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India House/SOS Life-After Series: Seminar Reveals Role of Insurance for Seniors in Retirement

India House/SOS Life-After Series: Seminar Reveals Role of Insurance for Seniors in Retirement

BY PRAMOD KULKARNI HOUSTON: India House and Share Our Secrets Organization (SOS.ORG) conducted a free seminar on one of the most vexing issues faced by the retired and elderly. The seminar was held on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at the India House. Seniors, often, do not realize the gaps that exist in their retirement plans […]

India House 16th Gala Recognizes Outstanding Achievements

India House 16th Gala Recognizes Outstanding Achievements

BY PRAMOD KULKARNI HOUSTON: India House mission of uniting cultures, creating bridges, and serving the community came to fruition during its fashionably elegant 16th annual gala on Saturday, March 9 evening at the Sugar Land Mariott Hotel ballroom. Gala chair was India House Trustee Bal Sareen. The chief guest for the gala was Texas Lieutenant […]

Shradhanjalis, Protests in Houston Even as Military Escalation Flares Up

Shradhanjalis, Protests in Houston Even as Military Escalation Flares Up

BY MANU SHAH HOUSTON: “Too many lives have been lost. Enough is enough.” With these words, Col. Raj Bhalla summed up the sentiment at the prayer service held at India House on February 20 for the 44 CRPF personnel killed in a terror attack in Pulwama, Jammu & Kashmir. The names of the martyred soldiers […]

Smash! Table Tennis Takes Off at India House

Smash! Table Tennis Takes Off at India House

HOUSTON: India House took another step in hosting sports activities that are popular on the Indian subcontinent. Cricket is already being played for about a decade, but now table tennis enthusiasts have found a new home at India House. Launched in mid-October, table tennis enthusiasts are attending the Friday evening sessions. Two brand new Stiga […]

Houston’s Elite Celebrate the New Year with Grand Party at India House

HOUSTON: India House held its annual New Year’s Eve party in grand style with more than 200 of elite members of Indo-American community and their guests enjoying the festivities. “The event was sold out,” exclaimed Col. Vipin Kumar (retired), Executive Director of India House. “We were forced to refuse 80 guests, who had called on […]

India House Distributes Free Food to Needy Families

India House Distributes  Free Food to Needy Families

HOUSTON: Living up to their mission of serving the community, India House, in collaboration with Houston Food Bank, distributed Free Food (Food produce and Groceries) to 151 needy families of the neighborhood on Tuesday, October 30. The Mobile unit from Houston Food Bank arrived at India House at 7:45 am. The truck was loaded with […]

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 […]

India House Launches Free Food Distribution to Needy Families

India House Launches  Free Food Distribution to Needy Families

HOUSTON: India House mission is to unite cultures, build bridges, and serve the community. On Tuesday, September 25, India House achieved a major milestone on its mission to serve the community by launching food distribution to needy families in collaboration with the Houston Food Bank. During its inaugural food distribution, India House parceled out groceries […]

India House/SOS Continues the Life After Seminar Series: Demystifying Probate, Wills, Trusts & Other Planning Instruments

India House/SOS Continues the Life After Seminar Series: Demystifying Probate, Wills, Trusts & Other Planning Instruments

HOUSTON: India House and Share Our Secrets Organization (SOS.ORG), plan to conduct a free seminar on one of the most vexing issues faced by the retired and elderly.  The seminar is scheduled to be held on Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 3 – 5.30 PM at the India House, 8888 Belfort Avenue, Houston, Texas. During […]

India’s 72nd Independence Day Celebrations @ India House

India’s 72nd Independence Day Celebrations @ India House

By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: Commemorating India’s 72nd year of independence, a grand event was organized at India House on Wednesday, August 15 at 10:30 am. Patriotism and love for the motherland could be seen as the enthusiastic crowds started pouring in from 10 am onwards to celebrate the triumph of free India. The event […]

Houston Celebrates 11th Annual Rath Yatra

Houston Celebrates 11th Annual Rath Yatra

HOUSTON: Houstonians celebrated the annual Rath Yatra on July 14, the very same day when it was also celebrated in Puri, India with pomp and gaiety. Rath Yatra is the celebration of devotion, universal brotherhood, cultural diversity and spiritual bonhomie and that is what was exhibited at India House on the sunny Texas summer day. […]

“Life After : Loss of a Spouse” Helps Families Prepare for the Inevitable

“Life After : Loss of a Spouse” Helps Families Prepare for the Inevitable

HOUSTON: Losing a spouse can be one of the most difficult times in one’s life. To make this transition a bit easier, it is helpful to know what needs to be done in advance and to understand the process for moving forward. With this goal in mind, India House, Share Our Secrets (SOS), Indian American […]

JSW Group, Creating Hundreds of New Jobs & Sharing Profits with India House

JSW Group, Creating Hundreds of New Jobs & Sharing Profits with India House

By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: JSW Group, the multi-billion-dollar conglomerate and a part of O.P. Jindal Group, has played a key role in India’s growth story. It has a presence in Steel, Energy, Infrastructure, Cement, Ventures and Sports. From humble beginnings with a single plant in 1982, JSW Steel is now India’s leading manufacturer of […]

Seniors Learn It’s Never Too Late for Financial Literacy

Seniors Learn It’s Never Too Late for Financial Literacy

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Befittingly, the first financial literacy seminar was held on Monday, April 16, just the day before the 2017 income tax returns were due. All sorts of money questions were on the minds of the nearly 30 seniors who came to attend the seminar at India House in the morning, and no […]

India House Continues to Embark on its Mission By Serving & Benefiting the Community

India House Continues to Embark on its Mission By Serving & Benefiting the Community

Click here to see Photo Collage By Vanshika Vipin Varma SUGAR LAND: America is truly a land of diversity and presently there are at least three generations of Indo-Americans living in Houston. India House Houston, a non-profit organization, continues to embark on their mission to unite cultures, create bridges and serve the community by bringing resources, education, services and Indian culture […]

India House Flaunts the Cultural Diversity of India at the 69th Republic Day Event

India House Flaunts the Cultural Diversity of India at the 69th Republic Day Event

By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: The Republic Day is celebrated every year on January 26 to honor the historic day on which the Constitution of India came into effect, in the year 1950. The Constitution of India tied together the hitherto fluid borders of the country and gave birth to the ‘sovereign democratic republic’ that […]

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 […]

Houston Supports Aruna Miller, Democrat for Congress

Houston Supports Aruna Miller, Democrat for Congress

By Shravya Aparasu, Natasha Kulkarni, Rohan Perumalla HOUSTON: Aruna Miller, an exceptional democratic politician who represents the State Legislative District 15 in Montgomery County, Maryland and is currently running for the 6th Congressional District seat in Maryland, stopped by the India House to encourage and empower Indians to make their mark in American politics Unsurprisingly, […]

Asians Are More Susceptible to Heart Attacks

Asians Are More Susceptible to Heart Attacks

HOUSTON: On Sunday, December 3, the parking lot of India House was full and some of the usual visitors were wondering; once they came in, they found out that besides many usual Sunday activities, a Heart Health Symposium was going on. Many inquisitive people who had not pre-registered decided to come in if they were […]

Seminar Offers Emotional and Practical Guidance for Surviving Spouses

Seminar Offers Emotional and Practical Guidance for Surviving Spouses

By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: As the first-generation South Asian immigrants gain senior status, one of the major challenges facing them is the loss of a spouse The emotional and practical aspects of life as a widower were the focus of a seminar organized by the Indo-American Cancer Network (IACAN) on Sunday, October 29 at India […]

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