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Dr. Devinder Bhatia Appointed to the Texas Medical Board.

HOUSTON: Texas Governor Rick Perry has announced the appointment of eight new members to the Texas Medical Board – the state regulatory body that oversees and promotes public health, safety and welfare by setting and maintaining standards of care to be observed in the practice of medicine to ensure that Texans can expect and receive […]

George Willy to Lead Mayor’s International Trade and Development Council – South Asia

SUGAR LAND: George Willy, a well-known voice in our communities as an immigration lawyer and a leader, has taken over as the Chairman of the (Houston) Mayor’s International Trade and Development Council – South Asia (MITDC) beginning May of this year. The MITDC is a body created by Mayor Annise Parker out of an older […]

HCC Trustee Neeta Sane Receives Greater Houston Service Award

HOUSTON: To salute the volunteer service of outstanding individuals, Volunteer Houston proudly presented its 2013 Greater Houston Service Awards to individuals from all walks of life who are transforming Houston through their acts of service. The event was held at the Bayou City Events Center Wednesday, June 12 and highlighted the impact of unique volunteers […]

Discovery Green Celebrates Asia with Discover Your World Event

HOUSTON: Hundreds of Houstonians celebrated Asia on Sunday, June 2, with an evening full of native food, music and performances at Discovery Green. The second event of the new, three-part Discover Your World series at the park, the evening offered visitors a chance to partake in unique aspects of different Asian cultures, with entertainment provided […]

Houston Arts Alliances Celebrates the Art of the Indian Wedding

By Parth Dwivedi HOUSTON: Houston Arts Alliance held a reception for its wedding exhibit, Anointed and Adorned, this past Thursday, June 6, which was marked by the presence of some 300 guests. Walking in, one was greeted by an impressive display designating the exhibit in simple lettering, ornamented by flower garlands, rangoli designing, and a […]

Chinmaya Prabha Awaits an Inspiring Jnana Yajna by Swami Tejomayananda

By Padmashree Rao HOUSTON: When deep questions such as, “What is the cause of this world? Where did we come from and where are we headed? By what is life defined? Who really oversees our experiences of pleasure and pain in our existence?” remain unanswered by superficial explanations, it is time to sit at the […]

Eminent Scholar Inspires Audience Through a Journey From India to Greece

HOUSTON: On June 6, Houston played host to eminent scholar Dr. Bharat Gupt, who spoke on the knowledge transfers between ancient India and ancient Greece. The talk was hosted by the local history enthusiasts group, IHAR – Indian History Awareness and Research, an initiative of Arsha Vidya Satsanga. Dr. Bharat Gupt, an Associate Professor (Retired) […]

Anniversary Celebrations at the Spiritual Center Madandham

HOUSTON: On 30 May, a grand celebration was celebrated by the devotees on the occasion of Lord Madan Jee and Mata Rupwatiji’s anniversary. Event was blessed with Devji Trivedi Maharaj’s discourse on all in one god explaining righteousness and love for all in a shining humanity. Particularly for the young generation to understand the basic […]

Houston Science Group Honors Consul General Harish

Houston Science Group Honors Consul General Harish

HOUSTON: Consul General Harish Parvathaneni was honored by the Houston Science Group, hosted by Dr. Krishna Dronamraju, at the Narin’s Bombay Brasserie Restaurant. Both Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and Houston Mayor Anise Parker were represented at the meeting and messages were read honoring the Consul General by the U.S. Congress and the City of Houston. […]

DAV Montessori Celebrates its Graduation Day

By Rajeev Khanna HOUSTON: May 19, was a memorable day for the little graduates of DAV Montessori School (DAVMS) as they walked across the stage in their sky blue graduation caps and gowns to receive their graduation certificates from Chief Guest, Ramesh Bhutada. The awards ceremony was followed by a cultural program, centered around the […]

Local Student to Walk in Footsteps of U.S. Leaders

HOUSTON: Dave Ghosh, a 7th grade student at the Harmony School of Excellence- Houston attended the Junior National Young Leaders Conference (JrNYLC) during June 8 through June 13 this year in Washington D.C.  Dave was among over 250 outstanding middle school students from across the United States who took part in this extraordinary leadership conference […]

Community Shows Solidarity in Prayers for Dead Houston Fire Fighters

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON:  Overcome by a profound sense of grief and obligation by the heroic sacrifice of four Houston fire fighters in battling the flames that engulfed the Southwest Motel and attached Bhojan restaurant (see story on page 6) on the Southwest Freeway this past Friday, the Indian community came together to offer their […]

Deadly Fire Guts Bhojan Restaurant, Southwest Inn Motel, Kills Four

By Parth Dwivedi HOUSTON: I had to head toward downtown last Friday afternoon, so I took the ramp onto the Southwest Freeway going North, and hit traffic as far South as Bissonnet. I figured someone must have gotten into an accident an exit up and sat tight, eventually getting lost in my thoughts. I had […]

Sugar Land Former Candidate Wins Award for Activism

SUGAR LAND: The Texas Medical Association Political Action Committee (TEXPAC) has named Sonal Bhuchar of Sugar Land as the 2013 recipient of its June Bratcher Award. TEXPAC presented her with the award during the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) annual conference, held this year in San Antonio. TEXPAC presents the June Bratcher Award for Political Action […]

The Chariot Festival (Shree Jagannath Rath Yatra – 2013)

HOUSTON: Orissa Culture Center (OCC) and Shri Sitaram Foundation cordially invite the people of Houston and surrounding cities to the sixth chariot festival of Houston. For the last six years the festival has been providing a ground for spreading the message of peace and universal brotherhood among the people of Houston. The venue for this […]

Annual Graduation Ritual Brings Joy to Seniors who Bridge Generations

By Jawahar Malhotra CLEAR LAKE: Whoever said that age slows you down didn’t have the sprightly Radha Golikeri in mind. A young 89-year-old, she has been the driving force behind the celebratory party for graduating high school seniors for the past fifteen years and this past Saturday, June 1, she held her 16th annual party […]

Certification Examination in Carnatic Music

By Thara Narasimhan HOUSTON: The first of its kind a certification Examination in Carnatic Music was held on 27 May. It was organized and designed by Vidushi Rajarajeshwary Bhat under the auspices of Krishna Gana Sudha Music Academy – Houston. An overwhelming 60 participants took advantage of this exam all over the United States several […]

In Attorney’s First Movie, Plot Twists Mimic Real Life Court Dramas

By Jawahar Malhotra LOS ANGELES: Revealing the central element would not be giving away too much of the plot of The Advocate, the new indie movie that will have its premier next week on Saturday, June 8 at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. The film has many more twists that will keep you riveted till […]

Former Indian Table Tennis Champion Kabad Makes The Bayou City his Home

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: When Jay Kabad casually introduced himself to the members of TT Nuts (a table tennis players association) at the Durga Bari Temple on the city’s westside a couple of years ago, there were gasps of disbelief and faces mirroring incredulity. It took a while for the fact to sink in that […]

Glowing Tribute Paid to Yoga Teacher Rama Rao

By Haider Kazim HOUSTON: A prayer meeting (Shraddhanjali) was held by VYASA-USA (Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana) Tuesday evening at Keshav Smruthi for Yoga Teacher and therapist B.S. Rama Rao who expired last week at Mysore, India, at the age of 77. Rama Rao inspired hundreds of students in Houston and was highly respected in the […]