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Krishna As Girl

Krishna As Girl

By Devdutt Pattanaik Strivesha is a depiction of Krishna as a woman, writes DEVDUTT PATTANAIK, and narrates stories related to the form of Krishna that displays joy and showers affection   Back in the year 2011, I went to an exhibition of Sudarshan Sahoo, master stone carver from Odisha, at Jehangir Art Gallery, and saw an image of […]

Weaving from Memory

Weaving from Memory

By Ektaa Malik  ne sees neatly stacked saris all around at the Haat Studio of the Dastakari Haat Samiti at Meharchand Market. The saris, which range from muted offerings to colour block, have a uniform sheen to them — courtesy the inlaid checks. This is the famous patteda anchu weave, from north Karnataka. The quest to […]

The Mohan Mahal restaurant will take you back to the regal era of princely royalty

The Mohan Mahal restaurant will take you back to the regal era of princely royalty

The spectacular Mohan Mahal in Rajasthan is architecturally inspired by the Sheesh Mahal. Built in the traditional Rajasthani style inside the JW Marriott Jaipur Resort & Spa, which is located amidst the mighty Aravalis is gaining popularity in the desert state, it has arches and jharokhas embellished with over three-and-a-half lakh mirrors in intricate patterns, […]

PM Narendra Modi to launch PMJAY in Jharkhand; 22 states ready

PM Narendra Modi to launch PMJAY in Jharkhand; 22 states ready

By Abantika Ghosh Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) at a public rally in Jharkhand on September 23. However, of the 29 states on board, about 22 may see rollout of the scheme. The decision on the launch venue has been taken keeping in mind the state of preparedness of the […]

Gali Guleiyan movie review: Watch it for Manoj Bajpayee and Om Singh

Gali Guleiyan movie review: Watch it for Manoj Bajpayee and Om Singh

Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Om Singh, Neeraj Kabi, Shahana Goswami, Ranvir Shorey, Arbaaz Khan Director: Dipesh Jain Movie rating: 3.5 stars Many films have been made about Old Delhi by those looking in. In this film, Old Delhi looks out, through the eyes of a man who lives in its many labyrinthine lanes, cheek by jowl with others, in […]

Paltan movie review: All sound and fury signifying nothing

Paltan movie review: All sound and fury signifying nothing

By Shalini Langer Cast: Arjun Rampal, Sonu Sood, Jackie Shroff, Gurmeet Choudhary, Harshvardhan Rane, Luv Sinha Director: J P Dutta Movie Rating: 1.5 stars No, Paltan is not a film about the bloody Nathu La ambush of Indian soldiers by the Chinese in 1965. And it’s not about the war in 1962, much as it might underline the link to […]

India may impose anti-dumping on certain type of Chinese steel

India may impose anti-dumping on certain type of Chinese steel

NEW DELHI: India may impose an anti-dumping duty of up to USD 185.51 per tonne for five years on certain varieties of Chinese steel with a view to guard domestic players from cheap imports of the commodity from the neighbouring country. JSW Steel Ltd, Sunflag Iron & Steel Co, Usha Martin, Gerdau Steel India, Vardhman Special […]

TCS 2nd Indian firm to cross ₹ 8 trillion market cap after RIL

TCS 2nd Indian firm to cross ₹ 8 trillion market cap after RIL

MUMBAI: Tata Consultancy Services Ltd’s (TCS) market cap surged past the ₹ 8 trillion mark for the first time today, making it only the second Indian company after Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) to achieve the milestone. TCS share prices rose 1.86% to a record high of ₹ 2093.2 on the BSE today, imparting the IT bellwether a market cap of […]

Immigrants from India Increasing at US-Mexico Border

Immigrants from India Increasing at US-Mexico Border

SAN FRANCISCO— Immigrants from India are becoming increasingly common at the U.S.-Mexico border. They are now the fifth-largest group after immigrants from Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. While Indians still lag far behind Latin Americans, the number is rising. In fiscal year 2017, 2,227 Indians were apprehended trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. In the […]

3 Indian-Americans win primaries in race for US House of Representatives

3 Indian-Americans win primaries in race for US House of Representatives

WASHINGTON: Indian-Americans  Hiral Tipirneni, Anita Malik  and Sanjay Patel  – all from the opposition Democratic party – have won their respective primaries to advance to the US Congressional elections in November. While Tipirneni and Malik – both women – are running for the US House of Representatives  seats from Arizona, a State which is known for its Republican […]

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Tamil Nadu cabinet decides to recommend release of all seven convicts

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Tamil Nadu cabinet decides to recommend release of all seven convicts

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu cabinet on Sunday decided to recommend the release  of all seven convicts  in the Rajiv Gandhi  assassination case to the governor under Article 161 of the Constitution. After the cabinet meeting headed by chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami that lasted two hours, fisheries minister D Jayakumar  announced that the cabinet recommendation for the release of […]

‘Ajay Bharat, Atal BJP’: PM sets tone for 2019 polls at BJP meet

‘Ajay Bharat, Atal BJP’: PM sets tone for 2019 polls at BJP meet

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi  on Sunday gave a clarion call to BJP workers with the slogan “Ajay Bharat, Atal BJP ” and targeted the opposition’s “opportunistic efforts” to form a “mahagathbandhan” at the party’s national executive meeting in New Delhi. Giving the slogan of ‘Ajay Bharat, Atal Bhajapa’ (Invincible India, firm BJP), Modi exuded confidence that […]

Om Shanti Om Redux, Onstage Glamor and Vibrant Colors Intact

Om Shanti Om Redux,  Onstage Glamor and Vibrant Colors Intact

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It was a movie that defined a generation and its twelve songs have become all-time hits of Bollywood just as they have been ingrained in the modern Indian psyche. The movie Om Shanti Om took India by storm in 2007, conceived by Farah Khan while directing Bombay Dreams in 2002. Produced […]

BANA Academic Fest 2018

BANA Academic Fest 2018

HOUSTON: Bihar Association of North America (BANA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, hosted its showcase event, BANA Academic Fest-2018 on August 25, at Houston Community College, Stafford. The mission of BANA has been to preserve and promote social and cultural heritage of India by fostering academic and cultural excellence among children in USA. It has been […]

Ramesh Bhutada: Seeking Higher Goals Through Business Skills

Ramesh Bhutada: Seeking Higher Goals Through Business Skills

By Haider Kazim HOUSTON: Hindus of Greater Houston have bestowed their Lifetime Achievement Award on Ramesh Bhutada, founder and CEO of Star Pipe Products, employing over 1,400 people in the United States, Canada, China and India. The award was presented to him at HGH’s Janmashtami celebrations on August 25, 2018 by Bollywood legend Anupam Kher. […]

“Perfection in Every Movement”

“Perfection in Every Movement”

Tanya Roysam’s Arangetram Review By Anu Mahesh HOUSTON: Tanya Roysam’s arangetram had been an event we were all looking forward to for the last year and she did not disappoint! Tanya, a rising junior at Texas Academy for Math and Science, and daughter of Shantala and Badri Roysam, gave a three hour solo Bharatanatyam Arangetram […]

Himalayan Heritage to Houston this September

Himalayan Heritage to Houston this September

HOUSTON: It is rare for ordained Himalayan monks who have studied and meditated deeply in the mountains to disseminate the realized wisdom here in the West, but this September the Houston community will be graced by the return of a spiritual master and dharma ambassador, His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda. Shaped by the rugged Himalayan terrain, […]

World Hindu Congress Set to Welcome More Than 2,500 Delegates for 2018 Conference

World Hindu Congress Set to Welcome More Than 2,500 Delegates for 2018 Conference

Vice President of the Republic of India to Commemorate 125th Anniversary of the Landmark Parliament of Religions Speech in Special Ceremony CHICAGO: The World Hindu Congress (WHC) announced that attendance goals for the 2018 conference have been smashed, with more than 2,500 delegates and 220 eminent speakers confirmed for this year’s iteration.   Convening September […]

Abhishek Upmanyu, Comedy Show in Houston on September 16

Abhishek Upmanyu, Comedy Show in Houston on September 16

HOUSTON: After the tremendous success of Varun Thakur on April 27, DMMS Events bring Abhishek Upmanyu to our town on Sunday September 16, at the Stafford Civic Center at 6.30 pm. Abhishek is one of the many stand up comedians who are a new breed of comedians who are ready to entertain audiences world over. […]

Large Lot with Pool, Tennis Court Makes Spacious House a Resort

Large Lot with Pool, Tennis Court Makes Spacious House a Resort

By Jawahar Malhotra Property Profile Location:  5011 Darnell, Meyerland Agent:  Anna Snegirev Listing Agency: Keller Williams, 713-621-8001 or 832-930-6673 Stories: 2 Living Space: 3,185sf Bedrooms: 4 Baths:  4 full Garage:  2-car Amenities: Pool, tennis court, basketball court, golf range, beautiful landscaping Best Feature: Close to Meyerland Plaza, Galleria and Texas Medical Center HOUSTON: By any […]