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The world’s best sunset destinations

The world’s best sunset destinations

Sunset has a magic beyond the scientific fact of the sun disappearing behind the horizon and the atmosphere playing up the colours as the earth turns. Memories, farewells and romance cloud your thoughts. And like romance, there’s more to it than just science and scattering air molecules. A wedding planner friend was recently asked where […]

Book Launch Event Benefits Pratham’s Beauty Entrepreneurship Program

Book Launch Event Benefits Pratham’s Beauty Entrepreneurship Program

HOUSTON: Dermatologist and author Dr. Rajani Katta recently released her latest book, on eating for younger skin, at an event held to raise funds for Pratham. At the book launch event held on Friday, April 13, all proceeds from the sale of Glow: The Dermatologist’s Guide to a Whole Foods Younger Skin Diet were donated […]

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 […]

VYASA Houston’s Annual Yoga Retreat 2018

VYASA Houston’s Annual Yoga Retreat 2018

HOUSTON: VYASA-USA (Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana) Houston chapter recently conducted its 6th annual Yoga Retreat from 13 to 15 April in Camp Cho-Yeh near Livingston, an ideal setting for practice and contemplation of the great gift that India has offered to the world – Yoga. Yoga, a scientific way of life crafted by ancient […]

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 […]

Houston Embraces a Vibrant Jamboree of Fine Arts & Culture

Houston Embraces a Vibrant  Jamboree of Fine Arts & Culture

By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON:  “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time”. This famous quote by Thomas Merton is apt as art has the power to mesmerize. Houston’s colorful personality was felicitated by a captivating MFAH Mixed Media event on Friday, April 6. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston […]

The Bollywood Closet Introduces Sabyasachi’s ‘Endless Summer’ Collection to Houston Fashionistas

The Bollywood Closet Introduces Sabyasachi’s ‘Endless Summer’ Collection to Houston Fashionistas

HOUSTON: Indian couturier Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s clothing is synonymous all over the world with style, grace and sophistication. Over the weekend, Atlanta-based The Bollywood Closet (TBC), Sabyasachi’s official retailer in North America, introduced the designer’s ENDLESS SUMMER collection to Houston fashionistas at a private, two-day trunk show hosted by Shamim and Arif Memon at their home in […]

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 […]

Traces of South Asian Heritage in Way Up North in Scotland

Traces of South Asian Heritage in Way Up North in Scotland

By Jawahar Malhotra DUNDEE, SCOTLAND: My first contact with a desi in Scotland was the taxi driver in Dundee who dropped me off around 10 pm to my hotel (Malmaison) in the center of the city. He was an inquisitive type who struck up a conversation and I was only too glad to know more […]

Edinburgh is Laid Out with an Artist’s Eye, Even in Names of Shops

Edinburgh is Laid Out with an Artist’s Eye, Even in Names of Shops

By Jawahar Malhotra EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND: If you are a tourist trying to take in all the sights in this picturesque city, you can surely build up a strong appetite walking around in Edinburgh, not to mention some strong leg muscles too. From the entrance plaza at Edinburgh Castle on the west to Calton Hill on […]

Rohtang Pass opens after BRO clears snow in record time

Rohtang Pass opens after BRO clears snow in record time

Rohtang Pass is cleared of snow in record time and the route to one of the prime tourist hotspots near Manali, Himachal Pradesh is now opened for visitors, and vehicular traffic after four long months. At an altitude of 3,978 m, Rohtang Pass is the gateway to the gorgeous and tribal Lahaul Valley. Commander 38 BRTF […]

World Health Day 2018: This is how you can prevent Cancer even if it runs in your family!

World Health Day 2018: This is how you can prevent Cancer even if it runs in your family!

According to health experts, Cancer can be caused by genetic mutations and its risk can multiply if it runs in your family. Cancer can be caused by abnormal genes that get passed to the next generations by those affected. In such a case, it is not cancer which is inherited but the abnormal genes, which may […]

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 […]

Explore the world of giraffes while staying with them in Kenya!

Explore the world of giraffes while staying with them in Kenya!

Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Kenya is an exclusive boutique hotel set up in 12 acres of land within 140 acres of indigenous forest, the Langata suburb of Nairobi. This boutique hotel offers an extraordinary experience to the travellers by letting them live with giraffes and walk amidst nature across the centre, while feeding the endangered […]

3 most common reasons behind irregular periods

3 most common reasons behind irregular periods

REASONS: The problem of irregular periods is more common than what you think. You will be surprised to know that not some but many women experience irregular periods throughout their reproductive years. According to a 2011 report, published in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, irregular period is a common condition present in up to […]

Taiwan: An emerging destination for intrepid Indian travellers

Taiwan: An emerging destination for intrepid Indian travellers

Those caught up in the hustle bustle of a city life — and craving for someplace pristine, calm and relaxed — will fall in love with Taiwan. But along with its tranquility and peace, there is also the effervescence of a place celebrating its culture and language with aplomb. This small island nation in the […]

Scientists discover link between polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and anxiety

Scientists discover link between polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and anxiety

Children born to mothers with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are at an increased risk of developing anxiety later in life, researchers have discovered. According to the researchers, maternal obesity and androgen excess induce sex-specific anxiety in the offspring. Click here to read more… Credit: indianexpress.com

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 […]