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10 standout start-ups taking an AI leap in India

10 standout start-ups taking an AI leap in India

The rise of a technology has Bill Gates issuing warnings of an apocalypse. Elon Musk, too. Even Stephen Hawking. What’s worrying these technologists? It’s Artificial Intelligence or AI, an idea whose time has come—it is incubating in science labs and being deployed by start-ups and industrial units alike. Click here to read more… Credit: www.livemint.com

GST rollout may turn Nagpur into India’s warehouse

GST rollout may turn Nagpur into India’s warehouse

TORONTO/MUMBAI: The city known as zero mile in India is finally in the right place at the right time. Nagpur is in the dead centre of the country, at the crossroads of busy road and rail corridors that bisect India east to west and north to south. Now, India is on the cusp of a […]

Indian-Americans unhappy with California school textbooks over portrayal of Hinduism

Indian-Americans unhappy with California school textbooks over portrayal of Hinduism

WASHINGTON: Indian-Americans have expressed anguish over the negative portrayal of Hinduism and India in the proposed California school textbooks. “It is disappointing to see that even after a decade of building awareness by the Hindu-American community, textbooks especially by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), McGraw-Hill, Discovery and National Geographic continue to use orientalist narratives to portray […]

Indian-Americans shine at Intel science fair in the US

Indian-Americans shine at Intel science fair in the US

WASHINGTON: While four Indian-Americans received top awards in various categories, an Indian boy has won the world’s largest pre-college science competition in the US in environmental engineering category for his project on biodegradation of pesticides. Prashant Ranganathan, a 12th grader from Jamshedpur, alongwith over 20 high school students from various parts of India, participated in […]

11-year-old stuns experts showing toys can be turned into ‘weapons’

11-year-old stuns experts showing toys can be turned into ‘weapons’

An 11-year-old “cyber ninja” stunned an audience of security experts Tuesday by hacking into a teddy bear via Bluetooth to show how interconnected smart toys “can be weaponised”. American wunderkind Reuben Paul may still be only in 5th grade at his school in Austin, Texas, but he and his teddy bear Bob wowed hundreds at […]

Indian-origin gay minister frontrunner in Irish prime ministerial race

Indian-origin gay minister frontrunner in Irish prime ministerial race

LONDON: An Indian-origin doctor and Ireland’s first openly gayminister has emerged as the frontrunner in the Irish prime ministerial race. Leo Varadkar, 38, the Dublin-born son of a Mumbai-born father and Irish mother, is expected to become the country’s first homosexual prime minister. Click here to read more… Credit: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

A Mela to Test Strength, Skill and Stamina in the Sun!

A Mela to Test Strength, Skill and Stamina in the Sun!

Click here for Photo Collage By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Each year the grounds of the Sikh National Center are a little different, with a little more progress as this site evolves into what the original founders had first dreamt of. The Gurdwara building has finally been completed, though the façade still needs some work and […]

A Grand Traditional Festival at Sri Guruvayurappan Temple

A Grand Traditional Festival at Sri Guruvayurappan Temple

By Biju Pillai HOUSTON: Flag hoisting ceremony for the annual festival of Sri Guruvayurappan Temple (Krishna temple), Houston was held on May 4, in presence hundreds of devotees. Deputy Consul General of India, RN Joshi was the Chief-guest for this auspicious inauguration ceremony. During the festival, many important Vedic rituals such as Kalasa pooja (Navakam […]

ASIE May Luncheon Features Karun Sreerama’s Talk on “Public Works Engineering 2025”

ASIE May Luncheon Features Karun Sreerama’s Talk on “Public Works Engineering 2025”

HOUSTON: The American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects (ASIE) selected its May luncheon to honor Dr. Karun Sreerama, newly and unanimously appointed Public Works Engineering (PWE) Director by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and City Council. In his role as the keynote speaker, Dr. Sreerama spoke on “PWE Houston 2025 Vision”. There was a record […]

Bhavsar Receives SBA Financial Services Champion Award

Bhavsar Receives SBA Financial Services Champion Award

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It was a proud day indeed, this past Thursday, May 11 for a hard working member of the Indian community who has not only been deeply involved with the India Culture Center twice as its president but also been a tireless organizer of events. And he has still found time to […]

Vedic Oasis for Holistic Growth

Vedic Oasis for Holistic Growth

By Dr. Harish Chandra HOUSTON: DAV Sanskriti School, the Sunday School of Arya Samaj Houston for age 5-13 kids celebrated its end of the year 2016-17 last Sunday with great enthusiasm. Three hours were filled with several show casing events that time simply flew away. Children learn Naitik Shiksha (moral instruction), Hindi conversation and choose […]

TiE Houston Holds May Mentoring, Networking Meeting

TiE Houston Holds May Mentoring, Networking Meeting

HOUSTON: On Tuesday, May 1, TiE Houston members congregated at the newly opened The Sugar Refinery, owned by TiE Houston Charter Member, Jiten Karnani for their May event. The evening began with networking social hour.  Dr. Arun Pasrija (TiE Houston President) started the meeting with reiterating’s TiE’s mission to foster entrepreneurship through mentoring, networking, and […]

Spectacular Odissi!

Spectacular Odissi!

By Anuranjita Nayak HOUSTON: A unique experience it was by and for Hustonians. The first international Konark Festival enthralled more than 250 classical dance lovers, conglomerated at Pershing School auditorium a beautiful afternoon on May 6. Why waste three whole hours? That too watching Indian Classical Dance? The skeptics might have thought…. But amazingly, oblivious to all, 3 hours […]

Another BBB Distinction Award for Galson Auto Makes it 13 in a Row!

Another BBB Distinction Award for  Galson Auto Makes it 13 in a Row!

By Zaid Hussain HOUSTON: It was a cool and cloudy morning, but there was the buzz of electricity in the air at the large hall filled to capacity. Contenders and their supporters were gathered once again on Wednesday , May 10 for the highly anticipated Better Business Bureau’s annual Awards for Excellence luncheon, an event to […]

A Restaurant for the Community!

A Restaurant for the Community!

By Malay Vyas SUGAR LAND: Dusk falls on a quiet weekday evening in the suburbs, shopping strips as are shorn of traffic, weekend rush is a distant memory except at the corner of Williams Trace and Highway 6 in Sugarland. Café India’s Bollywood Chat is buzzing with families walking in in anticipation of a tasteful […]

Funding Sought for 3½-year-old Boy with Brain Cancer

Funding Sought for 3½-year-old Boy with Brain Cancer

HOUSTON: A family from Perundurai, Tamil Nadu, is seeking crowdfunding to save their 3½-year-old son, Merwin Bright Daniel, who was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer. Merwin was diagnosed in February 2017. There is, however, no medical treatment that can cure this disease in India. After exhausting all options in India, the family […]

Krishnamurthy Meets Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter at Habitat

Krishnamurthy Meets Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter at Habitat

By Jawahar Malhotra PLAINS, GA: Though she and her husband have been associated for years with the Habitat for Humanity’s Houston Chapter, where she serves on the Board, and have long admired the charitable work that the organization has done in changing the lives of those without homes, Leela Krishnamurthy was pleasantly surprised when she […]

A Stroll Through the Heat, Food and Music of Asia on Southmore

A Stroll Through the Heat, Food and Music of Asia on Southmore

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: The Asia Society closed off the section of the street in front of its building and once again brought the colors, sounds and flavors of Asia to Southmore this past Saturday, May 13 just a day before Mother’s Day. It was reminiscent of the Society’s Night Market that has become a […]

Huge Change Planned to EB-5 Investment Visa Program

Huge Change Planned to EB-5 Investment Visa Program

By Charles Foster, Immigration Attorney HOUSTON: The EB-5 Regional Center program is being extended through the balance of the fiscal year through September 30, 2017 as is; what we call a “clean extension.”  I’m on the Board of IIUSA, the largest industry organization and in the past the EB-5 Regional Center industry was more than happy to […]

Strength in the Tapestry that Weaves Together Different Faiths

Strength in the Tapestry that Weaves Together Different Faiths

HOUSTON: Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston was proud to honor Shell Oil Company at its ninth annual Tapestry Gala, held on Wednesday, May 3.  Close to $550,000 was generated by the festive evening, which celebrated Shell’s philanthropic efforts in the community and Houston’s great diversity in cultures, ethnicities and faith traditions. More than 500  guests were on hand […]

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