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Mama’s Punjabi Recipes – Dhuli Moong Di Dal (Skinless Split Moong Lentils)

Dhuli moong dal is one dal that many people really like because it can be easily made but just as many people dislike it because it is made too carelessly and dissolves into a soup. It is one of the favored dals of religious places and when there are large groups of people to feed, […]

Local Community Solidifies its Connection with Friends in Congress During US Rep. Ed Royce’s Day-Long Visit

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Last year when Congressman Ed Royce (R, CA-39th) had come through the Bayou City on Mother’s Day, he had rolled up his sleeves, loosened his tie and handled some tough questions on Indo-US relations from a small, tame but inquisitive group of people pulled together by the Indo American Political Action […]

Mayuri Turns Ten with a Lot of Love from Friends!

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It seems like just yesterday (how often do you hear that these days?) when Mayuri opened up its doors on Westheimer and Fountainview and everyone was raving about the space, the menu and “Oh, those lovely Indo-Chinese dishes”. Oh, how Time flies by and even though, as Bob Dylan sang “The […]

IMAGH Organizes Iftaar at Ahmadiyya Mosque

By Dr. Jaseem Pasha HOUSTON: IMAGH’s motto is “Fostering Amity Across Communities, Cultures and Religions” and towards that end it organized a dialogue and iftaar (breaking of the fast) and dinner on Sunday, July 20 Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Houston hosted a very educational inter-faith social evening, attended by a large crowd of Houstonians, representing […]

Chandrabindoo Rocks the Stage at Barnali

By Sanchali Basu HOUSTON: It was a nice surprise and utter delight for the Houston Bengali crowd to experience and enjoy the music of Bangla band Chandrabindoo at their favorite haunt, the Durgabari auditorium the evening of July 18. It was part of the Tagore Society of Houston’s (TSH) annual Barnali event. Coincidentally, the onset […]

“Mridangist” Accomplishes Life Long Goal After Retirement

  By Thara Narasimhan HOUSTON: Arangetram or the debut performance is the ultimate goal for any performing artist. Unflinching desire combined with determination and dedication were the foundation for the grand triumph behind the Mridangam Arangetram that was rendered by Ranjit Panchacharam. His family provided wholehearted support and a sprightly performance marked the momentous occasion. […]

4th Annual Youth Iftaar in Houston

HOUSTON: On Sunday, July 13, Al Saif Youth held their 4th Annual Youth Iftaar for the Muslim youth in Houston. The event was a huge success with council member Richard Nguyen and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee presenting Shabu (Zeenat) Boghani, Founder and CEO of Al Saif Youth, with a certification of appreciation. Other important political […]

Hindus of Greater Houston’s Janamashtmi Celebration: Kickoff Meeting with Organization Leaders

By Radha Rani Dixit  HOUSTON: 2014 is an exciting year for the people of Houston as we celebrate the 25th year of the Janmasthami festival in Houston under the banner of Hindus of Greater Houston, an organization whose motto is to celebrate our festivals collectively. On the auspicious day of Guru Purnima, Saturday July 12, […]

The Healthy Dose – Sugar and Diabetes Part 1

By Parth Dwivedi HOUSTON: Before development of a treatment in 1923 Diabetes Mellitus commonly caused extreme weight loss, dehydration, and weakness until acidic blood killed most people affected. Children born with it would die before their second birthday. Diabetes can be controlled effectively today, but it is still a problem in the South Asian community, […]

Not Just Another Wedding Site: Perfect Muslim Wedding

By Marwa Diaf  Weddings. A time to celebrate love with family and friends.  From the elegant decor to the stunning bride, weddings have always been a passion of mine. Which is why I’ve decided to be a part of Perfect Muslim Wedding.  After planning my own wedding I’ve noticed the lack of resources that cater […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes – Sabat Moong Di Dal (Whole Moong Lentils)

Dals are the mainstay of Indian diet, whether you are in the north or south, east or west – providing much needed protein – and each region has its own way of making them. But nowhere will you find the heartiness and flavorful taste of dals as you would in the Punjab. Punjabi dals are […]

Tiny Orissa Community Establishes Rath Yatra as a Houston Tradition

  By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Seven years ago, when the tiny Hindu community from the state of Orissa in India first came up with the idea of celebrating one of the largest festivals made famous in their part of the world, they were simply replicating the customs and traditions which they had been raised with. […]

Devotees Pack the Breezy Discovery Green Grounds During Rath Yatra

  Click here for photo collage   By Sandhya Thakkar HOUSTON: Lord Jagannath (Lord of the Universe) is carried on his Divine Journey, or Yatra, on a massive Chariot, or Rath, every year since ancient times in the city of Puri, is the origin of the English word Juggernaut, or unstoppable force.  Indeed, despite hourly […]

Bowling for Brazil with IITAGH

Bowling for Brazil with IITAGH

By Pratish Kanani STAFFORD: What do you get when you combine the following:  a bowling event, a soccer game, some soccer fanatics, a separate viewing room with TVs, parents and kids wearing jerseys, and plenty of salad and pizza for all. You get the 9th Annual IIT Alumni of Greater Houston Bowling event held at […]

San Antonio Hosts 32nd AAPI Convention

SAN ANTONIO: The 32nd annual convention of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) attended by nearly 2,000 delegates from across the nation concluded at the Grand Hyatt Henry Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, with the outgoing preside of AAPI Dr. Jayesh Shah administering the oath of office to Dr. Ravi Jahagirdar, the […]

Improve Literacy – Open Source Software with Lowest Cost Tablet, Aakash

HOUSTON: Indian institute of Technology Madras Alumni Association and Indian Institutes of Technology Alumni of Greater Houston are hosting a Mentoring event on July 6, at Rice University, Duncan Hall from 4 – 6 p.m.  The Speaker is Dr. Kannan Moudgalya, an IITM and Rice alumni, and IITB Prof. of Chemical Engineering. His Team has created […]

TCC Taped Ball Tournament Spring 2014 – Spartans Winners, HJCC Runners Up

HOUSTON: Spartans won the TCC Taped Ball Spring 2014 tournament defeating Houston Javelinas Cricket Club (HJCC) by 57 runs and maintained their perfect record of winning the final in all of their appearances. It was a highly competitive tournament involving 15 teams. On a day with good weather for playing cricket (06/14/2014), Spartans won the […]

Houston Iftar: Annual Ramadan Dinner with the Mayor

HOUSTON:  The Yearly Tradition returns with the “Houston Iftar” Annual Ramadan Dinner coming up on Saturday, July 12 at 6:00 PM at the picturesque Bayou City Event Center. The Honorable Mayor Annise Parker will be the keynote speaker at this auspicious event. The event is being organized by Abu Dhabi, Baku, Istanbul and Karachi Sister […]

Sri Meenakshi Temple Participates in City of Pearland Parks and Recreation Event

PEARLAND: The week leading up to Friday was rainy and wet which threatened to keep away audience for the last of the Friday Summer fest concert hosted by City of Pearland Parks and Recreation; fortunately fair weather was on us as evening dawned and the crowd gathered to relax and enjoy the Music.  Sri Meenakshi […]

Hindu Heritage Camp Teaches Dharma

HOUSTON: This summer marks the 30th year of Hindu Heritage Youth Camp. Like most summer camps, the HHYC provides a wide array of activities, an opportunity to make lifelong friends, and a summer experience the kids will never forget. In addition to this, educations are embedded into their time at camp, allowing them to learn […]