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DAV Montessori School: Annual Day Celebrations

DAV Montessori School: Annual Day Celebrations

HOUSTON: Sunday, May 20 was the 18th Annual Day of the DAV Montessori & Elementary School (DAVMS), the flagship of Arya Samaj Houston. Dev Mahajan and Shekhar Agrawal are legitimately proud of planting the seed of the school, unique in North America. This was the second batch of 5th graders to graduate. The morning started with the […]

Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital Announce New Chief Executive Officer

Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital Announce New Chief Executive Officer

HOUSTON: Memorial Hermann Health System has named Malisha Patel, FACHE, as the new Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Hermann Southwest and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospitals, effective Aug. 1. “As Vice President of Operations, Malisha has contributed significantly to the success and growth of Memorial Hermann Sugar Land and Memorial Hermann […]

An Evening Among the Stars of Pratham USA

An Evening Among the Stars of Pratham USA

SUGAR LAND: One majestic, Rajasthani-style home, in Sugar Land, TX was buzzing with excitement on May 11, as about 100 guests came together to show their support for Pratham, one of the largest NGOs dedicated to ending child illiteracy in India. Himadri and Harish Katharani hosted a VIP reception at their home the evening before […]

A Decade of Mentoring People Reveals One Secret: Share!

A Decade of Mentoring People Reveals One Secret: Share!

Click here to see Outreach Events Photo Collage Click here to see 10th Anniversary Photo Collage By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: The grand hall of the River Oaks Country Club, at the summit of River Oaks Boulevard epitomizes the journey of many of those from the Bayou City who have worked hard to reach the zenith […]

Awards and Recognitions Galore for Sewa International

Awards and Recognitions Galore for Sewa International

HOUSTON:  The Houston Chapter of Sewa International received the  prestigious Global Seven (G7) Award given by the Houston International Trade Development Council (HITDC) in the category of “Outstanding Nonprofit Organization”. The award was given at HITDC’s Fifth Annual Gala at the Ballroom at Bayou Place in downtown Houston on Friday, May 25. Gitesh Desai (Sewa’s Houston Chapter President) received the Congratulatory […]

YLDP: On the Path of Leadership

YLDP: On the Path of Leadership

By Neil Raguthu HOUSTON: During the Youth Leadership Development Program, I began the journey to become a future leader and learned during the multiple session what it means to be a leader. It takes the ability to promote teamwork, to face failure, and sacrifice for the betterment of others. Being a leader isn’t about improving […]

A Record $2.8 Million Raised by Pratham Houston to Curb Child-illiteracy in India!

A Record $2.8 Million Raised by Pratham Houston  to Curb Child-illiteracy in India!

Click here to see Photo Collage By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: Houston participated in one of its most resplendent events, the Pratham Houston Gala 2018 held on Saturday, May 12 at the spectacular Hilton Americas in Downtown Houston. One of the premier events of the local Indian – American social calendar, the gala celebration, attended […]

Sri Kulkarni Leads Indo-American Candidates with a Landslide Runoff Win

Sri Kulkarni Leads Indo-American Candidates with a Landslide Runoff Win

By Pramod Kulkarni SUGAR LAND: At about 9:40 pm on Tuesday, May 22 night, Sri Preston Kulkarni was in the middle of a speech thanking his volunteers for their dedication to the campaign in the packed party room at Club Louie in Town Center when Campaign Manager Karim Farista showed the screen of his phone. […]

Santa Fe Shooting Victim’s Body Returned Home to Karachi after Houston Funeral

Santa Fe Shooting Victim’s Body Returned Home to Karachi after Houston Funeral

HOUSTON: Sabika Sheikh, a 17-year-old Pakistani scholar participating in the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) student exchange program from Karachi, was one of the ten people killed when a teenage classmate, armed with a shotgun and a revolver, opened fire in Santa Fe High School on May 18, about 38 miles south of Houston. […]

Arya Samaj of Greater Houston, DAVSS and AYM Youth Celebrate Annual Day

Arya Samaj of Greater Houston, DAVSS and AYM Youth Celebrate Annual Day

HOUSTON: Sunday, May 13 morning was filled with sheer joy for 125 children of the Sanskriti School, managed by Arya Samaj Houston. It was their Annual Day that was eagerly awaited, preceded by their strenuous practice. Their elders in the Arya Youth Mandal (AYM) were in attendance to bid farewell to seven graduating seniors, about […]

Michael Wood Explores Akbar’s Vision and Justice at Asia Society

Michael Wood Explores Akbar’s Vision and Justice at Asia Society

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: For those who are familiar with Michael Wood on the series The Story of India, his talk at the Asia Society last Tuesday, May 8 was a fascinating continuation of the narrative, albeit delving into the minute details of life at the beginning of the Mughal Empire in the mid-16th century. […]

FIS Partners with Houston Public Library to Celebrate Indo-American Heritage Day

FIS Partners with Houston Public Library to Celebrate Indo-American Heritage Day

  HOUSTON: The Indo-American community gathered on Saturday, May 12 afternoon at the Jungman Neighborhood Library to celebrate their culture. The event, which showcased the art, food, culture and spirit of the Indian subcontinent, was presented by the Houston Public Library (HPL) in partnership with the Foundation for India Studies (FIS).  The keynote speaker was NASA astronaut […]

Dr. Atul Varadhachary: Bringing Medical Innovations to Life

Dr. Atul Varadhachary:  Bringing Medical Innovations to Life

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: Fannin Innovation Studio’s Managing Director Dr. Atul Varadhachary explains why he has “the best job in the world.” He says he gets to work with brilliant people who are figuring out a way to use medical research to save patient lives. This, he adds, was an important piece in his decision […]

Seva Clinic Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Seva Clinic Celebrates One Year Anniversary

By Dr. S.G. Appan  PEARLAND: Seva Clinic, a charity medical clinic serving the uninsured and under insured patients in the Pearland area has completed the one-year milestone and had a celebration attended by many officials and over 100 enthusiastic supporters on May19. Seva clinic has seen over 1000 patients in the first year and is […]

Paani Poori Productions Present Zakir Khan for the First Time in Houston

Paani Poori Productions Present Zakir Khan for the First Time in Houston

  HOUSTON: ‘Zakir Khan’ also known as Sakht Launda is one of the brightest Indian stand-up comedian, writer and presenter. AIB founder Tanmay Bhat describes Zakir as “The biggest stand-up comedy act in India. Period”. One of the few comedians to consistently sell out venues across the country with his hard-to-resist Zakir’s phenomenal rise as one of the […]

UH Business Professor Saleha Khumawala Selected as Piper Professor

UH Business Professor Saleha Khumawala Selected as Piper Professor

HOUSTON: Saleha Khumawala, Robert Grinaker Professor of Accounting at the University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business, has been selected as a Piper Professor for superior teaching at the college level in Texas. Khumawala is just the 12th UH faculty member to receive the prestigious honor in the award’s 60-year history. The Minnie […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Cheese da Parantha (Grated Cheese Parantha)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Cheese da Parantha (Grated Cheese Parantha)

When mama’s great-grandkids visited her and asked for them, it was clear how delicious the Cheese Parantha can be! So here is a reprint of Mama’s Cheese da Parantha recipe which are surely a favorite of kids and grown-ups alike. It is reprinted with some additional information and directions. Plain Punjabi paranthas (crispy flat bread) […]

Up For A Cause, Up For Saving A Mother!

Up For A Cause, Up For Saving A Mother!

Click here to see Photo Collage By Vanshika Vipin Varma SUGAR LAND: Women die every hour in India from complications developed during childbirth. The maternal mortality rate (MMR) in India is the highest in the world and most of these women succumb to heavy blood loss. The key to the progress of a country lies in […]

Bayou City Shows its Big Heart for Children’s Rights in India

Bayou City Shows its Big Heart for Children’s Rights in India

Click here to see Photo Collage By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND: The evening was equal parts playful and high-stakes finance, which was just appropriate for an event that was to benefit underprivileged and often abused or neglected kids in India. After all, the funds that would be gathered in the fundraiser gala in Houston on […]

Sharman Joshi Charms Houston, Play Presented By Star Promotions

Sharman Joshi Charms Houston, Play Presented By Star Promotions

By Vanshika Vipin Varma STAFFORD: Comedy and play lovers in Houston were in for a special treat on Friday, May 11 at the Stafford Civic Center for the famous play- Raju Raja Ram Aur Main. If playing a double-role on screen is perceived as a complex task, we can imagine how demanding it must be to juggle between […]

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