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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 […]

Council Member Himesh Gandhi Files for Re-election to Sugar Land City Council, At-Large Position 1

Council Member Himesh Gandhi Files for Re-election to Sugar Land City Council, At-Large Position 1

SUGAR LAND: On Wednesday morning, Council Member Himesh Gandhi filed for re-election to the Sugar Land City Council, At-Large Position 1. First elected by a city-wide vote in 2012, Council Member Gandhi remains committed to responsible, transparent city government, superior development, and smart spending to keep the City living within its means. “Since the first […]

The Mantle Slides Over the Next Generation as a Confident Founder Gazes On

By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND: A long day has stretched into the evening and most of the staff is gone, but Pankaj Malani is still at work, in the large cluttered office that he has still not had a chance to get redecorated. He prefers to stand while he types at his computer by his […]

Local CruiseOne Travel Agency Launches Revolutionary Video Library

Library will have 35 travel videos by end of the year with additional ones being added throughout 2015                             Click here for video link   HOUSTON: Local CruiseOne travel agency CRUISE GUZS has added a video library of travel vlogs, blogs that […]

Come, Bask in the Warmth of Hindi, Kuan ke Hum Hain Hindustani!

By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND: For the past three years, if it’s the first Friday in December, then it has to be the Kavita ki Shaam get together at the Madras Pavillion restaurant in Sugar Land, organized by the Houston chapter of the International Hindi Association, in collaboration with the India Culture Center. This past […]

Crystals of India

New special exhibit features 50 jaw-dropping crystalline specimens, opens at HMNS at Sugar Land Dec. 12 SUGAR LAND: Discover the Crystals of India at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land, on exhibit from Dec. 12, 2014 – May 5, 2015. Originating from India’s Deccan Plateau, a large geologic formation that comprises most […]

“Festival of Lights” Celebration by Indo American Forum

SUGAR LAND: The picturesque locale of the Safari Texas Ball room provided the setting for the celebration of Diwali- Festival of Lights in “Maharaja and Maharani Style” by the Indo American Forum (IAF) of Fort Bend. The evening was busting with gorgeous women clad in their exquisitely beautiful saris and lahengas, and men in their […]

Sugar Land Audiences Captivated by Riveting Performances at the 7th Annual TELICA Diwali at Telfair

SUGAR LAND:  Saturday, October 18, Cornerstone Elementary School was once again the site for the Annual Telfair Diwali Festival organized by Telfair Indian American Culture Association (TELICA). Now in its 7th year, the TELICA celebration of Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights, attracted well over a 1,000 adults and children from Telfair and other parts […]

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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