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Launch of Newer Version of Hindi Patrika

By Nand Kapur CHICAGO: Hindi Lovers Club, a budding non profit body in Chicagoland, has added one more feather in its cap of achievements – adding 14 pages of English to its monthly Magazine Hindi Patrika. Gurbachan Kaur Neelam, the Club President, said that it is  done with a view to reach out to second […]

Chicagoans Give Fond Farewell to CG Mukta Tomar

By Suresh Shah CHICAGO: Chicagoans vied with each other to bid farewell to popular Indian Consul General Mukta Tomar who is leaving her office after a three year successful run as Indian CG at the Downtown Consulate office. She had succeeded Ambassador Ashok Attri and struck instant rapport with Indian Diaspora in Midwest region. A […]

Down the Memory Lane of Melodious Bollywood Oldies for ISCA’s Father’s Day

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: For Rajan Radhakrishnan, doing what he loves best – which is singing and acting – on Father’s Day is his way of giving joy to the older segment of our community and also a way to remember his own Dad, who passed away many years ago in India. The mustachioed and […]

Nitin Mukesh Performs in Texas

HOUSTON:  Houston’s Namaskaar Entertainment in association with Tara Energy and Kohinoor Diamonds presented Nitin Mukesh in the month of May and June.  The first show in Houston, held on May 10, at the Stafford Center, was a sold out performance. Rajesh Desai (Namaskaar Entertainment) and Mayur Gangar (International Promoter – Sajni Events) got on stage […]

Sarode-Guitar Tabla Quartet a Musical Treat for the Ears

By Sanchali Basu HOUSTON: Houston had the rare opportunity of listening to Ustad Aashish Khan on the Sarode on June 7 at the Anjali School of Performing arts in Sugar Land. Being the grandson of virtuoso Ustad Allauddin Khan and the son of legendary Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, music runs in his veins. The Houston […]

Dr. Devinder Bhatia Appointed to the Texas Medical Board.

HOUSTON: Texas Governor Rick Perry has announced the appointment of eight new members to the Texas Medical Board – the state regulatory body that oversees and promotes public health, safety and welfare by setting and maintaining standards of care to be observed in the practice of medicine to ensure that Texans can expect and receive […]

George Willy to Lead Mayor’s International Trade and Development Council – South Asia

SUGAR LAND: George Willy, a well-known voice in our communities as an immigration lawyer and a leader, has taken over as the Chairman of the (Houston) Mayor’s International Trade and Development Council – South Asia (MITDC) beginning May of this year. The MITDC is a body created by Mayor Annise Parker out of an older […]

HCC Trustee Neeta Sane Receives Greater Houston Service Award

HOUSTON: To salute the volunteer service of outstanding individuals, Volunteer Houston proudly presented its 2013 Greater Houston Service Awards to individuals from all walks of life who are transforming Houston through their acts of service. The event was held at the Bayou City Events Center Wednesday, June 12 and highlighted the impact of unique volunteers […]

Discovery Green Celebrates Asia with Discover Your World Event

HOUSTON: Hundreds of Houstonians celebrated Asia on Sunday, June 2, with an evening full of native food, music and performances at Discovery Green. The second event of the new, three-part Discover Your World series at the park, the evening offered visitors a chance to partake in unique aspects of different Asian cultures, with entertainment provided […]

Houston Arts Alliances Celebrates the Art of the Indian Wedding

By Parth Dwivedi HOUSTON: Houston Arts Alliance held a reception for its wedding exhibit, Anointed and Adorned, this past Thursday, June 6, which was marked by the presence of some 300 guests. Walking in, one was greeted by an impressive display designating the exhibit in simple lettering, ornamented by flower garlands, rangoli designing, and a […]

Chinmaya Prabha Awaits an Inspiring Jnana Yajna by Swami Tejomayananda

By Padmashree Rao HOUSTON: When deep questions such as, “What is the cause of this world? Where did we come from and where are we headed? By what is life defined? Who really oversees our experiences of pleasure and pain in our existence?” remain unanswered by superficial explanations, it is time to sit at the […]

Eminent Scholar Inspires Audience Through a Journey From India to Greece

HOUSTON: On June 6, Houston played host to eminent scholar Dr. Bharat Gupt, who spoke on the knowledge transfers between ancient India and ancient Greece. The talk was hosted by the local history enthusiasts group, IHAR – Indian History Awareness and Research, an initiative of Arsha Vidya Satsanga. Dr. Bharat Gupt, an Associate Professor (Retired) […]

Anniversary Celebrations at the Spiritual Center Madandham

HOUSTON: On 30 May, a grand celebration was celebrated by the devotees on the occasion of Lord Madan Jee and Mata Rupwatiji’s anniversary. Event was blessed with Devji Trivedi Maharaj’s discourse on all in one god explaining righteousness and love for all in a shining humanity. Particularly for the young generation to understand the basic […]

Houston Science Group Honors Consul General Harish

Houston Science Group Honors Consul General Harish

HOUSTON: Consul General Harish Parvathaneni was honored by the Houston Science Group, hosted by Dr. Krishna Dronamraju, at the Narin’s Bombay Brasserie Restaurant. Both Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and Houston Mayor Anise Parker were represented at the meeting and messages were read honoring the Consul General by the U.S. Congress and the City of Houston. […]

DAV Montessori Celebrates its Graduation Day

By Rajeev Khanna HOUSTON: May 19, was a memorable day for the little graduates of DAV Montessori School (DAVMS) as they walked across the stage in their sky blue graduation caps and gowns to receive their graduation certificates from Chief Guest, Ramesh Bhutada. The awards ceremony was followed by a cultural program, centered around the […]

Local Student to Walk in Footsteps of U.S. Leaders

HOUSTON: Dave Ghosh, a 7th grade student at the Harmony School of Excellence- Houston attended the Junior National Young Leaders Conference (JrNYLC) during June 8 through June 13 this year in Washington D.C.  Dave was among over 250 outstanding middle school students from across the United States who took part in this extraordinary leadership conference […]

Community Shows Solidarity in Prayers for Dead Houston Fire Fighters

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON:  Overcome by a profound sense of grief and obligation by the heroic sacrifice of four Houston fire fighters in battling the flames that engulfed the Southwest Motel and attached Bhojan restaurant (see story on page 6) on the Southwest Freeway this past Friday, the Indian community came together to offer their […]

Deadly Fire Guts Bhojan Restaurant, Southwest Inn Motel, Kills Four

By Parth Dwivedi HOUSTON: I had to head toward downtown last Friday afternoon, so I took the ramp onto the Southwest Freeway going North, and hit traffic as far South as Bissonnet. I figured someone must have gotten into an accident an exit up and sat tight, eventually getting lost in my thoughts. I had […]

Sugar Land Former Candidate Wins Award for Activism

SUGAR LAND: The Texas Medical Association Political Action Committee (TEXPAC) has named Sonal Bhuchar of Sugar Land as the 2013 recipient of its June Bratcher Award. TEXPAC presented her with the award during the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) annual conference, held this year in San Antonio. TEXPAC presents the June Bratcher Award for Political Action […]

The Chariot Festival (Shree Jagannath Rath Yatra – 2013)

HOUSTON: Orissa Culture Center (OCC) and Shri Sitaram Foundation cordially invite the people of Houston and surrounding cities to the sixth chariot festival of Houston. For the last six years the festival has been providing a ground for spreading the message of peace and universal brotherhood among the people of Houston. The venue for this […]