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Sri Ramanujacharya: The Inspirational Leader

Sri Ramanujacharya:  The Inspirational Leader

HOUSTON: There are many great souls who have made a deep impact on this world. They become guiding forces for the society with their inspirational lifestyle and leadership. Many people became their followers and have kept the lineage and tradition alive with the core values. Sri Ramanujacharya is the jewel among such great souls. Bestowed […]

I-Fair ‘OUR INDIA’

I-Fair ‘OUR INDIA’

HOUSTON: We are just few days away from I-Fair, India Culture Center’s signature event. The preparations for various segments like dance, skit, yoga for health, Antakshari, ‘Women who make India proud’, showcasing ‘Republic of Turkey’, live Quiz on ‘our India’, are almost in its final stages. These programs will certainly entertain the audience and will […]

Grand New Year Celebrations by Katy – Greater Houston Tamil Friends!

Grand New Year Celebrations by Katy – Greater Houston Tamil Friends!

KATY: Greater Houston Tamil Friends celebrated the New Year with a grand event at Tompkins High School on Saturday, January 7. The entire commons area wore a festive look with more than 600 people in attendance from Katy, Fulshear, Houston, Cypress, Sugar Land and Pearland. The event started with the traditional Tamil Thaai Vaazhthu and […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Choliya te Wadiyan (Fresh Green Chickpeas & Dumplings)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Choliya te Wadiyan (Fresh Green Chickpeas & Dumplings)

Most people are familiar with chole or chickpeas (or garbanzos as they also often called) and realize that they come as the large, light cream colored and small dark brown varieties. Most people know about the larger ones and that these are often cooked in soups and stews and also to make the popular Arabic […]

Guru Gobind Singh’s 350th Birth Anniversary at the SNC

Guru Gobind Singh’s 350th Birth Anniversary at the SNC

HOUSTON: The Sikh National Center completed week-long religious services to celebrate the 350th Parkaash Purub (birth anniversary) of the 10th Guru Gobind Singh on Sunday, January 8 with the bhog (completion of akhand path of the Sikh holy book, the Granth Sahib. Guru Gobind Singh took on the religious bigots of his day and, following […]

Heavenly Gates open at the Vaikunta Ekadasi Celebrations at Sri Meenakshi Temple

Heavenly Gates open at the Vaikunta Ekadasi Celebrations at Sri Meenakshi Temple

By M. K. Sriram PEARLAND: It was a great and divine start to 2017 for several hundred devotees who worshipped at Sri Meenakshi Temple on the very auspicious Vaikunta Ekadasi day that fell on Sunday, January 8. The darshan of Lord Maha Vishnu on this day is most important to many devotees. “The Temple” is […]

ICC Selects the 2017 Executive Committee and Trustees

ICC Selects the 2017 Executive Committee and Trustees

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: The Board of Directors of the India Culture Center convened to elect its new Executive Committee at its first annual meeting of the year at India House on West Bellfort this past Sunday, January 8. The 2017 Board is made up of Dilip Dadhich, Pramod Bengani, Ajit Patel, Sangeeta Dua, Nimish […]

Sugar Land Councilman Harish Jajoo to Seek Another Term

Sugar Land Councilman Harish Jajoo to Seek Another Term

SUGAR LAND: Sugar Land Councilman Harish Jajoo today announced plans to seek reelection to a fourth term in District 4, pledging to remain an independent voice for the city’s residents.  Jajoo, a licensed professional engineer and small business owner, gained prominence on council by working to lower property taxes, restrain spending, and improve public services. […]

9th Annual Madhura Utsav at Namadwaar – a Feast of Devotion

9th Annual Madhura Utsav  at Namadwaar – a Feast of Devotion

MANVEL: Saints say that Bhakti is akin to a virus. It cannot be taught; it has to be caught! Bhakti is nurtured, inspired and grows only in the satsang of a Mahatma who himself (or herself) has that true bhakti. This fact becomes more and more evident every year in the annual Madhura Utsav held […]

Reenergize Your Student: Five Tips for a Productive Start to Second Semester

Reenergize Your Student: Five Tips for a Productive Start to Second Semester

HOUSTON: All the excitement and anticipation of the holidays has finally fizzled as we enter the new year. We’re all a little familiar with the post-holiday blues, as the lights come down and the decorations are stored for another ten months. While it can be tempting to just start counting down the days until summer […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Uble Ande Di Turri (Boiled Egg Curry)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Uble Ande Di Turri (Boiled Egg Curry)

Ande (eggs) are very popular all over India, but especially so in the North during the winter months. It is common to find cart vendors selling quick, hot boiled eggs, peeled and sliced if you want, with spices, to warm people up. With a little gas powered stove, they can even cook up a vegetable […]

HWS Begins the New Year with Blessings from Durga Mata!

HWS Begins the New Year with Blessings from Durga Mata!

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It is considered an auspicious beginning of the New Year when the blessings of the Goddess Durga, the Invincible One, are invoked to protect you through the coming months. And the Hindu Worship Society on Wirtcrest Road commenced it with jut that fervor at its annual Mata di Chowki on the […]

Sri Meenakshi Temple Celebrates the Arrival of New Year 2017

Sri Meenakshi Temple Celebrates the Arrival of New Year 2017

By Akilan Gopal & S. Narayanan PEARLAND: Long before the dawn of the New Year, devotees were gathered at Sri Meenakshi Temple Society (MTS) to bid farewell to 2016 and to welcome 2017. The special midnight pooja has become a regular feature at MTS with many devotees braving the winter cold for the occasion. The […]

Bollywood Shake Rings in 2017 at its New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball!

Bollywood Shake Rings in 2017 at its  New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball!

HOUSTON: Bollywood Shake hosted its 3rd Annual New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball 2017 at Safari Texas Ranch Grand Ballroom on December 31. The guest list included the cream of Houston crowd who rang in the New Year with style, glamour and excitement! After successful events for the last two years, there was a lot of […]

Who Said Seniors Don’t Have New Year’s Fun?

Who Said Seniors Don’t Have New Year’s Fun?

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Whoever said that seniors – and that too Indian seniors – don’t like to have fun on New Year’s Eve certainly didn’t tell this bunch who crammed into the party hall of Haveli Kebab and Grill on Hillcroft. So what if it was just two days before the actual day: it […]

Home4Pet is a New True Friend for Pet Owners in India

Home4Pet is a New True Friend for Pet Owners in India

NEW DELHI: Human-animal relationships can be traced back to the early days of civilization. Dogs, cats, horses and camels would travel around with human groups and became Man’s trusted companions and also their source of wellbeing. Fast forward to modern times and they still continue to be our best pals. India has been recognized as […]

Chamber President 2016: Joya Shukla

Chamber President 2016:  Joya Shukla

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: Joya Shukla went from volunteering at an IACCGH event to being nominated to the Board of Directors to Chamber President all in the span of a few years.  In 2016, Joya put her heart into ‘chambering’ as her daughter calls it advancing the healthcare initiative, International Internship program, and events for young […]

A Dream and Tons of Determination

A Dream and Tons of Determination

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: In 2003, IACCGH member Khalid (Ken) Parekh waded into the tech world with $100, a dream and tons of determination. That determination won him the Houston Business Journal’s 40 under 40 Award not once but twice – a rare honor. Khalid’s success story as an immigrant is inspiring. At 18, he […]

India’s 68th Republic Day

India’s 68th Republic Day

By Sanjay Sohoni HOUSTON: ICC is pleased to celebrate India’s 68th Republic Day on Saturday, January 21, 2017 between 1 to 8 pm at Stafford Center, Cash Road, Stafford, Texas 77477. We have planned variety of entertainment and educative programs to display India’s diverse cultural by way of folk, classical dances, skits, yoga, Antakshari, Quiz […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Loonki or Namakdani (The Spice Box)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Loonki or Namakdani (The Spice Box)

Learning to make food dishes well requires a basic understanding of some of the fundamentals involved in the cooking process. Each type of cuisine has its own ingredients and it’s important to known how these will play with each other to create the desired flavor of the dish. While most cuisines of the world are […]