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Pondi Café Now Open at Asia Society Texas Center

Pondi Café Now Open  at Asia Society Texas Center

HOUSTON: Visitors to Asia Society Texas in the heart of the Houston Museum District are now greeted by the enticing aromas of India-inspired cuisine from Pondi, Pondicheri’s little sister. Pondi is open for extended lunch hours Tuesday-Sunday with a vibrant and innovative menu featuring everything from Butter Chicken to Saffron Shrimp Salad and Bombay Benedict. […]

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 […]

Inaugural Houston India Conference Focuses on ‘Make in India’ Inside Story

Inaugural Houston India Conference Focuses on ‘Make in India’ Inside Story

By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: Every public policy has an inside story. The inaugural Houston India Conference (HIC) at the Asia Society Texas Center on Friday, March 24, provided an economic and political backdrop behind India’s ‘Make in India’ campaign. The policy insights were provided by leading Indian journalists, Indian and US government officials, and academic […]

Asia Society Kicks Off 2017 Tiger Ball at CGI’s Residence

Asia Society Kicks Off 2017 Tiger Ball at CGI’s Residence

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: You couldn’t have asked for a more festive season to kickoff the preparations for the annual Tiger Ball held by the Asia Society and a cozier venue to hold the event than the residence of the Indian Consul General Anupam Ray off Chimney Rock north of Woodway. The downstairs rooms had […]

Record Attendance at Tiger Ball 2016: Asia Society Texas Center’s Major Fundraiser brings in more than $1 Million

Record Attendance at Tiger Ball 2016: Asia Society Texas Center’s Major Fundraiser brings in more than $1 Million

HOUSTON: Houston’s global community, including the crème de la crème of the bayou city’s business, political and society circles, gathered Wednesday evening (March 9) for Asia Society Texas Center’s Tiger Ball 2016, celebrating contemporary Korea. A record crowd of more than 700 guests strolled into the grand Chevron Gala Pavilion, named for the event’s presenting […]

Asia Society Names Pratham Co-Founder Madhav Chavan 2014 Asia Game Changer

Asia Society Names Pratham Co-Founder Madhav Chavan 2014 Asia Game Changer

HOUSTON: Dr. Madhav Chavan, co-founder of Pratham, was recognized for bringing the gift of literacy to millions of Indians by the Asia Society at the United Nations in New York City on October 16. Chavan has empowered millions of children across India through his organization, whose mission is to have every child in school and […]

Asia Society Invites: Sri-Lankan Minister of National Languages and Social Integration

Asia Society Invites: Sri-Lankan Minister of National Languages and Social Integration

HOUSTON: At the invitation of the Asia Society of Houston, Sri-Lankan Minister of National Languages and Social Integration, Vasudeva Nanayakkara, will deliver a speech, ‘Road Map to Healing and Reconciliation in Sri-Lanka’, at the Asia Society’s auditorium in Houston at 7:00 pm on October 8.  Dr. Bandula Wijay, the Honorary Consul General for Sri-Lanka in […]

Club 24 Members Receive an Upclose and Personal Tour of Asia Society Building

Club 24 Members Receive an Upclose and Personal Tour of Asia Society Building

By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: The Asia Society building was at its sparkling best on Sunday, August 26 afternoon. The reflection pool off the second floor of the building was flowing gently with wisps of water vapor rising across the balcony. About 60 Club 24 members and their guests gathered at the balcony and enjoyed hors […]

Asia Society Launches New Home with Colorfully Diverse and Dazzling Tiger Ball

Asia Society Launches New Home with Colorfully Diverse and Dazzling Tiger Ball

By Kalyani Giri HOUSTON: The mist rose ethereally from an elevated water garden, lending an almost otherworldly mysticism to Asia Society Texas Center’s (ASTC) new abode on Southmore in the museum district. Silhouetted against the gloaming city skyline, the 40,000 square foot building, a magnificent and strikingly timeless creation of Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi, was […]

Asia Society’s Beautiful New Home Unveiled in Grand Four-Day Celebratory Soiree

Asia Society’s Beautiful New Home Unveiled in Grand Four-Day Celebratory Soiree

By Kalyani Giri HOUSTON: There’s hardly been as much anticipation and excitement generated in the recent history of this city as much as that leading up to the opening of Asia Society Texas Center’s (ASTC) spanking new abode in the heart of the museum district. The $48.4 million, 40,000 square-foot, stylish contemporary edifice designed by […]