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30 Years of Hindi at Bellaire High School, Holika Celebration a Huge Success

30 Years of Hindi at Bellaire High School, Holika Celebration a Huge Success

By Ishani Shethia, Cassandra Martinez & Satya Das HOUSTON: First high school Hindi program of the nation celebrated 30 years of the program on Saturday, March 24 at the Bellaire High School’s auditorium. Almost house full of audience of over 700 guests, parents, and students were entertained with 21 beautiful performances by Bellaire high school […]

Traces of South Asian Heritage in Way Up North in Scotland

Traces of South Asian Heritage in Way Up North in Scotland

By Jawahar Malhotra DUNDEE, SCOTLAND: My first contact with a desi in Scotland was the taxi driver in Dundee who dropped me off around 10 pm to my hotel (Malmaison) in the center of the city. He was an inquisitive type who struck up a conversation and I was only too glad to know more […]

Edinburgh is Laid Out with an Artist’s Eye, Even in Names of Shops

Edinburgh is Laid Out with an Artist’s Eye, Even in Names of Shops

By Jawahar Malhotra EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND: If you are a tourist trying to take in all the sights in this picturesque city, you can surely build up a strong appetite walking around in Edinburgh, not to mention some strong leg muscles too. From the entrance plaza at Edinburgh Castle on the west to Calton Hill on […]

Rohtang Pass opens after BRO clears snow in record time

Rohtang Pass opens after BRO clears snow in record time

Rohtang Pass is cleared of snow in record time and the route to one of the prime tourist hotspots near Manali, Himachal Pradesh is now opened for visitors, and vehicular traffic after four long months. At an altitude of 3,978 m, Rohtang Pass is the gateway to the gorgeous and tribal Lahaul Valley. Commander 38 BRTF […]

World Health Day 2018: This is how you can prevent Cancer even if it runs in your family!

World Health Day 2018: This is how you can prevent Cancer even if it runs in your family!

According to health experts, Cancer can be caused by genetic mutations and its risk can multiply if it runs in your family. Cancer can be caused by abnormal genes that get passed to the next generations by those affected. In such a case, it is not cancer which is inherited but the abnormal genes, which may […]

Bring Learning Outside of the Classroom This Spring

Bring Learning Outside of the Classroom This Spring

HOUSTON: After a long winter of glancing outside to see if the sun has decided to make an appearance, spring is finally here! While everyone is excited to get outside and enjoy warm weather, school isn’t over yet, and it’s important that your children don’t get distracted as we close out the year. However, there are many ways that you can […]

Explore the world of giraffes while staying with them in Kenya!

Explore the world of giraffes while staying with them in Kenya!

Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Kenya is an exclusive boutique hotel set up in 12 acres of land within 140 acres of indigenous forest, the Langata suburb of Nairobi. This boutique hotel offers an extraordinary experience to the travellers by letting them live with giraffes and walk amidst nature across the centre, while feeding the endangered […]

3 most common reasons behind irregular periods

3 most common reasons behind irregular periods

REASONS: The problem of irregular periods is more common than what you think. You will be surprised to know that not some but many women experience irregular periods throughout their reproductive years. According to a 2011 report, published in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, irregular period is a common condition present in up to […]

Taiwan: An emerging destination for intrepid Indian travellers

Taiwan: An emerging destination for intrepid Indian travellers

Those caught up in the hustle bustle of a city life — and craving for someplace pristine, calm and relaxed — will fall in love with Taiwan. But along with its tranquility and peace, there is also the effervescence of a place celebrating its culture and language with aplomb. This small island nation in the […]

Scientists discover link between polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and anxiety

Scientists discover link between polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and anxiety

Children born to mothers with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are at an increased risk of developing anxiety later in life, researchers have discovered. According to the researchers, maternal obesity and androgen excess induce sex-specific anxiety in the offspring. Click here to read more… Credit: indianexpress.com

Leadership: Take One for the Team

Leadership: Take One for the Team

By Aditi Prabhu HOUSTON: On Saturday, March 3, the Youth Leadership Development Program of Houston convened in India House and listened in awe as Bhavesh Patel, CEO of one of the largest plastics, chemicals, and refining companies in the world, LyondellBasell, recounted his path to success in the business world. Patel eloquently and selflessly shared […]

Children’s India Culture Fest with Quiz, Art & Storytelling Competitions

Children’s India Culture Fest with Quiz,  Art & Storytelling Competitions

MANVEL, TX: An Indian Culture Festival with a number of fun competitions will be held on Saturday April 7, 2018 at Rogers Middle School, 3121 Manvel Rd, Pearland TX 77584, from 1 to 6 pm. The event is open to all and festival entry is free. Titled “Puranava – From the Ancient to the New” […]

History and Literature Beckon Around Every Corner of Edinburgh

History and Literature Beckon Around Every Corner of Edinburgh

By Jawahar Malhotra EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND: Edinburgh is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Cities and there is so much history around you (“101 places in Edinburgh” to see, the placards say) it naturally oozes into you. You get a good glimpse of English history – the kind I learnt, like most other Indian kids in […]

Baal Ki Dukaan: A Punjabi Girl’s Toxic Relationship With Body Hair

Baal Ki Dukaan: A Punjabi Girl’s Toxic Relationship With Body Hair

By Kusha Kapila It was 2015. I had set out on an impossible journey, one that involved hunting down a posh salon in South Goa. The previous night, my bestie had announced, “We are going to Goa!” I shot her down immediately. “There’s no way! I am not waxed,” I cried. While most would dismiss […]

Gangaur festival and its significance

Gangaur festival and its significance

This festival is all about honouring Goddess Gauri or Parvati, and celebrating marriage and love. In this fiesta, both married and unmarried women take part in the festivities in full enthusiasm. As for the locals, Goddess Parvati represents perfection and marital love, this festival holds a lot of importance for them. The festival also marks […]

Turning National Nutrition Month into a Teachable Moment

Turning National Nutrition Month  into a Teachable Moment

HOUSTON: March is National Nutrition Month, and according to the CDC, nearly 1 in 5 American children is suffering from obesity. Now is the time for parents to make sure their kids are living healthier, more active lifestyles. In addition, this is a great time to start teaching children about what goes into a healthy lifestyle and how it […]

IRCTC puts stop on online booking of i-tickets March 1 onwards

IRCTC puts stop on online booking of i-tickets March 1 onwards

The railways in India are taking firm steps towards being eco-friendly, and the recent move taken by the IRCTC proves that the Indian Railways is taking the green initiative seriously. Beginning March 1, the IRCTC has stopped selling i-Tickets via its website. In 2002, the IRCTC initiated a new facility which allowed travellers to book […]

Sure, Water can help in Weight loss but so can dehydration! Here’s the science

Sure, Water can help in Weight loss but so can dehydration! Here’s the science

First things first, this technique is not for everyone. If you are looking forward to weight loss and want quick results, this is not for you. Weight loss through dehydration is for athletes and professionals who want to lose water weight for an advantage in sports and competitions. Now, what is the science behind it […]

Delhi’s IGIA adjudged best airport in the world

Delhi’s IGIA adjudged best airport in the world

NEW DELHI: Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has been adjudged as the best airport in the world according to the latest Airport Service Quality (ASQ) 2017 rankings released by the Airports Council International, helping it overtake Incheon in South Korea which was ranked number one last year. The airport has been ranked number one […]

Health Alert: 6 rare diseases you must know about

Health Alert: 6 rare diseases you must know about

With a leading Bollywood actor’s cryptic tweet about suffering from a ‘rare disease’ going viral, his fans have become curious about actor’s illness. Meanwhile, the actor has decided to maintain privacy about his health condition and has also requested people not to speculate about his illness. Though we hope he gets well really soon, for […]

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