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These Ladies Recall their Lives in the Old Country for Future Generations

These Ladies Recall their Lives in the Old Country for Future Generations

By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND: She was a bit nervous at first, which was to be expected, and perhaps a little vexed that her husband had pushed her to take part, but once Kanwal Bhalla started recalling her past memories and how her life had waxed and waned as it moved from India to the […]

In kids’ DNA, study hunts link between their health and what their mothers ate years ago

In kids’ DNA, study hunts link between their health and what their mothers ate years ago

What a woman eats before and after her pregnancy is important for a healthy infant. Increasing evidence shows that nutritional interventions do make a difference. Just how that happens is now the subject of a multi-country study that aims to identify this link from maternal diet – through changes in DNA methylation – to later […]

Dare to ride this nine-story tall slide created by Belgian artist in Miami?

Dare to ride this nine-story tall slide created by Belgian artist in Miami?

Don’t most of us love going on swings and slides? And if we don’t have time for it, isn’t it a pleasure to see the little ones enjoying themselves as they slide down? Be it the simple slides found in children parks or the thrilling water slides in amusement parks — the rides are, more […]

Arya Samaj of Greater Houston’s AKM Youth Participate in IM’s iLead MLK Youth Day of Service

Arya Samaj of Greater Houston’s AKM Youth Participate in  IM’s iLead MLK Youth Day of Service

By Sanika Kulkarni & Kanika Talwar HOUSTON: On January 15, Interfaith Ministries (IM) for Greater Houston held a Youth Day of Service on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in bringing over 100 youth from various faith denominations, churches together for dialogue, collaboration and service in honor of Dr. King. Director of Interfaith Relations Gregory […]

Look to the Future to Succeed Today

Look to the Future to Succeed Today

By Niharika Pakala HOUSTON: On February 3, at India House, members of the Youth Leadership Development Program had the incredible honor of meeting Mike Curtin, the Vice President of Capital Project at Shell Oil Company.   Mike Curtin opened his presentation by introducing the prevailing energy challenges that have risen as a result of global […]

Daksha Shah’s Deeper Connect with God, Yoga!

Daksha Shah’s Deeper Connect with God, Yoga!

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: After waving her younger child off to college, Daksha Shah, then 40, took a decision that would change her “perspective on life” and give it a purpose. With husband Dinesh Shah’s whole hearted encouragement, she went to India and enrolled in a 6 month rigorous yoga course at the SVYASA Institute […]

Researchers develop virtual cancer tissue biobank

Researchers develop virtual cancer tissue biobank

SYDNEY: Australian researchers said on Monday that they have developed the first virtual platform of its kind for storing 3D copies of human cancer tissues, providing what they say is a novel way for accessing information to help treat the disease. “The Virtual Biobank will digitise and help speed up the process of accessing vital […]

Dubai makes record for housing world’s tallest hotel, yet again

Dubai makes record for housing world’s tallest hotel, yet again

Dubai has announced the opening of the “world’s new tallest hotel” — a shining Gevora Hotel, which stands 356m tall with 75 storeys. Interestingly, the building is within the view of its predecessor, Dubai’s JW Mariott Marquis, which has been pipped by just a metre. According to The National, an Emirati daily, the hotel opens to […]

Story of Fish Teaches Sikh Kids a Lesson in Having Faith in Guru Nanak

Story of Fish Teaches Sikh Kids a Lesson in Having Faith in Guru Nanak

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Bhupinder Singh was in the middle of explaining the central theme of his book and had gotten to the point when the main character, a young boy named Aman, turns to his dadaji (paternal grandfather) crying that he wouldn’t get the bike he wanted. His dadaji tried to divert his attention […]

Dr. Rajam Ramamurthy Receives the Golden Aesculapius Award from the Bexar County Medical Society

Dr. Rajam Ramamurthy Receives the Golden Aesculapius Award from the Bexar County Medical Society

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS:  On January 20, Rajam Ramamurthy, MD received the Golden Aesculapius award from the Bexar County Medical Society in San Antonio, Texas. This award is the Society’s highest honor recognizing a lifetime of distinguished service by a BCMS member to our patients and the medical profession. Dr. Ramamurthy is Professor Emeritus in the […]

How to Get Your Children to LOVE Learning

How to Get Your Children to LOVE Learning

February is the month of love, and it’s also the perfect time to inspire your children to love learning. HOUSTON: Love is in the air, and what better time than now to inspire your children to love learning? One of the best ways to do this is to find what they already love doing and […]

5 health tips to prepare yourself for onset of summer

5 health tips to prepare yourself for onset of summer

As winter starts to give way to the spring, people struggle to keep pace with the seasonal transition and the potential health risks posed by the change. The onset of a new season can be tricky; it can call for a change in routine, a revamped diet, and a new exercise regimen that suits the […]

First butterfly park opens in Kanpur

First butterfly park opens in Kanpur

KANPUR: The Uttar Pradesh government has inaugurated the state’s first ever butterfly park in Kanpur to preserve the ecosystem. According to the Kanpur Zoo authority, the butterfly park was constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 1 crore. A total of 100 species of flowers have been planted in order to attract the butterflies. By […]

Kolkata’s Howrah Bridge turns 75: Seven lesser-known facts about the iconic bridge

Kolkata’s Howrah Bridge turns 75: Seven lesser-known facts about the iconic bridge

The iconic structure of the Howrah Bridge completes 75 years of its existence this month. The historical landmark that has been synonymous with the City of Joy has been a witness to history, both in pre-Independence India and thereafter. The bridge has been not only been a part of history, literature and art, but also […]

Why a visit to the world’s largest river island in Assam is a must

Why a visit to the world’s largest river island in Assam is a must

Kamalabari (majuli): Assam’s Majuli faces flood fury – and the threat of erosion – whenever the mighty Brahmaputra river swells. So take a break from your high-tech lifestyle and hop on that double decker boat to live the simple life in the world’s largest river island before it loses the title. Cruises on luxury vessels […]

Bengaluru: Students sell pakodas in convocation robes to protest PM Modi’s comments on employment

Bengaluru: Students sell pakodas in convocation robes to protest PM Modi’s comments on employment

NEW DELHI: In an apparent protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments on employment in the country, college students in Bengaluru donning convocation robes sold ‘pakodas’ to passersby on Sunday ahead of the PM’s rally there. They were later taken into custody by the city police. The students were protesting against PM Modi’s recent remarks that selling […]

Republic Day Celebration at Arya Samaj of Greater Houston

Republic Day Celebration at Arya Samaj of Greater Houston

HOUSTON: January 28, last Sunday witnessed remarkable celebration of India’s Republic Day at the Arya Samaj Greater Houston by coming together of the star performers of its both the schools, DAV Montessori and DAV Sanskriti School. The Sunday assembly heard the talk by Acharyaji encompassing the Vedic concept of nation building and the role of its citizenry. […]

Holding a Mirror on India’s Education. We Need a Revolution!

Holding a Mirror on India’s Education. We Need a Revolution!

By Bhamy V. Shenoy HOUSTON: Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts in India have the maximum number of professional colleges per capita in India. In addition to being the cradle of banking, these districts are a cradle of private professional colleges (17 engineering and 8 medical). However when it comes to standard of education, they cannot […]

Meaningful Productivity

Meaningful Productivity

By Ravali Bhavaraju HOUSTON: On January 13, high school students of the Youth Development Leadership Program had the honor of meeting Dr. Arun Pasrija at CHR Solutions. Dr. Pasrija is the President and CEO of CHR Solutions, a leading, full service provider of technology services and software solutions to communication service providers across the U.S. […]

Foundation for India Studies Participates in 24th Annual MLK Grand Parade for Seventh Year in a Row

Foundation for India Studies Participates in 24th Annual MLK Grand Parade for Seventh Year in a Row

By Pranav Konduri & Shravya Aparasu HOUSTON: On an unexpectedly clear weather day of fifteenth of January 2018 thousands of Houstonians came together in Midtown Houston to celebrate a momentous occasion, Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday. FIS joined the parade to honor a great man who adopted Mahatma Gandhi’s principles of non-violence in his struggle […]

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