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Pratishtha (Eva) Sharma is Valedictorian of Clear Horizons Early College High School

Pratishtha (Eva) Sharma is Valedictorian of Clear Horizons Early College High School

Pratishtha (Eva) Sharma graduated as the “Valedictorian” of Clear Horizons Early College High School (CHECHS) of Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD) and also received her Associate Degree from San Jacinto College. Although she graduated college at seventeen, she was one of San Jac’s few students to graduate with a perfect 4.0 GPA. At Clear […]

Osmania University Vice Chancellor’s Visit at a ‘Fun Raiser’

Osmania University Vice Chancellor’s Visit at a ‘Fun Raiser’

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Everybody expected Harinath Medi to deliver a welcome address to the members of the Osmania University Alumni Association Houston who came to the dinner reception last Sunday evening, But nobody expected him to carry off the opening monologue with hilarious couplets in his rusty Hindustani, with approving “wah, wahs” and “shabash” […]

Arya Samaj of Greater Houston (ASGH) 2022 DAVSS School Graduation

Arya Samaj of Greater Houston (ASGH) 2022 DAVSS School Graduation

HOUSTON: Sunday May 15, was another milestone in the history of Arya Samaj Greater Houston (ASGH) which runs the DAV Sanskriti School (DAVSS). Children from K to grade 12 join for some 35 Sundays during the year where ASGH volunteers lead the classes on the Universal Living Values of Sanatan (Vedic-Hindu) Dharma. Grades 9 to […]

Special Bala Vihar Graduation Day at Chinmaya Mission Houston

Special Bala Vihar Graduation Day at Chinmaya Mission Houston

By Shalini Somaraj HOUSTON: May 15th marked a day of great joy and renewal at the beautiful Chinmaya Prabha in Houston.  Chinmaya Mission families, Acharyas, BalaVihar teachers and volunteers assembled in Smrti Hall for the Special BalaVihar Graduation Ceremony after a period of two years. The Chinmaya Mission BalaVihar Graduation Day is a culmination of […]

Puranik Foundation Flourishes at Inaugural Lotus Innovation Awards Gala

Puranik Foundation Flourishes at Inaugural Lotus Innovation Awards Gala

HOUSTON: The Puranik Foundation flourished at the Inaugural Lotus Innovation Awards Gala on Thursday, April 28, 2022, with three generations of women who share a mission of providing educational opportunities that open minds, stimulate holistic perspectives and inspire transformation. The Puranik Foundation and more than 400 guests celebrated the first The Energy Project, a semester-long […]

Vatsal Sharda’s Journey as Robotics Champion

Vatsal Sharda’s Journey as Robotics Champion

HOUSTON: Vatsal Sharda, a sixth grader and his First Lego League (FLL) Challenge team – TechBlaze won the 1st place Champions award with the highest Robot Score in Texas Regionals. They will now compete at the FLL World Championship against the best teams from the USA and across the world. Kavita Sharda, Coach of the […]

Instructive Dodumentary: “Such is Life”

Instructive Dodumentary: “Such is Life”

SUGAR LAND: Imagine not knowing what and where your assets are at the most vulnerable time of your life. Suddenly you are thrown from the denial stage to absolute reality when a spouse is gone. This short film – Such is Life – opens your eyes to the importance of arranging financial and legal affairs […]

Artistic Talent Pays Off with Rodeo Art Scholarship

Artistic Talent Pays Off with Rodeo Art Scholarship

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Never in her dreams did she imagine that an interest in painting that started in the backroom classes at Hobby Lobby in 3rd grade would get her so much recognition. But the persistency with which she built up her brush strokes and an eye for color and capturing how light falls […]

YLDP Students Learn about Defining Strategic Leadership

YLDP Students Learn about Defining Strategic Leadership

By Prisha Menon HOUSTON: When we think about the process of growing a plant, we gravitate immediately towards the factors that are necessary to help the plant prosper in its selective environment. Though certain areas can only provide specific resources, through natural selection, only a few are able to survive. Like these plants, we humans […]

Wadhwanis Endow Lone Star College Scholarship

Wadhwanis Endow Lone Star College Scholarship

CYPRESS: After nearly two decades of support for the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program at Lone Star College-CyFair, Ishu and Ashok Wadhwani will now provide a financial helping hand with an endowment scholarship. The Wadhwanis, who owned two successful companies specializing in geospatial systems integration and data management services for more than 35 years, said LSC-CyFair’s GIS associate degree program has become […]

Ashwin Rao: Eagle Scout from Village School

Ashwin Rao: Eagle Scout from Village School

HOUSTON: Ashwin Rao, a sophomore from The Village School, a private pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade school located in the Energy Corridor, has developed a passion for robotics. He enjoys it so much that he wanted to make sure students in three of Houston’s underprivileged schools had the same opportunity and access to robotics as he did. […]

College Scholarships from Southwestern National Bank

College Scholarships from Southwestern National Bank

HOUSTON: Southwestern National Bank Scholarship Program is funded by Southwestern National Bank (Member FDIC) to recognize and assist outstanding high school graduates reduce the financial burden for college. Southwestern National Bank Scholars are selected based on their financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement. Each year a total of $5,000.00 will be awarded to five […]

Anjali Agrawal: Presidential Scholar Candidate

Anjali Agrawal: Presidential Scholar Candidate

HOUSTON: Anjali Agrawal, a graduating senior at Harmony School of Innovation – Sugar Land, has been named a candidate in the 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in the year 2022. Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program is one […]

Robotics in Teach for America via Teacher Faiza Qazi

Robotics in Teach for America via Teacher Faiza Qazi

HOUSTON: As a first-year teacher, Faiza Qazi wanted to inspire and challenge her middle school students at Hartman Middle School in Houston Independent School District. Without any prior knowledge or experience, she set out to create a curriculum that focused on robotics and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) – the first of its kind […]

Masterchef Christine Ha Inspires Pratham Luncheon Audience

Masterchef Christine Ha Inspires Pratham Luncheon Audience

HOUSTON: An afternoon of storytelling by a blind chef and restaurateur brought smiles and inspiration to a Houston crowd at the end of a difficult year around the world. The Indian-American community came together on December 9, 2021, at the Pratham Houston luncheon to celebrate resilience and learning for children in India. The highlight of […]

Milestone for University of Houston Tamil Studies Chair

Milestone for University of Houston Tamil Studies Chair

Houston: Thursday, November 11, 2021 is another historic day for the Tamilians living in Texas and specifically in the Houston Metropolitan area. On this day, the Houston Tamil Studies Chair Inc. (HTSC), a Texas non-profit corporation with a primary purpose of setting up a Tamil Studies Chair at the University of Houston (UH), made the […]

Campaign for School to be Named after Sonal Bhuchar

Campaign for School to be Named after Sonal Bhuchar

Sugar Land: A social media campaign is underway for a Fort Bend School to be named after Sonal Bhuchar. After her long association with the Fort Bend Education Foundation, Bhuchar was elected to the Fort Bend ISD board of trustees and she served as the board president as well before her untimely passing in 2019. […]

Sonal Shah: New Fellow at the University of Chicago

Sonal Shah: New Fellow at the University of Chicago

Chicago: On March 1, 2021, the University of Chicago Center for Effective Government (CEG), based at the the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, welcomed its first cohort of four Senior Practitioner Fellows—Liza Goitein, Jennifer Horn, Natalie Y. Moore, and Sonal Shah (AB’90)—who will advance the work of reform as part of the […]

Dr. Jaya Raman Publishes His Autobiography

Dr. Jaya Raman Publishes His Autobiography

Houston: Dr. Jay K. Raman has published an autobiography describing his early life in Kerala and his subsequent life and career in Houston. The book also covers his personal philosophy of life, religion and spirituality The title of this book, From the Land of Spice to the Land of Oil, aptly describes the book. It […]

UH Receives $5 Million to Combat HIV/AIDS

UH Receives $5 Million to Combat HIV/AIDS

Houston: A University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work research center working to eradicate the underlying serious and systemic challenges that contribute to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Southern United States has received $5 million in renewal funding from biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences, Inc. to facilitate the continuation of its impactful work. Led by […]

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