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Google Honors Nobel Laureatte Har Gobind Khorana on His 96th Birthday

Google Honors Nobel Laureatte Har Gobind Khorana on His 96th Birthday

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: People logging onto Google on Tuesday, January 9 were pleasantly surprised by a Doodle of a bespectacled man working in a laboratory with what appeared to be a DNA sequence in the background. If you hovered over the Doodle you saw the phantom caption identifying the man as Har Gobind Khorana, […]

How to Make the Most Out of the Second Half of the School Year

How to Make the Most Out of the Second Half of the School Year

A guide to turning grades around before summer for students that struggled the first half of the year It’s that time of year again, the time when we look internally and consider what we can do to make sure we are set up for a great year ahead. While this is a great time for […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Bajre Gur Di Roti (Pearl Millet & Jaggery Flatbread)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Bajre Gur Di Roti (Pearl Millet & Jaggery Flatbread)

By popular demand, here is a reprint of Mama’s Bajre Gur Di Roti recipe, which is just the kind of tasty, hot sweetbread that you need for the winter months to take your mind off the bitter cold outside. It is reprinted with some additional information and directions. This recipe is made with the bajra […]

In spite of Challenging Weather Hundreds of Devotees Attend the Annual Event of Mata Ji Ki Chowki at Hindu Worship Society!

In spite of Challenging Weather Hundreds of Devotees Attend the Annual Event of Mata Ji Ki Chowki at Hindu Worship Society!

By Nisha  Bhatia, Pramod Sharma & Manish Khatri HOUSTON: Hindu Worship Society, Houston’s oldest temple, started off the New Year by hosting its annual Mata Chowki held on January 1, 2018. This Chowki brought many devotees out to the temple seeking Mata Rani’s blessings for a great and prosperous New Year. The function was about […]

Grand New Year Day Celebration and Leadership Transfer at Sri Meenakshi Temple

Grand New Year Day Celebration and Leadership Transfer at Sri Meenakshi Temple

By Kamala Raghavan PEARLAND: Starting from evening of December 31, 2017, devotees gathered at Sri Meenakshi Temple Society (MTS) to bid farewell to 2017 and to welcome 2018. The special midnight pooja has been a regular feature at MTS with many devotees braving the winter cold. The Thiruppavai and Thiruvempavai recitals in the auspicious Dhanur […]

Chants of Jai Mata Di Resonate Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Houston

Chants of Jai Mata Di Resonate Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Houston

 By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: There are various ways to begin the New Years and while some enjoy celebrating it with a grand party, or outing with family and friends, others believe in experiencing the spiritual trance that is attained from a religious get-together, and Mata ki Chowki serves as a perfect devotional gathering where […]

IACCGH’s 2018 President, Swapan Dhairyawan

IACCGH’s 2018 President, Swapan Dhairyawan

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: On the first day of every year, Swapan Dhairyawan spends two hours writing his goals for the year. He sticks this sheet of paper on his closet door and reads them every day. One of the big goals on that sheet this year is to take on the mantle of leadership […]

Houston Welcomes ManPasand Supermarket!

Houston Welcomes ManPasand Supermarket!

By Preanka Desai HOUSTON: All the way from Austin, Manpasand Supermarket has come to Houston with its vast range of flavors and spices. Right from fresh veggies, Indian sweets and snacks to 52 freezers with a variety of frozen foods. The Supermarket is newly renovated and expanded from its old Savoy food market. Masala Radio […]

Guru Gobind Singh’s 351st Birthday Celebration at Sikh National Center

Guru Gobind Singh’s 351st Birthday Celebration at Sikh National Center

By Kamwalpreet Singh HOUSTON: To commemorate the 351st birthday of the tenth Guru Gobind Singh, an Akhand Path was started at the Sikh National Center on January 5 and continued for the next two days after which a Diwan was carried out. The celebration was attended by a continuous stream of the faithful who came […]

1305 Patients, 21 Physicians, 5 1/2 Hours. A Memorable Day in Treating Rural India

1305 Patients, 21 Physicians, 5 1/2 Hours.  A Memorable Day in Treating Rural India

By Dr. Randeep Suneja SURAT: Thirty-four years ago after I finished my Junior Residency at Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi in 1984, I had my very first experience of seeing patients in India. And what an incredibly memorable day it was! My mentor for this trip was Dr. Nitin Shah, an anesthesiologist from […]

New 2018 Executive Committee, Trustees for ICC

New 2018 Executive Committee, Trustees for ICC

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: A month after it held elections for new Directors, the India Culture Center held its follow up election for the Executive Committee for 2018 on Sunday, January 7, at India House. And once again, in the same manner as the previous election, things went smoothly as nominations were made and votes […]

Living Bhagavata Dharma at Namadwaar Madhura Utsav

Living Bhagavata Dharma at Namadwaar Madhura Utsav

MANVEL: Numerous saints hail Bhagavata Dharma – the path of devotion through kirtanam (singing the Lord’s Names) and shravanam (listening to His stories) – as the simplest and most potent dharma to sprout love for Bhagavan and lead us straight to Him; and as one that can be practiced easily by anyone from the youngest […]

Club 65 Celebrates New Year in Style

Club 65 Celebrates New Year in Style

By Paru McGuire HOUSTON: Whoever said that seniors don’t have fun should have joined the Club 65 seniors on January 3, 2018 when they celebrated New Year on a cold wintry evening. The temperatures were in the mid 20’s and yet close to 100 seniors crammed into the Savoy party hall decked in their colorful […]

Journalist Moser Enters Congressional Race to Challenge Culberson for Dist. 7

Journalist Moser Enters Congressional Race to Challenge Culberson for Dist. 7

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Emboldened by their party’s performance in the last General Election in 2016 and by the snafus and guffaws that President Donald Trump has been making since he took office, a rush of Democratic candidates has filed to run for offices in more districts across Texas than in recent years. The list […]

Sri Sarada School of Music 10th Anniversary

Sri Sarada School of Music 10th Anniversary

HOUSTON: On the auspicious day of Thyagaraja Panchami, which fell on January 6, Sri Sarada School of Music celebrated its 10th anniversary at Ashtalakshmi Temple with the company of over 200 Houstonians. Founded by Sitaram Ayyagari, the school is dedicated to impart Carnatic Classical music to the young, budding talent in the city of Houston. […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Gur Gaund Ladoos (Molasses Gum Balls)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Gur Gaund Ladoos (Molasses Gum Balls)

Most Indian sweet dishes are based on using sugar, either added directly like in halwas (puddings) or burfis (condensed milk squares) or in a syrup form like in gulab jamun (rose milk balls) or jalebis (fried swirls). But there are several tasty desserts which are made with gur (jaggery) although most are in the form […]

Houston Parties into 2018 in High Spirits @ Desi Hungama!

Houston Parties into 2018 in High Spirits @ Desi Hungama!

By Vanshika Vipin Varma SUGAR LAND: With cider and champagne, amidst spectacular displays of fireworks and vibrant pops, Houstonians got together to bring in the New Year with much cheer. Partygoers in Houston celebrated their New Year’s Eve along with their families with much revelry and passion at the “Desi Hungama 2018”, which was held at the Insperity […]

Gujarati Samaj Hosts A Fun-filled New Year’s Eve Gala

Gujarati Samaj Hosts A Fun-filled New Year’s Eve Gala

By Girish Naik HOUSTON: Gujarati Samaj of Houston and its members celebrated New Year’s Eve 2018 Gala at the Arabia Shrine Center on December 31, 2017. Looking at the weather forecast for the night, Girish Naik, President of Gujarati Samaj of Houston commented, “Thank God we have an indoor venue where our members can enjoy […]

Bollywood Shake Rings in 2018 at its New Year’s Eve Hollywood Glam Gala!

Bollywood Shake Rings in 2018 at its New Year’s Eve Hollywood Glam Gala!

SUGAR LAND: Bollywood Shake hosted its 4th Annual New Year’s Eve Hollywood Glam Gala 2018 at the beautiful Safari Texas Grand Ballroom on December 31st, 2017. This exclusive upscale event included exquisite décor, Hollywood style entertainment, performance by singer J.S. Paras, Music by DJ AV, Food by Nirmanz Food Boutique and an exciting midnight countdown. […]

Bicyclist Sharma Travels the Globe to Highlight World Peace, Ecology

Bicyclist Sharma Travels the Globe to Highlight World Peace, Ecology

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: He has been doing it for the past three years when he heeded the fervent Swachh Bharat call of Prime Minister Narender Modi to clean up India and got the inspiration to become an activist for cleanliness. Barely 26, and doing research on municipal solid waste management, he decided not to […]