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Naach Houston Breaks Records at Miller Outdoor Theater with an Audience of over 8,000

Naach Houston Breaks Records at Miller Outdoor Theater with an Audience of over 8,000

Click here for Photo Collage By Staff Reporter HOUSTON: Houston’s Got Bollywood… and how! For the thousands of fans at the Miller Outdoor Theater, a beautiful evening in Spring couldn’t have had a better culmination then watching a colorful entertaining Bollywood Theatrical production, conceived and directed by the maestro Mahesh Mahbubani, presented by India House […]

Geetanjali Radio Annual Gala: An Evening Filled with Music,Wine and Merrymaking

Geetanjali Radio Annual Gala: An Evening Filled with Music,Wine and Merrymaking

By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: What do you expect at a gala organized by a radio personality, music producer, music supervisor and a music promoter? It definitely has to be a superlative social gathering that serves as a treat for classical aficionados. But, Geetanjali Radio’s Annual Gala, held on Friday April 7, was much more […]

Shampa GopiKrishna Workshop @ Rhythm India

Shampa GopiKrishna Workshop @ Rhythm India

STAFFORD: This past weekend on Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16, the Rhythm India Bollywood Dance Company hosted a 2-day workshop with the one and only Shampa GopiKrishna. Shampa is a celebrity dancer and choreographer from India. She is the daughter of Legendary Kathak Maestro Shri. Gopi Krishna. She has won twice the popular reality TV […]

Houston NSF Children Showcase their Talent at the 2017 Academic Super-Bowl

Houston NSF Children Showcase their Talent at the 2017 Academic Super-Bowl

HOUSTON: Houston got talent. Lots of it. It is on full display at the North South Foundation (NSF) Regional Academic Contests held at the Lone Star College – University Park campus on April 8th and 9th 2017. More than 350 children from grades K to 12, from all over Houston and nearby, participated in multiple […]

BAPS Devotees Celebrate Bhagwan Swaminarayan’s Birth

BAPS Devotees Celebrate Bhagwan Swaminarayan’s Birth

STAFFORD: The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Stafford, celebrated the auspicious day of April 5, Chaitra Sud Nom. According to the Hindu calendar, this day marks the 236th birthday of Bhagwan Swaminarayan as well as the birthday of Bhagwan Ram. This year’s program encompassed the theme: Bhaktavatsal Hari Birud Tiharo, meaning, Bhagwan Swaminarayan’s resolve to […]

Sankashti Chaturthi Mahapuja at Gauri Siddhivinayak Temple

Sankashti Chaturthi Mahapuja at Gauri Siddhivinayak Temple

HOUSTON: The Sankashti Chaturthi is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Ganesha. It is celebrated on every fourth day of the full moon or Krishna Paksha according to the Hindu calendar. Women observe fast on this day for the welfare of their families. Sankashti means deliverance from the troubled times. Thus, observing this vrat (fast) […]

Southwestern National Bank Scholarship Program $1,000 Scholarship Awards

Southwestern National Bank Scholarship Program  $1,000 Scholarship Awards

HOUSTON: About The Southwestern National Bank Scholarship Program Southwestern National Bank Scholarship Program is funded by Southwestern National Bank to recognize and assist outstanding high school graduates reduce the financial burden for college. Southwestern National Bank Scholars are selected on the basis of their financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement. Each year a total […]

Panguni Uthiram Festival Celebrated on Grand Scale at Sri Meenakshi Temple

Panguni Uthiram Festival Celebrated on Grand Scale at Sri Meenakshi Temple

By Kamala Raghavan PEARLAND: Panguni Uthiram is celebrated at many temples throughout South India and the world. The festival was celebrated at Sri Meenakshi Temple on Sunday, April 9. It is believed that the wedding of Rama and Sita was celebrated on Panguni Uthiram. The “Kalyanams” of Siva-Parvati, Lord Subramanya, Vishnu-Lakshmi and Rama-Sita are celebrated […]

Osmania University Alumni Association to Host Centenary Celebrations in Houston

Osmania University Alumni Association to Host Centenary Celebrations in Houston

HOUSTON: Osmania University, Hyderabad, is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. Established in 1917, one of the oldest universities in India, has planned a year-long celebrations in Hyderabad. Here in Houston, the Osmania University Alumni Association (OUAA) is organizing an evening of fun filled program on May 27, 2017 at India House, 8888 West Bellfort, Houston, Texas. […]

SOS Presents Panel on Balancing Career by Women Executives

SOS Presents Panel on Balancing Career by Women Executives

HOUSTON: Several accomplished women entrepreneurs and senior executives got together at the Houstonian on Saturday, April 16 for an insightful discussion about what it takes to be a professionally successful woman and how to balance work, relationships, personal growth and philanthropic efforts. SOS (Share Our Secrets), an organization led by Ranvir “Biki” Mohindra, which teaches […]

Leave a Lasting Legacy with Life Insurance

Leave a Lasting Legacy with Life Insurance

HOUSTON: Life insurance offers a benefit that many people don’t even realize which is the benefit of enjoying your retirement savings. You might not see the connection between a life insurance policy and retirement, but there are actually two ways in which this coverage can help you relax and enjoy your retirement years: 1.Life insurance […]

Among International Airports, IAH is a Dismal, Dreary Experience

Among International Airports, IAH is a Dismal, Dreary Experience

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It had been a good six weeks of traveling for me between five countries (including the US), ten cities and 17 flights and I had endured the usual frustrations of those who are prepared for the uncertainties of air travel. For instance, at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, I realized that […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Asaan Ghar di Dahin (Simple Homemade Yogurt)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Asaan Ghar di Dahin (Simple Homemade Yogurt)

These days when there is so much talk about the taste and creaminess of Greek yogurt, it is curious why more people aren’t drawn to the taste of Indian dahin (yogurt) and the way to make it at home. Most young people think that making dahin is a time-consuming and difficult process and are surprised […]

Tamil Nadu’s farmers are the most distress-ridden in India

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s announcement of farm loan waiver has given credence to similar demands from across the country. Those making these demands include political parties, protesting farmers and even the judiciary. An earlier Plainfacts column had pointed out how farm loan waivers can be counter-productive in the long run, a fact which […]

TCS misses both revenue and profit estimates in March quarter

TCS misses both revenue and profit estimates in March quarter

Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS) missed analysts’ estimates for both revenue and profit in the fourth fiscal quarter, even as India’s largest software services firm’s full-year sales rose 6.2% to $17.58 billion. The company reported revenue of $4.45 billion in the three months ended 31 March, a 1.5% increase from the preceding quarter and 5.8% […]

India climbs to 8th spot on FDI confidence index

India climbs to 8th spot on FDI confidence index

India has climbed one spot to the eighth rank in the 2017 A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index as investors turned bullish on the Asia-Pacific. The index, released on Tuesday, shows that investor confidence in India has been growing steadily over the last two years, making it one of the top two emerging […]

Indian national on FBI’s top ten fugitives’ list

Indian national on FBI’s top ten fugitives’ list

WASHINGTON: A 26-year-old Indian national wanted for the 2015 murder of his wife in Maryland is the newest addition to the FBI’s ten most wanted Fugitives’ list, and a reward of up to $100,000 is being offered for information leading to his capture, the Bureau and local police announced on Tuesday. Bhadreshkumar Chetanbhai Patel, a […]

Sikh cabbie assaulted, turban snatched by passengers in US

Sikh cabbie assaulted, turban snatched by passengers in US

NEW YORK: A 25-year-old Sikhcab driver in the US was assaulted and his turban knocked-off by drunk passengers, an incident the police was investigating as a possible hate crime. The incident took place here early on Sunday morning and has left Harkirat Singh, an immigrant from Punjab who moved to the US three years ago, […]

Consumption in India to nearly triple to $4 trillion by 2025: BCG

Consumption in India to nearly triple to $4 trillion by 2025: BCG

India is set to become the third largest consumer economy by 2025, trailing only the US and China, fuelled by an increase in consumption levels, changes in consumer behaviour and spending patterns, according to a report released by consulting firm The Boston Consulting Group. Consumption across the country is expected to almost triple over the […]

Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project clears major land hurdle

Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project clears major land hurdle

The railways have crossed a major hurdle in rolling out the ambitious Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project as the Maharashtra government has agreed to give land at the Bandra-Kurla complex (BKC). The starting point of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed corridor at BKC was a bone of contention between the railways and the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development […]

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