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Vishala 7 Hillcroft Grand Opening Attracts Over 3,000 in Gandhi District!

Vishala 7 Hillcroft Grand Opening Attracts Over 3,000 in Gandhi District!

Houston: Vishala opens its seventh location – Vishala VII Hillcroft – with a BANG in the center of the Mahatma Gandhi district on SAT OCT 3rd.  “For the first time in Houston, we were giving away 7, 1-Gram Gold Coins to the first 7 shoppers and added Valet Parking,” said Viral Thakkar, Vishala Partner. “When […]

Al Rabba’s Masala Style Grand Opening

Al Rabba’s Masala Style Grand Opening

Houston: Al Rabba – 61,000 sf grocery store & Chat Hut restaurant, put on a dhamakedaar Masala Grand Opening event on one of the prettiest days of the season last Saturday September 19th from 10AM – 2PM.   Against backdrops of wedding style décor and balloons, owner Amir Patel celebrated the “official” opening by giving […]

UMMC TX President Syed Mohiuddin: A Frontline Hero for the Underserved

UMMC TX President Syed Mohiuddin: A Frontline Hero for the Underserved

Houston: With the ever-changing landscape of America’s healthcare system, it is becoming more and more difficult to find healthcare providers and facilities that value patient care and satisfaction above everything else. One hospital stands out in Houston, Texas, even going as far as only requiring a photo ID for covid-19 testing. United Memorial Medical Center […]

FIS Presents Distinguished Lecture on India-China Competition

FIS Presents Distinguished Lecture on India-China Competition

Houston: On Sunday, August 23, 2020, the Foundation for India Studies (FIS) presented its first virtual webinar in its Distinguished Lecture Series. The lecture, titled “India China Competition in South Asia: the Past, Present and Future,” was presented by Dr. Constantino Xavier of the Brookings Institute in New Delhi. Dr. Xavier’s presentation focused on the […]

American Chemical Society Honors Kashinath Patil

American Chemical Society Honors Kashinath Patil

Houston: Dr. Kashnath Patil was recognized by the American Chemical Society at a recent banquet for his outstanding 60 years of service. Dr. Patil received the certificate of servce and was able to share the recognition with his wife Manda and his family and friends. During his 60-year career, Mr. Patil has published numerous technical […]

Swapnil Agarwal’s Nitya Capital Acquires One Westchase Office Building

Swapnil Agarwal’s Nitya Capital Acquires One Westchase Office Building

Houston: For CEO and founder of Nitya Capital, Swapnil Agarwal, success and achievements never came easy. Coming from humble beginnings as a son of a working class Indian immigrant family in Houston, much of Swapnil’s youth was defined by observing and learning from the success of others. As he worked his first few jobs, Swapnil […]

Indo-American Teens End Racist Logo of “Mahatma Rice” from Houston’s Riviana Foods

Indo-American Teens End Racist Logo of “Mahatma Rice” from Houston’s Riviana Foods

By Madan Goyal Atlanta: One Friday evening, the family was at the dinner table at their grandparents’ house. Rani Shrivastava, 15, looked down at the table and read aloud the newspaper headline about the Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben’s brands being discontinued due to their racist connotations. Her younger brother Rohan, 13, then looked over […]

Corona Mein Dhamaal — Record 3,200 Attend Desi Brothers Farmers Market Grand Opening

Corona Mein Dhamaal — Record 3,200 Attend Desi Brothers Farmers Market Grand Opening

  Houston: Never did Desi Brothers nor Masala Radio imagine that during COVID, a Social Distance Grand Opening would bring out nearly 3200 guests on the first day!  When CEO Vipul Patel asked Masala Radio to do the grand opening, Sunil Thakkar thought August 15th (Indian Independence Day) would be the perfect date, but that […]

Desi Brothers Farmers Market: Highest Quality Groceries, Fresh Produce

Desi Brothers Farmers Market: Highest Quality Groceries, Fresh Produce

Houston: Armed with 30 years of Indian Grocery retail experience, an arsenal of the highest quality dry, frozen and fresh produce groceries, and 20,000 sq.ft of a social distance haven, Desi Brothers Farmers Market is ready to open with a big bang on Indian Independence Day, Saturday August 15th, 10AM.  CEO Vipul Patel, exclaimed, “we […]

City Engineer Jay Patel Wins Public Works Award

Houston: Jay Patel, P.E., Supervising Engineer for City of Houston Public Works Department, was recently awarded Professional Manager of the Year in the Facilities and Grounds Category by the Texas Chapter of the American Public Works Association. This award recognizes outstanding achievement in the area of administration within the Houston Public Works Department and inspires […]

Vijay Goradia Joins Baylor College of Medicine Board of Trustees

HOUSTON: Prominent Houston businessman and philanthropist Vijay Goradia has joined the Baylor College of Medicine Board of Trustees. Goradia is the first South Asian board member in the College’s history. “We’re thrilled to have Mr. Goradia join our Board of Trustees,” said Dr. Paul Klotman, president, CEO and executive dean of Baylor. “His role as […]

Katy Teenager’s Hawker App Gets Mention in Maharashtra Assembly

Katy Teenager’s Hawker App Gets Mention in Maharashtra Assembly

KATY, TX: Teenager Aditya Bhatia, a 10th grade, created what he calls a “Tech Bridge” with his 13 year old cousin Aryan in India to launch new mobile App “MeriPheri”. The initiative, after a year of effort got off to a flying start 2 weeks back. The app on its launch, was mentioned by city […]

Hanmi Bank’s Mohammad Tariq to Grow the South Asian Market

Hanmi Bank’s Mohammad Tariq to Grow the South Asian Market

                      Hanmi Bank Executive Vice President Mohammad Tariq Houston: Mohammad Tariq, Executive Vice President & Regional Chief Banking Officer at Hanmi Bank has been appointed to actively grow the South Asian market in Hanmi’s geographical footprints across the U.S. Tariq joined the bank in 2014 […]

Do You Know What to Do in Case of an Accident with Uber or Lyft?

Do You Know What to Do in Case of an Accident with Uber or Lyft?

By Mala Sharma With the advent of popular aps like uber and Lyft, there are more and more non-traditional drivers on the road. Not quite a taxi, but not an ordinary driver, these shared ride apps have created an entirely new category of commercial driving. So, what do you do when you have been in […]

Five Reasons Young Families Need Life Insurance Now

Five Reasons Young Families Need Life Insurance Now

By Amiralli Dodhiya Houston: When it comes to money matters, young parents who are just starting out have a lot to juggle: They may be paying off student debt and saving for their first home, all while raising kids. But it’s also a time when young families may be the most fnancially vulnerable should the […]

US Ambassador to India Keynote at IACCGH 20th Anniversary Gala

US Ambassador to India Keynote at IACCGH 20th Anniversary Gala

  BY MANU SHAH HOUSTON: “In diplomacy, we often hear the adage that “countries have no eternal friends, only eternal interests.”  While this may generally be the case, I sincerely believe, based on my 20 years of experience working on U.S.-India relations, that the United States and India share both common interests and genuine friendship.”  U.S. Ambassador to India […]

Amir Dodhiya Qualifies for $1 Million New York Life Round Table for 3rd Time

Amir Dodhiya Qualifies for $1 Million New York Life Round Table for 3rd Time

HOUSTON: Outstanding client service, ethics and professionalism have elevated Amiralli (Amir) Dodhiya of the Houston General Office of New York Life to qualify for the exclusive “Court of the Table” of the Million Dollar Round Table — The Premier Association of Financial Professionals® In addition to his role as a New York Life agent since […]

Dr. Syamal Poddar Recognized for Impactful Contributions to Global Petrochemical & Refining Industry

Dr. Syamal Poddar Recognized for Impactful Contributions to Global Petrochemical & Refining Industry

BY PRAMOD KULKARNI HOUSTON: Dr. Syamal Poddar, a dedicated leader in the Indo-American community and a well known executive in the global Petrochemical and Refining industry, was recognized recently for his impactful contributions by the AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers), an acclaimed, 110-year-old professional organization. Dr. Poddar, president of Poddar & Associates, received the […]

Why You Need Uninsured (UM)/Underinsured Motorist (UIM) Insurance to Protect Yourself

Why You Need Uninsured (UM)/Underinsured Motorist (UIM) Insurance  to Protect Yourself

BY MALA SHARMA There are many types of auto insurance from minimal to full coverage, to protect your damages. Most states, like Texas, require car owners to carry liability insurance or the minimum car insurance. With liability insurance, recovering all damages caused by a driver who is at fault will depend on how much their […]

Multi-talented Actor, Artist Bud Patel has Many Projects Underway

Multi-talented Actor, Artist Bud Patel has Many Projects Underway

By Dr. Sarita Mehta HOUSTON: Bud Patel, renowned film Producer of “A Curry on an American Plate” which is streaming on Amazon Prime, an official selection at the 2018 Hoboken International Film Festival and also in 2018 NIFF International Film Festival in Houston, is coming with live stage show an epic Hindi drama based on […]

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