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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 […]

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 […]

How to Make the Most Out of the Second Half of the School Year

How to Make the Most Out of the Second Half of the School Year

A guide to turning grades around before summer for students that struggled the first half of the year It’s that time of year again, the time when we look internally and consider what we can do to make sure we are set up for a great year ahead. While this is a great time for […]

Avoiding Brain Drain During the Holidays

Avoiding Brain Drain During the Holidays

HOUSTON: While it’s easy to be envious of students who are off of school for an extended break during the holidays, these few weeks should not be a complete escape from learning.  For younger children who are still adjusting to the school schedule, taking a few weeks off of school and lessons can set students […]

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