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Ethnic Media Services Highlights Minority Candidates in Midterms

Ethnic Media Services Highlights Minority Candidates in Midterms

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: This Midterm election cycle has seen a huge slate of minority candidates vying for seats all across the country and many organizations have been highlighting their races as well as supporting them in whichever way they can. Visibility of these candidates remains a huge concern and help from these groups has […]

Indo-Americans Achieve Success in Midterms

Indo-Americans Achieve Success in Midterms

HOUSTON: Democrat incumbent KP George will serve another term as Fort Bend County judge with a narrow victory over Republican challenger Trever Nehls. Final unofficial voting results show George received 51.6% of the vote, or 126,828, to Nehls’ 48.4%, or 119,082, with all 82 Fort Bend County polling locations reporting.The first two Muslim lawmakers in […]

WE@IAPAC Hosts Dialog on Women’s Rights

WE@IAPAC Hosts Dialog on Women’s Rights

HOUSTON: On October 28, the Indian American Political Action Committee (IAPAC) hosted its 2nd annual women empowerment event aptly named W.E.@IAPAC at the Junior League of Houston. This year’s event was an invigorating evening with a dialogue focused on women’s health and reproductive rights. Dr. Roopa Gir, IAPAC president, opened the event with an introduction […]

Your Vote Matters: Exercise Your Right to Vote

Your Vote Matters: Exercise Your Right to Vote

Have your ever wondered lately where our country and our democracy are headed? Do you believe in government’s capacity to work for the people? Do you think our democracy has been wounded? Remember January 6 th, 2021. Do you believe that we should do our part to make sure democracy functions, something for which our […]

Navroz Prasla, Chairman of NTV America, Meets VP Kamala Harris at Annual JJ Reception in Texas

Navroz Prasla, Chairman of NTV America, Meets VP Kamala Harris at Annual JJ Reception in Texas

AUSTIN: Indian-American Business magnate and Chairman of NTV America Navroz Prasla met Honorable Vice President of the US Kamala Harris at the JJ Reception. The Annual Johnson-Jordan Reception is a major event meant to help the Democratic Party raise funds for voting efforts before the elections. The event took place in Austin, Texas, and was […]

IAPAC Reception for Mealer, GOP Candidate for Harris County Judge

IAPAC Reception for Mealer, GOP Candidate for Harris County Judge

HOUSTON: On September 30, 2022, the Indian American Political Action Committee (IAPAC) of Greater Houston hosted Alexandra Mealer, candidate for Harris County Judge at the India House. Randhir Sahni, co-chair of the event, opened the evening with remarks about the history of IAPAC and introduced the key speaker, former Judge Ed Emmett. Emmett a very […]

Defaced Election Yard Signs Point to Bigotry, Hate in Fort Bend

Defaced Election Yard Signs Point to Bigotry, Hate in Fort Bend

RICHMOND, Fort Bend County: Many candidates running for political office in the elections in November have placed their yard signs on a block-long stretch of Richmond Parkway and Wildwood, across from the CVS, for people to look at as they drive by. The signs have been up for awhile and include several minorities like Surendran […]

IAPAC Holds Reception for Judges Lina Hidalgo and KP George

IAPAC Holds Reception for Judges Lina Hidalgo and KP George

By Jawahar Malhotra & Pranav Rao HOUSTON: In its continuing efforts to educate the South Asian community about the political process in the Greater Houston area, the Indo American PAC held another reception on Thursday, September 22 evening for Harris County Commissioners Court Judge Lina Hidalgo and for KP George, her equivalent in Ft Bend […]

IAPAC Hosts Non-Partisan Reception to Build Bridges with Elected Officials

IAPAC Hosts Non-Partisan Reception to Build Bridges with Elected Officials

HOUSTON: The Indian American Political Action Committee of Greater Houston (IAPAC) hosted the first non-partisan reception for over 25 elected officials and over 130 members of the Indian American community at India House on August 4. The event ‘Meet Your Elected Officials’ reflected IAPAC’s uniqueness of being the only non-partisan political voice for Indian Americans […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fort Bend County Poised to Elect Suleman Lalani as State Representative

Fort Bend County Poised to Elect Suleman Lalani as State Representative

RICHMOND: Democratic physician Suleman Lalani on Tuesday defeated runoff opponent Vanesia Johnson in a newly drawn state House district in Fort Bend County, leaving him poised to become the first Muslim state lawmaker in Texas history. The new district, freshly crafted during last year’s redistricting process, covers parts of Sugar Land, Mission Bend and unincorporated […]

Attorney George Willy at DNC Retreat

Attorney George Willy at DNC Retreat

CHARLOTTE: George Willy, a prominent immigration lawyer, was invited to a retreat in South Carolina as member of the Leadership Council of the DNC (Democratic National Committee). At this retreat DNC shared with the members of the council the electoral efforts being made by the DNC both in the upcoming mid-term elections and the Presidential […]

Letter to the Editor: Ukraine Conflict and India.

Letter to the Editor: Ukraine Conflict and India.

Dear Editor: The ongoing conflict in Ukraine is the most significant geo-political event since the end of Second World War with the possibility of even a nuclear exchange threatening the very existence of the world. It has pitted old cold war rivals USA and USSR against each other even though Russia the present avatar of […]

Houston Indians Celebrate Yogi Win

Houston Indians Celebrate Yogi Win

HOUSTON: Last Sunday March 13, Hillcroft Avenue was resonating to the sound of drums and chants of Hanuman Chalisa that one would usually associate with the streets of Varanasi or Prayagraj or Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh State in India. What was the reason ? The Indian American diaspora of Houston were celebrating the thumping victory […]

Roopa Gir to Lead Indo-American Political Action Committee

Roopa Gir to Lead Indo-American Political Action Committee

HOUSTON: The Indian American Political Action Committee (IAPAC) takes great pleasure in announcing Dr. Roopa Gir as the new President of IAPAC. Roopa, who is a board member and resident of Bellaire, stepped into her new role with IAPAC on March 1, 2022. Roopa takes over the position of President from Ramesh Anand, who vigorously […]

India, Sewa Helping Ukraine Evacuation

India, Sewa Helping Ukraine Evacuation

HOUSTON: As airstrikes cause extensive damage and people flee Ukraine in large numbers, Sewa International volunteers in Europe have helped more than 3,200 individuals in the past six days to cross the border to reach safety. Sewa volunteers are working with another 3,680 people who have registered for evacuation through the Sewa helpline. Over 250 […]

Capacity Audience for Private Screening of the Movie ‘Kashmir Files’

Capacity Audience for Private Screening of the Movie ‘Kashmir Files’

A Tale of Brutal Killings, Ethnic Cleansing By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Watching The Kashmir Files left me speechless. The magnitude of the violence was something I was completely unaware of until watching this film. I’m still in shock, unable to process what I saw. Before seeing the Kashmir Files, I knew a little bit about […]

Fort Bend County Awards $475,000 Grant to Eternal Gandhi Museum of Houston

Fort Bend County Awards $475,000 Grant to Eternal Gandhi Museum of Houston

HOUSTON: Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston, EGMH, is very happy and proud to inform you that it has received a generous grant of $475,000 under the non -profit program of the Fort Bend County under the American rescue plan. Judge KP George has offered unflinching support to the activities of EGMH from day one when he […]

IAPAC Hosts ‘Gratitude for Global Cultures’ Lunch with Elected Leaders

IAPAC Hosts ‘Gratitude for Global Cultures’ Lunch with Elected Leaders

Houston: The Indian American Political Action Committee of Greater Houston (IAPAC) is fulfilling its promise once again of being the only non-partisan voice for Indian Americans in the political arena. On November 20, 2021, IAPAC hosted “Gratitude with Global Cultures,” a Thanksgiving Lunch, focused on being grateful for the diversity within our region. Keeping in […]

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