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Sewa International and Houston Maharashtra Mandal Join Hands to Raise Funds for Jammu & Kashmir Floods

HOUSTON: As we go about enjoying our life every day, there are children and families suffering in Jammu and Kashmir, struggling in cold weather, looking for food and shelter. To most of us in Houston,  lives of those children mean nothing but a news item. But, it meant more to some wonderful men and women at […]

Hindus Help Yezidis Spread Awareness About Genocide of Yezidis

By Achalesh Amar HOUSTON: The Yezidi – Hindu Coalition efforts on raising awareness about the humanitarian crisis faced by Yezidi people in northern Iraq have gained momentum over last three weeks. The group comprises of distinguished members from both Yezidi and Hindu communities in USA and Canada, and has itself has grown from  24 to […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Channe di Dal di Khichdi (Rice & Channa Lentils)

There are many variations in the ingredients that you can use to make khichdi, just as there are many types of paranthas. It all depends on your taste and also the foods you ate while growing up. Though khichdi is basically made from chawal (rice) and dal (lentils), its popularity among many families comes from […]

ICC Woos its Donors with a Classy, Heartfelt, Musical Embrace

  Click here for photo collage   By Jawahar Malhotra and Vanshika Vipin HOUSTON: In the four decades that the India Culture Center has been around in the Bayou City, it has focused on bringing together a diverse and growing Indian community, which has mushroomed, into multiple groups with varying agendas. Trying several approaches, even […]

Reception, Lectures on Zoroastrianism by Leading Expert Stewart Draws Wide Attendance

HOUSTON: The Zoroastrian Association of Houston invited Dr. Sarah Stewart to give the 11th Annual Library Lecture Series at their Center on Saturday, November 1. Entitled Pictures at an Exhibition, Voices of the People, her first lecture was based on The Everlasting Flame: Zoroastrianism in History and Imagination exhibition at the University of London’s School […]

Desi’s Get into Halloween Spirit with Costumes, Parties

HOUSTON: The local community celebrated Halloween with a spirit (no pun intended) this year that showed that they were finally getting integrated with the mainstream community, with costume parties going on all across town for the young, old and much older alike. It wasn’t just the candy seekers dressed as goblins and ghouls who made […]

Sri Meenakshi Temple’s Main Temple Renovation Project Bhoomi Puja (Ground-breaking Ceremony)

By Dr. Venugopal Menon PEARLAND: It was another auspicious inauguration, another stride in the celestial course of the inspiring chronicle of Sri Meenakshi Temple in Pearland.  It was the Bhoomi Puja of its Main Temple expansion on Sunday, November 2. On a serenely bright and balmy morning, about 300 devotees were blessed to participate in […]

Free Community Health Fair on Nov 15 with Screenings, Consultations and Vaccines

MANVEL: The fourth annual ‘Life and Soul’ free health fair will be held on Nov 15 from 8 am to 1 pm at New Life Plaza (Sai Primary Care), 3945 CR 58, Manvel, TX. Organized by nonprofit community-based charity organizations Love to Share Foundation America (LTSFA) and Global organization for Divinity (G.O.D.), it is open […]

Hindu Temple of The Woodlands Holds Diwali Event for Seniors

By Beth Kulkarni THE WOODLANDS: Hindu Temple of The Woodlands held a Diwali Party for seniors at the temple on Wednesday, October 29. The seniors enjoyed hearing a musical program and playing Diwali Games. This was followed by Dandiya Raas with volunteers teaching the basic steps to some who had never learned the popular folk […]

Asia Society Names Pratham Co-Founder Madhav Chavan 2014 Asia Game Changer

HOUSTON: Dr. Madhav Chavan, co-founder of Pratham, was recognized for bringing the gift of literacy to millions of Indians by the Asia Society at the United Nations in New York City on October 16. Chavan has empowered millions of children across India through his organization, whose mission is to have every child in school and […]

TCC Taped Ball Tournament Fall 2014: Spartans Winners, SLCC Runners Up

HOUSTON: It was a perfect game of Finals (10/18/2014) to end another highly competitive tournament with 18 participating teams. Spartans won the toss and elected to bat first. Spartans openers Manne (29) and Kaushik (20) gave a great start and added 36 runs in 4 mandatory power play overs. Srini joined Manne and both of […]

Viacom18 Rings in the Festive Season with ‘Rishtey’ in US & Canada Markets

~ Channel available to viewers on Dish and Dishworld in US and Rogers Cable in Canada~ MUMBAI: After its successful launch in the UK and India, Viacom18 and IndiaCast announce the launch of the Hindi general entertainment channel ‘Rishtey’ in the US and Canada. Adding the festive fervor for viewers in the region, Rishtey is […]

Houston Takes a Step to End Global Poverty at Partnership Walk/Run

HOUSTON: On Saturday, November 15, around 7,000 participants will race to end global poverty in the annual Houston Partnership Walk at Sam Houston Park. The Houston Partnership Walk/Run is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) to raise awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor health in Africa and Asia. […]

Sewa Collaborates with City of Houston to Manage and Control Diabetes

Stop Diabetes Camp using Yoga Therapy at City Of Houston DAWN Center HOUSTON: VYASA and Sewa International are starting the 4th SDM (Stop Diabetes Movement) Camp at D.A.W.N. center of City of Houston in downtown Houston from this week in partnership with Health department of City of Houston. The camp will offer free classes covering  Integrated […]

Shunya Ends 2014 with Bhopal

HOUSTON: Shunya Theatre, Houston’s non-profit South Asian dramatic organization, ends its 2014 season with the regional opening of “Bhopal,” a drama that is set against the backdrop of the worst industrial tragedy in history. While thirty years ago the Bhopal tragedy shocked the world when it killed thousands and maimed hundreds of thousands, today it […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Sabudana Khichdi (Tapioca & Potatoes)

    Khichdi is usually made from rice and dal (lentils) and is commonly considered an easy-to-cook comfort food, but it can also be made from sabudana (tapioca) in much the same way as making sabudana kheer, except the khichdi is salty instead of sweet. It is made mostly during fasts or during the navaratri […]

Sold Out Houston Diwali Mela Brimming with Mumbai Style Celebrations

  Click here for photo collage   By IAN Correspondent HOUSTON: A record early turnout marked this year’s Houston Diwali Mela at the Skeeters Stadium on October 25.  The benevolent Gods cancelled all rain for the week, instead sending halka sa cooling evening breezes to nearly 10,000 patrons in a yet again sold out event […]

Hillcroft Motorists Honk to Support Daya’s One Voice 2014 to End Domestic Violence

By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: On Saturday, October 25 afternoon, the Hillcroft district turned into an Indian street scene with cars honking in support of the community gathering organized by Daya to commemorate October as domestic the violence awareness month. Daya volunteers, staffers, board members and volunteers formed a human chain along Hillcroft at the intersection […]

Celebrations of Diwali and Govardhan Puja at ISKCON of Houston

HOUSTON: ISKCON of Houston held jubilant festivals of Diwali, “Festival of Lights” on Oct. 23 and Govardhan Puja on Oct. 24. The temple was bustling with numerous volunteers performing a multitude of services in preparation for these special occasions.  Devotees engaged in cleaning, decor of flower strands and arrangements, setting up lights, and preparing candles. […]

Jehangir Lakhani (1957-2014)

Jehangir Lakhani, a loving, caring, always smiling individual, known for spreading laughter and happiness, passed away on Thursday, October 23 in Houston, Texas after a battle with a rare kidney Cancer, Sarcomatoid Renal Cell Carcinoma. Born in Navsari, India, Jehangir moved to America in 1984 to pursue new opportunities and endeavors. After a long journey […]