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Sunny Day Brings Out Many to Celebrate India’s Republic Day

Sunny Day Brings Out Many to Celebrate India’s Republic Day

STAFFORD: Blessed with warm temperatures and sunny skies, a stream of people came through the Stafford Civic Centre all afternoon long, till the late evening to participate in the first large community-wide event of the year, India’s Republic Day celebration. One of its two flagship events, the India Culture Center once again held the celebration […]

ICC Elections Express Confidence in Previous Executive Team

ICC Elections Express Confidence in Previous Executive Team

HOUSTON: Just over a month ago, the India Culture Center held its annual Board elections and on in a follow-up round of elections on Sunday, January 6, in India House, the new Executive Committee and three more Trustees were voted in unanimously. Outside, on a crisp, sunny day, the grounds of the center were filled […]

New ICC Board Elections Mark the Start of a New Year of Events

New ICC Board Elections Mark the Start of a New Year of Events

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: As the year comes to an end, another ritual of the closing month drew the members of the India Culture Center together to hold its annual elections this past Sunday, December 2 at India House. Outside, on a crisp, sunny day, the grounds of the center off West Bellfort were filled […]

“Jai Shri Krishna” A Ballet in Hindi for the Faithful

“Jai Shri Krishna” A Ballet in Hindi for the Faithful

By Dr. Sarita Mehta HOUSTON: The Mega stage show, “Jai Shri Krishna, A Dance Ballet” in Hindi was presented on the stage by Kanu Chauhan of Rajsun Megastar Ent. Manpasand in association with Manoranjan Inc., the Gujarati Samaj of Houston, India Culture Center, VPSS Haveli, LPSH and Shiv Shakti Mandir, at the VPSS Haveli, on […]

ICC Republic Day Program Falls Short on Attendance

ICC Republic Day Program Falls Short on Attendance

Click here for Collage By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: The lingering effects of the ice storm, cold and rainy weather and people down with the raging flu virus were some of the reasons that affected the low turnout for the 69th Indian Republic Day celebrations that the India Culture Center held last Saturday afternoon, January 20 […]

New 2018 Executive Committee, Trustees for ICC

New 2018 Executive Committee, Trustees for ICC

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: A month after it held elections for new Directors, the India Culture Center held its follow up election for the Executive Committee for 2018 on Sunday, January 7, at India House. And once again, in the same manner as the previous election, things went smoothly as nominations were made and votes […]

ICC Votes in Eight Directors, Executive Committee Elections Jan 7

ICC Votes in Eight Directors,  Executive Committee Elections Jan 7

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: If all elections could be this amicable, there certainly wouldn’t be much to argue about and things could go much more smoothly! As a member of the Election Committee for the India Culture Center, I had the duty of fielding all the nominations and ensuring there were no mistakes in that […]

Manoranjan & VPSS Haveli Raise Harvey Funds via “Sathi Hath Badhana”

Manoranjan & VPSS Haveli Raise Harvey Funds via “Sathi Hath Badhana”

HOUSTON: Manoranjan Inc. and VPSS Haveli joined hands to raise funds for the first responders of our community with an entertainment program on Sunday, October 29. Titled “Sathi Hath Badhana” (Together, We Will Move Forward) raised funds for first responders and Sewa International. With everyone’s help, the event raised $12000.00. Mystic Rhythm of India started […]

India’s 71st Independence Day Celebrations by Indian Culture Center (ICC)

India’s 71st Independence Day Celebrations by Indian Culture Center (ICC)

HOUSTON: India Culture Center Houston (ICC), is celebrating India’s 71st Independence Day on Sunday, August 20, at the Stafford Center, 10505 Cash Rd, Stafford. TX 77477 from 1pm to 8pm.  This year the theme is “Magnificent India”.  The event attracts 3000+ people, it is free, and the facility has ample free parking. As part of the […]

Festival of India – Greater Houston Rath Yatra 2017

Festival of India – Greater Houston Rath Yatra 2017

THE WOODLANDS: The rain clouds disappeared into thin layers of heavenly covering while the gorgeous thick forest trees surrounded the site for the 5th Annual Greater Houston Rath Yatra on Saturday, June 24. The Char Dham Hindu Temple and Star Plus presented this year’s Festival of India at a new location: the Char Dham Hindu […]

Fast Paced Hindi Poetry Ties the Audience Up in Knots!

Fast Paced Hindi Poetry Ties the Audience Up in Knots!

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It was rapid-fire delivery of Hindi poetry, with metaphors, rhymes, similes, idioms and jest to be provocative, cajoling, delightful – and above all, amusing – as the three poets had the audience from the get-go. If you were nurtured on a staple of Hindi movies and songs but little else in […]

Bhavsar Receives SBA Financial Services Champion Award

Bhavsar Receives SBA Financial Services Champion Award

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It was a proud day indeed, this past Thursday, May 11 for a hard working member of the Indian community who has not only been deeply involved with the India Culture Center twice as its president but also been a tireless organizer of events. And he has still found time to […]

Shaam E Ghazal: An Evening of Poetry

Shaam E Ghazal: An Evening of Poetry

HOUSTON: International Hindi Association, Houston Chapter (IHA) and India Culture Center (ICC) proudly presents on Friday February 10, an evening filled of joy, entertainment and love by our own Houstonian Nausha Asrar and Archana Panda from California.  This wonderful duo of poets will take you to a new height with their soft, passionate and absorbing Ghazals. In addition to […]

I-Fair ‘OUR INDIA’

I-Fair ‘OUR INDIA’

HOUSTON: We are just few days away from I-Fair, India Culture Center’s signature event. The preparations for various segments like dance, skit, yoga for health, Antakshari, ‘Women who make India proud’, showcasing ‘Republic of Turkey’, live Quiz on ‘our India’, are almost in its final stages. These programs will certainly entertain the audience and will […]

ICC Selects the 2017 Executive Committee and Trustees

ICC Selects the 2017 Executive Committee and Trustees

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: The Board of Directors of the India Culture Center convened to elect its new Executive Committee at its first annual meeting of the year at India House on West Bellfort this past Sunday, January 8. The 2017 Board is made up of Dilip Dadhich, Pramod Bengani, Ajit Patel, Sangeeta Dua, Nimish […]

The Nuance of Indian Poetry, One Tantalizing Word After the Other!

The Nuance of Indian Poetry,  One Tantalizing Word After the Other!

By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND: Where else could you get an animated story of the battle between tea and lassi (buttermilk) delivered to you in lyrical, rhyming verse? Or the frustrations and challenge of a cop in writing poems, at first rigid and unevoking, later becoming more fantastic and provocative? These aren’t the sort of […]

New Board Takes Helm at ICC

New Board Takes Helm at ICC

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: While the national electioneering fever has inflamed passions all across the nation, one small election for Directors to the India Culture Center’s Board drew nary a whimper of protest or accusation! Which is precisely the way the venerable 43-year-old organization wants to operate and hopes to flourish. There is no lack […]

Incredible Fun with I(ncredible)CC India Fest!

Incredible Fun with I(ncredible)CC India Fest!

  Click here for Photo Collage   STAFFORD: It looks like the organizers have found the sweet spot for festival goers, if the attendance for last weekend’s India Fest organized by the India Culture Center is any gauge. Start after lunch, have plenty of local talent participation and then let it flow seamlessly through the […]

INCREDIBLE INDIA By India Culture Center, Houston

INCREDIBLE INDIA By India Culture Center, Houston

HOUSTON: In Houston, for over 40 years, India Culture Center ( ICC ) has been celebrating India’s INDEPENDENCE DAY. This year is no exception. This year too, ICC is inviting the Indian and American diaspora to celebrate together India’s Independence Day on August 20, at Stafford Civic Center, 10505 Cash Road, Stafford, TX 77477 Come […]

Showcasing the Diversity of Indian Culture Onstage for R-Day

Showcasing the Diversity of Indian Culture Onstage for R-Day

  Click here for Photo Collage   Edited By Jawahar Malhotra STAFFORD: Just as it had done last year to start the program later in the afternoon, the India Culture Center tweaked the setting a little further this year by starting the first of their two signature events, India’s Republic Day, a little earlier and […]

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