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Arya Samaj of Greater Houston Celebrates its 18th Sthapana Divas

Arya Samaj of Greater Houston Celebrates its 18th Sthapana Divas

BY MAHI TOMAR HOUSTON: Over the weekend of April 6-7, Arya Samaj of Greater Houston celebrated its 28th Sthapana Divas. Arya Samaj was found by Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati on April 10, 1875, in Mumbai. Arya Samaj Greater Houston was founded in by Shri Ram Chand Mahajan to establish a center where families could meet to […]

Rish Oberoi Joins Ekal Vidyalaya Houston as Zonal Development Director

HOUSTON: Rish Oberoi is excited about joining Ekal Vidyalaya Houston as Zonal Development Director since it involves two of his favorite things. Making a difference and flexing his fundraising skills. As Development Director, Rish’s job involves rallying support from Corporations, strengthening donor base, coordinating with other Ekal Chapters on projects and events and tapping young […]

Div Walia of Dawson HS Takes Top Honors at Scholastic Awards

PEARLAND: Divjot “Div” Walia, a 17-year-old senior at Glenda Dawson High School, in Pearland is one of 16 students recently awarded the Gold Medal Portfolio in the 96th annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The Gold Medal Portfolio is the highest honor in the Awards and comes with a $10,000 scholarship. Walia, a 17-year-old from […]

Yogi Patel to be President of Ekal Houston

Yogi Patel to be President of Ekal Houston

HOUSTON: Yogesh (Yogi) Patel connects easily with people and has a flair for organization – two talents that will serve him well in his new capacity as Ekal’s Houston Chapter President for 2019-20. An inner recognition that he has been “blessed with opportunities in life and is in a position to do something for others” […]

GLUDES Launched to Stave Off a Dearth of Leadership

GLUDES Launched to Stave Off a Dearth of Leadership

BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA SUGAR LAND: As they left the Sweetwater Country Club, they clutched the crisp black and turquoise blue canvas briefcases they had been handed out and discussed the ideas they had just heard in the ballroom. Inside the briefcase was a copy of his second book – Roadmap to Success – by the […]

Southwestern National Bank Scholarship

Southwestern National Bank Scholarship

HOUSTON: Southwestern National Bank Scholarship Program is funded by Southwestern National Bank (Member FDIC) 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 $5,000.00 will be awarded […]

India House/SOS Life-After Series: Seminar Reveals Role of Insurance for Seniors in Retirement

India House/SOS Life-After Series: Seminar Reveals Role of Insurance for Seniors in Retirement

BY PRAMOD KULKARNI HOUSTON: India House and Share Our Secrets Organization (SOS.ORG) conducted a free seminar on one of the most vexing issues faced by the retired and elderly. The seminar was held on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at the India House. Seniors, often, do not realize the gaps that exist in their retirement plans […]

A Readathon Let’s Houston Kids Support Pratham’s Kids

A Readathon Let’s Houston Kids Support Pratham’s Kids

BY RITU NADKARNI HOUSTON: The 2018 Pratham Houston Readathon Award Ceremony was held at Dalip and Manjit Soni’s residence on Sunday, January 27. It was an inspirational evening and showed what a community of readers, parents and supportive adults can do in elevating the confidence of young readers. Manjit Soni welcomed and thanked all the […]

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” […]

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