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‘Little Master’ Gavaskar Inspires Houston Full Coverage of Houston’s IDY 2022

Sunil Gavaskar’s nostalgic presentation of his cricketing achievements was in the form of an interview by Heart to Heart Foundation’s Arvind Thiagrajan (left) Photo: Bijoy Dixit/Unique Photo Images.


Yoga enthusiasts perform asanas at Discovery Green Park as part of the International Day of Yoga 2022. Photo: Puranik Foundation.



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‘Little Master’ Sunil Gavaskar Now Bats for Children with Congential Heart Condition

Donors and wellwishers gathered around the Little Master Sunil Gavaskar (center in brown vest) after the fund raiser for the Heart to Heart Foundation at India House. Photo by Bijoy Dixit/Unique Photo Images.

By Pramod Kulkarni Houston: Sunil “Sunny” Gavaskar, the legendary Indian cricket opening batsman, was dubbed affectionately as the Little Master. He was little alright. At 5’5”, he was at least a foot shorter than the mighty West Indies pace bowlers he faced without a helmet. But he was a master at straightbat strokes that enabled him set test records of the time (19711987) -- 125 test matches, 214 innings, 10,122 runs, 34 centuries, and highest score of 236. He also scored a century in ODIs. Gavaskar’s career as a broadcaster and color analyst continues to this day. However, he has started a new inning -- batting for the Heart to Heart Foundation that has provided more than 20,000 free surgeries for children battling congenital heart disease under his Chairmanship. While the treatment is underway, the parents can stay in an adjacent dormitory at no cost.The parents try to pay back for the treatment to the best of their ability by working in the gardens or kitchens. Gavaskar was in Houston last Sunday at a India House fund raiser for the Heart to Heart Foundation. This was a follow-up to a fund raising tour he had conducted in 2019 at 10 cities in North America, but had not included any city in Texas. This time, Gavaskar’s first stop was at the AAPI convention in San Antonio prior to the Houston event. At all these fund raisers, the presentation consists of an interview session with Arvind Thiagrajan of the Heart to Heart Foundation, describing various anecdotes that spanned his legendary career. There are annually 300,000 children born in India with a congenital heart condition (CHD). Most of these children are suffering from malnutrition as children of daily wage earners. Without surgery or medical treatment, over 25% of these children die before their first birthday. The Heart to Heart Foundation conducts surgeries and cath treatments for these children at no cost to the parents. The founda-

tion operates three Sai Sanjeevani hospitals in India in Atal Nagar, Chhattisgarth; Palwal in Haryana, and Kharghar in Navi Mumbai. Three more hospitals are in planning stages in Fiji, Telangana, and even Mississippi. The hospitals have a 99% success rate. Since becoming part of the Heart to Heart Foundation, Gavaskar himself has pledged to fund 35 surgeries on his own each year to match his 35 centuries. He explained that he was inspired to help the CHD children because his own test career would not have taken off if not given a second cricketing life at the score of 12 by Garfield Sobers during his first test inning by missing a simple sitter of a catch at the slips, and how he went on to score a half century. Later on, Gavaskar was given a second chance once again by Sobers at the score of 6 and he went on to score his first 100. “I went on to keep my place in the India’s test team for 17 years,” Gavaskar explained. “That’s why this cause resonates with me. We’re giving a second chance to a child born with CHD. When I see the joy in their parents’ expressions, it is for me a joy greater than scoring a century.” Each CHD surgery costs $2,000. As an incentive to donate, Gavaskar had promised to sign a bat for each $2,000 donation. A long line of donors gathered after the India House presentation to have their bats signed by the Little Master. Gavaskar has cricket in his genes. His uncle Madhav Mantri played four test matches for India in the 1950s. During the Houston presentation, Gavaskar explained how his uncle taught him the value of earning a test cap. “He had a cupboard with all his cricket blazers, woolen jumpers, and caps lined up,” recalled Gavaskar. “I was about 9 years old and I picked up a cap and said I am going to keep this. But my uncle refused, saying these are all the caps I have earned. You’ll have to earn your own caps. I remembered this lesson when I walked onto the field the first time as a test cricketer for

India.” Gavaskar recounted an incident that his mother told him occurred a few days at the hospital after his birth. There were many babies in the ward. Sunil was born with a slight hole on one of his ears. When one of his uncles came for a second visit, he noticed that the baby next to the mother did not not have the hole in the ear. “There was great panic in the ward,” Gavaskar recounted. “Finally, I was found near a fisherwoman. So, I could have easly spent my life as a fisherman on the coastline of Mumbai ... and look how many times I got out fishing outside the off stump!” There was also a lesson early in life about playing through pain. “I was about three years old and my mother was tossing me a rubber ball and I was batting with a plastic bat. Once I connected and hit my mother on the nose, drawing blood. I was mortified, but my mother made sure I continued to play because if one is going to be a cricket player, it is necessary to play through the pain.” How did Sunny’s straight drive perfection come about? “When we practiced near home in Bombay, we had narrow lanes to play. There was a building on one side and a building on the other side. So the only was

to score runs was to hit the ball as straight as possible! A straight drive to the boundary is a supreme insult to a pace bowler.” Gavaskar considers India’s World Cup win 1983 under Captain Kapil Dev as his greatest achievement in cricket. He was pleased with the recent movie ‘83’ that was made by director Kabir Khan. Within the context of a movie, Gavaskar thought the presentation was quite

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authentic. “I was pleased that my role was played a good looking actor (Tahir Raj Bhasin).” The Houston audience came away from the evening with great appreciation for the Little Master as a legendary cricketer and also as a philanthropist with a heart. For more information on the Heart to Heart Foundation, visit

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“Yoga for Humanity” Attracts Yoga Enthusiasts throughout Greater Houston

Jasmine Porter teaching Yoga at the Houston Police Event

Chair Yoga conducted by Meena Kankani at GSH.

IDY 2022 was held for the first time in Pearland.

Yoga enthusiasts at the Woodlands Hindu temple.

Houston: Since its inception in 2015 by the United Nations, the International Day of Yoga (IDY) has expanded from India by leaps and bounds across all regions and ethnicities throughout the globe, and even in outer space on the International Space Station. For IDY 2022, yoga enthusiasts throughout the Greater Houston Metroplex joined the world in celebrating the physical and spiritual benefits of yoga under the theme ‘Yoga for Humanity’. Observing Covid-19 protocols, yoga practitioners and novices assembled to perform yoga asanas, pranayama, and meditation in more than a dozen officially sanctioned locations from The Woodlands to Pearland, including for the second time, in downtown Houston at Discovery Green Park. The Consulate General of India supported the celebration under the auspices of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ (Celebration of 75 years of India’s Independence from British rule). Sharad Amin explained the organization behind the IDY 2022 events in the Greater Houston area. “We had 12 events during International Day of Yoga Celebrations this year. Events started from June 15 and continued until June 26th. We had a core committee of nine members along with representatives from CGI Houston to support all events,” explained Amin. “This year, we added events in Pearland, Sewa International at George Bush Park, Meenakshi Temple Society, and JVB Preksha Meditation. We also had a special session of Chair Yoga at GSH Event center. Events which continued from previous years included yoga sessions at India House, Hindu Temple of the Woodlands, Arya Samaj of Greater Houston, Patanjali Yogpeeth, Brahma Kumaris, and the grand event on June 21st at Discovery Green Park.”

Yoga and Ayurveda Webinar IDY 2022 celebrations started in the Houston area on the evening of June 15 with a webinar hosted by the Indian Consulate on “Yoga and Ayurveda for the Well Being of Body and Mind” by Dr. David Frawley. “Yoga is a gift to us from our ancient traditions,” Consul General Aseem R. Mahajan said in his introduction to the webinar. “Yoga symbolizes the union of body and mind, thought and action, and harmony between man and nature.” Woodlands Temple On Saturday June 18, IDY 2022 celebrations were held at the Hindu Temple of the Woodlands (HTW). The program started with a Sound Bath meditation by Soumil Manek at 7:30 am in the serene setting of temple grounds. This auspicious introduction was followed by warmups led by yoga teacher Raju Veludandi and Surya Namaskars by yoga teacher Rajeev Limaye. IDY protocol was guided by Yoga teachers Rohini & Nita. Pranayama practice was guided by IDY coordinator and Yoga Therapist, Dr Neeta Hiray. Guided meditation practice was then performed by HTW president, Suveena Guglani. The yoga practice concluded with a Laughter Yoga session lead by Dr. Hiray. A free, healthy breakfast prepared by temple kitchen volunteers was provided to all the participants. Sewa International USA A large gathering of Yoga enthusiasts participated in a Yoga session followed by a 5K walk/run on June 18 at 7:30 am George Bush Park. IDY Pearland In the evening at 6:00 pm, Greater Businesses of Pearland joined Sewa International in a Yoga session. “This was the first time we had IDY celebrations in Pearland on this scale,” explained Achalesh

Amar, IDY Pearland Event Chair. “The great enthusiastic support from the community will encourage us to build on this great start. The diversity and inclusion was in abundant display, and we hope that in coming years we will be able to attract and involve more yoga practitioners in this wellness initiative.” Patanjali Yogpeeth USA At Arya Samaj of Greater Houston, Patanjali Yogpeeth USA led a session on Yoga for Weight Management on June 18 at 8:00 am. Patanjali Yogpeeth held a session on Yoga for Complete Wellness on the following day at 8 am. “Yoga is the journey of the self, to self, through self,” said Patanjali Yogpeeth President Shekhar Agarwal. Art of Living Foundation In Sugar Land, the Art of Living Foundation held a Yoga session on June 18 at 10 am. The session included warmup exercises, asanas, breathing practices, and meditation. Gujarati Samaj of Houston & Swasth Yoga On June 19, Meena Kankani, owner of Swasth Yoga, in collaboration with GSH Event Center, celebrated IDY 2022 with a Chair Yoga session for Seniors. This program consisted of performing various yoga poses while seated on a chair. The session started with a prayer, warmups, yoga postures, pranayama, and relaxation, and was followed by a small game played while sitting in a chair. One of the participants had lost his vision several years ago, but enthusiastically participated and did most of the yoga by listening to the instructions. Another participant was a retired doctor and mentioned that she felt very relaxed after the session. Swasth Yoga has been offering free chair yoga in the community for seniors

65+ on a virtual platform every Saturday for the last two years. Brahma Kumaris Brahma Kumaris presented “An hour of Peace through Meditation” on June 19 at 1:00 pm. Consul Sudhir from the Consulate General of India made opening remarks and participated in the program. Saumil Manek played singing bowls for soothing background to meditation commentary. Hansa Raval, M.D., Director of Brahma Kumaris Texas, shared the importance of meditation for a healthy mind and body. More than 120 yogis from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds attended the event. India House India House, supported by Consul General of India, various other nonprofit organizations and Yoga Studios of Houston, hosted an impressive event at India House on Monday, June 2022. Parai Music students and Yogis entertained the attendees with their performances. Common Yoga Protocols were practiced by Shekhar Agrawal, Anitha Vasisht, Nancy Martch, Mike Thacker, Saumil Manek, Mark Ram, Robert Boustany, and Akshata Malusare. Every participant was given a yoga shirt, sponsored by Durga Agrawal, before the event started, and treated with light refreshments after the program ended. SVYASA Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusadhana Samsthana (SVYASA) organized a free event, ‘Yoga for Stress Management’ on Sunday, June 20 morning. The program was conducted by Vyasa Houston volunteers Jayachandran and Anitha Vasisht. The participants enjoyed the mindful relaxation techniques that were taught along with some practices from the IDY protocol. SVYASA has been participating in IDY since

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2015. They’ve sent their teachers, Jay Chandran and Anita, to various organizations to promote Yoga. ‘Union is Creation’ at Discovery Green More than 25 organizations supported the event and representatives from 15 organizations were present at the Discovery Green event on June 21 at 6:30 pm. The whole program was organized by ‘Union is Creation’ and partner yoga studios and yogis. Local Indian dance schools performed cultural dances, and some difficult yoga postures were presented by yoga experts. Several food stalls provided various snacks and meals. Free T-shirts were distributed with courtesy of Hindus of Greater Houston, Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation, and CGI Houston office. There were more than 700 participants, where 70% of the Yoga followers were of nonIndian origin. Saumil Manek has been teaching Yoga at Discovery Green for the past five years every Tuesday. “I am so grateful and honored to have hosted a successful event with my beloved yogis,” said Manek. “This event would not have been successful without everyone’s effort and commitment. Thank you to all the 20 teachers and sound healers who made this day possible. Leading with your heart and trusting your journey is the best way to live in peace and harmony.” “I saw hundreds of yogis merging in themselves as they were doing the Asanas, Pranayama and Dhyan at the Discovery Green Park,” said Patanjali Yogpeeth President Shekhar Agarwal. “With the help of some needed rain before the evening program, it became the perfect venue to do Yoga. Everybody had a great time.” If you wish to participate in the organization of IDY 2023, please contact Sharad Amin at 713-8540633.


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Historic 40th AAPI Convention Concludes in San Antonio

SNB 17th Annual Scholarship Awards

San Antonio: The historic 40th annual convention organized by the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) concluded at the world-famous Riverwalk Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio in Texas on Saturday, June 25th, 2022 with a Gala Bollywood Nite, during which a new Leadership Team led by Dr. Ravi Kolli assumed charge of the four decades old premier Medical Organization, representing the strong and powerful 120,000 physicians of Indian heritage. The four days long annual convention and scientific assembly, attended by over 10,000 AAPI delegates, while celebrating the achievements of the Indian American Physicians, focused on the theme, “Physician Heal Thyself” with several unique and first-ofa-kind opportunities to help AAPI members self-care, especially in the context of Covid related physicians burn out, paid tributes and celebrated freedom and democracy, honoring India and its 75 years of Independence Day celebrationsco-sponsored by the Embassy of India & the Consulate General of India (CGI) – Houston. “AAPI’s strength is its numbers and members. Our Sakthi is in our Samkhya and our Sabhyas,” Dr.

Houston: Southwestern National Bank has selected its 2022 Southwestern National Bank Scholars. For the 17th consecutive year, five outstanding area high school seniors will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship and two outstanding area high school seniors will be awarded $ 500 to support their respective college education. Each scholar was selected based on their academic achievement, extra-curricular participation, community service and financial needs. Southwestern National Bank has a long-standing history of service to local communities, and this fund helps support those who exhibit the same commitment. Applications were accepted from students in Houston, Austin, and Dallas areas. Below is the 2022 SWNB $1,000 Scholars: Katrina Machetta – Klein Collins High School - University of Pennsylvania: Journalism Christine Yuan – Clements High

Ravi Kolli stated in his inaugural address immediately after he assumed charge as the 41st President of AAPI. “You are that powerful threads of this colorful and strong fabric, and your participation and contributions are essential for its continued success. So, thank you all,” Dr. Kolli told AAPI delegates and distinguished guests who had packed the Ball Room at the Henry Gonzalez Convention Center during the Presidential Gala. Dr. Kolli will work with Dr. Anjana Sammadar, PresidentElect; Dr. Satheesh Kathula, Vice President; Dr. Meherbala Medavaram, Secretary and Dr. Sumul Raval, Treasurer of AAPI for the year 2022-23. Dr. V. Ranga will serve as the Chair, AAPI Board of Trustees. Giving representation and strengthening the voice of young physicians of Indian origin, Dr. Pooja Kinkhabwala will serve as the President, AAPI Young Physicians Section (YPS) and Dr. Ammu Susheela is the President of AAPI- Medical Student/Residents & Fellows Section (MSRF). Dr. Anupama Gotimukula will serve

as the Immediate Past President of AAPI. Dr. Anupama Gotimukula, the Immediate Past President of AAPI said, “Our leadership team has worked diligently on so many wonderful projects and activities including educational, philanthropic, legislative, networking, and many more activities benefitting our members and communities. This has been possible because of the incredible work and support from the dedicated team of leaders, members, and our supporting office staff,” the only 4th woman President of AAPI in the four decades long history of AAPI, said. “Our physician members have worked very hard during the covid 19 pandemic. The 2022 convention is a perfect time to heal the healers with a special focus on wellness,” said Dr. Jayesh Shah, Chair of AAPI Convention 2022. Dr. Shah praised the dedication and generosity of each member for giving their best, to make this Convention truly a memorable one for every participant. Put together by a highly talented and dedicated team of Convention Committee members, the convention was filled with programs and activities that cater to the body, mind and soul.

School - University of Texas at Austin: Computer Science and Business Honors Amy Pasha – Langham Creek High School – University of Houston: Planned Major Field of Study Karen Pan – Kerr High School – University of Texas at Austin: Business Rachel Gai – The Awty International School – Emory University: Business 2022 SWNB $500 scholars are on follows: Chung-Hwa Yen – Clements High School - University of Houston: Computer Science Ethan Lu – Westside High School – Texas A&M: Managern in information systems An award ceremony was held at the headquarters of Southwestern National Bank on 6/24/2022. Chairwoman Jody Lee was present along with the family and friends of the scholarship recipients. (Member FDIC)

SNB 17th annual scholarship award winners with Chairwoman Jody Lee (center)


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Attorney George Willy Attends White House Reception

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HBJ Honors IACCGH Exec. Director Jagdip Ahluwalia Houston: Jagdip Ahluwalia Founding Secretary of the IndoAmerican Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston was one of three Indo-Americans honored by the Houston Business Journal at their Annual Diversity Awards at the Marriott Marque in Houston on June 23, 2022. Jagdip currently serves as Executive Director of IACCGH which he helped co found in 1999. The other honorees included Girija Patel, founder, GBP Law and Shefali Kapoor Patel, founder and CEO, Vijay Computer Academy, Laura Murillo, CEO, Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Tammi Wallace, co-founder, president and CEO, Greater Houston LGBT

Chamber of Commerce. The Houston Business Journal selected Rice University’s seventh president Dr David Leebron as its 2022 Diversity in Business Awards Lifetime Achievement Responding to one of the ques-

tions posed by the Journal, Jagdip’s response was: What are the most rewarding and challenging aspects of including diversity in your business? The most rewarding aspect of including diversity in our organization is the fact that IACCGH is today one of the most active chambers of commerce in Houston with members of all communities. The challenge, during the early years, was to convince other communities that we are not an Indian centric organization but are inclusive and open to all who believe in our mission of promoting Houston’s economy. We have overcome this challenge and the proof of this is in our diverse membership.

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International Hindi Association’s Hasya Kavi Sammelan: Music in Hindi Poetry By Jawahar Malhotra Houston: For these ears that hadn’t heard clear, fluent, flowing Hindi without the frequent English and Urdu words of Hinglish, the afternoon of Sunday, June 26 was rhythmic music. Caught up in admiring the way these three poets effortlessly constructed sentences made me realize what we had lost, especially when we tried to match their delivery and style. But that’s what brought out almost 250 people – predominantly first generation speakers – who attended the Hasya Kavi Sammelan or Comedic Poets Gathering at the Durga Bari Auditorium on Schiller Road on the west side and it was with a sense of relief and amazement as they realized that it had been 3 years since they had last met. The International Hindi Association had not held an in-person gathering since the COVID-19 pandemic began, reminded the Houston Chapter Board member and previous national President Swapan Dhairyawan. In fact, the last gathering was on April 28, 2019. “And if it had not been for two other events tonight”, he continued, “we would have had more people”. The IHA had organized a US tour of 23 cities in 40 days for the three poets Deepak Gupta of Haryana, Tej Sharma of Gwalior

Poets (from left) Deepak Gupta, Tej Sharma and Ankita Singh at the event with local dignitaries.

Sangeeta Pasrija welcomed the guests as Swapan Dhairyawan waits.

and Ankita Singh of Delhi. They had already been to 12 cities and were off to Cleveland, Dayton and Columbus in Ohio after the Hous-

ton program. Each kavi had a little over 30 minutes to serenade the audience with their witticisms as in the case

of Gupta, lyrics by Ankita and satire by Sharma. “In India, Chinni (Chinese) is not spoken but (chiini - sugar) is eaten; Arbi (Arabic) is

not spoken but (arbi - taro root) is eaten and Angrezi (English) is not spoken but (whisky) is drunk”, quipped Gupta. Singh sang reminisces of lovers, unrequited love and a memory of a mother making a sweater for her child. Sharma opened and closed the set with his style of hasya vyang (satire) and illustrated it with many situations in which what is said, what is meant and what is understood can all be different for the same item. “The blind beggar told the woman she was pretty and asked for $5”, Sharma said with an amused air. “Flattered, the woman took $5 from her purse to give him; but her husband stopped her in disbelief saying she should give the blind beggar $500 for being able to see”! Chapter co-founder Sangeeta Pasrija and current Chair Rajiv Bhavsar welcomed the audience. The event was co-organized by the India Culture Center and its treasurer Santosh Verma gave a warm welcome message. ICC’s Nisha Mirani and Charlie Patel closed the session with a warm thank you and a boxed vegetarian dinner was provided to each guest as they left the hall. The IHA’s next event will be the Veerotsav – a journey of patriotism and Hindi literature on August 7 at the Stafford Civic Center.

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CGI Houston: Public Notice Regarding Consular Services Houston: The Consulate General of India in Houston has issued a public notice regarding Consular Services. 1. The Consulate will accept online applications for OCI, Renunciation of Indian Citizenship, Passport, GEP, PCC/(Indian Nationals Only) and Visa applications only through the Service Provider, VFS Global. Applicants would need to complete the applications on their website and send duly filled applications by to the address given below: en/ind Address: VFS Global, 1001 Texas Avenue, Suite #550, Houston, Texas 77002 (For above services, VFS has also commenced limited in-person appointments on their website). 2. Visas: The Government of India has decided to restore old long-duration regular (paper) tourist visas for US nationals. In addition, applicants can also apply for e-tourist visas under three options (one month, one year and five years). The process of obtaining e-visa (tourist, business, medical,

medical attendant, conference) may be accessed at the following link: E-Visa: The applications may note that the Consulate does not process evisas and any enquiries in this regard will need to be made directly on the e-visa portal. For regular tourist visa, emergency entry visa/other currently eligible categories (business, employment and medical), allowed to travel to India, please access the link of VFS Global: en/ind 3. Miscellaneous Consular Services: Miscellaneous consular services (Attestation, Power of Attorney, Life Certificate, etc.) are rendered at the SEWA portal of the Ministry of External Affairs. The portal can be accessed at: The instructions for availing miscellaneous consular services can be accessed at:

PCC (foreigners only) application can be sent by post to the Consulate. 4. OCI: Rules of reissuance of OCI have been relaxed/waived as below: • Persons registered as OCI cardholder before the age of 20 needs reissuance only once after crossing the age of 20. • Persons registered as OCI carholder after the age of 20 do not need reissuance. However, certain documents would be needed to be uploaded from time to time as per details at: 5. Help lines: Please contact the Consulate for any query or assistance on the following help lines: Helpline number: +1-713-6262148 Emergency helpline number: +1-713-626-2149 (for emergencies only) Email: in Website: Issued in Houston: June 27,2022


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Zee5 Global: Trailer Out for ‘Saas Bahu Achaar’

After announcing its first original series together on Women’s Day, ZEE5 Global, the world’s largest platform for South Asian content and TVF have now released the trailer of the much awaited ‘Saas Bahu Aachar Pvt. Ltd’. Created by Arunabh Kumar and Apoorv Singh Karki, directed by Apoorv Singh Karki and written by Abhishek Srivastava and Swarnadeep Biswas, the 6-episode web series will premiere on ZEE5 Global on 8th July. Starring National awardwinning actor, Amruta Subhash along with Yamini Das, Anup Soni, Anjana Sukhani and Anandeshwar Dwivedi, the series will be available in Hindi. Based in the historic lanes of Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi, ‘Saas Bahu Aachar Pvt. Ltd’ revolves around Suman (played by Amruta Subhash), a housewife from a small town, who embarks on an ambitious journey to become an entrepreneur and gain financial independence only to win her kids back from her ex-husband, Dilip (played by Anup Soni). She tries to kickstart her entrepreneurial journey by selling aachar however faces many hardships and realizes early on that this is not going to be an easy journey. Trailer Link - PTqWVJDqSvg As seen in the trailer, ‘Saas Bahu Aachar Pvt. Ltd’ is Suman’s coming of age story where she finds her true calling in the world of business with the support of her loving mother-in-law (played by Yamini Das) and evolves into her own. However, does she manage to fulfill her dreams of becoming a successful entrepreneur, gaining financial independence, and winning her kids back? Creators Arunabh Kumar and Apoorv Singh Karki said, “This show is a tribute to all the women who found their professional calling despite all odds. A woman is a true warrior who battles all the hardships that reveal her highest potential giving her a new dimension.” Amruta Subhash said, “Saas Bahu Achaar is a special project because Suman’s character is unlike anything I have played before. She is a force to be reckoned with even in the face of adversity. Her struggle is not sad but attractive and her journey will inspire others to persevere and not give up on their dreams. And all along, what keeps her going is her family. So, it is truly a show with its heart in the right place and I am ecstatic that I got to play such a strong female led show.” Yamini Das said, “The most attractive thing about the show for me was the saas-bahu relationship. Not often do you see such a positive equation between a saas and a bahu in Indian shows but in Saas Bahu Achaar, Suman’s biggest strength is her mother-in-law, which is so refreshing and inspiring. The show ticked all the boxes for me in terms of the inspiring


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it couldn’t have gotten better than what it already is. I am in gratitude to ZEE5 for giving me my debut on OTT & to TVF of course. I cannot wait for people to see the show and have a reaction. Saas Bahu Achaar Pvt. Ltd. is set to premiere exclusively on ZEE5 Global on 8th July~ Users can seamlessly download the ZEE5 app from Google Play Store / iOS App Store on Roku devices, Apple TVs, Android TVs, and Amazon Fire Stick. ZEE5 is also available on www.

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Houston, the fourth largest City in the United States is blessed to embark on an unique temple dedicated to Shiva, Durga, Krishna, Kali and all the Gods, Goddesses and Avatars in the heart of Harris County next to Gaudiya Matha for serving the community in search of spiritual enlightenment, tranquility and peace.

Please come to celebrate this auspicious Ground Breaking ceremony on 2nd July, 2022 at 9 am followed by Shree Bipadtarini Puja will also be performed to dispel all evils and illnesses across the globe!”

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