crenshaw

IACCGH Holds Dialogue with Congressman Dan Crenshaw

HOUSTON: The IACCGH recognizes that businesses thrive when policies at the State, Federal and International level are business friendly. The Chamber strives to provide access to those that influence and are responsible for policies that impact business and has since 2013 launched its Power Dialogue series. The first 2019 Power Dialogue was hosted on January […]

SSS Mandir Offers Prayers for Pulwama Terror Victims

SSS Mandir Offers Prayers for Pulwama Terror Victims

BY DR. SARITA MEHTA HOUSTON: Fresh after the terrorist attack in Pulwama, Kashmir on February 14 that killed 44 Indian paramilitary, prayer and memorial services were held all across the Metroplex as community members came together to pay their homage to those who had fallen. Houston residents gathered at Sanatan Shiv Shakti Mandir of Houston […]

Masons Show Appreciation to Brother Raj Bhalla, Donors for Renovations

Masons Show Appreciation to Brother Raj Bhalla, Donors for Renovations

BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA RICHMOND: Many in the community know Dr. Raj Bhalla for his outspokenness, sharp wit, generosity and support and presence in many community activities. He is regarded as the community’s elder statesman and has guided many decisions through his clear and thoughtful purpose. But his sphere of influence does not end there. Ever […]

IACAN Hosts Seminar on Cervical Cancer

IACAN Hosts Seminar on Cervical Cancer

CLEAR LAKE CITY: Commemorating the National Cervical Cancer Awareness month, Indian American Cancer Network (IACAN) held an educational outreach program, “How to Eliminate Cervical Cancer Completely?” on Sunday February 10, 2019, at Clear Lake Islamic Center. Dr. Surendranath S. Shastri, M.B.B.S, M.D., D.Ph., Professor, Division of Health Disparities Research at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, was […]

Successful Session for Empowering Lives by Women’s Voice Network

Successful Session for Empowering Lives by Women’s Voice Network

SUGAR LAND: The Women’s Voice, an all-volunteer community network of women from all walks of life, held a remarkably successful house-full session on ‘Life Coaching and Relationships in Workplace, Marriage and Family’ to encourage and empower the attendees on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Ismaili Jamatkhana Center, Sugar Land. This session provided valuable and resourceful […]

Stunned Community Mourns Victims of Murder-Suicide

Stunned Community Mourns Victims of Murder-Suicide

SUGAR LAND: The news of the Indian American couple’s death in an apparent murder-suicide at their home in Sugar Land has left the community in deep shock as friends and family looked for answers. On Monday, February 18 morning, the police responded to a 911 call to the home in the Telfair subdivision 6 am, […]

Mandir ki Maaji Bestows Last Blessings on Her Admirers

Mandir ki Maaji Bestows Last Blessings on Her Admirers

BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA HOUSTON: If you are in Little India on any day or night and want to get some blessings, all you had to do is visit the temple on Hillcroft behind the first row of shops, almost behind Karat 22 Jewelers. It is small and cozy and until recently, sitting by the entrance […]

India House 16th Gala Recognizes Outstanding Achievements

India House 16th Gala Recognizes Outstanding Achievements

BY PRAMOD KULKARNI HOUSTON: India House mission of uniting cultures, creating bridges, and serving the community came to fruition during its fashionably elegant 16th annual gala on Saturday, March 9 evening at the Sugar Land Mariott Hotel ballroom. Gala chair was India House Trustee Bal Sareen. The chief guest for the gala was Texas Lieutenant […]

Shradhanjalis, Protests in Houston Even as Military Escalation Flares Up

Shradhanjalis, Protests in Houston Even as Military Escalation Flares Up

BY MANU SHAH HOUSTON: “Too many lives have been lost. Enough is enough.” With these words, Col. Raj Bhalla summed up the sentiment at the prayer service held at India House on February 20 for the 44 CRPF personnel killed in a terror attack in Pulwama, Jammu & Kashmir. The names of the martyred soldiers […]