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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 […]

Khuda Haafiz | Vidyut Jammwal | Shivaleeka Oberoi

Khuda Haafiz | Vidyut Jammwal | Shivaleeka Oberoi

Houstonian Rajveer “Raj” Kindra is No. 1 Debater

Houstonian Rajveer “Raj” Kindra is No. 1 Debater

Houston: Rajveer, who is now a Senior in high school, has won numerous state, national, and international tournaments in Debate & Oratory leading up to this achievement. Rajveer has always had a passion for helping others find their voices, encouraging others to build confidence, and speak on topics meaningful to them. In 2016 Rajveer took […]

Corona Mein Dhamaal — Record 3,200 Attend Desi Brothers Farmers Market Grand Opening

Corona Mein Dhamaal — Record 3,200 Attend Desi Brothers Farmers Market Grand Opening

  Houston: Never did Desi Brothers nor Masala Radio imagine that during COVID, a Social Distance Grand Opening would bring out nearly 3200 guests on the first day!  When CEO Vipul Patel asked Masala Radio to do the grand opening, Sunil Thakkar thought August 15th (Indian Independence Day) would be the perfect date, but that […]

She Can Fly — Give Her the Sky: Smile Foundation Launches US Chapter

She Can Fly — Give Her the Sky: Smile Foundation Launches US Chapter

Houston: With its commitment to work towards ‘Civic Driven Change’,  on Saturday, August 8, Smile Foundation, an India-based NGO hosted ‘Sing for Smile’ a virtual talk show and live concert with playback singer Amit Kumar to mark the launch of its US chapter. Sonu Sood, actor and philanthropist; Nawazuddin Siddiqui, actor; Arbaaz Khan, actor; Deepak […]

Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl | Netflix India

Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl | Netflix India

IITAGH Covid-19 Donation Goes to Sewa International

IITAGH Covid-19 Donation Goes to Sewa International

By Surupa Shaw Houston: The world is reeling from the scourge of the COVID-19 pandemic. Severe dislocation of lifestyles, social isolation, job losses, social distancing and work from home have become the norm. We are all striving to adapt to the new reality. Those of us that can need to find ways to help people […]

Does Federal Policing Violate U.S. Constitution?

Does Federal Policing Violate U.S. Constitution?

By Surendran K. Pattel There can be little doubt that the Trump administration’s provocative decision to send federal agents to  “police” city streets in Portland, Ore, was a clear violation of the U.S. Constitution. Without question, such federal “policing” infringes on state and local rights and powers. The fact is, there is far more clarity […]

Swami Parthasarathy Presents Talk on Personal Rehabilitation

Swami Parthasarathy Presents Talk on Personal Rehabilitation

Houston: On Sunday, July 26th Swami Parthasarathy addressed the world on the topic of ‘Personal Rehabilitation, Concern to Composure’.  For 50 years, Swamiji has delivered a message in honor of Guru Purnima, normally to thousands of people in the auditoriums of India.  At the age of 93, for the first time online, Swamiji spoke to […]

Person of Interest in Custody in Brutal Death of Indo-American Jogger in Plano

Person of Interest in Custody in Brutal Death of Indo-American Jogger in Plano

Plano, Texas: The murder of a Plano mother of two children brought an outpouring of support for her family. Sarmistha Sen, 43, was attacked while she was running Saturday morning. Police say the murder investigation includes a person of interest from a nearby burglary. The go-getter spirit is what defined Sarmistha’s life, according to her […]

HWS Bhoomi Puja for New Shiv Mandir and Construction Starts

HWS Bhoomi Puja for New Shiv Mandir and Construction Starts

  BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA Houston: several months of planning and design effort for the Shiv Temple at the Hindu Worship Society, a bhumi puja was held on Friday, July 24 at a mahurat (auspicious time) decided by HWS priest Bhawani Shankar Shastri ji. City and county guidelines were observed for the ceremony, which was attended, […]

Bhoomi Puja in Ayodhya by PM Modi: “Centuries of Wait Has Ended”

Bhoomi Puja in Ayodhya by PM Modi: “Centuries of Wait Has Ended”

Ayodhya: The decades-long wait to see a permanent home for Lord Ram built in Ayodhya, the perceived birthplace of the deity ended on Wednesday, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the Ram temple on the site in a grand ceremony. Bhajans and ‘shlokas’ were heard as the Ayodhya, festooned with marigold […]

Hindus in USA Gear Up for a Virtual Prayer for ‘Shree Ram Mandir Poojan’

Hindus in USA Gear Up for a Virtual Prayer for ‘Shree Ram Mandir Poojan’

Tampa, Florida: As the Ayodhya administration in India is getting ready for the foundation laying ceremony of the Lord Ram temple on Wednesday, August 5, the Hindu Mandir Executives’ Conference (HMEC) & Hindu Mandir Priests’ Conference (HMPC) have called for a virtual collective national prayer across America to rejoice in the upcoming “Shree Ram Mandir […]

Shakuntala Devi | Vidya Balan, Sanya Malhotra

Shakuntala Devi | Vidya Balan, Sanya Malhotra

Raat Akeli Hai | Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte

Raat Akeli Hai | Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte

Akshaya Patra Texas Cities Raise $950,000 with Tech for Change Gala

Akshaya Patra Texas Cities Raise $950,000 with Tech for Change Gala

By Ankita Narula AUSTIN: The Akshaya Patra Foundation held its Virtual Gala – Technology for Change on Saturday, July 25th, and raised $950,000 for feeding mid day meals to school children in India. The Texas gala was hosted by the cities of Austin, Dallas and Houston. Close to 1,000 businesses, non-profits, government officials, philanthropic leaders, […]

Drive-Through Food Distribution Performed at India House

Drive-Through Food Distribution Performed at India House

HOUSTON: True to their mission of serving the community, India House resumed their free food distribution program for needy families on Monday, July 20, 2020 from 10:00 am to 11:30 pm. Worth a weeks supply of food items (Fresh produce and groceries) were distributed to approximately 175 needy families by a contactless drive-through distribution following […]