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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 […]

Raj Kumar Syal Endowment Fund at UH for Needy Engineering Students

Raj Kumar Syal Endowment Fund at UH for Needy Engineering Students

By Raghunath Prasad Houston: I met Raj Syal in the summer of 1964 when I was looking for an apartment. I noticed an apartment whose door was open and inside two Indian men were eating their lunch. So, I peeped in and asked if there was a vacant apartment in the complex. Syal sahib said […]

Eternal Gandhi Museum Gets $100K from Elkins Foundation

Eternal Gandhi Museum Gets $100K from Elkins Foundation

Houston: Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston (EGMH) is delighted to inform you that The Elkins Foundation, has provided a capital grant of $100,000 for the construction of the Museum.  It is the second major foundation after Houston Endowment to offer support to EGMH in the early stages of its capital campaign. We are truly honored and […]

Teen’s Covid-19 Project Wins $25K 3M Challenge

Teen’s Covid-19 Project Wins $25K 3M Challenge

Frisco, Texas: A 14-year-old Indian-American girl has won a $25,000 young scientist challenge for a discovery that could provide a potential treatment for Covid-19. Anika Chebrolu, an eighth grader from Nelson Middle School in Frisco, has won the 3M Young Scientist Challenge, regarded as the US’ premier middle school science competition, for her work using […]

Chancellor’s Award for Texas A&M Professor Samba Reddy

College Station: Dr. Samba Reddy is Professor at the Texas A&M University College of Medicine. The EDGES Fellowship was launched in 2019 to honor faculty members who have demonstrated significant accomplishments and high levels of discipline in their respective fields. EDGES Fellows retain the right to use the title throughout their tenure as faculty members. […]

UH Professor’s Covid-19 Nasal Vaccine

UH Professor’s Covid-19 Nasal Vaccine

Houston: The University of Houston has entered into an exclusive license option agreement with AuraVax Therapeutics Inc., a Houston, TX based biotech company developing novel vaccines to help patients defeat debilitating respiratory diseases such as COVID-19. Under terms of the agreement, AuraVax has the option to exclusively license a new intranasal COVID-19 vaccine technology developed […]

One of Our Own’s Covid-19 Journey from Ventilator to Back Home

One of Our Own’s Covid-19 Journey from Ventilator to Back Home

By Lisa Grey Houston: In early March, Susham “Rita” Singh, then 65, took time off from selling appliances at the Galleria-area Home Depot. Her husband and her daughter — a doctor — yelled at her, warning her against flying to India for her annual visit with her mom. This new coronavirus was wreaking havoc in […]

Arya Samaj Houston Reaches Out During the Pandemic for Covid Testing

Arya Samaj Houston Reaches Out During the Pandemic for Covid Testing

Houston: Covid-19 has thrown everyone into an uncertain phase and many have suffered a great deal. The pain is continuous in the form of health challenges, financial distress, isolation, and so on. But Arya Samaj Houston became proactive and walked an extra mile to deliver to the community It has been functioning online and indeed […]

New Houston Botanic Garden: Now Open!

New Houston Botanic Garden: Now Open!

Houston: Houstonians no longer have to take the Gulf Freeway all the way to Galveston to escape to an island, now that the Houston Botanic Garden, the city’s new living museum for plants, has opened its gates today to the public, just east of I-45 South on Park Place Blvd. Approximately half of the Garden’s […]

UMMC TX President Syed Mohiuddin: A Frontline Hero for the Underserved

UMMC TX President Syed Mohiuddin: A Frontline Hero for the Underserved

Houston: With the ever-changing landscape of America’s healthcare system, it is becoming more and more difficult to find healthcare providers and facilities that value patient care and satisfaction above everything else. One hospital stands out in Houston, Texas, even going as far as only requiring a photo ID for covid-19 testing. United Memorial Medical Center […]

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