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What to expect out of the Amarnath trek?

What to expect out of the Amarnath trek?

‘Jai Bhole’ —This is what you will hear all the while when trekking up to the Holy Cave at Amarnath. Taking you to an altitude of 12,756 ft, the Amarnath Yatra is one of the most unforgettable of all my trips. The snow-clad mountains, the unpredictable weather and the simple yet tasty food offered by the langars are the […]

The Three Stumbling Blocks To Success

The Three Stumbling Blocks To Success

By Acharya Mahapragya   Despair is a major obstacle to progress. It scuttles the process of gaining success .“It cannot be done!” This sentence is a great stumbling block to any kind of success. It was my sutra, never to despair. Why should we think something cannot happen? When we believe that the soul has infinite […]

From America, With Love

From America, With Love

By Pallavi Chattopadhyay  New Delhi: Images of a bare-chested Mahatma Gandhi, dressed in a loincloth, sitting beside the charkha, has represented his sentiment of Swadeshi in history books for decades. But a new face behind the wheel, former US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, seated on the ground in her black dress and hat during her visit to […]

Indian-Americans donate $1 billion a year: Survey

Indian-Americans donate $1 billion a year: Survey

WASHINGTON: Indian-Americans, who are among the ethnic groups with highest per capita income, donate about $1 billion per year, far less than their potential of $3 billion philanthropy in the US, according to the results of a first-of-its-kind survey. The survey, which assessed the giving habits of Indian-Americans, concluded that the community donates in the […]

Why Indian women don’t want to work

Why Indian women don’t want to work

A long time ago when I was in my first job as a trainee researcher in a magazine, I would take the chartered bus (a working people’s school bus that collects people from a residential area and drops them in an office hub) from home to office. The art of eavesdropping on conversations must be […]

Infosys says increased visa application rejections could result in delays, higher project costs

Infosys says increased visa application rejections could result in delays, higher project costs

New Delhi: IT major Infosys has flagged off concerns around increased rejection of work visa applications, and said this could result in delays and increase in project costs for its clients. The Bengaluru-based company has already been ramping local hiring in key markets like the US to tackle increasing scrutiny around work visas by various governments.   […]

Imran Khan, Nawaz Sharif face-off as Pakistan goes to polls this week

Imran Khan, Nawaz Sharif face-off as Pakistan goes to polls this week

Pakistan, which goes to polls on 25 July, will see a transfer of power from one civilian government to another, for only the second time in almost 71 years of its existence. For a country, which has seen its powerful military dismiss civilian governments at regular intervals, such a seemingly smooth transition of power can […]

Twitterati go crazy over this photo of ‘gold paste’ recovered at Hyderabad airport

Twitterati go crazy over this photo of ‘gold paste’ recovered at Hyderabad airport

The world wide web is a giant repository of information, a source from which people can acquire new information. And sometimes many information can be quite baffling or even amusing. Something similar happened on Twitter on Sunday when desi users came across “gold paste”. News agency ANIreported that the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence recovered around 2kg […]

7th Annual Greater Houston Rath Yatra Celebrated at Char Dham Hindu Temple

7th Annual Greater Houston Rath Yatra Celebrated at Char Dham Hindu Temple

THE WOODLANDS: Lord Jagannath works in His own mysterious ways. While all day long, it was hot and humid, just before Rath Yatra it was pouring. “Lord Jagannath made sure that the streets are cleaned before His chariot is pulled”, said ISKCON’s Saranga Thakura Das. It was indeed a miracle that after raining heavily for […]

“Life After : Loss of a Spouse” Helps Families Prepare for the Inevitable

“Life After : Loss of a Spouse” Helps Families Prepare for the Inevitable

HOUSTON: Losing a spouse can be one of the most difficult times in one’s life. To make this transition a bit easier, it is helpful to know what needs to be done in advance and to understand the process for moving forward. With this goal in mind, India House, Share Our Secrets (SOS), Indian American […]

Amerejuve Medspa’s 7th Location Opens @ The BayBrook Mall

Amerejuve Medspa’s 7th Location Opens @ The BayBrook Mall

HOUSTON: Amerejuve Medspa celebrated the Grand Opening of its 7th location in Houston at the BayBrook Mall on Saturday July 14, with Masala Radio’ Bollywood music, greeters, giveaways & a cool mix of mimosas & samosas.  Even before entering the modern store, guests were invited to spin the Amerejuve wheel, and win one many cool […]

In Houston Suburbs, Kulkarni Outraises 5-term Incumbent Pete Olson for the Second Quarter

In Houston Suburbs, Kulkarni Outraises  5-term Incumbent Pete Olson for the Second Quarter

HOUSTON: Democratic nominee for U.S. Congress in TX-22, Sri Preston Kulkarni, outraised 5-term incumbent Pete Olson (R-TX) for the quarter beginning April 1 and ending on June 30, bringing in over $234,000 over that period. Despite having only begun his campaign in December, Kulkarni has also already outraised the incumbent in individual contributions for the […]

RAYS of Our Lives

RAYS of Our Lives

By Nita Bhojwani SANTA CLARA (CA): The Maheshwari Mahasabha of North America (MMNA) strives to create a community that actively involves the youth with a range of activities. In an effort to carry on the Maheshwari culture and ideologies, with focused initiatives such as the Rajasthanis Abroad Youth Samaj (RAYS) that has been in place […]

World Sanskrit Conference Recognizes Bhagwan Swaminarayan’s Akshar-Purushottam Darshan as Distinct Vedanta Tradition

World Sanskrit Conference Recognizes Bhagwan Swaminarayan’s Akshar-Purushottam Darshan as Distinct Vedanta Tradition

VANCOUVER (Canada): The 17th World Sanskrit Conference, the premier international forum for Sanskrit scholars, recognized Bhagwan Swaminarayan’s Akshar-Purushottam Darshan as the first new independent school of Vedanta since the 16th century. The recently authored ground-breaking Sanskrit works on the Akshar-Purushottam Darshan, the Swaminarayan Bhashyam and the Swaminarayan Siddhanta-Sudha by Sadhu Bhadreshdas of the BAPS Swaminarayan […]

Indians Melt into the American Canvas of Immigrants

Indians Melt into the American Canvas of Immigrants

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Every Sunday for the past twenty years, I have lazily flipped through the pages of the 2-inch high stack of sections of the New York Times, taking in the news from far and near and marveling at the incredible number of stories that ordinarily are obscured in most local news outlets. […]

DIY Summer Reading Challenges

DIY Summer Reading Challenges

Reading might not be the activity of choice for your child over the summer months, but you can most certainly make it fun and engaging for children of all ages. Best in Class Education Center discusses some fun reading activities and crafts to engage your child during summer vacation. Here is a look at a […]

Suspect Found Guilty in Victoria Mosque Arson Case

Suspect Found Guilty in  Victoria Mosque Arson Case

VICTORIA, TX: The jury in the two-week long trial of the suspect in the January 28 fire that burned the only mosque in Victoria, 125 miles southwest of Houston, delivered its verdict on July 17. After deliberating less than three hours, they found the suspect, Marq Vincent Perez, 26, guilty on all counts of arson, […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 6

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 6

The story thus far… Gandhi’s activism on behalf of the Indians in South Africa, brought him much strife. The local Afrikaners and the British considered him as a troublemaker. He was attacked by angry mobs. With his calm demeanor, he wins over the people, and even gets to help create an ambulance corps. The Durban police […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: ATTE DA HALVA (Whole Wheat Flour Halva)

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: ATTE DA HALVA (Whole Wheat Flour Halva)

Celebrations are a part of life and Punjabis mark each such occasion with some sweets, especially if it is an auspicious milestone, like a birthday, wedding, new job or any other piece of good luck.  Below is a reprint of Mama’s Atte Da Halva recipe, which is a typical favorite sweet which can also double […]

Why do we light a lamp during puja?

Why do we light a lamp during puja?

By Saumyaa Vardhan Worshipping the supreme lord is one of the ways of expressing our gratitude towards him. It is believed that He has been maintaining the entire creation from time immemorial and has been supplying the living entities with all sorts of items desired by them in the longer run. And for his selfless service […]