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Campaign for School to be Named after Sonal Bhuchar

Campaign for School to be Named after Sonal Bhuchar

Sugar Land: A social media campaign is underway for a Fort Bend School to be named after Sonal Bhuchar. After her long association with the Fort Bend Education Foundation, Bhuchar was elected to the Fort Bend ISD board of trustees and she served as the board president as well before her untimely passing in 2019. […]

IACCGH Webinar: Funding Your Retirement Lifestyle

IACCGH Webinar: Funding Your Retirement Lifestyle

By Manu Shah Houston: On 27 January, the Indo American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston hosted an engaging virtual seminar on “Funding your Retirement Lifestyle.” The event, which was presented by chamber member Amiralli Dodhiya, was primarily aimed at business owners and in particular retail owners who wish to maintain their current lifestyle in […]

Sonal Shah: New Fellow at the University of Chicago

Sonal Shah: New Fellow at the University of Chicago

Chicago: On March 1, 2021, the University of Chicago Center for Effective Government (CEG), based at the the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, welcomed its first cohort of four Senior Practitioner Fellows—Liza Goitein, Jennifer Horn, Natalie Y. Moore, and Sonal Shah (AB’90)—who will advance the work of reform as part of the […]

Dr. Jaya Raman Publishes His Autobiography

Dr. Jaya Raman Publishes His Autobiography

Houston: Dr. Jay K. Raman has published an autobiography describing his early life in Kerala and his subsequent life and career in Houston. The book also covers his personal philosophy of life, religion and spirituality The title of this book, From the Land of Spice to the Land of Oil, aptly describes the book. It […]

UH Receives $5 Million to Combat HIV/AIDS

UH Receives $5 Million to Combat HIV/AIDS

Houston: A University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work research center working to eradicate the underlying serious and systemic challenges that contribute to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Southern United States has received $5 million in renewal funding from biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences, Inc. to facilitate the continuation of its impactful work. Led by […]

Hindus of Greater Houston Supports BIPOC Yoga Teachers

Hindus of Greater Houston Supports BIPOC Yoga Teachers

By Pooja Salhotra Houston: In response to calls for racial justice last summer, Hindus of Greater Houston (HGH) donated about $8,000 to fund yoga-teacher-training for four Black students, each of whom is, in their own way, spreading the mind and body practice to marginalized communities. Last summer, a 46-year-old Black man named George Floyd died […]

Moving Beyond Paris: India Steps Up its Climate Ambitions

Moving Beyond Paris: India Steps Up its Climate Ambitions

By Harsh V. Shringla We focus on the human and development impacts of climate change *Any views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. The country aims to be ‘a leader in thought and action on climate’, its foreign secretary says Harsh V. Shringla is India’s […]

Afraid of Covid, Indian ‘Stays’ at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport

Afraid of Covid, Indian ‘Stays’ at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport

Chicago: A 36-year-old Indian-origin man who was too scared to fly due to the coronavirus pandemic and lived undetected for nearly three months in a secure area of Chicago’s international airport has been arrested, US authorities said. Aditya Singh lives in a suburb of Los Angeles, California, was arrested on Saturday for living in a […]

How Sherpas Reached K2 Summit in Winter for the First Time

How Sherpas Reached K2 Summit in Winter for the First Time

Kathmandu: At around noon on Saturday, the climbers inched into the infamous passage called the Bottleneck on K2, the second-tallest mountain in the world and one never before conquered in winter. The sky was clear, the wind manageable and the summit just beyond this final and most perilous stretch. If they could navigate the Bottleneck, […]

Dr. Arun Gupta: Wake Up to Opioid Addiction Among Indian Americans

Dr. Arun Gupta: Wake Up to Opioid Addiction Among Indian Americans

By Manu Shah On 5th July 2020, Ikonkar Manmohan Singh Sandhu, a young 23 year old boy, died from an opioid overdose in Michigan just months before he was to be married. He is by no means an isolated case in the Indian American community. A small group of doctors are sounding the alarm on […]

How Seniors Can Register for the Corona Vaccine in Houston Area

How Seniors Can Register for the Corona Vaccine in Houston Area

By Aaron Barker Houston: As more doses of the coronavirus vaccine arrive in the Houston area, officials are ramping up the process of administering those shots. Vaccines are only available to people who are eligible under phases 1A and 1B of the state’s distribution plan. No matter where you live or which group you are […]

Three Musketeers Win Texas Governor’s 2020 Volunteer Award

Three Musketeers Win Texas Governor’s 2020 Volunteer Award

By Sanchali Basu Houston: They call themselves The Three Masketeers. They are a teenage trio from Pearland, who have been recently awarded the prestigious Governor’s Volunteer Award for 2020. These high schoolers were killing time during the forced lockdown, somewhat dejected that their research presentations at the Texas Science and Engineering Fair had also been […]

Houston Seniors Begin Getting Long-Sought Covid-19 Vaccinations

Houston Seniors Begin Getting Long-Sought Covid-19 Vaccinations

By Dylan McGuinness Houston: Hospitals and medical providers in Houston have begun vaccinating patients who are senior citizens this week, as the sweeping public inoculation campaign extends past front-line workers for the first time. Some 3,000 people who are 75 or older are scheduled to get their first shots this week at Methodist Hospital. Memorial […]

TIME Magazine’s First Ever “Kid of the Year”: Gitanjali Rao

TIME Magazine’s First Ever “Kid of the Year”: Gitanjali Rao

New York: Young Indian-American scientist Gitanjali Rao, TIME magazine’s first-ever ‘Kid of the Year’, has said she is brainstorming about solutions for the effective vaccine distribution to address a pressing challenge posed by the coronavirus, and has set her sights on preventing future pandemics. In an interview with PTI, the 15-year-old inventor said she was […]

FIS Third Heritage Day Celebrates Indian Cuisine

FIS Third Heritage Day Celebrates Indian Cuisine

By Nish Bhan Houston: Nothing represents India’s diverse history and cultures better than its food. Indian cuisine is known throughout the globe for its variety, bold spices, and exciting flavors.  From delicious dosas in the South to Kashmiri yakhni in the North, no two parts of Indian cuisine are the same.  And, each cuisine in […]

TCC Taped Ball Spring 2020 Premier: JCC Winners, SLCC Runners Up

TCC Taped Ball Spring 2020 Premier: JCC Winners, SLCC Runners Up

Houston: JCC were crowned as the champions of TCC Taped Ball Spring 2020 Premier on August 29th 2020 defeating SLCC by 26 runs and thereby claiming their first TCC Taped Ball premier Tournament title which is a once in a year championship for Divn. I teams. This is about being the best in the best!! […]

Pan IIT USA’s 2020 Global Summit Features Eminent Speakers

Pan IIT USA’s  2020 Global Summit Features Eminent Speakers

Houston: PanIIT USA, a volunteer run organization, hosted its first ever virtual global summit on December 4-5, 2020 – IIT2020: with the theme “The Future is now”. This mega global summit, had an elite global audience of 17000 over the 2 days. 275+  distinguished speakers; 5 unicorn founders, 40+ Venture Capitalists, 4 CXO’s from billionaire-fortune […]

Ekal Foundation’s Unprecedented $6.5 Million Magnificent Gala

Ekal Foundation’s Unprecedented $6.5 Million Magnificent Gala

By Prakash Waghmare On Saturday, December 5, “Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation (EVF)” hosted a magnificent Star-studded Gala, called ‘Future of India’. This Gala-2020 raised record-setting $6.5 Million in pledges & donations for the special projects. The highlight of this virtual event was not only the participation of a galaxy of outstanding personalities, but also, the way […]

How to Get Tested for Covid-19 in Houston

How to Get Tested for Covid-19 in Houston

If you are experiencing symptoms of coronavirus, or if you think or know that you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for the disease, you owe it to yourself and your loved ones, your co-workers, and your community to schedule a test. The Houston Health Department and agency partners offer free testing […]

Mayor Urges Houstonians to Limit Holiday Gatherings to Household

Mayor Urges Houstonians to Limit Holiday Gatherings to Household

Houston: Mayor Sylvester Turner and Dr. David Persse, the city’s leading health expert, talked Monday about how Houstonians should proceed with celebrations this holiday season during the coronavirus pandemic. Turner said the percentage of people receiving positive results from their COVID-19 tests, known as the positivity rate, was at 7.9%, up from a low of […]

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