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14th BANA Academic Fest Held on August 13

14th BANA Academic Fest Held on August 13

HOUSTON: Bihar Association of North America (BANA), a non-profit organization based in Houston, TX, USA hosted 14th edition of Academic Fest on Saturday, August 13th, 2011 at the Houston Community College campus in Stafford, TX. More than 100 students from 1st through 12th grade participated in the primary, elementary, middle, and high school sections in […]

Khators Become Grandparents

Khators Become Grandparents

HOUSTON: Dr. Renu Khator, Chancellor and President of University of Houston and her husband Dr. Suresh Khator just became grandparents this past Thursday, August 18. Their daughter Pooja Parks and her husband Derin Parks became proud parents to Kai (a Hawaiian name that means “Ocean”) Khator Parks in Sarasota, Florida.  

Sunil Pai : A Profile of Academic Excellence

Sunil Pai :  A Profile of Academic Excellence

By Jay Kabad HOUSTON: A few days ago the headline on page one in Houston’s leading newspaper read “Aggies to desert the big 12 and move to the SEC”. We see similar headlines all the time (including the headlines for the hot dog eating competition!). There is hardly a mention of the achievements of young […]

YLDP Opens Up Young Eyes to a World of Possibilities

YLDP Opens Up Young Eyes to a World of Possibilities

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It was a graduation ceremony with flair. Instead of marching up to a stage in a gown and mortarboard hat to receive a certificate, these graduates walked up to the podium in dark suits and dresses and quite literally spoke their minds. Or more appropriately, spoke about their experience and mental […]

The 2011 MetLife South Asian Spelling Bee Champion Announced

The 2011 MetLife South Asian Spelling Bee Champion Announced

Narahari Bharadwaj of Plano, TX, correctly spelled the word ‘schindylesis’ during the 2011 South Asian Spelling Bee Finals to clinch the title of National Champion. During the event on August 12, which was taped live for broadcast on Sony Entertainment Television, Narahari Bharadwaj along with 19 other finalists competed for the title. Stuti Mishra from […]

IACF Paves the Way for the Brightest with $18K Scholarships

IACF Paves the Way for the Brightest with $18K Scholarships

By JAWAHAR MALHOTRA HOUSTON: Just in time for the going-back-to-school season, nine of the brightest and talented students in the desi community in the Bayou City got a jump start on their college years this past week. They were the latest recipients of the annual scholarships that the Indo American Charity Foundation has been bestowing […]

In Their Own Words, A History of Desis in the Bayou City

In Their Own Words, A History of Desis in the Bayou City

There are faces I remember/All my life, though some have changed. Some forever, not for better/Some are gone, and some remain. All these places had their moments/With lovers and friends I still can recall. Some are dead and some are living/ In my life, I’ve love them all. “In my life”, The Beatles, 1965   By […]

Sudesh Khurana Memorial Scholarship Awarded by Punjabi Culture Club

Sudesh Khurana Memorial Scholarship  Awarded by Punjabi Culture Club

HOUSTON: The Punjabi Culture Club of Houston announced the winner of its Third Annual Swadesh Hurana Memorial Scholarship at a function held recently. The winner is Sajani Patel, a recent graduate of Cypress Woods High School in Cy-Fair Independent School District. She came in first among her graduating class of 677. Sajani has been extremely […]

Another Successful Year of Hindu Heritage Youth Camp

Another Successful Year of Hindu Heritage Youth Camp

By Rupak Gandhi & Sarang Patel HOUSTON: I will never forget my first high school chemistry exam.  Knowing that I wasn’t a big fan of science and fearful that I wouldn’t be successful, I spent the entire week leading up to the exam creating flashcards to memorize every concept I could and spent all night […]

HCC Trustee Neeta Sane Honored by the Texas House of Representatives

HCC Trustee Neeta Sane Honored by the Texas House of Representatives

HOUSTON: Neeta Sane, Houston Community College trustee for District VII, was honored by the State of Texas House of Representatives in recognition of her service to the community and HCC. The House acknowledged Sane for her efforts to strengthen the college’s capacity to serve as a pathway to higher education and workforce training. Sane has […]

South Asian Spelling Bee Houston-Dallas Winners

South Asian Spelling Bee Houston-Dallas Winners

HOUSTON: The 2011 MetLife South Asian Spelling Bee continued its 10 city tour this past weekend with two events in the Dallas & Houston areas. With a huge turnout this year as well, the bee attracted some top talent as well as young and new spellers that competed for the coveted prizes and titles. “This […]

Bala Vihar 2011 Graduation at Chinmaya Prabha

Bala Vihar 2011 Graduation at Chinmaya Prabha

By Uma Aggarwal HOUSTON: Chinmaya Mission Houston proudly celebrated the graduation of 30 Bala Vihar students on June 12 in a special ceremony that honored both their scholastic achievements and their committed learning of Hindu scriptures and Indian culture. One of the crowning moments in this year’s graduation was when one of the graduates, Dev […]

Neurofeedback: Sounds like Science Fiction?

Neurofeedback: Sounds like  Science Fiction?

SUGAR LAND: In the 21st century, there has been a change in the way people take care of themselves, and many are taking a more proactive role in managing their health for their own overall wellbeing. Neurofeedback enhances these efforts to increase physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual wellness. Here in Sugar Land, Dr. Anand Vyas […]

YLDP Session on Art and Culture

YLDP Session on Art and Culture

HOUSTON: The seventh session of Youth Leadership Development Program focusing on Art and Culture was held at the Kiva Hall, University of Houston. During this session, the YLDP students had the pleasure of meeting two prominent members of the Indian community, Rathna Kumar and best-selling author Chitra Divakaruni, who are known for their immense talent […]

DAV Montessori School Celebrates Graduation Day

DAV Montessori School Celebrates Graduation Day

HOUSTON: May 15 was a memorable day for the little graduates of DAV Montessori School (DAVMS) as they walked across the stage in their sky blue graduation caps and gowns to receive their graduation certificates from Chief Guests Jugal and Raj Malani. The entire Arya Samaj Greater Houston complex was teeming with students and their […]

Ekal Launches Sustainable Farming Program in Rural India

Ekal Launches Sustainable Farming Program in Rural India

HOUSTON: The Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation, a non-profit service organization supporting education and village development in rural India, is proud to announce a pilot program engineered to introduce self-sustaining farming practices to impoverished villages in the Indian states of Orissa and Maharashtra. The two trial phases of the Vermi Compost Project are being financed by North […]

Fort Bend Student Wins Houston PBS Spelling Bee

Workforce Summit to Highlight Growth Opportunities for Businesses

HOUSTON: As a continuation of the successful Workforce Summit series initiated by HCC Trustee Neeta Sane, District VII, the next summit will be hosted in joint partnership with the Brays Oaks Management District.