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Houston Celebrates BJP Victories in India’s State Elections

Houston Celebrates BJP Victories  in India’s State Elections

HOUSTON: OFBJP Houston organized Vijay Diwas celebrations on March 19, at Bhojan restaurant. The event was attended by close to a 100 jubilant BJP supporters who danced and sang patriotic songs as they registered their happiness over BJP forming government in 4 states – Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa.  Welcoming all the guests, Houston […]

Houstonians Relish A Curry on an American Plate

Houstonians Relish A Curry on an American Plate

By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: Movie screening can be a mix of fun and learning experience, especially when it is about a bitter-sweet tale, directed by an award winning filmmaker, and stars talented and passionate actors. The University of Houston Theatre was abuzz on March 5, with a special screening of A Curry on an […]

IACCGH Honors Asif Dakri’s Appointment to FDIC’s Advisory Committee

IACCGH Honors Asif Dakri’s Appointment to FDIC’s Advisory Committee

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: On February 27, IACCGH Executive Director Jagdip Ahluwalia welcomed “the roomful of friends and supporters” who had gathered to honor Wallis State Bank’s Vice Chairman and CEO Asif Dakri’s appointment to the prestigious FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporations) Advisory Committee on Community Banking. Consul General Dr. Anupam Ray, Chancellor and Chief […]

Golden Moon Festival at ISKCON of Houston

Golden Moon Festival at ISKCON of Houston

HOUSTON: On March 12, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) of Houston celebrated Gaura Purnima, translated as “golden full moon” signifying the appearance of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu during the full moon, 531 years ago. Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu also known as Gauranga, due to his golden complexion, appeared in Mayapur, India and propagated “Sankirtana” – […]

TCC Taped Ball Winter 2016 Tournament: ECC Winners, Gladiators Runners Up

TCC Taped Ball Winter 2016 Tournament: ECC Winners, Gladiators Runners Up

HOUSTON: ECC won the TCC taped Ball Winter 2016 tournament by defeating Gladiators by 13 runs in a keenly contested final between 6-time finalist and 3 time winners ECC and 6 time finalists and 2-time winner Gladiators. With this win ECC claimed its 4th and 2nd consecutive title. On a slightly overcast Saturday morning with […]

HPL and FIS to Join Hands to Celebrate Indo-American Heritage iDay in 2018

HPL and FIS to Join Hands to Celebrate Indo-American Heritage iDay in 2018

HOUSTON: Houston Public Library (HPL) and Foundation for India Studies (FIS) have met in Julia Ideson Library on March 9, to plan for Indo-American Heritage Celebrations in 2018 highlighting India’s heritage. HPL and the Foundation for India Studies will co-lead the effort to plan the event in 2018. Encouraged by the success of last year’s […]

Bollywood Shake to Host Its 5th Annual Bollywood Pageant USA

Bollywood Shake to Host Its 5th Annual Bollywood Pageant USA

HOUSTON: Bollywood Shake will be hosting its 5th Annual Bollywood Pageant USA 2017 on March 26, at 6PM at Stafford Civic Center (1415 Constitution Ave, Stafford TX). This year’s show will feature contestants from all over the United States. Bollywood Shake conducted its auditions and extensive search for the last 6 months all over the […]

Pratham Houston Holds Annual Volunteers Meet

Pratham Houston Holds Annual Volunteers Meet

By Nirali Shah HOUSTON: This year’s Pratham Gala volunteer’s meeting hosted at the Madras Pavilion in Sugar Land was, per usual, a wonderful success. Volunteers from across the Houston area ranging in age, background, profession, and experience came together to be incorporated into the final details and logistics of the event. Darel D’Souza, the president […]

Sightseeing in India Off the Beaten Path Historic Kolhapur & Konkan Coast

Sightseeing in India Off the Beaten Path Historic Kolhapur & Konkan Coast

By Pramod Kulkarni On the Road: This is the fourth episode describing my wife Jyoti and I’s visit to India during Dec.-Jan. 2016. After returning from Hyderabad to Mumbai, we still had about 10 days before our return to the US. So, we decided to take another excursion, this time to Goa. At the time, […]

Candle Light Vigil Held at India House for Shooting Victim Srinivas Kuchibhotla

Candle Light Vigil Held at India House for Shooting Victim Srinivas Kuchibhotla

                    By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: One day, you’re taking a selfie with your wife at a happy occasion. Not much later, you get shot while having a drink with your colleague. That’s the tragic turn of events which took the life of Srinivas Kuchibhotla in Olathe, […]

India House to Honor American Hero Ian Grillot at its Annual Gala

India House to Honor American Hero Ian Grillot at its Annual Gala

HOUSTON: India House is privileged to honor the true American hero, Ian Grillot, 24 at its 14th annual India House gala on March 25, at J W Marriott in Houston. Ian was at Austins Bar and Grill in Olathe, Kansas on 22 February when suspected gunman allegedly yelled “get out of my country” and opened […]

A Blend of Business Acumen with a Heart of Gold

A Blend of Business Acumen with a Heart of Gold

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: When IACCGH member Bal Sareen set out to be an entrepreneur in 1999, his business plan impressed every banker. The hitch: no one would approve the loan. Eventually he acquired IEE, Inc., an engineering plant with an SBA guaranteed loan but it was really in 2002 when ConocoPhillips purchased this plant […]

Masi Magam Celebrations at Sri Meenakshi Temple

Masi Magam Celebrations at  Sri Meenakshi Temple

By Kamala Raghavan PEARLAND: Masi Magam, a special event for Lord Murugan was celebrated by Sri Meenakshi Temple on Saturday March 11.  This auspicious day usually falls on the Magam nakshathra of the Tamil month Masa (Generally Feb 15 – March 15). Sri Meenakshi Temple closely follows the traditions and customs of Madurai and this […]

Historical Play and Community Service Events Commemorate Prayer House Anniversary

Historical Play and Community Service Events Commemorate Prayer House Anniversary

PEARLAND: Global Organization for Divinity USA celebrated Namadwaar Prayer House’s seventh anniversary with a number of events in the Pearland area over the weekend of March 4 and 5, that were attended by hundreds of people from around Houston and also visitors from other parts of the country. On Mar 4, evening, popular Houston drama […]

Japa Retreat 2017 at ISKCON Houston

Japa Retreat 2017 at ISKCON Houston

By Ravinder Yerram HOUSTON: On the weekend of March 3-5, 150 devotees from Houston, Dallas, Chicago, Oklahoma City and New Orleans had a joyful and spiritual Japa Retreat (Chanting of Holy Names) with His Holiness Romapada Swami and His Grace Bada Hari Prabhu at Greater Houston area, ISKCON Houston. This Japa Retreat is an annual event and for this year the theme […]

Overwhelming Community Support for North South Foundation

Overwhelming Community Support for North South Foundation

HOUSTON: The Houston Chapter of the North South Foundation (NSF) held its fundraising gala at India House on March 10. The objective was to raise funds to support NSF’s India Scholarship program and the 2017 National Finals Competition at the University of Houston in August. Over 100 supporters including businesses and individuals from the Greater Houston area attended this […]

ASIE: Year 2017 Started With Full Slate of Events due to National Engineers Week Celebration

ASIE: Year 2017 Started With Full Slate of Events due to National Engineers Week Celebration

HOUSTON: American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects known as ASIE started year 2017 with by participating in several technical and educational events under the leadership of current President, Dinesh Shah. The first 30 days of ASIE was a very busy period for ASIE, as board members and members volunteered many hours of their time […]

Free Speed Dating Services for Hindus at India House on March 18

Free Speed Dating Services for Hindus at India House on March 18

By Sanchali Basu HOUSTON: Come one, come all (eligible bachelors and bachelorettes) to this wonderful speed dating service that is being provided by www.usvivah.com. This involves online registration on the website to meet eligible Hindus of the opposite sex at a convenient location, India House on Saturday, March 18 at 1 Pm. US Vivah is […]

HMM Holi 2017, Colorful Celebration at Vastu

HMM Holi 2017, Colorful Celebration at Vastu

By Bhakti Naik ROSENBERG: Houston Maharashtra Mandal (HMM) celebrated Holi on Saturday, March 4, at its own Vastu in Rosenberg. This was the first grand celebration at the Vastu. HMM has purchased 11.5 Acre property near Rosenberg, Texas and plans to build Shri Siddhivinayak Temple and Community Center at this Vastu. Holi is an ancient Hindu […]

Stop Diabetes Movement (SDM) Yoga Camps Motivates Participants for Healthy Lifestyle

Stop Diabetes Movement (SDM) Yoga Camps Motivates Participants for Healthy Lifestyle

By Nikhil Jain HOUSTON: Sewa International and VYASA organized ten-day yoga camps from February 24 to March 5.  The camps were held simultaneously at three locations in the Houston area (Sugar Land, West Houston & Katy) and 65 people participated. The camp is specially designed for diabetic and pre-diabetic people to help them manage and […]

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