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Kids R Kids North Sugar Land Wins iSmart School Award

AUSTIN: On July 30, Kids R Kids North Sugarland located on Hwy 6 and West Airport received the first national iSmart School Award in Austin by Assistant to the President of Kids R Kids International Glen Sloan for utilizing technology tools to enhance student learning.

Kohinoor Diamonds Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

HOUSTON: Kohinoor Diamonds, the most prestigious retailer of “Everything Diamonds”, exclusively featuring Luca Carati, LeVian, Breanna, Claude Thibaudeau, Diana Classic, Carlex, and Fendi is celebrating its fifth anniversary. To commemorate this special occasion, an award-winning necklace collection featuring diamonds and precious stones with handcrafted designs will be revealed.

Miss India Texas 2010 Crowned

HOUSTON: On July 24, 2010, an extraordinary pageant took place in the heart of Houston, Texas at University of Houston. his trail-blazing event was the Official Miss India Texas Pageant 2010 presented by Kohinoor Diamonds.

Houstonians Celebrate Jagannath Rath Yatra

HOUSTON: Even though other parts of Houston were washed out with Rain, the Sun was shining happily celebrating the joyous occasion of Lord Jagannatha’s Rath Yatra. More than thousands devotees thronged to majestic India House to have glimpses of Lord Jagannatha, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra on Rath.

Sewa International Hosts Immunization Drive for Refugee Children

HOUSTON: Sewa International Houston, a local service-based nonprofit organization, collaborated with Texas Children’s Hospital’s Mobile Clinic on Saturday, July 10, to host an immunization drive for the children of low-income families at the Los Arcos apartment complex in Southwest Houston. In total, forty children received free immunizations and medical check-ups.

An Early Breakfast at the Fed to Hear of India’s Miracle Growth

HOUSTON: For the architecturally inclined, the invitation from the Indo American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston to attend another in its Distinguished Lecture Series, this time at the Federal Reserve Bank building on Allen Parkway was inducement enough, never mind the early 8 am hour.

IACCGH Hosts Business Seminar on “Sharpening Your Strategy”

HOUSTON: The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce held an insightful and enlightening event on June 29, 2010 for its members, and small and mid-sized business owners. As part of its Small Business Seminar Series, sponsored by Citibank, the chamber hosted Ravi Kathuria, author of the recently published book, Coherent Strategy and Execution: An Eye-opening Parable about Transforming Leadership and Management Perspectives.

Divinity and Ingenuity Guide a Program that Feeds Millions

HOUSTON: While we went through the buffet line and ate Gujarati food at round tables in the spacious auditorium of the Vallabh Priti Sewa Samaj on the city’s southwest side, a short video explained the work of the group that feeds millions of under privileged school children each day in India .

Tagore Society, UH Sign Declaration for Tagore Scholarship

HOUSTON: One lucky student to be qualified by an independent review committee appointed by the Tagore Society of Houston and the University of Houston will receive the Tagore Passport Operating Scholarship to visit India

Houston Gears Up for the 3rd Annual Ratha Yatra

The Odisha Culture Center (OCC) and Shree Govindaji Gaudiya Matha in collaboration with the Hindus of the Greater Houston, Hindu Worship Society and ISKCON are all set to celebrate this grand festival of procession of the Lord Jagannath, Lord of the Universe, at 5 pm on July 24

Don’t Rely Solely on Uncle Sam’s Help During Retirement

You can’t watch television or read a newspaper without being reminded of the uncertain times we’re in. Disappearing jobs, disturbing stock market losses — we don’t need to tell you, it’s rough out there. This has made retirement planning more complicated than ever.

Build the Temple and a Village Shall Grow in Its Aura

HOUSTON: It is a temple building like few others. A rectangular room with a 10-foot window wall on either side and behind two massive hammered-silver patterned sliding doors that open to the abode of the temple deity on a raised Dias lit with overhead stage lights and decorated with suspended ornaments. On the side two other murtis help to focus the mind.

IAPAC Hosts Fund Raiser for Candidate Vijay Kumar

HOUSTON: Over a hundred people attended, in spite of torrential rain in Houston, a fund raising event for Mr. Vijay Kumar, a Republican US Congressional candidate for the 5th District of Tennessee (Nashville area), that was held on July 1 at India House. It was organized by Indo-American Political action Committee (IAPAC) and Houstonians for Vijay Kumar.

ICC Holds 4th Leaders Conference

STAFFORD: The 4th Annual Leaders Conference, a signature event of the India Culture Center (ICC), was held on Saturday, June 26 at the Techniplex Conference Center in Stafford. The theme of this year’s event was Personal Empowerment- An Immigrant Perspective.

The Power of Tolerance Unveiled Through Meditation

HOUSTON: Tucked away in far west Houston, off Highway 6 on a bit of a leftover pastures that used to line Schiller Lane and now has a massive reservoir lake in a park made by the county are houses of worship, almost one after the other. It is a peaceful setting, especially early in the morning with the morning Sun glistening on the dew and the faithful make their way along the narrow lane to offer the first prayers.

Sonal Bhuchar Re-elected as FBISD Board President

SUGAR LAND – Sonal Bhuchar has been re-elected to serve as Fort Bend ISD Board President. She brings her experience and leadership to the position that she held a year ago. Currently serving her second term on the FBISD Board, she is also actively engaged in the community serving on various boards.

Houston Launches International Press Club

HOUSTON: Wea H. Lee, Chairman of Southern News Group, Houston, Texas, and John Robbins, Director of the International Press Club, hosted a luncheon gathering of the International Press Club at the Southern News Group offices on Thursday, June 24.

TSH Gearing Up for a Year Long Celebration

HOUSTON: After a very memorable kick-off of Rabindra Nath Tagore’s 150th Birth Anniversary celebration (May 8, 2010), Tagore Society of Houston (TSH) is now gearing up for a year-long celebration of Gurudev’s sesquicentennial birthday celebration.

Swami Ramdev Charms Packed India House with Wisdom and Wit

HOUSTON: He came, he spoke and he charmed the large gathering at India House on June 28, with a talk that was full of wit and wisdom, inspiration and appeal to make the family, community, nation and the entire humanity a better place to live.

Swami Ramdev Brings Yoga to Texas

Swami Ramdev is visiting the US from June 24th to July 5th 2010. During this time, he will conduct special yoga camps and workshops in Houston and Dallas, TX. The camp in Dallas is geared towards the general public, and will be held for 4 days at the Market Hall in Dallas Market Center during the holiday weekend of July 2nd to July 5th from 6.00 to 8.30 am.