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Sri Meenakshi Temple Holds 9th Annual 5k-Walkathon 2020

Sri Meenakshi Temple Holds 9th Annual 5k-Walkathon 2020

Pearland: This year’s MTS Annual 5-K Walkathon was held on September 13th, Sunday unlike in the month of March every year. The event had to be postponed twice due to COVID-19 and temple closure. Yet despite the pandemic the custom of conducting this health awareness annual event in our temple came to reality. Though the […]

Classical Art Society’s Fall Festival Goes Virtual

Classical Art Society’s Fall Festival Goes Virtual

Houston: Classical Arts Society of Houston invites lovers of Carnatic music, aficionados and connoisseurs alike to view its Fall Festival’s “VIRTUAL” line up from September through December. • Saturday, September 26 at 10 am CST – LecDem by Sikkil Gurucharan It begins with a Facebook live lecture demonstration on Saturday, September 26 at 10 am […]

Hindus of Greater Houston E-Janmashtami 2020 Online Parade

Hindus of Greater Houston E-Janmashtami 2020 Online Parade

By Thara Narasimhan Houston: Hindus of Greater Houston celebrated E- Janmashtami 2020 Photo and Video parade online this year, that was an outstanding success. Thanks to the parents enthusiasm to register on our website and submit a lovely array of most charming kids with their photos and some with videos. A total of 197 participants […]

International Panelists Reflect on 50 Years of the Hindu-American Contributions

International Panelists Reflect on 50 Years of the Hindu-American Contributions

By Shobhana Muratee Houston: REFLECTIONS@50: WALKING IN DHARMA is a power packed virtual conference to be held on Sept 19-20, 2020 as a community outreach effort toward deeper understanding of the contribution of Hindus in America in the past five decades. Organized by the World Hindu Council of America (VHPA), the 2-day conference is commemorative […]

Biden’s Indian Connection Goes Back in History

Biden’s Indian Connection Goes Back in History

Chennai: Kamala Harris spoke movingly of her discussions with her grandfather P.V.Gopalan as they walked along the beach at Chennai. It now appears that her running-mate Joe Biden may also have ancestors who strolled along the same stretch of sand two centuries before. Joe Biden first made the claim of an Indian connection in 2013. […]

India House Hosts 2020 Gala — Virtually due to the Pandemic

India House Hosts 2020 Gala — Virtually due to the Pandemic

Houston: India House 17th Annual Gala was held virtually on, Saturday, August 29, 2020 from 7 pm to 9 pm. A very illustrious list of invitees joined the Gala which was hosted online. Few of these prominent invitees were- Padma Shree Awardee, Anup Jalota, Consul General of India, Aseem Mahajan, keynote speaker Bhavesh (Bob) Patel, […]

A Tribute to University of Texas Professor Chandragiri Dinaker Rao (1938-2020)

Austin: There are some people who bring a light so bright to this world, that even after they are gone the glow remains. Chandragiri Dinaker Rao of Austin, Texas was one of them! Dinaker left for his heavenly abode on September 5, 2020. He was truly a Konkani icon of Austin. He led an exemplary […]

Mahesh Vyas Passes, Founded 1st Desi Grocery: “Jay Store” with Wife Rupa

Houston: The Indian community lost one of its founding members on Friday, August 14. After Mahesh Vyas had finished exercising, acute IPF flared up suddenly and quickly spread through his lungs. He was admitted to Memorial Hermann Hospital at Memorial City, but quickly succumbed to the disease. Mahesh Prataprai Vyas, 83, a geophysicist, was the […]

Mind Management Challenge: 21 Days, 21 Videos, 21 Steps to #PerfectYourMind

Houston: Mind Management Challenge starting Sep. 11, 2020 on YouTube by Swami Mukundananda, world-renowned mind management expert and bestselling author is a set of FREE 21 Videos, 21 Tools and 21 Steps to #PerfectYourMind! Read to know how it can help you! Swami Mukundananda, global spiritual leader is a senior disciple of Jagadguru Shri Kripaluji […]

Pitfalls of Buying a Portable Generator

Pitfalls of Buying a Portable Generator

By Shyam Sane Since the cost of portable generators has declined in recent years ( under $800 ), the demand and use of such generators has increased substantially during the recent seasonal storms such as Laura, which made landfall on the Gulf Coast recently. This article has been prepared as the result of the personal […]

FIS Presents Distinguished Lecture on India-China Competition

FIS Presents Distinguished Lecture on India-China Competition

Houston: On Sunday, August 23, 2020, the Foundation for India Studies (FIS) presented its first virtual webinar in its Distinguished Lecture Series. The lecture, titled “India China Competition in South Asia: the Past, Present and Future,” was presented by Dr. Constantino Xavier of the Brookings Institute in New Delhi. Dr. Xavier’s presentation focused on the […]

Shanti Khetpal: A Lifelong Learner, Passes Unexpectedly

Houston: Shanti Khetpal, a deeply caring and loyal person, and an extremely loving and wonderful mother passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 15, also the anniversary of India’s independence. She had complained of wheezing and had gone to take a nap in the morning but was found unresponsive and could not be revived by medics. […]

American Chemical Society Honors Kashinath Patil

American Chemical Society Honors Kashinath Patil

Houston: Dr. Kashnath Patil was recognized by the American Chemical Society at a recent banquet for his outstanding 60 years of service. Dr. Patil received the certificate of servce and was able to share the recognition with his wife Manda and his family and friends. During his 60-year career, Mr. Patil has published numerous technical […]

Swapnil Agarwal’s Nitya Capital Acquires One Westchase Office Building

Swapnil Agarwal’s Nitya Capital Acquires One Westchase Office Building

Houston: For CEO and founder of Nitya Capital, Swapnil Agarwal, success and achievements never came easy. Coming from humble beginnings as a son of a working class Indian immigrant family in Houston, much of Swapnil’s youth was defined by observing and learning from the success of others. As he worked his first few jobs, Swapnil […]

Indo-American Teens End Racist Logo of “Mahatma Rice” from Houston’s Riviana Foods

Indo-American Teens End Racist Logo of “Mahatma Rice” from Houston’s Riviana Foods

By Madan Goyal Atlanta: One Friday evening, the family was at the dinner table at their grandparents’ house. Rani Shrivastava, 15, looked down at the table and read aloud the newspaper headline about the Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben’s brands being discontinued due to their racist connotations. Her younger brother Rohan, 13, then looked over […]

Hindu Heritage Virtual Youth Camp Surpasses All Expectations

By Manu Shah Houston: A Hindu Heritage Youth Camp (HHYC) in Houston adapted and evolved to the COVID 19 era by hosting a virtual camp. Probably one of the rare few in the country to do so, the camp surpassed all expectations with parents and happy campers asking for its continuation on a weekly basis. […]

BAPS Charities Donates $25,000 in Support of Breast Cancer Victims

BAPS Charities Donates $25,000 in Support of Breast Cancer Victims

: BAPS Charities presented the Susan G. Komen Foundation with a donation of $25,000 to support victims and survivors of breast cancer.  The donation will be used to fund several ongoing initiatives, including the Komen Covid-19 Action Fund focused on those who are also suffering from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.  With over 270,000 […]

Sewa Houston Volunteer Mans Phone Lines, Organizes Plasma Donations

Sewa Houston Volunteer Mans Phone Lines, Organizes Plasma Donations

By Lindsey Peyton Houston: Lately, the helplines created to assist Houstonians during the pandemic have been ringing nonstop. One number, created by the Houston chapter of the Hindu faith-based nonprofit Sewa International, provides disaster relief and family services for all, regardless of race, religion, nationality or background. And callers are lucky when volunteer Madan Luthra […]

100-acre Eastern Glades Opens at Memorial Park

100-acre Eastern Glades Opens at Memorial Park

Houston: Memorial Park Conservancy and project partners at Houston Parks and Recreation Department, the Kinder Foundation and the Uptown Development Authority are unveiling the Clay Family Eastern Glades, the first major project of the 2015 Memorial Park Master Plan and the associated Ten-Year Plan announced in 2018. Located north of Memorial Drive between Memorial Park […]

74th Independence Day Celebration at India House Despite Pandemic

74th Independence Day Celebration at India House Despite Pandemic

Houston: “At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance” — Jawaharlal […]