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Go Go Go… Go Pagal… Holi Hai!

Go Go Go… Go Pagal… Holi Hai!

HOUSTON: Ever imagined what it would be like to be on set for a Bollywood Movie Holi Song shoot? It would be just like joining over 16,000 at HOUSTON HOLI 2017. The Festival of Colors exploded all afternoon with bursts of color powder, colored smoke grenades, bubbles, hazers and people of every color, “tere gaal […]

Glitz, Glam & Giving at the 22nd Pratham Houston’s Annual Gala

Glitz, Glam & Giving at the 22nd Pratham Houston’s Annual Gala

“Pratham’s unique, scalable and innovative model of eradicating illiteracy without brick and mortar schools can change the grassroots foundation of India’s children and her youth”. – Ash Shah “Education is the biggest game changer that can take a developing country out of the inevitable cycle of poverty, unemployment and child exploitation and our motto at […]

Daya 2017 Gala: Empowering South Asian Women

Daya 2017 Gala: Empowering South Asian Women

Click here for Photo Collage By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: Domestic violence is wide spread, deeply ingrained and has serious impacts on women’s health and well-being. Realizing this, in 1996, seven friends established Daya Inc., a Houston based non-profit organization that empowers South Asian women and their families who are trying to break the cycle […]

Infused Performs at the Rockets Half Time Show: Fifth Year in a Row

Infused Performs at the Rockets Half Time Show: Fifth Year in a Row

Click here for Photo Collage HOUSTON: With the Houston Rockets team leading in their game against Oklahoma City Thunder (OKC) on March 26, at the Toyota Centre, the crowd was all the more excited and ecstatic for what was in store for them- a Bollywood spectacular. Infused Performing Arts Bollywood Dance Co. & Dance School […]

Chaitra Navratri at Gauri Siddhivinayak Temple of Houston

Chaitra Navratri at Gauri Siddhivinayak Temple of Houston

HOUSTON: Chaitra Navratri is an important Hindu festival that is celebrated over a period of nine days. The festivities begin from the ‘pratipada’ (1st day) till the ‘navami’ (9th day) of the Shukla Paksha (the bright fortnight of moon) during the Hindu month of ‘Chaitra’, which is also the first month of the Hindu calendar […]

“Sewa Dancing Stars” Dazzle Houston with their Scintillating Performances

“Sewa Dancing Stars” Dazzle Houston with their Scintillating Performances

HOUSTON: Sewa International’s power packed dance competition based fundraiser “Sewa Dancing Stars” captivated the Houston dance landscape on Sunday, April 2, at Houston Durgabari. 3 Genres, 4 age groups, 15 dance schools, 20 sponsors, 30 volunteers, 49 performances, 204 participants, 600 attendees and over $25,000 raised by the end of the 7 hour program tell […]

Cricket: India House Premier League Finals

Cricket: India House Premier League Finals

By Ravi Ozarker HOUSTON: What a final! Fans witnessed a keenly fought cricket match at India House Cricket Ground between two strong contenders, Cliff Jumpers Cricket Club (CJCC) and WOM Cricket Club (WOMCC) CJCC batted first and scored 160 runs in 20 overs which is considered a very good score going by the past records […]

America’s Appreciation of $100,000 Contribution to Ian Grillot Overwhelms India House

America’s Appreciation of $100,000 Contribution to Ian Grillot Overwhelms India House

HOUSTON – India House received thousands of messages and positive responses on social media, from Americans throughout the nation in response to its presentation of a $100,000 check to Ian Grillot, hero of the recent Kansas hate crime. “Some of these heartfelt messages came with entirely unsolicited donations in amounts ranging from $5 to $20,” […]

Gonsul General Dr. Anupam Ray’s Leadership Results in Success of the “Make in India” Conference

Gonsul General Dr. Anupam Ray’s Leadership Results in Success of the “Make in India” Conference

HOUSTON: Make in India Conference Chair Jiten Agarwal and Co-Chair Jagdip Ahluwalia attribute the conference’s success to Consul General Dr. Anupam Ray’s leadership. His vision, perspective and constant guidance from identifying acclaimed speakers, suggesting relevant topics to his assistance in inviting the panelists helped make the conference an extremely engaging and informative one, said Agardwal […]

Anticipation Builds for the Ekal Houston Chapter’s 2017 Annual Fundraiser

Anticipation Builds for the Ekal Houston Chapter’s 2017 Annual Fundraiser

HOUSTON: Nothing is quite out of ordinary that Ekal Vidyalaya Houston Chapter will be hosting its annual 2017 fundraiser event on Sunday, May 7, at the University of Houston Cullen Performance Hall. Except, this year’s rendition, titled ‘Ekal Sur Ekal Taal’, will feature a unique musical concert where the audience will experience a medley of […]

Dr. Karun Sreerama: Houston’s Director, Department of Public Works and Engineering

Dr. Karun Sreerama: Houston’s Director, Department of Public Works and Engineering

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: On March 29, the City Council confirmed Dr. Karun Sreerama’s appointment as Houston’s Director, Department of Public Works and Engineering. This culminated a nationwide search for the right candidate but as Chairman David Mincberg succinctly put it, “one name stood out.” The appointment makes Sreerama the first Asian to be appointed […]

Bollywood Shake Crowns Teen, Miss & Mrs Bollywood Pageant USA 2017 from Contestants All Over USA

Bollywood Shake Crowns Teen, Miss & Mrs Bollywood Pageant USA 2017 from Contestants All Over USA

STAFFORD: Bollywood Shake hosted its 5th Annual Bollywood Pageant USA 2017 on March 26, at the Stafford Civic Center. This year’s show under the direction of Pageant Director, Ruchika Dias, was extremely entertaining, glamorous and inspiring. Contestants from all over the United States participated to compete for the coveted titles of Teen, Miss and Mrs […]

108 Lotus Petals Welcome to Celebrate India at Vedic Fair 6 on Saturday, April 8

108 Lotus Petals Welcome to Celebrate India at Vedic Fair 6 on Saturday, April 8

HOUSTON: Vedic Fair 6 – Celebrate India, India’s LifeStyle Show for all will happen on coming Saturday April 8, from 3:30 PM to 9:00 PM at Cinco Ranch High School, 23440 Cinco Ranch Blvd, Katy, TX. A hit for last 5 years, the euphoria to its sequel isn’t that surprising. As Vedic Fair is approaching […]

A Delighful Evening with Radha Mangeshkar and Hrishikesh Ranade

A Delighful Evening with Radha Mangeshkar and Hrishikesh Ranade

HOUSTON: Houston Maharashtra Mandal hosted another spectacular event of the year, Radha – Hrishikesh Concert, at Berry Center on March 19th, 2017. The enthralled audience was presented with an electrifying performance by the two phenomenal singers, Hrishikesh Ranade and Radha Mangeshkar, and remarkable accompanists, Vikram Bhat, Kedar Paranjage and Vivek Paranjape. The audience mostly sat […]

7th ‘Hindu Youth Awards and Fundraising Gala’ on Saturday, April 22

7th ‘Hindu Youth Awards and Fundraising Gala’ on Saturday, April 22

HOUSTON: The Hindus of Greater Houston (HGH) is proud to announce the 7th ‘Hindu Youth Awards and Fundraising Gala’ on Saturday, April 22, at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir. The objective of the Youth Gala is to identify and recognize the future Hindu leaders, to encourage them to preserve and persevere its proud legacy, and to […]

Houston’s Got Bollywood with Naach!

Houston’s Got Bollywood with Naach!

HOUSTON: India House and Naach Houston start off the Season with a brand new production celebrating the global spirit of Bollywood Dance Theater in this spectacular presentation of “Houston’s Got Bollywood – The Red Carpet” Conceived  and Directed by Dance Maestro Mahesh Mahbubani. The show opens at 8.15 pm on April 15,  Sat, at the […]