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11th International Maheshwari Rajasthani Convention (IMRC) in Houston

11th International Maheshwari Rajasthani Convention (IMRC) in Houston

By Trusha Chandak HOUSTON: The Maheshwari community of Rajasthan came together this Thanksgiving weekend to relive their culture and connect with each other at the 11th International Maheshwari and Rajasthani Convention (IMRC). The well attended event was hosted by the Southwest chapter of MMNA (Maheshwari Mahasabha of North America) and held at the Marriott Marquis […]

Stop! Think Before You Click

Stop! Think Before You Click

By Masood Ahmed With the internet ruling at the fingertips of every individual and organization, the activities and transactions have become more prone to cyber-attacks. Every individual must become familiar with a variety of today’s common cyberthreats, by learning how to spot a cyberattack, an individual can make smarter security decisions and prevent attacks. Cyber […]

Margaritaville Lake Resort Honors the Cultural Traditions of South Asian Weddings

Margaritaville Lake Resort Honors the Cultural Traditions of South Asian Weddings

HOUSTON: Located about an hour north of the Houston area, a lush, tropical oasis on a secluded lakefront awaits – Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe | Houston. A destination in itself, the resort offers the perfect setting to carry out the time-honored traditions of South Asian weddings. “Our wide array of venues, amenities, and activities […]

Fort Bend Interfaith Community Hosts Annual Thanksgiving Services

Fort Bend Interfaith Community Hosts Annual Thanksgiving Services

By Juhi Varma SUGAR LAND: Despite gloomy weather, warmth prevailed inside the expansive, wood-paneled hall of St. Laurence Catholic Church on Monday night in Sugar Land, where members of Fort Bend County’s many religious communities gathered in love and friendship for an interfaith Thanksgiving service. “The last one we did was in November of 2019, […]

‘Ekal Dakshin Dhamaka’: Ekal Houston Outreach to Dakshin Bharat

‘Ekal Dakshin Dhamaka’: Ekal Houston Outreach to Dakshin Bharat

HOUSTON: Ekal Houston chapter brought an exclusive live fund-raising event – Dakshin Dhamaka –  for our Telugu, Tamil, and Bollywood music lovers in the Houston Metro area. The Dakshin theme was requested by Ekal South Indian well-wishers and patrons. The audience were entertained by the magnificent artists, a live band, and a delicious dinner on […]

Intriguing Drama “Blind Justice” Draws Support for Udavum Karangal

Intriguing Drama “Blind Justice” Draws Support for Udavum Karangal

By Jawahar Malhotra PEARLAND: As the curtain opened, the first set came into view: an Indian court with the high bench for the judge and dockets for the accused and the witnesses on either side. Two Indian flags and the national tri-lion emblem attached on the wall above the judge completed the scene in all […]

Where is My Community? (Update)

Where is My Community? (Update)

By Kul Bhushan Uppal When was the last time you asked yourself this question – why can’t we do this event as a community? Overall, the community at large never stood behind any organization in achieving all goals towards unifying the community. Even living in USA, we as a community always struggle, in giving up […]

Akshaya Patra Hosts Fund Raising Happy Hour

Akshaya Patra Hosts Fund Raising Happy Hour

HOUSTON: The Akshaya Patra Houston Chapter hosted a Happy Hour to help raise funds and awareness for the charity that is centered around ending child hunger for school children in India at The Great Heights Brewing Co. on November 11th, 2022.  Many young professionals attended and donated generously while networking and enjoying some bites and […]

‘Classically Yours with Jyoti’ in 2nd Year

‘Classically Yours with Jyoti’ in 2nd Year

HOUSTON: Classically Yours with Jyoti’ program celebrated its first year anniversary recently at the studio with wellwishers and patrons. You can catch the program every third Saturday 3 to 4 pm on Masala Radio FM 98.7 as part of Indo-American News Unplugged  with Jyoti playing songs based on Classical Indian music with Sudhir Golikeri . […]

Thousands Celebrate Masala Radio’s Houston Diwali Mela

Thousands Celebrate Masala Radio’s Houston Diwali Mela

HOUSTON: Thousands celebrated Diwali @ Masala Radio’s HOUSTON DIWALI MELA last Saturday.  In a freak coincidence, it turned into a double celebration as midway through the event the Houston Astros won the World Series!  Traffic stowed along Highway 6 to admire the 4 story Giant Ferris Wheel, and stopped completely when the Grand Finale Fireworks went off […]

Indo-Americans Achieve Success in Midterms

Indo-Americans Achieve Success in Midterms

HOUSTON: Democrat incumbent KP George will serve another term as Fort Bend County judge with a narrow victory over Republican challenger Trever Nehls. Final unofficial voting results show George received 51.6% of the vote, or 126,828, to Nehls’ 48.4%, or 119,082, with all 82 Fort Bend County polling locations reporting.The first two Muslim lawmakers in […]

Attend the Largest Franchise Expo: Nov. 12-13

Attend the Largest Franchise Expo: Nov. 12-13

CONROE, TX: The Franchise Expo to be held November 12 and 13 at the Lone Star Convention Center in Conroe offers an excellent opportunity for business hopefuls to learn the intricacies of the franchise world. It is a chance to learn about the latest and greatest franchise business models. The Expo will offer completely free […]

Visit of Shri Guruji to Teach Pranayama

Visit of Shri Guruji to Teach Pranayama

By Vijay Karna HOUSTON: Houstonians were delighted to see a Siddhayogi (Shri Guruji) visit and personally teach the secret internal pranayama from Bhagavad Gita between October 14 and October 30. He breaks the common misconception that pranayama is concerned with external oxygen through nostrils and teaches the scientific pranayama that heals from ailments and help […]

Indo-American Charity Foundation’s ‘Bollywood Night’ Gala

Indo-American Charity Foundation’s ‘Bollywood Night’ Gala

HOUSTON: The Indo-American Charity Foundation (IACF) will hold its annual gala on Friday, December 2nd 2022, at Knanaya Community Center in Missouri City. The theme for this year’s gala is “Bollywood Night”. The event will showcase IACF’s supporting charities, individuals and organizations that share its mission to serve communities in the Greater Houston area. The […]

Assam Team at Texas India Fest in San Antonio

Assam Team at Texas India Fest in San Antonio

Diwali celebrations are held all across the globe with great pomp and cheer.In San Antonio, Texas, the Indian community continues to celebrate and bring all diverse groups together to celebrate Diwali. India Association of San Antonio (IASA) is very passionate about the growing Indian community and engages in organizing cultural events to bring everyone together. […]

For Business Hopefuls, Guidance Available at Franchise Expo

For Business Hopefuls, Guidance Available at Franchise Expo

CONROE, TX: The Franchise Expo to be held November 12 and 13 at the Lone Star Convention Center in Conroe offers an excellent opportunity for business hopefuls to learn the intricacies of the franchise world. It is a chance to learn about the latest and greatest franchise business models. The Expo will offer completely free […]

19th Annual India House Gala: “Serving Communities Together”

19th Annual India House Gala: “Serving Communities Together”

HOUSTON: 19th Annual India House Gala was hosted on Saturday, October 22nd with lots of lights, dynamic speakers, numerous community leaders, friends, entertainment, and tasteful food.  The theme this year was “Serving Communities Together”.  It was another proud moment for India House where they were able to showcase the hard work that has been going […]

A Bright Dipavali at at Chinmaya Mission Houston

A Bright Dipavali at at Chinmaya Mission Houston

By Satchitananda Dipavali, the most iconic among Hindu festivals, also called as Diwali was celebrated with great pomp and festivity at Chinmaya Mission Houston (CMH) on October 23rd, 2022. Also called Diwali, Dipavali literally translates to mean “rows of lamps.” The day marks Sri Rama’s return to Ayodhya after his victory in Lanka. It also […]

Town Center becomes a Village Square Full of Garba Revelers

Town Center becomes a Village Square Full of Garba Revelers

By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND: Over the past decade, the South Asian community has grown so much in the Greater Houston area and is so spread out that there are dense pockets of desis scattered all across the region. But none rival the community that lives in Ft Bend county, and especially in Sugar Land. […]

Colors, Lights and Food Mark Joyous Diwali Celebrations at BAPS Mandir

Colors, Lights and Food Mark Joyous Diwali Celebrations at BAPS Mandir

HOUSTON: On October 21st, 2022, colors, lights and food fused with joy and tradition, as Diwali – The Festival of Lights – was celebrated at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Houston.  Diwali is the most widely celebrated festival by Indian and Hindus around the world. October is being celebrated as Hindu Heritage Month, and community […]

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