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Funding Sought for 3½-year-old Boy with Brain Cancer

Funding Sought for 3½-year-old Boy with Brain Cancer

HOUSTON: A family from Perundurai, Tamil Nadu, is seeking crowdfunding to save their 3½-year-old son, Merwin Bright Daniel, who was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer. Merwin was diagnosed in February 2017. There is, however, no medical treatment that can cure this disease in India. After exhausting all options in India, the family […]

BAPS Charities Holds Walk Green 2017 in Sugar Land

BAPS Charities Holds Walk Green 2017 in Sugar Land

SUGAR LAND: Most of Sugar land residents woke up to cool breezy Sunday morning, but one 6 six-year-old had been planning for this day for the last 1 month. She had decided to raise funds for the BAPS Charities annual walk. For her birthday, this year she had told her family and friends that she […]

Go Go Go… Go Pagal… Holi Hai!

Go Go Go… Go Pagal… Holi Hai!

HOUSTON: Ever imagined what it would be like to be on set for a Bollywood Movie Holi Song shoot? It would be just like joining over 16,000 at HOUSTON HOLI 2017. The Festival of Colors exploded all afternoon with bursts of color powder, colored smoke grenades, bubbles, hazers and people of every color, “tere gaal […]

Glitz, Glam & Giving at the 22nd Pratham Houston’s Annual Gala

Glitz, Glam & Giving at the 22nd Pratham Houston’s Annual Gala

“Pratham’s unique, scalable and innovative model of eradicating illiteracy without brick and mortar schools can change the grassroots foundation of India’s children and her youth”. – Ash Shah “Education is the biggest game changer that can take a developing country out of the inevitable cycle of poverty, unemployment and child exploitation and our motto at […]

Daya 2017 Gala: Empowering South Asian Women

Daya 2017 Gala: Empowering South Asian Women

Click here for Photo Collage By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: Domestic violence is wide spread, deeply ingrained and has serious impacts on women’s health and well-being. Realizing this, in 1996, seven friends established Daya Inc., a Houston based non-profit organization that empowers South Asian women and their families who are trying to break the cycle […]

7th ‘Hindu Youth Awards and Fundraising Gala’ on Saturday, April 22

7th ‘Hindu Youth Awards and Fundraising Gala’ on Saturday, April 22

HOUSTON: The Hindus of Greater Houston (HGH) is proud to announce the 7th ‘Hindu Youth Awards and Fundraising Gala’ on Saturday, April 22, at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir. The objective of the Youth Gala is to identify and recognize the future Hindu leaders, to encourage them to preserve and persevere its proud legacy, and to […]

India House Gala: An Evening of Hope & Heroism

India House Gala: An Evening of Hope & Heroism

Click here to view Photo Collage By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: J W Marriott was a place beaming with stars and VIPs on Saturday, March 25, as it was the chosen venue for the 14th Annual India House Gala. The grand and successful festal, graced by the presence of numerous dignitaries and prominent Houstonians overwhelmed […]

Pratham Houston Holds Annual Volunteers Meet

Pratham Houston Holds Annual Volunteers Meet

By Nirali Shah HOUSTON: This year’s Pratham Gala volunteer’s meeting hosted at the Madras Pavilion in Sugar Land was, per usual, a wonderful success. Volunteers from across the Houston area ranging in age, background, profession, and experience came together to be incorporated into the final details and logistics of the event. Darel D’Souza, the president […]

Tamil Chair at Harvard University

Tamil Chair at Harvard University

By Vidya Sridhar HOUSTON: Harvard University has accepted a proposal to set up a “Sangam Tamil Chair” in the Department of South Asian Studies with the focus being on Tamil Sangam Literature and all Tamil literature influenced by it. Tamil language has ancient literature dating back to around 300 B.C. Tamil is one of the […]

Krishnamurthy to Head Sankara Nethralaya OM Trust

Krishnamurthy to Head Sankara Nethralaya OM Trust

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: With the start of the new year, local community activist and philanthropist Leela Krishnamurthy has been selected to head the Sankara Nethralaya Ophthalmic Mission Trust, a national non-profit in the US, which was established in 1988 to support the highly regarded charitable, not-for-profit Sankara Nethralaya, Ophthalmic Hospital, in Chennai, India. The […]

Vikas Khanna: Guest of Honor at the 14th India House Annual Gala

Vikas Khanna: Guest of Honor at the  14th India House Annual Gala

Three Times Michelin Starred Indian chef, and Top 10 Chefs of the World in 2017 HOUSTON: India House, Houston will hold its 14th annual Gala on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at J W Marriott Galleria in Houston, TX. Three times award winning Michelin starred Indian chef and top 10 chefs of the world in 2017, […]

Houston Chapter President visits an Ekal School in Maharashtra

Houston Chapter President visits an Ekal School in Maharashtra

HOUSTON: Have you ever wondered what it might be like to spend a day visiting with one of 55 plus thousand Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation Schools in the remote and tribal villages of India?  Well, that was exactly what the new incoming president of the Ekal Houston local chapter, Pankaj Desai and his wife, Urmi Desai, […]

Help Raise Funds for Maira

Help Raise Funds for Maira

HOUSTON: Maira Junaid turned 9 years old this November … but she has been sick since birth. This little girl has spent more time in hospitals than in school.  The doctors say she has a few months to live, unless she gets a double lung replacement. Maira needs to $650,000 for the transplant surgery. Maira […]

Disha Think Pink Launches in Houston

Disha Think Pink Launches in Houston

HOUSTON: December 18, marked the panache launch of an organization whose mission is to save South-Asian Women’s lives from Breast Cancer by empowering them to live proactively from a young age. Disha Think Pink is the first South Asian non-profit organization to spread the message of hope and increase public awareness, prevention, early detection and optimal treatment of those dealing […]

Akshaya Patra Tampa Bay to Build Kitchen in Gujarat

Akshaya Patra Tampa Bay to Build Kitchen in Gujarat

Tampa Bay community along with Philanthropists Dr. Kiran Patel, Dr. Vijay Patel and Businessman Vijay Patel pledged to raise $3.1 million” TAMPA BAY: The Akshaya Patra Foundation USA’s Tampa Chapter raised $2.5 million to build a new kitchen in Mota Fofalia, Gujarat, at its annual benefit on Saturday, November 19.  Akshaya Patra is the world’s largest […]

Inspired by the IDCC, Teen Learns the Value of Community Service

Inspired by the IDCC, Teen Learns the  Value of Community Service

By Mallika Tripathy CLEAR LAKE: “The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.” Albert Schweitzer, theologian and medical-missionary As a senior at Clear Lake High School, I participate in debate, DECA, Red Cross, and many other clubs. I’ve grown up hearing about the importance of […]

ISKCON 50: Four Day Celebration is a Success

ISKCON 50: Four Day Celebration is a Success

HOUSTON: ISKCON 50, the 50th anniversary of the founding of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness in New York City in 1966 by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada [1896-1977], was celebrated in Houston over four consecutive days, beginning with a formal gala on Thursday, December 8 at the society’s state-of-the art neo-Vedic temple […]

Charity Clinic Remembers … and Renews Commitment with Optimism

Charity Clinic Remembers …  and Renews Commitment with Optimism

By Jawahar Malhotra STAFFORD: It began with vigor and enthusiasm to provide a brighter future for those who had nowhere to turn for immediate health needs, in a rented space in an office building off Tarneff and DeMoss on the southwest side, almost behind Fire Station 51 on Bellaire Boulevard. After giving it a lot […]

Holiday Cheer, Fashionistas Make a Statement for Pratham

Holiday Cheer, Fashionistas Make a Statement for Pratham

Click here for Photo Collage By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Its annual fashion shows have become as much of a draw as the good cheer and fundraising focus of the luncheon itself. This year was no different as the models strutted down the runway to the sound of pulsating music and showed off the elegant designs […]

CRY Walkathon: A Step forward for Children

CRY Walkathon: A Step forward for Children

SUGAR LAND: CRY(Child Rights & You) America Inc, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that works towards ensuring children their basic rights to live, learn, play and grow hosted the 13th CRY Walk across 16 cities this year.  CRY America supports organizations in India and the USA and has transformed the life of over 618,915 children across 3084 […]

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