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Rhythm India @ Bollywood Boogie 2018

Rhythm India @ Bollywood Boogie 2018

SUGAR LAND: On October 14, 74 dancers of the Rhythm India Bollywood Dance Company mesmerized a large crowd at the Sugar Land Town Square for an event called Bollywood Boogie. Rhythm India’s Artistic Director & Founder Arzan Gonda and members of Rhythm India have always been passionate about helping our community in any way possible. […]

VIBHA BRC Garba Night 2018!

VIBHA BRC Garba Night 2018!

HOUSTON: Vibha is embarking on a yearly tradition of celebrating the fall festival of Navratri, where good triumphs over evil and the Goddess Durga who symbolizes power and purity is honored. On this auspicious day Vibha and their volunteers & patrons make a promise that every Durga or Lord Shiva who is born in this […]

Golu Figurines at MTS Relate the Festive Legends of Navaratri

Golu Figurines at MTS Relate the Festive Legends of Navaratri

Click here for Photo Collage 1 Click here for Photo Collage 2   By Nachal Sethuraman PEARLAND: This year’s Navaratri Golu at the Meenakshi Temple has been a big hit, receiving excellent reviews from all those who have seen it during the celebratory week of Navaratri. The Golu exhibit set a new standard with its […]

Golu Festivities

Golu Festivities

Golu is the festive display of dolls and figurines in South India during the autumn festive season, particularly around Navratri (Dussehra, Dasara) festival of Hinduism. These displays are typically thematic, narrating a legend from a Hindu text or a secular cultural issue. Each displayed item in a golu display is sometimes called golu doll or […]

Sri Preston Kulkarni, Democratic Nominee for U.S. Congress TX-22

Sri Preston Kulkarni, Democratic Nominee for U.S. Congress TX-22

SUGAR LAND: Voting is the bedrock of Democracy. It is a right fought for since the grand experiment of America first began over two hundred years ago. Voting is a right that wars and marches and lawsuits had to protect and expand throughout our nation’s history. Whether it’s with black thumbs, colored pebbles in jars, […]

KP George, for Fort Bend County Judge

KP George, for Fort Bend County Judge

SUGAR LAND: A long-term community activist KP George is a member of the Fort Bend ISD school board and a local business owner. He was elected to FBISD Trustee Pos. 5 in 2014 and re-elected in 2017 and currently is the candidate for Fort Bend County judge. KP’s passion for giving back to his community […]

Juli Mathew, Judge of County Court at Law # 3

Juli Mathew, Judge of County Court at Law # 3

SUGAR LAND: Juli Mathew is running for Judge of County Court at Law Number 3 in Fort Bend County, Texas which encompasses Sugar Land, Missouri City, Stafford, Fulshear, Needville, Richmond, Rosenberg, Arcola, parts of Katy, and a few other smaller cities.  She is the Associate Municipal Judge of the City of Arcola and is running […]

Patanjali Yogpeeth (USA) Trust Conducts Self-development & Patanjali Assistant Yoga Teacher Training Workshop in Houston

Patanjali Yogpeeth (USA) Trust Conducts  Self-development & Patanjali Assistant Yoga Teacher Training Workshop in Houston

By Shailaja Menon HOUSTON: The Patanjali Yogpeeth (USA) Trust conducted third Self-Development and Assistant Teacher program at Arya Samaj of Greater Houston (ASGH).  The three-day workshop began on October 5 and concluded on October 7.  The Patanjali Yogpeeth founded by P. P. Swami Ramdev is driven by a core belief that “Good health is the […]

Classical Choir Voices Soar in Gitanjali to Raise Funds for MTS

Classical Choir Voices Soar in Gitanjali to Raise Funds for MTS

PEARLAND: The summer of 2016 had been brutal as The Meenakshi Temple Society has launched an initiative to renovate, expand and upgrade its Kalyana Mandapam, a performance auditorium where many of the large events are held and the adjoining dining hall. The nearly 20 year-old facility needs to be modernized to meet the growing needs […]

Puja Samithi of Greater Houston (PSGH) Celebrates Durga Puja in Style

Puja Samithi of Greater Houston (PSGH) Celebrates Durga Puja in Style

By Sanchali Basu HOUSTON: Under the able leadership and guidance of Houston’s favorite priest Dr. Bishnupada Goswami, PSGH celebrated Durga Puja at the ISKCON temple grounds the weekend of Nov 19 to 21. The spiritual ambience and setting of the Puja this year, created a divine atmosphere. The festivities started on Thursday with decorating the […]

Vande Mataram

Vande Mataram

By Jai Sehgal HOUSTON: Vande Mataram was written and publicized by Indian poet Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay in 1881 and was adopted as the national song of India on January 24, 1950, after having its first two verses adopted by the Congress Working Committee in 1937. The root word, Vande, comes from the Sanskit word Vand, […]

Krazy for Kishore Brings the Community Together for the Akhil Autism Foundation

Krazy for Kishore Brings the Community Together for the Akhil Autism Foundation

A night filled with music, laughs and emotional moments. The Krazy for Kishore event hosted by band Kalamanch USA, a fund raiser for Akhil Autism Foundation was a huge success for raising money and awareness for a well worthy cause. The Master of Ceremonies for the event was celebrity chef and TV host, Kunal Lamba of Kawan Kitchen […]

Muhammad Saeed Sheikh Receives the United States President’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Muhammad Saeed Sheikh Receives the United States President’s Lifetime Achievement Award

HOUSTON: President Donald Trump awarded Muhammad Saeed Sheikh the “President’s Lifetime Achievement Award 2018, the most prestigious Civil honor which is bestowed to citizens for their contribution to our nation for the most outstanding volunteer services throughout their lifetime. The award was presented by President George W. Bush, in a ceremony organized by S. Javaid Anwar […]

Zee Americas Premieres “Break Through The Crowd”

Zee Americas Premieres “Break Through The Crowd”

First of its kind of reality show, which allows 8 promising startups to fulfill these funding goals through crowdsourcing Break Through The Crowd premiered on Sunday, October 14 at media and entertainment mega-giant ZEE Entertainment. A new series that will give a handful of lucky contestants a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to turn their entrepreneurial dreams into […]

Indian-American awarded at White House for combatting human trafficking

Indian-American awarded at White House for combatting human trafficking

By Seema Hakhu Kachru HOUSTON: An Indian-American woman has been honoured with a Presidential award by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for her extraordinary contribution towards combatting human trafficking in Houston.  Minal Patel Davis, Special Advisor on Human Trafficking to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, received the ‘Presidential Medal for Combating Human Trafficking’ in the […]

The Sacred Havan

The Sacred Havan

By Meena Om Havan is a procedure of eradicating inner imperfections prevalent in our being. This procedure incorporates all healing techniques beautifully. It is a rare combination of acupressure, touch healing, meditation, psychiatry, knowledge and wisdom.   Only natural materials are used while performing havan and they have ayurvedic properties. The first step towards performing […]

The $41 bn wealth gap that divides India’s richest brothers

The $41 bn wealth gap that divides India’s richest brothers

MUMBAI: Over the past year, the fortunes of the two brothers at the helm of India’s wealthiest dynasty have grown apart — to more than $40 billion. Elder sibling Mukesh Ambani, 61, toppled China’s Jack Ma as Asia’s richest man, after driving a telecommunications revolution in India that propelled his petrochemicals conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd. into […]

ArcelorMittal entry set to heat up India’s steel industry

ArcelorMittal entry set to heat up India’s steel industry

MUMBAI: The entry of ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaker, into the Indian market will force existing private sector players to increase efficiency and control costs, analysts say. A third steel producer, after Tata Steel Ltd and JSW Steel Ltd, with both financial heft and expertise, is expected to be good for the domestic market. On Friday, […]

Ekal Houston Gala Raises $1.5 Million

Ekal Houston Gala Raises $1.5 Million

SUGAR LAND: Ekal Vidyalaya’s Houston Chapter held its fundraising Gala at Sugarland Marriott, Saturday, October 6, 2018.  This Gala was our first crack at it and the volunteers, charitable donors, and especially the young generation made it a roaring success, in terms of the attendance, donations and commitments made. The event was attended by over […]

Record Attendance at the Season’s First Durga Puja at Vedanta Society

Record Attendance at the Season’s First Durga Puja at Vedanta Society

By Sanchali Basu HOUSTON: The pleasant, breezy, sunny weather prompted devotees to come out in throngs to attend the Vedanta Society of Greater Houston (VSGH) Durga Puja on October 13. The weather was just picture perfect to usher in Maa Durga with her children to Houston. VSGH takes pride in celebrating Durga Puja with immense […]