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Ekal Houston Gala Raises $1.5 Million

Ekal Houston Gala Raises $1.5 Million

SUGAR LAND: Ekal Vidyalaya’s Houston Chapter held its fundraising Gala at Sugarland Marriott, Saturday, October 6, 2018.  This Gala was our first crack at it and the volunteers, charitable donors, and especially the young generation made it a roaring success, in terms of the attendance, donations and commitments made. The event was attended by over […]

Record Attendance at the Season’s First Durga Puja at Vedanta Society

Record Attendance at the Season’s First Durga Puja at Vedanta Society

By Sanchali Basu HOUSTON: The pleasant, breezy, sunny weather prompted devotees to come out in throngs to attend the Vedanta Society of Greater Houston (VSGH) Durga Puja on October 13. The weather was just picture perfect to usher in Maa Durga with her children to Houston. VSGH takes pride in celebrating Durga Puja with immense […]

IACF’s 30 Years of Benevolence & Still Counting!

IACF’s 30 Years of Benevolence & Still Counting!

By Vanshika Vipin Varma STAFFORD: For the past 30 years IACF (Indo-American Charity Foundation) has appealed to the philanthropic spirit of the Indo American community in Houston to address needs in the areas of Education, Family, General Welfare and Healthcare in the metro Houston area. “We live here, We give here” is their motto, and […]

India House-SOS Hold Third “Life After” Series on Demystifying Estate Planning

India House-SOS Hold Third “Life After” Series on Demystifying Estate Planning

By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: After emigrating to the United States, many of us are so focused on getting a graduate education and building a career that we  often lose sight of what comes after retirement and life after the loss of a spouse. To address these concerns, SOS (Share Our Secrets) Outreach, in a strategic […]

1000 Lights for Peace, 149th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi

1000 Lights for Peace, 149th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi

HOUSTON: Let the lighting of lamps for peace be not an empty gesture, but light the lamp in your heart with courage and oil of love, said Dr. Sita Kapadia, a Gandhian, at the “1000 lights for peace” event celebrating Gandhi Jayanthi at Miller Outdoor Theater in Hermann Park, Houston on Sunday. Dr. Kapadia, emeritus […]

Building a Stronger Relationship Between Houston & India

Building a Stronger Relationship Between Houston & India

By Ana Rojas Bastidas HOUSTON: A very special dinner was held on September 28, at the Consulate General of India for a Vibrant Gujarat delegation. It was put together in partnership with TiE Houston and the Indo American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston. Jagdip Ahluwalia welcomed a prestigious group of entrepreneurs and community leaders […]

Supremely Magnificent Suvasini Puja at the MTS Navarathri Celebrations

Supremely Magnificent Suvasini Puja at the MTS Navarathri Celebrations

By MK Sriram PEARLAND: Sri Meenakshi Temple, reputed to be the most authentic temple in southern United States, is celebrating the Navarathri festival in a very grand manner.  This is the nine-day festival that occurs twice a year, once in spring and the other in fall called the Sarada Navarathri, which this year is celebrated […]

Navratri Celebrations @ The Gauri Siddhivinayak Temple

Navratri Celebrations @ The Gauri Siddhivinayak Temple

HOUSTON: Navratri, (nine nights) is a major festival held in honor of the divine feminine. Navratri occurs over 9 days during the month of Ashvin, or Ashvina (in the Gregorian calendar, usually September–October). It often ends with the Dussehra (also called Vijayadashami) celebration on the 10th day. In some parts of India, Dussehra is considered […]

Pashupatinath Deities Make Dusserah Celebration Even More Special

Pashupatinath Deities Make Dusserah Celebration Even More Special

By Jawahar Malhotra RICHMOND, TX: The small but growing Nepalese community in the Metroplex marked an important milestone in its spiritual existence with the installation of three major deities in the newly expanded Pashupatinath Temple in far southwest Fort Bend County this past weekend. The event coincided with the celebration of Dashain, the longest and […]

Sanskar Hosts Superhit Marathi Natak “Welcome Jindagi” in Houston

Sanskar Hosts Superhit Marathi Natak “Welcome Jindagi” in Houston

By Ravi Ozarker HOUSTON: Life is beautiful.  It is not to be lived in tears.  Laughter and joy is the medicine and this is what we need to give to others.  You do not want to die when you live life but you have to welcome life hence the name “Welcome Jindagi”.  Dr. Girish Oak, […]

Best in Class Education Shares Ways to Turn Halloween into a Learning Opportunity

Best in Class Education Shares Ways to Turn Halloween into a Learning Opportunity

With Halloween right around the corner, parents can utilize this holiday as a fun learning opportunity with their children. Best in Class Education Center, which helps K-12 students succeed academically through customized educational programs, shared ways that parents can turn Halloween into a day that extends beyond candy by building valuable educational lessons into the […]

Sanjay Sharma, Maggie Budzien Tie the Knot

Sanjay Sharma, Maggie Budzien Tie the Knot

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: The summer of 2016 had been brutal as he trained for the Ironman competition and after all the workouts, one evening he was introduced through mutual friends to an attractive woman. They soon discovered that they had a common interest in the outdoors; she into baseball and photography and he into […]

KPL 2018, 7th Anniversary Celebrations!

KPL 2018, 7th Anniversary Celebrations!

HOUSTON: KPL 2018 was on of the largest sporting event in USA hosting 43 multi state teams, 420 players, 100+ volunteers, 1000+ spectators and 50 Corporate sponsors, conducted in Houston Sportsplex on Oct 5th and 6th. Friday evening kicked off with a KPL Inaugural Ceremony, which was truly a spectacular event and was conducted on par with most […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes – Sabudana di Kheer (TAPIOCA PUDDING)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes – Sabudana di Kheer  (TAPIOCA PUDDING)

During the days of Navratri and just preceding Dusserah, the truly devout emulate the types of foods that Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshman ate while they were in exile. They had vowed to eat only foods grown in the forest, fruits, honey. Sabudana (large grain or pearl tapioca) is one such food and this recipe […]

SAJAN BADE SENTI Song | Badhaai Ho | Ayushmann K | Sanya M | Dev N | Harjot K | Kaushik-Akash-Guddu

SAJAN BADE SENTI Song | Badhaai Ho | Ayushmann K | Sanya M | Dev N | Harjot K | Kaushik-Akash-Guddu

Billionaire | Yo Yo Honey Singh | Baazaar | Saif Ali Khan, Rohan Mehra, Elli, Radhika, Chitrangda

Billionaire | Yo Yo Honey Singh | Baazaar | Saif Ali Khan, Rohan Mehra, Elli, Radhika, Chitrangda

Tumbbad | Official Trailer 2018 | Sohum Shah | Aanand L Rai | In Cinemas Now

Tumbbad | Official Trailer 2018 | Sohum Shah | Aanand L Rai | In Cinemas Now

‘Not Hindu’, scientist booted from US garba event

‘Not Hindu’, scientist booted from US garba event

VADODARA: A renowned astrophysicist from Vadodara who is now settled in US has alleged that he, along with his three friends, was thrown out from a garba venue in Atlanta on Friday by the organisers because their surnames “didn’t appear to be Hindu”. Karan Jani (29), who in 2016 had made it to the Laser […]

Malaika Arora on Sajid Khan being accused of sexual harassment: It’s sad and heartbreaking

Malaika Arora on Sajid Khan being accused of sexual harassment: It’s sad and heartbreaking

By Sana Farzeen  MUMBAI: At the launch of India’s Got Talent 8, Malaika Arora sat down for a group interaction with journalists. Apart from hailing the talent that has come on the show, the model-actor also shed light on the #MeToo movement. Malaika said, “I am really glad that women are getting the courage to speak up. Also, […]

Practical Steps to a Peaceful Mind – Basis of Happiness

Practical Steps to a Peaceful Mind – Basis of Happiness

By Dr Partap Chauhan I have travelled all over the world. The only thing that is common in all humans, across the globe is that they all want to be happy. I have not met anyone who wants to be sad. We all want to be happy, but the question is how do we become happy? […]

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