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Wallis State Bank #1 SBA Lender in the Houston District Office

HOUSTON: Wallis State Bank has made another milestone in SBA lending in the Houston area.  For the SBA fiscal year from October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014, Wallis State Bank is the #1 SBA volume lender for the Houston District Office.  Out of the 128 banks in the Houston area, Wallis State Bank did […]

Dinner Honoring Daya at Consul General’s Home

By Lakshmy Parameswaran HOUSTON: Daya, an organization serving South Asian survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault was inaugurated in 1996 by the then Consul General of India, Swashpawan Singh. Since then, Daya has been fortunate to have the support of every Consul General and his spouse who succeeded Swashpawan Singh in Houston. This relationship […]

Houston Maharashtra Mandal Celebrated Diwali

By Ravi Ozarker HOUSTON: HMM celebrated Diwali on October 18 in Katy.   Highlights of the Diwali event included Mangaldeep Sugam Sangeet Concert by Padmaja Phenany Joglekar.  Padmaja received Padma Shri Award in 2001 for her god gifted voice and singing talent. She had a special privilege of composing and singing poems written by Honorable Shri […]

Soulful Concent by T.M. Krishna

Soulful Concent by T.M. Krishna

By Uma Ranganathan STAFFORD: The great poet Rabindranath Tagore once said, ‘The measure of a singer’s liberation is in his own creative personality. He can sing the composer’s song as his own, if he has the power creatively to assert himself in his interpretation of general law of the melody which he is given to […]

Urge to Reconcile and Bind a War Torn Society Leads to Visible Role in Sri Lankan Government

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It was a civil war that lasted 26 years and tore apart the fabric of the country, with death and destruction wreaking havoc far from the Jafna Peninsula, the epicenter of the conflict, to the streets of Columbo, the Sri Lankan capital on the western seaboard. Countless people were caught within […]

Sankara Eye Foundation Hosts First Banquet in Houston

HOUSTON: Sankara Eye Foundation (SEF) is proud to announce it first ever Banquet in Houston on Nov. 8, in celebration of the inauguration of its ninth eye care hospital in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh and performing over 1.2 million free eye surgeries. Established in 1998, Sankara Eye Foundation (SEF), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, has been working […]

Record Breaking Attendance Numbers for Texas Renaissance Festival’s Opening Weekend

TODD MISSION: Despite forecasts for patchy rain over the first weekend, Texas Renaissance Festival organizers report record breaking attendance numbers for Saturday and Sunday’s Oktoberfest opening weekend. The nation’s largest and most acclaimed renaissance festival celebrates 40 years of food, fun and magical weekends from October 11 through November 30, as well as Thanksgiving Friday. […]

HMM Presents “Durga Zali Gauri” a Musical Journey of a Princess

By Rajesh Thatte HOUSTON: Their feet are ready to step, hands ready for katthak mudras, faces full of expressions ready for the stage light. This is a dedicated group of Houston’s youngest Maharashtrian community members, as young as 5 years and up to high school. More than 60 children are practicing hard for the past […]

CANCER CURE & PREVENTION SERIES: Prostate Cancer: The Silent Killer

In the next series of topics, we will explore specific cancers. The first of these is prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is not only a very common cancer but one of the few, where there are several choices of treatment for early to intermediate disease. In most cancer types, the oncologists taking care of the patient […]

Houston Buddhist Vihare Celebrated Katina Pinkama

By Chiranjaya Nanayakkara HOUSTON: This year the Houston Buddhist Vihare held the celebration of ‘Katina Pinkama’ on two consecutive days – October 18 and October 19, at the Temple located at 8727 Radio Road, Houston, TX 77075, with the participation of twenty monks from various parts of the country and, well over five hundred Buddhist […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Phirni (Cream of Rice Pudding)

Phirni is often confused with kheer but actually it is quite different both in presentation and taste. It is a simple, easy and quick desert to make and most people find it delicious. There are several variations of the basic phirni recipe, like the badami phirni (with almonds), kesari (saffron), gulab (rose), piste (pistachio), aam […]

The Magic Bus is on a Journey

Click here for photo collage     By Vanshika Vipin HOUSTON: The Magic Bus is on its journey with its second event of the year, a Charity Gala, first being the Farhan Akhtar show back in April. Houstonians gathered at the JW Marriott, Westheimer, on Saturday, October 11 for a full house event for Magic […]

A Shorter Ram Leela True to its Roots of Story Telling and Lessons Learned

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It is a tale often told and has played out on stage for centuries, and it has become a tradition in the Bayou City over the past decade as the region’s Hindus go through all the celebrations that culminate in the sparkling, fireworks spectacle of Diwali. For centuries, Valmiki’s Rama Leela […]

Lessons on Sri Lankan Reconciliation by the Cabinet Minister in the Midst

By Mitan Sidhu HOUSTON: On Wednesday, October 9, the Asia Society held a gathering, at which Vasudeva Nanayakkara, a Senior Cabinet Minister from Sri Lanka, addressed the efforts at reconciliation in Sri Lanka. The Minister was introduced by Charles Foster, Chairman of the Asia Society and by the Honorary Counsel General of Sri Lanka, Bandula […]

First, Karva Chauth Celebrations at India House

By Payal Vineet & Vanshika Vipin HOUSTON: Continuing the tradition of bringing Indian culture to the people living miles away from India, India House Houston, organized and celebrated a community event on the occasion of Karva Chauth on Saturday, Oct 11 at 7:30 pm. Vipin Kumar, General Manager of India House, was the key person […]

What Makes Diwali Diwali ?

By Malay Vyas HOUSTON: Is it the thousand twinkling lights, the aroma of sweet delicacies arising from the kitchen, making numerous phone calls back home to talk with parents, cousins, uncles and aunts, or is it a flurry of house parties?  Diwali is nostalgia of Diwalis past, a celebration of all you have, and anticipation […]

A Focal Point for the Community, IAN Carries Torch Forward

  Click here for Anniversary Special Supplement By Jawahar Malhotra, Publisher One score and a dozen years ago, an enterprising sociology professor with no background in journalism or publishing but a passion for the dynamics of human interaction saw fit to make his contribution to keeping his growing Indo American community connected by disseminating news. […]

Meet Indo-American’s New Gen-X Partner : Vanshika Vipin

Click here for Anniversary Special Supplement   By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: Ever since Dr. K.L. Sindwani founded Indo-American News 32 years ago, he often wondered how the newspaper will sustain itself and grow over the coming years and decades. Dr. Sindwani himself was the guiding force for the first 29 years of the newspaper. Since […]

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