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McDonald’s Payout Big Time for Its ‘Beef in Fries’ Debacle

SEATTLE (HV): McDonald’s have paid US $10 million to twenty-four USA-based organizations, seven of them Hindu, as part of an agreement to make amends for their acknowledged error in misleading the public about the nature of the ingredients contained in their French fries.

Savings Group Insurance and Travel – Niche Markets in Today’s Business World

HOUSTON: One good thing that is emerging from a recession recovering economy is that people are realizing the value of expertise in today’s market. Expertise in any field comes at a price – years of experience gained in the same industry through repeated exposure to similar and different events. It eventually pays off like it did for Javed Razak, pioneer in the insurance and travel industry.

A Full Stomach Makes for a Smiling, Receptive Student

HOUSTON: A new charity that will add to the others with Houston chapters – like Pratham, Ekal Vidalaya and Save a Mother – that serve needs in India launched its inaugural fund raising efforts at a gala held at the Westin Oaks Hotel last Sunday evening, October 17 and attended by about 500 people.

Asian Design Professionals Celebrate their Achievements at 25th Gala

HOUSTON: They were among the first wave of professionals to come to the New World, across the “black waters” during the early 40s and 50s into the Golden Age of Engineering that was transforming this country, just as engineering feats are transforming the very country they left behind.

Sara Appliances & Electronics Has Formal Opening in Sugar Land

SUGAR LAND: If you have been in the Bayou City for any length of time, you can hardly get around the desi community without hearing of Ramesh Parikh, a maverick in the desi electronics retailing business with his first store, Sara International, on Harwin Drive near S. Gessner.

Asia Society Hosts Illuminating Talk by Dr. Pranab Bardhan

HOUSTON: Speaking before a distinguished audience at the BP Speaker Series hosted by Asia Society Texas Center at the Junior League of Houston, Dr. Pranab Bardhan, Professor of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley, debunked myths about China and India’s burgeoning growth, and told attendees that the current economic statistics were misleading.

Lladro’s Story of Collectible Art Unfolds at Karat 22

HOUSTON: With collectible art soaring in popularity and prices reaching level’s that are still spectacular when compared to the bust in other investments in this down economy, the interest in limited series artwork was evident at the demonstration held at Karat 22 Jewelers this past Thursday, September 23.

For LDS, It’s 30 Years of Architecture in Houston

HOUSTON: Not far from where its offices are in the Decorative Center on Woodway, the architectural firm of Llewellyn-Davies Sahni celebrated its 30th anniversary of providing urban planning and architectural design to many of its clients in the Bayou City and beyond. The reception was held in the Junior League last Thursday, September 9.

Indian Commerce Minister to Visit Chicago

HICAGO: Hon’ble Commerce & Industry Minister, Anand Sharma will lead a delegation of industry & business leaders of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) to Chicago on September 19-20, 2010. Mr. Anand Sharma will be the Chief Guest at the 2nd Annual US-India Business Opportunities Summit to be held by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Daekyo Franchise Seminar: It’s More than Just Learning!!!

Daekyo was founded in 1976, and has been operating for 33 years. Daekyo is a global company operating in 16 countries, with 2.5 million members. Daekyo has been operating in American for the past 19 years, under the brand name E.nopi. Daekyo has worked with state governments, particularly governments in California, in about 500 schools in English and Mathematics.

Workforce Summit to Highlight Growth Opportunities for Businesses

HOUSTON: As a continuation of the successful Workforce Summit series initiated by HCC Trustee Neeta Sane, District VII, the next summit will be hosted in joint partnership with the Brays Oaks Management District.

Guerra & Johnson, P.C. – Rising Stars Blazing New Trails

HOUSTON: The association between lawyer and client is sacrosanct and based on bedrock born of trust and commitment. Attorneys Frank Guerra and Brian Johnson embrace a holistic approach when resolving the legal issues of their clientele; they do not just confine themselves to their arena of expertise, which is immigration law.

Gurucool Learning Center – Climb the Mountain, Embrace the Light of Wisdom

SUGAR LAND: Gurucool – a modern day version of the ancient Indian Gurukul, a school of learning in Sugar Land teaches over a few hundred students every month. Students are dropped off by their parents twice a week, for an hour of learning each day to help them excel at their weak subjects.

Sightline Medical Expands Westwards

HOUSTON: Sightline Health, a company founded in 2005 to bring leading technologies together in the non-invasive diagnosis and treatment of cancers, recently opened up its newest clinic on the city’s Westside at the corner of the West Belt and Westheimer. The company’s first 12,000 square-foot clinic located at 9106 Main St. , just south of the Texas Medical Center ; opened in July 2008 and is run by the chief radiologist and Medical Director, Dr. Sanjay Mehta.

IACCGH Fetes Outstanding 2010 Businessperson, Young Businessperson, Businesswoman

HOUSTON: The Indo-American Chamber of Greater Houston (IACCGH) celebrated its 11th Annual Gala with the theme “Think India, Think Houston”. The sold-out banquet featured India’s Consul General Sanjiv Arora as the chief guest and included a presentation of the chamber’s annual awards.

Partners in Building Communities of Excellence

HOUSTON: One hot humid afternoon recently, we prepared ourselves psychologically and physically to endure Houston’s infamous peak hour traffic snarls as we headed south on Highway 59. To our surprised delight we found the ride smooth and effortless, with drivers conspiratorial in adhering to the posted speeds.

Estate Planning and Your Legacy

Many years ago, a friend John called me to get some information. His sister-in-law, Mary was undergoing treatment for cancer and was in the hospital in a very serious condition. Mary had married late only a few years ago.

Kohinoor Diamonds Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

HOUSTON: Kohinoor Diamonds, the most prestigious retailer of “Everything Diamonds”, exclusively featuring Luca Carati, LeVian, Breanna, Claude Thibaudeau, Diana Classic, Carlex, and Fendi is celebrating its fifth anniversary. To commemorate this special occasion, an award-winning necklace collection featuring diamonds and precious stones with handcrafted designs will be revealed.

IACCGH Hosts Business Seminar on “Sharpening Your Strategy”

HOUSTON: The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce held an insightful and enlightening event on June 29, 2010 for its members, and small and mid-sized business owners. As part of its Small Business Seminar Series, sponsored by Citibank, the chamber hosted Ravi Kathuria, author of the recently published book, Coherent Strategy and Execution: An Eye-opening Parable about Transforming Leadership and Management Perspectives.

Don’t Rely Solely on Uncle Sam’s Help During Retirement

You can’t watch television or read a newspaper without being reminded of the uncertain times we’re in. Disappearing jobs, disturbing stock market losses — we don’t need to tell you, it’s rough out there. This has made retirement planning more complicated than ever.