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‘Ekal Dakshin Dhamaka’: Ekal Houston Outreach to Dakshin Bharat

‘Ekal Dakshin Dhamaka’: Ekal Houston Outreach to Dakshin Bharat

HOUSTON: Ekal Houston chapter brought an exclusive live fund-raising event – Dakshin Dhamaka –  for our Telugu, Tamil, and Bollywood music lovers in the Houston Metro area. The Dakshin theme was requested by Ekal South Indian well-wishers and patrons. The audience were entertained by the magnificent artists, a live band, and a delicious dinner on […]

Intriguing Drama “Blind Justice” Draws Support for Udavum Karangal

Intriguing Drama “Blind Justice” Draws Support for Udavum Karangal

By Jawahar Malhotra PEARLAND: As the curtain opened, the first set came into view: an Indian court with the high bench for the judge and dockets for the accused and the witnesses on either side. Two Indian flags and the national tri-lion emblem attached on the wall above the judge completed the scene in all […]

Akshaya Patra Hosts Fund Raising Happy Hour

Akshaya Patra Hosts Fund Raising Happy Hour

HOUSTON: The Akshaya Patra Houston Chapter hosted a Happy Hour to help raise funds and awareness for the charity that is centered around ending child hunger for school children in India at The Great Heights Brewing Co. on November 11th, 2022.  Many young professionals attended and donated generously while networking and enjoying some bites and […]

19th Annual India House Gala: “Serving Communities Together”

19th Annual India House Gala: “Serving Communities Together”

HOUSTON: 19th Annual India House Gala was hosted on Saturday, October 22nd with lots of lights, dynamic speakers, numerous community leaders, friends, entertainment, and tasteful food.  The theme this year was “Serving Communities Together”.  It was another proud moment for India House where they were able to showcase the hard work that has been going […]

BAPS Charities Organizes 100 Blood Drives

BAPS Charities Organizes 100 Blood Drives

HOUSTON: In a time of great need, the spirit of giving was clearly visible as individuals gathered at BAPS Charities Blood Donation Drives organized throughout USA and Canada. BAPS Charities organized a record-breaking 100 blood drives across North America in partnership with local blood banks. These drives helped collect 4,000 pints of blood to potentially […]

Club 24 Plus Celebrates Diwali, Plans Philanthropy Event

Club 24 Plus Celebrates Diwali, Plans Philanthropy Event

By Jawahar Malhotra KATY: It was a beautiful night of Saturday, October 1, with the right amount of cool crispness in the air to hold an outdoor party by the softly lit pool, especially one at the gorgeous home of Anu and Sagar Naik. And all the beautiful people associated with Club 24 Plus, a […]

FCCRS Holds First Gala to Raise >$130K for Children’s Cancer Research & Suport

FCCRS Holds First Gala to Raise >$130K for Children’s Cancer Research & Suport

HOUSTON: It was a magical evening of Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research & Support’s first Gala with like-minded individuals who engaged in a meaningful conversation. It was an evening of toasting to a fantastic organization, a chance to support a great cause, and a forum for building long-lasting relationships. Over 300 people attended the first […]

Indo-American Cancer Network (IACAN) Fundraiser 2022: You Can with IACAN

Indo-American Cancer Network (IACAN) Fundraiser 2022: You Can with IACAN

HOUSTON: After a gap of four years, the Indian American Cancer Network (IACAN) hosted the “You can with IACAN” Gala 2022 on September 10th at the Sugarcreek Country Club in Sugarland, Texas. For those unfamiliar with IACAN, this 501c (3) nonprofit organization has been providing culturally tailored services to people of South Asian origin locally, […]

Akshaya Patra Gala Features Musical Concert by Sanjeevani Bhelande Orchestra

Akshaya Patra Gala Features Musical Concert by Sanjeevani Bhelande Orchestra

HOUSTON: The Akshaya Patra Houston Chapter held a Musical Concert by Sanjeeivani Bhelande and as a fund-raising event on Saturday August 13th 2022. The hall was filled with melodious music by Sanjeevani and her orchestra for nearly three hours. This event was chaired by Mr. Ashok Shah and supported by Sanjeev Yamdagini, Samrat Bera, Roopa […]

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 […]

$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 […]

How The Alliance Helps Underserved Houstonians

How The Alliance Helps Underserved Houstonians

HOUSTON: Amani Kwizera came to the United States as a young refugee after he and his family were forced to flee their home in Congo-Brazzaville. Once in Houston, he struggled to adjust to his new school and culture in the United States. During his sophomore year of high school, Kwizera joined a program that changed […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Puranik Foundation Flourishes at Inaugural Lotus Innovation Awards Gala

Puranik Foundation Flourishes at Inaugural Lotus Innovation Awards Gala

HOUSTON: The Puranik Foundation flourished at the Inaugural Lotus Innovation Awards Gala on Thursday, April 28, 2022, with three generations of women who share a mission of providing educational opportunities that open minds, stimulate holistic perspectives and inspire transformation. The Puranik Foundation and more than 400 guests celebrated the first The Energy Project, a semester-long […]

FCCRS Presents Manish Arora a $20,000 Check

FCCRS Presents Manish Arora a $20,000 Check

HOUSTON: The Foundation For Children Cancer, Research and Support, a Houston-based non-profit held a donor appreciation lunch at Nirvana Restaurant last Sunday, April 11 for those who helped fundraise for Manish Arora, a 43 year-old cancer patient at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center who is battling diffused large B-cell lymphoma. The virtual fundraiser called Umeed (Hope) […]

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