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Anjali Grover and Mary Cronin were in town from the New York office this supported by local staff, for past weekend, Grand Arch, in a presentation at Gurgaon, the the Sugar Land Marriott of the properties that flagship project IREO is building in major cities in India. A for IREO, is spread beach resort development in Goa is scheduled to start in 2 years. And tennis legend Indo American news • Friday, may 28 , 2010 editiOn: www.indoamerican-news.com Vijay Am 1 ritraj was onOnline tour with them too as the official spokesperson. 50¢ Friday, May 28 2010 | Vol. 29, No. 22 Amritraj, who lives in Los Circulation Verified by Angeles, had been on the ATP circuit and played in many of the Grand Slam tennis events in his in singles as well as in doubles heyday, both with Anand. Since then, he has dabbled his brother and other ventures and currently in the movies runs the Vijay Amritraj Foundation which has in India, especially Chennai charity projects where Amritraj LAMHE- a pure bollywood musical delight hails from. He is also works of featuring four-time Filmfare Award winner sociate with the United Nations.issues as an as Kavita Krishnamurti, the incredible “I played for India in the Davis Cup for 20 Bollywood’s classical music phenomenon years,” explained Amritraj, “served 5 terms Suresh Wadkar, the melodious Sa Re Ga as President of the ATP and READ US ONLINE at have done some Ma Pa winner Sanchita, the rising playmovies and TV. I have learnt www.indoamerican-news.com that you must back singer Aavez Darbar, accompanied exploit yourself to the limit Published weekly from Houston, TX and prove that you by the original six-member Sa Re Ga Ma are the best in the world. 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The flagship project is the Grand Arch (a cube with a square hole which resembles its name sake building in Paris, France) built in Gurgaon, on Golf Coursewhich is being Road, about 2 miles from the South Delhi enclave of Saket. Grand Arch is a 1.6m sf mixed-use Gold develop ment built on 21 acres, with 1,211.90 47.12 -69.30 • -0.69% lakes, shopping and an ice rink and was started in September 2009 -15.07 • -0.68% with completion by September Silver 85.36 ing to Grover, all phases were 2012. Accord 18.05 365.36 • 0.22% sold out by March 2010, “and we are actively 69.55 looking to buy back Platinum 24.50 • 0.58% some units!” she said. 1518.00 Adjacent to it on SUGAR LAND: many, it the 800 acres 84.97 • 1.41% that For 113.97 IREO owns, in Sector 66 was Delhi he speaks at many tionalism and so the mindset was less than a war and we have to fear in New By Jawahar Malhotra a treat just to see a former another developmen t spread for• 1.94% our coming generations,” HOUSTON: The buildup to the atuned to the Hindi vernacular. 183.11 great world-class tennis player Brent 70.33he gatherings like the one at the India last Saturday evening, May So, it seemed appropriate for said emphaticallySpot in Hindi. “We House 75.80 and have a picture taken with him. speech that everyone came to hear 0.79% • -0.63% have a chance to fight for this. 23 in front of about 150 people. But as the presentation and the de- was preceeded by comments and Tarun Vijay, when he was invited3.04still Vijay is the author of over 2,000 signs for the master communities remarks by the local organizers upto the podium, to start off in Let us remind ourselves that if we were explained by and laid out on and the other speaker from out of shud (pure) Hindi, and he may Indians have forgotten our values, articles in English and Hindi in many Indian and international methe projection screen, it became town, Mahesh Mehta, the founder have lost many in the audience as then we will be wiped out.” Tarun Vijay was not mincing any dia and has been a regular columclearer that many of the over 80 of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad in they paid close attention to each people who attended the IREO’s the US and currently its Interna- word, catching maybe every third words. As the National Spokesper- nist for more than 22 newspapers. sales event were seriously eyeing tional Vice President, all of which word. Still, Vijay’s versatility in son for the Bharatiya Janata Party Vijay is often quoted in the media the Indian market for a real-estate were conducted for the most part conveying his message in Hindi and a Director of the Dr. Syama on India’s socio-political issues in English, the language most may even exceed his powerful Prasad Mookerjee Research Foun- and has written four books on the opportunity. same. Complete Story on Pg 25 often used in large desi settings writings in English but the mes- dation, an ideological think tank Switching to English, Vijay conbased on the Nationalist school of among us here. Of course, the sub- sage is the still the same. “India in at the forefront of no thought at the BJP headquarters ject matter dealt with Hindu NaContinued on Pg 3

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HOUSTON: When you are an Oscar winner and on a world tour, you need a fashion designer. Even the sartorially sombre AR Rahman. So Ritu Beri is designing the wardrobe for Rahman and his troupe for “AR Rahman Jai Ho: The Journey Home World Tour 2010”, which comes to Houston on July 3. Beri, who has barely a month to get the costumes ready, has to design 34 different looks for Rahman and the group of musicians and dancers who will be travelling with him. Befitting the grandeur of the sets and the occasion, she has designed unusual LED costumes for the team. “It’s been my most thrilling experience to date,” says Beri. “When I started working on the looks, I realised that Rahman was not the

one for flashy colours,” she says. But Beri is determined to make Rahman sport looks that he hadn’t so far. “This time Rahman has experimented. He has been more fun and adventurous,” says Beri who got him in ethnicwear for the song Khwaja mere Khwaja from the

film Jodhaa Akbar. For another number, Rahman dresses like Michael Jackson, and this surely has been his boldest look, says Beri. She isn’t sure about touring with the troupe, but she will be definitely going to cheer them in Paris on June 17.

crash raises issue of india’s aviation Oversight MUMBAI: An Air India flight that crashed after landing in southern India on Saturday killed 158 people and raised questions about India’s oversight of a rapidly growing aviation industry. The immediate cause of the accident appeared to be pilot error: the Boeing 737 overshot the hilltop runway in Mangalore, one of India’s trickiest airports, on the southwestern coast. Complete Story on Pg 31

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THe Ian STory ConTInueS To unfold By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It was one of those hot Decembers in 1983 when Dr. K. L. Sindwani stepped into my office in the Arena Towers and asked me for an ad. We had just met once before at a book reading at the house of a well-regarded architect, the late Howard Barnstone, and he had already then gotten me to subscribe. Months later, he still remembered me. He was that kind of guy! Dr. Sindwani got me going in conconversation and then looked at me with his piercing black eyes and bushy eyebrows and said suddenly in his earnest way in the heavy Punjabi of Jhung Maghiane, “Look, I can’t run this anymore. It’s too much for me.” “Why not? Don’t give this up,” I said, “it’s got great potential.” “So, you want to join me?” he asked, as if he had invited me to dinner. “Sure, why not, let me think it over,” I fumbled, wondering what it would take. He never forgot and three months later, we were at the bank opening an account, the DBA certificate in hand: Dr. K. L. Sindwani, Koshy Thomas, Pramod Kulkarni and yours truly. The next six months was exciting and tiring, as Pramod and I wrote all the local copy, Dr. Sindwani got the ads and Thomas did the typesetting and pasteup boards in our new office on Bellaire and Kirkwood. We got a Radio Shack TRS-180 computer the size of a small refrigerator and Mrs. Mohini Sindwani stepped in as a database operator and handle the mailing and circulation. I started the cartoon strip Kya Nayi Khabar? (changed from Naya at Pradeep Anand’s suggestion).

Partners in the media business from left, Jawahar Malhotra, Pramod Kulkarni and Krishna Giri. Right: Dr. K. L. Sindwani, the founder, retired in March 2010 and moved to Wichita Falls in North Texas.

Four years later Thomas left to start Voice of Asia and Rajeev Gadgil joined us just as we got our first Mac computer (now we have nine). Nine years later, Gadgil left to start India Herald Herald. And so it went over the years. Dr. Sindwani wanted to do a telephone directory and we did the first one and many more (see page ). Pramod wanted to do a TV show and Asiana Television was born (see page XX). We had to move and shifted our of office to Harwin Drive where we are still now. We had a hugely successful 24th anniversary party, left the invitation open to all who called and 800 people showed up. But Time has a way of slipping by and before you knew it, Dr. Sindwani started

to show signs of slowing down. In the media business, that can be a prescription to disaster as news never stops. We turned to someone who had worked with us before, on TV and print and six years ago Krishna Giri stepped in to take up Dr. Sindwani’s marketing role as our newest partner. In the information and knowledge age, we have taught ourselves to swim, pulling in life preservers as we need them. We went from hard copy to digital; from black and white to color; from faxes to emails; from sending CDs to sending FTPs; from Pagemaker to InDesign and added eBlasts (see page XX), Twitter and Facebook accounts and making our website (see page XX) count for us with readers worldwide.

Now we are audited, subscribed, mass circulated at 170 stands across the Bayou City, clicked on, invited to events, quoted and sometimes misunderstood. But we keep moving on to present our community at its best and sometimes we make it obvious when the best still needs some extra work. We work long hours, with many heads and hands and have never missed an issue, even when Hurricane Ike knocked out our building and worse still, when the computer demons ate up our final copy and forced us to recreate. Because we have recreated ourselves may times already and goodness knows how many more times to come.

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er: Indo American News through Google Analytics gets about 150,000 online visitors every ten days. While we consider this a big number, we know for a fact that I am Daily Deal will be able to pass on savings from merchants to customers. How does it benefit the merchant: First time and repeat merchants who want to attract new customers

know for a fact that not all people in Houston know about their business. Our website does each merchant the favor of introducing the business to our visitors along with the products and services by dedicating a single page for each merchant. The online visitor gets the savings by printing the voucher to present to the merchant to use the service. How to get started: Both customer visitors and merchants can

go on www.iamdailydeal.com to register. The merchant can open an account to post daily deals which are approved by us. The visitor can open their own individual accounts and get a notification by e-mail to let them know they are registered online with us. We start sending you daily deals to help your family dine and shop enjoying 40 - 70% savings. Who does not love that? Everybody does!

SAVE A MOTHER

Our mission is to develop health care solutions for the poor, with maternal mortality reduction as a first step.

Heartiest Congratulations on entering into the 29th year of serving the Houston’s Indo-American community with your timely and in-depth media coverage of all key areas of our lives. “Save A Mother” organization salutes and commends IAN and wishes them continued success.

Join hands in saving young women and mothers in India. Every little effort counts. Please visit www.saveamother.org for more information or your support. Save A Mother, Houston Chapter INDO AMERICAN NEWS • FRIDAY, AuguSt 19, 2011• online edition: WWW.indoAMeRiCAn-neWS.CoM


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Directories and Desi Connection to Stay Connected

Since 1983, Indo American News printed phone directories for desis in the Bayou City, then spread out to the five county area. Desi Connection went even further and brought in listings in other Texas cities. The last one in 2009 puslished desi business listings in 10 Texas cities and also useful travel data.

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IITAGH requests all IIT alumni in the greater Houston area to become a part of the exciting network. More information at www.iitagh.org IITAGH is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the professional development of its members through Mentoring, Networking, and Educational activities INDO AMERICAN NEWS • FRIDAY, AuguSt 19, 2011• online edition: WWW.indoAMeRiCAn-neWS.CoM


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Serving Houston’s Community for the last 29 years, We cover your world! If you like to read more of Indo American News, why not Subscribe? Call us at 713-789-NEWS (6397) Also, you can access us at www.indoamerican-news.com But there’s nothing like holding the real newspaper and reading it along with a cup

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Places where you can pick up Indo American News every week

You’ve probably seen our news stand all across town at the nearly nearly 120 locations where you can find Indo American News. Meet the people who get the news papers there: Guillermo Meyemberg (left), Ray Curtis and Jorje Bacca (who could not be at the picture shoot). And not to forget Nelson Umanzor who gets the paper to the post office for mailing every week.

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Wishing Indo American News another Prosperous Anniversary We thank Indo American News for their support to the South Asian community!

From ICC Board of Directors, Board of Trustees and all our Partnership Organizations Please come and enjoy India Fest at the George R. Brown Center on August 20th, 2011

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From 1989 to 1994, we produced a television program that aired every Sunday morning for an hour. It had variety - news from the Indian Subcontinent, community news, filmi stuf, comedy skits, immigration matters, interviews with touring Bollywood movie stars and even live dances and songs performed in our studio on Richmond and Rogerdale. We gave many people exposure to a greater audience and a few - like Sunil Thakkar - an opportunity to show their talents.

Top: Ashiana Television being taped at the studio. Krishna Giri cues the news anchors. Clockwise from above left: Show anchors Asin Sadiqi, Jawahar Malhotra, Preeti Gandhi; news anchors Chini Vyas and Ravi Srinivasan.

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