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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 […]

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 […]

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