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Houstonians Turn Living Rooms into Yoga Studios for 6th International Day of Yoga

Houstonians Turn Living Rooms into Yoga Studios for 6th International Day of Yoga

My mantra is “When you silence your mind, you awaken your soul”.  IDY has brought many organizations together around the world, to awaken our hearts and our minds.  As we bring unity and peace throughout our lands, we understand the importance of equality.  By opening our hearts we are able to focus our minds to […]

A Perspective on Current Racial Tensions from an African-American Hindu Leader

A Perspective on Current Racial Tensions from an African-American Hindu Leader

BY BENNY TILLMAN I grew up in the South during the 1950s and 60s. Those were troublesome times for the African American community. We were identified as Negroes and as an ethnic minority, it was very difficult to understand what our place in the world was. Honestly, there was an element of shame associated with […]

Hindus of Greater Houston Hold Successful Blood Drive at Arya Samaj

Hindus of Greater Houston Hold Successful Blood Drive at Arya Samaj

BY MANU SHAH HOUSTON: On May 31st, Hindus of Greater Houston’s COVID-19 relief efforts extended beyond multiple food drives, PPE donations and raising funds. The organization, in partnership with Arya Samaj Houston and the Gulf Coast Blood Center, organized its first blood drive for the blood bank whose supplies were being stretched thin.One of Houston’s […]

India House Provides Meals at Hospitals

India House Provides Meals at Hospitals

HOUSTON: India House continues to appreciate the hard work and dedication of Houston’s frontline medical workers at various hospitals across the city. On Friday, May 22, 2020 India House provided lunch and dinner to healthcare professionals and staff at Baylor’s St. Luke’s Hospital at Medical Center, Houston. The food distribution was sponsored by India House […]

Meenakshi Temple Open for Worship

Meenakshi Temple Open for Worship

BY M.K. SRIRAM Pearland: As the State of Texas and the City of Houston have slowly started to re-open after the Covid-19 lockdown, it is indeed a welcome relief for the community to see the premier religious institution Sri Meenakshi Temple leading the way in re-opening with an abundance of pre-cautionary measures in place. The […]

Sewa Releases $10,000 in First Tranche of Amphan Disaster Relief

Sewa Releases $10,000 in First Tranche of Amphan Disaster Relief

HOUSTON: Sewa International has announced the first tranche of $10,000 toward rescue and relief operations as Super Cyclone Amphan devastated two states in India: Odisha and West Bengal.Amphan, which began forming on May 16 and dissipated today, May 21, has caused widespread damage to infrastructure in the coastal states of Odisha and West Bengal as […]

In COVID Era, IMAGH’s Socially Distanced Iftaar is One for the Ages

In COVID Era, IMAGH’s Socially Distanced Iftaar is One for the Ages

  BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA HOUSTON: Most groups and organizations, which rely on participation by their members or the audience, have been hard hit by the novel Corona virus. About the same time, the multi-video conferencing platform Zoom suddenly burst into the forefront as a means to stay connected and it has been gaining members by […]

Five Reasons Young Families Need Life Insurance Now

Five Reasons Young Families Need Life Insurance Now

By Amiralli Dodhiya Houston: When it comes to money matters, young parents who are just starting out have a lot to juggle: They may be paying off student debt and saving for their first home, all while raising kids. But it’s also a time when young families may be the most fnancially vulnerable should the […]

Nikit Bhatt Marries Natasha Noun

Nikit Bhatt  Marries Natasha Noun

HOUSTON: Natasha Noun and Nikit Bhatt were married at the Holy Rosary Church in front of friends and family from US and abroad as Nikit’s Grandmother made a special visit from India. An awesome reception was held to celebrate the wedding at beautiful ballroom in JW Marriott Galleria hotel on July 6. Wonderful catering was […]

Light Up Candles for a 243rd Anniversary and Three Nonagenarians!

Light Up Candles for a 243rd Anniversary and Three Nonagenarians!

                                The July birthdays and the C65 Board joined kaka and mama in cutting the birthday cake. By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: You have to be creative to keep the minds of seniors active and involved, and entice them enough to […]

A Tribute to Nusrat by the Homegrown Riyaaz Qawwali Ensemble

A Tribute to Nusrat by the Homegrown Riyaaz Qawwali Ensemble

          By Dr. Sarita Mehta Stafford: Riyaaz Qawwali performed a beautiful tribute to Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, honoring the legacy of the legend on Friday, June 28 at Stafford Centre. Nusrat, who died 20 years ago, continues to be a major influence on mainstream Indian and Pakistani media even today. […]

US Ambassador to India Keynote at IACCGH 20th Anniversary Gala

US Ambassador to India Keynote at IACCGH 20th Anniversary Gala

  BY MANU SHAH HOUSTON: “In diplomacy, we often hear the adage that “countries have no eternal friends, only eternal interests.”  While this may generally be the case, I sincerely believe, based on my 20 years of experience working on U.S.-India relations, that the United States and India share both common interests and genuine friendship.”  U.S. Ambassador to India […]