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Dr. Arun Gupta: Wake Up to Opioid Addiction Among Indian Americans

Dr. Arun Gupta: Wake Up to Opioid Addiction Among Indian Americans

By Manu Shah On 5th July 2020, Ikonkar Manmohan Singh Sandhu, a young 23 year old boy, died from an opioid overdose in Michigan just months before he was to be married. He is by no means an isolated case in the Indian American community. A small group of doctors are sounding the alarm on […]

Saratoga Serendipity: A New Gir Cow Farm & Retreat in East Texas

Saratoga Serendipity: A New Gir Cow Farm & Retreat in East Texas

By Vikas Mohrir Houston: When COVID erupted back in February, everything shut down and everyone stayed indoors. We spent endless hours completing Indo-American News’ Sudoku puzzles, and Sharmila Moharir was consistently a Sudoku winner in the March-April-May timeframe. After completing Sudoku and a 5,000 piece puzzle which was featured in Indo American News, our family […]

Tamils Host Nationalist Thinker Sri Anand Sahu

Tamils Host Nationalist Thinker Sri Anand Sahu

Pearland: Houston Tamil Studies Chair (HTSC) hosted the visit of  Sri Anand Sahu, from New Delhi, who spent two days in Houston as a part of his USA program. He is a Nationalist visionary thinker and Board member: Ministry of Finance & Labor & Employment, Government of India. His Houston program, coordinated by HTSC President […]

How Seniors Can Register for the Corona Vaccine in Houston Area

How Seniors Can Register for the Corona Vaccine in Houston Area

By Aaron Barker Houston: As more doses of the coronavirus vaccine arrive in the Houston area, officials are ramping up the process of administering those shots. Vaccines are only available to people who are eligible under phases 1A and 1B of the state’s distribution plan. No matter where you live or which group you are […]

ASIE 2020 Annual Holiday Event: A Great Success

ASIE 2020 Annual Holiday Event: A Great Success

Houston: Annual Holiday Event – ASIE’s 2020 Annual Holiday Event (online) was a great success despite the COVID-19! Approximately 25% of the business organized holiday events this year due to the pandemic, and nearly 75% of the events have been virtual. ASIE wanted to bring the membership together, after almost a year, to virtually meet […]

American Society of Indian Engineers (ASIE): 2020 Year at a Glance

American Society of Indian Engineers (ASIE): 2020 Year at a Glance

Houston: American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects (ASIE) is a networking platform for engineers and architects of Indian origin. First, we would like to pay our respects to those who are in the frontline helping the public during the pandemic, and our condolences to the families and friends who suffered unthinkable loss due to […]

IACCGH ‘Women Mean Business’: World Affairs Council, ALF

IACCGH ‘Women Mean Business’: World Affairs Council, ALF

By Manu Shah Houston: Two extraordinary women highlighted the work of leading and redefining leadership in IACCGH’s Women Mean Business series held virtually on 15th December. Maryanne Maldonado, CEO of World Affairs Council of Greater Houston and Nory Angel, President of American Leadership Forum of Gulf Coast (ALF) who both head non nonprofit organizations were […]

Happy Gurupurabh — Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

Happy Gurupurabh — Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti, also is known as Gurpurabh and Prakash Utsav, marks the birthday of the tenth guru of Guru Gobind Singh, Gobind Singh was the Sikh Guru, a spiritual master, warrior, poet, and philosopher. The day is celebrated either in the month of January or December. Guru Gobind Singh was the 10 Sikh […]

Three Musketeers Win Texas Governor’s 2020 Volunteer Award

Three Musketeers Win Texas Governor’s 2020 Volunteer Award

By Sanchali Basu Houston: They call themselves The Three Masketeers. They are a teenage trio from Pearland, who have been recently awarded the prestigious Governor’s Volunteer Award for 2020. These high schoolers were killing time during the forced lockdown, somewhat dejected that their research presentations at the Texas Science and Engineering Fair had also been […]

Houston Seniors Begin Getting Long-Sought Covid-19 Vaccinations

Houston Seniors Begin Getting Long-Sought Covid-19 Vaccinations

By Dylan McGuinness Houston: Hospitals and medical providers in Houston have begun vaccinating patients who are senior citizens this week, as the sweeping public inoculation campaign extends past front-line workers for the first time. Some 3,000 people who are 75 or older are scheduled to get their first shots this week at Methodist Hospital. Memorial […]

Sri Hanumanbagas Gilda, 97, Leaves a Rich Legacy of Wisdom

Sri Hanumanbagas Gilda, 97, Leaves a Rich Legacy of Wisdom

By Manu Shah On 5th December, Sri Hanumanbagas Gilda woke up at his usual hour and asked one of his caretakers to give him a bath. The man was puzzled by this unusual request as Sri Hanumanbagasji normally had a bath later in the day. At 9:16 am, the patriarch of the Gilda family breathed […]

Hindus of Greater Houston Present 2020 Youth Awards

Hindus of Greater Houston Present 2020 Youth Awards

By Manu Shah Houston: Hindus of Greater Houston closed out 2020 with an uplifting event, honoring ten Hindu youth who live their Hindu values by finding enterprising ways to serve the community. Nominated by various Hindu faith based organizations, they were recognized for their service to the community and promoting Hindu culture at the 10th […]

Leuva Patel Family Loses Two Sons: 19, 14

Leuva Patel Family Loses Two Sons: 19, 14

Cleveland, Texas: Two teenagers, a 14-year-old and a 19-year-old, were killed Saturday in a violent, multi-vehicle crash in Celeveland while on their way home with their parents. At approximately 6:45 p.m., the family was in a Toyota Camry stopped in traffic due to a vehicle fire on Interstate 69 near the San Jacinto River when […]

Devotees Perform Bhoomi Pujan for First Hanuman Temple in Brookshire

Devotees Perform Bhoomi Pujan for First Hanuman Temple in Brookshire

Brookshire: With Lord Hanuman ji’s grace and community support, Devotees successfully completed the Bhoomi Pujan for the first Hanuman Temple in Brookshire, Katy, West Houston during Nov 27-29th. Challenges of continuing Covid Pandemic and rather sudden onset of cold and rain were respectfully managed by a strong Volunteer Team. Puja rituals and Yagnas were conducted […]

Eminent Geneticist Krishna Dronamraju Passes Away, 83

Eminent Geneticist Krishna Dronamraju Passes Away, 83

Houston: Dronamraju Krishna Rao (14 January 1937 – 3 December 2020) was an Indian-born geneticist and president of the Foundation for Genetic Research in Houston, Texas. He was born in Pithapuram, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. One focus of his work has been the research of his mentor J. B. S. Haldane. He […]

FIS Third Heritage Day Celebrates Indian Cuisine

FIS Third Heritage Day Celebrates Indian Cuisine

By Nish Bhan Houston: Nothing represents India’s diverse history and cultures better than its food. Indian cuisine is known throughout the globe for its variety, bold spices, and exciting flavors.  From delicious dosas in the South to Kashmiri yakhni in the North, no two parts of Indian cuisine are the same.  And, each cuisine in […]

Hindus of Greater Houston 10th Annual Hindu Youth Awards 2020

Hindus of Greater Houston 10th Annual Hindu Youth Awards 2020

By Manu Shah Houston: Like most other celebrations this year, the 10th Hindu Youth Awards will also be celebrated virtually on 19  December, from 8 pm to 9:30 pm. The celebrations will honor ten youth who  were nominated by the Greater Houston area temples and organizations and will recognize them  for their outstanding achievements and […]

Ekal Foundation’s Unprecedented $6.5 Million Magnificent Gala

Ekal Foundation’s Unprecedented $6.5 Million Magnificent Gala

By Prakash Waghmare On Saturday, December 5, “Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation (EVF)” hosted a magnificent Star-studded Gala, called ‘Future of India’. This Gala-2020 raised record-setting $6.5 Million in pledges & donations for the special projects. The highlight of this virtual event was not only the participation of a galaxy of outstanding personalities, but also, the way […]

Guru Nanak Ji Jayanti Celebrated by Sikhs throughout the Globe

Guru Nanak Ji Jayanti Celebrated by Sikhs throughout the Globe

Amritsar: Guru Nanak Dev Ji – the first Sikh Guru’s birthday – is widely celebrated across the globe. The auspicious day is known as Guru Nanak Jayanti, Gurpurab or Guru Nanak Prakash Parv. This year, Guru Nanak Jayanti falls on November 30. Ahead of this day, Gurudwaras are decked up and the festive fervour can […]

Akshaya Patra Raises Covid Relief through A Grand Virtual ‘Gratitude’ Gala

Akshaya Patra Raises Covid Relief through A Grand Virtual ‘Gratitude’ Gala

New York: A grand finale virtual gala of 2020, the Gratitude Gala, was held this past Saturday evening. The Gratitude Gala was a huge success having over 10,000 attendees who viewed the event on Akshaya Patra’s webpage, Facebook, Youtube and TV Asia, and raised over $3 million. The funds raised will provide COVID relief to […]