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World Premiere of Mahatma Symphony Enthralls Houston Audience

World Premiere of Mahatma Symphony Enthralls Houston Audience

By Jyoti Kulkarni HOUSTON: A Houston audience was mesmerized by violin virtuoso Dr. L. Subramaniam’s tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and his message of peace and nonviolence. The historic concert was presented by the Indo-American Association (IAA) of Houston on Saturday, August 6 at the Hobby Center for Performing Arts in downtown Houston. Consul General Aseem […]

IAPAC Hosts Non-Partisan Reception to Build Bridges with Elected Officials

IAPAC Hosts Non-Partisan Reception to Build Bridges with Elected Officials

HOUSTON: The Indian American Political Action Committee of Greater Houston (IAPAC) hosted the first non-partisan reception for over 25 elected officials and over 130 members of the Indian American community at India House on August 4. The event ‘Meet Your Elected Officials’ reflected IAPAC’s uniqueness of being the only non-partisan political voice for Indian Americans […]

DAV School Wins First Place in State at PSIA

DAV School Wins First Place in State at PSIA

HOUSTON: DAV Montessori and Elementary students participated in the Private Schools Interscholastic Association (PSIA) State Meet held on Saturday, May 7 at the Texas Christian University campus in Fort Worth. This event is rooted in virtue and academic excellence and is the culmination of months of hard work and dedication. Prior to the event, twenty-seven […]

Financial Education — A Primer

Financial Education — A Primer

By Ash Malhotra Part 2. In this article, I want to continue to set out a foundation for Financial Education.  I am very passionate about educating people – adults & kids – about personal finance and filling in the “gaps” in their financial education. While I would never claim to know everything about personal finance […]

Zee Telugu ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ Grand Finale

Zee Telugu ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ Grand Finale

HYDERABAD: Zee Telugu’s premier reality show, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa – The Singing Superstar, has taken viewers on a memorable musical journey over the past six months by presenting extraordinary performances by its talented contestants week after week. This season has introduced viewers to several young talents and won their hearts, however, like every […]

HOUSTON: Hindus of Greater Houston is celebrating its grand 11th Annual Hindu Youth Awards on Sept 10, 2022, at the newly renovated KM auditorium at Sri Meenakshi Temple. This year marks the 75th year of Indian’s independence and the Prime Minister of India has coined the celebrations as “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”. Hindus of Greater […]

Akshaya Patra to Honor Janardan and Linda Thakkar

Akshaya Patra to Honor Janardan and Linda Thakkar

HOUSTON: Akshaya Patra is a secular, not for profit organization that serves 1.8 million midday hot meals to school children in India. This is only possible with generous support from our community. We would like to recognize one of the philanthropists from Houston community. He is Janardan Thakkar. He is also advisor to the Akshaya […]

‘Beautiful Billo’ to Premiere on ZEE5 Global

‘Beautiful Billo’ to Premiere on ZEE5 Global

ZEE5 Global, the world’s largest streaming platform for South Asian content, is all set to announce its next direct to digital Punjabi movie – Beautiful Billo. Produced by Neeru Bajwa Entertainment, Omjee Star Studios and Sarin Productions, the movie stars actress Neeru Bajwa, Rubina Bajwa, Roshan Prince and Raghveet Boli in lead roles. This comedy […]

World Premiere of Mahatma Symphony with Dr. L. Subramaniam and Singer Kavita Krishnamurti

World Premiere of Mahatma Symphony with Dr. L. Subramaniam and Singer Kavita Krishnamurti

HOUSTON – Celebrating 75 years of India’s independence, the Houston Symphony is partnering with the Indo-American Association of Houston to present a special concert featuring Indian violin icon Dr. L. Subramaniam, August 6 at 7:30 p.m in the Hobby Center’s Sarofim Hall. Joined by both the Houston Symphony and an Indian ensemble under the direction […]

Financial Education: A Primer

Financial Education: A Primer

By Ash Malhotra PART 1: In this first article, I want to set out a foundation for Financial Education.  I am very passionate about educating people – adults & kids – about personal finance and filling in the “gaps” in their financial education. While I would never claim to know everything in this field, I […]

4th Annual Puranava Festival in Pearland

4th Annual Puranava Festival in Pearland

Pearland, TX – The fourth annual “Puranava” Indian Culture Fest will be held at the Pearland Town Center Pavilion on Saturday, August 13, 2022. Cultural performances will begin from 5 pm onwards, with dance, chess and art competitions starting from 1 pm onwards. This culture fest is a free and open, public event. “Pura” means ancient and […]

Artist Navin Soni’s Paintings Span Bhuj Pastorals, Religious Traditions

Artist Navin Soni’s Paintings Span Bhuj Pastorals, Religious Traditions

By Jawahar Malhotra PLANO, TX: For the past 15 days, Navin Soni has drawn on his imagination to create 10 unique paintings that will be exhibited in the hallways of the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Plano on August 6 to commemorate the life of Bhramanand Swami who lived 200 years ago. These will also be […]

Swami Mukundananda: Lectures on Life Transformation, Science of Happiness

Swami Mukundananda: Lectures on Life Transformation, Science of Happiness

HOUSTON: Swami Mukundananda ji, a world-renowned teacher of Spirituality, Yoga & Meditation, will conduct two different programs from August 4 – August 17 in Houston. The first week-long program is a Life Transformation Program (LTP) for the holistic well-being of body, mind and soul. It is a combined approach of yoga and intellectual discourses by Swami Mukundananda. Swamiji will […]

ZEE5 Global Rolls Out ‘Southern Express’ with ‘Semma Swag’

ZEE5 Global Rolls Out ‘Southern Express’ with ‘Semma Swag’

As the geographic boundaries and language barriers blur in the age of digital entertainment, the watch preference of viewers is widening. ZEE5 Global’s rising popularity of regional titles across its international markets bears testimony to this emerging viewership trend. The platform in the past one year has notched up record-breaking viewership globally on many of […]

EMGH Honors Congressman Al Green, Provides Construction Update

EMGH Honors Congressman Al Green, Provides Construction Update

By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: Peace through non-violence is one of the eternal preachings of Mahatma Gandhi. An eternal venue to convey the life and teachings of India’s Father of the Nation will soon be a reality at the Eternal Gandhi Museum of Houston (EMGH). At a reception at India House on the evening of Saturday, […]

$4 Million Dakri Family Gift Supports UH’s New Center for Economic Inclusion

$4 Million Dakri Family Gift Supports UH’s New Center for Economic Inclusion

By Chris Stipes HOUSTON: The Dakri family has pledged $4 million to support the University of Houston’s new Center for Economic Inclusion (CEI) in the C. T. Bauer College of Business. Just launched in May, the CEI’s programs build on Bauer’s award-winning SURE℠ program (Stimulating Urban Renewal through Entrepreneurship), which trains students in business development […]

Hindu Heritage Youth Camp (HHYC) Counselors Preparing for 210 Campers

Hindu Heritage Youth Camp (HHYC) Counselors Preparing for 210 Campers

By Dhwani Dawar HOUSTON: The excitement of the counselors is palpable in the air as they work vigorously to prepare the arts and crafts supplies for camp. Another group of counselors sits in the corner with the directors practicing their educations and ensuring that everything is perfect for their campers. This hustle and bustle occurs […]

ZEE5 Global: Rangbaaz ‘Darr Ki Rajneeti’ Trailor Out

ZEE5 Global: Rangbaaz ‘Darr Ki Rajneeti’ Trailor Out

Global, 18th July 2022: ZEE5 Global, the world’s largest streaming platform for South Asian content, is back with another season of its flagship franchise, Rangbaaz. This is the third instalment of ZEE5 Global’s marquee gangster drama that has two successful seasons till now following two different political leaders cum criminals. Directed by Sachin Pathak and […]

Swami Mukundananda’s Lecture Series in Houston, Aug 4-17

Swami Mukundananda’s Lecture Series in Houston, Aug 4-17

HOUSTON: We all appear to want so many things in life – but behind all our endeavors is our singular desire to be happy. This innate quest for happiness is possibly the most defining and uniting aspect of all humankind. And yet despite this, happiness seems to elude us. American philosopher Henry David Thoreau once […]

Minor League Cricket Matches at Houston Cricket Festival in Moosa Stadium

Minor League Cricket Matches at Houston Cricket Festival in Moosa Stadium

PASADENA, CA: Minor League Cricket (MiLC) announced today that the Houston area’s inaugural Cricket for the Community Festival will take place on Sunday, July 24 at Moosa Stadium, America’s newest accredited international cricket venue located in Pearland, TX. The event is free for all fans to attend. The community day of cricket will feature the […]