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Neerja Movie Review

Neerja Movie Review

Defying every norm laid down in the mainstream Bollywood rule-book, Neerja coaxes a riveting two-hour drama out of a real-life tale of extraordinary courage. For those old enough to remember how the hijacking of the 1986 Pan Am flight 73 panned out, the details are obviously all in the public domain. Yet, the need to bring the […]

IIT entrance tests to go international

IIT entrance tests to go international

MUMBAI: To get more foreign students on campus, the premier IITs are planning to hold entrance tests for admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate courses abroad. From next year, entrance tests is likely to be conducted in eight other countries for foreign nationals, the ministry of human resources and development has decided in a recent meeting, […]

Asia Cup: India’s last chance to fine-tune T20 team

Asia Cup: India’s last chance to fine-tune T20 team

With five wins in six Twenty20 internationals, India’s starting XI has probably selected itself for the upcoming Asia Cup starting February 24. But with the ICC World Twenty20 three weeks away, the tournament in Bangladesh allows the Indian team one last shot at zeroing in on their best combination as well as testing out the […]

Make in India costs more than made in China: Aakash tablet maker

Make in India costs more than made in China: Aakash tablet maker

Questioning the feasibility of Freedom 251, Datawind CEO Suneet Singh Tuli trashed the explanation given by Noida-based startup Ringing Bells that domestic manufacturing have allowed them to offer the world’s cheapest smartphone for just Rs 251 or less than $4. “Firstly, make in India is actually assemble in India. While local assembling is the first […]

In bid to attract more Indian students, UK increases scholarships

In bid to attract more Indian students, UK increases scholarships

KOLKATA: The number of Indian students has decreased in the last few years in the UK, following a clamp down on bogus colleges. The British government will woo Indian students by increasing scholarships, a British High Commission official said on Friday. “If you compare the figures with what was there three to four years ago, […]

NRIs can buy house in India, rules consumer body

NRIs can buy house in India, rules consumer body

NEW  DELHI: Non-Resident Indians, who return to the country “every now and then”, can purchase a house in India, the apex consumer commission has said while asking Supertech Ltd to pay around Rs 64 lakh to an NRI for denying possession of a flat in Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh. National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission […]

US will look into India’s concerns on visa fee hike: Obama assures Modi

US will look into India’s concerns on visa fee hike: Obama assures Modi

U.S. President Barack Obama has assured Prime Minister Narendra Modi that his administration would soon look into India’s concerns over the recent move to increase visa fees, highly placed sources in the government told The Hindu. Mr. Modi had a telephonic conversation with Mr. Obama after the President signed into law, on December 18 last, the […]

Valentines Date Night with Bollywood Moments!!

Valentines Date Night with Bollywood Moments!!

By Runmee Barbara HOUSTON: Valentine’s Day for the family doesn’t get any better than enjoying Bollywood dance and munching on special Valentine’s Day-themed treats. It is a day to celebrate love and have fun with loved ones. Here is a roundup of the Valentine’s Day benefit for the non-profit Kalakriti Performing Arts organized by Kusum […]

Gunateeta Sang: The Sangeet Martand Blesses his Grand-Disciples

Gunateeta Sang: The Sangeet Martand  Blesses his Grand-Disciples

By Namrata Sinha HOUSTON: When the inaugural event of the year, is an afternoon spent with the Sun of Indian Classical Music, Sangeet Martand (Martand = Sun) Padma Vibhushan Pandit Jasraj Ji – we know that Houston can expect a lot of great, exciting things this year from The Center for Indian Classical Music (CICMH). […]

IACCGH Distinguished Lecture with Dr. Renu Khator

IACCGH Distinguished Lecture with Dr. Renu Khator

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: IACCGH Advisor Dr Renu Khator gave an illuminating talk to a packed room on “Chairing the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas” at the IACCGH Distinguished Lecture. The Event was hosted on February 10, at the Federal Reserve Bank building on Allen Parkway. Executive Director Jagdip Ahluwalia welcomed the gathering and acknowledged the presence […]

A Community’s Devotion Slowly Comes to Focus, One Phase at a Time

A Community’s Devotion Slowly Comes to Focus, One Phase at a Time

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON:  Visible from the Sam Houston Tollroad, right across from the Sam Houston Racepark, the site of the Sikh National Center has slowly taken shape over the past 15 years, as donated funds have been collected. In the past two years, the steel structure of the main gurdwara has risen from the […]

Dr. Dronamraju Addresses the 103rd Indian Science Congress at the University of Mysore

Dr. Dronamraju Addresses the 103rd Indian Science Congress at the University of Mysore

HOUSTON: In his Plenary Address to the 103rd Indian Science Congress in Mysore, Dr. Dronamraju presented a discussion of the use of Genetic and Genomic Biomarkers in the early detection of various types of cancers and other diseases. Research in molecular biology, genetics and computational biology is being pursued to identify new risk factors which will […]

Natasamrat: Asa Nat Hone Nahi

Natasamrat: Asa Nat Hone Nahi

By Nishad Kanhere HOUSTON: Thanks to Houston Marathi Mandal for arranging a screening of this wonderful movie “Natasamrat – Asa Nat hone nahi” for its Houston audience which was recently released in India. Nearly 550+ enthusiast Houstonians experienced the screening of this movie at AMC Dunvale on Sunday, January 31, at 1 PM. Everyone were amused and […]

Colorado House Joint Resolution (HJR) 16-1008 Concerning Honoring the Life of Mahatma Gandhi

Colorado House Joint Resolution (HJR) 16-1008 Concerning Honoring the Life of Mahatma Gandhi

HOUSTON: A joint resolution to honor the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi who dedicated his life to fighting injustice with nonviolence and peaceful resistance was adopted by the Colorado House of Representatives and the Colorado Senate on Friday,  February 12 at the Colorado State Capitol, Denver, Colorado. State Representative Dr. Janak Joshi, House District […]

A Visionary Career in the Music Industry Recognized Along with Its Stars

A Visionary Career in the Music Industry Recognized Along with Its Stars

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON:  She comes from a creative and musically inclined family in the Bayou City and credits her parents with taking her along to concerts of some performers like Cheap Trick, The Rolling Stones, The Who and Elton John who have become icons of the Rock ‘N’ Roll era. And now, years after […]

Club 65 Celebrates the Most Romantic Valentine’s Day

Club 65 Celebrates the Most  Romantic Valentine’s Day

By Jaseem Pasha MD HOUSTON: If you’re someone who loves love and looks forward to wearing festive red clothing, listening the romantic music and take delight in the warmth of sensual sways of dancing, but was unable to attend the Club 65 Valentine celebration, then you definitely missed an exceptionally delightful gala. Valentine’s Day has […]

Cricket League Finals at India House

Cricket League Finals at India House

By Ravi Ozarker HOUSTON: Houston Sunday Cricket League Tournament (HSCLT-2015) held their finals at India House grounds on February, 7.  Brave Hearts Cricket Club (BHCC) won the tournament against mighty Grady Cricket Club (GCC) team by 10 runs, Pradeep of BHCC was declared Man of the Match for scoring a half century.  It was a […]

Shobha Seth Wenger

Shobha Seth Wenger

Shobha Seth Wenger passed away on Monday, February 15, 2016.  Born and raised in India, she acquired a BA ( Hons) degree in English Literature and a Masters in Psychology. Shobha came to Houston in 1971 with her daughter, Sujata. In 1979, she married Alan Wenger, and they were married for 30 years until Alan […]

Sri Vasavi Agni Pravesam and Thai Sukravara Deepa Puja Celebrations at Sri Meenakshi Temple

Sri Vasavi Agni Pravesam and Thai Sukravara Deepa Puja Celebrations at Sri Meenakshi Temple

By M.K. Sriram & Seshagiti Pabbisetty PEARLAND: Sri Meenakshi Temple celebrated Sri Vasavi Agni Pravesam on Wednesday February 10, and Thai Sukravara Deepa puja on Friday, February 12, in a grand manner.  Both pujas were celebrated with the participation of several ardent devotees and their families and friends. Vasavi Agni Pravesham: MTS is perhaps the […]

Kids Cricket Growing Up in Houston!

Kids Cricket Growing Up in Houston!

HOUSTON: In the last three years, cricket coaching and leagues for kids under the age of 15 has really picked up in Houston. Cricket is more than just a sport, it is a passion for most parents who are native of cricket playing countries. Triggers Colts Cricket League (TCCL) has been at the forefront on […]