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Foundation for India Studies (FIS) Joins Houston’s MLK Parade

Foundation for India Studies (FIS) Joins Houston’s MLK Parade

HOUSTON: On January 17, 2022, members and supporters of the Foundation for India Studies (FIS) braved the morning wintry weather and walked in the 28th Martin Luther King Jr. Grande Parade held in midtown, Houston. FIS, a 15 year old organization, has routinely participated in MLK parades for 10 years and also won the paarde’s Grand […]

Indo American News Radio Turns 2!

Indo American News Radio Turns 2!

Indo-American Doctor Leads Use of mRNA Vaccines beyond Covid

Indo-American Doctor Leads Use of mRNA Vaccines beyond Covid

NEW YORK: In 2017, Vinod Balachandran published a paper in the science journal Nature explaining an interesting phenomenon that he had discovered in a tiny number of pancreatic cancer survivors. T-cells circulating in their blood had developed the ability to identify, remember and fight back against proteins in the deadly tumours. The surgeon, from New […]

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 […]

Tony Wadhawan: Candidate for Fort Bend County Court at Law #2

Tony Wadhawan: Candidate for Fort Bend County Court at Law #2

SUGAR LAND: It was a 40th birthday party as well as a re-affirmation of the election campaign that he had kicked off a few weeks earlier. In this cozy atmosphere at the Telfair Central Hall decked out in red-white and blue, with balloons on a marquee backdrop, Tony Wadhawan was able to be himself with […]

Indian Consular Services Outsourced to VFS Global

Indian Consular Services Outsourced to VFS Global

HOUSTON: In continuation of our Public Notice dated 3 November, 2020 https:// cgihouston.gov.in/listview/MTk3 regarding the appointment of VFS Global as the new Outsourcing Service Provider for Visa, OCI, Renunciation, Passport, Global Entry Programme (GEP) and Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) services for the Consulate General of India, Houston, it is informed that with effect from 13 […]

India Culture Center Elects New Directors and Trustees

India Culture Center Elects New Directors and Trustees

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: In a fresh new approach to end-of-the-year board meeting, India Culture Center President Jasmeeta Singh went through a Powerpoint presentation to outline the achievements of the organization over the past 12 months, followed by the treasurer’s report. Singh reported that with 50 new life and general members and collections from iFair […]

Mayor Appoints Col. Vipin Kumar to Houston’s First Food Insecurity Board

Mayor Appoints Col. Vipin Kumar to Houston’s First Food Insecurity Board

Houston: On Wednesday, December 1st 2021 India House’s Executive Director, Col. Vipin Kumar (Retired) was appointed as a board member for the City of Houston’s first Food Insecurity Board, approved by a unanimous vote by the Mayor and City Council. The board will be responsible for advising and making recommendations to the Mayor, Council, and […]

AAPI Governing Body Gala Raises $70K to Combat Human Trafficking

AAPI Governing Body Gala Raises $70K to Combat Human Trafficking

Nashville: During the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) Fall Governing Body Meeting, a Fundraiser gala was held on November 20th, 2021 at Embassy Suites by Hilton in Franklin TN, Suburbs of “Music City” Nashville, TN. The host chapter- AAPI-TN presented FFLI with a fundraised $70,000, in order to help strengthen the efforts […]

ICC Board Appreciation Night with Consul General Aseem Mahajan

ICC Board Appreciation Night with Consul General Aseem Mahajan

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: The spirit of Thanksgiving the day before was very much in the air as the India Culture Center Board came together with other friends and potential new members and hopeful Directors to meet at the home of their President, Jasmeeta Singh on the westside. It was a sumptuous dinner catered by […]

Milestone for University of Houston Tamil Studies Chair

Milestone for University of Houston Tamil Studies Chair

Houston: Thursday, November 11, 2021 is another historic day for the Tamilians living in Texas and specifically in the Houston Metropolitan area. On this day, the Houston Tamil Studies Chair Inc. (HTSC), a Texas non-profit corporation with a primary purpose of setting up a Tamil Studies Chair at the University of Houston (UH), made the […]

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 […]

YLPD Houston: Learning about the Qualities of an Authentic Leader

YLPD Houston: Learning about the Qualities of an Authentic Leader

By Srinivasa Mahankali Houston: Fifty-five future leaders of YLDP Houston gathered at the Houston Food Bank on Saturday morning to answer the essential question, “Why Should Anyone be Led by You?”.  The session was led by Mr. Brian Greene, the CEO of Houston Food Bank. He showed us the operations of the non-profit organization through […]

Assam Association Participates in Diwali San Antonio with Bihu Dance

Assam Association Participates in Diwali San Antonio with Bihu Dance

By Runmee Barbara San Antonio: On November 6, Festival of Lights filled the air with sounds and colors at Hemisfair park and Tower of Americas, San Antonio, Texas. Diwali is the largest city-sanctioned festival open to public every year. This year, the 13th annual Festival of lights was celebrated in-person with great enthusiasm and spirit. […]

America’s First Ismaili Center will be Architectural Jewel for Houston

America’s First Ismaili Center will be Architectural Jewel for Houston

By Diane Cowen Houston: The Ismaili Center Houston’s architecture and gardens will set a new bar in a city increasingly devoted to modern design and lush green spaces. With a structure designed by U.K.-based Farshid Moussavi and gardens by Thomas Woltz of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects — a renowned landscape architect known locally for […]

Astroworld Stampede Claims Indian Origin Student Bharati Shahani

Astroworld Stampede Claims Indian Origin Student Bharati Shahani

Houston: Bharati Shahani, a 22-year-old college student who had incurred severe injuries during the Astroworld festival has passed away. Shahani had been declared brain dead a couple of days ago. With her passing the death toll from the Astroworld stampede has now risen to nine, while hundreds have been injured. The news of Shahani’s passing […]

Southwestern National Bank Celebrates 24th Anniversary

Southwestern National Bank Celebrates 24th Anniversary

Houston: Southwestern National Bank is proud to be marking its 24th anniversary on November 3, 2021. CEO Simmons said 2021 is a good year to remember because we helped over 1,000 business owners to apply for assistance and save their businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program. Our employees worked very hard to ensure our customers […]

Diwali Dinner with Elected Officials and Hindu Leaders of Houston

Diwali Dinner with Elected Officials and Hindu Leaders of Houston

Houston: Pragati USA and Ashirwad A Blessing Temple (Ashirwad) collaborated to host Diwali Dinner at India House Houston on October 29th, 2021. The goal of the event was to bring together major Hindu organizations in the Greater Houston area, and both Democratic and Republican elected officials of Harris and Fort Bend counties to celebrate Diwali, […]

IAPAC Supports Neera Tanden Nomination

IAPAC Supports Neera Tanden Nomination

Houston: The Indian American Political Action Committee (IAPAC) of Greater Houston is a nonpartisan organization and one of its missions is to promote and encourage political involvement and increase political awareness in the Indian American community residing in the Greater Houston area. IAPAC congratulates Neera Tanden on her historic nomination to be the Director of […]

Face of ‘Perseverance’ Mars Landing was an Indian American: Swati Mohan

Face of ‘Perseverance’ Mars Landing was an Indian American: Swati Mohan

By Harmeet Kaur Pasadena, California: It was Swati Mohan who first delivered the news to earthlings that NASA’s Perseverance rover had successfully landed on Mars. “Touchdown confirmed,” she announced to roaring applause from mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. “Perseverance safely on the surface of Mars, ready to begin seeking the […]

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