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Initiator and Guru

Initiator and Guru

By Srila B B Tirtha Maharaj   The words ‘initiation’ and ‘diksha’ are not synonymous. The Oxford English Dictionary says, ‘initiation’ means admitting or introducing somebody to membership of a group, often by means of a special ceremony. The definition of ‘diksha’ is given in Hari-bhakti-viläsa: “the procedure by which self-effulgent (divine) knowledge that eradicates the […]

Persistent back pain associated with increased mortality

Persistent back pain associated with increased mortality

For most people suffering from chronic back problems, enduring a constant back pain may feel like a slow death. A recent study conducted at the Boston Medical Center found that frequent, persistent back pain is associated with earlier death. Published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, the study is a first-of-its-kind that measured the impact […]

Indian-origin police officer killed in California; suspect arrested

Indian-origin police officer killed in California; suspect arrested

NEW YORK: A man was arrested for allegedly killing an Indian-origin police officer in California’s Newman County, when he was planning to flee to his native Mexico, police said. The suspect, identified as 33-year-old Gustavo Perez Arriaga and living illegally, was arrested from a home in the Kern County, about 200 miles south from the […]

Reading the Fine Print

Reading the Fine Print

The Museum of Peace, which is located within the Sarhad restaurant complex, less than two kms from the Attari-Wagah border in Amritsar, is arguably India’s first open-air, walk-through, storytelling museum, with no entry fee. It has 48 large panels mounted on high pedestals that depict pre-Partition Punjab in three sections, beginning with the rule of […]

2-1 up in Australia Test series, Team India’s new year party gets going two days early

2-1 up in Australia Test series, Team India’s new year party gets going two days early

Amidst all the joyous chaos, Cheteshwar Pujara and Jasprit Bumrah, the chief protagonists of the 137-run victory over Australia in the third Test that took India 2-1 to the final game in Sydney, scrambled to collect souvenir stumps. MELBOURNE: When the decisive blow arrived — Ishant Sharma getting Nathan Lyon to top-edge a catch — the entire […]

Why 2018 will be a landmark year for India-US strategic relationship

Why 2018 will be a landmark year for India-US strategic relationship

Washington: Notwithstanding irritants on trade issues, India and the US made “landmark” progress in 2018 to bolster their strategic and defence ties – from holding the maiden trilateral meeting with Japan to the first-ever 2+2 dialogue during which they signed the long-pending COMCASA agreement that would open the way for sales of more sensitive US military equipment […]

India’s robust economic growth to continue in 2019: CII

India’s robust economic growth to continue in 2019: CII

Related News Growing constraints on capacity could push the investment cycle next year Primary market mobilisation falls 60% to Rs 63,744-crore Non-food bank credit grows by 15.07 per cent, deposits by 9.66 per cent The country is expected to witness strong economic growth in 2019, after it has emerged as the fastest growing major world […]

50% rise in Canadian citizenship for Indians this year

50% rise in Canadian citizenship for Indians this year

MUMBAI: Indians residing in Canada  are taking their immigration journey a step forward, with several thousands opting for Canadian citizenship, after having lived in the country for the specified duration as permanent residents. Responding to a request from TOI, Canadian authorities shared some statistics. During the 10-month period ending October 2018, nearly 15,000-odd Indians obtained citizenship. […]

Indian-American Rajesh Subramaniam named FedEx president

Indian-American Rajesh Subramaniam named FedEx president

Indian-American Rajesh Subramaniam  has been named as the president and chief executive officer of US multinational courier delivery giant FedEx. Subramaniam, currently the executive vice president, chief marketing and communications officer of FedEx Corporation, will assume his new role on January 1, 2019.   Click here to read more… Credit: economictimes.indiatimes.com

PM Hasina’s party wins Bangladesh election: TV report

PM Hasina’s party wins Bangladesh election: TV report

DHAKA: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League party won Sunday’s controversial general  election, local TV said. Hasina’s Awami League-led ruling coalition had won 241 seats in the 300-member parliament, results on local TV channels showed. The main opposition National Unity Front Alliance, led by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), had secured just seven seats.   Click […]

PM Narendra Modi renames three islands in Andaman & Nicobar

PM Narendra Modi renames three islands in Andaman & Nicobar

The three islands — Ross Island, Neil Island and Havelock Island — will now be called Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island, Shaheed Dweep and Swaraj Dweep, respectively, said Modi at a public function in Port Blair. NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday renamed three islands of Andaman and Nicobar as a tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra […]

An Evening of Fun, Fantasy & Fascination at Infusion 2018!

An Evening of Fun, Fantasy & Fascination at Infusion 2018!

Click here for Photo Collage By Vanshika Vipin Varma STAFFORD: As the month of Christmas celebrations set in, it was time for yet another enticing show by the talented artists at Infused Performing Arts. The much anticipated event, in its 8th year, “Infusion 2018 – A Magical Christmas Bollywood Spectacular “ was organized at St. […]

C24 Plus Toy Drive is a Merry Holiday Affair

C24 Plus Toy Drive is a Merry Holiday Affair

Click here for Photo Collage By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: What could be better on an overcast, cold day than a chance to while away the afternoon in the company of like-minded friends? And it is an especially warm coziness when they come together to make a difference in the community they live in. This time […]

Starting January 5, STAR India’s TV Channels will be Streaming ONLY on Hotstar in the US

Starting January 5, STAR India’s TV Channels will be Streaming ONLY on Hotstar in the US

Stream your favorite shows anytime, anywhere, on any device only on Hotstar NEW YORK: Hotstar, the go-to streaming platform for the South Asian Diaspora, will now be the exclusive destination in the US to watch your favorite shows from the Star India network including hit titles such as Koffee with Karan, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata […]

Neiman Marcus Hosts International Media Soirée

Neiman Marcus Hosts International Media Soirée

Press Release HOUSTON: Move over ‘Desi Girl’ Priyanka Chopra, we have Houston’s very own International media star Ruchi Mukherjee bridging the gap between the ethnic and the mainstream. Decked out in a sultry black sari, Ruchi mesmerized the crowd at her LCAHouston International Society News Magazine Winter Cover Reveal Party, hosted by Neiman Marcus in […]

Sri Ayyappa Mandala Pooja at Sri Meenakshi Temple

Sri Ayyappa Mandala Pooja at Sri Meenakshi Temple

By Dr. Venugopal Menon PEARLAND: As the very first Shakthi Temple outside India, and the earliest one to install an Ayyappa Sannidhi, Sri Meenakshi temple has also gained the privilege of building the Holy Eighteen Steps – the sacred Pathinettampadi – offering its Sri Sastha devotees a hallowed opportunity to observe all the authentic Pooja […]

Local BITSAA Savor Holiday Season Luncheon, No Bitcoins Accepted!

Local BITSAA Savor Holiday Season Luncheon, No Bitcoins Accepted!

HOUSTON: Members of the BITSAA International – Houston Chapter met at Nirvana restaurant on the city’s westside on Saturday, December 15 to celebrate the Holiday season with a luncheon. It also provided an opportunity for the young Bitsians who moved to Houston recently to meet with the senior Bitsians living in Houston. The event was […]

SNEI Aims to Impart Punjabi, Spiritual Teachings to Area Sikh Youth

SNEI Aims to Impart Punjabi, Spiritual Teachings  to Area Sikh Youth

By Rubendra Bains HOUSTON: A wise man once said that education is a “great equalizer” of the conditions of men and women. The directors of Sikh National Center plainly had this advice in mind when they created an independent division called Sikh National Education Institute to spearhead education-based programs for the Sikh Panth (path). SNEI […]

Annual Namadwaar Utsav to Include Unique Bhagavatam Event This Year

Annual Namadwaar Utsav to Include Unique Bhagavatam Event This Year

MANVEL: The 11th Annual Namadwaar Madhura Utsav (sweet celebration) of bhakti and Bhagavata Dharma will be held at New Life Plaza at 3945 CR 58, Manvel TX 77578 this year, from December 24 to 30. The event is conducted annually by Global Organization for Divinity with the blessings of His Holiness Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Chukandar da Salad (BEETROOT SALAD)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Chukandar da Salad (BEETROOT SALAD)

Although beetroots are commonly available in India, they are not often used to make any dishes due to their sweet taste and hard texture which make cooking them very time consuming, almost like turnips, but they are eaten as a salad, in pickles and mostly juiced. Below is a reprint of Mama’s Chukandar da Salad […]