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Indian-American Sworn In As Fort Bend County Judge In Texas

HOUSTON: Indian-American KP George sworn in as the Fort Bend County Judge on January 1, becoming the first person from the community to hold the office of one of America’s most diverse counties. Mr George, 53, a Democrat and Fort Bend Independent School District Board trustee, defeated Republican Judge Robert Hebert in November polls. In […]

High School Seniors Raise Funds for Indian Doctor’s Charity Clinic

High School Seniors Raise Funds for Indian Doctor’s Charity Clinic

By Krisha Tripathy CLEAR LAKE, TX: Bruce Lee once said, “Real living is living for others.” It is this altruistic nature of the field of medicine that drew me to donating to the Indian Doctor’s Charity Clinic. Currently, I am a senior at Clear Lake High School, and I involve myself in debate, orchestra, Red […]

Modesty and Moxie: The Inspiring Story of Judge Sandhill

Modesty and Moxie:  The Inspiring Story of  Judge Sandhill

By Saivachan Ponnapalli HOUSTON: Walking in to the Harris County Civil Courthouse, I instantly knew that this YLDP session was going to be an unforgettable experience. The sheer grandeur of the Courthouse astounded me, and I was really looking forward to the session. The session with Judge Ravi Kumar Sandhill, renowned in Houston for coveted […]

TiE Houston Celebrates 2018 Accomplishments!

TiE Houston Celebrates 2018 Accomplishments!

HOUSTON: Before the year could come to an end, TiE Houston wanted to host one more networking social to celebrate all of their accomplishments from 2018 and have to look forward to in 2019. The event was held on December 20, at one of Houston’s newest restaurants, Poitin, which has great food, ambiance, and view […]

CricRealty Announces Cricket Stadiums in 8 Major Cities

CricRealty Announces Cricket Stadiums in 8 Major Cities

ALLEN, Texas: The CricRealty Company, Dallas announced that the town of Allen, TX has been selected as one of 8 proposed sites for professional cricket stadiums. The multi-use facility will serve the growing need of pro-cricket while bringing urbanization and development to the area. The two phased project has a 35-acre stadium facility that plans […]

Dr. Syamal Poddar 2018 Elected Chair of AIChE Fellows Council

Dr. Syamal Poddar 2018 Elected Chair of AIChE Fellows Council

New Chair invites upcoming generation of chemical engineers to join path of future leaders of the institute By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: A 40-year member of the AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers), Dr. Syamal Poddar has been elected Chair of AIChE’s Fellows Council for 2018. Dr. Poddar served as the Chair Elect in 2017. Dr. […]

STAR India’s TV Channels will STREAM ONLY on Hotstar in the US

STAR India’s TV Channels will STREAM  ONLY on Hotstar in the US

Stream your favorite shows anytime, anywhere, on any device only on Hotstar NEW YORK: Hotstar, the go-to streaming platform for the South Asian Diaspora, will now be the exclusive destination in the US to watch your favorite shows from the Star India network including hit titles such as Koffee with Karan, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata […]

Airplane Assault Lands Indian in Prison for Nine Years

Airplane Assault Lands Indian in Prison for Nine Years

DETROIT: An Indian man living in the U.S. on a work visa was sentenced to nine years in prison Dec. 13 for sexually assaulting a sleeping woman during an overnight flight to Detroit. Prabhu Ramamoorthy was in a middle seat between the victim and his wife when he assaulted the woman on an overnight Spirit Airlines […]

Vajpayee Statue Unveiled in Debra Bazar, West Medinipur, India

Vajpayee Statue Unveiled in Debra Bazar, West Medinipur, India

West Bengal State BJP president Shri Dilip Ghosh and Dr Bishnupada Goswami of Houston, USA unveiled the statue of former Prime Minister Late Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Debra Bazar, West Bengal on occasion of 94th birthday anniversary on December 25, 2018. Addressing the people after the inauguration of the statue by video conference, Dr Goswami […]

Kochamma Mary Philip, 81, Passes

Kochamma Mary Philip, 81, Passes

HOUSTON: Mary Philip, a long-time resident of Houston, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018 surrounded by family in Manchester, New Hampshire. She had moved there in 2015 with her husband to be live with her youngest daughter Annie and her family. She was born on July 13, 1937, in Kozencherry, Kerala, India to Theketh-Valluparambil House, […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes- Badam Wala Dudh (Hot Almond Milk Tonic)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes- Badam Wala Dudh (Hot Almond Milk Tonic)

With the advent of cold weather, it is the season for sweets, nuts, hot drinks to warm you up and wonderful aromas. Below is a reprint of Mama’s Badam Wala Dudh recipe, which is a filling night time drink that helps you stay warm and sleep soundly during the winter months. It is reprinted with […]

Thackeray | Official Trailer | Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Amrita Rao | Releasing 25th January

Thackeray | Official Trailer | Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Amrita Rao | Releasing 25th January

SIMMBA: Mera Wala Dance | Ranveer Singh, Sara Ali Khan | Neha Kakkar, Nakash A, Lijo G – DJ Chetas

SIMMBA: Mera Wala Dance | Ranveer Singh, Sara Ali Khan | Neha Kakkar, Nakash A, Lijo G – DJ Chetas

The Accidental Prime Minister | Official Trailer | Releasing January 11 2019

The Accidental Prime Minister | Official Trailer | Releasing January 11 2019

Simmba movie review: Been there, done that

Simmba movie review: Been there, done that

 By Shubhra Gupta  Simmba movie cast: Ranveer Singh, Sonu Sood, Ashutosh Rana, Sara Ali Khan, Nandu Madhav, Ashwini Kalsekar Simmba movie director: Rohit Shetty Simmba movie rating: 2 stars In Singham Returns Again, oops, sorry, Simmba, a police officer sloughs off his rough-and-ready skin and emerges as the savior of the poor and meek. Wait, haven’t we seen that before? […]

Mrinal Sen, legendary filmmaker and Phalke awardee, passes away at 95

Mrinal Sen, legendary filmmaker and Phalke awardee, passes away at 95

By Santanu Chowdhury One of the most prolific filmmakers in the country and the pioneer of new wave cinema in India, Mrinal Sen passed away on Sunday morning due to age-related ailments. He was 95. He reportedly died of heart attack at around 10:30 am at his residence in Bhowanipore. His wife passed away last year […]

Sreesanth is the first runner-up of Bigg Boss 12 as Dipika Kakar takes crown

Sreesanth is the first runner-up of Bigg Boss 12 as Dipika Kakar takes crown

Former cricketer Sreesanth on Sunday became the first runner-up of Bigg Boss 12. The contestant was on the stage with Dipika Kakar Ibrahim, who won the show and took the winning trophy along with the winning amount worth Rs 30 lakh. Sreesanth had a roller coaster journey on Bigg Boss 12. From threatening to leave the show, quitting most […]

Manali gearing up to celebrate Winter Carnival 2019 from Jan 2

Manali gearing up to celebrate Winter Carnival 2019 from Jan 2

Manali is gearing up to celebrate the 8-day long winter carnival from January 2, 2019. As per the news reports, Manali Winter Carnival 2019 will be inaugurated by Himachal Chief Minister Jain Ram Thakur, and it is expected that this time the carnival will attract a lot of both domestic and international tourists.  This time, the […]

Initiator and Guru

Initiator and Guru

By Srila B B Tirtha Maharaj   The words ‘initiation’ and ‘diksha’ are not synonymous. The Oxford English Dictionary says, ‘initiation’ means admitting or introducing somebody to membership of a group, often by means of a special ceremony. The definition of ‘diksha’ is given in Hari-bhakti-viläsa: “the procedure by which self-effulgent (divine) knowledge that eradicates the […]

Persistent back pain associated with increased mortality

Persistent back pain associated with increased mortality

For most people suffering from chronic back problems, enduring a constant back pain may feel like a slow death. A recent study conducted at the Boston Medical Center found that frequent, persistent back pain is associated with earlier death. Published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, the study is a first-of-its-kind that measured the impact […]