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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 […]

Cooking up Math Skills During Thanksgiving Celebrations

Cooking up Math Skills During Thanksgiving Celebrations

Thanksgiving is a time when friends and family have the opportunity to spend quality time together, gathered around the table for the holiday. While students are usually excited to have a few days off of school, learning doesn’t have to stop during this extended time off! There are several ways to incorporate math skills and […]

Five Ideas for Bringing Learning into Halloween Activities

Five Ideas for Bringing Learning into Halloween Activities

Best in Class Education Center Shares Ways to Create Learning Opportunities out of the Spooky Holiday HOUSTON: Once again, autumn came quickly this year, and Halloween is already sneaking up on us. While candy and costumes take center stage during the fall holiday, there are a number of ways that parents can help their kids […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 18

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 18

The story thus far…After the defeat of Japan in August 1945, Britain agreed to a planned withdrawal from India. All through his life Gandhi had worked for unity between Hindus and Muslims, without much success. There was a large section of nationalist Muslim in the Congress but leaders of the Muslim League were drifting further […]

Best in Class Education Center Celebrates its 50th Nationwide Opening

Best in Class Education Center Celebrates its 50th Nationwide Opening

HOUSTON: Founded with the mission to “Give the Gift of a Lifetime” to K-12 students nationwide, Best in Class Education Center, an unmatched education enrichment franchise with programs focusing on math and English, has a lot to celebrate this school year. From opening in new states throughout the country to expanding within existing states, Best […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 17: Wheels of Independence are Set in Motion

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 17: Wheels of Independence are Set in Motion

The story thus far….The war in Europe was having an impact in India. The Congress Working Committee found itself unable to accept in its entirety Gandhi’s attitude to the war. In particular, they would not accept his view that the defense of India should not depend on the armed forces. Congress leaders met on several […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 16: Visit, Programs of Prince of Wales are Boycotted

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 16: Visit, Programs of Prince of Wales are Boycotted

The story thus far…During the latter part of 1920 Gandhi advocated a triple boycott. He wanted an absolute boycott of the Government and all government institutions, including schools, colleges, and courts. If the people were free of these they could easily have their own schools, colleges, and courts, and the power of the British would […]

THE STORY OF GANDHI

THE STORY OF GANDHI

Gandhi’s Arrest Creates Sensation Worldwide – Part 14 The story thus far…Newspaper reporters from all over the world were there to report the progress of the Gandhi’s satyagraha. The march ended on April 5 at Dandi village. Gandhi and his selected followers went to the sea shore and broke the salt law by picking up […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 13

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 13

The story thus far…It was announced that a meeting was to be held in a garden called Jallianwala Bagh, to protest against the government’s actions. General Dyer took no measures to prevent the meeting. He reached the place soon after the meeting began and he took with him armored cars and troops. Without giving any […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 12

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 12

The Story thus far…A separate institution named Satyagraha Sabha was formed with headquarters in Bombay. There were agitations everywhere against the Rowlatt Committee’s report. But the government was determined to implement the Rowlatt recommendations and in 1919, the Rowlatt Bill was introduced. When the bill was debated in India’s Legislative Chamber, Gandhi attended as a […]

Six Tips for Making the Most of the End of Summer & Preparing for School to Start

Six Tips for Making the Most of the End of Summer & Preparing for School to Start

HOUSTON: It’s natural to cherish the summer months; the weather is nice, the days are longer and your child is on vacation. With the season starting to wind down, it is important to seize any opportunity you can to prepare for the return of the school year. Best in Class Education Center helps K-12 students […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 11

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 11

The story thus far…For two years Gandhi traveled extensively in India and had talked at different places. His interest first centered on the problem of indentured labor where poor, ignorant laborers were enticed away from India to work in the British colonies. He disapproved of this system in South Africa, fought it there, and he […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 9: Gandhi Invites Untouchable Family in Ashram

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 9: Gandhi Invites Untouchable Family in Ashram

The story thus far….Gandhi permitted a lower caste family to reside at the ashram that he established at Ahmedabad. He met with much opposition. He also amazed and angered the British officers, upper-class Indians, and friends gathered at a foundation stone laying ceremony at Banaras University by speaking out against usage of the English language […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 9: Gandhi invites untouchable family to ashram

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 9: Gandhi invites untouchable family to ashram

The story thus far….Gandhi went to Rajkot and Porbandar to meet his relatives and then went on to Shantiniketan. There Gandhi met poet laureate Rabindranath Tagore for the first time, as well as C. F. Andrews. Andrews, who came to India as an Anglican priest in 1904, was one of the very few people respected […]