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Houston Business Journal Honors IACCGH Executive Director Jagdip Ahluwalia

Houston Business Journal Honors IACCGH Executive Director Jagdip Ahluwalia

Jagdip Ahluwalia Founding Secretary of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston was one of three Indo-Americans honored by the Houston Business Journal at their Annual Diversity Awards at the Marriott Marque in Houston on June 23, 2022. Jagdip currently serves as Executive Director of IACCGH which he helped co found in 1999. The […]

Southwestern National Bank 17th Annual Scholarship Awards

Southwestern National Bank 17th Annual Scholarship Awards

HOUSTON: Southwestern National Bank has selected its 2022 Southwestern National Bank Scholars.  For the 17th consecutive year, five outstanding area high school seniors will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship and two outstanding area high school seniors will be awarded $ 500 to support their respective college education.  Each scholar was selected based on their academic […]

‘Little Master’ Sunil Gavaskar Now Bats for Children with Congenital Heart Condition

‘Little Master’ Sunil Gavaskar Now Bats for Children with Congenital Heart Condition

By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: Sunil “Sunny” Gavaskar, the legendary Indian cricket opening batsman, was dubbed affectionately as the Little Master. He was little alright. At 5’5”, he was at least a foot shorter than the mighty West Indies pace bowlers he faced without a helmet. But he was a master at straight-bat strokes that enabled […]

IDY 2022: “Yoga for Humanity” Attracts Yoga Enthusiasts throughout Greater Houston

IDY 2022: “Yoga for Humanity” Attracts Yoga Enthusiasts throughout Greater Houston

HOUSTON: Since its inception in 2015 by the United Nations, the International Day of Yoga (IDY) has expanded from India by leaps and bounds across all regions and ethnicities throughout the globe, and even in outer space on the International Space Station. For IDY 2022, yoga enthusiasts throughout the Greater Houston Metroplex joined the world […]

Southwest Management District’s Liberty Fest

Southwest Management District’s Liberty Fest

The Southwest Management District is hosting Liberty Fest on Sunday, July 3, 2022 from 1 to 9 p.m. at PlazAmericas Mall, 7500 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX 77036, in partnership with the Sharpstown Civic Association. Food booths, games,  entertainment for children in a Kids Zone, live music and other performances, will all lead up to a spectacular […]

One World Bank Celebrates Milestone Achievements

One World Bank Celebrates Milestone Achievements

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Over a hundred people attended a luncheon reception held by One World Bank at its branch location in Chinatown this past Wednesday, June 15 to celebrate an important milestone in the bank’s history. The bank has been ranked 19th in the nation and 3rd in Texas out of 4015 community banks with […]

Akshaya Patra Operates Largest Mid-day Meal Program in India

Akshaya Patra Operates Largest Mid-day Meal Program in India

HOUSTON: The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a secular, not-for-profit organization that cooks, transports and serves 1.8 million midday meals to school children in India. Nearly every day, the Akshaya Patra Foundation serves 19,257 schools across 14 states and two union territories in India. We believe food is the fuel the body needs to function optimally. […]

Hundreds Walk for Sadhguru’s ‘Save Soil’ Initiative

Hundreds Walk for Sadhguru’s ‘Save Soil’ Initiative

SUGAR LAND: On this past bright and sunny Fathers Day weekend of June 18-19th, over 16,000 people from all walks of life joined together in over sixty cities across North and South America to walk for Soil! Walkers of every age and background, enjoying a 3 to 5Km stroll to create awareness of a silently […]

International Day of Yoga 2022: All Around Houston

International Day of Yoga 2022: All Around Houston

HOUSTON: Yoga enthusiasts throughout the greater Houston region joined the world in celebrating the International Day of Yoga 2022 on Tuesday, June 21.

Zee5 Global Partners with Spring Day and Halal Festivals in U.S. and Canada

Zee5 Global Partners with Spring Day and Halal Festivals in U.S. and Canada

NEW YORK: After almost a year of winning the hearts of South Asians across the U.S. as their go-to destination for streaming, ZEE5 Global, the world’s largest streaming platform for South-Asian content, is thrilled to announce its sponsorship at two of the biggest festivals in the U.S. and Canada. Aiming to highlight South Asia’s rich […]

ISKCON of Houston’s Ecstatic Celebration of Jagannath Yatra

ISKCON of Houston’s Ecstatic Celebration of Jagannath Yatra

HOUSTON: Sunday, June 12th evening turned out to be a blissful day despite the simmering heat with the auspicious and ecstatic celebration of Jagannath Ratha yatra with hundreds of Houstonians at ISKCON of Houston. The Festival of Chariots (Ratha Yatra), is a joyous event celebrated for thousands of years in the Indian holy city of […]

Kathak Beats Celebrates Annual Recital — Udaan 2022

Kathak Beats Celebrates Annual Recital — Udaan 2022

HOUSTON: “Udaan -2022 – A Leap to touch the Stars”  is a celebration of every students spirit to excel and explore the joy of dancing . It shares everyone’s story of breaking free from inhibitions to learn and enjoy a new art form. It salutes the spirit of learning and helps to inculcate / retain […]

Muhammad Sameer Sheikh Weds Afifa Burney

Muhammad Sameer Sheikh Weds Afifa Burney

HOUSTON: Though they both went to different Universities of Texas, it wasn’t till their junior year that Muhammad Sameer Sheikh met Afifa Arif Burney, both 27, at a get together through some common friends. Slowly they grew attached, and the rest, as the saying goes, is history. Their overjoyed parents made plans for the wedding, […]

Indra Nooyi Inspires Houston Community at Pratham Gala to Support Education in Unser-served Communities of India

Indra Nooyi Inspires Houston Community at Pratham Gala to Support Education in Unser-served Communities of India

HOUSTON: The highly anticipated Pratham Houston Gala returned on Saturday, May 7, 2022 after a hiatus of two years. The event brought together Houston’s Indo-American community to raise awareness and funding for the charity’s education programs for children in under-served communities in India. The highlight of the evening was a conversation with Indra Nooyi, former […]

Dr. PG Parameswaran: A Celebration of Life

Dr. PG Parameswaran: A Celebration of Life

HOUSTON: The Parameswaran family celebrated the life of Dr. P.G. Parameswaran with a special memorial service on Friday, May 27 at the Cherie Flores Garden Pavilions of the McGovern Centenial Gardens in Hermann Park. Born on October 9, 1938, Dr. Parameswaran passed away in Houston on January 6, 2022. He leaves behind his wife Lakshmy […]

Arya Samaj of Greater Houston (ASGH) 2022 DAVSS School Graduation

Arya Samaj of Greater Houston (ASGH) 2022 DAVSS School Graduation

HOUSTON: Sunday May 15, was another milestone in the history of Arya Samaj Greater Houston (ASGH) which runs the DAV Sanskriti School (DAVSS). Children from K to grade 12 join for some 35 Sundays during the year where ASGH volunteers lead the classes on the Universal Living Values of Sanatan (Vedic-Hindu) Dharma. Grades 9 to […]

Commentary: Next Destination after Uvalde and NRA Convention

Commentary: Next Destination after Uvalde and NRA Convention

By Bhupinder Singh What a strange week in Texas. On May 25, 2022; an eighteen-year-old gunman, Salvador Ramos killed 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. Before heading to the school for the shooting spree, the killer had killed his grandmother. The shooter had even posted messages on the social platform […]

Special Bala Vihar Graduation Day at Chinmaya Mission Houston

Special Bala Vihar Graduation Day at Chinmaya Mission Houston

By Shalini Somaraj HOUSTON: May 15th marked a day of great joy and renewal at the beautiful Chinmaya Prabha in Houston.  Chinmaya Mission families, Acharyas, BalaVihar teachers and volunteers assembled in Smrti Hall for the Special BalaVihar Graduation Ceremony after a period of two years. The Chinmaya Mission BalaVihar Graduation Day is a culmination of […]

CRY Houston Gala Celebrates Heroes for Life, Raises $1 Million

CRY Houston Gala Celebrates Heroes for Life, Raises $1 Million

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It was a tough two years as CRY America bided its time waiting for the COVID pandemic to subside. In those two years, with fundraising efforts trickling down, the nearly 45 year-old, India based organization Child Rights and You, pivoted to more achievable programs to help children in distress. Along with […]

Namak Mirch Opening: Dhamaal with Masala

Namak Mirch Opening: Dhamaal with Masala

FULSHEAR: The sleepy neighborhoods of FULSHEAR were suddenly awoken to thumping Bollywood music and confetti in the air as Namak Mirch Grocers celebrated their Grand Opening with Masala Radio on Sunday May 15th from 10am to 1pm.   Mayor of Fulshear Aron Groff was thrilled to do the ribbon cutting honors.   By 9am there was a big […]

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