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Ten misconceptions about Bhagavad Gita

Ten misconceptions about Bhagavad Gita

The holy text of the revered Bhavagad Gita has been the Hindus pride for ages now and still continues to be. But, with the advent of more scientific reasoning, many have developed illusions and misconceptions about its concepts and essence. Surprisingly, countries like Russia even decided to ban the book, claiming it to be extremist. […]

MTNL may be allocated 4G spectrum: Telecom minister

MTNL may be allocated 4G spectrum: Telecom minister

MUMBAI: Cash-strapped telecom firm Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL) is investing Rs190 crore to upgrade its services and may also be allocated 4G spectrum to help stay relevant in the highly competitive market, telecom minister Manoj Sinha has said. The department of telecom (DoT) is “seriously considering” to allot 4G spectrum to state-run MTNL, which serves New […]

RIL gets green nod for expansion of petrochemical complex in Maharashtra

RIL gets green nod for expansion of petrochemical complex in Maharashtra

  NEW DELHI: Reliance Industries (RIL) has received environment clearance for the expansion and optimisation of its petrochemical complex at Nagothane in Raigad district of Maharashtra at an estimated cost of Rs2,338 crore. “The environment clearance has been given to the RIL’s expansion and debottlenecking of petrochemical project at Nagothane,” a senior environment ministry official said. […]

Family, friends mourn Pakistani exchange student killed in Santa Fe school shooting

Family, friends mourn Pakistani exchange student killed in Santa Fe school shooting

SANTA FE: Sabika Sheikh, a 17-year-old Pakistani scholar participating in the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) programme in the US, was one of the 10 people killed when a teenage classmate armed with a shotgun and a revolver opened fire in the Santa Fe High School in Texas. “We found out about the shooting from a […]

Up For A Cause, Up For Saving A Mother!

Up For A Cause, Up For Saving A Mother!

Click here to see Photo Collage By Vanshika Vipin Varma SUGAR LAND: Women die every hour in India from complications developed during childbirth. The maternal mortality rate (MMR) in India is the highest in the world and most of these women succumb to heavy blood loss. The key to the progress of a country lies in […]

Bayou City Shows its Big Heart for Children’s Rights in India

Bayou City Shows its Big Heart for Children’s Rights in India

Click here to see Photo Collage By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND: The evening was equal parts playful and high-stakes finance, which was just appropriate for an event that was to benefit underprivileged and often abused or neglected kids in India. After all, the funds that would be gathered in the fundraiser gala in Houston on […]

Sharman Joshi Charms Houston, Play Presented By Star Promotions

Sharman Joshi Charms Houston, Play Presented By Star Promotions

By Vanshika Vipin Varma STAFFORD: Comedy and play lovers in Houston were in for a special treat on Friday, May 11 at the Stafford Civic Center for the famous play- Raju Raja Ram Aur Main. If playing a double-role on screen is perceived as a complex task, we can imagine how demanding it must be to juggle between […]

IACF Supports Talented, Hardworking & Deserving Students

IACF Supports Talented, Hardworking & Deserving Students

Click here to see Photo Collage By Vanshika Vipin Varma SUGAR LAND: For the past three decades, Indo-American Charity Foundation (IACF) has appealed to the philanthropic spirit of the Indo American community in Houston. This foundation addresses needs in the areas of education, family, general needy and healthcare. True to their spirit of their motto, […]

Mesmerizing Fir Le Aya Dil Musical Evening

Mesmerizing Fir Le Aya Dil Musical Evening

By Ravi Ozarker STAFFORD: What a mesmerizing “Fir Le Aya Dil” event set by Hrishikesh Ranade, Prajakta Joshi, Nihira Joshi and their super talented team, Amit Soman (Sound), Kedar Paranjpe, Ajay Atre, Darshana Jog, and Vikram Bhatt at Stafford Civic Center on May 6, Hosted by Sanskar, LLC.  No good words to describe this special […]

“Heaven on Earth” – Meenakshi-Sundareswara Wedding at MTS

“Heaven on Earth” – Meenakshi-Sundareswara Wedding at MTS

By M.K.Sriram PEARLAND: April 29, is a day to remember forever in the Houston Hindu religious platform.  The Thirukalyanam (Holy Wedding) of Goddess Meenakshi with Lord Sundareswara (Siva) was celebrated with extraordinary festivities, joy and grandeur at the Sri Meenakshi Temple.  This wedding was the finale for the ten-day Mahotsavam (Great Festival).  This festival follows […]

Bharatnatyam & Kathak Dance Recital by Students of Kusum Sharma’s Shri Natraj School of Dance

Bharatnatyam & Kathak Dance Recital by Students of Kusum Sharma’s Shri Natraj School of Dance

HOUSTON: On Sunday May 13, two of India’s most popular classical dance forms — Bharatanatyam and Kathak — took center stage at University of Houston as students of Kusum Sharma’s Shri Natraj School of Dance presented a captivating afternoon of annual dance recital. The program was conceived and choreographed by school’s artistic director Kusum Sharma […]

Yet Another BBB Distinction Award for Galson Auto

Yet Another BBB Distinction Award for Galson Auto

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Building a good reputation for your business was paramount in the minds of the many owners, if you count the hundreds of people who came to the BBB awards event proud of the services and products they offer. This was a point of pride for Dan parsons, the President of the […]

American Leadership Forum, Beneficial for Indo American Leaders

American Leadership Forum, Beneficial for Indo American Leaders

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: When IACCGH Past President Ashok Garg completed the American Leadership Forum (ALF) program recently, the first thought that crossed his mind was how beneficial this program would be for Indo American leaders. Summarizing his “unique and enriching” experience, he says he learned many things about himself, gained a clearer sense of who […]

Honor Student Chloe Choudhury Nominated for The Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, MA

Honor Student Chloe Choudhury Nominated for The Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, MA

SUGAR LAND: Chloe Choudhury, a freshman at Dulles High School of Sugar Land will be a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, MA on June 25-27, 2018.The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose of this […]

Unsung Hero Award for iEducate’s Arun Gir at IM Tapestry Ball

Unsung Hero Award for iEducate’s  Arun Gir at IM Tapestry Ball

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: This year’s Interfaith Ministries Tapestry Ball held a few surprises as many individuals were noted for their valiant efforts to help those who were affected by the floods after Hurricane Harvey last August. The Ball was once again held on Thursday, May 10 at the Hilton Americas with over 400 guests […]

Dr. Manu K. Vora’s 2018 US Fulbright Specialist Project in India

Dr. Manu K. Vora’s 2018 US Fulbright Specialist Project in India

NAPERVILLE, IL: In 2016, The US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs appointed Dr. Manu K. Vora as a Fulbright Specialist for a Five-Year term. Dr. Vora completed his first Fulbright Specialist (FSP) Project at his Alma Mater, IIT (BHU), Varanasi, India in March 2018. Dr. Vora accomplished Five Key Initiatives as […]

2018 World Hindu Congress @ Chicago

2018 World Hindu Congress @ Chicago

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: As dawn breaks, Swami Vigyanandji hops on to his bicycle and pedals to a park close by. He meditates and practices his asanas in the midst of nature, then laces up his shoes to alternately jog and walk for a good number of miles. After a simple sattvic meal, this IIT […]

Dash-ing Away to Glory: America’s Smartest Family Announced

Dash-ing Away to Glory: America’s Smartest Family Announced

CHICAGO: This past weekend, Chicago’s very own Dash Family won the coveted title of champions on the first season of Zee TV’s America’s Smartest Family and took home the cash prize of $10,000. “We are super excited to be the winners of America’s Smartest Family. It was our first national TV experience and we enjoyed […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Bharre Karela (Stuffed Karela) with or without salt

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Bharre Karela (Stuffed Karela) with or without salt

This crinkly green vegetable with ridges is one that is deeply admired and loved in the Punjab for its taste and the way it can be made that both highlights its bitterness while bringing out the aroma and flavor of its fleshy shell. Stuffing karele (bitter melons or bitter gourds) is the most authentic Punjabi […]

Houstonians Remix Shreemix with Rhythm India @ Just Dance 2018

Houstonians Remix Shreemix with Rhythm India @ Just Dance 2018

Click here to see Photo Collage By Vanshika Vipin Varma STAFFORD: The euphoria and jubilation of dance students is when they perform in front of a strong audience. And performances that leave a mark are not only credit to their uphill battles and endeavors but also a monumental credit to the dance institute. One such institute that […]

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