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Mama’s Punjabi Recipes – Sabat Moong Di Dal (Whole Moong Lentils)

Dals are the mainstay of Indian diet, whether you are in the north or south, east or west – providing much needed protein – and each region has its own way of making them. But nowhere will you find the heartiness and flavorful taste of dals as you would in the Punjab. Punjabi dals are […]

Airline Ticket Scam Leaves Travelers Stranded and Furious

Airline Ticket Scam Leaves Travelers  Stranded and Furious

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: The old adage “If its too good to be true, it probably is” came back to haunt many travelers from the Houston area as they bought airline tickets from an out-of-town travel agency which had advertised in this and another community newspaper over several months. According to reports received from two […]

Unique Tools for Purposeful, Happy, Harmonious and Rich Inner Living

Unique Tools for Purposeful, Happy, Harmonious and Rich Inner Living

HOUSTON: A third seminar on ‘Holistic Science and Integral Living’:- Unique Tools for Purposeful, Happy, Harmonious and Rich Inner Living, was organized by the South Central Chapter of ‘Holistic Science Charitable Research Foundation’ on Sunday, June 15, which was very well attended by a cross section of many different professions. Experienced, self-realized, Holistic Inner Science […]

IACAN Seminar: Cancer of the Cervix

IACAN Seminar: Cancer of the Cervix

By Radha Dixit HOUSTON: On Sunday June 15, the Indian American Cancer Network held a very informative educational outreach event entitled “CANCER OF THE CERVIX: A common disease in South Asian women”. The event, free to the public, was held at India House from 3 to 5 pm on Father’s Day weekend. Kanchan Kabad, president […]

Graduation Ceremony at Chinmaya Mission Houston

Graduation Ceremony at Chinmaya Mission Houston

By Shalini Konde HOUSTON: June 8, a beautiful morning of joy, hope and goodwill, heralded the 2014 graduation day of Chinmaya Mission Bala Vihar. The 27 children from class of 2014 congregated early in Smrti Hall with their families and friends and the day began with photo sessions for the graduating class arrayed in bright […]

Gautam Sane Marries Priya Thakker

Gautam Sane Marries Priya Thakker

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: They met at a friend’s Christmas party in December 2012 and Gautam took the chance of asking her out through Facebook. Much to his delight, Priya accepted and that was the start of a yearlong courtship until he popped the question to her during a vacation with other friends last summer […]

An Evening with Professor Anil Kumar Distinguished Faculty, Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning

An Evening with Professor Anil Kumar Distinguished Faculty, Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning

HOUSTON: The Sathya Sai Centers of Greater Houston, from Sathya Sai Region 10 organized a special talk by Professor Anil Kumar, an ardent devotee of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, and an author of over 30 books on May 31 at India House. Prof. Anil Kumar has been very closely associated with the Sathya Sai Organization […]

HSS Organizes Annual Hindu Sangathan Divas (Unity Day) Conference

HSS Organizes Annual Hindu Sangathan Divas (Unity Day) Conference

By Sanchali Basu HOUSTON: The Houston chapter of Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh USA (HSS) held its ninth annual Hindu Sangathan Divas conference on Saturday, June 14, at the Sri Ashtalakshmi Temple in Sugar Land. Representatives of over 40 Hindu organizations from the Houston area attended the conference. Hindu Sangathan Divas offered representatives of Houston area Hindu […]

Triggers Colts Cricket League in Houston

Triggers Colts Cricket League in Houston

HOUSTON: With its ever increasing global fan base, playing and enjoying cricket is enjoyed by many, but the game is seemingly out of reach for many of its enthusiastic little fans – children in America! While many children in cricket playing nations are able to learn and play the game easily, such opportunities are very […]

A Summertime Musical Magnificent Evening at Upma’s

A Summertime Musical Magnificent Evening at Upma’s

By Hemant Gajarawala SUGAR LAND: Although it was Father’s Day on Sunday, June 15, almost sixty people gathered at 3:30 in the afternoon at the home of Mukulesh and Upma Shah for a special musical treat. The program was “Ek Sham, Asha ke Nam”, a glowing tribute to the playback legend Asha Bhosle who has […]

ASIE Annual Picnic with Family and Friends

ASIE Annual Picnic with Family and Friends

HOUSTON: American Society of Indian Engineers (ASIE) hosted Annual Picnic on June 14, at the George Bush park, Pavilion 1 in Houston with a record setting attendance of 100 members and their families. Picnic has become the signature fun outing event for the group and their families and has become our way of bringing in […]

Morton Lodge Presents Fifty Year Service Award to Raj Bhalla

Morton Lodge Presents Fifty Year Service Award to Raj Bhalla

HOUSTON: At the stated meeting of May 13, Raj Bhalla was awarded his fifty year service award. Raj was initiated on January 6, 1964, passed on May 7, 1964, and raised on June 4, 1964, all in Northern Star Lodge No. 21 in Ferozepore Cantonment in the Punjab of India. He came to the US […]

Samba Reddy to Receive ATA Science Award

Samba Reddy to Receive ATA Science Award

HOUSTON: Samba Reddy, a Professor of Medicine at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive the 2014 ATA Science Excellence Award. ATA is proud and humbled to recognize him for his “contributions and accomplishments in medical and pharmaceutical research,” according to the award letter from Awards Chair Dr. Meher Medavaram and ATA President Karunakar […]

Guru Peyarchi Homam at Sri Meenakshi Temple

Guru Peyarchi Homam at Sri Meenakshi Temple

PEARLAND: Planet Jupiter is also known as Guru or Brihaspathi. “Guru” is a Sanskrit word, and it literally means the remover of darkness and one who brings the light of knowledge. In Indian Vedic Astrology Guru is considered to be a benefic planet. Guru is attributed to Good luck, favor and fortune. Performing special puja […]

ICC CL Sr Citizens Honor High School Grads

ICC CL Sr Citizens Honor High School Grads

CLEAR LAKE CITY: As an annual traditional event led by the late Sanjiva Rao Allam in 1998, and later led by Radha Golikeri, this year under the leadership of B.G. Harchandani, Senior citizens of India Center Clear Lake recently honored the high school graduates of Indian origin of the Clear Lake area. Since its inception, […]

Nicole Alam – Daniel Sullivan Engagement

Nicole Alam – Daniel Sullivan Engagement

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: The huge backyard, with the tennis court on one side, of the Meyerland home of Sohail and Polly Alam was transformed into a garden party setting with white tables and chairs under a white tent and a buffet line clustered around the ash tree in the middle, white Chinese lanterns strewn […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes – Letti Halwa (Thin Wheat Flour Pudding)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes – Letti Halwa (Thin Wheat Flour Pudding)

If a true Punjabi was served halwa – especially suji halwa (semolina halwa) or atte da halwa (wheat flour halwa), his first reaction would be “Kyon, ki manande peye han?” or “What are we celebrating?” because halwa, in Punjabi society, is usually made to commemorate a special occasion, glad tidings or a stroke of good […]

Thirst for Knowledge Beckons South Asians to HCC Campuses

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: With over 22 locations strewn across the metropolitan area divided along five college boundaries, the Houston Community College system resembles a hydra with many heads that reaches out to the furthest corners of the Greater Houston Area in a quest to teach the multitude of people – young and old – […]

India House Hosts Yoga Lecture by Dr. H.R. Nagendra, A World Renowned Yoga Authority

India House Hosts Yoga Lecture by Dr. H.R. Nagendra, A World Renowned Yoga Authority

HOUSTON: Keeping with the tradition of bringing internationally well-known figures to Houston, India House Houston was proud to host a free yoga and jyotish lecture titled “Yoga for Positive Mind & Body” given by Dr. H.R. Nagendra on June 6, at their O.P. Jindal Center, located at 8888 West Bellfort, Houston, TX 77031. The lecture was presented […]

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