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Among International Airports, IAH is a Dismal, Dreary Experience

Among International Airports, IAH is a Dismal, Dreary Experience

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It had been a good six weeks of traveling for me between five countries (including the US), ten cities and 17 flights and I had endured the usual frustrations of those who are prepared for the uncertainties of air travel. For instance, at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, I realized that […]

Nepal tourism department braces for ‘traffic jam’ at Mount Everest

Nepal tourism department braces for ‘traffic jam’ at Mount Everest

KATHMANDU: Nepalese officials are bracing for a “traffic jam” at Mount Everest this season, due to a surge in the number of climbers eyeing to conquer the world’s tallest peak. This time, there will be around 400 climbers who will embark on the journey to scale the 8,848-metre-high Mount Everest from mid-May, according to the […]

Earth Day Activities & Learning Opportunities

Earth Day Activities & Learning Opportunities

HOUSTON: Every year on April 22, we celebrate Earth Day and educate ourselves on the ways we can help protect the environment we live in. While reminding ourselves of ways to contribute to planet Earth, it is a great time to also teach your children about their daily impact on the world – and there […]

Eat what you order: Modi government to fix portions of food served in hotels

Eat what you order: Modi government to fix portions of food served in hotels

The NDA government is preparing to fix portion sizes of dishes served by star hotels and restaurants, a fortnight after Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed concern about wastage of food in his monthly Mann Ki Baat radio programme. “If a person can eat only two prawns, why should he or she be served six? If […]

Sightseeing in India Off the Beaten Path Mumbai’s British Legacy: Old Glory, New Names

Sightseeing in India Off the Beaten Path Mumbai’s British Legacy: Old Glory, New Names

By Pramod Kulkarni On the Road: This is the sixth and final episode describing my wife Jyoti and I’s visit to India during Dec.-Jan. 2016. After returning to Mumbai from the Konkan coast, we still had 2-3 days for sightseeing in Mumbai before returning to Houston. During past visits, we had seen the familiar sights […]

Sightseeing in India Off the Beaten Path Historic Kolhapur & Konkan Coast

Sightseeing in India Off the Beaten Path Historic Kolhapur & Konkan Coast

By Pramod Kulkarni On the Road: This is the fourth episode describing my wife Jyoti and I’s visit to India during Dec.-Jan. 2016. After returning from Hyderabad to Mumbai, we still had about 10 days before our return to the US. So, we decided to take another excursion, this time to Goa. At the time, […]

Stop Diabetes Movement (SDM) Yoga Camps Motivates Participants for Healthy Lifestyle

Stop Diabetes Movement (SDM) Yoga Camps Motivates Participants for Healthy Lifestyle

By Nikhil Jain HOUSTON: Sewa International and VYASA organized ten-day yoga camps from February 24 to March 5.  The camps were held simultaneously at three locations in the Houston area (Sugar Land, West Houston & Katy) and 65 people participated. The camp is specially designed for diabetic and pre-diabetic people to help them manage and […]

Sightseeing in India Off the Beaten Path – The Grand Palaces of Nizam’s Hyderabad

Sightseeing in India Off the Beaten Path – The Grand Palaces of Nizam’s Hyderabad

By Pramod Kulkarni On the Road: This is the fifth episode describing my wife Jyoti and I’s visit to India during Dec.-Jan. 2016. After about two weeks in Gujarat and Pune, we flew to Hyderabad for four-day visit. I grew up in Hyderabad from essentially my birth to the age of 16 in 1967 with […]

How to Make Spring Cleaning a Learning Opportunity for Your Student

How to Make Spring Cleaning a Learning Opportunity for Your Student

It’s that time of year again; the time to get rid of unnecessary or unwanted items and deep clean all those nooks and crannies of your home that usually go unaddressed. You’ve taken on spring cleaning year after year, but what you may not realize is the learning opportunities it presents for your student. Teaching […]

Remedies for snoring

Remedies for snoring

Snoring is a common problem, affecting nearly 45 per cent of normal adults. This annoying sound can disrupt your sleep as well as of those who sleep with you. Snoring happens when relaxed muscles in the throat vibrate and start producing noise. It is often considered a sleep disorder. Here are some home remedies you […]

Sightseeing in India Off the Beaten Path: Pune’s Medieval and Maodern Attractions

Sightseeing in India Off the Beaten Path: Pune’s Medieval and Maodern Attractions

By Pramod Kulkarni On the Road: This is the fourth episode describing my wife Jyoti and I’s visit to India during Dec.-Jan. 2016. After a nine-day trip in Gujarat, we spent four days in Pune, the cultural capital of Maharashtra, visiting family and friends, and taking in some of the sightseeing attractions. Rather than describe […]

IDCC Outreach is Greater with New Eye Clinic

IDCC Outreach is Greater with New Eye Clinic

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Serving people every weekend has always been a welcome opportunity for the managers and practitioners of the Indian Doctor’s Charity Clinic ever since it was formed in 1999. Providing the healthcare though wasn’t the only issue: they had creatively pieced together other services through collaborations with other providers. Their main challenge […]

Stress Reduction through Yoga Workshop at Baker Ripley Neighborhood Center by Sewa

Stress Reduction through Yoga Workshop at Baker Ripley Neighborhood Center by Sewa

By Anuja Deshpande HOUSTON: Sewa team recently conducted yoga workshop “Stress Reduction through Yoga” at Baker Ripley Neighborhood Center on February 4. Most of the members at Baker Ripley center come from low income families and encounter tremendous amount of stress in their daily life. This everyday stress takes a toll on their health and […]

Sightseeing in India Off the Beaten Path: Medieval Junagadh and Cultural Vadodara

Sightseeing in India Off the Beaten Path: Medieval Junagadh and Cultural Vadodara

By Pramod Kulkarni On the Road: This is the third episode describing my wife Jyoti and I’s visit to India during Dec.-January 2016. As outlined in the first episode, we undertook a 9-day trip to Gujarat. Adjacent Gir National Forest is what was the princely state of Junagadh. Located at the foothills of the Girnar […]

A slice of south India in Balochistan

A slice of south India in Balochistan

In a piece written some years ago, the political commentator and writer Mohan Guruswamy talks of meeting Baloch children on a visit to New Delhi. The children were evidently surprised when they discovered that uru and arisi were words that meant village and rice in their tongue as well as in Tamil, a language that Mohan Guruswamy understood. […]

Sightseeing in India Off the Beaten Path Somnath-Porbandar-Diu and Gir National Forest

Sightseeing in India Off the Beaten Path Somnath-Porbandar-Diu and Gir National Forest

By Pramod Kulkarni On the Road: This is the second episode describing my wife Jyoti and I’s visit to India during Dec.-January 2016. As outlined in the first episode, we undertook a 9-day trip to Gujarat. Our Gujarat saga began with a flight from Mumbai to Ahmedabad. Our tour driver met us at the airport […]

Southwestern National Bank Scholarship Program $1,000 Scholarship Awards

Southwestern National Bank Scholarship Program  $1,000 Scholarship Awards

About The Southwestern National Bank Scholarship Program Southwestern National Bank Scholarship Program is funded by Southwestern National Bank to recognize and assist outstanding high school graduates reduce the financial burden for college. Southwestern National Bank Scholars are selected on the basis of their financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement. Each year a total of […]

Thunder thighs giving you nightmares? Here’s how you can get them toned and sexy

Thunder thighs giving you nightmares? Here’s how you can get them toned and sexy

A thing of beauty is a joy forever. No matter how pretty you are or how fancy your clothes, an unfit body can spoil it all, especially unshapely legs. Gorgeously toned legs not only add to your beauty, but they also make sure you’re light on your feet and healthy. American Heart Institute suggests 30 […]

Underarm fat: Ashamed of your batwings? Here’s how you can get toned arms

Underarm fat: Ashamed of your batwings? Here’s how you can get toned arms

Flabby and saggy arms gather all the unwanted attention despite having a pleasing personality and a beautiful face. Underarm fat or batwings, as we may say, are enough to destroy a fine appearance. But before knowing how to get rid of them, let’s find out how fat gets deposited in the arms in the first […]

University of Houston Day at India House

University of Houston Day at India House

HOUSTON: On Monday, January 30, enthusiastic youngsters, most of them with parents or other family members came to attend the University of Houston Day at India House, to figure out how to navigate towards their future career. Together, India House and University of Houston, under the leadership of President Dr. Renu Khator, who is also […]

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