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IACCGH Free Seminar to Ease the Stress in Tax Filing

IACCGH Free Seminar to Ease the Stress in Tax Filing

  HOUSTON: Why is it crucial for Indo Americans to disclose their foreign assets? Is the 401(k) plan better than Roth IRA for a tension free retirement? What are the major changes in the tax laws in 2016? These questions and many more will be answered by six of the city’s renowned CPA’s and Tax […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Til Bhuga Pinni (Jaggery Sesame Seed Balls)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Til Bhuga Pinni (Jaggery Sesame Seed Balls)

It’s a fact that Indians like dried fruits, especially nuts of all kinds, and any time they have a chance, they will munch on them, especially cashews, almonds and pistachios. And far from being eaten alone, dried fruits can be found in cooking both sweet and salty dishes. Raisins and cashew nuts are often used […]

On Mission! On Target! India House Gala Celebrates a Busy Year

On Mission! On Target! India House Gala Celebrates a Busy Year

By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND: As it was heaping platitudes on its achievements in the past year, India House could easily have added one more overlooked statistic: the first community fundraising Gala of the new year!  After adding in the amounts raised at the auction and raffle held at the Gala on Saturday, February 6 […]

Selfie To Die For

By Vanshika Vipin MUMBAI (INDIA): With the ease of access to smart phones, the selfie has become a mainstay on several mediums we interact with on a daily basis. People who were once ‘selfie-shy’ followed suit, seeing their friends get good number of ‘Likes’ or ‘Followers’ on the social media. Selfies have in some way become a medium to increase social […]

When Marathon Calls, Running on Impulse is a Case of Mind Over Pain

When Marathon Calls, Running on Impulse is a Case of Mind Over Pain

By Jawahar Malhotra KATY: He hadn’t really planned for it since his all-consuming work schedule really didn’t allow for him to take off for the routine training it would take to run the 13.1 miles in a half marathon. But the call of marathon running was too great for him to pass up; the exhilarating […]

Census Launches a Pilot Survey to Count Houston’s Diversity

Census Launches a Pilot Survey to Count Houston’s Diversity

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Just how important it is to know the make-up of the US population got a head start with the launch of a test program by the United States Census Bureau, starting in Houston in the beginning of April. As part of its American Community Survey of 250,000 households it chooses every […]

Sewa International: Yuva for Sewa Summer Service Internship in India

Sewa International: Yuva for Sewa Summer Service Internship in India

HOUSTON: Mrs. Das smiled widely at her beautiful baby girl. She held on tightly to her husband’s hand as the nurse gently placed the newborn into her welcoming arms, and all of the onlookers – two OBGYNs, three nurses, and two Yuva for Sewa interns – could see the happiness radiating from this family. For […]

A Dinner to Give Children Happy and Healthy Childhoods

A Dinner to Give Children Happy and Healthy Childhoods

CRY America to host its First Annual Gala Dinner in Houston on Sunday, February 28, 2016 for the cause of underprivileged children. HOUSTON: CRY, Child Rights and You America Inc (CRY America), a 501c3 non-profit that works to restore the rights of underprivileged children, especially in India, will host its First Houston Gala Dinner on Sunday, […]

Dr. A. P. Raghuthaman, 1944 – 2016

Dr. A. P. Raghuthaman,  1944 – 2016

Dr. Ayyam Raghuthaman, renowned Houston area gastroenterologist passed away suddenly on Feb 8, 2016 during a brief visit to Coimbatore, India to attend a reunion of his Madras Medical College graduate colleagues. He died of an apparent massive heart attack and had no known prior symptoms. His last rites will be done in Palakkad in […]

Perception is Reality for Sikhs in Americas

Perception is Reality for Sikhs in Americas

By Aseem Kulkarni MEXICO: On the morning of February 8, the actor, model, fashion and jewelry designer, and all around 21st century Renaissance man Waris Ahluwalia, was denied entry into an Aeromexico plane because of his turban. According to Ahluwalia, he arrived at the gate to board his flight from Mexico City to New York […]

The Four Best Tricks to Help Your Child Memorize Information

The Four Best Tricks to Help Your Child Memorize Information

Whether young or old, our brains can sometimes have trouble retaining certain information. As we celebrate this year’s President’s Day on February 15, consider the long list of U.S. Presidents as a challenge—although George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are easily remembered, what about naming the other 42 presidents in chronological order? Fortunately, there are a […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Aaloo Puriyan (Potatoes & Deep Fried Puff Bread)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Aaloo Puriyan (Potatoes & Deep Fried Puff Bread)

This is a dish that could be eaten for breakfast or as a snack or served after poojas (religious services) for the langar or communal feast. It is actually a very simple but satisfying dish and the flavors of the hot fried puris (fried puff bread) and the slightly crushed aaloo (potatoes) in their own […]

Musical Night-Fun for a Cause

Musical Night-Fun for a Cause

By  Gopinath Sivasubramanian KATY: A Musical Night Fundraiser for adding High School to the Govindier Aided Middle school located in a village called Valavanur, Tamilnadu was held at Faith West Academy located in Katy.   The evening before Valentine’s Day, opened to the warm and smooth voice of MC Ganga Hiremath. The artistes were from Canada […]

The Pursuit to Honor His Guiding Light, the Gayatri Mantra, Leads to World Hindu Congress

The Pursuit to Honor His Guiding Light, the Gayatri Mantra, Leads to World Hindu Congress

By Jawahar Malhotra KATY: Without a doubt, he is sure, that his unshakeable faith in the Gayatri Mantra has been one of the reasons for his success in his career as a physician and has also guided him to courageously face the challenges in his life. Growing up in Karol Bagh in New Delhi and […]

HCC Partners with FIS on the Oral History Project

HOUSTON: Foundation for India Studies ( FIS) and Houston Community College System (HCC) have both signed a MOU at the Katy campus on November 18, to partner in FIS’s Indo-American Oral History Project. The MOU will facilitate HCC and FIS to collaboratively produce video recordings of oral history interviews of the first generation immigrants from […]

Desi’s Get into Halloween Spirit with Costumes, Parties

HOUSTON: The local community celebrated Halloween with a spirit (no pun intended) this year that showed that they were finally getting integrated with the mainstream community, with costume parties going on all across town for the young, old and much older alike. It wasn’t just the candy seekers dressed as goblins and ghouls who made […]

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