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The Mantle Slides Over the Next Generation as a Confident Founder Gazes On

By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND: A long day has stretched into the evening and most of the staff is gone, but Pankaj Malani is still at work, in the large cluttered office that he has still not had a chance to get redecorated. He prefers to stand while he types at his computer by his […]

MassMutual Honors Diwali and Business Tradition of Chopda Pujan

No-Cost Seminars Help Business Owners Secure Their Futures and Protect the Next Generation SPRINGFIELD: Almost three million Asian Indians in the United States celebrated  Diwali, the festival of lights, on Oct. 23. For the more than 300,000 Asian-Indian owned firms* in the U.S., the holiday takes on an added dimension, as the celebration marks the […]

Wallis State Bank #1 SBA Lender in the Houston District Office

HOUSTON: Wallis State Bank has made another milestone in SBA lending in the Houston area.  For the SBA fiscal year from October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014, Wallis State Bank is the #1 SBA volume lender for the Houston District Office.  Out of the 128 banks in the Houston area, Wallis State Bank did […]

MassMutual Honors Diwali and Business Tradition of Chopda Pujan

No-Cost Seminars Help Business Owners Secure Their Futures and Protect the Next Generation SPRINGFIELD, MASS: Almost three million Asian Indians in the United States are preparing to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, on Oct. 23. For the more than 300,000 Asian-Indian owned firms* in the U.S., the holiday takes on an added dimension, as […]

Pedal Power and Metro Rail: the Great Integrators of the Indian Populace

Pedal Power and Metro Rail: the Great Integrators of the Indian Populace

  By Jawahar Malhotra NEW DELHI, India: You have to admire the fortitude of the cycle rickshaw drivers upon whose leg power, in all sorts of weather, Indian cities and their economies have prospered for decades. They have ferried people and materials short distances – upto 3 or 4 kilometers depending on the stamina of […]

India’s Micro Entrepreneurs Run the Daily Service Economy

By Jawahar Malhotra NEW DELHI, India: In India, one realizes that there are as many possibilities to eke out a living as there are desires in the realm of the imagination. And since the vast majority of the population is below the poverty level and serves the economic classes above them, they have discovered ways […]

Hubbs Makes Sure Desi Weddings Have an Electric Karma All Their Own

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: Therese Cole Hubbs is no stranger to Hindi words like kanyadaan, hasta milap, jaimala, misri and antarpaat. In fact, it’s often the other way round.  Having coordinated six hundred and eleven Indian weddings with her wedding planning company, Electric Karma International, Therese is usually the one explaining Indian wedding rituals and […]

Grand Opening of Houston Ayurveda Center

HOUSTON: On Sunday, October 27 at 5:30 pm there was a special ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of the Houston Ayurveda Center’s new sacred space at 3222 Mercer (which moved from their previous location at 4100 Westheimer).  The Center had already been blessed because owner Sunita Tarkunde felt that was a priority so […]

Harry Patel Earns Member Status with ACFEI

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Hasmukh (Harry) Patel of Houston, has been awarded as a member of the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute (ACFEI). The ACFEI is the world’s largest forensic science association, and a part of its mission is to recognize the experience, education, and dedication of professionals who maintain the highest of ethical and […]

IACCGH “Networking Works”

HOUSTON: The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston networking reception and dinner held on October 1, at Narin’s Bombay Brasserie was again a full house. The Chamber President Pankaj Dhume welcomed over 80 attendees who presented themselves and their businesses through 30 second introduction speeches. The group included the Mayor of the City of […]

Turnaround Artist and Motivator Nozer Buchia Not Afraid to Talk About His Failures

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: One of the proudest awards that Nozer Buchia treasures is the one that he received after he finished talking about his latest book “Roadmap to Success” which he launched at the Zarathushti Heritage and Cultural Center on Sunday, October 6, 2013.  Two of the people whom he coached a year ago […]

IACCGH Members Find New Ways to Showcase their Businesses

HOUSTON: The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston prides itself in opening doors and providing access to its members not only at IACCGH events but also at events hosted by its resource partners. On Tuesday, September 24, 5 Chamber members had the opportunity to exhibit at the monthly “Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum” at […]

All Eyes on Brow Art 23

Elizabeth Porikos-Gorgees first learned about eyebrow threading in 1997 when a friend suggested she try the technique before an event. After her first experience she returned every three weeks in order to achieve the precise lines and excellent shape the threading technique gave her brows without the irritation of waxing. By 2006 Porikos-Gorgees noticed that […]

Passion and Commitment Guides Wadhwa Associates Through 30 Years of Architecture

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: In the years that he has practiced architecture, Mahesh Wadhwa has been able to reassure his clients with his infectious smile and easy-going personable demeanor. To this, one should add his calm nature under stress that settles the anxiety of his clients who find themselves in a perplexing bind. Haroon Shaikh, […]

In Conversation with CPA Swapan Dhairyawan

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: We know there are a dozen things you’d rather do than huddle over capital gains, deductions and other number crunching figures with your accountant but April 15 is fast approaching. For those who haven’t already, it’s time to get out those officious files and take care of that dreaded word “TAXES.” […]

The Circle of Life: NAACH Performs with Richa Sharma at AAOHA

HOUSTON: The Asian American Hotel Owner’s Association (AAHOA) with about 11,000 members, is the voice of the owners of the hospitality industry in North America. Founded in 1989, AAHOA members own more than 20,000 motels employing about 578,000 people across the country. The AAHOA organizes a wide variety of events throughout the year, the annual […]