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Indian American Community Celebrates BJP Victory at GSH Auditorium

Indian American Community Celebrates BJP Victory at GSH Auditorium

HOUSTON: To celebrate the stupendous performance of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance in the recently concluded Lok Sabha Elections in India, the Indian American community in Houston hosted a celebration event to mark the occasion. Around 400 people joined the event and over 50 volunteers were recognised on stage for their efforts.Various community […]

New Sankalps from the Sadhana in Kanniyakumari

New Sankalps from the Sadhana in Kanniyakumari

By Prime Minister Narendra Modi My Fellow Indians, The biggest festival of democracy, the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections, is concluding today in our nation, the Mother of Democracy. After a three-day spiritual journey in Kanniyakumari, I have just boarded the plane for Delhi.Through the day, Kashi and numerous other seats have been in the midst […]

IAPAC Hosts Conversations over Coffee on Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Missouri City

IAPAC Hosts Conversations over Coffee on Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Missouri City

MISSOURI CITY: On Sunday, May 5, 2024, The Indian American Political Action Committee hosted a Coffee Conversation at The Royal India Cuisine in Missouri City, aiming to illuminate the city’s entrepreneurial landscape. Despite Mayor Robin Elackatt’s absence due to weather-related emergencies, the event, co-chaired by Dr. Rajasree Nambron and Dr. Purusottam Sahoo, proceeded with enthusiasm. […]

IAPAC’s inaugural “Conversations Over Coffee” event on understanding the US Judicial system in Katy

IAPAC’s inaugural “Conversations Over Coffee” event on understanding the US Judicial system in Katy

KATY: On March 17, 2024, the Indo-American Political Action Committee (IAPAC) hosted a dynamic session of Conversations Over Coffee (COC) at Turmeric Indian Restaurant in Katy, TX. The event, chaired by Deepti Nigudkar and Parvin Shaikh, brought together prominent legal professionals from Fort Bend County, including District Attorney Brian Middleton, Judge Christian Becerra from the […]

Primary Winners: Lizzie, Sheila Jackson Lee, Sean Teare, Taral Patel, Ali Sheikhani

Primary Winners: Lizzie, Sheila Jackson Lee, Sean Teare, Taral Patel, Ali Sheikhani

HOUSTON: Texans of South Asian origin had much to cheer about the results of the Super Tuesday primary elections despite the low turnout. On March 5, only 6% of registered Harris County voters cast a ballott, lowest since 2012. At the national level, both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump swept primaries across […]

Manu P. Seeks Fort Bend Constable Pct 3 Position

Manu P. Seeks Fort Bend Constable Pct 3 Position

By Manu Pooparayil SUGAR LAND: My path in law enforcement was inspired by a profound legacy – that of my father, who dedicated 36 years of his life to serving as a police officer in Kerala. Growing up, I witnessed the impact of his commitment and integrity, which laid the foundation for my career. In […]

DA Kim Ogg Files Ballot Papers for Democratic Primary

DA Kim Ogg Files Ballot Papers for Democratic Primary

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It’s filing season once again and Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg did just that on Wednesday afternoon, December 6 at the Harris County Democratic Party Headquarters on Lyons Ave on the city’s eastside. A group of her supporters joined her outside the building and then once again inside after she […]

IAPAC “Conversations Over Coffee” Series Sheds Light on Future of Pearland

IAPAC “Conversations Over Coffee” Series Sheds Light on Future of Pearland

PEARLAND: IAPAC’s “Conversations Over Coffee” Series Sheds Light on the Future of Pearland Pearland, TX Ð October 29, 2023 Ð The Indian American Political Action Committee of Greater Houston (IAPAC) recently hosted a thought-provoking event as part of its “Conversations Over Coffee” series (CoC@IAPAC), delving into the future of Pearland, Texas. This event, co-chaired by […]

Disha USA Celebrates 2nd Annual Diwali Gala with Over 500 Attendees

Disha USA Celebrates 2nd Annual Diwali Gala with Over 500 Attendees

HOUSTON: Disha USA (www.dishausa.org) organized its 2nd annual Diwali gala on Friday, Oct 27, which had over 500 attendees including community members of ~20 Hindu organizations across Greater Houston area. The event was also attended by over 100 dignitaries including Consul Adesh Sudhir (Indian Consulate Houston), elected officials with family members from both Democratic and […]

Houston Indians Attend Reception for India’s President Ram Nath Kovind

Houston Indians Attend Reception for India’s President Ram Nath Kovind

HOUSTON: An elite segment of the Indo-American community in Houston attended a dinner reception in honor of Ram Nath Kovind, the 14th President of India from 2017 to 2022. The reception took place on Friday, October 6 evening at the Post Oak Hotel in the Galleria area. The presidential reception was organized by Maneesh Media, […]

Could A Millennial Reformer Become the First Indian-American in the Texas State Legislature?

Could A Millennial Reformer Become the First Indian-American in the Texas State Legislature?

Renewable energy developer, Millennial non-profit leader, and award-winning former HISD public school teacher is running in the Democratic primary for Texas Senate District 15  Outsider Soora starts a well-funded campaign with a bold progressive agenda focused on real reform to root out corruption in Austin and update a broken system. HOUSTON — Karthik Soora, a […]

Treachery, Blame Put Frost on Indo-Canadian Relations

Treachery, Blame Put Frost on Indo-Canadian Relations

By Avinash Gavai, Correspondent Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent assertion in parliament regarding “credible allegations” implicating Indian intelligence in the murder of a Sikh activist in British Columbia has generated significant attention in India. This statement, for various reasons, was met with surprise and anger. Firstly, Trudeau’s claim clashed with India’s national narrative, which […]

Taral Patel Responds to a Barrage of Racist, Xenophobic & Vile Attacks

Taral Patel Responds to a Barrage of Racist, Xenophobic & Vile Attacks

RICHMOND: Taral Patel, Democratic candidate running for Fort Bend County Commissioner – Precinct 3, responded to hate-filled messages that attacked his ethnicity, nationality, faith, and more on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Taral Patel released the following statement, “Since announcing my run for County Commissioner, I have worked tirelessly to connect with the diverse communities that […]

IAPAC Organizes Brunch Gathering to Delve into Texas Judicial System

IAPAC Organizes Brunch Gathering to Delve into Texas Judicial System

SUGAR LAND — The Indian American Political Action Committee of Greater Houston (IAPAC) recently organized a brunch as part of its “Conversations Over Coffee” series (CoC@IAPAC) on September 10, 2023, at Ailings Chinese Bistro, who sponsored the event. Purusottam Sahoo and Gaurav Jhaveri co-chaired the event which delved into the intricacies of the state-level judicial […]

MIT Graduate Pervez Agwan is Running in Texas’ Most Diverse District

MIT Graduate Pervez Agwan is Running in Texas’ Most Diverse District

HOUSTON: MIT graduate and renewable energy developer Pervez Agwan is running for United States Congress in Texas’ newly drawn District 07, now the most diverse district in Texas. If elected, he would be the first Indian and first Asian-American ever elected to Congress from Texas. He would also be the youngest person to join the […]

Taral Patel Sees Record Grassroots Support after Campaign Launch

Taral Patel Sees Record Grassroots Support after Campaign Launch

SUGAR LAND – Taral Patel, the former Chief of Staff for Fort Bend County Judge KP George, former Biden Harris Presidential Appointee, and now Democratic candidate for Fort Bend Commissioner – Precinct 3, since announcing his candidacy has garnered over 200,000 views, across all platforms, on the campaign’s launch video, and record-breaking fundraising. This is […]

Indo-American Conservatives of Texas Visit Republican Leadership in Austin

Indo-American Conservatives of Texas Visit Republican Leadership in Austin

By Kumari Susarla AUSTIN: Indo-American Conservatives of Texas delegation visited the Texas State Capitol on March 24, 2023. Founded in 2019, IACT’s objectives are to educate and promote political awareness among Indo-Americans, to encourage them to become citizens to register and vote, to facilitate debate with political candidates, and to keep the community informed of […]

First for Texas Legislature: Representatives Lalani & Bhojani

First for Texas Legislature: Representatives Lalani & Bhojani

AUSTIN: History was made in the Lone Star state last week, Tuesday, the 10th of January, when the 88th Legislature of the Texas House of Representatives held their oath ceremonies for members recently elected for their two-year terms. The Texas House is composed of 150 members and the state legislature meets in regular session for […]

South Asian-Origin Elected Officials Sworn In in Austin, Houston and Richmond

South Asian-Origin Elected Officials Sworn In in Austin, Houston and Richmond

HOUSTON: Two Texans made history this week as the first Muslims and first South Asians ever to be sworn into the state legislature. Salman Bhojani and Dr. Suleman Lalani took their oaths of office as Democrat state representatives on Tuesday when both the Senate and House met for the 88th legislative session. On Jan. 1, […]

IAPAC Hosts Thanksgiving Luncheon to Celebrate Gratitude with Global Cultures

IAPAC Hosts Thanksgiving Luncheon to Celebrate Gratitude with Global Cultures

HOUSTON: On December 3, 2022, the Indian American Political Action Committee (IAPAC) of Greater Houston hosted their last event of the year, a Thanksgiving Luncheon celebrating Gratitude with Global Cultures and Religions at the Alief Campus of Houston Community College (HCC). Dean Rima Adil opened the event by thanking all guests to her campus and […]

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