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Vaisakhi, Celebrated Even Late, is Still A Joyful Community Affair

Vaisakhi, Celebrated Even Late, is Still A Joyful Community Affair

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Halfway through the 26 dance segments, the Sohniya Houston Diyan Gidha group took the stage and they were mesmerizing. Their footwork, singing and brilliantly colored kurtas, duppatas and skirts and swinging long braided ponytails just enveloped the entire stage as all twelve women dashed around alternating between rounds of duets and […]

TCC Taped Ball Professional Tournament Spring 2017: Houston Arrows Winners, BBCC Runners up

TCC Taped Ball Professional Tournament Spring 2017: Houston Arrows Winners, BBCC Runners up

HOUSTON: Houston Arrows won the TCC Taped Ball Professional League Spring 2017 tournament by defeating Ball Breakers Cricket Club (BBCC) by 6 runs in a low scoring thriller. For both HA and BBCC, this was their maiden final entry. It was a well-deserved win for HA who finished second in the group. The Professional League […]

Ram Leela 2017

Ram Leela 2017

By Sudesh Pillutla & Sangeeta Pillutla HOUSTON: Ram Leela comes early to Houston this year. Shri Sita Ram Foundation has been presenting this play twice a year for several years to promote our Vedic culture and moral values exemplified by Ram in Ramayana. This year the play is in the form of a Kuchipudi dance […]

TiE Houston Hosts Panel on Successful Business Exits

TiE Houston Hosts Panel on Successful Business Exits

HOUSTON: TiE Houston hosted a well-attended panel discussion on “Successful Exits: The Truth About Growth and Exits” at the Westin Oaks hotel in the Houston Galleria. Participants came to network and listen to three local Houstonians share their success stories on business exits as well as gain valuable insight and advice. TiE Houston President, Dr. […]

Literally Short Films Festival Selects Gulati’s “The Manliest Man”

Literally Short Films Festival Selects Gulati’s “The Manliest Man”

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: He must have been jet-lagged from his long plane ride the day before from Mumbai to the Bayou City, but dressed in blue jeans, a black vee-neck t-shirt and white sneakers, Anuj Gulati looked like a college student out for a stroll in the hot humid weather of the city. The […]

Chariot Festival – 2017

Chariot Festival – 2017

HOUSTON: Orissa Culture Center (OCC) in collaboration with Sri Sitaram Foundation will celebrate the tenth chariot festival of Houston on June 25, at the India House, 8888 W Bellfort Blvd., Houston, TX 77031. The event is free for all and we invite people from Houston and neighboring cities to participate in this day long festival. […]

Peers Reminisce at Harish Jajoo’s Retirement Reception

Peers Reminisce at Harish Jajoo’s Retirement Reception

By Sanchali Basu SUGAR LAND: It was very nostalgic for everyone around, when peers, friends and relatives gathered for Harish Jajoo’s retirement reception at The Sugar Land Museum of Natural Science on Thursday, June 15. The Mayor and Members of City Council of The City of Sugarland had arranged the reception honoring the retiring Council […]

Yogrishi Swami Ramdev in North America

Yogrishi Swami Ramdev in North America

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: North America will soon get a lesson in yoga from none other than yoga’s global icon Yogrishi Swami Ramdev. He will lead the way showing thousands of yoga amateurs and practitioners various postures (asanas), breathing techniques and meditation that promise a medicine free life. The declaration of June 21 as the […]

How to Unbox the Twin Cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad

How to Unbox the Twin Cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad

By Mohan Guruswamy HYDERABAD: Hyderabad is the 24th largest city in the world. The twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad have 5.3 million people living in 172 sq km and by 2030 will be home to 10.15 million. This will mean more motor vehicles, more commuting, congestion, effluents and chaos. The twin cities are among […]

Commemorating 150 Years of Mahatma Gandhi’s Spiritual Inspiration

Commemorating 150 Years of  Mahatma Gandhi’s Spiritual Inspiration

HOUSTON: From the early days of the Montgomery bus boycott, Martin Luther King Jr. referred to Mahatma Gandhi as “the guiding light” of nonviolent social change. Deeply influenced by the works of Gandhi while studying at the Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania, King made the struggle for civil liberty for African- Americans in the USA […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 4 Gandhi’s Impact in South Africa

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 4 Gandhi’s Impact in South Africa

The story thus far… Gandhi arrives in South Africa and is rudely made aware of the rampant racism in that country when has to visit Pretoria on work. He is unceremoniously thrown off a 1st class compartment on a train to Johannesburg. He manages to board another train where his white fellow traveler is quite […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Maal Pudde (Fried Sweet Flatcakes)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Maal Pudde  (Fried Sweet Flatcakes)

Those who enjoy their savory snacks know that the taste of a namkeen pudda (salty flatcake) is between that of a pakora (fried fritter) and a soft parantha. Part of this is because pudde are made on a tava (flat plate) much like a parantha is and the other part is that the dough mixture […]

Zindagi Tujhse Kya Karen Shikvey – Official Music Video | Ayesha Takia, Vipin S & Vikas S

Zindagi Tujhse Kya Karen Shikvey – Official Music Video | Ayesha Takia, Vipin S & Vikas S

Mubarakan | Official Trailer | Anil Kapoor | Arjun Kapoor | Ileana D’Cruz | Athiya Shetty

Mubarakan | Official Trailer | Anil Kapoor | Arjun Kapoor | Ileana D’Cruz | Athiya Shetty

Baadshaho Official Teaser | Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Esha Gupta, Ileana D’Cruz & Vidyut Jammwal

Baadshaho Official Teaser | Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Esha Gupta, Ileana D’Cruz & Vidyut Jammwal

Shaan to release song using instruments from world over on World Music Day

Shaan to release song using instruments from world over on World Music Day

Singer Shaan is set to release a song on Wednesday using a variety of musical instruments from across the world, which is also the World Music Day. From Dizi, the Chinese flute to the Bodhrán, the Irish drum to other unique instruments like Abakua, Cowbell, Bongo, Timbales, Bagpipes, Tabla among others, a variety of instruments […]

Shah Rukh Khan hands over Rs 5000 to Ranbir Kapoor to settle their ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ feud

Shah Rukh Khan hands over Rs 5000 to Ranbir Kapoor to settle their ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ feud

Ranbir Kapoor was happy that ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ – a title that he suggested – had been finalised for the Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma starrer directed by Imtiaz Ali. He said he wants Rs 5000 as a reward and in cash. To which, Shah Rukh had playfully tweeted, “Just in case Ranbir […]

Off Course Tubelight

Off Course Tubelight

For director Kabir Khan’s Tubelight, a Salman Khan-starrer that has the 1962 Indo-Sino war in the backdrop, the release of composer Pritam’s tunes was spread over a couple of months by the producers. Although the singers used in the album deliver earnestly, their voices set amid interesting orchestration, the compositions aren’t as strong as one […]

Kareena Kapoor Khan on Taimur Ali Khan: Saif and I keep arguing if he is more Pataudi or Kapoor

Kareena Kapoor Khan on Taimur Ali Khan: Saif and I keep arguing if he is more Pataudi or Kapoor

More than gushing over the gorgeous Kareena Kapoor Khan, the world is talking about her son Taimur Ali Khan. But it is not just the media and the actor’s fans who are obsessed with this handsome baby but also mom Kareena who reveals in an interview that even she keeps discussing Taimur with her husband […]

Air India sale offers tickets starting at Rs 706

Air India sale offers tickets starting at Rs 706

Jumping on to the monsoon sale bandwagon, national carrier Air India is offering fares starting Rs 706 (all inclusive). The sale called “Saavan Special 2017 Sale” is on till Wednesday June 21. The promotional offer is applicable for travel between July 1, 2017 to September 20. As is the norm with these sales, limited seats […]

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