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Honored by His Mother Land, Adored by His Adopted City

Honored by His Mother Land, Adored by His Adopted City

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: After all the accolades from ten speakers, after all the applause from a hall full to capacity of adoring people he has worked with through his 40 years in the city, his time came to acknowledge them. But Ramesh Shah has never been a man of many words or given to […]

The Roof on Fire with Masala Radio & DJ Zee

The Roof on Fire with Masala Radio & DJ Zee

SUGAR LAND: Masala Radio and DJ Zee Music put together an amazing Bollywood Valentine’s Party at the brand new rooftop lounge called The Roof on Saturday, February 11. One of the party people Alpa Chokshi said “the third story venue was such an amazing venue and the dancing on the terrace under the full moon […]

Red Attire, Red Roses and Bingo for a C24+ Valentine

Red Attire, Red Roses and Bingo for a C24+ Valentine

By Vandana Prakash HOUSTON: “Kehte hein khuda ne iss jahan mein, sabhi ke liye, kisi na kisi ko hai banaya, har kisi ke liye” This melody set the mood for Club 24’s first 2017 event – the Valentine’ Day lunch on Saturday, February 11 for which the Maggiano’s Little Italy Party Room on Post Oak […]

IDCC Outreach is Greater with New Eye Clinic

IDCC Outreach is Greater with New Eye Clinic

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Serving people every weekend has always been a welcome opportunity for the managers and practitioners of the Indian Doctor’s Charity Clinic ever since it was formed in 1999. Providing the healthcare though wasn’t the only issue: they had creatively pieced together other services through collaborations with other providers. Their main challenge […]

IACCGH Welcomes Former CG and Former Ambassador Rinzing Wangdi

IACCGH Welcomes Former CG and Former Ambassador Rinzing Wangdi

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: When India’s Consul General Rinzing Wangdi came to Houston eighteen years ago, one of his objectives was to bring about a deeper, long lasting and transformative change in the economic engagement between the US and India. This vision led to the creation of the Indo American Chamber of Commerce of Greater […]

Stress Reduction through Yoga Workshop at Baker Ripley Neighborhood Center by Sewa

Stress Reduction through Yoga Workshop at Baker Ripley Neighborhood Center by Sewa

By Anuja Deshpande HOUSTON: Sewa team recently conducted yoga workshop “Stress Reduction through Yoga” at Baker Ripley Neighborhood Center on February 4. Most of the members at Baker Ripley center come from low income families and encounter tremendous amount of stress in their daily life. This everyday stress takes a toll on their health and […]

“A Curry on an American Plate” to be Screened to a Limited Audience

“A Curry on an American Plate” to be Screened to a Limited Audience

HOUSTON: Lake Camp Productions and Next Actor Studio announced that A Curry on an American Plate, the latest film from multiple award-winning filmmaker San Banarje, will be screened on March 5 at the University of Houston Theatre. The film, starring Hollywood actors Rick Fox, Charlie O’Connell, Disney Spain’s Andrea Guasch and Houston-based actors of Indian […]

Historical Drama about Sri Ramanujacharya on March 4

Historical Drama about  Sri Ramanujacharya on March 4

HOUSTON: “Sri Ramanuja”, a historical stage play on the great Vaishnava Acharya commemorating 1000 years of his birth, will be presented by Houston’s Meenakshi Theaters on Saturday March 4th, in support of Global Organization for Divinity/Namadwaar. The play will be staged at Marie Spence Flickinger Fine Arts Center, Building 15, San Jacinto College South, 13735 Beamer […]

Sightseeing in India Off the Beaten Path: Medieval Junagadh and Cultural Vadodara

Sightseeing in India Off the Beaten Path: Medieval Junagadh and Cultural Vadodara

By Pramod Kulkarni On the Road: This is the third episode describing my wife Jyoti and I’s visit to India during Dec.-January 2016. As outlined in the first episode, we undertook a 9-day trip to Gujarat. Adjacent Gir National Forest is what was the princely state of Junagadh. Located at the foothills of the Girnar […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Khanne de Baytreen Rang (The Colors of Good Eating)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Khanne de Baytreen Rang (The Colors of Good Eating)

Cooking delicious food requires an interest in improving your skills and the desire to eat well, regardless of the type of cuisine you like. But, if you enjoy Indian cooking, then it helps to understand the traditions that are behind the food you will make and serve. Perhaps no other cuisine is steeped in appreciation […]

UP elections 2017: All parties say they’re winning. Here’s how they reason

UP elections 2017: All parties say they’re winning. Here’s how they reason

Four of seven phases may still be left, but the UP election has crossed the midway mark. Voters in 209 of the 403 seats have got an opportunity to express their preferences – and this is a good time to look at how each party is internally evaluating its performance. Click here to read more… […]

Television content has changed: ‘Dil Se Dil Tak’ cast

Television content has changed: ‘Dil Se Dil Tak’ cast

Siddharth Shukla, Rashami Desai and Jasmin Bhasin, lead actors of TV series “Dil Se Dil Tak”, a show dealing with the issue of surrogacy, say the content and story of serials on the small screen are changing for the better. They feel more complex and contemporary subjects are being explored these days to appeal to […]

Irada movie review: Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi film is a hazardous watch

Irada movie review: Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi film is a hazardous watch

There has been very little good news coming out of Punjab, films wise. And Irada is no exception, but rather than drugs, it deals with the cancerous contamination of Punjab’s groundwater and fields. That is a film crying to be made, but instead of the characters, Irada gives us caricatures: a strict disciplinarian Armyman father […]

Running Shaadi movie review: Taapsee Pannu film huffs and puffs to finishing lin

Running Shaadi movie review: Taapsee Pannu film huffs and puffs to finishing lin

She is open to sex, drinking and buying condoms (an information the film sprinkles, for no reason at all). And yet when it comes to love, she would run away rather than tell her parents. Running Shaadi clearly has some very strange ideas about love and modernity. And stranger still when it comes to modern-day […]

This new film reexamines the politics of Pak-India partition

This new film reexamines the politics of Pak-India partition

  Gurinder Chadha, the woman behind Bend It Like Beckham, demands British “accountability” for the humanitarian disaster triggered by the Indian subcontinent’s partition, in her new all-star drama Sunday at the Berlin film festival. Viceroy’s House tells the story of Lord Mountbatten (Hugh Boneville) overseeing the 1947 end of three centuries of colonial rule. He […]

Bollywood actors who will never be friends

Bollywood actors who will never be friends

Karan Johar hit headlines, a few months ago, when he revealed that his friendship with Kajol had soured irrevocably in the last few years. The filmmaker revealed that their already fragile relationship spiralled further downwards during the ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ and ‘Shivaay’ clash. While KJo was quite forthright about their broken friendship, Kajol had […]

Capgemini India CEO says 65% of IT employees not re-trainable

Capgemini India CEO says 65% of IT employees not re-trainable

Mumbai: With the domestic IT (information technology) industry staring at a shift in nature of work due to increasing use of digital technologies, a leading firm has said a majority of the workforce cannot imbibe the required emerging skill-sets, and warned of high job losses at the middle and senior levels. “I am not very […]

Flipkart outsells Amazon in December, January on bumper smartphone sales

Flipkart outsells Amazon in December, January on bumper smartphone sales

India’s largest online retailer Flipkart is showing early but clear signs of sustaining the turnaround that began with its win over arch-rival Amazon India during the Big Billion Day (BBD) sale in October, belying predictions of many investors and analysts who thought Amazon may run away with India’s $14-15 billion e-commerce market. Flipkart Internet Pvt. […]

21-year-old Delhi student gets Rs 1.25-crore job offer from Uber, will work in San Francisco

21-year-old Delhi student gets Rs 1.25-crore job offer from Uber, will work in San Francisco

A student of Delhi Technological University (DTU) has received a job offer with an annual salary of Rs.1.25 crore from United States-based cab-hailing company Uber Technologies. This is the second-highest offer received by a student at DTU ever. In 2015, software giant Google hired a student for an annual salary of Rs.1.27 crore. Click here […]

UK needs to do more on students’ visa issue: Indian envoy

UK needs to do more on students’ visa issue: Indian envoy

The UK needs to do more on the students visa issue despite the “pluses” British Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcement about special categories of visas, the new Indian envoy here has said. Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha, who presented his credentials to Queen Elizabeth II last week, told the Daily Express in his first interview to a […]

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