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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 […]

Attorney George Willy Attends White House Reception

Attorney George Willy Attends White House Reception

WASHINGTON DC: George Willy, a well-known Immigration Lawyer in Houston was invited to a Rose Garden event at the White House held on May 17, 2022. The President invited Mr. Willy to participate in the celebration of the Asian Heritage month. The invitees were veteran leaders of the Asian community. The event was also attended […]

Zee5 Global: Trailer Out for ‘Saas Bahu Achaar’

Zee5 Global: Trailer Out for ‘Saas Bahu Achaar’

After announcing its first original series together on Women’s Day, ZEE5 Global, the world’s largest platform for South Asian content and TVF have now released the trailer of the much awaited ‘Saas Bahu Aachar Pvt. Ltd’. Created by Arunabh Kumar and Apoorv Singh Karki, directed by Apoorv Singh Karki and written by Abhishek Srivastava and […]

International Hindi Association’s Hasya Kavi Sammelan: Music in Hindi Poetry

International Hindi Association’s Hasya Kavi Sammelan: Music in Hindi Poetry

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: For these ears that hadn’t heard clear, fluent, flowing Hindi without the frequent English and Urdu words of Hinglish, the afternoon of Sunday, June 26 was rhythmic music. Caught up in admiring the way these three poets effortlessly constructed sentences made me realize what we had lost, especially when we tried […]

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 […]

Zee5 Global Unveils a Grand Telugu Slate of 11 Original Series

Zee5 Global Unveils a Grand Telugu Slate of 11 Original Series

ZEE5 Global, the world’s largest platform for South Asian content, reaffirmed its commitment towards its viewers and content partners from South India by unveiling a compelling slate of 11 Telugu originals in a star-studded event today in Hyderabad, India. With its strong consumer proposition, ZEE5 Global has been winning the hearts of audiences across the […]

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.

Dancer Rukmini Vijaykumar: “Mesmerizing”

Dancer Rukmini Vijaykumar: “Mesmerizing”

By Jyoti Kulkarni HOUSTON: Indo-American Association of Houston’s presentation of “Krishna: A Calling to Lord Krishna”, last Friday on June 9 at the Match theater, was truly mesmerizing. The classical dance performance featured Bharat Natyam dancer Rukmini Vijaykumar. Born in Hyderabad, India, Rukmini studied Bharatnatyam under Guru Narmada, Guru Padmini Rao and practiced Karanas for […]

Pratishtha (Eva) Sharma is Valedictorian of Clear Horizons Early College High School

Pratishtha (Eva) Sharma is Valedictorian of Clear Horizons Early College High School

Pratishtha (Eva) Sharma graduated as the “Valedictorian” of Clear Horizons Early College High School (CHECHS) of Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD) and also received her Associate Degree from San Jacinto College. Although she graduated college at seventeen, she was one of San Jac’s few students to graduate with a perfect 4.0 GPA. At Clear […]

Tribute to ‘Lata Didi’ from an Ardent Fan in Houston

Tribute to ‘Lata Didi’ from an Ardent Fan in Houston

By Mangala Sane HOUSTON: We all should thank the Almighty God for bringing people like Lata Mangeshkar into our country — India. Lata has entertained and inspired millions of people in India as well as outside India for many decades. She is known as the ‘Nightingale of India’ and in Marathi, “Swar Kokila”. She is […]

Osmania University Vice Chancellor’s Visit at a ‘Fun Raiser’

Osmania University Vice Chancellor’s Visit at a ‘Fun Raiser’

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Everybody expected Harinath Medi to deliver a welcome address to the members of the Osmania University Alumni Association Houston who came to the dinner reception last Sunday evening, But nobody expected him to carry off the opening monologue with hilarious couplets in his rusty Hindustani, with approving “wah, wahs” and “shabash” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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