Houston Chronicle (Internet / Print) 03/16/06 http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ent/3725265.html Hari Dayal, president of the Indo-American Association of Houston, isn't content to consult tour schedules or make a few calls when pulling together a performing-arts season. Born in northern India in 1944, Dayal earned a master's degree and taught in India for five years before he came to the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he earned a doctorate in biostatistics in 1972. In 1986 he moved to Houston for a job at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston as a tenured professor of preventive medicine and community health. In 1993, he became a founding member of the nonprofit Indo-American Association. Now the IAA is in the position of having an embarrassment of riches, at least in first-class talent eager to sign on. "Many artists are willing to perform without even negotiating the fee," Dayal said. "Our problem now is we have to learn how to say no, or we have to say 'maybe in two or three years.' "