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Asians Are More Susceptible to Heart Attacks

Asians Are More Susceptible to Heart Attacks

HOUSTON: On Sunday, December 3, the parking lot of India House was full and some of the usual visitors were wondering; once they came in, they found out that besides many usual Sunday activities, a Heart Health Symposium was going on. Many inquisitive people who had not pre-registered decided to come in if they were […]

Fight Back Against Sexual Assault

Fight Back Against Sexual Assault

SUGAR LAND: On Saturday December 9, Daya held its next installment of Start the Conversation, a lecture and event series where the community considers, analyzes and confronts the issues, challenges and complexities that affect all. As reports of powerful individuals abusing others flood our newsfeeds, Daya provided the opportunity for the community to channel outrage into action. In […]

The Story of Ganesh, Played on Stage, as an Inspiration

The Story of Ganesh, Played on Stage, as an Inspiration

By Jawahar Malhotra STAFFORD: During one of the scenes when young dancers are performing for the Divine Family of Shiva, Parvati and the resurrected Ganesh, Masterji Indravadan Trivedi looks on from the podium just offstage, his turbaned head nodding slightly in rhythm to the music, eyes twinkling and his smiling face thrilled at the dancers’ […]

Asia Society Texas Kicks Off 2018 Tiger Ball Honoring Gordon and Sylvia Quan

Asia Society Texas Kicks Off 2018 Tiger Ball Honoring Gordon and Sylvia Quan

HOUSTON: The Who’s Who of Houston’s international scene gathered at Yauatcha Restaurant in The Galleria last night for Asia Society Texas Center’s annual Tiger Ball kickoff party hosted by Gigi Huang, introducing Gordon and Sylvia Quan as the gala’s honorees for 2018. The evening included Asian-inspired lychee martinis, dim sum, and a surprise visit by […]

Rebuild, Relive and Recovery Event by BAPS Charities

Rebuild, Relive and Recovery Event by BAPS Charities

HOUSTON: Houston Strong! The motto that has been ringing in everyone’s ears since Harvey. Many individuals have volunteered their time and effort to help our community. Three months since the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, many residents still are out of their homes. As you walk into their homes the walls are still stripped out of […]

How to Pitch to Investors, Workshops by TiE Houston and Houston Exponential

How to Pitch to Investors, Workshops by TiE Houston and Houston Exponential

HOUSTON: On November 29, 2017 entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors gathered at Houston Exponential (previously known as Houston Technology Center) for a workshop on how to pitch to investors put together by TiE Houston and Houston Exponential. The focus of the event was to help entrepreneurs learn from about what investors are looking for in presentations […]

Pondi Café Now Open at Asia Society Texas Center

Pondi Café Now Open  at Asia Society Texas Center

HOUSTON: Visitors to Asia Society Texas in the heart of the Houston Museum District are now greeted by the enticing aromas of India-inspired cuisine from Pondi, Pondicheri’s little sister. Pondi is open for extended lunch hours Tuesday-Sunday with a vibrant and innovative menu featuring everything from Butter Chicken to Saffron Shrimp Salad and Bombay Benedict. […]

Marathi Film Kshitij- A Horizon Wins ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Medal at IFFI

Marathi Film Kshitij- A Horizon  Wins ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Medal at IFFI

HOUSTON: Marathi movie Kshitij- A Horizon produced by Navroz Prasla-Media FilmsCraft, USA based company and Navroz Prasla Productions directed by Manouj Kadamh and the story written by Rayban Davage recently won “ The prestigious ICFT-UNESCO Gandhi Medal ” at 48th International Film Festival Of India ( IFFI ) Goa. It’s a story of small girl- […]

The American Leadership Forum Celebrates 35 Years of Collaborative Leadership in Houston

The American Leadership Forum Celebrates 35 Years  of Collaborative Leadership in Houston

HOUSTON: “For 35 years, the American Leadership Forum (ALF) has been a significant driving force in creating the vibrant Houston region we embrace today”, said Randy Sim, the newly elected Chair of the ALF Board of Trustees.  “We salute those before us and look confidently into the future knowing that ALF supports leaders in our […]

KP George & RK Sandill Running Election Campaigns

KP George & RK Sandill Running Election Campaigns

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: In the past month, two local Indo-Americans have announced and indeed filed to run for positions in the upcoming elections in November 2018. K.P. George, who is currently a member of the Board of Trustees for Fort Bend County ISD announced that he will contest the Fort Bend County Judge position […]

Avoiding Brain Drain During the Holidays

Avoiding Brain Drain During the Holidays

HOUSTON: While it’s easy to be envious of students who are off of school for an extended break during the holidays, these few weeks should not be a complete escape from learning.  For younger children who are still adjusting to the school schedule, taking a few weeks off of school and lessons can set students […]

Namadwaar’s Annual Madhura Utsav

Namadwaar’s Annual Madhura Utsav

MANVEL: Global Organization for Divinity and Houston Namadwaar will conduct their annual grand celebration of bhakti and Bhagavata Dharma, from December 23 to 31 this year through a 7-day “Madhura Utsav” (sweet celebration). A ‘Madhurageetham’ devotional music competition will also be held on Dec 24, for music enthusiasts of all ages. Both the events will be held at […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Dhuli Moong Di Daal De Aate Da Halwa (Yellow Moong Daal Flour Halwa)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Dhuli Moong Di Daal De Aate Da Halwa  (Yellow Moong Daal Flour Halwa)

Along the foothills of the Himalayas, all the way from the Northwest Frontier with Afghanistan down to the plains of the Punjab and across northern part of Uttar Pradesh, during the cold months, people seek out foods that not only keep them warm, but satisfy the taste buds. The bazaars and markets are full of […]

How Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli defied social media culture and kept their wedding a classy affair

How Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli defied social media culture and kept their wedding a classy affair

In times when we are kept up to date on every minutia of a celebrity’s wedding day including both the pre-wedding and post-wedding ceremonies, Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli managed to keep their nuptials under the wraps. While others were sharing photos from their mehendi, sangeet, and haldi ceremony, Virushka was busy avoiding the paparazzi. Even when […]

Singapore top destination for Chinese investment, India 37th

Singapore top destination for Chinese investment, India 37th

India has slipped six notches to 37th position among 60 major economies in the world in terms of their attractiveness to Chinese firms, while Singapore topped the list compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit. According to the latest EIU’s China Going Global Investment Index, Singapore overtook the US as the most attractive destination for Chinese […]

Govt to soon unveil policy on methanol blending in petrol: Nitin Gadkari

Govt to soon unveil policy on methanol blending in petrol: Nitin Gadkari

Union Roads Minister Nitin Gadkari today said the government will be soon announcing a policy which calls for 15 per cent blending of methanol in petrol to make it cheaper and also reduce pollution. “In the upcoming Parliament session, I am announcing a policy of blending 15 per cent methanol in petrol,” Gadkari said at […]

Why a gas pipeline is triggering anger in Kerala

Why a gas pipeline is triggering anger in Kerala

On November 1, Kozhikode in north Kerala witnessed violent protests against the laying of a pipeline by the Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL). The Kochi-Koottanad-Bengaluru-Mangaluru Pipeline (KKBMPL) is meant to transport natural gas from Kochi to Mangaluru and Bengaluru (see map). But it has run into rough weather with agitators clashing with police and […]

Jinder Mahal: WWE built character for India or a short-lived fairytale of Canadian Sikh wrestler?

Jinder Mahal: WWE built character for India or a short-lived fairytale of Canadian Sikh wrestler?

Don’t hinder Jinder’ was the best the clever minds on the internet could come up with. A snarky, faux-rallying call to poke fun at Jinder Mahal’s status as a jobber (wrestling speak for a guy whose job is to lose, and make his star opponent look mightier and more invincible than he is). And then, […]

Hyderabad youth shot at in Chicago, family seeks Indian government’s help

Hyderabad youth shot at in Chicago, family seeks Indian government’s help

A Hyderabad youth studying in Chicago was allegedly shot by an unidentified assailant on Sunday. The student is presently under observation, news agency ANI reported. The family members of the victim have sought the help of the Indian government. The family said Mohammed Akbar who is pursuing his masters in computer sciences, was injured after […]

Glitz, Glamour & Philanthropy @ Pratham Holiday Luncheon & Fashion Show!

Glitz, Glamour & Philanthropy @ Pratham Holiday Luncheon & Fashion Show!

Click here for Photo Collage By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: Fashion, Fun & Philanthropy- these were the three flavors that spiced up the afternoon, last Friday, December 1.  The Junior League of Houston witnessed the intriguing, glitzy and benevolent Pratham Holiday Luncheon & Fashion Show 2017. Established in 1995, Pratham is one of the largest and most successful non-governmental education organizations in […]

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