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IACF’s 3rd Annual Golfing for Giving Tournament Raises Funds

IACF’s 3rd Annual Golfing for Giving Tournament Raises Funds

By Jawahar Malhotra HUMBLE: Although located in the town with a forgiving name, there is nothing too forgiving for the uninitiated in the challenging 18-hole golf course located 45-minutes north of downtown Houston and just east of the Bush Intercontinental Airport. It is a well-respected course which area golfers love to try their shots at […]

Verma’s Donation Swells India Studies’ Curriculum at UH

Verma’s Donation Swells India Studies’ Curriculum at UH

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: “We hope that one day the India Studies program could grow into a magnificent place like this,” quipped Dr. John Roberts, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Houston, as he motioned around him at the opulent lobby and living room “to highlight its […]

Pratham Comes in First Again Among Local Desi Charities

Pratham Comes in First Again Among  Local Desi Charities

Click here for collage By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It was a night to count the many blessings that had been bestowed upon those who came to the Hilton Americas Hotel downtown to attend Pratham’s Annual Gala last Saturday, April 27. They came to see history once again in the making as the local chapter of […]

“Save a Mother” Anniversary Gala May 10

“Save a Mother” Anniversary Gala May 10

By Seema Kachru HOUSTON: Pregnancy is not a disease, yet 15 percent of all pregnancies result in life threatening complications. Maternal health, a critical topic in global development, impacts families, communities and societies and has far reaching effects across socio-economic strata. Despite being among top ten countries of the world, India`s Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) […]

Club 24 Donates to Nine Local Non-Profits

Club 24 Donates to Nine Local Non-Profits

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It may have been the coldest April 20 on record last Saturday and plenty of people in the immense backyard of Harry and Tara Shani’s Memorial area home would have attested to that as they mingled around for drinks and snacks. But the atmosphere was decidedly warm as the 60 or […]

Tagore Society Fundraiser Lauds Achievements, Sets Future Goals

Tagore Society Fundraiser Lauds Achievements, Sets Future Goals

By Sanchali Basu HOUSTON: The Tagore Society of Houston held its annual fundraiser on April 13 at India House with a lot of dedication, enterprise and enthusiasm. The evening started with social networking half-hour around drinks and delectable appetizers provided by Nirvana restaurant. A Brahmasangeet rendition by Shyama Mishra accompanied on the violin by Biplab […]

Dancing for a Cause, Daya 2013 Spring Fundraiser Reaches $112,000

Dancing for a Cause, Daya 2013 Spring Fundraiser Reaches $112,000

By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: Daya Houston has always had a serious purpose—helping South Asian families in crisis, particularly victims of domestic abuse. For its Spring fundraiser, the 17-year-old organization added music, beat and dance under the theme “Feel the beat … feel the need.” The gala was held Sunday, April 14 evening at the recently […]

IACF Donates $15,000 to Daya, Inc.

IACF Donates $15,000 to Daya, Inc.

HOUSTON: The Indo American Charity Foundation (IACF) gave a donation of $15,000 to Daya, Inc at the Daya Board meeting held on Mar 9. The relationship between Daya and IACF goes back to 1999 when IACF, under the stewardship of the then-President Rashmi Desai, provided seed money of $5,000 to Daya. IACF has supported Daya […]

VHPA Donates Food Aid to Pakistan Hindu Refugees

VHPA Donates Food Aid to  Pakistan Hindu Refugees

JODHPUR, RAJASTHAN: It was 15 degree Fahrenheit in the ‘blue city’ of Jodhpur, a truck load of 771 pounds (350Kg) of processed wheat flour and 110 Lb (50Kg) pulses and chocolate bars were distributed to Pakistani Hindu refugees who are based currently at Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The donation was sponsored by Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America […]

New Year Message from Daya: Let Us Make Amends

New Year Message from Daya:  Let Us Make Amends

HOUSTON: The staff and Board of Daya wishes everyone a safe and violence-free New Year! Even as we convey this sincere wish, we know that the safety of our homes and surroundings that we take for granted has been severely threatened in recent times, here in the United States and in India. Both nations had […]