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Famous Durga temples in India for religiously inclined souls

Famous Durga temples in India for religiously inclined souls

The arrival of winters is important for so many reasons; from annual cultural celebrations to various religious festivities, a lot happens during this time of the year in India. Navratri is one such Hindu festival that is celebrated with much fervor, especially in the northern parts of the country and devotees visit famous Durga temples […]

Here’s Why You’re Not Losing Belly Fat

Here’s Why You’re Not Losing Belly Fat

Not only does belly fat look bad on you, it is the root-cause of innumerable health problems and complications as such high blood-pressure, diabetes, digestive problems and so on. Belly fat is a downright invitation to bad health. But, unfortunately, it has become a common problem these days because of the modern dietary and lifestyle habits. These […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 16: Visit, Programs of Prince of Wales are Boycotted

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 16: Visit, Programs of Prince of Wales are Boycotted

The story thus far…During the latter part of 1920 Gandhi advocated a triple boycott. He wanted an absolute boycott of the Government and all government institutions, including schools, colleges, and courts. If the people were free of these they could easily have their own schools, colleges, and courts, and the power of the British would […]

THE STORY OF GANDHI

THE STORY OF GANDHI

Gandhi’s Arrest Creates Sensation Worldwide – Part 14 The story thus far…Newspaper reporters from all over the world were there to report the progress of the Gandhi’s satyagraha. The march ended on April 5 at Dandi village. Gandhi and his selected followers went to the sea shore and broke the salt law by picking up […]

8 adventurous ways to explore Africa

8 adventurous ways to explore Africa

Africa, a popular tourist destination, offers a number of interesting things to keep visitors entertained. Following are 8 adventurous ways to explore Africa. Hitchhike the south  For any kind of long-term travel in Southern Africa (say, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and South Africa), it’s best to rent a car. Or, more realistically, some sort of […]

How To Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI)

How To Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI)

BMI, or body mass index, is one of the most reasonable indicators of body fat, for both adults and children. The reason being- it is easy to calculate, non-invasive, simple, and inexpensive. It is essentially a simple mathematical formula that is used to measure the ‘fatness’, based on your height and weight. It is one […]

Knowing Others is Wisdom, Knowing Yourself is Enlightenment!

Knowing Others is Wisdom,  Knowing Yourself is Enlightenment!

HOUSTON: Knowledge about chakras can be the key to peace and happiness. Many have heard about the seven chakras and perhaps read how they operate within our body, mind and soul. The word chakra is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘chakra’ meaning – a wheel. Chakras are like meeting points or interfaces between mind and […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 13

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 13

The story thus far…It was announced that a meeting was to be held in a garden called Jallianwala Bagh, to protest against the government’s actions. General Dyer took no measures to prevent the meeting. He reached the place soon after the meeting began and he took with him armored cars and troops. Without giving any […]

Suneja, Pai, Desikan Make Top Cardiologist’s Lists in Houston, Katy

Suneja, Pai, Desikan Make Top Cardiologist’s  Lists in Houston, Katy

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: The largest medical center in the world, the Texas Medical Center, is world-renowned for its medical prowess with the sheer density of hospitals and research facilities in its 1,345-acre domain. And at the heart of it are the physicians and researchers who have made it the place to come to for […]

Talk on Plant-based Diet

Talk on Plant-based Diet

HOUSTON: On Sunday, 27th August, the Jain Center in Houston will be hosting an illuminating talk by Dr. Sailesh Rao on adopting a plant based diet for better health and reducing your carbon footprint. The talk will be held at the Jain Center of Houston, 3905 Arc Street, Houston Texas 77063 and will begin at […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 12

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 12

The Story thus far…A separate institution named Satyagraha Sabha was formed with headquarters in Bombay. There were agitations everywhere against the Rowlatt Committee’s report. But the government was determined to implement the Rowlatt recommendations and in 1919, the Rowlatt Bill was introduced. When the bill was debated in India’s Legislative Chamber, Gandhi attended as a […]

Rich History of Religious Tolerance Among the Buddhist Faithful

Rich History of Religious Tolerance Among the Buddhist Faithful

By Jawahar Malhotra YANGON, MYANMAR: Remarkably fast changing Yangon – or as I fondly like to call it, Rangoon – is at a confluence of its modern history, with old buildings being torn down to make place for newer modern high-rises. My son Jeremy bemoaned the loss of the cinema hall on Bogyoke Aung San […]

10 places crucial to India’s independence

10 places crucial to India’s independence

While we celebrate the Independence Day, we must remember that India did not get independence overnight. It was a struggle of almost 200 years! These are the places that played a crucial role in shaping the independence struggle. Click here to read more… Credit: happytrips.com

This Is By Far The Best Exercise For Your Heart!

This Is By Far The Best Exercise For Your Heart!

Even if you don’t really realize it, a tiny fist sized muscle in your rib cage called the heart does a lot of work for you. All the cells that make up your organs and tissues need nourishment to survive much like you need food and water. And without it, as is obvious, they would […]

Six Tips for Making the Most of the End of Summer & Preparing for School to Start

Six Tips for Making the Most of the End of Summer & Preparing for School to Start

HOUSTON: It’s natural to cherish the summer months; the weather is nice, the days are longer and your child is on vacation. With the season starting to wind down, it is important to seize any opportunity you can to prepare for the return of the school year. Best in Class Education Center helps K-12 students […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 11

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 11

The story thus far…For two years Gandhi traveled extensively in India and had talked at different places. His interest first centered on the problem of indentured labor where poor, ignorant laborers were enticed away from India to work in the British colonies. He disapproved of this system in South Africa, fought it there, and he […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 9: Gandhi Invites Untouchable Family in Ashram

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 9: Gandhi Invites Untouchable Family in Ashram

The story thus far….Gandhi permitted a lower caste family to reside at the ashram that he established at Ahmedabad. He met with much opposition. He also amazed and angered the British officers, upper-class Indians, and friends gathered at a foundation stone laying ceremony at Banaras University by speaking out against usage of the English language […]

17 Things to do in Bhutan

17 Things to do in Bhutan

  Nestled in Eastern Himalayan range, the tiny landlocked Kingdom of Bhutan is the first and only carbon negative nation in the world! This is where you can breathe the purest air on the earth. A picture perfect setting of valleys, mountains, forests and snow peaks is an ordinary feature in the Land of Thunder […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 9: Gandhi invites untouchable family to ashram

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 9: Gandhi invites untouchable family to ashram

The story thus far….Gandhi went to Rajkot and Porbandar to meet his relatives and then went on to Shantiniketan. There Gandhi met poet laureate Rabindranath Tagore for the first time, as well as C. F. Andrews. Andrews, who came to India as an Anglican priest in 1904, was one of the very few people respected […]

Swami Mukundananda to Visit Houston: ‘7 Mindsets for Success in Life and Beyond’

Swami Mukundananda to Visit Houston:   ‘7 Mindsets for Success in Life and Beyond’

HOUSTON: The quest for Mind Management is a practical necessity, not a lofty ideal, says Swami Mukundananda who is on a 30 City Tour this summer in the USA.  He will be addressing the audience in this enthralling Seven day series from August 19– August 25, at India House, 8888 W Bellfort Avenue, Houston, TX […]

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