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Katy Teenager’s Hawker App Gets Mention in Maharashtra Assembly

Katy Teenager’s Hawker App Gets Mention in Maharashtra Assembly

KATY, TX: Teenager Aditya Bhatia, a 10th grade, created what he calls a “Tech Bridge” with his 13 year old cousin Aryan in India to launch new mobile App “MeriPheri”. The initiative, after a year of effort got off to a flying start 2 weeks back. The app on its launch, was mentioned by city […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 5

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 5

                        The story thus far…In South Africa, Gandhi saw how the Indians were treated as inferiors, only allowed to work the soil but not permitted to own land. Under the law enacted in the Orange Free State in 1888, Indians had been deprived of […]

Hanmi Bank’s Mohammad Tariq to Grow the South Asian Market

Hanmi Bank’s Mohammad Tariq to Grow the South Asian Market

                      Hanmi Bank Executive Vice President Mohammad Tariq Houston: Mohammad Tariq, Executive Vice President & Regional Chief Banking Officer at Hanmi Bank has been appointed to actively grow the South Asian market in Hanmi’s geographical footprints across the U.S. Tariq joined the bank in 2014 […]

TNF Houston Chapter Celebrates Father’s Day with a Picnic

TNF Houston Chapter Celebrates Father’s Day with a Picnic

                            By Dr. P. Stalin SUGAR LAND: Tamil Nadu Foundation (TNF) – Houston Chapter conducted its Fathers’ Day Celebration on Sunday, 30th June, 2019 at Sugar Land Memorial Park- South Meadow Pavilion. The TNF office bearers and members of Advisory Board along […]

Do You Know What to Do in Case of an Accident with Uber or Lyft?

Do You Know What to Do in Case of an Accident with Uber or Lyft?

By Mala Sharma With the advent of popular aps like uber and Lyft, there are more and more non-traditional drivers on the road. Not quite a taxi, but not an ordinary driver, these shared ride apps have created an entirely new category of commercial driving. So, what do you do when you have been in […]

Five Reasons Young Families Need Life Insurance Now

Five Reasons Young Families Need Life Insurance Now

By Amiralli Dodhiya Houston: When it comes to money matters, young parents who are just starting out have a lot to juggle: They may be paying off student debt and saving for their first home, all while raising kids. But it’s also a time when young families may be the most fnancially vulnerable should the […]

Nikit Bhatt Marries Natasha Noun

Nikit Bhatt  Marries Natasha Noun

HOUSTON: Natasha Noun and Nikit Bhatt were married at the Holy Rosary Church in front of friends and family from US and abroad as Nikit’s Grandmother made a special visit from India. An awesome reception was held to celebrate the wedding at beautiful ballroom in JW Marriott Galleria hotel on July 6. Wonderful catering was […]

Light Up Candles for a 243rd Anniversary and Three Nonagenarians!

Light Up Candles for a 243rd Anniversary and Three Nonagenarians!

                                The July birthdays and the C65 Board joined kaka and mama in cutting the birthday cake. By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: You have to be creative to keep the minds of seniors active and involved, and entice them enough to […]

A Tribute to Nusrat by the Homegrown Riyaaz Qawwali Ensemble

A Tribute to Nusrat by the Homegrown Riyaaz Qawwali Ensemble

          By Dr. Sarita Mehta Stafford: Riyaaz Qawwali performed a beautiful tribute to Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, honoring the legacy of the legend on Friday, June 28 at Stafford Centre. Nusrat, who died 20 years ago, continues to be a major influence on mainstream Indian and Pakistani media even today. […]

The Body, Mind & Soul Relationship

The Body, Mind & Soul Relationship

BY SWAMI MUKUNDANANDA Question: The popularity of Yoga has skyrocketed around the world. What is the science behind the effectiveness of the Yogasans? Swami Mukundananda: The art of healthy living must incorporate all aspects of the personality: the physical, mental, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual. While the central theme of Yog remains the highest goal of […]

VPSS Celebrates Acquisition of 7.12 Acres Adjoining the Current Premises

VPSS Celebrates Acquisition of 7.12 Acres Adjoining the Current Premises

HOUSTON: Vallabh Priti Seva Samaj (VPSS), a temple of Lord Krishna (Shree Nathji) held a cecelebration on acquiring additional 7.12 acres of land, adjoining to existing facility. Now VPSS has about 15 acres of land for additional developments. The program was graced with the presence and blessing of Shri Priti Raja Beteji, who came from […]

Pratham Houston Launches Summer Readathon for Children

Pratham Houston Launches Summer Readathon for Children

HOUSTON: Worry. Despair. Hopelessness. These are the emotions running through millions of people in India, as they battle poverty every single day. Today, 75% of the Indian population earn no more than $78 per month. With little to no opportunities in sight, the future generations have no choice but to give in to the endless […]

Hindu Charity—HC4A— Launches in the Houston Metro

Hindu Charity—HC4A— Launches in the Houston Metro

HOUSTON: The HC4A (Hindu Charities for America, a non-religious 501c charity) “Serve Where You Live” Houston area kick-off event was held at the end of April 2019 at the Sugar Creek Montessori School in Stafford (southwest Houston) and it was a grand success! Apart from Austin-based founder Mr. Harish Kotecha and stalwart member Mr. Dinesh […]

Deva-Snana Purnima: Odias Celebrate Shri Jagannatha’s Birthday

Deva-Snana Purnima: Odias Celebrate Shri Jagannatha’s Birthday

HOUSTON: Deva Snana Purnima is celebrated on the full-moon day (Purnima) of the month of Jyestha month of the Indian calendar. Odias, the people from the eastern coastal state of Odisha in India, mark this day as the birthday of Shri Jagannatha and observe the day with pomp and gaiety. Snana Purnima, also known as […]

SIMA & IAPAC Host Reception for Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner

SIMA & IAPAC Host Reception for Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner

HOUSTON: SIMA (Small Independent Motel Association of Houston) & IAPAC (Indo-American Political Action Committee of Greater Houston) hosted a reception for the Indo-American community of Greater Houston honoring the Mayor of Houston, Mr. Sylvester Turner. SIMA and IAPAC President Mr. Hasu Patel welcomed and introduced the Honorable Mayor Sylvester Turner. At a very well attended […]

More than 1,200 Join 5th International Day of Yoga at Midtown Park

More than 1,200 Join 5th International Day of Yoga at Midtown Park

BY MANU SHAH HOUSTON: “Despite the scorching sun, about 1,200 yoga practitioners took over the lawns at Midtown Park on June 21st to celebrate the 5th International Day of Yoga (IDY) organized by the Indian Consulate of Houston. It was a record turnout and proof that Yoga awareness is growing exponentially and helping millions of […]

Beauty Meets Perfection at Odissi Konark Festival in Houston

Beauty Meets Perfection at Odissi Konark Festival in Houston

BY DR. SANGEETA SAIKIA HOUSTON: The 3rd International Konark Festival concluded in Houston on Saturday, June 8 2019 at Wisdom High School. Dance, music and food of Eastern and Northeastern of India under one roof. This show was the first of its kind, a perfect showcase. More than 300 attendees thoroughly enjoyed this show which […]

‘Life After’ Seminar Presents Strategies for Sustainable Income in Retirement

‘Life After’ Seminar Presents Strategies for Sustainable Income in Retirement

BY PRAMOD KULKARNI HOUSTON: Among the major milestones in one’s life is retirement. Most retirees and soon-to-be Retiree’s desire to live a healthy and comfortable retired life, travel to exotic places on their bucket list, and spend quality time with family and friends. However, it is natural to feel anxious of whether their life savings […]

IMAGH’s 10th Eid Milan Highlights How Ideas Can Shape the World

IMAGH’s 10th Eid Milan Highlights How Ideas Can Shape the World

BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA HOUSTON: Neither the heavy downpour nor the occasion of Father’s Day could dampen the spirits of the 500 invited guests who came to this year’s Eid Milan gala organized by the Indian Muslim Association of Greater Houston and held last Sunday, June 16 once again at the Marriott Hotel in Westchase. And […]

US Ambassador to India Keynote at IACCGH 20th Anniversary Gala

US Ambassador to India Keynote at IACCGH 20th Anniversary Gala

  BY MANU SHAH HOUSTON: “In diplomacy, we often hear the adage that “countries have no eternal friends, only eternal interests.”  While this may generally be the case, I sincerely believe, based on my 20 years of experience working on U.S.-India relations, that the United States and India share both common interests and genuine friendship.”  U.S. Ambassador to India […]

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