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HowdyModi: Everything you want to know



Howdy Modi

#HowdyModi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a huge gathering named as HowdyModi at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas on September 22, 2019. Modi had attended several Townhall events after he became Prime Minister in 2014.

The event will be attended by US President Donald Trump along with US lawmakers and Governors. The HowdyModi event has been organized by the Texas India Forum, which is a Houston-based nonprofit organization comprising of Indians living in Houston.

If you are unaware, Howdy stands for How do you do? and is commonly used to address people in the US. If you are working with WordPress, you might be familiar with the term Howdy since it appears on the top right-hand side of the dashboard.

The main aim of the HowdyModi event is to bring together people, businesses and others under one common platform. The event will also establish partnerships between India and the US economy.

The Texas India community comprises of over 500,000 people who are working in all sectors including students. It is to be noted that a large number of students have migrated to Houston from India for studies.

The HowdyModi can be attended for free but passes will be checked. The Texas India Forum had issued passes on the first come first serve basis via online. If you are part of the media, you can still register on the official site for the required passes. The event is expected to be attended by business leaders across the United States.

Like in the case of the previous events, the HowdyModi event will feature a colorful cultural program before the commencement of the speech by PM Narendra Modi. We don’t have any confirmation as to whether Donald Trump or Narendra Modi will start the speech. Trump had indicated that there will be several important announcements including the lifting of certain sanctions.

There are reports about possible rains in Texas for the next few days due to the formation of the cyclone. However, we can expect the #HowdyModi event to run smoothly without any glitches.

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  1. Suha Vijay

    September 20, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Thanks for the informative post

  2. Narinder Bhatia

    September 21, 2019 at 12:35 am

    looks like a promising event. hope it augurs well for the indian community over there and the Indo-US relationship !

  3. Alpana

    September 21, 2019 at 1:09 am

    Yes, Howdy Modi is one of the most happening events which is taking place this month. I live in Houston. Many of my friends are going for this event. I would catch the highlights on TV. Not sure if there will be any live telecast.

  4. Trapti

    September 21, 2019 at 8:53 am

    Yes, The main aim of the HowdyModi event is to bring together people, businesses and others under one common platform.

    I know about this event.

  5. Archana Srivastava

    September 21, 2019 at 10:03 am

    Very interesting post on #HOWDYMODI, eagerly waiting for the day i’m all ears!! Full form.of term Howdy i m amazed to.know about, completely new to me ,thanks for sharing.

  6. Anurag Singh

    September 21, 2019 at 10:59 am

    That was awesome

    And the popularity of modi ji is amazing

    We all are being witnessed some historic incidents under modi’s era.

  7. Anahita Irani

    September 21, 2019 at 11:01 am

    Hot to know more about HowdyModi. It is great to see people come together in such an atmosphere

  8. Roma Gupta Sinha

    September 21, 2019 at 11:01 am

    I so loved your blog buddy

  9. Manisha Garg

    September 21, 2019 at 11:44 am

    Will look forward to know more about this event.

  10. Pr@Gun

    September 21, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    Thanks for sharing this info, Modi fans in Texas will have a great time enjoying Howdy Modi cultural program.
    #PraGunReads #MyFriendAlexa

  11. Arushi Seth

    September 21, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    Sounds interesting. Howdy seems to be a great initiative to keep the Indian in Texas.

  12. Urvashi

    September 21, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Wonderful news. Indians in Texas Should definitely attend this . #damurureads #myfriendalexa Damuru Creations

  13. Swiddle Dcunha

    September 21, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Lets see how the event turns out. Informative post.

  14. Srishti

    September 21, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    Great, you wrote about it. Currently, this is a hot topic.

  15. Ms Arora

    September 21, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    I wasn’t aware about this event. Hope it comes out well. #journeysays

  16. Simrit Bedi

    September 21, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    This is a very informative post. thank you so much for sharing

  17. arti

    September 21, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    looking forward to it

  18. Sonia Dogra

    September 21, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    This was informative. I had no reason not to read it the moment I saw the title…Howdy Modi!!!!

  19. Shubhra Rastogi

    September 21, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    This was a very interesting post. Thanks for sharing. #MyFriendAlexa #ShubhraReads

  20. Harjeet Kaur

    September 21, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    Thanks for sharing the info.I had no idea of this Howdy Modi event. #wordsmithkaurreads #BlogChatter #MyFriendAlexa

  21. Supriya

    September 22, 2019 at 5:49 am

    I am hearing all about it but had no idea what’s really behind it. Thanks for the info

  22. Janaki Srinivasan

    September 22, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Brief and to the point. Thanks

  23. Aditi Kapur

    September 22, 2019 at 8:22 am

    An informative post. World is glued for one of the most anticipated Howdy Modi event:)

  24. Kala Ravi

    September 22, 2019 at 11:20 am

    An informative post on the Howdy Modi event! Texas truly has a large Indian population. Hope the students there get to meet Modiji.

  25. Pooja Mahimkar

    September 22, 2019 at 11:55 am

    Seems like a proper event that is being planned there. Nice to read about it.

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Bharat Ratna for Karpoori Thakur: A Tribute to Bihar’s Backward Class Champion




Karpoori Thakur

The Narendra Modi-led BJP Government has posthumously conferred Bharat Ratna to the eminent socialist figure and former Chief Minister of Bihar, Karpoori Thakur, renowned for his advocacy for the Backward Classes in India. The declaration preceded the centenary celebrations of Thakur, also known as Jan Nayak (people’s leader), scheduled for the next day.

A two-time former Chief Minister of Bihar, Thakur played a crucial role in mentoring current-generation leaders in the state, including Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD President Lalu Prasad Yadav. The decision by the BJP-led Modi government to honor Thakur, a towering figure among backward caste leaders in Bihar, with the highest civilian award, comes at a time when the opposition is rallying around the demand for a caste census as a pivotal issue in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

Who is Karpoori Thakur?

Karpoori Thakur, originally from Pitaunjhia village (now Karpoori Gram) in the Samastipur district of Bihar, actively participated in the Quit India Movement as a student activist and spent 28 months in jail during the freedom struggle. A member of the All India Students Federation, he entered politics in 1952, securing a seat as an MLA from Tajpur constituency as a Socialist party candidate.

Thakur’s political journey included serving as the Education Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar. In 1970, he became the first non-Congress socialist Chief Minister of Bihar, but his government collapsed after six months. He regained the CM post in 1977, only to resign in 1979 due to internal conflicts within the Janata Party, a coalition of various parties, including Socialists, regarding the reservation system.

Banned Liquor

Known for his social and political initiatives, Thakur enforced total prohibition of alcohol in Bihar, eliminated English as a compulsory subject for matriculation examinations, and facilitated the establishment of schools and colleges in backward districts. Notably, his implementation of the Mungeri Lal Commission report in 1978 reclassified backward classes as extremely backward classes, leading to 26% reservation in government services for them, a precursor to the later Mandal Commission report.

Karpoori Thakur Formula

The Karpoori Thakur Formula proposed 12% reservation for OBCs, 8% for EBCs, 3% for women, and 3% for the poor from upper castes. However, this reservation policy caused internal tensions within the Janata Party and faced opposition from upper castes. Thakur’s legacy continued even after his death in 1988, influencing the rise of regional parties like Janata Dal (United) and Rashtriya Janata Dal in Bihar.

In 2023, the coalition government of JD(U) and RJD released the findings of a caste survey, the first since 1931, revealing that EBCs classified using the Karpoori Formula constituted the largest section of the state’s population. The issue of caste census has become a focal point for opposition parties leading up to the Lok Sabha elections.

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Anand Mishra, Renowned IPS Officer in Assam, Resigns with Potential Lok Sabha Bid




Anand Mishra

Anand Mishra, a distinguished member of the Indian Police Service (IPS) and the current Superintendent of Police in Lakhimpur, Assam, officially tendered his resignation from the position. However, he has asked the Chief Secretary to relieve him from the job with effect from January 16, 2024.

According to reports, Mishra is planning to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls from the Buxar constituency in Bihar. The interesting fact is that Anand Mishra is just 34 years old and he has over 26 years of services left.

The announcement was made through a letter addressed to the chief secretary, wherein SP Mishra conveyed his decision to step down from the IPS, expressing a desire for a life characterized by freedom and independence. In the letter, he articulated, “I hereby submit my unconditional resignation from the IPS to pursue a life of freedom and independence, aiming to realize these aspirations through various social services and other avenues beyond the scope of IPS mandates.”

Anand Mishra has been a notable figure in Assam, widely recognized for his unwavering dedication and commitment to upholding law and order. Mishra hasn’t revealed the party he will be joining but is likely that he will join the ruling BJP.

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Cyclone Michaung Fury: Actor Vishal Attacks DMK Mayor Priya Rajan





In the wake of the heavy rains causing flooding across Chennai, actor Vishal took to X (formerly Twitter) on Monday to address the city’s mayor regarding the stormwater drain project. The project, designed to mitigate flooding during downpours, is a vital component in managing rainwater and preventing urban flooding. Despite the existing stormwater drainage facilities in flood-prone Chennai, instances of flooding persist during intense rainfall.

The recent deluge, triggered by Cyclonic Storm Michaung, wreaked havoc in Chennai and nearby districts, claiming around 8 lives and disrupting normal life. Low-lying and residential areas experienced inundation, leading to power outages and internet disruptions. Vishal, in a post on X (formerly Twitter), expressed concern for the well-being of the mayor and other officials of the Greater Chennai Corporation, emphasizing the need for their safety and the assurance of essential supplies.

As a concerned voter and resident of the city, Vishal questioned the effectiveness of the stormwater drainage system in preventing flooding. He juxtaposed the situation in Chennai with that of Singapore, wondering if the drainage project was intended for the former or the latter. Reflecting on the 2015 floods that paralyzed the city for over a month, Vishal lamented the current conditions, expressing disappointment at the lack of improvement after eight years.

Recalling the community’s resilience during the 2015 floods, Vishal called for a more proactive role from representatives of each constituency. He urged them to instill hope, provide assistance, and alleviate distress instead of fostering fear. Expressing a sense of shame, Vishal appealed to the authorities to fulfill their duty to citizens, emphasizing the need for action rather than relying on miracles. He concluded by invoking divine blessings for the well-being of the people.

Notably, two years ago, the Tamil Nadu government sanctioned Rs 1,000 crore for the construction of a stormwater drain in response to severe flooding in Chennai. As per information available on the Chennai Corporation’s website, a significant portion of the stormwater drain project has been completed, covering 225 km at a cost of Rs 699 crore, with additional construction underway for a length of 70.26 km at a cost of Rs 276.54 crore.

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