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Counselors Prepare for 40th Anniversary Hindu Youth Camp

Counselors Prepare for 40th Anniversary Hindu Youth Camp

              By Maya Harpavat and Nitika Veludandi HOUSTON: This year marks the 40th Anniversary of HHYC (Hindu Heritage Youth Camp), a week-long summer camp led by young adults around the Houston area. HHYC, affectionately known as “the best 5 days of the year” is unique in how it’s able […]

Houston Celebrates Rich History of Yoga by Honouring Eminent Teachers

Houston Celebrates Rich History of Yoga by Honouring Eminent Teachers

HOUSTON: SVYASA in collaboration with Hindus of Greater Houston (HGH) organized a special event to honor eminent yoga teachers based in Houston, Texas on June 29th, 2024, at VPSS Haveli Honorable Consulate General of India, Mr. D. C. Manjunath, expressed his joy for Houston organizing over 30 events, which concluded a series of activities commemorating […]

10th International Day of Yoga (IDY) Celebrations in Houston

10th International Day of Yoga (IDY) Celebrations in Houston

By Thara Narasimhan HOUSTON: One of the most significant events blending with summer solstice, the longest day of the year is the International Day of Yoga. (IDY) Yoga invites people from around the world to come together in their communities for yoga sessions.. IDY aims to raise awareness leading to a stress-free life, tranquility of […]

SPD: Smartphone Dependency

SPD: Smartphone Dependency

By Bhupinder Singh SPD is not a common acronym but at the rate at which we all are becoming dependent on our phones, this name should become a common acronym in future. The reason for the phenomenal growth of smartphones and making us dependent on them are its convenience, great camera features/functions, easy applications’ installations, […]

Southwestern National Bank Selects 19th Consecutive Year Scholars

Southwestern National Bank Selects 19th Consecutive Year Scholars

HOUSTON: Southwestern National Bank has selected its 19th consecutive year Scholars.  This year, the bank expanded the number of scholarship recipients from five to six to broaden the opportunities for deserving students and impact another individual’s life positively by providing them with resources and support to pursue their educational goals. Each winner will be awarded […]

DAV Montessori & Elementary School Celebrates Annual Day & Class of 2024

DAV Montessori & Elementary School Celebrates Annual Day & Class of 2024

HOUSTON: Students, parents, teachers, and volunteers of DAV Montessori & Elementary School (DAVMES), and members and well-wishers of Arya Samaj Greater Houston (ASGH) met to celebrate a year of learning. It was also time to celebrate the Class of 2024 (Grade 5 students, now moving to Middle School). The graduating students along with their parents […]

Youth Leadership Development Program (YLDP) Celebrates Graduation

Youth Leadership Development Program (YLDP) Celebrates Graduation

HOUSTON: The Youth Leadership Development Program (YLDP) of Houston, a non-profit organization established in 2007 for Indo-American youth, recently held its graduation ceremony. The organization offers a comprehensive curriculum that includes classroom sessions, service projects, volunteering, networking events, meant to provide students with real-world industry experiences and opportunities. The ceremony commenced with an encouraging message […]

Hat trick for DAV Montessori & Elementary School

Hat trick for DAV Montessori & Elementary School

By Arti Khanna HOUSTON: DAVMES celebrates the exceptional winners who clinched the PSIA State Championship trophy for the Elementary division …third year in a row! May 9: The air was filled with excitement as Doug Ray delivered the trophy to the school. 14 students participated, and DAVMES team triumphed with an astounding 9 first-place medals, […]

Texas A&M Professor Reddy Appointed Editor of Experimental Neurology

Texas A&M Professor Reddy Appointed Editor of Experimental Neurology

COLLEGE STATION, Texas: NRI Scientist Dr. Samba Reddy, Regents Professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics and Director of the Institute of Pharmacology and Neurotherapeutics at Texas A&M University School of Medicine, has been appointed as the Editor of Experimental Neurology, a prestigious international medical journal. Experimental Neurology, renowned for its focus on […]

UH Petroleum Engineering Research Team Helps Oil Companies Increase Production and Reduce Carbon Footprint

UH Petroleum Engineering Research Team Helps Oil Companies Increase Production and Reduce Carbon Footprint

By Pramod Kulkarni, Editor HOUSTON: The world may be transitioning towards clean energy sources such as wind and solar, but we still need higher volumes of oil and gas production to fulfill the energy demands of a growing global population. Furthermore, to minimize the impact on the environment, the oil and gas industry must produce […]

REACH Can Help Indo-Americans with Mental Illness

REACH Can Help Indo-Americans with Mental Illness

By Ranjana Vadhva Bedi HOUSTON: Mental Illness diagnosis and treatment has made considerable progress in the last decade but remains a taboo topic in the Indo-American (IA) community. Propelled by reports of an increase in mental illness in the IA community and a perceived reluctance among community members to openly discuss mental health issues, four […]

YLDP Student Article: ‘What Does Leadership Teach Me?’

YLDP Student Article: ‘What Does Leadership Teach Me?’

By Riya Shenoy Leadership is a multifaceted journey filled with valuable lessons learned from various sources. Throughout my time at YLDP, I’ve gained insights into leadership through the pages of the HBR book and engaging discussions with guest speakers. One crucial lesson I have grasped is the importance of proactivity, a point highlighted by Judge […]

Panel on Health Issues Disproportionately Affecting South Asians

Panel on Health Issues Disproportionately Affecting South Asians

  SUGAR LAND: Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation recently hosted a roundtable discussion titled, “Health Issues Facing the South Asian American Community,” on April 18. Attended by nearly 70 members of the Houston South Asian community, the Houston Methodist event sparked a dialogue that could help change these health challenges for current and future generations. Diseases […]

DAV Montessori & Elementary School Students Shine in Texas Rodeo Art Competition 2024

DAV Montessori & Elementary School Students Shine in Texas Rodeo Art Competition 2024

By Arti Khanna HOUSTON: DAV Montessori & Elementary School (DAVMES) hosted students, parents and well-wishers on Friday February 12 for the Family Nite gathering. Activities included games, toy-train ride for kids, fundraising through an auction sale of items which engaged the creative skills of teachers, and mouth-watering savories and food. Texas Rodeo Art Competition 2024 […]

India Off the Beaten Track: Walking Back through Time — Mysteries of Konkan

India Off the Beaten Track: Walking Back through Time — Mysteries of Konkan

By Shashishekhar Gavai The Konkan region of Maharashtra offers many attractions: secluded beaches, lagoons ringed with coconut palms and mangroves, lonely roads winding through forested hills, seafood, and other culinary delights, delectable ‘hapus’ mangoes and great sea forts standing guard over the coast like ancient sentinels. I have written about these in an earlier piece […]

Gandhi Museum Hosts Students from the Principal Religious Educational Center

Gandhi Museum Hosts Students from the Principal Religious Educational Center

HOUSTON: Stepping inside the museum on Saturday, February 24, 2024, the students were immediately immersed in a world of history and inspiration, surrounded by exhibits showcasing the life and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi alongside those of other influential figures such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Nelson Mandela, Malala Yousafzai and others who dedicated their lives […]

Significance of Bindi Day Taught at Pin Oak Middle School

Significance of Bindi Day Taught at Pin Oak Middle School

HOUSTON: In the multi-cultural, diverse city that Houston has become, there is a growing demand for teaching second-generation young kids the language and cultures of their parents and grandparents. The Houston Independent School District has taken steps in that direction by opening the Immersive Chinese School off Westheimer and Sage and now the Hindi program […]

IIT Kharagpur Honors Mahamahopadhyaya Bhadreshdas Swami of B.A.P.S Swaminarayan Sanstha and Sundar Pichai with D.Sc. Degrees

IIT Kharagpur Honors Mahamahopadhyaya Bhadreshdas Swami of B.A.P.S Swaminarayan Sanstha and Sundar Pichai with D.Sc. Degrees

KHARAGPUR, INDIA – In a significant event celebrating academic and professional excellence, the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur) has conferred honorary Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) degrees upon four distinguished individuals: Mahamahopadhyaya Bhadreshdas Swami of the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, Mr. Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet Inc., Mr. Ajit Jain, Vice Chairman, Insurance Operations at […]

Pin Oak Middle School’s Hindi Club Celebrates its First Diwali Program

Pin Oak Middle School’s Hindi Club Celebrates its First Diwali Program

HOUSTON: USA’s first Hindi and Culture of India department and its Hindi club at the platinum-rated Pin Oak Middle School celebrated their first Diwali (festival of lights) program in style in the school’s auditorium. Huge crowd of students, their parents and Indian community leaders of Houston, including ABC news reporter Pooja Lodhiya, were in attendance. […]

FIS Lecture on South Asian Migration to East Africa

FIS Lecture on South Asian Migration to East Africa

HOUSTON: TSU presented the second India Studies program Lecture at the Texas Southern University on  Nov.2nd.2023. The program  which was sponsored by the Foundation for India Studies (FIS). Dr. Laura Fair, Author and Prof. of Middle Eastern and African Studies in Columbia University flew from New York to present the Lecture in the School of […]

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