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Sankara Eye Foundation Hosts First Banquet in Houston

HOUSTON: Sankara Eye Foundation (SEF) is proud to announce it first ever Banquet in Houston on Nov. 8, in celebration of the inauguration of its ninth eye care hospital in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh and performing over 1.2 million free eye surgeries. Established in 1998, Sankara Eye Foundation (SEF), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, has been working […]

Record Breaking Attendance Numbers for Texas Renaissance Festival’s Opening Weekend

TODD MISSION: Despite forecasts for patchy rain over the first weekend, Texas Renaissance Festival organizers report record breaking attendance numbers for Saturday and Sunday’s Oktoberfest opening weekend. The nation’s largest and most acclaimed renaissance festival celebrates 40 years of food, fun and magical weekends from October 11 through November 30, as well as Thanksgiving Friday. […]

HMM Presents “Durga Zali Gauri” a Musical Journey of a Princess

By Rajesh Thatte HOUSTON: Their feet are ready to step, hands ready for katthak mudras, faces full of expressions ready for the stage light. This is a dedicated group of Houston’s youngest Maharashtrian community members, as young as 5 years and up to high school. More than 60 children are practicing hard for the past […]

CANCER CURE & PREVENTION SERIES: Prostate Cancer: The Silent Killer

In the next series of topics, we will explore specific cancers. The first of these is prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is not only a very common cancer but one of the few, where there are several choices of treatment for early to intermediate disease. In most cancer types, the oncologists taking care of the patient […]

Houston Buddhist Vihare Celebrated Katina Pinkama

By Chiranjaya Nanayakkara HOUSTON: This year the Houston Buddhist Vihare held the celebration of ‘Katina Pinkama’ on two consecutive days – October 18 and October 19, at the Temple located at 8727 Radio Road, Houston, TX 77075, with the participation of twenty monks from various parts of the country and, well over five hundred Buddhist […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Phirni (Cream of Rice Pudding)

Phirni is often confused with kheer but actually it is quite different both in presentation and taste. It is a simple, easy and quick desert to make and most people find it delicious. There are several variations of the basic phirni recipe, like the badami phirni (with almonds), kesari (saffron), gulab (rose), piste (pistachio), aam […]

The Magic Bus is on a Journey

Click here for photo collage     By Vanshika Vipin HOUSTON: The Magic Bus is on its journey with its second event of the year, a Charity Gala, first being the Farhan Akhtar show back in April. Houstonians gathered at the JW Marriott, Westheimer, on Saturday, October 11 for a full house event for Magic […]

A Shorter Ram Leela True to its Roots of Story Telling and Lessons Learned

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It is a tale often told and has played out on stage for centuries, and it has become a tradition in the Bayou City over the past decade as the region’s Hindus go through all the celebrations that culminate in the sparkling, fireworks spectacle of Diwali. For centuries, Valmiki’s Rama Leela […]

Lessons on Sri Lankan Reconciliation by the Cabinet Minister in the Midst

By Mitan Sidhu HOUSTON: On Wednesday, October 9, the Asia Society held a gathering, at which Vasudeva Nanayakkara, a Senior Cabinet Minister from Sri Lanka, addressed the efforts at reconciliation in Sri Lanka. The Minister was introduced by Charles Foster, Chairman of the Asia Society and by the Honorary Counsel General of Sri Lanka, Bandula […]

First, Karva Chauth Celebrations at India House

By Payal Vineet & Vanshika Vipin HOUSTON: Continuing the tradition of bringing Indian culture to the people living miles away from India, India House Houston, organized and celebrated a community event on the occasion of Karva Chauth on Saturday, Oct 11 at 7:30 pm. Vipin Kumar, General Manager of India House, was the key person […]

Willy Honors Sri Lankan Minister at Garden Party

  By Mitan Sidhu SUGAR LAND: On Thursday, October 9, well-known immigration attorney, George Willy, and his wife, Shanti, threw an informal outdoor dinner party at their beautiful home in Sugar Land for the visiting Sri Lankan Cabinet Minister, Vasudeva Nanyakkara. The senior Minister has been working relentlessly to bring about reconciliation between the divisive […]

What Makes Diwali Diwali ?

By Malay Vyas HOUSTON: Is it the thousand twinkling lights, the aroma of sweet delicacies arising from the kitchen, making numerous phone calls back home to talk with parents, cousins, uncles and aunts, or is it a flurry of house parties?  Diwali is nostalgia of Diwalis past, a celebration of all you have, and anticipation […]

Hungama Mela 2014 Held at the Durgabari Temple

  Click here for photo collage HOUSTON: The evening of October 11, 2014 would be memorable for Indian Community. The much awaited Radio Hungama Mela 2014 was hosted at the auditorium of the Durgabari Temple of Houston. The event, originally planned outdoors was moved indoors due to rain in the forecast, but that did not […]

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 […]

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 […]