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Un-biased Analysis of India’s 2019 General Elections by Dr. Milan Vaishnav

Un-biased Analysis of India’s 2019 General Elections by Dr. Milan Vaishnav

HOUSTON: On March 30, 2019, members of Houston’s Indian community gathered at India House for a lecture on Indian politics and the upcoming general elections, organized by Foundation for India Studies. The lecture, presented by Dr. Milan Vaishnav, head of South Asian Studies at the Carnegie Institute for International Peace, Washington,D.C, and a former Houstonian, […]

Close in 2018, Sri Kulkarni to Campaign for 22nd District 2020 Race

Close in 2018, Sri Kulkarni to Campaign for 22nd District 2020 Race

BY PRAMOD KULKARNI SUGAR LAND – In 1964, George Bush Sr. ran for the US Congress in Texas District 7. Bush Sr. lost that race, but came back as the winner two years later. This historical nugget may be instructive for Sri Kulkarni, former Democratic nominee and United States Foreign Service Officer, who announced his […]

Rish Oberoi Joins Ekal Vidyalaya Houston as Zonal Development Director

HOUSTON: Rish Oberoi is excited about joining Ekal Vidyalaya Houston as Zonal Development Director since it involves two of his favorite things. Making a difference and flexing his fundraising skills. As Development Director, Rish’s job involves rallying support from Corporations, strengthening donor base, coordinating with other Ekal Chapters on projects and events and tapping young […]

A Man for All Seasons, Gitesh Desai is Honored, Here and in India

A Man for All Seasons, Gitesh Desai is Honored, Here and in India

BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA HOUSTON: It has happened so often for the local desi community that it is almost expected that someone from this area will make the final cut for the annual Parvasi Bharatiya Samman (Overseas Indian Honor) awards. After four previous local Indians received the award, it was remarkable to learn that yet another […]

Sri Preston Kulkarni: Near Miss to Victory?

Sri Preston Kulkarni: Near Miss to Victory?

BY BHAMY V. SHENOY When Sri Preston Kulkarni decided to run last year for Texas 22nd Congressional District (Fort Bend County, Katy, Pearland, etc), many thought that he was too naive. Because it was a safe red district held once by former speaker Tom Delay and then by Pete Olson. No one thought he had […]

SLCC Crowned as TCC Winter 2018 Champions, Gladiators Runners Up

SLCC Crowned as TCC Winter 2018 Champions, Gladiators Runners Up

HOUSTON: Sri Lankan Cricket Club (SLCC) and Gladiators squared off in a back to back final on 9th March 2019 and it resulted in SLCC winning by 22 runs and being crowned as TCC Taped Ball Winter 2018 Champions. This was their 3rd championship win in their 8th final. For Gladiators, this was their 7th […]

Sanjay Rambhadran Sworn in as Texas Lyceum President

Sanjay Rambhadran Sworn in as Texas Lyceum President

AUSTIN: Sanjay Rambhadran was sworn in as the Texas Lyceum’s 2019 President on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives at the Texas Capitol in Austin. The keynote remarks were made by Harris County Commissioner, Rodney Ellis, who is an alumnus of the Lyceum and had served 26 years as a Senator at the […]

IACCGH Power Dialogue with Rep. Pete Olson

IACCGH Power Dialogue with Rep. Pete Olson

HOUSTON: The Indo American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston (IACCGH) continued its Power Dialogue series on Saturday, March 2 with the Board of Directors and select versatile group of business owners, professionals, and academicians at Aling’s Hakka with Congressman Pete Olson In his introductory remarks Executive Director Jagdip Ahluwalia explained the connection and the […]

GLUDES Launched to Stave Off a Dearth of Leadership

GLUDES Launched to Stave Off a Dearth of Leadership

BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA SUGAR LAND: As they left the Sweetwater Country Club, they clutched the crisp black and turquoise blue canvas briefcases they had been handed out and discussed the ideas they had just heard in the ballroom. Inside the briefcase was a copy of his second book – Roadmap to Success – by the […]

Raj Salhotra, Son of Indian Immigrants, Announces Run for Houston City Council

Raj Salhotra, Son of Indian Immigrants, Announces Run for Houston City Council

BY POOJA SALHOTRA When I entered Chapman & Kirby on Wednesday evening, it felt like high school all over again. I didn’t recognize many people, and upon introducing myself to anyone in the room, I was met with the same reaction: wide eyes, a broad grin and immediate reverence. Similar to when I was a […]

IACCGH Holds Dialogue with Congressman Dan Crenshaw

IACCGH Holds Dialogue with Congressman Dan Crenshaw

HOUSTON: The IACCGH recognizes that businesses thrive when policies at the State, Federal and International level are business friendly. The Chamber strives to provide access to those that influence and are responsible for policies that impact business and has since 2013 launched its Power Dialogue series. The first 2019 Power Dialogue was hosted on January […]

Couple in Yosemite Death Plunge were Intoxicated: Report

Couple in Yosemite Death Plunge were Intoxicated: Report

  Yosemite: A couple who died in October after falling from a popular scenic overlook at Yosemite National Park in California were intoxicated at the time, according to autopsy results. Vishnu Viswanath, 29, and his wife, Meenakshi Moorthy, 30, were found to have ethyl alcohol in their systems prior to falling 800 feet from Taft […]

Tulsi Gabbard Announces 2020 Run vs. Donald Trump

Tulsi Gabbard Announces 2020 Run vs. Donald Trump

Washington DC: Democrat Tulsi Gabbard announced on Friday that she would run for president in 2020, entering what is expected to be a crowded field of liberal contenders. “I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week,” the Hawaii congresswoman said on CNN in an interview that’s slated […]

US-India Business Council Hosts Reception in Honor of Shringla, Indian Ambassador to U.S.

US-India Business Council Hosts Reception in Honor of Shringla, Indian Ambassador  to U.S.

  Washington DC: On 15 January 2019, the United States-India Business Council (USIBC) hosted a welcome reception in honour of Shri Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Ambassador of India to the United States. Congressmen, senior US government officials, representatives of U.S. companies, industry associations and a cross-section of the media were present at the event. In his […]

AFC Asian Cup: Sunil Chhetri scores brace as India start campaign with 4-1 win over Thailand

AFC Asian Cup: Sunil Chhetri scores brace as India start campaign with 4-1 win over Thailand

ABU DHABI: Indian football’s goal machine Sunil Chhetri  struck a brace to help the country stunningly outplay Thailand 4-1 and record its first victory in the Asian Cup since 1964 on a historic night here on Sunday. Playing in his second Asian Cup and 105th match, Chhetri scored in the 27th (penalty) and 46th minutes […]

Malaysia’s king abdicates after two years on throne

Malaysia’s king abdicates after two years on throne

By Reuters KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s King Muhammad V abdicated on Sunday, the palace said, after two years on the throne, the first time a monarch has stepped down before completing their five-year tenure. The king’s resignation took effect immediately, the National Palace said in a statement. No reason was given and palace officials did not respond […]

Clock ticking, Naga talks stuck for long over issue of symbols

Clock ticking, Naga talks stuck for long over issue of symbols

By Sushant Singh NEW DELHI: As the tenure of the NDA government at the Centre nears completion, there is no progress on negotiations for a peace accord with Naga armed groups, with talks stuck for almost a year due to an intransigent position taken by the Naga side on ‘symbolic’ issues, such as a separate flag. […]

Rahul Gandhi, Nirmala Sitharaman clash over her claim on HAL

Rahul Gandhi, Nirmala Sitharaman clash over her claim on HAL

NEW DELHI: A Twitter war broke out on Sunday between Rahul Gandhi and  Nirmala Sitharaman  over a TOI report, with the Congress president claiming that she had lied to Parliament over orders placed with defence PSU HAL and the defence minister hitting back by furnishing contract records and advising him to read the full TOI article. Gandhi […]

Indian-origin police officer killed in California; suspect arrested

Indian-origin police officer killed in California; suspect arrested

NEW YORK: A man was arrested for allegedly killing an Indian-origin police officer in California’s Newman County, when he was planning to flee to his native Mexico, police said. The suspect, identified as 33-year-old Gustavo Perez Arriaga and living illegally, was arrested from a home in the Kern County, about 200 miles south from the […]

2-1 up in Australia Test series, Team India’s new year party gets going two days early

2-1 up in Australia Test series, Team India’s new year party gets going two days early

Amidst all the joyous chaos, Cheteshwar Pujara and Jasprit Bumrah, the chief protagonists of the 137-run victory over Australia in the third Test that took India 2-1 to the final game in Sydney, scrambled to collect souvenir stumps. MELBOURNE: When the decisive blow arrived — Ishant Sharma getting Nathan Lyon to top-edge a catch — the entire […]

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