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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Houstonian Rajveer “Raj” Kindra is No. 1 Debater

Houstonian Rajveer “Raj” Kindra is No. 1 Debater

Houston: Rajveer, who is now a Senior in high school, has won numerous state, national, and international tournaments in Debate & Oratory leading up to this achievement. Rajveer has always had a passion for helping others find their voices, encouraging others to build confidence, and speak on topics meaningful to them. In 2016 Rajveer took […]

Student Selected for UT Space Research Internship

CYPRESS: Vedaant Kaura, a student from Cypress Ranch High School in Cypress, Texas has been selected for the prestigious Student Enhancement in Earth and Space Science (SEES) summer internship hosted by The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Space Research. This nationally competitive program sponsored by NASA’s Texas Space Grant Consortium selects students to […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 4

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 4

Gandhi’s Impact on South Africa The story thus far… Gandhi arrives in South Africa and is rudely made aware of the rampant racism in that country when has to visit Pretoria on work. He is unceremoniously thrown off a 1st class compartment on a train to Johannesburg. He manages to board another train where his […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 3

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 3

Gandhi in South Africa The story thus far: Gandhi, having studied well and completed his law degree in England, returns to India. He misses England but is happy to be reunited with his family. He begins practicing law in Rajkot. Upon return to India, Gandhi started to practice law in Rajkot, but he was soon […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 2

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 2

Gandhi in England Gandhiji’s Story Thus Far… Last week, we read about the birth and youth of the young boy Mohandas, who would grow up to be universally revered as the Mahatma. He had an ordinary childhood, went to school, made friends, and got a rude awakening into the dreaded social specter of the caste […]

‘Life After’ Seminar Presents Strategies for Sustainable Income in Retirement

‘Life After’ Seminar Presents Strategies for Sustainable Income in Retirement

BY PRAMOD KULKARNI HOUSTON: Among the major milestones in one’s life is retirement. Most retirees and soon-to-be Retiree’s desire to live a healthy and comfortable retired life, travel to exotic places on their bucket list, and spend quality time with family and friends. However, it is natural to feel anxious of whether their life savings […]

Balavihar Class of 2019 Graduates at Chinmaya Prabha

Balavihar Class of 2019 Graduates at Chinmaya Prabha

BY SHALINI SOMRAJ HOUSTON: The cheerful and beautiful morning of May 27th heralded the graduation of 36 Bala Vihar seniors of the Class of 2019 who convened with joy at Chinmaya Smrti Hall with their families and friends, arrayed in resplendent traditional attires and bright colors. The Graduation day started in an auspicious manner in […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 1

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 1

Young Mohandas is Born in 1869 Born more than 130 years ago, the life and times of the man who would grow up to be universally known as The Mahatma, still resonates until today. Mohandas Gandhi had an ordinary childhood in Porbandar, on the coast of Kathiawad in the western state of Gujarat, a loved […]

Honor for Pratham Houston President Asha Dhume

Honor for Pratham Houston President Asha Dhume

HOUSTON: At the Board meeting on May 29, Pratham Houston President Asha Dhume was presented a plaque by Pratham CFO and Pratham National Board member, Mr. Swatantra Jain in recognition of her hard work, commitment and dedication to the cause of Pratham and for the upliftment of the underprivileged children of India. The entire Board […]

An Inspiring Evening with Rajshree Patel On “The Power of Vital Force”

An Inspiring Evening with Rajshree Patel On “The Power of Vital Force”

HOUSTON: Rajshree Patel, a mind and meditation expert, visited Houston this weekend and delivered a talk titled ‘Defying your Limits’ at Unity of Houston. Over the last 30 years, Rajshree has traveled to more than 35 countries, taught hundreds of thousands of people the power of meditation, mindfulness, breath work and other ancient tools for […]

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