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Bollywood Magic Mixes with Mumbai Youth @ Magic Bus Gala 2018

Bollywood Magic Mixes with Mumbai Youth @ Magic Bus Gala 2018

Click here to see Photo Collage By Jawahar Malhotra & Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON:  This city is defined by its generosity – whether that means coming together and supporting each other through Hurricane Harvey, supporting local environmental and social causes, or reaching across the globe and supporting humanitarian causes wherever needed.  On Saturday, February 10, […]

Pre Valentine’s Day Hindu Vivah Event Rocked

Pre Valentine’s Day Hindu Vivah Event Rocked

By Sanchali Basu HOUSTON: Feb 11 already had a Valentine’s Day feel in the air. Hindu singles from Houston and the rest of the US found a platform to meet eligible partners of the opposite sex at Maharajah Restaurant’s banquet hall. The event consisted of a round robin meet-up of bachelors and bachelorettes divided into […]

8th Annual Hindu Youth Awards

8th Annual Hindu Youth Awards

HOUSTON: Hindus of Greater Houston (HGH) is proud to announce their 8th Annual Hindu Youth Awards and Fundraising Gala on March 3, at ISKCON of Houston (1320 W 34th St, Houston, TX 77018) at 5:30 pm. The purpose of this event is to recognize young Hindu leaders for their achievements in academics, service, and leadership. […]

In Harvey’s Wake, IACF Presents a Check of $200,000 to the Mayor of Houston

In Harvey’s Wake, IACF Presents a Check of $200,000 to the Mayor of Houston

By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: In it’s philanthropic spirit; Indo American Charity Foundation (IACF) has been addressing needs in the areas of education, family, and healthcare in the Metro Houston area since almost three decades. They have been providing scholarships to high potential college bound students with financial needs, supporting local charities, feeding the homeless and needy, and providing […]

Children in Houston Awarded for Helping Children in India

Children in Houston Awarded for Helping Children in India

SUGAR LAND: On February 11, at the Madras Pavilion in Sugar Land, eleven children from the Houston area were recognized for helping children in India get a better education. How exactly were these local kids able to help children on the other side of the world? It is actually a lot simpler than you might […]

Shraddhanjali 2018, Commemoration of 70th Death Anniversay of Mahatma Gandhi

Shraddhanjali 2018, Commemoration of 70th Death Anniversay of Mahatma Gandhi

HOUSTON: Mahatma Gandhi Library (MGL), and Unity of Houston jointly observed Shraddhanjali, Memorial Service, to commemorate the 70th death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on Saturday, February 3 at Unity of Houston in collaboration with Arya Samaj Greater Houston, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, The Ismaili Jamatkhana Center, Houston Non-violent communications, Compassionate Houston, Rothko Chapel and Baha’I […]

ASIE Bids Farewell to Outgoing President Dinesh Shah, Introduces New Board

ASIE Bids Farewell to Outgoing President Dinesh Shah, Introduces New Board

HOUSTON: American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects (ASIE) held a  ceremonial event on Thursday, Jan. 25 at India House to bid farewell to the 2017 Outgoing President Dinesh D. Shah and Board and for the recognition and induction of their new Board for 2018. A packed hall of nearly 100 ASIE members and guest […]

IACF Elects Architect Mahesh Wadhwa as President

IACF Elects Architect Mahesh Wadhwa as President

HOUSTON: Indo-American Charity Foundation (IACF) has elected Mahesh Wadhwa as its President for 2018. Serving on the IACF’s Executive Committee with Wadhwa are Swetha Arora, Secretary; Venkat Iyer, Treasurer; Sreeni Nakirekanti, Joint Treasurer; Shobana Muratee as President–Elect; and Dr. Vanitha Pothuri, Immediate Past President. Wadhwa joined IACF in 2015 as a Director and served during […]

Grand Celebration of Thai Poosam at Sri Meeenakshi Temple on Sunday, February 4

Grand Celebration of Thai Poosam at Sri Meeenakshi Temple on Sunday, February 4

By Bhargavi Golla PEARLAND: Sri Meenakshi Temple celebrated Thai Poosam with great grandeur, devotion and enthusiasm on February 4. This is one of the biggest and colorful festivals at MTS.  Around 1000 devotees participated in the celebration and about 250 registrations for Kavadi and Paalkudams. It is celebrated in the Tamil month of Thai (January […]

Laya Taal Saadhna on Saturday February 17

Laya Taal Saadhna on Saturday February 17

HOUSTON: On Saturday February 17, the Indian Music Society of Houston and students of Tabla Guru Pandit Shantilal Shah will present what has come to become an eagerly anticipated annual event – Laya Taal Saadhna. This year’s event bears special significance as we celebrate Pt. Shah’s 15 years in Houston.  Since the day he moved […]

India House Flaunts the Cultural Diversity of India at the 69th Republic Day Event

India House Flaunts the Cultural Diversity of India at the 69th Republic Day Event

By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: The Republic Day is celebrated every year on January 26 to honor the historic day on which the Constitution of India came into effect, in the year 1950. The Constitution of India tied together the hitherto fluid borders of the country and gave birth to the ‘sovereign democratic republic’ that […]

Republic Day Celebration at Arya Samaj of Greater Houston

Republic Day Celebration at Arya Samaj of Greater Houston

HOUSTON: January 28, last Sunday witnessed remarkable celebration of India’s Republic Day at the Arya Samaj Greater Houston by coming together of the star performers of its both the schools, DAV Montessori and DAV Sanskriti School. The Sunday assembly heard the talk by Acharyaji encompassing the Vedic concept of nation building and the role of its citizenry. […]

IMAGH Inducts its Boards and Unveils New Goals for 2018

IMAGH Inducts its Boards and Unveils New Goals for 2018

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: The meeting in 2016 when the new Executive Committee was unveiled was on board the Star Cruiser after it slipped through Galveston Bay on a crisp Fall day. This year, the Indian Muslim Association of Greater Houston became landlubbers and held its Board meeting over lunch in the cozy upstairs private […]

Bihar Association of North America’s Annual Gala Night

Bihar Association of North America’s Annual Gala Night

HOUSTON: Bihar Association of North America (BANA) organized its Annual Gala Night on December 31st at Irene Stern Fulshear Community Center.  In a colorful program of the evening BANA members and their children presented a variety of dances, songs, music and games.  On the occasion BANA also released Biharika 2017 – the 15th edition of […]

Holding a Mirror on India’s Education. We Need a Revolution!

Holding a Mirror on India’s Education. We Need a Revolution!

By Bhamy V. Shenoy HOUSTON: Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts in India have the maximum number of professional colleges per capita in India. In addition to being the cradle of banking, these districts are a cradle of private professional colleges (17 engineering and 8 medical). However when it comes to standard of education, they cannot […]

Announcing Daya’s 2018 Board of Directors

Announcing Daya’s 2018 Board of Directors

HOUSTON: Since 1996, Daya has empowered South Asian survivors who are trying to break the cycle of domestic and sexual violence and reclaim their lives. Daya provides culturally specific services including counseling, case management, and legal advocacy for survivors of abuse. On January 13, 2018, the Daya Board unanimously approved the new 2018-2019 Board of […]

Sewa Responds to Indian Community’s Growing Needs in Houston .. Once Again!

By Sachin Dabir HOUSTON: Hospitalization  death and bereavement in the family, medical emergencies, family counselling are the increasing but sparsely met needs of our growing community in USA. Recognizing this, Sewa International initiated a “Family Case Management Services” program in 2013 and has helped many families since then. However, demands for these services have been growing steadily and Sewa wanted to step up its […]

Ekal Vidyalaya Raises $2 Million at New York City Gala to Fund Rural Education

Ekal Vidyalaya Raises $2 Million at New York City Gala to Fund Rural Education

By Ranjani Saigal NEW YORK: Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation, the largest non-profit organization working to bring education and development to over 58,000 rural remote villages in India, hosted a fundraising gala on Saturday, Nov. 4 at the ‘Cipriani Banquet Hall’ in the Wall Street area of New York City. The gala attracted community leaders from around […]

Arya Samaj Greater Houston Donates to Houston Habitat for Humanity

Arya Samaj Greater Houston Donates to Houston Habitat for Humanity

By Kanika Talwar HOUSTON: Jacklyn’s family, who lives in the 59-S / Tidwell, Houston area, was hosting a television event with 25 guests during the weekend of the highly destructive rainstorm Harvey. Little did they realize that in mere hours, their home and their guests’ cars parked would suddenly be flooded. Jacklyn and her three […]

Sewa International Gets Major Disaster Relief Grant

Sewa International Gets Major Disaster Relief Grant

HOUSTON: Sewa International has been awarded a $397,590 grant by the Greater Houston Community Foundation (GHCF) in its second round of grants announced today. GHCF, which has raised more than $80 million for the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, had strict criteria in evaluating grant proposals, and a very quick  seven-day grant announcement  to grant submission […]