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Art of Living’s “Make Houston Happy” Campaign a Huge Success

Art of Living’s “Make Houston Happy” Campaign a Huge Success

HOUSTON: The Art of Living Foundation in Houston organized a successful Make Houston Happy campaign going on since March 27th of this year. As part of this initiative, they conducted a special “Happiness Program” workshop from May 4th – May 6th at the Sheraton (Brookhollow)Houston. Through this campaign Houstonians across the greater Houston area are […]

Balavihar Class of 2019 Graduates at Chinmaya Prabha

Balavihar Class of 2019 Graduates at Chinmaya Prabha

BY SHALINI SOMRAJ HOUSTON: The cheerful and beautiful morning of May 27th heralded the graduation of 36 Bala Vihar seniors of the Class of 2019 who convened with joy at Chinmaya Smrti Hall with their families and friends, arrayed in resplendent traditional attires and bright colors. The Graduation day started in an auspicious manner in […]

Indologist Sees Modi’s Second Term Favorable to the Hindu Agenda

Indologist Sees Modi’s Second Term Favorable to the Hindu Agenda

HOUSTON: Indologist Dr. Koenraad Elst, who is the topmost Hindu Renaissance scholar in the world today, delivered a lecture on Saturday, June 1 in the afternoon titled ‘Hindu Agenda On Modi Time’ right after the election results came in from India at the Holiday Inn Westchase. Dr. Elst, Ph.D. is a Hindu Renaissance scholar from […]

TSH’s Annual Tagore Talk Spreads Message of Humanity, Creativity

TSH’s Annual Tagore Talk Spreads Message of Humanity, Creativity

HOUSTON: Organized by the Tagore Society of Houston, the Ninth Annual Tagore Talk was delivered by Sudripta Tagore, the great-great grandson of Satyendranath Tagore (elder brother of Rabindranath). The TSH is a preeminent organization in existence since 1974 and strives to spread Rabindranath Tagore’s philosophy of humanism and cultural exchange as expressed through his own […]

India House Joins Asian-American Month Celebration at Houston Health Dept

India House Joins Asian-American Month Celebration at Houston Health Dept

    HOUSTON: The Houston Health Department’s (HHD), Cultural and Linguistic Competency (CLC) group hosted an “Asian American and Pacific Islander” month celebration on Wednesday May 8, 2019 with the participaton of India House and several other Indian organizations. Executive Director of India House, Retired Colonel Vipin Kumar, was a guest speaker and he shared […]

Sikh National Center Holds 4th Annual Blood Drive Onsite

Sikh National Center Holds 4th Annual Blood Drive Onsite

HOUSTON: One pitch to give blood is “and be a hero” and for most people it rings true enough to make their way to the Blood Center van. Two Sundays ago, on June 2 – four days before the 75th commemoration of the D-Day – the invasion of Normandy in World War II – the […]

Sai Baba’s Message Reaches Out with Conviction in Bud Patel’s Hindi Play

Sai Baba’s Message Reaches Out with Conviction in Bud Patel’s Hindi Play

STAFFORD: It is latent talent and a pent-up desire to express yourself creatively that brings community theatre alive for others to marvel at. That fascination with the arts has been building up among the desi community as it has grown larger and more diverse in its makeup over the past two decades, and in particular […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 1

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 1

Young Mohandas is Born in 1869 Born more than 130 years ago, the life and times of the man who would grow up to be universally known as The Mahatma, still resonates until today. Mohandas Gandhi had an ordinary childhood in Porbandar, on the coast of Kathiawad in the western state of Gujarat, a loved […]

Club 24 Plus Members Enjoy Casino Royale: 007 James Bond Style

Club 24 Plus Members Enjoy Casino Royale: 007 James Bond Style

BY PRAMOD KULKARNI     CYPRESS: Casino Night brings to mind the exciting Hollywood images of Casino Royale and our intrepid hero: 007 James Bond. While only two of the men of Club 24 Plus were dressed in Bond style tuxedos or white jackets, the women were certainly were dressed to kill. And kill they […]

Honor for Pratham Houston President Asha Dhume

Honor for Pratham Houston President Asha Dhume

HOUSTON: At the Board meeting on May 29, Pratham Houston President Asha Dhume was presented a plaque by Pratham CFO and Pratham National Board member, Mr. Swatantra Jain in recognition of her hard work, commitment and dedication to the cause of Pratham and for the upliftment of the underprivileged children of India. The entire Board […]

Naushad Kermally is First Muslim to Win Sugar Land City Council Seat

Naushad Kermally is First Muslim to Win Sugar Land City Council Seat

BY POOJA SALHOTRA SUGAR LAND: With encouragement from his wife Narmin and support from his three children, Naushad Kermally decided six months ago to run for Sugar Land City Council. After an arduous journey involving dozens of volunteers, around the clock block-walking and non-stop phone banking, Kermally emerged victorious in the District 2 run-off election […]

5th International Day of Yoga Events Scheduled throughout Texas

5th International Day of Yoga Events Scheduled throughout Texas

BY MANU SHAH HOUSTON: The Consulate General of India, Houston in collaboration with Friends of Yoga, is organizing several events across Texas to celebrate the 5th International Day of Yoga. This ancient Indian practice received unprecedented global attention four years ago when the United Nations recognized June 21st as the International Day of Yoga. An […]

BHARAT | Salman Khan | Katrina Kaif

BHARAT | Salman Khan | Katrina Kaif

Joy Baba Lokenath Foundation Organizes 129th Tirodhan Utsav

Joy Baba Lokenath Foundation Organizes 129th Tirodhan Utsav

BY SARITA MEHTA HOUSTON: Joy Baba Lokenath Foundation organized the 129th Annual Tirodhan Utsav of Baba Lokenath Bramhachari to celebrate the cause of humanity on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Sitaram Foundation Hall. Subashish Ghoshal, the president of JBL Foundation in his introduction explained, “The word Lokenath consists of two part – Loke & Nath. […]

Houston Durga Bari Drama Festival 2019 Outplays Previous Years

Houston Durga Bari Drama Festival 2019 Outplays Previous Years

BY SANCHALI BASU SUGAR LAND: Houston Durga Bari Society (HDBS) takes pride in hosting the “Dipika Dasgupta Memorial” Bengali drama festival for the past 18 years. The festival attracts drama groups from all over the country. This year was no exception. Literature, dance, drama, music, art runs in the veins of Bengalis and in comparison […]

Campaign to Raise Funds for Guru Nanak Documentary

Campaign to Raise Funds for Guru Nanak Documentary

BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA HOUSTON: In commemoration of the 550th Birthday Anniversary of Guru Nanak, the National Sikh Campaign has launched a nationwide effort to raise funds for the production of a documentary about the founder of Sikhism, his life and his philosophy of equality and tolerance for all people. The documentary will be aired on […]

Sri Kulkarni Campaign Kicks into High Gear with Group Meets

Sri Kulkarni Campaign Kicks into High Gear with Group Meets

BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA SUGAR LAND: It was hurriedly put together but even then about 30 people came out to meet the announced second-time candidate for Texas’ 22nd Congressional District held since 2009 by Republican Pete Olson. Sri Preston Kulkarni had made himself amply known to the Indian community during his run for office last year, […]

One Last Iftar at Indian Consulate for CG Anupam Ray

One Last Iftar at Indian Consulate for CG Anupam Ray

BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA HOUSTON: No sooner had the excitement abated over the inauguration the day before in New Delhi (on Thursday, May 30) of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to his second term than a section of the local Indian crowd gathered once again the next day – almost 36 hours later accounting for the […]

Modifications to a Divorce Decree

Modifications to a Divorce Decree

BY MALA SHARMA Either party in a divorce decree may seek to change child support or custody in a prior decree. The requirement to modify a decree is to show a material, substantial, and continuing change of circumstances. The burden to prove this test is upon the person who desires to change the decree. Circumstances […]

“Swami Vivekananda“ Play Was a True Intellectual 5-Hour Treat

“Swami Vivekananda“ Play Was a True Intellectual 5-Hour Treat

BY SARITA MEHTA HOUSTON: “Swami Vivakananda”, a play about this most inspirational personality was staged at Stafford Civic Center, Stafford on Friday, May 31. It was a real intellectual treat presented by Nisha Mirani and Ajit Patel, the organizers of Manoranjan Inc. This five-hour presentation kept the audience fully involved, and glued to their seats, […]

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