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Week Long Celebrations for Gandhi Jayanti

HOUSTON: Mahatma Gandhi Library along with more than 100 organizations concluded Mahatma Gandhi Week 2014 with big fanfare on Saturday, October 4 at The Jones Plaza, Houston.  The evening celebrated 145th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Gandhi Jayanti, celebrated as 1000 Lights For Peace. The 9th Annual 1000 Lights for Peace, was another huge success. […]

Gujarati Samaj Celebrates Navratri with a Twist

HOUSTON: The Gujarati Samaj of Houston (GSH) orchestrated a memorable Navratri Mahotsav this year, hosting nine colorful nights of garba, dandiya and full-on fun. On weeknights, celebrations were held at the VPPS Haveli’s Hall – with the event being successful each night. For the first time in the organization’s history, President Amee Patel along with […]

Rachel Rose Rohatgi Weds Ford Rainey

By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND: The skinny groomsman, Kevyn, caught the guests by surprise, as the opening notes of a pop tune engulfed the room, by jumping onstage to do some carefree dance moves. The rest of the groomsmen followed, bursting into an energetic dance line and the bridesmaids jumped followed in for a lively […]

Hindus of Greater Houston :Diwali Food Drive

By Venugopal Menon HOUSTON: Hindus of Greater Houston wishes all a very happy Deepavali, the festival of lights. The ‘Festival of Lights’ signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.  As an appropriate gesture, and corresponding to their 25 year observance of Janmashtami together, the several […]

Club 65 Members Go on a Picnic to Port Lavaca

HOUSTON: On Sept. 28, Port Lavaca, Texas was the destination for the picnic of Club 65, a non-profit organization under the umbrella of IMAGH (Indian Muslims of Greater Houston) and able guidance of the President Latafath Hussain. Club 65 is proud to have over 110  members and  growing stronger by the month. The picnic morning  started at 8:30 a.m. with 61 […]

Harinath Medi Earns National Luxury Home Designation

HOUSTON:  Harinath Medi, Real Estate agent with Luxury Home council, Inc. in Houston was recently awarded the Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS) Designation from the Luxury Home Council, Inc. The Accredited Luxury Home specialist (ALHS) Logo is testimony to the agent’s training and expertise in the luxury home marketplace. To display the ALHS logo and […]

The Healthy Dose – Ebola, Part 3

    By Parth Dwivedi Recapping everything we have covered thus far, there are five different species of Ebolavirus, each with different characteristics. Once it infects a human host, the virus attacks the immune system and causes water loss, bleeding and organ failure. Ebola has surfaced in the news before, although more recently an ongoing […]

Manoj Sinha, Minister of State for Railways at the 4th IIT BHU Alumni Meet

NAPERVILLE, IL:  The IIT BHU Global Alumni Association recently held its fourth Global Alumni Meet at the Sheraton Lisle Hotel in Lisle, Illinois. Theme for the Meet was “The IIT BHU Journey of Excellence Continues…”.  Over 200 people attended the Meet. At the opening, a lamp lighting ceremony was held with the portrait of Mahamana […]

“Krishna, Love Re-invented” Where Dance Crosses all Barriers of Race, Religion and Geography

  HOUSTON: After Sangamam, Dashavatar, Go to your room, Mother, Bollywood Blast, and The Life of Gautama Buddha Samskriti brings to Houston an unusual production from Malaysia – Krishna, Love Re-invented – by Ramli Ibrahim and the Sutra Dance Theatre. This presentation is a perfect example of ‘dance without borders’, where art transcends religion and […]

How to Apply for College Without Going Gray in the Process

Best in Class Education Center offers tips for parents and students to make the college application process as stress-free as possible Eager high school students (and their parents) are in the midst of spending many late nights and weekends writing essays, organizing forms, and waiting on pins and needles to find out if they’ve been […]

MassMutual Honors Diwali and Business Tradition of Chopda Pujan

No-Cost Seminars Help Business Owners Secure Their Futures and Protect the Next Generation SPRINGFIELD, MASS: Almost three million Asian Indians in the United States are preparing to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, on Oct. 23. For the more than 300,000 Asian-Indian owned firms* in the U.S., the holiday takes on an added dimension, as […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Atte Da Halva (Whole Wheat Flour Halva)

  For Punjabis, atta (whole wheat flour) is the carbohydrate of preference, and rice is less of a staple dish. Hence, lots of dishes, including many sweets like pinnis, poodras and halwa, are made of atta. It helps that whole wheat is preferred by dieticians for health reasons, even though excessive carbohydrates consumed are equally […]

Women’s Cricket Club

Women’s Cricket Club

SUGAR LAND: Women’s Cricket Cup II took place in New Territory, in August. With a “Best of Three” format tournament, the two participating teams were Team Pink and Team Blue. On Saturday the Women played and two of the three games came down to the last ball. Very exciting performances were seen all around. The tournament standings: 1st Place […]

Rath Yatra and Bahuda Yatra Fast Becoming a Tradition at Durga Bari

HOUSTON: With much pomp and ceremony, Rath Yatra was celebrated at Durgabari on June 29. Well attended by more than 1000 people, this year marks the 3rd year in a row and it’s fast becoming a tradition at Durga Bari. People flocked to the temple early morning that day and waited patiently as Mahamahopadhyay Dr. […]

A Focal Point for the Community, IAN Carries Torch Forward

  Click here for Anniversary Special Supplement By Jawahar Malhotra, Publisher One score and a dozen years ago, an enterprising sociology professor with no background in journalism or publishing but a passion for the dynamics of human interaction saw fit to make his contribution to keeping his growing Indo American community connected by disseminating news. […]

Meet Indo-American’s New Gen-X Partner : Vanshika Vipin

Click here for Anniversary Special Supplement   By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: Ever since Dr. K.L. Sindwani founded Indo-American News 32 years ago, he often wondered how the newspaper will sustain itself and grow over the coming years and decades. Dr. Sindwani himself was the guiding force for the first 29 years of the newspaper. Since […]

Former Indian Table Tennis Champion Kabad Makes The Bayou City his Home

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: When Jay Kabad casually introduced himself to the members of TT Nuts (a table tennis players association) at the Durga Bari Temple on the city’s westside a couple of years ago, there were gasps of disbelief and faces mirroring incredulity. It took a while for the fact to sink in that […]

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