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Ekal Vidalaya Fundraiser June 1 at UH Cullen Auditorium

Ekal Vidalaya Fundraiser June 1 at UH Cullen Auditorium

                Houston: The Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation, USA is a registered, tax-exempt (501C), nonprofit service organization dedicated to bringing education and village development to rural India. Ekal is the largest grassroots, Non government organization (NGO) operating in remote and tribal villages of India. Ekal currently operates 85,000+ schools in […]

Club 24 + Celebrates 13 Years of Philanthropy

Club 24 + Celebrates 13 Years of Philanthropy

                                                        By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND: Over the years, the Club 24 Plus events has not been so much the program that will follow but the anticipation of […]

Pratham Houston Raises Record $4.5 Million at 20th Anniverary Gala

Pratham Houston Raises Record $4.5 Million  at 20th Anniverary Gala

PRESS RELEASE HOUSTON: On Saturday, April 20, 2019, more than 900 guests attended the dazzling Pratham Houston ‘Sold Out’ gala – celebrating 20 years of Pratham USA and raising a record-breaking $4.5 million – the largest amount by an Indian-American charity. Pratham is dedicated to improving the quality of education for underserved children and youth […]

Open Forum 2019 Gala: To Raise Funds, Talk Openly, and Have Fun with Two Hundred Friends

Open Forum 2019 Gala: To Raise Funds, Talk Openly,  and Have Fun with Two Hundred Friends

BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA HOUSTON: A large part of the charm of these three unlikely radio talk-show hosts is that they like to mix it up on the air, even letting some local supporters sit in as the lead anchor when one of them is away. The word ‘Open’ fits their approach nicely to the free-ranging, […]

Daya Houston’s 2019 Gala Shines the Light on Survivors

Daya Houston’s 2019 Gala Shines the Light on Survivors

HOUSTON: Chaired by Daya Board Members, Aparna Asthana, Annu Naik, and Shamza Matin on March 31, 2019, Daya held Shine – Celebrating the Light of Survivors to raise funds to support South Asian victims of domestic and sexual violence in Houston. As a result of outreach by Honorary Event Chairs Salma and Riaz Siddiqi, and […]

Rish Oberoi Joins Ekal Vidyalaya Houston as Zonal Development Director

HOUSTON: Rish Oberoi is excited about joining Ekal Vidyalaya Houston as Zonal Development Director since it involves two of his favorite things. Making a difference and flexing his fundraising skills. As Development Director, Rish’s job involves rallying support from Corporations, strengthening donor base, coordinating with other Ekal Chapters on projects and events and tapping young […]

Vibha Holi 2019 Blends Culture, Color & Cause at India House Grounds

Vibha Holi 2019 Blends Culture, Color & Cause at India House Grounds

HOUSTON: Holi – the Indian Festival of colors signifies the advent of spring, the victory of good over evil, the joy of friendship, and equality for all. On Saturday, March 16th, on the grounds of India House, we saw a perfect blend of it all at Vibha Holi 2019. Despite the weather, the grounds were […]

Yogi Patel to be President of Ekal Houston

Yogi Patel to be President of Ekal Houston

HOUSTON: Yogesh (Yogi) Patel connects easily with people and has a flair for organization – two talents that will serve him well in his new capacity as Ekal’s Houston Chapter President for 2019-20. An inner recognition that he has been “blessed with opportunities in life and is in a position to do something for others” […]

Geetanjali Radio Hosts Its Annual Fundraising Gala

Geetanjali Radio Hosts Its Annual Fundraising Gala

BY DR. SARITA MEHTA HOUSTON: Shoba Joshi and her son Hiren Joshi’s Geetanjali Radio show hosted its Annual Appreciation & Fundraising Gala on March 15 at India House. The was attended by like-minded guests, music lovers and supporters gathered to enjoy the fun-filled musical evening. The evening was filled with melodious live singing anchored by […]

CRY Houston Draws from Growing Base at Larger Venue

CRY Houston Draws from Growing Base at Larger Venue

SUGAR LAND: CRY, Child Rights & You America [CRY America], a 501c3 non-profit that works towards ensuring underprivileged children their basic rights, hosted their Annual Houston Gala Dinner on March 3rd at the Marriott Town Square in Sugar Land to bring people together for the cause of children’s rights. Speakers included emcee Meena Datt, Houston […]

Houston Maharashtra Mandal’s “Janata Raja” Enactment on Chhatrapati Shivaji Draws Rave Reviews

Houston Maharashtra Mandal’s “Janata Raja” Enactment on Chhatrapati Shivaji Draws Rave Reviews

BY VARSHA HALABE HOUSTON: “Janata Raja”, the brain child of Shiv Shaheer Babasaheb Purandare, was presented in all its glory in Houston, as a fund raiser for Houston Maharashtra Mandal’s Vastu Project at the Stafford Center on March 9, 2019. This is a play depicting the life of Chhatrapati Shivajiraje Bhosale who established the Maratha […]

Tiger Ball 2019: Celebrates Asia Society Houston’s 40th Anniversary

Tiger Ball 2019: Celebrates Asia Society Houston’s 40th Anniversary

HOUSTON: This year, the Asia Society’s fabulously decorated Tiger Ball was held in memory of Founding Member Barbara Bush. The event also recognized honorees Phoebe and Bobby Tudor and was co-chaired by Michelle and Hector Herrera and Y. Ping Sun and David Leebron, as well as honorary chairs Hushang and Shahla Ansary, Maria and Neil […]

Tamil Nadu Foundation Celebrates an Enchanting Valentine’s Day

Tamil Nadu Foundation Celebrates an Enchanting Valentine’s Day

HOUSTON: Tamil Nadu Foundation’s Houston Chapter celebrated Valentine’s Day during an afternoon of camaraderie among friends, highlighted by an artistic extravaganza of dances, interludes of music by Sargam Melodies, fashion show of hidden talents by local artists, and gestures of appreciation to service and seniority, over delicious treats of coffee, tea and snacks. The event […]

Loyal Donors Gather for CRY at Verandah’s Soft Opening

Loyal Donors Gather for CRY at Verandah’s Soft Opening

BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA HOUSTON: It was a three-for-one moment made for the benefit of all of them, and what could be better than to make it worthwhile in the newest eatery in the Upper Kirby District. Restaurateur Chef Sunil Srivastava and his wife Anuradha made special arrangements to open up Verandah, their brand new establishment, […]

An Evening Among the Stars of Pratham USA

An Evening Among the Stars of Pratham USA

SUGAR LAND: One majestic, Rajasthani-style home, in Sugar Land, TX was buzzing with excitement on May 11, as about 100 guests came together to show their support for Pratham, one of the largest NGOs dedicated to ending child illiteracy in India. Himadri and Harish Katharani hosted a VIP reception at their home the evening before […]

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 […]

Club 24 Plus: Cool Waterfront Party, Cooler Philanthropy

Club 24 Plus: Cool Waterfront Party, Cooler Philanthropy

Click Here for Photo Collage By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: Saturday, April 14 was the date for Club 24 Plus annual Evening of Philanthropy. In the morning, the sky was alive with thunderstorms, lightning, and even hailstorms in some areas. Hosts Dr. Kuldip and Veena Kaul were not certain whether to hold the party inside or […]

JSW Group, Creating Hundreds of New Jobs & Sharing Profits with India House

JSW Group, Creating Hundreds of New Jobs & Sharing Profits with India House

By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: JSW Group, the multi-billion-dollar conglomerate and a part of O.P. Jindal Group, has played a key role in India’s growth story. It has a presence in Steel, Energy, Infrastructure, Cement, Ventures and Sports. From humble beginnings with a single plant in 1982, JSW Steel is now India’s leading manufacturer of […]

Book Launch Event Benefits Pratham’s Beauty Entrepreneurship Program

Book Launch Event Benefits Pratham’s Beauty Entrepreneurship Program

HOUSTON: Dermatologist and author Dr. Rajani Katta recently released her latest book, on eating for younger skin, at an event held to raise funds for Pratham. At the book launch event held on Friday, April 13, all proceeds from the sale of Glow: The Dermatologist’s Guide to a Whole Foods Younger Skin Diet were donated […]

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