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GLUDES Launched to Stave Off a Dearth of Leadership

GLUDES Launched to Stave Off a Dearth of Leadership

BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA SUGAR LAND: As they left the Sweetwater Country Club, they clutched the crisp black and turquoise blue canvas briefcases they had been handed out and discussed the ideas they had just heard in the ballroom. Inside the briefcase was a copy of his second book – Roadmap to Success – by the […]

Personal Injury: Effects of Social Media

Personal Injury: Effects of Social Media

BY MALA SHARMA Social media has become a major factor in determining the value of your personal injury claims! This is a result of the increasing presence of social media in everyone’s lives where sharing experiences through quick posts are simple and easy. However, revealing too much on Facebook may hurt you in the end. […]

IACCGH Tax Seminar Educates Community on US Tax Queries and Issues for 2018 Return

IACCGH Tax Seminar Educates Community on US Tax Queries and Issues for 2018 Return

HOUSTON: The IACCGH Annual Tax seminar, which seeks to educate the community on various tax related queries and issues was held on Feb 24,2019 at the India House, attracting over 110+ attendees. Held for the seventh year in a row, the event was ably moderated and chaired by CPA Swapan Dhairyawan. IACCGH Secretary Ashok Garg […]

Vedic Fair: A Kaleidoscope of India’s Cultural, Religious Diversity

Vedic Fair: A Kaleidoscope of India’s Cultural, Religious Diversity

KATY: The 8th Annual Vedic Fair and Mega Celebration of India held on Saturday, March 9 at Cinco Ranch High School, drew more than 2,000 visitors. Once again, Ashirwad A Blessing Temple was able to superbly showcase India’s heritage of cultural and religious diversity to a full house in a fun-filled, spiritual and entertaining, 5 […]

Theatrical Company MIST Lives Up to Expectations Again with “Ron”

Theatrical Company MIST Lives Up to Expectations Again with “Ron”

BY SANCHALI BASU HOUSTON: The theatrical company MIST (Masks, Issues, & Stages Traversed) came through again with their much awaited latest production “Ron,” at the Matchbox in Midtown during March 2 and 3. The word ‘Ron’ means war in Bengali, which is the theme of the entire play which revolves around the conflict and emotions […]

Hindus of Greater Houston Elect New Board, Thara Narasimhan as President

Hindus of Greater Houston Elect New Board, Thara Narasimhan as President

HOUSTON: After an incredible three year run as President of Hindus of Greater Houston (HGH), Partha Krishnaswamy handed over the reins to Thara Narasimhan in February 2019. As one of its founders, Thara’s association with the organization runs deep and with this she becomes the first woman to head HGH. While she “understands the greater […]

Raj Salhotra, Son of Indian Immigrants, Announces Run for Houston City Council

Raj Salhotra, Son of Indian Immigrants, Announces Run for Houston City Council

BY POOJA SALHOTRA When I entered Chapman & Kirby on Wednesday evening, it felt like high school all over again. I didn’t recognize many people, and upon introducing myself to anyone in the room, I was met with the same reaction: wide eyes, a broad grin and immediate reverence. Similar to when I was a […]

Southwestern National Bank Scholarship

Southwestern National Bank Scholarship

HOUSTON: Southwestern National Bank Scholarship Program is funded by Southwestern National Bank (Member FDIC) 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 of $5,000.00 will be awarded […]

Houston Maharashtra Mandal’s “Janata Raja” Enactment on Chhatrapati Shivaji Draws Rave Reviews

Houston Maharashtra Mandal’s “Janata Raja” Enactment on Chhatrapati Shivaji Draws Rave Reviews

BY VARSHA HALABE HOUSTON: “Janata Raja”, the brain child of Shiv Shaheer Babasaheb Purandare, was presented in all its glory in Houston, as a fund raiser for Houston Maharashtra Mandal’s Vastu Project at the Stafford Center on March 9, 2019. This is a play depicting the life of Chhatrapati Shivajiraje Bhosale who established the Maratha […]

Indian Culture Fest with Youth Competitions and Sri Jagannath Chariot

PEARLAND – The second annual Puranava INDIA Culture Fest with Youth Cultural Competitions and a highlight Sri Jagannath Chariot Parade (Rath Yatra) will be held at the Pearland Town Center Pavilion on Saturday, March 23. The free event, organized by Global Organization for Divinity, will commemorate Houston Namadwaar’s 9th anniversary and Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s jayanthi. […]

Tiger Ball 2019: Celebrates Asia Society Houston’s 40th Anniversary

Tiger Ball 2019: Celebrates Asia Society Houston’s 40th Anniversary

HOUSTON: This year, the Asia Society’s fabulously decorated Tiger Ball was held in memory of Founding Member Barbara Bush. The event also recognized honorees Phoebe and Bobby Tudor and was co-chaired by Michelle and Hector Herrera and Y. Ping Sun and David Leebron, as well as honorary chairs Hushang and Shahla Ansary, Maria and Neil […]

Zoroastrian Temple ‘Atash Kadeh’ to Open Doors in Houston

Zoroastrian Temple ‘Atash Kadeh’ to Open Doors in Houston

HOUSTON: Those who practice the 4,000-year-old faith of Zoroastrian will now have a place to worship in the Bayou City. On March 23, the Atash Kadeh Temple will open on West Airport Blvd. and will be the first in North America to facilitate a full range of traditional Zoroastrian religious practices, including performance of higher […]

Our Secret is Not Safe: How stigmas around abuse and guns are harming our community

BY MADIHA HAQUE and RACHNA KHARE On February 18, our community experienced a tragedy when a South Asian man shot and killed his wife and then turned the gun on himself. As the investigation continues, we have seen dialogue about whether this constitutes as domestic violence. Indeed, this horrific incident fits the Center for Disease […]

Personal Injury: Traumatic Brain Damage

Personal Injury: Traumatic Brain Damage

BY MALA SHARMA Automobile collisions frequently cause traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) as a result of serious head bumps or blows during the accident. TBIs may lead to long-term health concerns, permanent disability, mental impairment, and possibly death. Thus, it is imperative to understand this injury, symptoms and signs, getting treatment quickly, and knowing your rights […]

India House/SOS Life-After Series: Seminar Reveals Role of Insurance for Seniors in Retirement

India House/SOS Life-After Series: Seminar Reveals Role of Insurance for Seniors in Retirement

BY PRAMOD KULKARNI HOUSTON: India House and Share Our Secrets Organization (SOS.ORG) conducted a free seminar on one of the most vexing issues faced by the retired and elderly. The seminar was held on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at the India House. Seniors, often, do not realize the gaps that exist in their retirement plans […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Hari Mirch De Pakore (Fried Green Chilli Fritters)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Hari Mirch De Pakore  (Fried Green Chilli Fritters)

BY SHAKUNTLA MALHOTRA What could be more tempting for the typical Indian palate than fried food and hot, hot chilli pakoras? One thing is for sure, so many Indians love hot, spicy food that there are contests even for the hottest chilllies in the country. Chillies come in many colors – green, purple, yellow, orange […]

Connoisseurs Learn the Pleasures and Perils of Pilgrimage to Mansarovar & Kailash Parbhat

Connoisseurs Learn the Pleasures and Perils of Pilgrimage to Mansarovar & Kailash Parbhat

BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA HOUSTON: It was armchair theatre at its best: a glass of favorite Scotch whiskey in hand and hot appetizers followed by dinner brought to the dining table. On either side of the screen in the dimly lit private hall of Nirvana restaurant, 20 members of the Connoisseurs Club listened in rapt attention, […]

Tamil Nadu Foundation Celebrates an Enchanting Valentine’s Day

Tamil Nadu Foundation Celebrates an Enchanting Valentine’s Day

HOUSTON: Tamil Nadu Foundation’s Houston Chapter celebrated Valentine’s Day during an afternoon of camaraderie among friends, highlighted by an artistic extravaganza of dances, interludes of music by Sargam Melodies, fashion show of hidden talents by local artists, and gestures of appreciation to service and seniority, over delicious treats of coffee, tea and snacks. The event […]

TiE Hosts Houston Exponential CEO Russ Capper

TiE Hosts Houston Exponential CEO Russ Capper

HOUSTON: It’s a new year and that means new events being hosted by TiE Houston. This past week, they hosted their first networking social at the new Post Oak location for The Cannon Houston, which just opened up earlier this year. Drinks were sponsored by Roxor. ROXOR Gin is Curated by James Beard awarded Chef […]

IACCGH Holds Dialogue with Congressman Dan Crenshaw

IACCGH Holds Dialogue with Congressman Dan Crenshaw

HOUSTON: The IACCGH recognizes that businesses thrive when policies at the State, Federal and International level are business friendly. The Chamber strives to provide access to those that influence and are responsible for policies that impact business and has since 2013 launched its Power Dialogue series. The first 2019 Power Dialogue was hosted on January […]

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