Desi Media at the Houston Press Club Awards



Members of the Indian media from the Houston area were on hand for the 2016 Houston Press Club awards at Rice University on Saturday, June 25.

By Jawahar Malhotra

HOUSTON: A small but significant number of the Indian media in the Bayou City came out to show their presence at the 2016 Houston Press Club Lone Star Awards at Rice University’s Grand Hall in the Student Union Center this past Saturday, June 25. Though theirs was more of an observer status, the group of a dozen Indian-Americans who have an interest in the media – both radio and print – mingled with the crowd at the reception and dinner, which culminated in a large number of awards in all categories for stories written by statewide journalists.

The Indo American Press Club is a recently formed organization whose aim is to become a common voice to help shape the world we live in. The current 16-member board of the IAPC is mainly from the Malayalee Keralite community, and coordinator Easo Jacob worked hard to bring other community members to the event, among them this reporter of Indo American News; Seshadri Kumar of India Herald and the Ft. Bend Independent; Shoba Joshi and her son Hiren of Geetanjali Radio show and Nik Nikam of NNN on-line radio.

For its next event, the IAPC intends to hold a debate on the US Presidential Election on September 11 at the Old Stafford Civic Center on Constitution Avenue.