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The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 8: First victory for the Satyagraha experiment

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 8: First victory for the Satyagraha experiment

The story thus far… a recent court decision in South Africa held that the law did not recognize Indian marriages. The women were suitably offended by this and found it an attack on their basic family values. They openly broke the law and were imprisoned in large numbers. In the coal-mines at Newcastle, in Natal, […]

The Quiet, Unassuming Resting Place of the Last Mughal Emperor

The Quiet, Unassuming Resting Place of the Last Mughal Emperor

By Jawahar Malhotra YANGON, MYANMAR: As a schoolboy in Teheran, Iran, I learnt of the recent history of India – just as countless other schoolkids still do all over India – which was dominated for 350 years by the Muslim Turco-Mongol dynasty and the machinations of the British East India Company till 1947. After his […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 7

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 7

The story thus far… Gandhi realizes that he could be more effective at supporting the cause of the Indians in South Africa if he returned to India. Once in Calcutta, he drew attention to the plight of the South African Indians to the Indian government and media, where there was widespread support. But he was […]

Are You Having Excessive Hair Loss? Know the Causes

Are You Having Excessive Hair Loss? Know the Causes

Losing hair is a natural occurrence and according to a New York based study, on an average, we lose at around 50-100 hair strands on regular basis. And this happens because your hair goes through its cycle where your hair re-grows when you lose them. However, if that cycle disturbs because of certain reasons, you […]

The first Indian cruise to Antarctica

The first Indian cruise to Antarctica

As it happens, about 750 million years ago, India and Antarctica were joined at the hip. Covered in ice, thick and inseparable. Cut to the present: They are at least three flights and one spectacular voyage apart. A distance that few—fewer than 200 out of 20 million—outbound Indian tourists cover every year. A poor showing […]

Ahmedabad is India’s first World Heritage City

Ahmedabad is India’s first World Heritage City

UN cultural agency Unesco on Saturday declared the 600-year-old walled city of Ahmedabad as a world heritage city, the first Indian city  to make it to the list. The World Heritage Committee of Unesco met in Karlow, Poland on Saturday night where the decision was made. “Thrilled to announce! Ahmedabad has just been declared India’s […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 6

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 6

The story thus far…Gandhi’s activism on behalf of the Indians in South Africa, brought him much strife. The local Afrikaners and the British considered him as a troublemaker. He was attacked by angry mobs. With his calm demeanor, he wins over the people, and even gets to help create an ambulance corps. The Durban police […]

Keeping Kids Creative In the Summer Months

Keeping Kids Creative In the Summer Months

Summer is a wonderful time for family bonding and adventures. With the joys of the season comes the challenge of keeping kids mentally stimulated while they’re away from the classroom – especially if you’re on a budget. This is not limited to purely academic thinking, but also to imaginative reasoning. Best in Class Education Center […]

Alliance to Promote Yoga in the City on IDY

Alliance to Promote Yoga in the City on IDY

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: About 400 Houstonians moved in harmony, stretching and breathing mindfully in a guided yoga session at Levy Park. The event was organized to mark the Third International Day of Yoga on June 21st by the Indian Consulate in Houston with the support of over 15 community organizations. Event coordinator and Swayamsevak […]

An Early Morning Surya Namaskar, Rain Showers Not Withstanding!

An Early Morning Surya Namaskar, Rain Showers Not Withstanding!

By Priya Subramanian & Jawahar Malhotra THE WOODLANDS: Three days after the Summer Solstice – Wednesday, June 21 – and the day declared in 2015 by the United Nations as the International Day of Yoga – the Hindu Temple of The Woodlands, in partnership with the Houston Consulate General of India, observed the event with […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 5: Story of Mahatma Gandhi

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 a poll tax of […]

Yogrishi Swami Ramdev in North America

Yogrishi Swami Ramdev in North America

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: North America will soon get a lesson in yoga from none other than yoga’s global icon Yogrishi Swami Ramdev. He will lead the way showing thousands of yoga amateurs and practitioners various postures (asanas), breathing techniques and meditation that promise a medicine free life. The declaration of June 21 as the […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 4 Gandhi’s Impact in South Africa

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 4 Gandhi’s Impact in 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 white fellow traveler is quite […]

Huge Turnout at Greater Houston Tamil School Graduation Day 2017

Huge Turnout at Greater Houston Tamil School Graduation Day 2017

HOUSTON: Greater Houston Tamil School (HTS) and its branches celebrated their Graduation Day on Saturday, May 27, at Pearland Junior High West School. It was indeed a memorable event with more than 900 people in attendance. HTS has grown to become the biggest Indian language school in southern United States with 450 students. HTS is […]

Congressman Pete Olson Presents Certificate of Congressional Recognition to Seva Clinic

Congressman Pete Olson Presents Certificate of  Congressional Recognition to Seva Clinic

HOUSTON: Honorable congressman Mr. Pete Olson visited Seva Clinic in Pearland at 5.30 pm on Monday, June 5th, 2017. He presented a Certificate of Congressional Recognition to Dr. P. Vaduganathan who organized the clinic. This is the first charity clinic in Pearland. About 25 people attended the brief event, which included Honorable Mayor Tom Reid, […]

What is the Significance of the Yoga Poses in Surya Namaskar?

What is the Significance of the Yoga Poses in Surya Namaskar?

By Raj & Krishan Gupta HOUSTON: The International Day of Yoga (Antarāshtriya Yoga Divas) is celebrated annually on June 21 since its inception in 2015. The day was declared unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 2014 and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his UN address, suggested June 21, as it […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 3: Gandhi in South Africa

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 deeply disgusted at the […]

A Drumbeat for Help Awakens the Spirituality of Yangon

A Drumbeat for Help Awakens the Spirituality of Yangon

By Jawahar Malhotra YANGON, MYANMAR: We had just left the Jana Mon Ethnic Cuisine restaurant on Nandawon Street, a short taxi ride away north of the towering Shwedagon Pagoda site and were walking back past the residential area, a little past 9:30 at night. The restaurant, which serves ethnic Mon food, is a favorite of […]

Soon, tech to detect heart attacks when one is at wheel

Soon, tech to detect heart attacks when one is at wheel

Scientists are developing a new system that can predict if a car driver is about to have a heart attack, a feature that would help avoid road accidents due to an unexpected cardiac event. “A large number of traffic incidents are caused by (drivers suffering) medical conditions while driving, specifically cardiovascular events, such as myocardial […]

In a first, PM Nawaz Sharif to appear before JIT on June 15

In a first, PM Nawaz Sharif to appear before JIT on June 15

Nawaz Sharif is set to become the first sitting prime minister to appear before any investigating agency, when he appears before the joint investigation team (JIT), constituted to probe money-laundering allegations against his family, on Thursday. The unprecedented development will make him the first incumbent to appear before such a panel, let alone one probing […]

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