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A Ram Leela in Kuchipudi Ballet Style with a Blue Avatar Lord Rama

A Ram Leela in Kuchipudi Ballet Style with a Blue Avatar Lord Rama

Click here for Photo Collage By Jawahar Malhotra STAFFORD: It did seem odd that the marquee sign at the corner of the Stafford Civic Centre on Cash Road was off and wasn’t flashing all the upcoming evens as it usually does, and in particular the main event – the Ram Leela – scheduled for that […]

A Prayer Meet for Amarnath Victims

A Prayer Meet for Amarnath Victims

By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: Scattered fragments of broken glasses are probably the only remains of the terror attack that took away 7 precious lives of Amarnath pilgrims, and injuring 14 others, on July 10. Indian media reports indicated that militants attacked a yatri bus and a police party in Anantnag, along the Jammu-Srinagar Highway in […]

Hindu Temple of The Woodlands (HTW) Hosts 6th Annual Hindu Mandir Priests’ Conference

Hindu Temple of The Woodlands (HTW) Hosts 6th Annual Hindu Mandir Priests’ Conference

By Beth Kulkarni THE WOODLANDS: Hindu Temple of The Woodlands (HTW) on July 14 and 15, 2017 hosted the 6th Annual Hindu Mandir Priests’ Conference at its beautiful temple in its far northern suburb of Greater Houston. Priests from as far away as Minnesota and Massachusetts participated in the conference along with priests, community members, […]

Sri Meenakshi Temple Annual Dinner – Prahara Sumpurnam

Sri Meenakshi Temple Annual Dinner – Prahara Sumpurnam

By: S. Narayanan PEARLAND: “Prahara Sumpurnam”, the Sri Meenakshi Temple annual dinner was held on Sunday, July 9th. Fundraising was done for the Corner Temple Renovation Project, the third phase of the religious renovation project at MTS. The decorations including beautiful temple golu figurines were mesmerizing. The social hour began with a silent auction, as […]

Hanmi Launches Instant Issue Debit Card Service: Instant Issue Debit Card Service to be available at all branches by the year-end

Hanmi Launches Instant Issue  Debit Card Service: Instant Issue Debit Card Service to be available at all branches by the year-end

HOUSTON: Hanmi Bank customers can now enjoy the benefits of debit card instant issue service. ‘Instant Issue’ allow customers to receive his/her debit card immediately at a branch, instead of having to wait weeks to obtain a new debit card. Previously, customers had to wait 2-3 weeks to receive a new debit card or replace […]

Festivals of India: Quiz Contest @ I-Fest

Festivals of India: Quiz Contest @ I-Fest

  HOUSTON: ICC has planned Quiz Contest during this year’s I-Fest, which is going to take place on August 20, 2017.  The topic for Quiz is – Festivals of India. We have invited entries from the interested participants from Indo-American society.  There will be preliminary screening rounds conducted during which three pairs of final contestants […]

Amit Sood Leads Google’s New We Wear Culture Site on Fashion

Amit Sood Leads Google’s New  We Wear Culture Site on Fashion

By Jawahar Malhotra MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA: For all those fashionistas, and others who struggle with the right terms, like pret-a-porter or haute couture, life just good a little easier with Google’s latest foray into the world of fashion with We Wear Culture, a website which was launched last month and is being unveiled at events […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 8: First victory for the Satyagraha experiment

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 the coal-mines at Newcastle, in Natal, […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Ghar de Pancakes (Homemade Pancakes)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Ghar de Pancakes (Homemade Pancakes)

This is not really a Punjabi recipe, but it is one that will appeal to Indian American families and all those who live in the West where pancakes are a favorite treat. In the US, most people just go to the grocery store to buy a packet of ready-to-cook pancake mix. But if they only […]

Luxury Shopping Event by Archana Yenna

Luxury Shopping Event by Archana Yenna

HOUSTON: Archana Yenna, Founder of Indiaspopup.com (Dallas based), hosted Houston’s biggest and hottest private luxury shopping event on Saturday, July 8 at India House. The event was a more than successful affair targeting South Asians and exhibited some magnificent luxury designer collections from India’s most celebrated designers in a high style forum, giving Houstonians a […]

Vibha’s Sargam: A Fun Filled Fundraiser for Underprivileged Children

Vibha’s Sargam: A Fun Filled Fundraiser for Underprivileged Children

HOUSTON: Vibha in association with GlobalDesis organized a fun filled musical night, Sargam 2017, on July 8 at India House to support projects that benefit underprivileged children in India and US. The event was sponsored by JSW Steel Inc, BRC International & Rushmore Enterprises. The event featured some of the best H-Town singers who mesmerized […]

Grand 10th Anniversary Celebration of BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Atlanta, Georgia

Grand 10th Anniversary Celebration of   BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Atlanta, Georgia

ATLANTA: His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj, the current spiritual leader of the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, joined devotees and well-wishers in celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Atlanta, GA on July 1, 2017. The Mandir was inaugurated by His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj in 2007 and has helped enrich the local […]

TiE Houston, HCC Host Presentations on Starting a Food Business

TiE Houston, HCC Host Presentations on Starting a Food Business

HOUSTON: TiE Houston, in partnership with Houston Community College, was proud to host a presentation on “How to Launch a Successful Food Business”. Three local Houston entrepreneurs were invited to share their insights and advice with the audience of over 40 participants. Masroor Fatany (The Halal Guys), Gary Yan (Aling’s Hakka), and Purav Patel (Bagel […]

Southwestern National Bank Presents 2017 Scholarship Awards

Southwestern National Bank Presents 2017 Scholarship Awards

HOUSTON: Southwestern National Bank (SNB) presented its 12th annual scholarship awards on July 6, to assist in facilitating the education of deserving high school graduates in our community.     SNB CEO Gary Owens congratulated the scholars and wished them all a bright and successful future. Bank officials hope that the scholarships will help young […]

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Honored with Mission: Lifeline Achievement Award

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Honored with Mission: Lifeline Achievement Award

SUGAR LAND: Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has received the Mission: Lifeline® Silver Receiving Quality Achievement award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) the deadliest type of […]

The 2017 MoneyGram Cricket Bee Bay Area Winners Announced

The 2017 MoneyGram Cricket Bee Bay Area Winners Announced

METUCHEN, NJ: Over 130 people registered for the Bay Area regional of the MoneyGram Cricket Bee held at Chabot College on July 9. The top two winners of the first regional, answered trivia questions on Cricket to solidify their position at the finals. Nithin Valentine of Santa Clara, CA was declared second runner up, Keshava Nuggehalli […]

Indian Police Officer Describes Battling and Rehabilitating Terrorists

Indian Police Officer Describes Battling and Rehabilitating Terrorists

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: Additional Director General of Police, Dr. Ramesh spent a good portion of his career cracking down on militants, leading anti-terrorist attacks, flushing out infiltrators and most importantly, instituting rehabilitation programs that helped the Indian government “get to the youth before the terrorists got to them.” At an event cohosted by the […]

“PM Theresa May Does Not Listen”, Says Lord Bilimoria

“PM Theresa May Does Not Listen”, Says Lord Bilimoria

By Raj Kanwar IAN India Correspondent LONDON: In a speech lasting 15 minutes, Lord Karan Bilimoria said that only as late as 22 February, 2016, Britain was flying high as the fastest growing economy in the Western world, and was the envy of Europe. That fateful day David Cameron announced the Referendum and four months […]

The Quiet, Unassuming Resting Place of the Last Mughal Emperor

The Quiet, Unassuming Resting Place of the Last Mughal Emperor

By Jawahar Malhotra YANGON, MYANMAR: As a schoolboy in Teheran, Iran, I learnt of the recent history of India – just as countless other schoolkids still do all over India – which was dominated for 350 years by the Muslim Turco-Mongol dynasty and the machinations of the British East India Company till 1947. After his […]

Silicon Valley Indian Raj Shah Heads Up Defense Innovation Unit

Silicon Valley Indian Raj Shah Heads Up Defense Innovation Unit

By Jawahar Malhotra MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA: The latest row between the US and North Korea has only amplified the lack of real time imagery to monitor the missile activity in the North and the response time if a launch was being prepared. Apparently, only one-third of North Korea is covered by spy satellites at any […]

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