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Neeta Bhasin Honored at Nassau County

Neeta Bhasin Honored at Nassau County

NEW YORK: Neeta Bhasin, CEO and President of ASB Communications was recognized as one of the recipients of the Nassau County Awards. She was honored by the Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, and other elected officials, who were proud to celebrate the vibrant contributions that Indian Americans have made to enhance the quality of […]

Kohinoor Diamonds to Celebrate 7th Anniversary

Kohinoor Diamonds to Celebrate 7th Anniversary

By Krishna Giri HOUSTON: Talk jewelry with Neelofer Ali and her face lights up with unbridled joy. It is this young designer’s passion that fuels Kohinoor Diamonds and has contributed to the success of the company. This year heralds the 7th anniversary of the purveyor of premium and unique jewelry since it took residence on […]

Telfair Central Opens in Sugar Land

Telfair Central Opens in Sugar Land

SUGAR LAND : Last weekend, the grand opening was held for Telfair Central, the final neighborhood in Telfair, a Sugar Land community located at U.S. 59 South and University Blvd. Four new decorated models showcased the lineup for Telfair Central, which is surrounded by lakes and greenbelts, and interlaced with landscaped parks called mews. The […]

An Indian Lad Leaves Corporate Life to Rule His Own Restaurant

An Indian Lad Leaves Corporate Life to Rule His Own Restaurant

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON:  It’s the kind of dream that all driven young people harbor at some point early into their lives in the corporate world with 18-hour workdays and continuous travel. If I can do this for them, why can’t I do it for myself? That was the question that faced Deepak Doshi, now […]

Good Location, Safety, Value for Money, and Amenities

Good Location, Safety, Value for Money, and Amenities

By Sowmya Nandakumar HOUSTON: If you are looking for an apartment to move into, check out Stancliff Park Apartments, 10350 Lands End Drive, Houston, TX 77099. Located near West Bellfort Avenue, this 400-unit property is owned by HK Capital Management, owners of six other properties in Houston, in Montrose, the Hobby Airport and Bellaire areas. […]

Bharat Matrimony to Create World’s Largest Wedding Photo Album for Matrimony Day

Bharat Matrimony to Create World’s Largest Wedding Photo Album for Matrimony Day

NEW DELHI: Kick starting a two month long run-up to Matrimony Day (April 14), BharatMatrimony.com has set the ball rolling on February 14 in an attempt to create two world records – • Attempt a Guinness World Record in putting together the world’s largest wedding photo album • Set a world record with 1 million […]

The Success Story of an Indian Entrepreneur

The Success Story of an Indian Entrepreneur

By Raj Kanwar IAN New Delhi Correspondent Though the distance between Dehra Dun – 150 miles North West of New Delhi in the foothills of the Himalayas – and Houston, Texas in the USA is over 8510 flying miles, for the 67 year old entrepreneur Vijay K Dhawan, it was just like a walk in […]

MetLife Fifth Annual Study Finds South Asian Americans Shift in View of American Dream

MetLife Fifth Annual Study Finds  South Asian Americans Shift in View of American Dream

By Kalyani Giri HOUSTON: A recent study by MetLife has found that South Asian Americans have shown a slight shift in their hypothesis of the American Dream. Less traditional and more flexible ideologies about finances, home ownership, marriage, family, and education are emerging, not unlike most Americans. But South Asian Americans still remain more confident […]

Wallis State Bank Open House Immensely Successful, Community Banking Vibrant

Wallis State Bank Open House Immensely Successful, Community Banking Vibrant

By Jacob David HOUSTON: Wallis State Bank, Town and Country branch, had a strong show of support with over 200 attendees crowding the bank on November 16, a come and go event, led by the SBA District Director Manuel Gonzalez. Aziz Rahim, Senior VP was the emcee who conducted the entire proceedings. He introduced Asif […]

Whole Life Insurance: An Overlooked Foundation of Business Succession Planning?

Whole Life Insurance: An Overlooked Foundation of Business Succession Planning?

When its owner for more than four decades passed away suddenly, Troy Belting and Supply Co. in Watervliet, NY, could have collapsed, as do many family businesses that lose their leaders. Instead, the company continued to operate and grow, thanks in part to a succession plan funded by life insurance. “We were able to keep […]

Ten Tips to Help Business Owners in Challenging Times

Ten Tips to Help Business Owners in Challenging Times

What is the sign of a good decision?SM It’s choosing a knowledgeable financial professional to help you assess and address your needs. In challenging times, when business decisions have considerable personal and economic impact, it helps to have knowledgeable advice from a network of professionals who can help owners overcome challenges and lay the groundwork […]

Public Safety Meeting Addresses Concerns of Hillcroft Merchants

Public Safety Meeting Addresses Concerns of Hillcroft Merchants

By Kalyani Giri HOUSTON: The Greater Sharpstown Management District Committee (GSMDC) hosted a public safety meeting at the East West International premises at Hillcroft on September 9, 2011, drawing representation from business owners in the Little India area, Indo American organizations, and from law enforcement agencies. The forum, chaired by GSMDC’s Kenneth Lee, and moderated […]

Indians Air their Views on Steve Jobs’ Resignation from Apple

Indians Air their Views on Steve Jobs’ Resignation from Apple

SAN JOSE: Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple has stepped down due to health reasons with Timothy Cooks, COO, taking helm. Known as the guy who revolutionized the computer industry along with Steve Wozniak, a computer club guru and brilliant computer engineer he ran into at Hewlett Packard, their destiny was tied together from day one. […]

EXPO 2011 – F.I.T. for Business in Challenging Times

EXPO 2011 – F.I.T. for Business in Challenging Times

HOUSTON:  The Houston Minority Supplier Development Council’s (HMSDC) annual EXPO Business Opportunity Marketplace returns to the George R. Brown Convention Center in Exhibit Hall C on September 21-22.  EXPO 2011 is a must attend event for any company looking to grow their business in challenging economic times. EXPO 2011 will link minority-owned businesses with the […]

Bellcrest Auto Still Open for Business, Despite Fire

Bellcrest Auto Still Open for Business, Despite Fire

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It is every person’s nightmare: to see their business go up in flames and especially surreal as it happens in the middle of the night. That’s exactly what happened to Jayanti, 64 and Vasudev Patel, 59 as they stood in the parking lot across the street from their auto repair shop […]

Sanjay Ramabhadran Honored as Outstanding Young Texan

Sanjay Ramabhadran Honored as Outstanding Young Texan

HOUSTON: Since 1950, the Texas Jaycees have annually selected and honored Five Outstanding Young Texans.  The awardees “exemplify the best attributes of the nation’s young people” and have made exemplary/innovative contributions to their field of work and/or volunteer service. For 2011, Sanjay Ramabhadran was honored as one of Five Outstanding Young Texans, joining an impressive […]

The 2011 MetLife South Asian Spelling Bee Champion Announced

The 2011 MetLife South Asian Spelling Bee Champion Announced

Narahari Bharadwaj of Plano, TX, correctly spelled the word ‘schindylesis’ during the 2011 South Asian Spelling Bee Finals to clinch the title of National Champion. During the event on August 12, which was taped live for broadcast on Sony Entertainment Television, Narahari Bharadwaj along with 19 other finalists competed for the title. Stuti Mishra from […]

A Haleem Kind of Love! Chatkhara Grill Relocates

A Haleem Kind of Love! Chatkhara Grill Relocates

Today, Syed Aamir has met his calling in life. He is into delivering the best tasting food from Indian and Pakistani cuisine. Robb Walsh from the Houston Press has dined at Chatkhara Grill anonymously. He has voted Chatkhara’s Chicken Seekh Kabab as one of his top 100 favorites. A recent Houston Desi radio show did an on-air survey got Chatkhara Grill the 2nd highest number of votes for best tasting food and consistency.

Power Tube India Embarks on Joint Venture for Geo Magmatic Power Plants

Power Tube India Embarks on Joint Venture for Geo Magmatic Power Plants

HOUSTON: Power Tube International has concluded a joint venture partnership with Kuldip Singh, owner of Power Tube India to cover the entire Indian Sub-continent which was selected for its unique geopolitical, ethnic, geographic and historical associations with its neighbors under historical considerations. Singh was selected over 13 other international firms for the JV and will […]

Western Union Celebrates 160 Years of Innovation

Western Union Celebrates  160 Years of Innovation

ENGLEWOOD, CO: The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payment services, today celebrates 160 years of innovation, renewing its focus on developing new ways of moving money for better. With 455,000 Agent locations in 200 countries and territories, in 2010 the company performed an average of nearly 1.7 million transactions a day, […]