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Naach Houston Breaks Records at Miller Outdoor Theater with an Audience of over 8,000

Naach Houston Breaks Records at Miller Outdoor Theater with an Audience of over 8,000

Click here for Photo Collage By Staff Reporter HOUSTON: Houston’s Got Bollywood… and how! For the thousands of fans at the Miller Outdoor Theater, a beautiful evening in Spring couldn’t have had a better culmination then watching a colorful entertaining Bollywood Theatrical production, conceived and directed by the maestro Mahesh Mahbubani, presented by India House […]

Geetanjali Radio Annual Gala: An Evening Filled with Music,Wine and Merrymaking

Geetanjali Radio Annual Gala: An Evening Filled with Music,Wine and Merrymaking

By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: What do you expect at a gala organized by a radio personality, music producer, music supervisor and a music promoter? It definitely has to be a superlative social gathering that serves as a treat for classical aficionados. But, Geetanjali Radio’s Annual Gala, held on Friday April 7, was much more […]

Shampa GopiKrishna Workshop @ Rhythm India

Shampa GopiKrishna Workshop @ Rhythm India

STAFFORD: This past weekend on Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16, the Rhythm India Bollywood Dance Company hosted a 2-day workshop with the one and only Shampa GopiKrishna. Shampa is a celebrity dancer and choreographer from India. She is the daughter of Legendary Kathak Maestro Shri. Gopi Krishna. She has won twice the popular reality TV […]

Houston NSF Children Showcase their Talent at the 2017 Academic Super-Bowl

Houston NSF Children Showcase their Talent at the 2017 Academic Super-Bowl

HOUSTON: Houston got talent. Lots of it. It is on full display at the North South Foundation (NSF) Regional Academic Contests held at the Lone Star College – University Park campus on April 8th and 9th 2017. More than 350 children from grades K to 12, from all over Houston and nearby, participated in multiple […]

BAPS Devotees Celebrate Bhagwan Swaminarayan’s Birth

BAPS Devotees Celebrate Bhagwan Swaminarayan’s Birth

STAFFORD: The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Stafford, celebrated the auspicious day of April 5, Chaitra Sud Nom. According to the Hindu calendar, this day marks the 236th birthday of Bhagwan Swaminarayan as well as the birthday of Bhagwan Ram. This year’s program encompassed the theme: Bhaktavatsal Hari Birud Tiharo, meaning, Bhagwan Swaminarayan’s resolve to […]

Sankashti Chaturthi Mahapuja at Gauri Siddhivinayak Temple

Sankashti Chaturthi Mahapuja at Gauri Siddhivinayak Temple

HOUSTON: The Sankashti Chaturthi is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Ganesha. It is celebrated on every fourth day of the full moon or Krishna Paksha according to the Hindu calendar. Women observe fast on this day for the welfare of their families. Sankashti means deliverance from the troubled times. Thus, observing this vrat (fast) […]

Southwestern National Bank Scholarship Program $1,000 Scholarship Awards

Southwestern National Bank Scholarship Program  $1,000 Scholarship Awards

HOUSTON: About The Southwestern National Bank Scholarship Program Southwestern National Bank Scholarship Program is funded by Southwestern National Bank to recognize and assist outstanding high school graduates reduce the financial burden for college. Southwestern National Bank Scholars are selected on the basis of their financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement. Each year a total […]

Panguni Uthiram Festival Celebrated on Grand Scale at Sri Meenakshi Temple

Panguni Uthiram Festival Celebrated on Grand Scale at Sri Meenakshi Temple

By Kamala Raghavan PEARLAND: Panguni Uthiram is celebrated at many temples throughout South India and the world. The festival was celebrated at Sri Meenakshi Temple on Sunday, April 9. It is believed that the wedding of Rama and Sita was celebrated on Panguni Uthiram. The “Kalyanams” of Siva-Parvati, Lord Subramanya, Vishnu-Lakshmi and Rama-Sita are celebrated […]

Osmania University Alumni Association to Host Centenary Celebrations in Houston

Osmania University Alumni Association to Host Centenary Celebrations in Houston

HOUSTON: Osmania University, Hyderabad, is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. Established in 1917, one of the oldest universities in India, has planned a year-long celebrations in Hyderabad. Here in Houston, the Osmania University Alumni Association (OUAA) is organizing an evening of fun filled program on May 27, 2017 at India House, 8888 West Bellfort, Houston, Texas. […]

SOS Presents Panel on Balancing Career by Women Executives

SOS Presents Panel on Balancing Career by Women Executives

HOUSTON: Several accomplished women entrepreneurs and senior executives got together at the Houstonian on Saturday, April 16 for an insightful discussion about what it takes to be a professionally successful woman and how to balance work, relationships, personal growth and philanthropic efforts. SOS (Share Our Secrets), an organization led by Ranvir “Biki” Mohindra, which teaches […]

Leave a Lasting Legacy with Life Insurance

Leave a Lasting Legacy with Life Insurance

HOUSTON: Life insurance offers a benefit that many people don’t even realize which is the benefit of enjoying your retirement savings. You might not see the connection between a life insurance policy and retirement, but there are actually two ways in which this coverage can help you relax and enjoy your retirement years: 1.Life insurance […]

Among International Airports, IAH is a Dismal, Dreary Experience

Among International Airports, IAH is a Dismal, Dreary Experience

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It had been a good six weeks of traveling for me between five countries (including the US), ten cities and 17 flights and I had endured the usual frustrations of those who are prepared for the uncertainties of air travel. For instance, at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, I realized that […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Asaan Ghar di Dahin (Simple Homemade Yogurt)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Asaan Ghar di Dahin (Simple Homemade Yogurt)

These days when there is so much talk about the taste and creaminess of Greek yogurt, it is curious why more people aren’t drawn to the taste of Indian dahin (yogurt) and the way to make it at home. Most young people think that making dahin is a time-consuming and difficult process and are surprised […]

Vedic Fair 6 Brings Together Cultural & Traditional Diversity of India

Vedic Fair 6 Brings Together Cultural & Traditional Diversity of India

  Click here for Photo Collage By Vanshika Vipin Varma KATY: Last Saturday, April 8, was unusual, novel and divergent. The Cinco Ranch High School in Katy was resonating and rumbling, for it was the 6th chapter of the Vedic Fair. Ashirwad- a Blessing, spearheaded by Geetha Ravula, has been conducting Vedic Fair’s since 2011. […]

Luxury Bridal Expo Launched in Houston

Luxury Bridal Expo Launched in Houston

HOUSTON: Dulhania Bazaar (DB) Luxury Bridal Expos launched their Houston Expo this past Sunday, April 9, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis in Houston Downtown. The event was one of a kind that Houston had seen, featuring 50+ wedding and events related vendors showcasing 80+ vendor booths. Exhibits ranged from Mandaps/decor, photography, videography, venues, DJs, performers, […]

Sri Karunamayi Amma Visits Houston for the 22nd Year

Sri Karunamayi Amma Visits Houston for the 22nd Year

By Mika Rao Kalapatapu HOUSTON: For the 22nd year, world-renowned spiritual leader Sri Karunamayi graced the Houston area with her presence. Sri Karunamayi is called “Amma” (the word for mother in many South Indian regions) and visits the United States every year to share her message of divine love and selfless service. While in the […]

From Non-Universal Religion to the Universal Dharma. A Celebration of 26 Successful Years of Arya Samaj of Greater Houston

From Non-Universal Religion to the Universal Dharma. A Celebration of 26 Successful Years of Arya Samaj of Greater Houston

By Dr. Harish Chandra HOUSTON: Arya Samaj Greater Houston (ASGH) celebrated its 26th Anniversary Sunday, 9th April 2017. It began with hoisting of the saffron flag symbolizing OM – the supreme lighthouse of knowledge and peace for the entire humanity. Durga Agrawal, leading industrialist, philanthropist and educationist was at the flag mast with Dr Devbala […]

PM Narendra Modi and Australia PM Malcolm Turnbull Visit Swaminarayan Akshardham, New Delhi

PM Narendra Modi and Australia PM Malcolm Turnbull Visit Swaminarayan Akshardham, New Delhi

NEW DELHI: On Monday, April 10, the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi took the visiting Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull to the Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Delhi, a grand mandir showcasing and celebrating Indian art, culture, traditions, and values; through its breathtaking stone carvings and exhibitions. Swamis from BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha welcomed the […]

Classical Arts Society Stages Inspiring Biographical Musical “Sri Thyagarajar”

Classical Arts Society Stages Inspiring Biographical Musical “Sri Thyagarajar”

By Nalini Sadagopan  Asa tira dura desamulanu Prakasimpa jesina rasika siromani (dasarathi) “Rama – O’ Jewel of the connoisseurs of music who, to the fulfillment of my desire, You have made my fame shine even in distant lands? HOUSTON: Thus said the 18th Century Carnatic Music Saint composer and visionary Sri Tyagaraja of Tiruvaiyyaru, Tamil […]

CGI Reception in Honor of Vedanta Society Swamis

CGI Reception in Honor of Vedanta Society Swamis

By Sanchali Basu HOUSTON: In honor of Sw. Sarvadevanandaji, the minister and spiritual leader of the Vedanta Society of Southern California and Sw. Vedaswarupanandaji, resident monk of Vedanta Society of Greater Houston (VSGH), a reception was held at the residence of CGI, Dr. Anupam Ray on Friday, March 31. It was attended by some eminent personalities of the Houston community, including […]

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