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Kakkar Trio Brings the House Down with Their Power-packed Performance in Houston!

Kakkar Trio Brings the House Down with Their  Power-packed Performance in Houston!

By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: What is expected when the reigning queen of playback singing in Bollywood is accompanied by her super-talented siblings on stage? Nothing less than a power-packed, sensational and unforgettable evening, filled with some foot-tapping and mesmerizing music. This is precisely what happened on Friday, November 17, at the Arena Theatre, when Neha Kakkar was flanked by Tony […]

“Do Your Bit” Youth Group Leads Thanksgiving Lunch for Disabled

“Do Your Bit” Youth Group Leads Thanksgiving Lunch for Disabled

By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: Thanksgiving is a time for us to be grateful for all the blessings that we have in life. Indo-Americans found a welcoming home, when they immigrated to American several years and decades ago. At Thanksgiving, many Indo-Americans participate with charitable organizations to help the disabled and other challenged groups to celebrate […]

Club 24 Celebrates Holiday Season with Galveston Bay Dinner Cruise

Club 24 Celebrates Holiday Season with Galveston Bay Dinner Cruise

By Pramod Kulkarni KEMAH, TEXAS:  One of the star attractions on the Texas coast is a Galveston Bay dinner cruise. Club 24 Plus has now made the three-hour dinner cruise one of its annual events. Originally scheduled during the late fall, the event had to be postponed because of Hurricane Harvey. On Saturday, Nov. 18, […]

Mike & Rajni Jain Hold Fundraiser for Lt Gov Dan Patrick

Mike & Rajni Jain Hold Fundraiser for Lt Gov Dan Patrick

By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND:  With statewide elections almost a year away, many candidates have been on the fundraising trail to bolster finances before the crucial reporting periods. There is keen interest in two of the most prominent races for Governor and Lt. Governor, and the incumbents are courting all groups across the state. Towards […]

Sewa Responds to Indian Community’s Growing Needs in Houston .. Once Again!

Sewa Responds to Indian Community’s Growing Needs in Houston .. Once Again!

By Sachin Dabir HOUSTON: Hospitalization  death and bereavement in the family, medical emergencies, family counselling are the increasing but sparsely met needs of our growing community in USA. Recognizing this, Sewa International initiated a “Family Case Management Services” program in 2013 and has helped many families since then. However, demands for these services have been growing steadily and Sewa wanted to step up its […]

Southwestern National Bank Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Southwestern National Bank Celebrates 20th Anniversary

HOUSTON: Southwestern National Bank celebrated its 20th year anniversary with a celebration on Nov, 9, 2017. The Board of Directors and President/CEO, Gary Owens, welcomed guests who attended the anniversary celebration. Special guests included State Representative Gene Wu; a representative from Congressman Al Green’s office; Dawn Lin, Director of Overseas Chinese Affairs from the Consulate […]

Determined to Climb Kilimanjaro, Texans Make the Summit!

Determined to Climb Kilimanjaro, Texans Make the Summit!

By Dr. Kuldip Kaul HOUSTON:  This is a very inspiring story of a determined group of people of various professional backgrounds to climb Africa’s tallest peak; Kilimanjaro located in Tanzania, Africa. The real planning started about a year and a half ago with five people from the Clear Lake area who were later joined by […]

HMM’s Diwali Celebrations

HMM’s Diwali Celebrations

HOUSTON: Houston Maharashtra Mandal popularly known as HMM, a non-profit organization celebrated their annual Diwali event on Sunday, November 12 at the University of Houston, Student Center. This year’s Diwali celebration comprised of Traditional Faral, Art gallery, Magic show for kids and a Marathi 2-act play. It was a day of entertainment, camaraderie and joy […]

BAPS Temple Outside DC, in Chantilly, Serves Growing Devotees

BAPS Temple Outside DC, in Chantilly, Serves Growing Devotees

By Jawahar Malhotra CHANTILLY, VA: The Indian community is bustling in the environs of Washington, DC and nowhere more so than in the western suburbs of Fairfax, Chantilly, Centreville, Stone Ridge and Watson along an axis formed by the Lee Jackson Memorial Highway and then northward past Dulles International Airport in Sterling. In this quadrant […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Dhuli Moong Di Daal Da Halwa (Yellow Moong Daal Halwa)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Dhuli Moong Di Daal Da Halwa (Yellow Moong Daal Halwa)

With the advent of cold weather, it is the season for sweets, nuts and wonderful aromas like this recipe which can fill any dining table for the Thanksgiving feast.  Below is a reprint of Mama’s Dhuli Moong Di Daal Da Halwa recipe, which is a favorite sweet made and eaten in the winter months. It […]

A Remarkable Holiday Event By ASIE

A Remarkable Holiday Event By ASIE

By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: The American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects (ASIE) held its Annual Holiday Event on Saturday, November 11, at India House. Founded in Houston in 1994, the non-profit organization aims at assisting young engineers and architects of Indian origin. ASIE aims at facilitating networking, help develop better communication and management […]

A Journey Through Indian Art, History Recounted in the Lives of Forlorn Lovers

A Journey Through Indian Art,  History Recounted in the Lives of Forlorn Lovers

Click here for Photo Collage By Jawahar Malhotra STAFFORD: It was a Bollywood inspired story of lovers who meet by chance and then just as easily, almost lose each other only to realize, just in time, the lessons of true love and make the fateful decision to be with other. This story that has been […]

Ekal Vidyalaya Raises $2 Million at New York City Gala to Fund Rural Education

Ekal Vidyalaya Raises $2 Million at New York City Gala to Fund Rural Education

By Ranjani Saigal NEW YORK: Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation, the largest non-profit organization working to bring education and development to over 58,000 rural remote villages in India, hosted a fundraising gala on Saturday, Nov. 4 at the ‘Cipriani Banquet Hall’ in the Wall Street area of New York City. The gala attracted community leaders from around […]

Arya Samaj Greater Houston Donates to Houston Habitat for Humanity

Arya Samaj Greater Houston Donates to Houston Habitat for Humanity

By Kanika Talwar HOUSTON: Jacklyn’s family, who lives in the 59-S / Tidwell, Houston area, was hosting a television event with 25 guests during the weekend of the highly destructive rainstorm Harvey. Little did they realize that in mere hours, their home and their guests’ cars parked would suddenly be flooded. Jacklyn and her three […]

Sewa International Gets Major Disaster Relief Grant

Sewa International Gets Major Disaster Relief Grant

HOUSTON: Sewa International has been awarded a $397,590 grant by the Greater Houston Community Foundation (GHCF) in its second round of grants announced today. GHCF, which has raised more than $80 million for the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, had strict criteria in evaluating grant proposals, and a very quick  seven-day grant announcement  to grant submission […]

Four Artists Exhibition Held in Sugar Land

Four Artists Exhibition Held in Sugar Land

SUGAR LAND: Local artist Suranga Cholia was one of the featured artists in a Four Artists Exhibition held at the Sugar Land Art Center on Thursday, November 9, 2017. Sponsored by Pradeep Gokhale of Ameriprise Financial, the exhibition also featured paintings by Nataliya Scheib, Catherine Gauche, and Ruling Meng. Additional sponsors included Sai DiTusa and […]

Hindu Temple of The Woodlands Annual Fundraiser Features Musical Night

Hindu Temple of The Woodlands Annual Fundraiser Features Musical Night

By Suveena Guglani The Woodlands: The Hindu Temple of The Woodlands’ annual fundraiser, Kashish – A musical night, was a sold-out, standing room only event. Over 300 people enjoyd the music and participated in the festivities at Beth Shalom of the Woodlands on Sunday, Nov 11,, 2017. The evening began with a welcome speech by […]

Anil Ketkar: Retiring Amongst the Stars

Anil Ketkar: Retiring Amongst the Stars

By Pramod Kulkarni Houston: Retirement can be challenging for many. After a career full of work on complex projects, traveling at a short notice for business, and stressful deadlines, it can feel empty to face long days and nights with little to do. One recent retiree, who has no such issues, is Anil Ketkar. After […]

Indian Americans Storm in with the New Election Cycle

Indian Americans Storm in with the New Election Cycle

By Jawahar Malhotra When the national elections last year brought in four new Indian American faces into political prominence, it was considered a high water mark for the community as a whole. At that time Raja Krishnamoorthi of Illinois and Rohit “Ro” Khanna from California and Pramila Jayapal of Washington joined the US House of […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Ajwain aur Badam Wala Gur (Jaggery & Carom Seeds Coated Almonds)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Ajwain aur Badam Wala Gur (Jaggery & Carom Seeds Coated Almonds)

With the advent of cold weather, it is the season for sweets, nits and wonderful aromas like this recipe which can fill any dining table for the Thanksgiving feast.  Below is a reprint of Mama’s Ajwain aur Badam Wala Gur recipe, which is a favorite snack in winter months. It is reprinted with some additional […]

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