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A Decade of Mentoring People Reveals One Secret: Share!

A Decade of Mentoring People Reveals One Secret: Share!

Click here to see Outreach Events Photo Collage Click here to see 10th Anniversary Photo Collage By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: The grand hall of the River Oaks Country Club, at the summit of River Oaks Boulevard epitomizes the journey of many of those from the Bayou City who have worked hard to reach the zenith […]

Michael Wood Explores Akbar’s Vision and Justice at Asia Society

Michael Wood Explores Akbar’s Vision and Justice at Asia Society

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: For those who are familiar with Michael Wood on the series The Story of India, his talk at the Asia Society last Tuesday, May 8 was a fascinating continuation of the narrative, albeit delving into the minute details of life at the beginning of the Mughal Empire in the mid-16th century. […]

Bayou City Shows its Big Heart for Children’s Rights in India

Bayou City Shows its Big Heart for Children’s Rights in India

Click here to see Photo Collage By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND: The evening was equal parts playful and high-stakes finance, which was just appropriate for an event that was to benefit underprivileged and often abused or neglected kids in India. After all, the funds that would be gathered in the fundraiser gala in Houston on […]

Yet Another BBB Distinction Award for Galson Auto

Yet Another BBB Distinction Award for Galson Auto

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Building a good reputation for your business was paramount in the minds of the many owners, if you count the hundreds of people who came to the BBB awards event proud of the services and products they offer. This was a point of pride for Dan parsons, the President of the […]

Unsung Hero Award for iEducate’s Arun Gir at IM Tapestry Ball

Unsung Hero Award for iEducate’s  Arun Gir at IM Tapestry Ball

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: This year’s Interfaith Ministries Tapestry Ball held a few surprises as many individuals were noted for their valiant efforts to help those who were affected by the floods after Hurricane Harvey last August. The Ball was once again held on Thursday, May 10 at the Hilton Americas with over 400 guests […]

Indian Firms Exhibit at this Year’s Offshore Technology Conference

Indian Firms Exhibit at this Year’s Offshore Technology Conference

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Even though attendance hit a four-year low at the Offshore Technology Conference, exhibitors from across the world were confident of a resurgence in the oil and gas industry during the four-day event held last week from April 30 through May 3 at the NRG Park and Stadium. Although booth equipment volume […]

Wallis State Bank’s Aziz Rahim Gets SBA Award

Wallis State Bank’s Aziz Rahim Gets SBA Award

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Wallis State Bank once again was the center of attention at the SCORE/SBA Annual Awards Luncheon when Sr. Vice President Aziz Rahim won the Financial Services Champion of the Year award. Just last year WSB’s Rajiv Bhavsar, Sr. Vice President of Commercial Lending had nabbed the same award. The event is […]

Supporters Meet Candidate Sri Kulkarni at Munday/Pal Fundraiser

Supporters Meet Candidate Sri Kulkarni at Munday/Pal Fundraiser

By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND: As the date for the primary runoff election on May 22 gets closer, more people from the South Asian community – especially the Indian segment – in the Fort Bend area have been rushing to hold meetings and fundraisers for Sri Preston Kulkarni, the Democratic contender for the District 22 […]

Few Indian Universities in Global Ranking Prompts New Learning Model

Few Indian Universities in Global Ranking Prompts New Learning Model

By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND: It wasn’t until he joined UCLA Berkley in 2006 and “took a deep dive into education” that he saw how multi-disciplinary universities functioned that he realized what his own education had been missing. As an administrator, he raised money, strengthened relations with communities, student bodies, US corporations and even Indian […]

SNC’s Vaisakhi Mela Grows with Added Amenities for Festival Lovers

SNC’s Vaisakhi Mela Grows with Added Amenities for Festival Lovers

Click here to see Photo Collage By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: The 20-acre Sikh National Center site on the West Sam Houston Beltway has been an evolution in slow but steady motion, with new additions as the money is raised and spent on various structures. With purposeful steps, it has taken on the semblance of the […]

ASIE Learns METRO’s Mobility Strategy to Keep Houston Flourishing

ASIE Learns METRO’s Mobility Strategy to Keep Houston Flourishing

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: When he was first appointed as the first Indian-American to serve on the Board of Metropolitan Transit Authority by then-Mayor Annise Parker in 2015, Sanjay Ramabhadran (he goes by the shortened form “Ram”) was tickled pink that his boyhood fantasy may finally be fulfilled. “I grew up in a small town […]

Mighty Desi Muscles Flex for the MS 150 and Dallas Marathon

Mighty Desi Muscles Flex for the MS 150 and Dallas Marathon

By Jawahar Malhotra AUSTIN: In the past decade, it seems like the desi community has discovered the MS 150 ride from the Bayou City to La Grange through the Hill Country into Austin and their numbers only continue to multiple. This year was no different and a few of the hardy ones celebrated their race […]

A Fundraiser Short on Details, But Heavy on Fun!

A Fundraiser Short on Details, But Heavy on Fun!

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: If fundraisers are supposed to fit the personality of the group being benefited, then the one held for Open Forum radio show certainly did just that. Ever since the trio behind the show – Subodh Bhuchar, Jagat Kamdar and Dinkar Chedda – came up with the idea of a fundraiser to […]

Club 65 Seniors Learn to Cure Their Illnesses and Stay Safe

Club 65 Seniors Learn to Cure Their Illnesses and Stay Safe

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: The members of Club 65 got a few good tips at their monthly meeting this past Saturday at the Bayland Community Center on Beechnut and these weren’t the usual everyday tips either. They heard from two law enforcement officers on how to stay safe and from an acupressure specialist on how […]

Edinburgh is Laid Out with an Artist’s Eye, Even in Names of Shops

Edinburgh is Laid Out with an Artist’s Eye, Even in Names of Shops

By Jawahar Malhotra EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND: If you are a tourist trying to take in all the sights in this picturesque city, you can surely build up a strong appetite walking around in Edinburgh, not to mention some strong leg muscles too. From the entrance plaza at Edinburgh Castle on the west to Calton Hill on […]

Reconnect with Fond African Roots … and Ride the Nile Rapids

Reconnect with Fond African Roots … and Ride the Nile Rapids

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Nostalgic is probably not the word to use when reconnecting with your roots after almost half a century, but it does convey the sense of attachment that you feel – and certainly sadness for having been forced out – for a pristine place that which your family called home. Such were […]

Sanjay Stefan Malhotra Weds Alexandra Jane Shepherd

Sanjay Stefan Malhotra Weds Alexandra Jane Shepherd

By Jawahar Malhotra FINGASK CASTLE, SCOTLAND: You never know when you might finally meet a person whom you may have had a chance encounter with. After they actually met seven years later, Stefan Malhotra and Alexandra Shepherd realized that they had been in the same chemistry class in their undergraduate days at the University of […]

History and Literature Beckon Around Every Corner of Edinburgh

History and Literature Beckon Around Every Corner of Edinburgh

By Jawahar Malhotra EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND: Edinburgh is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Cities and there is so much history around you (“101 places in Edinburgh” to see, the placards say) it naturally oozes into you. You get a good glimpse of English history – the kind I learnt, like most other Indian kids in […]

Hindi Sonnets of Love for the Matrubhoomi (Motherland)

Hindi Sonnets of Love for the Matrubhoomi (Motherland)

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: For those who have been brought up in the culture and shared in the traditions and festivals that shaped them, there is nothing short of love for the country that nurtured them. This is especially true of a culture that values its language and is known for the warmth of its […]

AAA Texas Journey Magazine Features Meenakshi Temple in Current Issue

AAA Texas Journey Magazine Features Meenakshi Temple in Current Issue

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: You know that the Indian community in Texas has arrived when a popular statewide travel magazine features one of its iconic landmarks in its pages. The March/April issue of the bimonthly Texas Journey magazine published by the AAA of Texas features a full-page pictorial and brief write up by Cynthia J. […]

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