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Arts Organizations at Houston Arts Alliance Reception

Arts Organizations at Houston Arts Alliance Reception

HOUSTON: Two of our Indo American arts organizations were represented  at a reception organized by the Houston Arts Alliance at the Wortham Center downtown on Monday, February 29. Several Board members of Samskriti and Classical Arts Society of Houston were on hand at the reception hosted by the five arts districts of Houston to welcome the newly elected Mayor of the […]

Ragamalika

Ragamalika

By Mahesh Iyer HOUSTON: The Ragamalika musical dance/drama, presented by Bharathi Kalai Manram (BKM), evoked an enthusiastic response from Houston’s very talented and knowledgeable audience. Directed by Krishna Sankar of Kalalaya Productions, this one-of-a-kind event was a fundraiser for “Naomi’s House”, (http://www.thenaomishouse.global)  a transitional home for victims of domestic violence and women that are incarcerated. The production […]

Maha ShivRatri Celebrated with Devotion and Fervor in Houston

Maha ShivRatri Celebrated with Devotion and Fervor in Houston

HOUSTON: Thousands of devotee’s gathered on March 7, Monday to celebrate Shivratri at the Sanatan Shiv Shakti Temple located at 6640 Harwin. Maha Shivratri is celebrated around the world and has many symbolisms and stories attached to it. Among householders, it is considered the night when Shiva married Parvati. Among the ambitious, Shiva is said […]

Women & Finance

Women & Finance

HOUSTON: In lieu of celebrating International Women’s Day 2016, an exclusive Seminar of WOMEN & FINANCE was held for the ladies of the Bhakta Samaj of Houston. Ina C. Patel an agent from New York Life Insurance Company (Houston) conducted a 3 hour Seminar at Mayuri Indian Restaurant on March 6. The Seminar focused on […]

Tax Issues at IACCGH Seminar: Part II

Tax Issues at IACCGH Seminar: Part II

By Manu Shah HOUTON: On February 28, an informative tax seminar was organized by the Indo American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston at India House. The speakers were renowned CPAs’ and tax consultants who touched on various topics that affect the tax payer including the significant IRS regulation that required US citizens or Green […]

C@deFest 2.1

C@deFest 2.1

HOUSTON: High School Students.  Houston Community College Students.  Small Business Owners. They all came to the /C@deFest// 2.1 event hosted jointly by IIT Alumni of Greater Houston (IITAGH) and the Houston Community College (HCC) at the HCC Missouri City Campus on Feb. 27, from 9:30am to 3:30pm. Anand Chauhan, an IIT Madras graduate who taught […]

Masala Radio’s Houston Holi: Bura Na Mano, Holi Hai!

Masala Radio’s Houston Holi: Bura Na Mano, Holi Hai!

By Preanka Desai HOUSTON: For eight years in a row Masala Radio has brought this large-scale Festival of Colors to the Greater Houston area and this ninth year promises to be even more colorful and entertaining than ever.  Arguably one the largest Holi festivals in the United States and possibly in the world, Houston Farm […]

Interfaith Program Through Music for Sri Ramakrishna’s Birthday & New Resident Swami at VSGH

Interfaith Program Through Music for Sri Ramakrishna’s Birthday & New Resident Swami at VSGH

By Sanchali Basu HOUSTON: Five years ago, with great hope and sky – high dreams, Vedanta Society of Greater Houston, VSGH, sent a petition to the Headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math, to affiliate VSGH as a Belur Math Center.  The prayers of the VSGH devotees have finally been heard and their dreams are about to […]

Here’s to Healthy Travels Ahead…

Here’s to Healthy Travels Ahead…

By now, you’ve probably heard the news about the recent Zika virus outbreak. Below we will give you some solid information about how the travel industry is responding and where you can go to get the best information. The best defense is the best information. Here’s a brief rundown of what we know, where you […]

CRY America Calls for Support to Make Children’s Dreams a Reality

CRY America Calls for Support to Make Children’s Dreams a Reality

HOUSTON: CRY- Child Rights and You America Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization that works to restore the rights of underprivileged children, especially in India, hosted its first annual benefit dinner “Spread the Love” on February 28, at the Stafford Civic Center, Stafford.  The dinner committee included Dr. Tina Pariani, Ruchika Dias, Pavan Lakku, Huralain Kothari, […]

Community Learns About Various Tax Issues at IACCGH Seminar

Community Learns About Various Tax Issues at IACCGH Seminar

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: IACCGH’s Outreach Program – a tax seminar designed to educate the community on various tax issues, attracted many members of the Indo American community on February 28, at India House. CPA Ajit Thakur moderated the presentations. He highlighted three issues that were of growing concern – identity theft, tax reporting of […]

Career Insights on Business and Technology Consulting

Career Insights on Business and Technology Consulting

HOUSTON: IITAGH co-hosted a panel discussion on Business and Technology Consulting with the Rice Indo American Business Club. The event was held at Rice University, Jones Graduate Business School on Saturday, Feb 27, from 2pm to 4:30pm. Between the three panelists: Rama Manne (Partner at Infosys), Amit Bhandari (Associate Partner at IBM) and Shyam Chulki […]

Texas A&M University School of Law Distinguished Speaker Series

Texas A&M University School of Law Distinguished Speaker Series

FORT WORTH:Harish Parvathaneni, Consul General of India in Houston attended as Keynote Speaker at the Center for Law and Intellectual Property Distinguished Speaker Series followed by a Panel Discussion co-hosted by Texas A&M University School of Law and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Wednesday, February 24, at Texas A&M School of Law, Fort Worth, […]

Ashok Garg Felicitated for Leading the Chamber in 2015

Ashok Garg Felicitated for Leading the Chamber in 2015

IACCGH thanks Past President Ashok Garg for an extraordinary year of leading the Chamber and elevating it to greater heights. His vision, innovative approach and commitment to the Chamber’s mission of promoting economic growth in the Greater Houston region made 2015 a banner year for IACCGH.

Masi Magam Celebrations at Sri Meenakshi Temple

Masi Magam Celebrations  at Sri Meenakshi Temple

By M.K.Sriram PEARLAND: Masi Magam, a special event for Lord Murugan was celebrated by Sri Meenakshi Temple on Feb 22.  This auspicious day usually falls on the Magam nakshathra of the Tamil month Masa (Generally Feb 15 – March 15). This year’s event had more significance because it coincides with Maha Magam festival celebrated once […]

Indo-American Heritage Day Celebration: March 26

Indo-American Heritage Day Celebration: March 26

HOUSTON: The preservation and promulgation of a community’s history are important aspects of a civilization. Through a decade long community service, the Foundation for India Studies (FIS) has accomplished a remarkable series of projects to enrich the understanding of India’s contributions to the world as well as to the understanding of the role of the […]

Ramayana Navaham by Disciple of HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji and Namadwaar Anniversary Celebrations

Ramayana Navaham by Disciple of HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji and Namadwaar Anniversary Celebrations

MANVEL: Sri Poornimaji, an excellent speaker and disciple of HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji, will visit Houston in March. She will present a 9-day discourse series in English on Srimad Ramayanam from Saturday March 12 to Sunday March 20 at Houston Namadwaar prayer house in the Pearland area, at 6:30 pm every evening. Sri Poornimaji […]

Hypnotherapy: A Powerful Tool for Human Well Being and Health Care

Hypnotherapy: A Powerful Tool for Human Well Being and Health Care

HOUSTON: Hypnotherapy…the moment we hear this word, our mind immediately connects it to HYPNOSIS; which brings images of stage shows, magic and then the fear of being controlled. Perhaps, there is no other word which induces awe, curiosity, excitement, and fear all at the same time. Hypnosis and hypnotherapy is a science involving the human […]

SoS Hosts Legal Panel to Cross Court Room Barriers, Make Personal Links

SoS Hosts Legal Panel to Cross Court Room Barriers, Make Personal Links

By Kristi Rangel Houston: As a part of its Speakers Series, the Share Our Secrets (SoS) Program hosted a unique Judge and Lawyer Day designed to break down the walls of the court room by allowing its members to make personal connections with some of Houston’s top legal professionals. Share Our Secrets (SoS) is an […]

2nd Annual “University of Houston Day” at India House

2nd Annual “University of Houston Day” at India House

HOUSTON: On Wednesday, February 17, as the sun was setting down, India House started buzzing with dozens of enthusiastic youngsters, most of them with parents or other family members, to attend this very important day to figure out how to navigate towards their future career. Together, India House and University of Houston, under the leadership […]