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True Religion is not in places of worship

True Religion is not in places of worship

By Osho   True religion has been destroyed — not by the irreligious, but by the so called religious people of the world. Not by those who do not believe in God, but by those who believe in God, heaven and hell, and all that nonsense. True religion has nothing to do with God. Neither is […]

Top Indian, US diplomats celebrate Diwali at State Department

Top Indian, US diplomats celebrate Diwali at State Department

WASHINGTON: Top Indian and American diplomats celebrated Diwali , the festival of lights, here on Monday, reflecting the “great strength” of partnership between the two largest democracies of the world. Indian ambassador to the US Navtej Sarna and deputy secretary of state John Sullivan were chief guests at the Diwali celebrations held at Foggy Bottom headquarters of the State […]

Raghuram Rajan: Demonetisation, GST held back India’s economic growth, 7% not enough

Raghuram Rajan: Demonetisation, GST held back India’s economic growth, 7% not enough

NEW DELHI: Former Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan has contended that the introduction of demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) were the two major events that held back India’s economic growth last year, PTI reported. Speaking at the University of California in Berkley on Friday, Rajan maintained that the seven per cent […]

Government mulls selling 149 fields of ONGC to private firms

Government mulls selling 149 fields of ONGC to private firms

The government is mulling selling as many as 149 small and marginal oil and gas fields of ONGC to private and foreign companies and allow the state-owned firm to focus only on big fields, sources with knowledge of the development said. On the anvil is some kind of extension of the Discovered Small Field (DSF) […]

Election Results

Election Results

SUGAR LAND: Democrats from across Fort Bend County packed Madras Pavilion restaurant on election night, November 6 to see the voting results across the nation. Juli Mathew who ran for Fort Bend County Court #3 and K P George running for Fort Bend County Judge won in their races, marking the first time that these two […]

New Venue Transforms Houston Diwali Mela into true Street Festival

New Venue Transforms Houston Diwali Mela into true Street Festival

Click here for Photo Collage PEARLAND: Record turnout as streets had to be blocked for the overflowing crowd gathered at the Pearland Town Center to celebrate the 8th Annual HOUSTON DIWALI MELA on Saturday, October 27,  presented by Masala Radio, Karya Properties and Texans Energy. Surrounded by H&M, Forever 21, Macys & Dillards, the vibe […]

Community Leaders at Diwali Celebration at the Governor’s Mansion

Community Leaders at Diwali Celebration at the Governor’s Mansion

By Jawahar Malhotra AUSTIN: Just two weeks earlier at the packed Dusserah Mela at Constellation Park in Sugar Land, Gov. Greg Abbott had spoken of the new tradition he had started four-years ago at his official residence in the state capital and the beauty of the Diwali festival. “We have ceremonial lamps in the foyer,” […]

Jaz Creationz Hosts Annual Elite Halloween Fashion Fundraiser – GATSBY GALORE

Jaz Creationz Hosts Annual Elite Halloween Fashion Fundraiser – GATSBY GALORE

HOUSTON: On October 27, a crowd of over 500 donned their Gatsby best as Jasmeeta Singh, creator of Jaz Creationz, produced a multicultural event focused on bringing communities together via fashion, philanthropy, and entertainment. Special guests including Fire Chief Samuel Pena and Houston City Council Member Amanda Edwards were joined by a host of men, […]

IACCGH Power Dialogue with Richard Verma

IACCGH Power Dialogue with Richard Verma

HOUSTON: On Friday October 26, the Former US Ambassador to India Richard Verma opened the IACCGH Power Dialogue for almost an hour at Double Tree Hilton. He appreciated the work of the Chamber and stated that, he has visited various chambers all over the world. But after his Keynote address at the 2015 IACCGH Gala, he […]

India House Distributes Free Food to Needy Families

India House Distributes  Free Food to Needy Families

HOUSTON: Living up to their mission of serving the community, India House, in collaboration with Houston Food Bank, distributed Free Food (Food produce and Groceries) to 151 needy families of the neighborhood on Tuesday, October 30. The Mobile unit from Houston Food Bank arrived at India House at 7:45 am. The truck was loaded with […]

Houston Habitat for Humanity Celebrates 30 Years of Home Building

Houston Habitat for Humanity Celebrates 30 Years of Home Building

HOUSTON: A celebratory luncheon to recognize the contributions of Chevron, KPRC, Aramco and other organizations and individuals, was held on Tuesday, October 23 at the Westin Galleria. As guests entered the banquet facility, melodious piano music played by Phillip Hall created a festive atmosphere. KPRC News Anchor Owen Conflenti welcomed the guests. Chevron received the […]

Gladiators Crowned as TCC Taped Ball Tournament FALL 2018 Champions, SLCC Runners Up

Gladiators Crowned as TCC Taped Ball Tournament FALL 2018 Champions, SLCC Runners Up

HOUSTON: Gladiators and SLCC squared off in another engrossing final, which culminated with Gladiators winning by 15 runs and crowned as TCC Taped Ball Fall 2018 Champions. Gladiators came into the finals dominating all the playoff games while Sri Lanka Cricket Club (SLCC) was battle hardened winning some close games during the playoffs. SLCC won […]

Hindu Temple of the Woodlands Celebrates Diwali Mela

Hindu Temple of the Woodlands Celebrates Diwali Mela

By Beth Kulkarni THE WOODLANDS: As many as 5000 persons from as far away as Colorado, as well as from Clear Lake and Sugarland, came to the Hindu Temple of The Woodlands on Saturday, November 5 for the community Diwali celebration. This was a significant number of attendees, many of them local Americans who had […]

Mousumi Banerjee Entertainment Presents DIWALI GALA NITE 2018

Mousumi Banerjee Entertainment Presents DIWALI GALA NITE 2018

HOUSTON: After the success of The SAMIR AND DIPALEE LIVE IN CONCERT, MB Entertainment Company is launching its Second Event DIWALI GALA NITE 2018 with Soumen and Chandrika the ZEE SAREGAMAPA stars, performing LIVE in Houston with their Musical Band on November 10, at the NOAH’s EVENT VENUE in Sugar Land, Texas. Soumen Nandi, a […]

Yaadon Ki Baraat – Down Memory lane Experience the Magic of Naach Houston

Yaadon Ki Baraat – Down Memory lane Experience the Magic of Naach Houston

HOUSTON: Moksh Community Arts presents its 5th production, this fall on Nov 17th 2018, at the Berry Center, Barker Cypress at 8pm sharp. Dil Se Naach 2018, Yaadon Ki Baraat, is Directed by Mahesh Mahbubani. Moksh Community Arts was formed in 2016 to present performance platforms nurturing local talent in the field of Dance and […]

Second Lieutenant Mayur Patel

Second Lieutenant Mayur Patel

HOUSTON: Second Lieutenant Mayur Patel, son of Bharat (Treasurer of Gujarati Samaj of Houston) and Daksha Patel of Sugar Land, TX, recently graduated from the Army’s Officer Candidate School (OCS). OCS is one of the commissioning sources that future Army Commissioned Officers must undergo. Located at Fort Benning, Georgia, OCS trains selected personnel in warrior tasks […]

Manzoor E Khuda is a Salute to Being Free: Vijay Krishna Acharya

Manzoor E Khuda is a Salute to Being Free: Vijay Krishna Acharya

Aamir, Katrina and Fatima salute the spirit of freedom in Thugs of Hindostan’s new song Yash Raj Films mega action adventure Thugs of Hindostan has wowed audiences worldwide with its larger than life, extravagant trailer and its lavish catchy songs, making it the biggest ever Hindi film release. This visual spectacle about an epic war […]

Ajna Chakra

Ajna Chakra

By Yogacharya Surakshit Goswami What is the significance of tilak (bindi) among Hindus? —Rashmi Sood, 42    The tilak is of great spiritual consequence to Hindus. Applied on the forehead between the brows, it is a point of immense power and piety. The spot where the bindi is applied is where the body’s most important chakra rests — […]

Where the wild coffee beans are

Where the wild coffee beans are

By Vikram Shah Cornerstone, Tat Tvam Asi, Hulikere, Agora. The names may evoke disparate traditions and images—English country manors, Vedic philosophy, obscure hamlets in Karnataka, ancient Greek democracies—but what they have in common is coffee. These are four of the six “wildlife friendly” certified estates in Karnataka’s Chikmagalur region from where the Bengaluru-based Wild Kaapi […]

After US relief, India works to pay for Iran oil in rupees

After US relief, India works to pay for Iran oil in rupees

By Indrani Bagchi NEW DELHI: With the US granting a  180-day exemption on Iranian oil sanctions to India  ahead of the restrictions kicking in from Monday, India and Iran  are finalising details of a mechanism that will allow New Delhi to pay  entirely in Indian currency, at a bank in India. India will revive a previous […]

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