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D.A.V. Montessori Celebrates Annual Day, Graduates First 5th Grade Batch

D.A.V. Montessori Celebrates Annual Day, Graduates First 5th Grade Batch

Click here for Photo Collage By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: How can Hindu parents educate their children with a mainstream curriculum and yet inculcate them with Vedic knowledge and values? It is a challenge elsewhere in the United States, but not in Houston. Arya Samaj of Greater Houston operates a one-of-a-kind D.A.V. Montessori School, which provides […]

Standup Ethnic Comedy Tickles Up Support for Open Forum

Standup Ethnic Comedy Tickles Up Support for Open Forum

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Before people started arriving last Friday night, May 19, the three radio show hosts were musing over the previous times they had organized these annual comedy programs. “Back in 2008, nine years ago, we did our very first one,” started Subodh Bhuchar, the most gregarious and witty one of the three, […]

Diary of My Climb to Mera Peak

Diary of My Climb to Mera Peak

By Rick Pal HOUSTON: Mera Peak is a mountain in Nepal’s Sagarmatha Zone. At 21,200 feet, it is the highest trekking peak in the world. Rick Pal, a Houston entrepreneur and executive, recently trekked to the top. This is an excerpt from Rick’s diary on the summit day.    High Camp. It was 1:30 am […]

CG Ray Hosts Reception for MD Anderson Cancer Center GAP Attendees

CG Ray Hosts Reception for MD Anderson Cancer Center GAP Attendees

HOUSTON: In 2002, the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston (IACCGH) leaders, Dr. Durga Agarwal and Ashoke Nath, had helped connect MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) to several medical institutions in India — TATA Cancer Center (Mumbai), S-Vyasa ( Bangalore) and AIIMS (Delhi). This introduction resulted in the visit of an IACCGH delegation to […]

Rajamathangi Homam Celebrated at Sri Meenakshi Temple on May 14

Rajamathangi Homam Celebrated at Sri Meenakshi Temple on May 14

By Kamala Raghavan PEARLAND: Sri Meenakshi Temple celebrated the Rajamathangi Homam on Sunday May 14, on Mother’s day. About 150 devotees participated in the Pooja at the main temple in front of the presiding deity Sri Meenakshi conducting the Homam in front of the Utsava Murthy of Rajamathangi (Sri Meenakshi) by Priests Sri Manickasundaram Bhattar, […]

FIS Presents Mentorship Certificate to HCC Graduate from Telangana

FIS Presents Mentorship Certificate to HCC Graduate from Telangana

HOUSTON: Foundation of India Studies (FIS) has presented a mentorship certificate to Srividya Jindam, an international student at the Houston Community College (HCC). Srividya hails from Telangana state in India. The mentorship certificate was presented by FIS Chairman Krishna Valalala at a banquet hosted by the HCC Office of Entrepreneurial Initiatives in the main campus, […]

Sundru J. Malkani: Engineer, Bridge Enthusiast and Spiritualist

Sundru J. Malkani: Engineer, Bridge Enthusiast and Spiritualist

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Most people knew Sundru Malkani was very fond of tennis and bridge and he offered free lessons to anyone who approached him. He coached his sons in tennis and chess, which are treasured memories for them. Malkani even coaxed many of his friends into playing bridge well, a game that he […]

SEVA Clinic, a Charity Medical Facility Inaugurated in Pearland on May 20, 2017

SEVA Clinic, a Charity Medical Facility Inaugurated in Pearland on May 20, 2017

PEARLAND: The Pearland area physicians are starting a charity, primary care medical clinic, the “SEVA CLINIC”. ‘Seva’ is selfless service in Sanskrit. The clinic is setup as a ‘Texas Not for Profit’ entity with 501C(3) tax-exempt status designation by the I.R.S., and will serve the people in need in the Pearland area. The founding chairman […]

Opportunity Fair for Women Enhancing Healthcare, Career & Civic Engagement

Opportunity Fair for Women Enhancing  Healthcare, Career & Civic Engagement

HOUSTON: Women’s Voice for Better America, a network of diverse women, is thrilled to open the doors of opportunities for women to become self-sufficient and empowered. Women’s Voice for Better America will host its 2nd annual Opportunity Fair for Women on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at Memorial Hermann – Southwest, 7600 […]

IACF to Award $35,000 in Scholarships to Senior High School Students

IACF to Award $35,000 in Scholarships to Senior High School Students

  HOUSTON: The Indo American Charity Foundation (IACF) will hold its Annual Scholarship Day on May 30, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the FBISD Administration Building, 3119 Sweetwater Blvd, Sugar Land. Scholarships amounting to $35,000 will be dispersed among the twenty-nine outstanding senior high school students from Fort Bend ISD, Alief ISD and Stafford […]

Vignettes of a Still Unruly, but Fast Changing West Delhi

Vignettes of a Still Unruly, but Fast Changing West Delhi

By Jawahar Malhotra NEW DELHI: This Metropolis has many personalities, depending on which part of the city you are in. Several decades ago, the border of Punjab was right at Delhi’s doorstep (until Harayna Pradesh was formed in 1961) and Punjabis streamed into the city, especially the west and northern parts, ushering along with them […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Mah Chole di Daal (Split Urad & Split Chana Dal)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Mah Chole di Daal (Split Urad & Split Chana Dal)

It is amazing how many people are still unfamiliar with this most popular Punjabi daal of all and keep asking how it is made or tastes. So, by popular demand, below is a reprint of Mama’s Mah Chole di Daal recipe. It is a daal that is not normally available in most Indian restaurants unless […]

A Mela to Test Strength, Skill and Stamina in the Sun!

A Mela to Test Strength, Skill and Stamina in the Sun!

Click here for Photo Collage By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Each year the grounds of the Sikh National Center are a little different, with a little more progress as this site evolves into what the original founders had first dreamt of. The Gurdwara building has finally been completed, though the façade still needs some work and […]

A Grand Traditional Festival at Sri Guruvayurappan Temple

A Grand Traditional Festival at Sri Guruvayurappan Temple

By Biju Pillai HOUSTON: Flag hoisting ceremony for the annual festival of Sri Guruvayurappan Temple (Krishna temple), Houston was held on May 4, in presence hundreds of devotees. Deputy Consul General of India, RN Joshi was the Chief-guest for this auspicious inauguration ceremony. During the festival, many important Vedic rituals such as Kalasa pooja (Navakam […]

ASIE May Luncheon Features Karun Sreerama’s Talk on “Public Works Engineering 2025”

ASIE May Luncheon Features Karun Sreerama’s Talk on “Public Works Engineering 2025”

HOUSTON: The American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects (ASIE) selected its May luncheon to honor Dr. Karun Sreerama, newly and unanimously appointed Public Works Engineering (PWE) Director by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and City Council. In his role as the keynote speaker, Dr. Sreerama spoke on “PWE Houston 2025 Vision”. There was a record […]

Bhavsar Receives SBA Financial Services Champion Award

Bhavsar Receives SBA Financial Services Champion Award

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It was a proud day indeed, this past Thursday, May 11 for a hard working member of the Indian community who has not only been deeply involved with the India Culture Center twice as its president but also been a tireless organizer of events. And he has still found time to […]

Vedic Oasis for Holistic Growth

Vedic Oasis for Holistic Growth

By Dr. Harish Chandra HOUSTON: DAV Sanskriti School, the Sunday School of Arya Samaj Houston for age 5-13 kids celebrated its end of the year 2016-17 last Sunday with great enthusiasm. Three hours were filled with several show casing events that time simply flew away. Children learn Naitik Shiksha (moral instruction), Hindi conversation and choose […]

TiE Houston Holds May Mentoring, Networking Meeting

TiE Houston Holds May Mentoring, Networking Meeting

HOUSTON: On Tuesday, May 1, TiE Houston members congregated at the newly opened The Sugar Refinery, owned by TiE Houston Charter Member, Jiten Karnani for their May event. The evening began with networking social hour.  Dr. Arun Pasrija (TiE Houston President) started the meeting with reiterating’s TiE’s mission to foster entrepreneurship through mentoring, networking, and […]

Spectacular Odissi!

Spectacular Odissi!

By Anuranjita Nayak HOUSTON: A unique experience it was by and for Hustonians. The first international Konark Festival enthralled more than 250 classical dance lovers, conglomerated at Pershing School auditorium a beautiful afternoon on May 6. Why waste three whole hours? That too watching Indian Classical Dance? The skeptics might have thought…. But amazingly, oblivious to all, 3 hours […]

Another BBB Distinction Award for Galson Auto Makes it 13 in a Row!

Another BBB Distinction Award for  Galson Auto Makes it 13 in a Row!

By Zaid Hussain HOUSTON: It was a cool and cloudy morning, but there was the buzz of electricity in the air at the large hall filled to capacity. Contenders and their supporters were gathered once again on Wednesday , May 10 for the highly anticipated Better Business Bureau’s annual Awards for Excellence luncheon, an event to […]

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