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YLDP: On the Path of Leadership

YLDP: On the Path of Leadership

By Neil Raguthu HOUSTON: During the Youth Leadership Development Program, I began the journey to become a future leader and learned during the multiple session what it means to be a leader. It takes the ability to promote teamwork, to face failure, and sacrifice for the betterment of others. Being a leader isn’t about improving […]

Dash-ing Away to Glory: America’s Smartest Family Announced

Dash-ing Away to Glory: America’s Smartest Family Announced

CHICAGO: This past weekend, Chicago’s very own Dash Family won the coveted title of champions on the first season of Zee TV’s America’s Smartest Family and took home the cash prize of $10,000. “We are super excited to be the winners of America’s Smartest Family. It was our first national TV experience and we enjoyed […]

How to Find the Best Educational Summer Activities for Your Child

How to Find the Best Educational Summer Activities for Your Child

Just because school is out for the summer does not mean learning has to stop for your student. As schools across the country prepare for the long summer break, parents are looking for different ways to keep their children in learning mode. In order to avoid the lag that typically happens between the day schools […]

Celebration of the Indo-American Heritage Set for May 12

Celebration of the Indo-American Heritage Set for May 12

HOUSTON: For the second time in three years, Houston Public Library (HPL) and Foundation for India Studies have once again joined hands to put spotlight on the Indo-Americans and celebrate their Indian heritage. The FIS-HPL Project Team met at Jungman Library on April 30, to work out the details of the event. This year’s celebration will take […]

Judge Sandill Meets YLDP Students

Judge Sandill Meets YLDP Students

By Tarini Kumar HOUSTON: On Saturday, April 7, the students of YLDP met with Honorable Judge Ravi Kumar Sandill at the Harris County Courthouse.  Judge Sandill is the only person of South Asian decent to hold a high-ranking public office in the state of Texas. Judge Sandill was born in Canada to immigrant parents from […]

CRY America’s Annual Volunteer Conference Held in Houston

CRY America’s Annual Volunteer Conference Held in Houston

HOUSTON: CRY, Child Rights & You America Inc, a non-profit that works towards ensuring underprivileged children their basic rights, held their Annual CRYAmerica Volunteer Conference in Houston on April 7 and April 8 at the Four Points by Sheraton Energy Corridor Hotel owned by Juuhi and Prakash Ahuja. It was well attended by volunteers, Action […]

Save A Mother, Celebrating its 10th Anniversary

Save A Mother, Celebrating its 10th Anniversary

HOUSTON: Young mothers die during childbirth in poor countries with limited resources. Rural India has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. In 2008, a group of volunteers joined together in Houston and Chicago to start ‘Save A Mother,’ an organization dedicated to reducing maternal and infant mortality in rural India. What […]

Puranava Culture Fest Showcases India – from Ancient to the Modern

Puranava Culture Fest Showcases India – from Ancient to the Modern

PEARLAND: At a time when most people identify modern India with Bollywood and ancient India with complicated religious practices, the Puranava Children’s Indian Culture Fest brought a fresh experience of both ancient and modern India — the real India with her essentially philosophical underlying way of life coupled with the bright, colorful diversity of her […]

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 […]

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 […]

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” […]

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 […]

Has India’s Time Come for the World Podium? Author Ayres Says “Yes”

Has India’s Time Come for the World Podium? Author Ayres Says “Yes”

By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON:  In 1700, India’s contribution to the world economy was 25%. In his book Inglorious Empire and a debate at the Oxford Union, Shashi Tharoor has eloquently documented how deindustrialization under the British rule led to India’s economic contribution decline to a  mere 4.2% in 1950.  With double-digit GDP growth in recent […]

FIS Lecture Series on India-Israel Relations Features CGs of Both Countries

FIS Lecture Series on India-Israel Relations Features CGs of Both Countries

By Nish Bhan HOUSTON: India House was the venue for a recent discussion of India-Israeli relations in the current geopolitical climate. Held on Sunday, February 18, the event was arranged by the Foundation for India Studies (FIS) under its Distinguished Lecture Series. The distinguished speakers were Gilad Katz, Consul General of Israel in Houston, who […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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