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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 […]

Aurobindo to acquire Apotex operations in 5 European countries

Aurobindo to acquire Apotex operations in 5 European countries

New Delhi: Aurobindo Pharma on Saturday said it has inked a pact to acquire Apotex’s commercial operations across five European countries, including Poland and Spain, for €74 million. The acquisition is in line with the company’s strategy to strengthen and grow its European business and to expand in Eastern Europe, Aurobindo Pharma said in a statement. Click here […]

India to be 3rd largest economy worth $10 trillion by 2030: DEA Secy Garg

India to be 3rd largest economy worth $10 trillion by 2030: DEA Secy Garg

NEW DELHI: Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg on Saturday said that 8 per cent growth for the Indian economy is “very much achievable”, and it is expected to be the world’s third largest economy by 2030 with Gross Domestic Product worth $10 trillion. The country’s GDP grew at a 7.7 per cent in the January-March […]

8-year-old yoga champion named ‘British Indian of the Year’

8-year-old yoga champion named ‘British Indian of the Year’

LONDON: An eight-year-old Indian-origin schoolboy who is the under-11 UK national yoga champion has been named the ‘British Indian of the Year’ in the young achiever category for his accomplishments in the field. Ishwar Sharma has won a string of titles in both individual and artistic yoga, most recently a gold medal representing Great Britain […]

Shaan Spreads a Musical Message of Love in Houston

Shaan Spreads a Musical Message of Love in Houston

By Vanshika Vipin Varma STAFFORD: An awareness raising campaign couldn’t have gotten better than having fans groove to the memorable love songs presented by one of India’s most versatile singers. One of the most popular voices and fondly known as ‘Magician of Melody’, Shaan embarked on his USA Tour to raise opioid epidemic awareness with […]

Hundreds Attempt a Guinness Record at Sant Nirankari Spiritual Summit

Hundreds Attempt a Guinness Record at Sant Nirankari Spiritual Summit

Click here to see Photo Collage BY DR. SHALU KESWANI HUMBLE, TX: The Sant Nirankari Mission recently organized an international event – Nirankari Spiritual Summit and Youth Conference of North America – with the theme of “Lighthouse 2018” focused on children and youth from ages seven to thirty. Devotees from across the US, Canada, UK, India […]

TCC Taped Ball Premier Tournament Spring 2018 Cougars Winners, STYX Runners up

TCC Taped Ball Premier Tournament Spring 2018  Cougars Winners, STYX Runners up

HOUSTON: Cougars Cricket Club celebrated their 10th year of TCC TB legacy by winning their 6th and most memorable TCC championship trophy by defeating STYX by 49 runs to be crowned as Champions of TCC Taped Ball Premier Tournament Spring 2018 played amongst top 14 division 1 teams. Cougars team has been having a memorable […]

BAPS Youth Convention Attended by Over 10,000 Youths

BAPS Youth Convention Attended by Over 10,000 Youths

ATLANTA: Adults play many roles and make countless decisions throughout the day; they go to work and maintain their health while dealing with ever-changing circumstances and uncertainties. They pay their bills and taxes all while honoring social commitments and serving in their communities. Adulthood is complex and rarely perfect, as most know firsthand; and in […]

CHYK Camp – Fun & Insightful Reflections at Chinmaya Mission Houston

CHYK Camp – Fun & Insightful Reflections at Chinmaya Mission Houston

By Satchitananda HOUSTON: Carrying the tradition of imparting Vedantic wisdom to the youth, which was very close to the heart of Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda, Chinmaya Mission Houston (CMH) conducted a power-packed intense summer camp for CHYK. From June 15 to 17, 35 youngsters aged 17-28 had a reflective weekend guided by the dynamic Acarya […]

Houston Based Entrepreneur, Amit Bhandari Donates $50,000 to Ekal’s Digital Literacy Program

Houston Based Entrepreneur, Amit Bhandari  Donates $50,000 to Ekal’s Digital Literacy Program

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: Houston based entrepreneur Amit Bhandari and his wife Arpita shaped their own American dream but along the way they also nurtured the aspirations of thousands of children, whether in the remote village of Rampura or the slums of Mumbai. Ekal was one of the first charities the Bhandaris supported and they […]

The 2018 South Asian Spelling Bee Announces Dallas and New Jersey Winners

The 2018 South Asian Spelling Bee Announces Dallas and New Jersey Winners

NEW JERSEY: Continuing its quest for the best speller in the community, the 2018 South Asian Spelling Bee (www.SouthAsianSpellingBee.com) traveled to Texas and New Jersey with stops in Dallas and New Brunswick. With a huge turnout this year, the Bee attracted some top talent as well as young and new spellers that competed for the […]

Sankara Nethralaya OM Trust Booth at Telagana Convention

Sankara Nethralaya OM Trust Booth at Telagana Convention

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: The Indo American community closed out the month of June with two large eye-catching functions that brought together thousands of people from across the country and Canada. The Sant Nirankari Mission held its Youth Summit and Spiritual Conference for an estimated 1,500 people in the Humble Civic Center (see cover story) […]

Swami Mukundananda Talk, Yoga & Meditation on ‘7 Divine Laws for Happiness and Fulfillment’ & Ram Katha Rahasya

Swami Mukundananda Talk, Yoga & Meditation on  ‘7 Divine Laws for Happiness and Fulfillment’ & Ram Katha Rahasya

HOUSTON: Swami Mukundanandaji, a world-renowned teacher of Spirituality, Yoga & Meditation, will conduct two different programs from August 4 – August 17 in Houston. The first week-long program is a Life transformation program (LPT) for the holistic well-being of body, mind and soul. It is a combined approach of yoga and intellectual discourses by Swami Mukundananda. Swamiji will delve […]

Emirates to Operate Extra Flights for Busy Hajj Season

Emirates to Operate Extra Flights for Busy Hajj Season

Airline to also deploy extra A380 services to Jeddah  DUBAI: Emirates will be operating extra flights to Jeddah and Medina to help facilitate travel for pilgrims heading to and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Hajj. Emirates will be operating 33 additional flights to Jeddah and Medina from 6 to 31 August to support […]

Registrations Close for World Hindu Congress 2018 Due to Tremendous Response

Registrations Close for World Hindu Congress 2018 Due to Tremendous Response

By Manu Shah CHICAGO: A digital billboard placed on a main highway in Chicago flashes a message about the World Hindu Congress (WHC) every 40 seconds and has been seen, at last count, by 1.5 million drivers. The windy city will play host to the WHC and welcome icons, thought influencers, prominent leaders and members […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 5

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 5

Story of Mahatma Gandhi The story thus far… In South Africa, Gandhi saw how the Indians were treated as inferiors, only allowed to work the soil but not permitted to own land. Under the law enacted in the Orange Free State in 1888, Indians had been deprived of their rights. In Transvaal, they had to pay […]

Decoding Mahamrityunjaya Mantra

Decoding Mahamrityunjaya Mantra

Most devotees are mesmerised after hearing the lyrical chanting of mantras in temples. Be it a recorded cassette or some expert brahmanas encircled around a fire sacrifice, the melodious and harmonic sound of the recitation of mantras in a particular meter can make one spell bound. Mantras form an essential portion of the Vedic system […]

PM Modi to open Samsung factory in Noida tomorrow: One of world’s largest with 120 million units a year

PM Modi to open Samsung factory in Noida tomorrow: One of world’s largest with 120 million units a year

NOIDA: In front are open fields with grazing cattle, to the left are under-construction residential societies and to the right is its existing facilty – this where Samsung has set up what is the world’s largest mobile factory. Not China or South Korea – and certainly not the US – the tag of housing the world’s largest […]

RBI: Foreign currency assets decline $19 billion in 3 months

RBI: Foreign currency assets decline $19 billion in 3 months

MUMBAI: India’s foreign currency assets fell by around $19 billion since April this year in the wake of capital outflows and intervention by the Reserve Bank of India to arrest the decline in the rupee’s value against the dollar. During the week ended June 29, foreign currency assets, a major component of the overall reserves, […]

Indian-origin truck driver arrested for crash that killed 16 people in Canada

Indian-origin truck driver arrested for crash that killed 16 people in Canada

OTTAWA: A 29-year-old Indian-origin truck driver in Canada has been arrested in connection with a bus crash that killed 16 people, mostly members of a junior hockey team,  one of the worst disasters in the country’s sporting community. The driver, Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, was arrested at his home in Calgary city on Friday and remanded […]

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