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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 […]

Gitesh Desai Receives Pravasi Bharatiya Samman

Gitesh Desai Receives Pravasi Bharatiya Samman

BY MANU SHAH VARANASI: Gitesh Desai was reading an email from India’s Ministry of External Affairs but before the words could sink in, he got a call from Houston’s Consul General Dr. Anupam Ray congratulating him. Desai was one of the 28 Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awardees of 2019. The normally eloquent Desai says he was […]

Sewa International Gets Major Disaster Relief Grant

Sewa International Gets Major Disaster Relief Grant

HOUSTON: Sewa International has been awarded a $397,590 grant by the Greater Houston Community Foundation (GHCF) in its second round of grants announced today. GHCF, which has raised more than $80 million for the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, had strict criteria in evaluating grant proposals, and a very quick  seven-day grant announcement  to grant submission […]

Houstonians Show their Choice of Charity at SEWA’s Annual Fundraising Gala

Houstonians Show their Choice of Charity at SEWA’s Annual Fundraising Gala

HOUSTON: Sewa International’s Houston Chapter hosted its 2017 Annual Fundraising Gala on Sunday, November 5, at Stafford Center. More than 550 people attended the gala making it a sold-out event. The team revisited some traditions while opening doors to the new ideas. Youth volunteers were invited for lighting the lamp thus making new generation part […]

Satyal Puts a Comedic Spin on 60 years of American Pop Music

Satyal Puts a Comedic Spin on 60 years of American Pop Music

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: From the moment he jumped on the stage, he was wired and in his groove, talking a mile a minute, every sentence containing a burst of humor that made the audience break out in a laugh. Thin, in a light blue suit with matching thin tie, his eyebrows thick and dense, […]

Gitesh Desai Takes Over as Sewa International (Houston chapter) President

Gitesh Desai Takes Over as Sewa International (Houston chapter) President

HOUSTON: Sewa International Houston chapter is abuzz with new vigour and enthusiasm these days as it welcomes its new president, Gitesh Desai. He replaces Sarojini Gupta, who was Sewa Houston’s President for the past three years. Under Sarojini Gupta’s tenure Sewa International Houston chapter grew from strength to strength and now the baton has been […]

Gitesh Desai Appointed to the General Appeals Board

Gitesh Desai Appointed to the General Appeals Board

HOUSTON: On Wednesday, November 19, Houston City Council voted unanimously to confirm Mayor Annise Parker’s appointment of Gitesh Desai to the General Appeals Board, for a term to expire January 2, 2017. “I’m looking forward to this position. It matches my background and my experience and education.” Desai said after his appointment was approved. Council […]