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Amy Mitchell Announces Candidacy for Sugar Land City Council

Amy Mitchell Announces Candidacy for Sugar Land City Council

SUGARAND: Amy Mitchell, a Sugar Land resident since 1993, has announced her candidacy for Sugar Land City Council, District 3 in the May 14 election.  The District 3 seat is currently held by Councilman Russell Jones, who is stepping down due to term limits. Mitchell, a founding partner in the law firm of Mitchell & […]

Ekal Foundation Reports Higher Donations in 2010

HOUSTON: The national leadership of Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA (EVFUSA) held a highly successful mid-year meeting in Houston from April 8 through April 10. EVFUSA is a charitable foundation with the mission to help disadvantaged children in the rural and tribal areas of India through education related to basic literacy, personal hygiene and basic […]

Aling’s Hakka Cuisine Celebrates Grand Opening!

Aling’s Hakka Cuisine Celebrates Grand Opening!

The first Hakka tradition Sugar Land Chinese restaurant, Aling’s Hakka Chinese Cuisine at the First Colony Commons shopping center had its grand opening on April 16, It departs boldly to new territories, making Chinese flavors new and interesting by introducing the Hakka influence in cuisine.

IACF Annual Walkathon Slated for April 30 at Lost Creek Park

The Indo-American Charity Foundation directors are humming with enthusiasm as they gear up for the Annual IACF Walkathon that is planned for April 30, at Lost Creek Park in Sugar Land. Donations for the event are $20 for individuals, $50 for a family and $10 for senior citizens and students. Just like last year, this […]

Dr. Manu Vora: Recipient of 2011 Ellis Island Medal of Honor

NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS, March 28, 2011 – The National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) has selected Dr. Manu Vora as a recipient of the 2011 Ellis Island Medal of Honor. The Medal will be presented in a special ceremony on Saturday, May 7, 2011 on the Ellis Island in New York. Each year since 1986, NECO […]

Vaisakhi Celebrations by Farmers

In the villages of Punjab and Haryana, the day of Baisakhi is full of colors and vibrancy. Cries of “Jatta aayi Baisakhi” reverberate in the skies as gaily-dressed men and women move towards the fields to celebrate the occasion. High point of Baisakhi celebrations in villages is the performance of traditional folk dance bhangra and […]

BAPS Annual Health Fair Promotes Wellness

STAFFORD, TX: The thought of periodic health check-ups is daunting for many, however, early detection and prevention is the key to a healthier life. Nonetheless, preventable ailments such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes are still largely prevalent across the United States. Recognizing early detection and prevention as vital for the well-being of communities, BAPS Charities […]

Area Nepalese Celebrate a Lively Vaisakhi

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: On the dance floor, half a dozen men or more, all of varying ages and shapes, some with Nepali caps and traditional kurtis and pajamas, were dancing a folk dance in unison, with impromptu steps and flowing hand and arm movements. The song that the singer onstage, Janak Thapa (while his […]

Vaisakhi Celebrations by Sikhs

Festival of Baisakhi is celebrated with lot of joy and enthusiasm in the northern state of Punjab and Haryana. Farmers are jubilant over the festival as for them Baisakhi marks the time for harvest of rabi crops. Prosperous with the bountiful produce they look forward to celebrating Baisakhi with all eagerness. For the predominant Sikh […]

Galsons Auto Runs with Engineering Precision and Creativity

Galsons Auto Runs with  Engineering Precision and Creativity

The company’s Galson’s reputation has been built in the glowing testimonial cards that satisfied customers have sent in and are stacked in the lounge and displayed on the Galsons web site. Even the Better Business Bureau has taken noticed by giving him awards every year since 2005, including the Pinnacle Award in 2005 and 2007. This year, the BBB will honor the business again at its Gala on April 14 and the AAA, which has rated him since 1997, has given him a 97% evaluation score.

The Healthcare Bill, from a Hospital’s Perspective – IACCGH Also Honors Dr. Guru Reddy

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It was refreshing to hear the CEO of one of the nation’s largest hospital chains bring his assessment of the status of healthcare in the US. “Healthcare as it has been practiced in the US is a train wreck that has been waiting to happen,” said Dan Wolterman, President and CEO […]

Renowned Classic Dance Director Rathna Kumar Releases NATA Newsletter

Renowned Classic Dance Director  Rathna Kumar Releases NATA Newsletter

Rathna Kumar, a recipient of India’s prestigious Sangeet Natak Academy 2010 award, was felicitated by NATA officials for her outstanding contribution to two major styles of Indian classical dance, Bharata Natyam and Kuchipudi. The entire audience in the banquet hall honored her with a standing ovation in recognition of her continued services to Indian Arts. She appreciated NATA’s effort promoting Telugu culture and dances in America, and vowed to be part of the NATA national cultural team.

2011 Houston International Festival Presents The Silk Road: Journey Across Asia

2011 Houston International Festival Presents The Silk Road: Journey Across Asia

The 2011 Houston International Festival (iFest) follows the route of Marco Polo with a focus on China , India and other cultures of the Silk Road . iFest brings the unique flavors, sights and sounds of the many cultures to downtown Houston for two weekends. Stretching across 16 acres of downtown parks and streets including City Hall, Bagby Street , and Tranquility and Sam Houston Parks , iFest features entertainment-themed zones including: Silk Road, Kids, Latin, International, Louisiana , Jamaican and African/Caribbean Zones.

Ek Disha Donates $25,000 to Benefit Prajwala Projects

Prajwala runs 17 schools for over 6000 children all over Hyderabad. Dr. Krishnan has personally rescued more than 3000 women from prostitution, often at great risk to herself. Traffickers have attacked her and her shelter damaged.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Concert Rocks

For over four hours Khan drew cheers and applause as he delivered a stellar line-up of songs he had recorded for Bollywood movies, and Qawwali, the devotional music of Sufism.

Successful Hasya Kavi-Samellan fills Audience With Laughter and Mirth

International Hindi Association and India Culture Center Houston brought yet another Hindi Hasya Kavi-Sammelan past Saturday, April 2nd, at India House. People were already intoxicated with the cricket match win, and the poets from India provided furthe : r entertainment. Everyone enjoyed the delicious snacks and tea catered by Mayuri Restaurant, before being seated. The program started on time & the organizers had made very good effort to pull a big and enthusiastic crowd.

Houston Science Group Meets

Houston Science Group Meets

Primary focus of the discussion centered on the state of science in India and exploring ways of improving its quality and diversity. The group was specially interested in finding ways of improving the culture of science which would bring it closer to the standards of American science. The two main areas of concern are quality and productivity. It has been noted that China greatly exceeds India in the number of scientific patents produced per year.

OPEN Houston to Conduct Conference

This conference will focus on these innovators. Our three panels will speak on the three “Ps” of Innovation – Product, Process and People.
Speakers include leaders, visionaries and innovators from a broad range of industries. Brad Freels, Chairman & CEO Midway Holdings, our keynote speaker, successfully transformed the face of Houston by converting a failed real estate property through flair, imagination, creativity and a lot of gusto into a vibrant and dynamic Houston City Centre during the most difficult economic environment this country has faced in generations.

Gala Raises $60,000 to Benefit Daya Survivors

“Tonight is a celebration of the strength of our survivors, of the joy we feel in building happy, peaceful families, of the surprising ways in which friends and strangers reach out to help those in need,” said Nighat Ahmed, President of Daya. “Tonight is also a celebration of how our community has carried Daya from inception to the pillar of the community it is today.”“I was burning in the fire of abuse and cruelty for 13 years,” said one survivor. “I had no family here, or friends and no work permit. I had no access to documents, money, or car. I made the move in 2009 because of my two children. He had threatened to take my kids away.” She called Daya and for the first time, she felt that she wasn’t alone, she confided. The organization helped her turn her life around and today, she has a good job and is studying part time.

YLDP Session at MFHA – Fine Art of Following Your Passion

Houston has an India Art Gallery in the Museum of Fine Arts for the very first time. Also very soon a large and new center for Asia Society will open a window to view the history, art, culture, tradition of countries like India, China, Japan, Indonesia and many more form the South Asia region. The key elements from their presentation that inspired us the most were that we too have the opportunity to promote and preserve our art and culture. Both Mehta and Blackwelder sincerely advised us that we should always be proud of our culture and try our best in preserving our heritage.