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Bhagavad Gita Chanting – An Enchanting Competition at Chinmaya Mission Houston

Bhagavad Gita Chanting – An Enchanting Competition at Chinmaya Mission Houston

By Sreedevi Gundamaraju HOUSTON: Pujya Gurudeva Swami Chinmayananda structured Chinmaya Mission on the knowledge enshrined in Vedantic texts such as the Bhagavad Gita. An incomparable visionary, he understood the need to embed, in young minds, the glory of the Gita. To actualize this vision, he introduced the annual tradition of Chinmaya Gita Chanting Competitions (CGCC), […]

Consul General Manjunath Joins Indian Festival in Downtown Denver

Consul General Manjunath Joins Indian Festival in Downtown Denver

DENVER: Consul General DC Manjunath was the guest of honor at the Indian Festival in Denver, the first such event supported by the City of Denver to recognize , showcase, and celebrate the Indian culture and contributions of the Indian American community. The festival was organized by the Laya Dance Academy. The celebrations included lively […]

Hat trick for DAV Montessori & Elementary School

Hat trick for DAV Montessori & Elementary School

By Arti Khanna HOUSTON: DAVMES celebrates the exceptional winners who clinched the PSIA State Championship trophy for the Elementary division …third year in a row! May 9: The air was filled with excitement as Doug Ray delivered the trophy to the school. 14 students participated, and DAVMES team triumphed with an astounding 9 first-place medals, […]

Texas A&M Professor Reddy Appointed Editor of Experimental Neurology

Texas A&M Professor Reddy Appointed Editor of Experimental Neurology

COLLEGE STATION, Texas: NRI Scientist Dr. Samba Reddy, Regents Professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics and Director of the Institute of Pharmacology and Neurotherapeutics at Texas A&M University School of Medicine, has been appointed as the Editor of Experimental Neurology, a prestigious international medical journal. Experimental Neurology, renowned for its focus on […]

Sewa International Meets for 18th National Conference

Sewa International Meets for 18th National Conference

SCHAUMBERG, IL – May 14, 2024: Sewa International USA, the Hindu faith-based non-profit organization, held its 18th National Conference at IndiaHub in Schaumburg, IL, on May 4 and 5. The conference brought together over 140 volunteers, including Sewa’s directors, advisory board members, executive team leaders, chapter presidents, coordinators, and other functionaries. Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi and […]

Chithirai Mahotsavam Celebration at Sri Meenakshi Temple, Pearland. A taste of Madurai in Houston

Chithirai Mahotsavam Celebration at Sri Meenakshi Temple, Pearland. A taste of Madurai in Houston

By Ponni Sivaraman An annual signature event that is unique only to Sri Meenakshi Temple, Pearland, is the ten-day festival that occurs in the Tamil month of Chithirai, called the Chithirai Mahotsavam or Chithirai Thiruvizha. It is a celebration of the wedding of Sri Meenakshi, the fish-eyed Goddess, and Lord Shiva as the handsome Sundareswarar. […]

Team Members at Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake Conroe | Houston Receive Certification from Maharani Weddings

Team Members at Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake Conroe | Houston Receive Certification from Maharani Weddings

MONTGOMERY, Texas – Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake Conroe | Houston is proud to announce that two of its catering sales managers, Alex Trego, and Caitlin Bracewell, have recently received certification from Maharani, an esteemed authority in South Asian weddings. The certification further enhances the resort’s ability to handle the unique requirements of South Asian weddings. To […]

Share Your Musical Talent to Calm Shelter Animals: Join the Wild Tunes Club this Summer

Share Your Musical Talent to Calm Shelter Animals: Join the Wild Tunes Club this Summer

HOUSTON: Kids and adults looking for a creative outlet this summer can share their musical talents by joining the Wild Tunes Club. This group of talented musicians volunteers at local shelters to play soothing melodies for animals awaiting their forever homes. An 11-year-old Houston boy named Yuvi Agarwal launched Wild Tunes, a non-profit organization dedicated […]

Indo-American Special: Tanishq Askshaya Tritiya Promotion, HEB Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Indo-American Special: Tanishq Askshaya Tritiya Promotion, HEB Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

   

A Grand Vaisakhi Mela Full of Dance, Wedding, Gidha & Bhangra!

A Grand Vaisakhi Mela Full of Dance, Wedding, Gidha & Bhangra!

HOUSTON: This year’s Grand Vaisakhi Mela took a cue from last year’s event and turned it around by holding performances at a new elegant venue with plenty of space for the food and merchandising booths. The event was held on Saturday, April 20 at the Morris Cultural Arts Center of the Houston Christian University campus […]

REACH Can Help Indo-Americans with Mental Illness

REACH Can Help Indo-Americans with Mental Illness

By Ranjana Vadhva Bedi HOUSTON: Mental Illness diagnosis and treatment has made considerable progress in the last decade but remains a taboo topic in the Indo-American (IA) community. Propelled by reports of an increase in mental illness in the IA community and a perceived reluctance among community members to openly discuss mental health issues, four […]

YLDP Student Article: ‘What Does Leadership Teach Me?’

YLDP Student Article: ‘What Does Leadership Teach Me?’

By Riya Shenoy Leadership is a multifaceted journey filled with valuable lessons learned from various sources. Throughout my time at YLDP, I’ve gained insights into leadership through the pages of the HBR book and engaging discussions with guest speakers. One crucial lesson I have grasped is the importance of proactivity, a point highlighted by Judge […]

Puranava Art & Culture Fest : Traditional Indian Treat to the Senses

Puranava Art & Culture Fest : Traditional Indian Treat to the Senses

  PEARLAND: The 6th Annual Puranava Indian Art & Culture Fest 2024 was a treat to all the senses with its vibrant color and costumes, smells and tastes of delicious Indian spices and delicacies, melodious traditional Indian music, and a plethora of hands-on things to do from games, arts, crafts, henna to shopping for clothes, jewelry, and much more.  This signature event that saw a floating […]

HAF Receives $1 Million Commitment from Philanthropist Ramesh Bhutada at Houston Gala

HAF Receives $1 Million Commitment from Philanthropist Ramesh Bhutada at Houston Gala

HOUSTON: The Hindu American Foundation captivated a sold out crowd as they listened in pin drop silence to Sundar Iyer’s frightening story of being hounded by government agencies with false accusations of caste-based discrimination at its 14th Annual Houston Fundraising Gala on Saturday, April 13th. The event, held at the GSH Event Center, featured HAF’s […]

IMAGH’s Eid Milan Celebrates Unity and Cultural Diversity

IMAGH’s Eid Milan Celebrates Unity and Cultural Diversity

By Yasmin Udawala & Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: For the past few years, Eid-ul-Fitr has been celebrated by the Indian Muslim Association of Greater Houston at the Marriott Hotel in Westchase. This year, IMAGH stirred it up a lot by venturing to the Omni Riverway Hotel in the Post Oak area and promised a sumptuous gala […]

Stepping into Leadership: Meet Hindus of Greater Houston’s New President

Stepping into Leadership: Meet Hindus of Greater Houston’s New President

HOUSTON: Hindus of Greater Houston (HGH) is proud to announce the appointment of Rachana Shah as its new president.  As the torchbearer of HGH’s mission and vision, Rachana Shah brings a wealth of experience, enthusiasm, and a commitment to driving positive change in the community. Rachanaji comes to HGH with an extensive background as a […]

Hasya Kavi-Sammelan: A Celebration of Poetry, Wit, Culture and Laughter

Hasya Kavi-Sammelan: A Celebration of Poetry, Wit, Culture and Laughter

HOUSTON: International Hindi Association’s Houston Chapter ( IHA) annual Hasya Kavi-Sammelan is one of those occasions that offer the warmth, intimacy and a feeling of homeland India. On Saturday 13th April evening, poetry enthusiasts and connoisseurs of Hindi literature gathered at the GSH for a mesmerizing journey through ghazals, geet, satire, verses, jokes and laughter. […]

Championing Change: Ekal Youth Leading Empowerment of India’s Villages

Championing Change: Ekal Youth Leading Empowerment of India’s Villages

HOUSTON: On a beautiful, bright, and breezy April morning, Ekal Houston held its 2nd annual walkathon on April 20th, Saturday. This event drew the participation of esteemed guests Surendran Pattel, 240th District Court Judge, Fort Bend County, and Vijay Pallod, Hindus of Greater Houston board member, and Yogesh Patel, Ekal’s regional President. The event showcased […]

A Piece of the Punjabi Countryside Right on the Sam Houston Tollway!

A Piece of the Punjabi Countryside Right on the Sam Houston Tollway!

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It was the Vaisakhi Khed Mela, after all! All the food vendor booths were just too tempting and took you back to a time long ago in a Mother country so far away! Gol Gappey! Chole Bathure! Fruit Chaat! Pakore! And what brought it all together was the Ganne da Rus […]

Indo-American Charity Foundation Kicks Off Year with Vibrant Walk-a-Thon Event Supporting the Indian Doctors’ Charity Clinic

Indo-American Charity Foundation Kicks Off Year with Vibrant Walk-a-Thon Event Supporting the Indian Doctors’ Charity Clinic

HOUSTON: For over 35 years, the Indo-American Charity Foundation (IACF) has been a pillar of support for the underserved community of Greater Houston, serving in various areas such as education, family, general welfare and healthcare. The foundation celebrated the beginning of its annual philanthropic efforts with a successful 5K Walk-a-Thon event with the motto “We […]

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