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Indian Doctors Association Calls for a Night of Celebration!

Indian Doctors Association Calls for a Night of Celebration!

Click here to see Photo Collage By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: Houston witnessed a distinct event on Saturday, April 28, at Hyatt Regency, Houston. It was the annual gala and a Night of Celebration by the Indian Doctors Association (IDA). IDA Houston is a non-profit networking forum for physicians and dentists of the Indian origin, and it provides […]

BAPS Charities Hosts Walk Green 2018 in Sugar Land

BAPS Charities Hosts Walk Green 2018 in Sugar Land

SUGAR LAND: Community members of all ages came out with their families to support the annual BAPS Charities Walk Green 2018 in Sugar Land, TX on Sunday, April 29, 2018 marks the third year that the annual BAPS Charities walkathon will benefit The Nature Conservancy and their effort to conserve the lands and waters on […]

Indian Firms Exhibit at this Year’s Offshore Technology Conference

Indian Firms Exhibit at this Year’s Offshore Technology Conference

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Even though attendance hit a four-year low at the Offshore Technology Conference, exhibitors from across the world were confident of a resurgence in the oil and gas industry during the four-day event held last week from April 30 through May 3 at the NRG Park and Stadium. Although booth equipment volume […]

“Bollywood and Beyond” Thrills with Kavita, Dr. LS and Talented Local Artists

“Bollywood and Beyond” Thrills with Kavita, Dr. LS and Talented Local Artists

HOUSTON: An outstanding performance, titled “Bollywood and Beyond”, was staged on Friday, April 27 as part of the Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival presented by Symphony’s Unlimited of Houston. The evening started on time by a short welcome address by Dr. Kas Rangan. The Chief Guest, Deputy Consul General Surendra Adhana lighted the lamp and briefly […]

Wallis State Bank’s Aziz Rahim Gets SBA Award

Wallis State Bank’s Aziz Rahim Gets SBA Award

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Wallis State Bank once again was the center of attention at the SCORE/SBA Annual Awards Luncheon when Sr. Vice President Aziz Rahim won the Financial Services Champion of the Year award. Just last year WSB’s Rajiv Bhavsar, Sr. Vice President of Commercial Lending had nabbed the same award. The event is […]

The Business Investment Conference, Helping Small Businesses

The Business Investment Conference, Helping Small Businesses

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: The Business Investment Conference cohosted by the Chamber on April 18, was part of a Shell sponsored IACCGH series of events to support Harvey affected small businesses. Events are being hosted at different locations to help small businesses grow, overcome technical challenges, rebuild, access technology, or simply get a loan on easy terms. Held at the […]

Supporters Meet Candidate Sri Kulkarni at Munday/Pal Fundraiser

Supporters Meet Candidate Sri Kulkarni at Munday/Pal Fundraiser

By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND: As the date for the primary runoff election on May 22 gets closer, more people from the South Asian community – especially the Indian segment – in the Fort Bend area have been rushing to hold meetings and fundraisers for Sri Preston Kulkarni, the Democratic contender for the District 22 […]

How to Find the Best Educational Summer Activities for Your Child

How to Find the Best Educational Summer Activities for Your Child

Just because school is out for the summer does not mean learning has to stop for your student. As schools across the country prepare for the long summer break, parents are looking for different ways to keep their children in learning mode. In order to avoid the lag that typically happens between the day schools […]

A Time to Feel Shame – The Rape and Murder of Asifa

A Time to Feel Shame – The Rape and Murder of Asifa

By Lakshmy Parameswaran HOUSTON: The rape and murder in January of Asifa, an eight-year old Indian girl, by several men in Jammu and Kashmir belies horror and disbelief. Asifa belonged to a nomadic Muslim community and the rapists and murderers were from the local Hindu community that disliked the nomads. The men conspired to kidnap, […]

Few Indian Universities in Global Ranking Prompts New Learning Model

Few Indian Universities in Global Ranking Prompts New Learning Model

By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND: It wasn’t until he joined UCLA Berkley in 2006 and “took a deep dive into education” that he saw how multi-disciplinary universities functioned that he realized what his own education had been missing. As an administrator, he raised money, strengthened relations with communities, student bodies, US corporations and even Indian […]

HMM Presentation “Marathi Astitwa” Thrills Music Lovers

HMM Presentation “Marathi Astitwa” Thrills Music Lovers

HOUSTON: On Sunday, April 29, Houston Maharashtra Mandal (HMM), fondly known as He Maze Mandal, presented another quality program, Marathi Astitwa, in collaboration with the Graduate Indian Student Organization (GISO) at the University of  Houston Student Center. Marathi Astitwa, is a production of Grace Entertainment. HMM Dhol-Tasha team added live music to the program that […]

Bharathi Kalai Manram Helps Fight Blindness in India

Bharathi Kalai Manram Helps Fight Blindness in India

PEARLAND: On April 15, leading musician Sikkil Gurucharan and his accompanying artists treated music lovers to a wonderful performance at the Sri Meenakshi Temple, Pearland. The concert was organized by Bharathi Kalai Manram, Houston as a fundraiser event for Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai. It was a tribute to Kanchi Shankaracharya Sri Jayendra Saraswathi who passed away […]

Celebration of the Indo-American Heritage Set for May 12

Celebration of the Indo-American Heritage Set for May 12

HOUSTON: For the second time in three years, Houston Public Library (HPL) and Foundation for India Studies have once again joined hands to put spotlight on the Indo-Americans and celebrate their Indian heritage. The FIS-HPL Project Team met at Jungman Library on April 30, to work out the details of the event. This year’s celebration will take […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Bhature wale Chole (Chickpeas Eaten With Deep Fried Bread)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Bhature wale Chole (Chickpeas Eaten With Deep Fried Bread)

With summer upon us, there is a huge demand for the kind of comfort food that is spicy, filling and easily and cheaply prepared. So, by popular demand, here is a reprint of Mama’s Bhature wale Chole recipe, which brings back memories of running to the street corner vendor on lazy hot afternoons. It is […]

How a child rape became a religious flashpoint for India

How a child rape became a religious flashpoint for India

India’s top court has moved the trial in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl out of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The BBC’s Yogita Limaye spoke to people in the community about the divisions that led to the court’s decision. “I just want justice for my child,” her mother says. “I […]

SNC’s Vaisakhi Mela Grows with Added Amenities for Festival Lovers

SNC’s Vaisakhi Mela Grows with Added Amenities for Festival Lovers

Click here to see Photo Collage By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: The 20-acre Sikh National Center site on the West Sam Houston Beltway has been an evolution in slow but steady motion, with new additions as the money is raised and spent on various structures. With purposeful steps, it has taken on the semblance of the […]

Houston Goes Bonkers at Varun Thakur’s Stand-up Comedy Show!

Houston Goes Bonkers at Varun Thakur’s Stand-up Comedy Show!

By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: Laughter is one of the only things in our existence that can soothe the feeling of emptiness- the darkness feeling and the pain of reality. In recent times stand-up comedy has become a serious business. Varun Thakur is a standout amongst the most noticeable faces in the high-quality comic drama of […]

Saadhana Sur Sang – Epitome of Musical Grandeur

Saadhana Sur Sang – Epitome of Musical Grandeur

By Sasi Raghavan HOUSTON: On Sunday, April 22, Center for Indian Classical Music of Houston (CICMH) brought two stalwarts, the Living Legend of Sitar Ustad Shahid Parvez and flute Maestro Shashank Subramanyam, together in the space city for the first time as a part of its popular concert series Saadhana Sur Sang.  CICMH is unique in […]

ASIE Learns METRO’s Mobility Strategy to Keep Houston Flourishing

ASIE Learns METRO’s Mobility Strategy to Keep Houston Flourishing

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: When he was first appointed as the first Indian-American to serve on the Board of Metropolitan Transit Authority by then-Mayor Annise Parker in 2015, Sanjay Ramabhadran (he goes by the shortened form “Ram”) was tickled pink that his boyhood fantasy may finally be fulfilled. “I grew up in a small town […]

JVB Preksha Meditation Center, 18th Annual Family Camp “Reap What You Sow”

JVB Preksha Meditation Center, 18th Annual Family Camp “Reap What You Sow”

By Sudhanshu Sipani AUSTIN: JVB Preksha Meditation Center, Houston conducted its 18th Annual Family Retreat Camp, in scenic surroundings at Radhe Madhav Dham, Austin TX, on Easter weekend, from March 30 to April 1, under the spiritual guidance of Samani Satya Pragyaji, Samani Kanchan Pragyaji, Samani Rohini Pragyaji & Samani Pranav Pragyaji.  Each year, the […]