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Pratham Comes in First Again Among Local Desi Charities

Click here for collage By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It was a night to count the many blessings that had been bestowed upon those who came to the Hilton Americas Hotel downtown to attend Pratham’s Annual Gala last Saturday, April 27. They came to see history once again in the making as the local chapter of […]

IACCGH Hosts Dinner Reception on April 5

HOUSTON: On Friday April 5, 2013 IACCGH hosted a dinner reception sponsored by the Southside Group in honor of the Indian delegates to the MD Anderson Annual GAP Summit and local MD Anderson faculty at the HESS Club. The guests included Dr. Kian Ang MD PhD, Vice President, Global Academic Programs, MD Anderson Cancer Center, […]

U.S. Immigration Reform Proposal Would Make Sweeping Changes

By Emily Neumann Senate Bill 744 sponsored by Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) would provide sweeping changes to the current complex immigration landscape. Much of the proposal seeks to clear the current backlog of applicants over the next ten years so that a new system can begin. Here is what you need to know: IMMIGRANT VISAS […]

Sri Meenakshi Temple ‘Kalyana Mahotsavam’

By Dr. Venugopal Menon PEARLAND: Certain experiences happen but seldom, and they happen only to the destined. Sri Meenakshi Temple in Pearland just concluded its ten-day grand commemoration of ‘Mahotsavam’, the magnificent, anniversary extravaganza.  From Thursday, April 18 to Sunday April 28, the entire temple atmosphere was transformed into one of supreme celestial ambiance with […]

“Save a Mother” Anniversary Gala May 10

By Seema Kachru HOUSTON: Pregnancy is not a disease, yet 15 percent of all pregnancies result in life threatening complications. Maternal health, a critical topic in global development, impacts families, communities and societies and has far reaching effects across socio-economic strata. Despite being among top ten countries of the world, India`s Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) […]

IACAN: For Those Who Suffer, Relief Comes in Unexpected Ways

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: The audience was on its feet. They were smiling and grinning. They were, in fact, bent over laughing, some so hard that tears were streaming down their cheeks. They embraced each other, wagged their fingers at one another, made eye contact, shook hands, did high-fives and made awkward gestures that erupted […]

Tiger Ball Guests Toast Brilliant First Year in Asia Society Texas Center’s New Home

HOUSTON: First anniversaries are always special. Supporters of Asia Society Texas Center, marking one year since the grand opening of the organization’s spectacular home in the Museum District, celebrated Tiger Ball 2013 on Friday, April 26 in grand style and amid lavish surroundings. More than 500 of Houston’s social and civic worthies, many in gorgeous […]

HISD Board of Education Approves New Magnet School

HISD Board of Education Approves New Magnet School

Principal Jyoti Malhan to Head New Campus that Will Serve as Feeder to DeBakey High School HOUSTON: The HISD Board of Education in April approved creating a new magnet school that will offer a highly rigorous curriculum emphasizing science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The newly created Baylor College of Medicine Academy at Ryan will now […]

World Renowned Soorya Festival Makes U.S. Debut

Soorya Krishnamoorthy’s Sangamam premiers in Houston May 5 By Ian Staff Reporter HOUSTON: This weekend, Padmashree Dr. Soorya Krishnamoorthy, the founder-director of the Soorya Stage and Film Society, is making his first visit to the United States as he presents his highly-acclaimed Soorya Festival in Houston. The Soorya Festival is the longest and among the […]

SOS Graduates 2012-2013 Class

By Farida Hasanali HOUSTON: SOS incoming President Dr. Swapan Dubey proudly announced the completion and graduation of SOS’ 4th Life and Leadership Series.  The Graduation event hosted at Fratelli’s by the SOS Executive Board on April 13 was attended by close to 100 members, friends, and well-wishers.  The event held a different kind of charge […]

Moving Hearts and Minds: 7th Annual BP MS-150 Bike Ride

HOUSTON: For the seventh year in a row, Indian youth from all over the Houston area bicycled over 150 miles from Houston to Austin as part of the annual two-day bike ride event called the BP MS-150, to raise awareness and money for research to hasten the cure for Multiple Sclerosis.  The youth were part […]

IAPAC Hosts Congressman Al Green at India Coffee House

HOUSTON: On April 8, IAPAC held a “meet and greet” fund raising for Congressman Al Green at the India Coffee House on 5901 Hillcroft Ave., Suite C2A, Houston, Texas 77036. Sujeeth Draksharam the current President of IAPAC, welcomed the guests and introduced the Congressman to the attendees and moderated the interactions between the Congressman and […]

ISKCON Celebrates Rama Navami with Huge Crowd of Devotees

By Ravinder Yerram HOUSTON: ISKCON, Hare Krishna Dham, Houston witnessed hundreds of devotees and guests for celebration of Rama Navami, the appearance day of Lord Ramachandra on Friday, 19 of April. Lord Ramachandra is a very important incarnation of God, the Supreme Lord who came to the world as Rama, or Ramachandra, in the celebrated […]

HGH’s First Advisory Board Meeting

HOUSTON: An organization that can speak for Hindus in the greater Houston area in one strong voice is emerging. The board of advisors of Hindus of Greater Houston at its first meeting held at Chinmaya Mission Houston recently laid the foundation for the umbrella organization that will be an authentic and credible force, protecting the […]

2013 AAHOA Annual Convention & Trade Show Held in Houston

HOUSTON: Everything is bigger in Texas, and this year AAHOA took its biggest event of the year to the next level in Houston as hosted its 2013 Annual Convention & Trade Show from March 26-29, at the George R. Brown Convention Center. With a near record turnout, the entire event was an enormous success. In […]

Spring Yoga Retreat by VYASA

By Suveena Guglani RICHMOND: What would you do if somebody promised you a remedy that would remove all your problems? Would you give up one weekend of your life to acquire that magic potion that would restore you to complete health? What if you heard that the remedy was as simple as learning to breathe? […]

American Completion Tools Unveils Advanced Manufacturing Facility

HOUSTON: American Completion Tools, a subsidiary of Parveen Industries, India is pleased to announce the opening of its new modern facility  for the manufacture, assembly and sales of its entire product range in the fall of 2013. American Completion Tools designs and manufactures service and completion tools such as drillable Bridge Plugs, Frac Plugs, Cement […]

“Margaret Thatcher helped Asian community in England to succeed and prosper” – Lord Karan Bilimoria

Lord Karan Bilimoria is unapologetic in his unabashed admiration for the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher who had passed away on April 8 at age 87. In an email interview with me, one of the youngest Lords in England, Bilimoria describes her as “The Entrepreneurs’ Prime Minister”. “By creating the environment that she did, […]

Jagruti Awakens Many Eyes to the Laudable Literacy Goals of RICE

By Jawahar Malhotra  KATY: Thoughts of the Great Mahatma raced through the mind as the lines from his beloved poem Lead Kindly Light echoed through the cavernous auditorium, two whole, huge walls of which were splashed with projected slides; three more screens completing the semi-circular background that transposed the stage in front to a village […]

Protest High-Rocketing Property Taxes

By Dinesh Shah HOUSTON: The property owners need to understand the relationship of government spending, real estate market, property values, and tax rates, which affect property taxes. All across the state, the increase in taxes have received more attention and criticism since last several years. In the last five to six years, the commercial property […]