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C24 Plus Toy Drive is a Merry Holiday Affair

C24 Plus Toy Drive is a Merry Holiday Affair

Click here for Photo Collage By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: What could be better on an overcast, cold day than a chance to while away the afternoon in the company of like-minded friends? And it is an especially warm coziness when they come together to make a difference in the community they live in. This time […]

Starting January 5, STAR India’s TV Channels will be Streaming ONLY on Hotstar in the US

Starting January 5, STAR India’s TV Channels will be Streaming ONLY on Hotstar in the US

Stream your favorite shows anytime, anywhere, on any device only on Hotstar NEW YORK: Hotstar, the go-to streaming platform for the South Asian Diaspora, will now be the exclusive destination in the US to watch your favorite shows from the Star India network including hit titles such as Koffee with Karan, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata […]

Neiman Marcus Hosts International Media Soirée

Neiman Marcus Hosts International Media Soirée

Press Release HOUSTON: Move over ‘Desi Girl’ Priyanka Chopra, we have Houston’s very own International media star Ruchi Mukherjee bridging the gap between the ethnic and the mainstream. Decked out in a sultry black sari, Ruchi mesmerized the crowd at her LCAHouston International Society News Magazine Winter Cover Reveal Party, hosted by Neiman Marcus in […]

Sri Ayyappa Mandala Pooja at Sri Meenakshi Temple

Sri Ayyappa Mandala Pooja at Sri Meenakshi Temple

By Dr. Venugopal Menon PEARLAND: As the very first Shakthi Temple outside India, and the earliest one to install an Ayyappa Sannidhi, Sri Meenakshi temple has also gained the privilege of building the Holy Eighteen Steps – the sacred Pathinettampadi – offering its Sri Sastha devotees a hallowed opportunity to observe all the authentic Pooja […]

Local BITSAA Savor Holiday Season Luncheon, No Bitcoins Accepted!

Local BITSAA Savor Holiday Season Luncheon, No Bitcoins Accepted!

HOUSTON: Members of the BITSAA International – Houston Chapter met at Nirvana restaurant on the city’s westside on Saturday, December 15 to celebrate the Holiday season with a luncheon. It also provided an opportunity for the young Bitsians who moved to Houston recently to meet with the senior Bitsians living in Houston. The event was […]

SNEI Aims to Impart Punjabi, Spiritual Teachings to Area Sikh Youth

SNEI Aims to Impart Punjabi, Spiritual Teachings  to Area Sikh Youth

By Rubendra Bains HOUSTON: A wise man once said that education is a “great equalizer” of the conditions of men and women. The directors of Sikh National Center plainly had this advice in mind when they created an independent division called Sikh National Education Institute to spearhead education-based programs for the Sikh Panth (path). SNEI […]

Annual Namadwaar Utsav to Include Unique Bhagavatam Event This Year

Annual Namadwaar Utsav to Include Unique Bhagavatam Event This Year

MANVEL: The 11th Annual Namadwaar Madhura Utsav (sweet celebration) of bhakti and Bhagavata Dharma will be held at New Life Plaza at 3945 CR 58, Manvel TX 77578 this year, from December 24 to 30. The event is conducted annually by Global Organization for Divinity with the blessings of His Holiness Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara […]

Pratham Houston Holiday Luncheon Raises Record Breaking Funds For Women Empowerment Programs

Pratham Houston Holiday Luncheon Raises Record Breaking Funds For Women Empowerment Programs

Click here for Photo Collage HOUSTON: Pratham Houston’s Holiday Luncheon 2018 on Friday, December 7th at The Junior League of Houston was a resounding success from every aspect: large attendance, excellent entertainment and most importantly, record breaking fundraising – $180,000 towards women empowerment programs. As with previous years, the funds raised at the Luncheon are […]

Ek Andheri Barsaat ki Toofan Raat …. and the Poets Recite On!

Ek Andheri Barsaat ki Toofan Raat …. and the Poets Recite On!

By Jawahar Malhotra    SUGAR LAND: A fierce storm had blown in over the afternoon, dumping sheets of rain over the whole metropolitan area and by evening time, the downpour only promised to be more severe. The wet roads glistened under the streetlights like black oiled ribbons and cars pulled into the Madras Pavilion parking […]

IACCGH Nexgen – Fall 2018 Young Minds Panel

IACCGH Nexgen – Fall 2018 Young Minds Panel

By Anish Nagar HOUSTON: The IACCGH NexGen Exchange had their Fall 2018 Young Minds Panel at the University of Houston on Wednesday November 14. In partnership with UH CEO (Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization), NexGen invited three young and successful entrepreneurs to speak and answer questions on the panel. The panelists were: Franceska McCaughan (Founder of Franzie’s […]

Personal Injury – Injured in an Auto Accident with a Drunk Driver!

Personal Injury – Injured in an Auto Accident with a Drunk Driver!

HOUSTON: The holiday season is an exciting time of year and should be enjoyed responsibly. Many people are driving in a rushed or reckless manner, due to the frenzy of completing shopping lists or going to festivities. Further, there is a high percentage of accidents caused by impaired or drunk driving, resulting in fatal or […]

T-Series Video Channel, the Matharoo Sisters, Mastanamma

T-Series Video Channel, the Matharoo Sisters, Mastanamma

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: To confirm that Indians the world over are marking their mark in this electronic digital age, there are three stories that are making the rounds these days that owe their very prominence to social media. All three have made their marks through persistence, though one – the story of the Matharoo […]

In Reverence of Guru Nanak’s Teachings on His 550th Birth Anniversary

In Reverence of Guru Nanak’s Teachings on His 550th Birth Anniversary

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: The emotions in the packed hall of over 200 people were charged with love and adulation for a saint who lived among us five centuries ago and preached a message of universality, inclusiveness and brotherhood that has transcended the generations and been the founding stone for one of the world’s great […]

5 Year Old, Raises $1,464 for Pratham Houston!

5 Year Old, Raises $1,464 for Pratham Houston!

SUGAR LAND: Established in 1995 to provide education to children in Mumbai slums, Pratham (which means “first” in Sanskrit) is one of the largest and most successful non-governmental education organizations in India. Since its inception, Pratham has transformed the lives of more than 58 million underserved children and youth across 21 of India’s 29 states. […]

Arya Samaj Houston Honored As Model Arya Samaj of the World

Arya Samaj Houston Honored As Model Arya Samaj of the World

HOUSTON: Arya Samaj Houston is in jubilation mood, having won another feather in its cap. The worldwide movement of Arya Samaj founded by Maharshi Dayanand, to raise intellectual, moral and spiritual stature of humankind is well coordinated by its apex body in Delhi, called Sarvadeshik Arya Pratinidhi Sabha. The apex leadership began to organize a […]

Bihar Association of North America Celebrates its Silver Jubilee Cultural Fest

Bihar Association of North America Celebrates its Silver Jubilee Cultural Fest

HOUSTON: Bihar Association of North America (BANA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, held its Annual Cultural Festival on November 24, at Durga Bari in Houston to celebrate it’s Silver Jubilee Year. The primary purpose of BANA is to foster culture and education in the Greater Houston Area. It was evening full of music, dance and play. […]

Memorable Evening!

Memorable Evening!

HOUSTON: Rajender Singh, CEO of Star promotion has brought around a hundred victorious shows across multiple cities. Rajender has had the privilege of garner-ing an esteemed reputation within Bollywood biggies and dignitaries. He was recently invited to the Texas Governor’s Mansion where he celebrated Diwali with the Abbotts. He has been like family to many […]

New ICC Board Elections Mark the Start of a New Year of Events

New ICC Board Elections Mark the Start of a New Year of Events

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: As the year comes to an end, another ritual of the closing month drew the members of the India Culture Center together to hold its annual elections this past Sunday, December 2 at India House. Outside, on a crisp, sunny day, the grounds of the center off West Bellfort were filled […]

Shomik Verma Wins 2018 Marshall Scholarship

Shomik Verma Wins 2018 Marshall Scholarship

SUGAR LAND: The UK government announced the 2019 Marshall scholarship Winners for 2019 on Dec 3, 2018. One of the Indian-Americans to win the schorlaship is Shomik Verma from the Houston Area. Verma went to school in Fort Bend ISD and graduated from Clements High School in Sugar Land in 2015. Currently he is a […]

9th World Gene Convention, Singapore 2018

9th World Gene Convention, Singapore 2018

Ethical and Social issues in Genomics Research and Synthetic Biology HOUSTON: Dr. Krishna Dronamraju, President of the Foundation for Genetic Research in Houston, recently delivered the Keynote address to the 9th World Gene Convention in Singapore. Genome sequencing and genome studies have raised fears of ethical, legal, social and medical concerns with no satisfactory solutions […]