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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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Six Tips for Traveling with Kids this Summer

Six Tips for Traveling with Kids this Summer

HOUSTON: While summer is the perfect time to take that trip your family has been wanting to go on, traveling with kids can often add a bit of stress to the trip. Away from home and off of the normal schedule and routine, little ones can sometimes act out. In order to keep everyone in […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 2

The Extraordinary Life and  Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 2

Gandhiji’s Story Thus Far… Last week, we read about the birth and youth of the young boy Mohandas who would grow up to be universally revered as the Mahatma. He had an ordinary childhood, went to school, made friends, and got a rude awakening into the dreaded social specter of the caste system. This week, […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi

The Extraordinary Life and  Times of Mahatma Gandhi

  Born more than 130 years ago, the life and times of the man who would grow up to be universally known as The Mahatma, still resonates until today. Mohandas Gandhi had an ordinary childhood in Porbandar, on the coast of Kathiawad in the western state of Gujarat, a loved and pampered son of very […]

How to Make Learning Fun for Children During the Summer

How to Make Learning Fun for Children During the Summer

Summer learning loss, also known as the summer slide, can be detrimental to academic growth for children. After working hard all school year, a few months off from classes can reverse months of learning. While the loss of learning varies from grade level, family income, and subject matter, math and reading skills are often the […]

Earth Day Activities & Learning Opportunities

Earth Day Activities & Learning Opportunities

HOUSTON: Every year on April 22, we celebrate Earth Day and educate ourselves on the ways we can help protect the environment we live in. While reminding ourselves of ways to contribute to planet Earth, it is a great time to also teach your children about their daily impact on the world – and there […]

How to Make Spring Cleaning a Learning Opportunity for Your Student

How to Make Spring Cleaning a Learning Opportunity for Your Student

It’s that time of year again; the time to get rid of unnecessary or unwanted items and deep clean all those nooks and crannies of your home that usually go unaddressed. You’ve taken on spring cleaning year after year, but what you may not realize is the learning opportunities it presents for your student. Teaching […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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