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Bollywood Magic Mixes with Mumbai Youth @ Magic Bus Gala 2018

Bollywood Magic Mixes with Mumbai Youth @ Magic Bus Gala 2018

Click here to see Photo Collage By Jawahar Malhotra & Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON:  This city is defined by its generosity – whether that means coming together and supporting each other through Hurricane Harvey, supporting local environmental and social causes, or reaching across the globe and supporting humanitarian causes wherever needed.  On Saturday, February 10, […]

Club 24 Plus Celebrates Valentine’s Day with Family, Fun and Philanthropy

Club 24 Plus Celebrates Valentine’s Day with Family, Fun and Philanthropy

By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: Sunday, February 11 was a cold, overcast day. Once Club 24 Plus members arrived at Magiano’s in the Galleria in their red and pink fineries, the atmosphere quickly changed to the warmth of a joyous Valentine’s Day celebration. This was the first event of 2018 for President Manisha Gandhi, who took […]

Shivratri, The Great Night of Lord Shiva, Celebrated at Sanatan Shiv Shakti Mandir

Shivratri, The Great Night of Lord Shiva, Celebrated at Sanatan Shiv Shakti Mandir

HOUSTON: Shivaratri falls on the 13th (or 14th) day of the dark half of Phalgun (February-March). The name means “the night of Shiva”. The ceremonies take place chiefly at night. Shiva was married to Parvati on this day. People observe a strict fast on this day. The Shiva Lingam is worshipped throughout the night by […]

Auspiciousness Marks Mahasivaratri at Saumyakasi Sivalaya

Auspiciousness Marks Mahasivaratri at Saumyakasi Sivalaya

By Satchitananda HOUSTON: Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya, Chinmaya Mission Houston (CMH), once again became the spiritual epicenter for the Mahasivaratri celebrations of the Greater Houston Hindu community on February 13. Mahasivaratri, the great celebration of Lord Siva who is the very embodiment of Consciousness and auspiciousness, elevates every spiritual seeker to a higher level of contemplation. […]

Local Democrat’s Infighting Attempts to Smear Sri Kulkarni

Local Democrat’s Infighting  Attempts to Smear Sri Kulkarni

By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND: The five-way race among Democrats for the US Congressional District 22 seat currently held by Republican Pete Olson just got a little meaner as Doug Beaton, the leader of the Fort Bend Chapter of One Revolution, a progressive Democratic splinter group, lobbed a blindsiding blow against the candidacy of Indo-American […]

Launch of NTV Houston

Launch of NTV Houston

HOUSTON: Saturday, February 17, was an evening filled with fun and music at the Holiday Inn, Southwest Freeway Houston featuring a tribute to Late Jagjit Singh by Jatinder Sharma and guest artist Payel Mitra, organized by NTV Houston to introduce the new channel to a selected crowd of prominent Houstonians. The evening started with a […]

Maha Sivarathri Celebrated @ Sri Meenakshi Temple

Maha Sivarathri Celebrated @ Sri Meenakshi Temple

By Bhargavi Golla PEARLAND: Sri Meenakshi Temple celebrated Maha Sivarathri with devotion and religious fervor in the honor of Lord Shiva on Tuesday, February 13. Lord Shiva is regarded as the God of immense power and destroyer of evil.  This special day is not for celebrations and merry-making but to worship Lord Shiva, introspect and […]

Why We Pray with Folded Hands

Why We Pray with Folded Hands

By Raj & Krishan Gupta SUGAR LAND: Prayer in Latin is called Precari “to ask earnestly, beg, and entreat”. It is an invocation or act that seeks to activate a rapport with an object of worship through deliberate communication. Prayer is also a plea to God to support and help the devotee with whatever he […]

Pre Valentine’s Day Hindu Vivah Event Rocked

Pre Valentine’s Day Hindu Vivah Event Rocked

By Sanchali Basu HOUSTON: Feb 11 already had a Valentine’s Day feel in the air. Hindu singles from Houston and the rest of the US found a platform to meet eligible partners of the opposite sex at Maharajah Restaurant’s banquet hall. The event consisted of a round robin meet-up of bachelors and bachelorettes divided into […]

Love Goes Both Ways as the Young Serenade Their Elders

Love Goes Both Ways as the Young Serenade Their Elders

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It didn’t matter that it was three days after Valentine’s Day, it was the weekend afterall. What mattered most that the older people of the community – and especially the elders – had a chance to participate in the tradition and were showered with affection and care, even if they were […]

Houston Maharashtra Mandal’s Poetry Paradise

Houston Maharashtra Mandal’s Poetry Paradise

By Varsha Halabe HOUSTON: A rainy afternoon; wet streets and dripping branches, a slight nip in the air and stray renditions of Indian Classical vocal music! What more can one want besides beautiful poetry to accompany it! Around sixty lucky souls witnessed the recitation of the famous Marathi poet and writer Purushottam Shivram Rege’s poetry […]

These Ladies Recall their Lives in the Old Country for Future Generations

These Ladies Recall their Lives in the Old Country for Future Generations

By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND: She was a bit nervous at first, which was to be expected, and perhaps a little vexed that her husband had pushed her to take part, but once Kanwal Bhalla started recalling her past memories and how her life had waxed and waned as it moved from India to the […]

An Ode to Harmony – Eastern and Western Music & Dance Ensembles

An Ode to Harmony – Eastern and Western Music & Dance Ensembles

MANVEL: A beautiful bouquet of music and dance ensembles from different genres will be presented on February 25, 3 to 6 pm at the Stafford Civic Center (located at 1415 Constitution Ave, Stafford TX), in honor of the 8th anniversary of Houston Namadwaar, a Center for Universal Harmony located in the Pearland/Manvel area. Titled “An […]

8th Annual Hindu Youth Awards

8th Annual Hindu Youth Awards

HOUSTON: Hindus of Greater Houston (HGH) is proud to announce their 8th Annual Hindu Youth Awards and Fundraising Gala on March 3, at ISKCON of Houston (1320 W 34th St, Houston, TX 77018) at 5:30 pm. The purpose of this event is to recognize young Hindu leaders for their achievements in academics, service, and leadership. […]

Atte di Pinni (Sweet Wheat Flour Balls)

Atte di Pinni (Sweet Wheat Flour Balls)

In response to reader’s request, here is a reprint of one of Mama’s much asked for recipe. Since it has first been printed almost five years ago, this has been Mama’s most popular recipe, getting over 400 views each week. Mama’s Atta di Pinni recipe is simple, tasty and a wonderful accompaniment to a cup […]

Tiger Ball 2018 Underwriter Party, Hosted By Sultana Mangalji

Tiger Ball 2018 Underwriter Party, Hosted By Sultana Mangalji

HOUSTON: The Tiger Ball Underwriter Party, held on February 7, at Hotel Icon, was hosted by Sultana Mangalji, one of the co-chairs. Many of Asia Society’s board members and new patrons were on hand to thank Sylvia and Gordon Quan (this year’s honorees) for their many years of dedication to this city and to Asia […]

Pari Movie Official Trailer | Anushka Sharma | Releasing March 2

Pari Movie Official Trailer | Anushka Sharma | Releasing March 2

Dance India Dance 6 winner Sanket Gaonkar: My goal is to become a profound choreographer in Bollywood

Dance India Dance 6 winner Sanket Gaonkar: My goal is to become a profound choreographer in Bollywood

Mumbai: Popular dance reality show Dance India Dance pulled the curtains down on its sixth season last night. The three hour long gala affair reached the climax when 20-year old Sanket Gaonkar from Karnataka’s small town of Ankola was announced as the winner. The show was judged my Marzi Pestonji, Mini Pradhan and Mudassar Khan, […]

Every Singaporean aged 21 and above will receive up to S$300 bonus, announces govt in 2018 budget

Every Singaporean aged 21 and above will receive up to S$300 bonus, announces govt in 2018 budget

NEW DELHI: The Singapore government Monday announced that all Singaporeans aged 21 and above will receive a one-time bonus of up to S$300 each. Described as “hongbao”, the bonus will be paid according to a person’s annual income. About 2.7 Singaporeans stand to benefit from the payout which will cost the government S$700 million. Finance […]

In kids’ DNA, study hunts link between their health and what their mothers ate years ago

In kids’ DNA, study hunts link between their health and what their mothers ate years ago

What a woman eats before and after her pregnancy is important for a healthy infant. Increasing evidence shows that nutritional interventions do make a difference. Just how that happens is now the subject of a multi-country study that aims to identify this link from maternal diet – through changes in DNA methylation – to later […]

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