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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 […]

Tulsi Gabbard, First Hindu Presidential Candidate, in Houston

Tulsi Gabbard, First Hindu Presidential Candidate, in Houston

By Pooja Salhotra Houston: Service before self. That’s what Americans hope for in elected officials. Yet, we often are left with self-serving politicians who fail to address the challenges most Americans face – issues like affordable healthcare, access to quality education and a fair criminal justice system. But those issues were the subject of discussion […]

Mayor Ravi Bhalla Meets Mayor Turner, Local Leaders, Sikh Community

Mayor Ravi Bhalla Meets Mayor Turner, Local Leaders, Sikh Community

PRESS RELEASE HOUSTON: Ravi Singh Bhalla, the Mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey, shared his uplifting life journey with a diverse audience of local business leaders, elected officials, and the Greater Houston Sikh community during a visit to the Bayou City this past weekend, April 20 and 21. Mayor Bhalla, a devout member of the Hoboken […]

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 […]

JVB Preksha Meditation Center Celebrates Acharya Tulsi’s Birth Centennial with Mega Blood Donation Drive

By Seema Jain HOUSTON: “Money can buy books but not knowledge; it can procure medicine but cannot ensure health; can get servants but not service; can build temples but cannot inspire devotion” -Acharya Shree Tulsi His Holiness Acharya Shree Tulsi, born in 1914, known worldwide as one of the greatest Acharya’s of Jain Terapanth sect. […]

Asia Society Invites: Sri-Lankan Minister of National Languages and Social Integration

HOUSTON: At the invitation of the Asia Society of Houston, Sri-Lankan Minister of National Languages and Social Integration, Vasudeva Nanayakkara, will deliver a speech, ‘Road Map to Healing and Reconciliation in Sri-Lanka’, at the Asia Society’s auditorium in Houston at 7:00 pm on October 8.  Dr. Bandula Wijay, the Honorary Consul General for Sri-Lanka in […]

Nepali New Year Celebrated

Nepali New Year Celebrated

HOUSTON: Nepalese Association of Houston (NAH) organized a social and cultural evening to celebrate 4th Nepal Day in Houston and the arrival of Nepali New Year 2071 on April 11, in Houston. During the Non-resident Nepali Conference 2010 held in Houston, Mayor of Houston Honorable Annise Parker had recognized to celebrate Nepal Day in Houston […]

Foundation for India Studies Participates at MLK Jr. Grande Parade

HOUSTON: The Foundation for India Studies (FIS) is the only Indo- American Non-profit organization that participates every year in the Martin Luther King,Jr.’s Grande Parade in Downtown, Houston to promote the parade’s vision of achieving equality through education.  Dr. King drew his inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings of peace and non-violence to carry out in […]

Indian American Neel Kashkari Runs for Governor of California

Indian American Neel Kashkari Runs for Governor of California

SAN FRANCISCO, United States After crisscrossing California meeting potential voters and huddling with Republican leaders and potential campaign donors nationwide, Neel Kashkari, who ran the U.S. Treasury Department’s Troubled Asset Relief Program, Jan. 21 declared his candidacy for governor of California. He made the announcement in Sacramento, Calif., during a noontime keynote address at the […]

Meeting Nehru Then Was a Child Play — Raj Kanwar Reminisces About First and Last Meetings with Nehru

By Raj Kanwar As a rookie journalist in the Nehru era, I regularly covered visits of Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi. I still carry some vivid recollections of Nehru’s last sunset in Dehra Dun on that sultry and humid Tuesday evening of May 26 in 1964. When Nehru left for New Delhi that evening, no […]