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Man carrying foreign bills worth Rs200m arrested

Man carrying foreign bills worth Rs200m arrested

LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested on Wednesday a passenger at the airport for carrying foreign currency worth over Rs200 million. According to the FIA, Zeeshan Naseer, of Shahdara, was to board a Dubai-bound flight. He was carrying 1.45 million euros, 1.59 million UAE dirham , $10,000 and 2,500 pounds. He was handed over […]

‘Disappointed’ India summons US ambassador over sale of F-16s to Pakistan

‘Disappointed’ India summons US ambassador over sale of F-16s to Pakistan

NEW DELHI: A ‘disappointed’ India summoned on Saturday United States envoy in New Delhi, Richard Verma, over Obama administration’s decision to sell eight Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, along with training, radar and other equipment, a deal worth $699 million. “We are disappointed at the decision of the Obama Administration to notify the sale […]

OF DEAD COWS AND THE GANGA: THE PARADOX OF RELIGION

OF DEAD COWS AND THE GANGA: THE PARADOX OF RELIGION

A dead cow is floating down the river Ganga. She is a black-and-white Holstein Friesian cow, like the one I own in Bangalore. She floats sideways, legs spreadeagled. Half of her face is visible, even though it is dark—7pm on a Friday. I wish I could say that she looks peaceful, but her teeth are […]

Sanjay Dutt released from jail, visits mother Nargis’ grave

Sanjay Dutt released from jail, visits mother Nargis’ grave

Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt reached Mumbai post his release from Yerawada prison on Thursday morning after serving 42 months for possessing an AK-56 supplied by gangsters behind a series of bomb blasts in Mumbai in 1993. Dutt kissed the ground as he walked free from the jail in Pune, after authorities decided to release him […]

2nd Annual “University of Houston Day” at India House

2nd Annual “University of Houston Day” at India House

HOUSTON: On Wednesday, February 17, as the sun was setting down, India House started buzzing with dozens of enthusiastic youngsters, most of them with parents or other family members, to attend this very important day to figure out how to navigate towards their future career. Together, India House and University of Houston, under the leadership […]

The Geetanjali Hit Parade Keeps Rolling till Midnight!

The Geetanjali Hit Parade Keeps Rolling till Midnight!

Click here for Photo Collage By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: If you ever doubted that you could hold a huge party on a Sunday evening and get a full house, you haven’t encountered the charm and persistency of Shoba Joshi, the popular host of the Geetanjali radio program. She not only brought in so many well-wishers […]

Dance 4 Chennai

Dance 4 Chennai

By Thara Narasimhan HOUSTON: Samyuktha Hari was on a mission while performing to benefit a noble cause.  “Dance4 Chennai” was held on Feb 6 at the McCullough Junior High School auditorium in The Woodlands. Her mother Rajee Hari had earlier pioneered to collect funds, clothing, household and non-perishable items and shipped two container loads of […]

Judge R .K. Sandill Addresses YLDP Class of 2016

Judge R .K. Sandill Addresses  YLDP Class of 2016

By Shalini Lakshmi HOUSTON: On Saturday, February 13, YLDP held a session with Judge Ravi K. Sandill at the Houston Civil Court House. Judge Sandill is a judge at the 127th District Court and is first South Asian to be elected into the district court bench in Texas. Judge Sandill had overcome obstacles of all […]

Mission Possible! Search for a Bride!! Then Get Married!!!

Mission Possible! Search for a Bride!! Then Get Married!!!

By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND: Though she is not South Asian, Ellen Goldberg has been so immersed in local community affairs, especially in international circles like the Sister Cities Project that is near and dear to her heart, that she has often been in contact with people from the Indian and Pakistani communities, in one […]

Tax Planning & its Benefits Workshop at JVB Preksha Meditation Center

Tax Planning & its Benefits Workshop  at JVB Preksha Meditation Center

By Seema Jain HOUSTON: As part of community outreach, JVB Houston Center organized its first workshop of I-Choose for year 2016, a program for young professionals on Tax Planning & Its Benefits. The event was held on Sunday, Feb. 7, from 1PM – 2:30 PM inside JVB’s Pyramid Hall and was conducted by distinguished speaker […]

Telugu Bhavanam Banquet Set for March 5

Telugu Bhavanam Banquet Set for March 5

HOUSTON: The Houston Telugu community is organizing a Banquet on March 5, (Saturday) at 6 PM at India House to launch its campaign to build Telugu Bhavanam, a community center in Houston. Consul General Parvathaneni Harish will be the Chief Guest for the evening. The proposed Telugu Bhavanam is designed as a multipurpose facility to […]

Alok Utsav: An Evening of Exquisite Odissi Dance Recitals

Alok Utsav: An Evening of Exquisite Odissi Dance Recitals

By Sanchali Basu HOUSTON: The Kalaangan school of Odissi dance led by its inimitable artistic director, Supradipta Datta held its annual function on Saturday, January 16 at the Sugar Land Auditorium. The evening started off with a sumptuous array of delectable snacks including samosas, egg rolls, brownies and jalebis. This was the fifth year that […]

For Nadeem and Shuana it was Simply Love at First Sight!

For Nadeem and Shuana it was Simply Love at First Sight!

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It all started at a friend’s birthday party and there were many people around. He recalls her coming up to him and starting a conversation and thought she was really courageous and bold. She thought he was kind of shy, but really wanted him to call her later and found a […]

Happy Together After All These 25 Years!

Happy Together After All These 25 Years!

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: They may have met a few times in the same college they went to in Katmandu, Nepal but they didn’t know that their fates would bring them even closer together years later. He was a busy soccer player, having formed the 3 Star Club and if he wasn’t practicing, he was […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Lobia Di Chaat (Black Eyed Pea Snack)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Lobia Di Chaat (Black Eyed Pea Snack)

There are several ways to make lobia (black eyed pea): in a curry, sautéed or served cold as a snack. Eaten in any way, lobia is a nourishing and satisfying vegetable that can be served with many other dishes. Their soft buttery taste and ease of cooking makes them a popular alternative to rajma (kidney […]

Ranaji to KILL Gayatri in Ek Tha Raja…

Ranaji to KILL Gayatri in Ek Tha Raja…

Trouble to double in Ranaji and Gayatri’s life in Zee TV’s Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani (Sphereorigins). Recently, we saw Rageshwari (Anjum Fakih) hypnotizing Ranaji (Siddhant Karnick) so that he could ill treat Gayatri (Drashti Dhami). Now, in the coming episode, Gayatri’s mom Damyanti (Moon Banerjee) would find something suspicious and hence will give an amulet […]

“Jeete Hain Chal” Video Song | Neerja | Sonam Kapoor, Prasoon Joshi | T-Series

“Jeete Hain Chal” Video Song | Neerja | Sonam Kapoor, Prasoon Joshi | T-Series

Jabra FAN Anthem Song | Shah Rukh Khan | #FanAnthem

Jabra FAN Anthem Song | Shah Rukh Khan | #FanAnthem

Madhura Naik to play an Icchadhari Mor (peacock) in Naagin!

Madhura Naik to play an Icchadhari Mor (peacock) in Naagin!

We knew that people were cursed into animals in some of the Puranas but this takes the cake, or should we say, the bakery! Writers of Indian mythology should get up and take notice. The concept of the Icchadhari naagin (snake woman) has existed since years but newer ideas like Icchadhari nevla (mongoose) and now, Icchadhari […]

There’s NOTHING about this Parineeti Chopra pic that you won’t like!

There’s NOTHING about this Parineeti Chopra pic that you won’t like!

Parineeti Chopra recently left all of us wondering when she was seen in all casual look at the international airport in Mumbai but we know what she’s up to. Our soon to be Bindu took off to explore the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and man is she having fun! The actress posted a picture on her social media […]