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Baal Ki Dukaan: A Punjabi Girl’s Toxic Relationship With Body Hair

Baal Ki Dukaan: A Punjabi Girl’s Toxic Relationship With Body Hair

By Kusha Kapila It was 2015. I had set out on an impossible journey, one that involved hunting down a posh salon in South Goa. The previous night, my bestie had announced, “We are going to Goa!” I shot her down immediately. “There’s no way! I am not waxed,” I cried. While most would dismiss […]

Gangaur festival and its significance

Gangaur festival and its significance

This festival is all about honouring Goddess Gauri or Parvati, and celebrating marriage and love. In this fiesta, both married and unmarried women take part in the festivities in full enthusiasm. As for the locals, Goddess Parvati represents perfection and marital love, this festival holds a lot of importance for them. The festival also marks […]

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 […]

IRCTC puts stop on online booking of i-tickets March 1 onwards

IRCTC puts stop on online booking of i-tickets March 1 onwards

The railways in India are taking firm steps towards being eco-friendly, and the recent move taken by the IRCTC proves that the Indian Railways is taking the green initiative seriously. Beginning March 1, the IRCTC has stopped selling i-Tickets via its website. In 2002, the IRCTC initiated a new facility which allowed travellers to book […]

Sure, Water can help in Weight loss but so can dehydration! Here’s the science

Sure, Water can help in Weight loss but so can dehydration! Here’s the science

First things first, this technique is not for everyone. If you are looking forward to weight loss and want quick results, this is not for you. Weight loss through dehydration is for athletes and professionals who want to lose water weight for an advantage in sports and competitions. Now, what is the science behind it […]

Delhi’s IGIA adjudged best airport in the world

Delhi’s IGIA adjudged best airport in the world

NEW DELHI: Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has been adjudged as the best airport in the world according to the latest Airport Service Quality (ASQ) 2017 rankings released by the Airports Council International, helping it overtake Incheon in South Korea which was ranked number one last year. The airport has been ranked number one […]

Health Alert: 6 rare diseases you must know about

Health Alert: 6 rare diseases you must know about

With a leading Bollywood actor’s cryptic tweet about suffering from a ‘rare disease’ going viral, his fans have become curious about actor’s illness. Meanwhile, the actor has decided to maintain privacy about his health condition and has also requested people not to speculate about his illness. Though we hope he gets well really soon, for […]

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 […]

Unique Holi traditions in North, East, West and South of India

Unique Holi traditions in North, East, West and South of India

Holi is a festival of colour, and Holi 2018 will be no different. This is one aspect of the festival that we are completely aware of. But what is fascinating about India is the mix of language, music, dialect, clothes and almost everything. So the same goes with the Holi festival too. The way it […]

Hate double chin? Do these 7 exercises to get rid of it in 30 days!

Hate double chin? Do these 7 exercises to get rid of it in 30 days!

Who doesn’t want that prominent jawline? And to our good-luck, enhancing your cheekbones and shedding of that extra fat from your face is much easier than what you thought. After 25, your skin starts to deteriorate no matter what product you use. Doing facial exercises is the key to look younger. Also, if you hate […]

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 […]

In kids’ DNA, study hunts link between their health and what their mothers ate years ago

In kids’ DNA, study hunts link between their health and what their mothers ate years ago

What a woman eats before and after her pregnancy is important for a healthy infant. Increasing evidence shows that nutritional interventions do make a difference. Just how that happens is now the subject of a multi-country study that aims to identify this link from maternal diet – through changes in DNA methylation – to later […]

Dare to ride this nine-story tall slide created by Belgian artist in Miami?

Dare to ride this nine-story tall slide created by Belgian artist in Miami?

Don’t most of us love going on swings and slides? And if we don’t have time for it, isn’t it a pleasure to see the little ones enjoying themselves as they slide down? Be it the simple slides found in children parks or the thrilling water slides in amusement parks — the rides are, more […]

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 […]

Daksha Shah’s Deeper Connect with God, Yoga!

Daksha Shah’s Deeper Connect with God, Yoga!

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: After waving her younger child off to college, Daksha Shah, then 40, took a decision that would change her “perspective on life” and give it a purpose. With husband Dinesh Shah’s whole hearted encouragement, she went to India and enrolled in a 6 month rigorous yoga course at the SVYASA Institute […]

Researchers develop virtual cancer tissue biobank

Researchers develop virtual cancer tissue biobank

SYDNEY: Australian researchers said on Monday that they have developed the first virtual platform of its kind for storing 3D copies of human cancer tissues, providing what they say is a novel way for accessing information to help treat the disease. “The Virtual Biobank will digitise and help speed up the process of accessing vital […]

Dubai makes record for housing world’s tallest hotel, yet again

Dubai makes record for housing world’s tallest hotel, yet again

Dubai has announced the opening of the “world’s new tallest hotel” — a shining Gevora Hotel, which stands 356m tall with 75 storeys. Interestingly, the building is within the view of its predecessor, Dubai’s JW Mariott Marquis, which has been pipped by just a metre. According to The National, an Emirati daily, the hotel opens to […]

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 […]