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The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 4

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 4

Gandhi’s Impact on 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 […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 3

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 […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 2

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 2

Gandhi in England 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 […]

‘Life After’ Seminar Presents Strategies for Sustainable Income in Retirement

‘Life After’ Seminar Presents Strategies for Sustainable Income in Retirement

BY PRAMOD KULKARNI HOUSTON: Among the major milestones in one’s life is retirement. Most retirees and soon-to-be Retiree’s desire to live a healthy and comfortable retired life, travel to exotic places on their bucket list, and spend quality time with family and friends. However, it is natural to feel anxious of whether their life savings […]

Balavihar Class of 2019 Graduates at Chinmaya Prabha

Balavihar Class of 2019 Graduates at Chinmaya Prabha

BY SHALINI SOMRAJ HOUSTON: The cheerful and beautiful morning of May 27th heralded the graduation of 36 Bala Vihar seniors of the Class of 2019 who convened with joy at Chinmaya Smrti Hall with their families and friends, arrayed in resplendent traditional attires and bright colors. The Graduation day started in an auspicious manner in […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 1

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 1

Young Mohandas is Born in 1869 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 […]

Honor for Pratham Houston President Asha Dhume

Honor for Pratham Houston President Asha Dhume

HOUSTON: At the Board meeting on May 29, Pratham Houston President Asha Dhume was presented a plaque by Pratham CFO and Pratham National Board member, Mr. Swatantra Jain in recognition of her hard work, commitment and dedication to the cause of Pratham and for the upliftment of the underprivileged children of India. The entire Board […]

An Inspiring Evening with Rajshree Patel On “The Power of Vital Force”

An Inspiring Evening with Rajshree Patel On “The Power of Vital Force”

HOUSTON: Rajshree Patel, a mind and meditation expert, visited Houston this weekend and delivered a talk titled ‘Defying your Limits’ at Unity of Houston. Over the last 30 years, Rajshree has traveled to more than 35 countries, taught hundreds of thousands of people the power of meditation, mindfulness, breath work and other ancient tools for […]

Indic Forum Offers Unmesa: A Summer Program in India for Teenagers

Indic Forum Offers Unmesa: A Summer Program in India for Teenagers

SUGAR LAND: Indic Forum-Houston organized a presentation, “An Introduction to Unmesa”, on a summer program for kids at Auroville, Pondicherry, India on Tuesday evening, May 28 at the Shirdi Sai Jalaram Mandir in Sugar Land. The Indo American parents of teenage kids watched an interesting introductory presentation of Camp UnmeSa, about a unique immersive learning […]

Save a Life and Jaykay Wealth Advisors Host CPR Certification Class

Save a Life and Jaykay Wealth Advisors Host CPR Certification Class

SUGAR LAND: On Sunday, May 19, 2019, Jaykay Wealth Advisors Inc. sponsored and organized its first annual CPR Certification Class for the public in collaboration with Save a Life, a nonprofit organization. Financial Advisors, Anasuya Kabad and Jay Kabad, recognized that people’s well-being include not only their financial health, but also their physical and emotional […]

Chinmaya Mission Bala Vihar Children Chant the Bhagavad Gita with Utmost Faith

Chinmaya Mission Bala Vihar Children Chant the Bhagavad Gita with Utmost Faith

BY DISHA UDTHA, PHOTO BY RAJESH THATTE HOUSTON: On May 5th, 2019, Chinmaya Mission Houston held their annual Gita Chanting Competition to commemorate the birthday of Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda. It was well-known that Gurudev loved two things the most – children and the Bhagavad Gita. He also felt that children would be more inclined […]

Arya Samaj Houston Celebrates Sanskriti School Graduation Day

Arya Samaj Houston Celebrates Sanskriti School Graduation Day

   HOUSTON: The Sunday School of Arya Samaj Houston, called DAV Sanskriti School has been functioning since the latter’s inception. Its advancement has been a continuous process, at present educating 147 children age 4-13, besides its youth wing AYM (Arya Yuva Mandal) attracting another 40 high schoolers. The Sanskriti School teaches two compulsory subjects – […]

India House /SOS Continues Life After Seminar Series: Sustainable Income in Retirement

India House /SOS Continues Life After Seminar Series: Sustainable Income in Retirement

HOUSTON: Most Retiree and soon-to-be Retiree’s desire to live a healthy and comfortable retired life, travel to exotic places on their bucket list, and spend quality time with family and friends. However, retirees’ may feel anxious of whether their life savings will outlast theirs and their spouse’s lives and whether they are able to leave […]

Durga D. and Sushila Agrawal Engineering Research Building is Dedicated

Durga D. and Sushila Agrawal Engineering Research Building is Dedicated

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: Dr. Durga D. Agrawal, a longtime Houston resident, is well known for giving back to the community particularly to his alma mater – the University of Houston. One 26th April 2019, the University recognized his sizable and generous gift by renaming the Engineering building as the Durga D. and Sushila Agrawal […]

VT Seva Houston Celebrates Earth Day

VT Seva Houston Celebrates Earth Day

By Ranganath Kandala HOUSTON: On Sunday April 21st the Houston Chapter of VT SEVA celebrated its second annual Earth Day Science Fair. Spearheaded by VT Seva Co-Branch Director Swetha Sirivolu, over 85 registrants enrolled to participate in this multifaceted program designed in a competitive format. The fair was open to students from pre-school to 10th […]

YLDP Students Show their Mettle at Graduation Ceremony

YLDP Students Show their Mettle at Graduation Ceremony

  By Dr Sarita Mehta HOUSTON:The Youth Leadership Development Program, celebrated the Graduation Ceremony of the Class of 2019, as well as its10th anniversary on Sunday, 20 April at India House. YLDP, a non- profit organization that helps high school juniors and seniors from the Greater Houston Area, of Indo- American origin, to develop leadership […]

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” […]

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