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Kakkar Trio Brings the House Down with Their Power-packed Performance in Houston!

Kakkar Trio Brings the House Down with Their  Power-packed Performance in Houston!

By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: What is expected when the reigning queen of playback singing in Bollywood is accompanied by her super-talented siblings on stage? Nothing less than a power-packed, sensational and unforgettable evening, filled with some foot-tapping and mesmerizing music. This is precisely what happened on Friday, November 17, at the Arena Theatre, when Neha Kakkar was flanked by Tony […]

“Do Your Bit” Youth Group Leads Thanksgiving Lunch for Disabled

“Do Your Bit” Youth Group Leads Thanksgiving Lunch for Disabled

By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: Thanksgiving is a time for us to be grateful for all the blessings that we have in life. Indo-Americans found a welcoming home, when they immigrated to American several years and decades ago. At Thanksgiving, many Indo-Americans participate with charitable organizations to help the disabled and other challenged groups to celebrate […]

Club 24 Celebrates Holiday Season with Galveston Bay Dinner Cruise

Club 24 Celebrates Holiday Season with Galveston Bay Dinner Cruise

By Pramod Kulkarni KEMAH, TEXAS:  One of the star attractions on the Texas coast is a Galveston Bay dinner cruise. Club 24 Plus has now made the three-hour dinner cruise one of its annual events. Originally scheduled during the late fall, the event had to be postponed because of Hurricane Harvey. On Saturday, Nov. 18, […]

Mike & Rajni Jain Hold Fundraiser for Lt Gov Dan Patrick

Mike & Rajni Jain Hold Fundraiser for Lt Gov Dan Patrick

By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND:  With statewide elections almost a year away, many candidates have been on the fundraising trail to bolster finances before the crucial reporting periods. There is keen interest in two of the most prominent races for Governor and Lt. Governor, and the incumbents are courting all groups across the state. Towards […]

Sewa Responds to Indian Community’s Growing Needs in Houston .. Once Again!

Sewa Responds to Indian Community’s Growing Needs in Houston .. Once Again!

By Sachin Dabir HOUSTON: Hospitalization  death and bereavement in the family, medical emergencies, family counselling are the increasing but sparsely met needs of our growing community in USA. Recognizing this, Sewa International initiated a “Family Case Management Services” program in 2013 and has helped many families since then. However, demands for these services have been growing steadily and Sewa wanted to step up its […]

Southwestern National Bank Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Southwestern National Bank Celebrates 20th Anniversary

HOUSTON: Southwestern National Bank celebrated its 20th year anniversary with a celebration on Nov, 9, 2017. The Board of Directors and President/CEO, Gary Owens, welcomed guests who attended the anniversary celebration. Special guests included State Representative Gene Wu; a representative from Congressman Al Green’s office; Dawn Lin, Director of Overseas Chinese Affairs from the Consulate […]

Determined to Climb Kilimanjaro, Texans Make the Summit!

Determined to Climb Kilimanjaro, Texans Make the Summit!

By Dr. Kuldip Kaul HOUSTON:  This is a very inspiring story of a determined group of people of various professional backgrounds to climb Africa’s tallest peak; Kilimanjaro located in Tanzania, Africa. The real planning started about a year and a half ago with five people from the Clear Lake area who were later joined by […]

HMM’s Diwali Celebrations

HMM’s Diwali Celebrations

HOUSTON: Houston Maharashtra Mandal popularly known as HMM, a non-profit organization celebrated their annual Diwali event on Sunday, November 12 at the University of Houston, Student Center. This year’s Diwali celebration comprised of Traditional Faral, Art gallery, Magic show for kids and a Marathi 2-act play. It was a day of entertainment, camaraderie and joy […]

BAPS Temple Outside DC, in Chantilly, Serves Growing Devotees

BAPS Temple Outside DC, in Chantilly, Serves Growing Devotees

By Jawahar Malhotra CHANTILLY, VA: The Indian community is bustling in the environs of Washington, DC and nowhere more so than in the western suburbs of Fairfax, Chantilly, Centreville, Stone Ridge and Watson along an axis formed by the Lee Jackson Memorial Highway and then northward past Dulles International Airport in Sterling. In this quadrant […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Dhuli Moong Di Daal Da Halwa (Yellow Moong Daal Halwa)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Dhuli Moong Di Daal Da Halwa (Yellow Moong Daal Halwa)

With the advent of cold weather, it is the season for sweets, nuts and wonderful aromas like this recipe which can fill any dining table for the Thanksgiving feast.  Below is a reprint of Mama’s Dhuli Moong Di Daal Da Halwa recipe, which is a favorite sweet made and eaten in the winter months. It […]

Swag Se Swagat Song | Official Teaser | Salman Khan | Katrina Kaif

Swag Se Swagat Song | Official Teaser | Salman Khan | Katrina Kaif

Official Trailer: Bulbul | Divya Khosla Kumar | Shiv Pandit

Official Trailer: Bulbul | Divya Khosla Kumar | Shiv Pandit

 

Google India hits billion dollar sales mark

Google India hits billion dollar sales mark

The Indian unit of Google crossed the billion-dollar sales milestone in fiscal 2017, a year when the search engine’s local business grew at half the pace of the prior year. But its rival Facebook nearly doubled its revenues in the country indicating increasing preference by marketers to advertise on other social media platform beyond Google. Google India […]

India moves up one notch to 126 in GDP per capita rankings, shows IMF report

India moves up one notch to 126 in GDP per capita rankings, shows IMF report

India has moved up one position to 126th in terms of GDP per capita of countries. However, it is still ranked lower than all its BRICS peers, while Qatar remains the world’s richest on this parameter, as per International Monetary Fund data. The data, which forms part of the latest World Economic Outlook report of the […]

NRIs, PIOs don’t need to link bank a/c, PAN with Aadhaar: UIDAI

NRIs, PIOs don’t need to link bank a/c, PAN with Aadhaar: UIDAI

NEW DELHI: NRIs and PIOs are not required to link bank accounts and other services with Aadhaar, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) said on Friday, while instructing various implementation agencies to work out a mechanism to verify the status of such individuals. It said the Prevention of Money laundering Rules 2017 and the Income Tax Act […]

Indian-origin cricketer found guilty of indecent exposure

Indian-origin cricketer found guilty of indecent exposure

LONDON: An Indian-origin cricketer in the UK has been found guilty of indecently exposing himself to two women on a housing estate in the East Midlands region. Shiv Thakor, an all-rounder with the Derbyshire County Cricket Club and a former England captain of the Under-19 team, was labelled as “Shifty Shiv” by one of the victims after […]

Chennai-born Shefali now Seattle deputy mayor

Chennai-born Shefali now Seattle deputy mayor

CHENNAI: Having already gained kudos as a policy wonk in the field of transportation, 38-year-old Shefali Ranganathan of Chennai has now achieved another distinction. She has been named deputy mayor of the US city of Seattle. Ranganathan was selected by mayor-elect Jenny Durkan to head her transition team, along with two others. She is the executive director […]

Aksar 2 Movie Review

Aksar 2 Movie Review

AKSAR 2 STORY: Sheena Roy is hired as a governess for Madame Khambatta, a wealthy seventy-year-old lady, by her trusted investment banker. The plot thickens and the real motive of each character is revealed when the investment banker forces Sheena to indulge in a sexual relationship with him.  AKSAR 2 REVIEW: Aksar 2 starts on the right […]

Shaadi Abhi Baaki Hai Movie Review

Shaadi Abhi Baaki Hai Movie Review

STORY: Two young people from contrasting social strata fall head-over-heels in love with one another and mutually decide to tie the knot. But, the negative entities in their lives have chalked out an evil plan to separate them. REVIEW: All hell breaks loose when a foreign-return rich girl Jugnu (Mansi Dovhal) gets into a steady relationship with […]

Tumhari Sulu Movie Review

Tumhari Sulu Movie Review

TUMHARI SULU STORY: A happy-go-lucky Mumbai suburban housewife Sulochana, fondly known as Sulu, lands the role of a night RJ, resulting in drastic changes to her routine life. TUMHARI SULU REVIEW: There’s a been a recent spate of Bollywood movies devoid of its typical glamorous sheen with a focus on the lives of middle-class suburban Indian households. […]

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