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A Summer of Cricket

A Summer of Cricket

SUGAR LAND: Sugar Land Youth Cricket Community (SLYCC) recently completed a very successful Summer of Cricket on all fronts. Established in 2013, SLYCC is a non profit (501c3) charity organization that is involved in building a Community of Youth Cricket in the Greater Southwest Houston area including Sugar Land, Richmond, Rosenberg, Missouri City, Stafford and […]

Hindu Heritage Youth Camp 2018

Hindu Heritage Youth Camp 2018

HOUSTON: Minutes ago, they were sitting in a quiet environment practicing yoga, but now, they are running around the room in a fierce game of tag with an Indian spin on it, called Kabbadi. It might seem like a normal, lazy Sunday in June, but the Hindu Heritage Youth Camp (HHYC) counselors gathered at Keshav […]

Hiren Joshi – Casey Espinosa Wedding

Hiren Joshi – Casey Espinosa Wedding

HOUSTON: Both are huge Houston sports fans and they mostly followed each other on Twitter. One evening 5 years ago, they both were at a Houston Rockets game and Casey messaged Hiren and he suggested they meet up. There was instant chemistry and they decided to meet the following week at Discovery Green, a park […]

Sri Nava Chandi Maha Homam

Sri Nava Chandi Maha Homam

By Priest Sri Manicka Bhattar & M.K.Sriram PEARLAND: It is said that in the Kali Yuga, worshipping Goddess Chandi and Lord Vinayaka are of great importance. Goddess Chandi is the most powerful Universal Mother. She is the combination of Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasaraswathy.  Like the God Rudra, she has two forms.  In Her fierce form, […]

Hindu Leaders Meet Organized by HGH

Hindu Leaders Meet Organized by HGH

By Thara Narasimhan HOUSTON: Hindus of Greater Houston (HGH) primary role is mainly to bring together all Hindu organizations and hold a Leaders meeting of all Heads and Representation of Temples and Organizations at least once a year. HGH brings together the various organizations under one roof and celebrates one popular Hindu festival, the birth […]

Yoga Gurus Under Siege in the Western Media, The Assault on Swami Ramdev Today

Yoga Gurus Under Siege in the Western Media, The Assault on Swami Ramdev Today

By David Frawley Gurus from India since Swami Vivekananda in 1893 have gained a phenomenal and unexpected influence and prestige not only in the United States but also worldwide that remains extraordinary. Yet they have also invariably been subject to extensive criticism, if not attempts at outright personal defamation.  Such media denigration occurred in the […]

Rasikbhai R Patel

Rasikbhai R Patel

December 8, 1928 – July 21, 2018 HOUSTON: Rasikbhai R Patel, a loving and caring individual known for spreading laughter and happiness, passed away on Saturday, July 21 in Houston, Texas. He was Born in India and migrated to USA in 1981. He resided in Houston since 1982. He is survived by a loving family […]

Gurudev Dada J.P. Vaswani’s Birthday

Gurudev Dada J.P. Vaswani’s Birthday

HOUSTON: SADHU VASWANI MISSION was founded by T.L Vaswani, and the light was then passed to J.P. Vaswani. Dear Dada has many accolades, which derived from his continuous efforts to empower women and establish the mission’s St. Mira school. St Mira was Vaswani’s gateway to promote education and ensure that education was accessible to all. […]

Mumbai’s St. Thomas’ Cathedral to Celebrate 300-Year Anniversary

Mumbai’s St. Thomas’ Cathedral to Celebrate 300-Year Anniversary

By Vijaya Gupchup In June 1820 the church was lighted with lamps for the evening service. Chandeliers were fitted with glass shades, glass tumblers and burners, while iron chains were installed in 1822. The first mention of punkahs used in the Church was found in Mrs Elwood’s Narrative of a Journey Overland from England to […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 8

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 8

First Victory for the Satyagraha Experiment The story thus far… a recent court decision in South Africa held that the law did not recognize Indian marriages. The women were suitably offended by this and found it an attack on their basic family values. They openly broke the law and were imprisoned in large numbers. In […]

Guru Purnima 2018: Why the festival is celebrated, legend, history and all you need to know

Guru Purnima 2018: Why the festival is celebrated, legend, history and all you need to know

  By Saumyaa Vardhan Guru Purnima 2018: It is believed that a person is blind without a teacher to guide him. A mother is the first teacher of a child, but after that, the guru becomes his or her second mother. The shastras proclaim that a human being is born twice or dvija, first by the union of the father […]

Indian-American senatorial candidate Shiva Ayyadurai attacked by ‘racist’ opponent supporter

Indian-American senatorial candidate Shiva Ayyadurai attacked by ‘racist’ opponent supporter

NEW YORK: An Indian-American senatorial candidate has been assaulted allegedly by a racist man who punched him in the face leaving him severely bleeding at a town hall in Massachusetts, according to media reports. Shiva Ayyadurai, 54, who is running Independent against powerful incumbent Elizabeth Warren from the Democratic party was attacked last week by her supporter, […]

Cash-rich Reliance eyes $2.7 bn in fresh forex loans to refinance high cost debt

Cash-rich Reliance eyes $2.7 bn in fresh forex loans to refinance high cost debt

MUMBAI: The cash-rich Reliance Industries, which also is one of the biggest forex loan borrowers in the country, is set to tap the foreign debt market to raise USD 2.7 billion to refinance its existing high-cost debt. As of the June 2018 quarter, the Mukesh Ambani-led company had an outstanding debt of Rs 2,42,116 crore, which […]

Aditya Birla group firm buys US firm Aleris for $2.58 billion

Aditya Birla group firm buys US firm Aleris for $2.58 billion

MUMBAI: Aditya Birla group’s Novelis Inc, a subsidiary of Hindalco, has agreed to purchase US-based Aleris Corporation, a global aluminium rolled products major, for $2.58 billion in a debt finance deal. Novelis will take over 13 production facilities in North America, Europe and Asia as part of the acquisition.   Click here to read more… […]

Houston Celebrates 11th Annual Rath Yatra

Houston Celebrates 11th Annual Rath Yatra

HOUSTON: Houstonians celebrated the annual Rath Yatra on July 14, the very same day when it was also celebrated in Puri, India with pomp and gaiety. Rath Yatra is the celebration of devotion, universal brotherhood, cultural diversity and spiritual bonhomie and that is what was exhibited at India House on the sunny Texas summer day. […]

IACAN’s Outreach Event on Melanoma

IACAN’s Outreach Event on Melanoma

HOUSTON: On Sunday, June 24, the Indian American Cancer Network (IACAN) held an informative outreach event on melanoma at the Arya Samaj, Houston. Drs. Kelly Nelson and Hussein Tawbi, Associate Professors of Dermatology and Melanoma Medical Oncology, respectively, at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, presented information on melanoma. Dr. Nelson provided an […]

On the Day She Turns 90, Mama is Celebrated by 200

On the Day She Turns 90, Mama is Celebrated by 200

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It is a remarkable transition for a woman who only immigrated to the US 14 years ago at the age of 76 to a well-known and even household name in the South Asian community at age 90. She even gets stopped by people wanting to talk to her and get their […]

17th Annual Convention of The Federation of Aligarh Alumni Associations (FAAA)

17th Annual Convention of The Federation of Aligarh Alumni Associations (FAAA)

Aligs joining hands together to build the nation HOUSTON: There are sixteen associations of alumni of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) across North America, under the Federation of Aligarh Alumni Associations (FAAA) who have been working together for many years with similar mission towards bringing about a positive social and educational change, which were the views […]

Academician Asks for “Branch & Root” Reform for India’s Education Ills

Academician Asks for “Branch & Root” Reform for India’s Education Ills

By Pramod Kulkarni Houston: A professor of English literature at New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) with an 18-year tenure, Makarand Paranjape was the guest speaker on the topic of  “Education in India – Challenges & Imperatives”, hosted by the Indian Consulate on Saturday, July 21. Deputy Consul General Surendra Adhana welcomed an audience of […]

Ina C. Patel Named to New York Life’s Chairman’s Council

Ina C. Patel Named to New York Life’s Chairman’s Council

HOUSTON: Ina C Patel has been named a member of the 2018 Chairman’s Council of New York Life today.  Members of the elite Chairman’s Council rank in the top three percent of New York Life’s elite sales force of more than [12,000] licensed agents in sales achievement. Ms. Patel has been a New York Life […]