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Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Aaloo Puriyan (Potatoes & Deep Fried Puff Bread)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Aaloo Puriyan (Potatoes & Deep Fried Puff Bread)

This is a dish that could be eaten for breakfast or as a snack or served after poojas (religious services) for the langar or communal feast. It is actually a very simple but satisfying dish and the flavors of the hot fried puris (fried puff bread) and the slightly crushed aaloo (potatoes) in their own […]

Houston Crowns a Dream Spouse

Houston Crowns a Dream Spouse

By Vanshika Vipin HOUSTON: Beauty pageants are often associated with young single women so when Bollywood Shake decided to organize the first ever Mrs. Bollywood Houston contest on Sept 6, at the Hilton Americas, even ABC13, Fox 26 and TV-Asia ran features on it. Set in the elegantly designed ballroom decorated by Aslam and Abdul […]

Parker Lauds Houston’s Religious Harmony at Mayor’s Annual Iftar Event

By A Special Correspondent & Irfana Hussain  HOUSTON: The annual Iftar with the Mayor of Houston was held at the Bayou City Events Center on Saturday, July 12. In attendance were close to 2,000 people from the Houston community. The iftar is dinner that Muslims eat at sunset to finish their day long fast. Muslims […]

In those Moments He Still Treasures, a Driven Engineer Became Part of American History at Ellis Island

In those Moments He Still Treasures, a Driven Engineer Became Part of American History at Ellis Island

By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND: It was a clear, sunny July 3rd day in 1986 with just a slight sea breeze along the shoreline of the New York City harbor, just the perfect weather for the rededication of Lady Liberty whose statue had graced the Western entrance to the New World for a hundred years […]

Fund Raising Program of Sri Guruvayurappan Temple

Fund Raising Program of Sri Guruvayurappan Temple

HOUSTON: The third annual fund raising dinner reception of Sri Guruvayurappan Temple (SGT), Houston was held on Saturday, July 12, in the presence of several hundreds of Sri Krishna devotees. The temple officials received chief guest Swami Udit Chaitanyaji, special guest Dr. Arun Verma,  president of Shri Sita Ram Foundation and Sankaran Namboothiri, renowned Carnatic […]

Radha Madhav Dham Celebrates Jagannath Puri Style Rath Yatra

AUSTIN: Just a few weeks ago on June 29, more than a million devotees congregated at the holy city of Jagannath Puri in Odisha, India to participate in the annual Rath Yatra (festival of chariots).  The Jagannath Rath Yatra is a huge Hindu festival in which the deities of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balbhadra and Subhadra […]

Open Forum’s Open Heart for World Cup Final

By Jawahar Malhotra  SUGAR LAND: By the time that Germany was whooping Brazil in the World Cup quarter finals, Subodh Bhuchar was burning up the bandwidth on Facebook in agony seeing the team so thoroughly demolished. He got the chatter started to get together for a World Cup Finals rendezvous and pretty soon there was […]

Headache Doctor Receives Third Lifetime Achievement Award

HOUSTON: Houston Neurologist, Dr. Ninan T. Mathew, received the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Headache Society on June 27, at its 56th Annual Scientific Meeting in Los Angeles, California. The American Headache Society (AHS) is a professional society of health care providers dedicated to the study and treatment of headache and face pain.  […]

SongKran Kitchen in Uptown Park: Thai for Those Who Live to Eat

By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: According to SongKran Thai Kitchen owner Jitten Karnani, the world is divided into two types of people: those who eat to live and those who live to eat. I had counted myself among those who eat to live, with daal and chawal as my favorite meal and Thai a little too […]

Consul General Harish Honored by the Osmania University

HOUSTON: Osmania Unversity, Hyderabad, India took honors to recognize the Consul General of India in Houston, Paravathaneni Harish, who is an alumni of the University. Harish graduated with an engineering degree from the College of Engineering of Osmania University. Honoring him for his accomplishments, the Vice Chancellor of Osmania University,  Prof. S. Satyanarayana presented him with a Distinguished Alumnus Commendation Momento. […]

EB-5 Alternatives: E and L Visas

By Melissa N. Salvador HOUSTON: So many have heard about the EB-5 program – invest $1M (or $500K) and you get a Green Card.  At least that’s the short of it.  The E and L visa classifications, on the contrary, are much more affordable options. The E visa is for treaty traders and treaty investors, […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes – Soya Bean Te Palak Da Omlet (Soybean & Spinach Omelette)

For those who don’t eat ande (eggs) but need to have extra protein in the diet, this vegetarian dish can be very nourishing and satisfying, as it looks, cooks and fluffs up like an omelette and also it is very easy and fast to make. About 25 years ago, small, one-inch round soybean wadiyan (dumplings) […]