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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 […]

Sightseeing in India Off the Beaten Path: Travel through Gujarat and Along Sea Coast

Sightseeing in India Off the Beaten Path: Travel through Gujarat and Along Sea Coast

By Pramod Kulkarni On the Road: Like most working couples in the U.S., my wife Jyoti and I could barely manage two weeks of vacationing in India. As such, each trip to our native land would consist of a whirlwind of visits to the major urban centers for reunions with relatives and a few friends. […]

Houstonians Salute Good Health with the Health for Humanity Yogathon

Houstonians Salute Good Health with the  Health for Humanity Yogathon

  By Vanshika Vipin Varma SUGAR LAND: Believed to have originated several centuries ago, Surya Namaskars or Sun Salutations is a yoga warm up routine based on a sequence of gracefully linked asanas. Practicing sun salutations is one way to honor the sun and bring its power into your heart as it helps create a […]

Yoga for Health, Health for Humanity Yogathon

Yoga for Health, Health for Humanity Yogathon

SUGAR LAND: The tenth annual “Yoga for Health, Health for Humanity Yogathon” will be held at Sugar Land Town Square (2711, Town Center Blvd, Sugarland, TX 77479) on Sunday, January 29 from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. This is a free event. Sugar Land Mayior ProTem Himesh gandhi will be the chief guest at the […]

Importance of Dental Care for Children

Importance of Dental Care for Children

HOUSTON: Healthy teeth are important to children’s overall health. From the time a child is born, family members can take steps to promote healthy teeth and prevent cavities. For example, babies’ teeth can be cleaned with a soft, clean cloth or baby’s toothbrush. Also, avoid putting a baby to bed with a bottle and check […]

Houston Chapter President visits an Ekal School in Maharashtra

Houston Chapter President visits an Ekal School in Maharashtra

HOUSTON: Have you ever wondered what it might be like to spend a day visiting with one of 55 plus thousand Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation Schools in the remote and tribal villages of India?  Well, that was exactly what the new incoming president of the Ekal Houston local chapter, Pankaj Desai and his wife, Urmi Desai, […]

Reenergize Your Student: Five Tips for a Productive Start to Second Semester

Reenergize Your Student: Five Tips for a Productive Start to Second Semester

HOUSTON: All the excitement and anticipation of the holidays has finally fizzled as we enter the new year. We’re all a little familiar with the post-holiday blues, as the lights come down and the decorations are stored for another ten months. While it can be tempting to just start counting down the days until summer […]

Beat Your Post Travel Depression With A Bang

Beat Your Post Travel Depression With A Bang

It’s the moment practically everyone dreads: the end of an amazing trip. Returning home, whether it’s from a two-week-long vacation or a month long trip, can hit you hard, and post-travel depression can affect everyone.  Here are top 7 ways to beat those blues. 1. Keep Those Final Days Busy That’s right! Most people just […]

8 plank variations for a flatter tummy

8 plank variations for a flatter tummy

Plank is an isometric core strength exercise that helps sculpt your waistline and improve your posture. Depending on the type of plank you try, you can also engage your back, arms, shoulders, glutes, and hamstrings. Here are a few plank variations that you can be done in less than 30 minutes. One of the best […]

The 7 best Christmas markets in the world

The 7 best Christmas markets in the world

Salzburg, Austria Scent of mulled wine and stalls with traditional Christmas knick-knacks, the Salzburg Christmas market is one of the most popular haunts. Said to go back as far as the 15th century, it’s located at the foot of the Hohensalzburg fortress. The Oberndorf Christmas Market, a village north of Salzburg, is where the world’s […]

Winter mistakes making you catch flu

Winter mistakes making you catch flu

Where some people glum about the short days and long nights, others enjoy winter as the best season of the year. But due to our countless bad habits in the cold months, we can ruin the cheerful moments of the wintry weather. Here we bring to you some of the winter mistakes that are responsible […]

Indian-origin teens bag $100K in US science contest

Indian-origin teens bag $100K in US science contest

HOUSTON: Three Indian-origin teenagers, including identical twin sisters, in the US have bagged a scholarship worth $100,000 in a science competition for their innovative research that will help doctors diagnose health problems like schizophrenia. Shriya and Adhya Beesam, 16, who are grade 11 students in Plano, Texas won the competition in the 17th annual Siemens […]

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