Events

Apr 2019
Apr 2019

Daya hosts annual gala to benefit domestic violence survivors

Daya, a nonprofit in Houston, TX, recently hosted their annual gala, “Shine, Celebrating the Light of Survivors,” at the Marriott Town Center in Sugar Land, TX.

The annual gala was to benefit South Asian survivors of domestic and sexual violence. One of the featured guest at the event was human rights activist and filmmaker, Leslee Udwin, producer and director of the documentary, India's Daughter.

Daya was formed in 1996 by seven Indian women in Houston – all of whom were immigrants to the United States. It started with a volunteer helpline, a number they still have today, and would offer emotional support to survivors of domestic violence.  Daya is DOJ accredited to assist survivors in immigration status changes, legal support through a highly competent legal clinic, and housing to survivors through donor funds and Rapid Re-housing.

Apr 2019

En Acte Arts presents Queen, a play about women, science and bees, in Houston, TX

After traveling across the US, En Acte Arts hosted a show of Queen, a compelling play about women, science, and bees, in Houston, TX.

Produced by EnActe Theater, written by NYC-based playwright Madhuri Shekar and directed by Vinita Sud Belani, Queen examines the often complicated landscape of professional, female friendships on the verge of personal successes in a refreshing and honest way, fleshed out with questions of heart versus ego. With complex private lives, living between cultures, and finally being about to make a real difference, this play raises smart, cogent questions about money, scientific research, academia, and ethics.

The play has been well-received throughout all its showings.

 

US-India Friendship Council hosts Congressional reception on Capitol Hill

Several Republican and Democratic lawmakers from the US Congress heaped praise on India and Indian Americans at a Congressional reception hosted by the US-India Friendship Council on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The event, spearheaded by community stalw...

Edison Chamber of Commerce, Pines Manor co-host 22nd 'Annual Taste of Middlesex' in NJ

The Edison Chamber of Commerce and the Pines Manor co-hosted the 22nd Annual Taste of Middlesex in Edison, NJ. Guests were able to sample dishes from dozens of restaurants in the Greater Edison area, as well as in and around Middlesex County.  Each year, t...

YouTube Star Lilly Singh To Host NBC Late-Night show

Lilly Singh, the Indian-Canadian YouTube star who has garnered millions of views, has been tapped by NBC to replace Carson Daly on its 1:35 a.m. talk show. The show will be retitled to “A Little Late with Lilly Singh” and will launch in September, accordin...

13-year-old Indian Wins one Million Dollars On 'The World's Best' Show

After dazzling judges and audiences around the world right from his first performance on CBS’ The World’s Best, 13-year-old piano prodigy Lydian Nadhaswaram went on to emerge the winner of the US reality show and bagging the $1 million prize. Nadhaswaram, ...

Jayadev Acharya, an Indian American professor at Cornell, gets National Science Foundation award

Cornell University, NY, has announced that six of its assistant professors, including 2 Indian Americans Siddhartha Banerjee and Jayadev Acharya, have been named recipients of the prestigious National Science Foundation Early Career Development Program, or...

SFO drone startup FlytBase beats startups from 18 countries to win global contest in Japan

FlytBase Labs, a San Francisco and Pune-based drone technology startup, has won the grand winner award in the grand finale of NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone) Data Open Innovation Contest 9.0 which held in Tokyo on March 13-14. The international contes...

Actor-Entrepreneur Ravi Patel Saves Lives with Snack Bars For Children

Social impact brand “This Bar Saves Life,” which is co-founded by actor and entrepreneur Ravi Patel, has announced a new addition to its collection: new kid snack bars. The company offers gluten-free, kosher and non-GMO snack bars to raise money to fight s...

Sabrina Singh Named National Press Secretary for Cory Booker Presidential Campaign

Sabrina Singh, formerly deputy communications director for the Democratic National Committee (DNC), will join New Jersey Senator Cory Booker's 2020 presidential campaign as national press secretary. Prior to her DNC role, Singh was a regional communication...

Bright Force Holding Purchases American Bank in Dallas, Texas

Bright Force Holding, an investment group led by Mehul Patel, Chirag Patel, and Mital Patel, has acquired American Bank, N.A., a community bank in North Dallas, TX, with roughly $55 million in assets. Bright Force Holding, based in the Dallas suburb of Lew...

Grammy-winning sitarist Anoushka Shankar performs at event by Indian Classical Music Circle of Austin

The Indian Classical Music Circle of Austin (ICMCA) presented an evening with Grammy-winning sitarist and composer Anoushka Shankar at the Riverbend Center in Austin, TX, on March 9. Daughter of the Late sitar legend Pandit Ravi Shankar, Anoushka is a regu...