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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 […]

A Restaurant for the Community!

A Restaurant for the Community!

By Malay Vyas SUGAR LAND: Dusk falls on a quiet weekday evening in the suburbs, shopping strips as are shorn of traffic, weekend rush is a distant memory except at the corner of Williams Trace and Highway 6 in Sugarland. Café India’s Bollywood Chat is buzzing with families walking in in anticipation of a tasteful […]

Funding Sought for 3½-year-old Boy with Brain Cancer

Funding Sought for 3½-year-old Boy with Brain Cancer

HOUSTON: A family from Perundurai, Tamil Nadu, is seeking crowdfunding to save their 3½-year-old son, Merwin Bright Daniel, who was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer. Merwin was diagnosed in February 2017. There is, however, no medical treatment that can cure this disease in India. After exhausting all options in India, the family […]

Krishnamurthy Meets Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter at Habitat

Krishnamurthy Meets Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter at Habitat

By Jawahar Malhotra PLAINS, GA: Though she and her husband have been associated for years with the Habitat for Humanity’s Houston Chapter, where she serves on the Board, and have long admired the charitable work that the organization has done in changing the lives of those without homes, Leela Krishnamurthy was pleasantly surprised when she […]

A Stroll Through the Heat, Food and Music of Asia on Southmore

A Stroll Through the Heat, Food and Music of Asia on Southmore

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: The Asia Society closed off the section of the street in front of its building and once again brought the colors, sounds and flavors of Asia to Southmore this past Saturday, May 13 just a day before Mother’s Day. It was reminiscent of the Society’s Night Market that has become a […]

Huge Change Planned to EB-5 Investment Visa Program

Huge Change Planned to EB-5 Investment Visa Program

By Charles Foster, Immigration Attorney HOUSTON: The EB-5 Regional Center program is being extended through the balance of the fiscal year through September 30, 2017 as is; what we call a “clean extension.”  I’m on the Board of IIUSA, the largest industry organization and in the past the EB-5 Regional Center industry was more than happy to […]

Strength in the Tapestry that Weaves Together Different Faiths

Strength in the Tapestry that Weaves Together Different Faiths

HOUSTON: Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston was proud to honor Shell Oil Company at its ninth annual Tapestry Gala, held on Wednesday, May 3.  Close to $550,000 was generated by the festive evening, which celebrated Shell’s philanthropic efforts in the community and Houston’s great diversity in cultures, ethnicities and faith traditions. More than 500  guests were on hand […]

Dr. Krishna Dronamraju Honored at Oxford University, U.K.

Dr. Krishna Dronamraju Honored  at Oxford University, U.K.

HOUSTON: Dr. Dronamraju, President of the Houston-based Foundation for Genetic Research, was recently honored at Oxford University in Great Britain. Oxford University Press, a branch of the University, published his latest (and 20th) book: “popularizing science: The Life and Work of JBS Haldane”. The Press organized a reception and book signing in Oxford for Dr. […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Channe di Daal Te Methi (Split Chickpea Daal & Fenugreek)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Channe di Daal Te Methi (Split Chickpea Daal & Fenugreek)

Methi (fenugreek) is a plant with three small oblong leaflets that is grown in many countries around the world in semi-arid climates, especially in South Asia. It is grown all across western and northern India, with Rajasthan alone producing 80% of India’s output. Used from ancient times, methi has been known for its medicinal qualities […]

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 […]