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HGH’s First Advisory Board Meeting

HOUSTON: An organization that can speak for Hindus in the greater Houston area in one strong voice is emerging. The board of advisors of Hindus of Greater Houston at its first meeting held at Chinmaya Mission Houston recently laid the foundation for the umbrella organization that will be an authentic and credible force, protecting the […]

2013 AAHOA Annual Convention & Trade Show Held in Houston

HOUSTON: Everything is bigger in Texas, and this year AAHOA took its biggest event of the year to the next level in Houston as hosted its 2013 Annual Convention & Trade Show from March 26-29, at the George R. Brown Convention Center. With a near record turnout, the entire event was an enormous success. In […]

International Festival Celebrated at Montessori School of Downtown

HOUSTON: Nothing speaks multicultural diversity more than Montessori School of Downtown’s International Festival held on April 6. Reflecting the diverse population of the school, students participated in an international fashion show by wearing their native dress and enjoyed cuisines from all over the globe.  Fun activities, rides, games and a silent auction made the day […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes – Baingan da Bhartha (Spicy Eggplant Puree)

Baingan da Bhartha (Spicy Eggplant Puree)   Eggplant are very popular in India and especially in the North where the most popular dish is baingan bhartha which is cooked with lots of onions; some people even add peas (fresh shelled ones are best) for an added taste. The plant that bears the eggplant is native […]

A Doubly Enjoyable Afternoon for Lovers of Marathi Theater

By Aditya A. Raje  HOUSTON: Maharashtra has a very strong performing arts and theater tradition. The modern-era Marathi theater scene really started to come into prominence in the latter half of the 19th century. The Sangeet Natak or Musical Play tradition reached new heights during this era and through early 20th century. The mostly mythology […]

Spring Yoga Retreat by VYASA

By Suveena Guglani RICHMOND: What would you do if somebody promised you a remedy that would remove all your problems? Would you give up one weekend of your life to acquire that magic potion that would restore you to complete health? What if you heard that the remedy was as simple as learning to breathe? […]

American Completion Tools Unveils Advanced Manufacturing Facility

HOUSTON: American Completion Tools, a subsidiary of Parveen Industries, India is pleased to announce the opening of its new modern facility  for the manufacture, assembly and sales of its entire product range in the fall of 2013. American Completion Tools designs and manufactures service and completion tools such as drillable Bridge Plugs, Frac Plugs, Cement […]

“Margaret Thatcher helped Asian community in England to succeed and prosper” – Lord Karan Bilimoria

Lord Karan Bilimoria is unapologetic in his unabashed admiration for the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher who had passed away on April 8 at age 87. In an email interview with me, one of the youngest Lords in England, Bilimoria describes her as “The Entrepreneurs’ Prime Minister”. “By creating the environment that she did, […]

Jagruti Awakens Many Eyes to the Laudable Literacy Goals of RICE

By Jawahar Malhotra  KATY: Thoughts of the Great Mahatma raced through the mind as the lines from his beloved poem Lead Kindly Light echoed through the cavernous auditorium, two whole, huge walls of which were splashed with projected slides; three more screens completing the semi-circular background that transposed the stage in front to a village […]

Protest High-Rocketing Property Taxes

By Dinesh Shah HOUSTON: The property owners need to understand the relationship of government spending, real estate market, property values, and tax rates, which affect property taxes. All across the state, the increase in taxes have received more attention and criticism since last several years. In the last five to six years, the commercial property […]

Nepal Day Celebrated with Cultural Evening

HOUSTON: Nepalese Association of Houston (NAH) organized a social and cultural evening to celebrate Nepal Day and the arrival of Nepali New Year 2070 B.S. on April 13.  During the Non-resident Nepali Conference 2010 held in Houston, Mayor Annise Parker had recognized to celebrate Nepal Day in Houston every year. Since then, NAH has been […]

IPL 2013: Chris Gayle’s 175* and 2 wickets highlight Bangalore’s commanding win against Pune

IPL 2013: Chris Gayle’s 175* and 2 wickets highlight Bangalore’s commanding win against Pune

Royal Challengers Bangalore scored the highest T20 score ever as Chris Gayle slammed a record 30-ball century at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday evening. The team eventually defeated Pune Warriors by 130 runs. The win is Bangalore’s sixth in eight matches and puts them on top of the points table. Bangalore scored a mammoth 263 […]

IPL 6: Kings XI Punjab defeat Delhi Daredevils by 5 wickets

IPL 6: Kings XI Punjab defeat Delhi Daredevils by 5 wickets

New Delhi: It was easy to get carried away watching Chris Gayle’s knock of 175 not out in the first match on Tuesday (April 23), but fans who came in to the Feroz Shah Kotla expecting something similar from Virender Sehwag and Delhi Daredevils in the second match, went home disappointed. Kings XI Punjab cruised […]

Thor 2 Official Trailer

Thor 2 Official Trailer

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p7rocHEecE The first official trailer for Thor: The Dark World – in UK cinemas Oct 30. The sequel to Marvel’s Thor, starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston and Christopher Eccleston.  Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine […]

Pakistan police defuse bomb near Pervez Musharraf’s house

Pakistan police defuse bomb near Pervez Musharraf’s house

Islamabad: Pakistani police say they have defused a car bomb near the house of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf.  Islamabad police chief Bani Amin says the explosive-laden vehicle was found parked about 150 meters (500 feet) from the main gate of Musharraf’s house on the capital’s outskirts Tuesday.  The former military strongman is being held under […]

Iraq: 36 dead after raid on Sunni protest site

Iraq: 36 dead after raid on Sunni protest site

BAGHDAD: Iraqi security forces backed by helicopters raided a Sunni protest camp before dawn on Tuesday, prompting clashes that killed at least 36 people in the area and significantly intensified Sunni anger against the Shiite-led government.  The fighting broke out in the former insurgent stronghold of Hawija, about 240 kilometers (160 miles) north of Baghdad. Like many […]

BJP has looted Karnataka: Rahul Gandhi

SINDHANOOR (Karnataka): In a major offensive against the ruling BJP in Karnataka, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused the party of “looting” the state and claimed it would lose the May 5 assembly polls.  Launching the Congress’ campaign in northern Karnataka, he said BJP broke electoral promises and “the only thing they remembered was how to loot […]

Army chief General Bikram Singh reviews security situation in J&K

Army chief General Bikram Singh reviews security situation in J&K

JAMMU: Army chief General Bikram Singh on Tuesday reviewed counter-infiltration and security measures in Jammu and Kashmir and visited forward areas along the Line of Control(LoC).  The Army chief, who is on a two-day visit to the state, chaired a meeting at the 16 Corps headquarters in Nagrota, where he was briefed by field commanders about security and counter-infiltration measures in J&K, a […]

8-year-old from Kerala raped in Tamil Nadu, four arrested

8-year-old from Kerala raped in Tamil Nadu, four arrested

Thiruvananthapuram: An eight-year-old from Kerala  who was raped in neighbouring Tamil Nadu is in stable condition but is in trauma and needs counselling, said doctors attending to her at a hospital in Coimbatore.  The child was raped allegedly by her neighbour on April 13 in the town of Tirupur, famous for its textiles.  She lives with […]

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev charged with using weapon of mass destruction at Boston Marathon

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev charged with using weapon of mass destruction at Boston Marathon

Terror suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged on Monday with two counts of using a weapon of mass destruction to kill, injure and cause widespread damage at the Boston Marathon a week ago. If convicted, the 19-year-old could face the death penalty.  Three people were killed and more than 200 others wounded when two powerful homemade […]