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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 […]

“Un”Gala Marks 30th Year Milestone of The Indian Doctors Association of Houston

HOUSTON: The Indian Doctors Association of Houston stayed true to its mission as the networking forum for physicians of Indian origin at this year’s annual gala held on April 13, 2013 at Houston’s Health Museum.  The ‘Un-Gala’ marked the IDA’s 30th year in Houston.  The physician organization continues to promote healthcare and education to the […]

Interfaith Ministries Gears Up for Huge Growth, Annual Gala

HOUSTON: The Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston held a ground breaking ceremony on Thursday, April 11 for a new Meals on Wheels facility. As the population of Houston grows, so does the need for services.  To keep up with this demand, IMGH is expanding from two confined spaces to one large campus, giving the organization […]

Tagore Society Fundraiser Lauds Achievements, Sets Future Goals

By Sanchali Basu HOUSTON: The Tagore Society of Houston held its annual fundraiser on April 13 at India House with a lot of dedication, enterprise and enthusiasm. The evening started with social networking half-hour around drinks and delectable appetizers provided by Nirvana restaurant. A Brahmasangeet rendition by Shyama Mishra accompanied on the violin by Biplab […]

First Ever 5-K Walkathon Held at MTS to Celebrate Tamil New Year

PEARLAND: The first ever 5-K Walkathon event took place at Sri Meenakshi temple on Saturday April 13, 2013 and it turned out to be on Tamil New Year’s day.  Around 200 people participated in this fund raiser event arranged to benefit the Ganesh temple renovation project. The entire walking track was prepared within the MTS […]

TiE Houston Guides Global Entrepreneurs at Rice U Competition

HOUSTON: Student entrepreneurs from around the world are gathering in Houston this week to compete at the Rice Business Plan Competition (the world’s largest and richest business plan competition, with prizes totaling over $1.5 million), and some have been getting unique support from a global entrepreneurs network. TiE (the world’s largest entrepreneur network spanning 18 […]

Vaishno Devi Visits Sri Radha Krishna Temple

Click here for Collage IAN Staff Reporter HOUSTON: History was created in Houston on April 13, 2013 when Ravi Shankar Puri and his wife Savita Puri  hosted a successful and blissful “Mata Ki Chowki” at Shri Radha Krishna Temple, located on 11625 Beechnut.  It was an unprecedented event where more than 2,000 devotees showed up […]

BAPS Charities Health Fair Promotes Routine Health Check Ups

STAFFORD: Many cars of today’s world have indicators when maintenance is needed and most of us typically follow this warning to extend the life of our cars. When it comes to the driver of the car, how often does he or she go in for routine health checks or screenings? The thought of periodic health […]

IAPAC Hosts Lt. Gov. Dewhurst for a Friendly Discussion

By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND: It was mid February when 13 members of the Indo-American Political Action Committee made a road trip to the State Legislature in Austin to make a case for recognizing the presence of the large number of Indian Americans in Texas (see IAN, Feb. 22, 2013). It was the first such […]

Dancing for a Cause, Daya 2013 Spring Fundraiser Reaches $112,000

By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: Daya Houston has always had a serious purpose—helping South Asian families in crisis, particularly victims of domestic abuse. For its Spring fundraiser, the 17-year-old organization added music, beat and dance under the theme “Feel the beat … feel the need.” The gala was held Sunday, April 14 evening at the recently […]

Students Bring New Blood to Venerable IBM Units

Students Bring New Blood to Venerable IBM Units

POUGHKEEPSIE (Poughkeepsie Journal): A new generation of tech students is learning how to use a computer that has been a key part of IBM Corp.’s business since long before they were born. Five of those students visited Poughkeepsie — a prize they won in IBM’s Master the Mainframe contest. The local plant is still making […]

Urdu Ka Safar – Meer Se Haali Tak

Ian Staff Reporter SUGAR LAND: Two huge ‘Deewans’ of Meer Taqi Meer  and Mirza Ghalib adorned the podium. A pleasant fragrance of rare ‘Khuss Itar’ filled the hall. Calligraphy art and arabesque displays set the mood. In a traditional fashion of Urdu Mehfil of Mughal India, Professor Ahsan Syed lit the candle marking the commencements […]

BAPS Hosts Annual Women’s Conference Highlighting Timeless Hindu Traditions

HOUSTON: Committed to the progress and growth of women worldwide, BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha celebrated its sixth annual Women’s Conference in Houston, Texas on Saturday, March 30th, 2013. Over 600 women of all ages were in attendance at the conference which focused on this year’s theme of “Timeless Traditions: Celebrating the Past, Cultivating the Future”.  The […]

Houston Readies for 16th National Hindi Convention

By Haider Kazim HOUSTON: The Houston Chapter of International Hindi Association (IHA) is planning to host the 16th National Hindi Convention in the grand Texas tradition of doing everything bigger and better than before. The Adhiveshan will be held on the Labor Day weekend from August 30 to September 1. The three-day convention will include […]

Anushka Kinra – Ali Ghazi-Askar Reception

By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND: Dressed in a heavily gold-embroidered, deep purple lengha and choli, her hands painted with henna designs, Anushka Kinra was describing the episode when she met her future husband as they stood in line to hear the schedules for their pediatric residency rotations in Chicago four years ago. “I had all […]