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Pratham Houston Holiday Luncheon Raises Record Breaking Funds For Women Empowerment Programs

Pratham Houston Holiday Luncheon Raises Record Breaking Funds For Women Empowerment Programs

Click here for Photo Collage HOUSTON: Pratham Houston’s Holiday Luncheon 2018 on Friday, December 7th at The Junior League of Houston was a resounding success from every aspect: large attendance, excellent entertainment and most importantly, record breaking fundraising – $180,000 towards women empowerment programs. As with previous years, the funds raised at the Luncheon are […]

Ek Andheri Barsaat ki Toofan Raat …. and the Poets Recite On!

Ek Andheri Barsaat ki Toofan Raat …. and the Poets Recite On!

By Jawahar Malhotra    SUGAR LAND: A fierce storm had blown in over the afternoon, dumping sheets of rain over the whole metropolitan area and by evening time, the downpour only promised to be more severe. The wet roads glistened under the streetlights like black oiled ribbons and cars pulled into the Madras Pavilion parking […]

IACCGH Nexgen – Fall 2018 Young Minds Panel

IACCGH Nexgen – Fall 2018 Young Minds Panel

By Anish Nagar HOUSTON: The IACCGH NexGen Exchange had their Fall 2018 Young Minds Panel at the University of Houston on Wednesday November 14. In partnership with UH CEO (Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization), NexGen invited three young and successful entrepreneurs to speak and answer questions on the panel. The panelists were: Franceska McCaughan (Founder of Franzie’s […]

Personal Injury – Injured in an Auto Accident with a Drunk Driver!

Personal Injury – Injured in an Auto Accident with a Drunk Driver!

HOUSTON: The holiday season is an exciting time of year and should be enjoyed responsibly. Many people are driving in a rushed or reckless manner, due to the frenzy of completing shopping lists or going to festivities. Further, there is a high percentage of accidents caused by impaired or drunk driving, resulting in fatal or […]

T-Series Video Channel, the Matharoo Sisters, Mastanamma

T-Series Video Channel, the Matharoo Sisters, Mastanamma

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: To confirm that Indians the world over are marking their mark in this electronic digital age, there are three stories that are making the rounds these days that owe their very prominence to social media. All three have made their marks through persistence, though one – the story of the Matharoo […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes – Samose (FRIED STUFFED PASTRIES)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes – Samose (FRIED STUFFED PASTRIES)

If you go to any South Asian party, chances are that you’ll be served samosas for snacks. These pyramid shaped appetizers are even available in the frozen food sections in large, medium and cocktail sizes, have crossed over into the mainstream stores and the name has become part of the vernacular. Below is a reprint […]

In Reverence of Guru Nanak’s Teachings on His 550th Birth Anniversary

In Reverence of Guru Nanak’s Teachings on His 550th Birth Anniversary

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: The emotions in the packed hall of over 200 people were charged with love and adulation for a saint who lived among us five centuries ago and preached a message of universality, inclusiveness and brotherhood that has transcended the generations and been the founding stone for one of the world’s great […]

5 Year Old, Raises $1,464 for Pratham Houston!

5 Year Old, Raises $1,464 for Pratham Houston!

SUGAR LAND: Established in 1995 to provide education to children in Mumbai slums, Pratham (which means “first” in Sanskrit) is one of the largest and most successful non-governmental education organizations in India. Since its inception, Pratham has transformed the lives of more than 58 million underserved children and youth across 21 of India’s 29 states. […]

Arya Samaj Houston Honored As Model Arya Samaj of the World

Arya Samaj Houston Honored As Model Arya Samaj of the World

HOUSTON: Arya Samaj Houston is in jubilation mood, having won another feather in its cap. The worldwide movement of Arya Samaj founded by Maharshi Dayanand, to raise intellectual, moral and spiritual stature of humankind is well coordinated by its apex body in Delhi, called Sarvadeshik Arya Pratinidhi Sabha. The apex leadership began to organize a […]

Bihar Association of North America Celebrates its Silver Jubilee Cultural Fest

Bihar Association of North America Celebrates its Silver Jubilee Cultural Fest

HOUSTON: Bihar Association of North America (BANA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, held its Annual Cultural Festival on November 24, at Durga Bari in Houston to celebrate it’s Silver Jubilee Year. The primary purpose of BANA is to foster culture and education in the Greater Houston Area. It was evening full of music, dance and play. […]

Memorable Evening!

Memorable Evening!

HOUSTON: Rajender Singh, CEO of Star promotion has brought around a hundred victorious shows across multiple cities. Rajender has had the privilege of garner-ing an esteemed reputation within Bollywood biggies and dignitaries. He was recently invited to the Texas Governor’s Mansion where he celebrated Diwali with the Abbotts. He has been like family to many […]

New ICC Board Elections Mark the Start of a New Year of Events

New ICC Board Elections Mark the Start of a New Year of Events

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: As the year comes to an end, another ritual of the closing month drew the members of the India Culture Center together to hold its annual elections this past Sunday, December 2 at India House. Outside, on a crisp, sunny day, the grounds of the center off West Bellfort were filled […]

Shomik Verma Wins 2018 Marshall Scholarship

Shomik Verma Wins 2018 Marshall Scholarship

SUGAR LAND: The UK government announced the 2019 Marshall scholarship Winners for 2019 on Dec 3, 2018. One of the Indian-Americans to win the schorlaship is Shomik Verma from the Houston Area. Verma went to school in Fort Bend ISD and graduated from Clements High School in Sugar Land in 2015. Currently he is a […]

9th World Gene Convention, Singapore 2018

9th World Gene Convention, Singapore 2018

Ethical and Social issues in Genomics Research and Synthetic Biology HOUSTON: Dr. Krishna Dronamraju, President of the Foundation for Genetic Research in Houston, recently delivered the Keynote address to the 9th World Gene Convention in Singapore. Genome sequencing and genome studies have raised fears of ethical, legal, social and medical concerns with no satisfactory solutions […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes – Besan ka Pooda (CHICKPEA FLOUR PANCAKES)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes – Besan ka Pooda  (CHICKPEA FLOUR PANCAKES)

In the cold and often rainy or snowy winter months, when you are in need of some warm comfort food, this dish is a perfect fit and is so easy to make. Below is a reprint of Mama’s Besan de Poode recipe, which is perfect with chutney and hot tea. It is reprinted with some […]

Miss India USA Texas 2018, An Evening of Glamour & Gratitude!

Miss India USA Texas 2018, An Evening of Glamour & Gratitude!

HOUSTON: On Sunday, November 11, at the Ayva Center in Houston; Texas crowned new Indo-American Ambassadors as Miss/Teen/Mrs. India USA Texas. The newly crowned queens received a yearlong agreement with a nationally recognized leading talent management agency, internship opportunities and a chance to represent the Cowboy Capital of the World, Texas at Miss India USA. […]

SNC Participates at Thanksgiving Downtown Parade

SNC Participates at Thanksgiving Downtown Parade

Click here for Photo Collage By Gursharan Singh HOUSTON: Thanksgiving Parade is always a big draw for the thousands of people from across the Metroplex who line the route several rows deep, many in their comfortable folding chairs arriving an hour or two beforehand to get a good viewing site. Who, after all, doesn’t enjoy […]

Houston Trade Mission to India Opened Doors to More Local Economic & Cultural Expansion

Houston Trade Mission to India Opened Doors to More Local Economic & Cultural Expansion

HOUSTON: From natural gas demand to tourism, tech innovation, real estate development and more, the Greater Houston Partnership trade mission to India led by Mayor Sylvester Turner found soaring opportunities for the city’s economic and cultural expansion. Houston is now a trend-setter for nurturing this relationship as the result of our trade mission,” Mayor Turner […]

Launch of Passport Seva Project in Houston

Launch of Passport Seva Project in Houston

  HOUSTON: The Consulate General of India, Houston on November 28, 2018 inaugurated the Passport Seva Project (PSP) in Houston.  A team led by Minister of State for External Affairs, General (Rtd) V. K Singh has been in USA to launch the Project at Indian Embassy, Washington DC and in five Consulates- Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, […]

Houston Native Hits the Bollywood Waves!

Houston Native Hits the Bollywood Waves!

HOUSTON: Sandeep Sulhan (34), also known as DJ Dholi Deep releases his first original single, “Peg Peg Peg”, under the “Zee Music Company” banner. Peg features pumping EDM music and is a promising party anthem to make all the dance floors rock, and features bollywood hitmaker “Manj Musik” (formerly RDB) as the lead vocalist, and […]