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Dhamaal Trump Bids Modi Halo re Halo at the Houston Diwali Mela

Dhamaal Trump Bids Modi Halo re Halo at the Houston Diwali Mela

SUGAR LAND: Neither Hurricane Harvey nor unusual Heat Wave could keep the crowds away from enjoying another amazing Houston Diwali Mela graced by Dhamaal Trump & Narendra “Masala” Modi on Saturday, October 7, at the Skeeters Stadium. Masala Radio and STAR PLUS presented HOUSTON DIWALI MELA along with the all-new Texans Energy, featuring Neeraj Shridhar […]

IACF Steps Forward at Gala with $250K for the Harvey Relief Fund

IACF Steps Forward at Gala with $250K for the Harvey Relief Fund

By Jawahar Malhotra STAFFORD: It was an almost surreal, deja-vu scenario that the Indo American Charity Foundation found itself in 7 weeks ago when Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast at Rockport and then dumped over 50 inches of rain on the five county Houston metropolitan area. Sixteen years earlier in 2001, Tropical Storm Allison […]

9th Indian Film Festival Captivates Movie Fans with Poignant Tales

9th Indian Film Festival Captivates Movie Fans with Poignant Tales

HOUSTON: The 9th Indian Film Festival of Houston (IFFH 2017) captivated audiences at the Asia Society Texas Center on October 6-7 with cinema for the soul and the mind. The IFFH 2017 showcased six films—documentaries, shorts, and feature films—in addition to Q&A sessions with the directors, actors and producers in Asia Society’s Brown Foundation Performing […]

Hanmi Bank Donates $10K to Sewa International for Hurricane Harvey Relief

Hanmi Bank Donates $10K to Sewa International for Hurricane Harvey Relief

By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: Hanmi Bank is one of the stalwart businesses that has risen up to support its community during times of crises. On Tuesday, October 3 evening, Hanmi Bank held a reception at its Gessner branch to present a check of $10,000 to Sewa International as a show of support for its volunteer […]

Gujarati Samaj Navaratri Mahotsav: Tremendous Response Despite Harvey

Gujarati Samaj Navaratri Mahotsav: Tremendous Response Despite Harvey

By Girish Naik HOUSTON: Looking back in time, many of the Gujarati Samaj of Houston committee members could not believe that after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, we would have such a tremendous response to Navaratri Mahotsav from September 21-30, 2017. Just when everything was planned out, venues were selected for the weekday garba at Arabian […]

Sultan of Santoor and Maestro of Melody Captivate Houston with their Soul Stirring Music

Sultan of Santoor and Maestro of Melody Captivate Houston with their Soul Stirring Music

By Sunanda Vashisht HOUSTON: Saadhana Sur Sang- A concert series for Connoisseurs presented by Center for Indian Classical Music of Houston (CICMH) held its second concert of 2017 on September 29th at Stafford Civic Center.  CICMH, spearheaded by renowned classical Vocalist and torchbearer of Mewati Gharana, Pandit Suman Ghosh, is synonymous with purity and authenticity […]

A Last Diwali Party at an Iconic Jewelry Store

A Last Diwali Party at an Iconic Jewelry Store

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: For the last month, with announcements of a liquidation sale, India Jewelers has started a long goodbye, which is hard to take for many of those who have grown accustomed to the landmark store tucked away in the shopping center on Hillcroft and the Southwest Freeway. About a decade ago, it […]

Houston Durga Bari Puja: Bringing Bengal to Space City – Puja 2017

Houston Durga Bari Puja: Bringing Bengal to Space City – Puja 2017

By Partha Sarathi Chatterjee HOUSTON: Houston’s Durga Bari’s Durga Puja is one of the largest Pujas in North America. It won the very first Best Puja in the international category from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Durga Bari has decided to donate $10,000 from Puja to Mayor’s Harvey Relief Fund. Consul General Of Houston, Dr. Anupam […]

Vibha Houston’s Garba Brings Together Over 650 People

Vibha Houston’s Garba Brings Together Over 650 People

HOUSTON: Every year fall ushers in the festival of Navaratri, a millennia-old celebration of the victory of good over evil. The Indian community together celebrates this wonderful occasion by participating in Garba and Dandiya Raas. On September 30, Vibha Garba brought together over 650 people from varying backgrounds who are not just united by a […]

Navratri Celebrations at the Gauri Siddhivinayak Temple

Navratri Celebrations at the Gauri Siddhivinayak Temple

HOUSTON: Navratri is a nine nights (ten days) Hindu festival, celebrated in the autumn every year. It is observed for different reasons and celebrated differently in various parts of India. In the eastern and northeastern states of India, the Durga Puja is synonymous with Navratri, wherein goddess Durga battles and emerges victorious over the buffalo […]

Bajagovindam and Sri Venkateswara Kalyanam Celebrated on October 8

Bajagovindam and Sri Venkateswara Kalyanam Celebrated on October 8

By Kamala Raghavan PEARLAND: The celebration of Sri Venkateswara Kalyanam appropriately titled “Bajagovindam” is one of the traditions at most South Indian temples during the month of “Purattasi”, and here in Sri Meenakshi Temple Society in Pearland we follow the same tradition The purpose of such festivals is believed to shower all of God’s creations […]

Presentations: They’re Not Just About the Words

Presentations: They’re Not Just About the Words

By Sathvik Gujja HOUSTON: This past weekend, on September 23, Guaranga Hall was filled with emotion. A speaker, with the knowledge extensive enough to share his wisdom with thousands and manifesting the desire to help our youth raise their levels of achievement and abilities as effective communicators, enacted his discourse. During the first of many […]

Governor Abbott Appoints Draksharam And McGill to State Commission on Judicial Conduct

Governor Abbott Appoints Draksharam And McGill to State Commission on Judicial Conduct

AUSTIN, TEXAS: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Sujeeth Draksharam and Darrick McGill to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct for terms set to expire November 19, 2021. The commission regulates the conduct of the state judiciary, including the power to recommend for retirement, censure, suspension or removal of a judge from office. Sujeeth Draksharam of […]

Diwali Mela 2017 in The Woodlands

Diwali Mela 2017 in The Woodlands

  By Beth Kulkarni THE WOODLANDS: The Hindu Temple of The Woodlands (HTW) is very busy preparing for its annual Diwali Mela to be held on the temple grounds on Saturday, October 14, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Each year the Mela gets bigger and better, attracting many of the area’s non-Hindu residents who […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Upma (Spicy Sauteed Semolina)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Upma (Spicy Sauteed Semolina)

With the passage of time, some South Indian dishes have become immensely popular in North India and among Punjabis to the point that they have become commonplace in many homes. Among the most popular are dosas (stuffed, rolled rice waffles), idlis (steamed rice flour buns) served with sambar (a lentil-based vegetable stew) and upma (spicy […]

A Focal Point for the Community, IAN Carries Torch Forward

A Focal Point for the Community, IAN Carries Torch Forward

  Click here for Anniversary Special Supplement By Jawahar Malhotra, Publisher One score and a dozen years ago, an enterprising sociology professor with no background in journalism or publishing but a passion for the dynamics of human interaction saw fit to make his contribution to keeping his growing Indo American community connected by disseminating news. […]

Meet Indo-American’s New Gen-X Partner : Vanshika Vipin

Meet Indo-American’s New Gen-X Partner : Vanshika Vipin

Click here for Anniversary Special Supplement   By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: Ever since Dr. K.L. Sindwani founded Indo-American News 32 years ago, he often wondered how the newspaper will sustain itself and grow over the coming years and decades. Dr. Sindwani himself was the guiding force for the first 29 years of the newspaper. Since […]