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“Evil Eye”: Where’s the Horror?

“Evil Eye”: Where’s the Horror?

“Ginny Weds Sunny”: Pallid Writing Spoils the Fun

“Ginny Weds Sunny”: Pallid Writing Spoils the Fun

Mystery Murder Story Set in Colonial Bombay

Mystery Murder Story Set in Colonial Bombay

Set in 1892, Murder in Old Bombay addresses issues prevalent at the turn of the 20th century which are very present today: discrimination against those who do not belong to our ‘in’ group, misogyny, inequality in attitudes toward women. It’s also a heart-felt appeal to the (tiny) Zoroastrian community to update our social norms–or face […]

Classical Arts Society Presents Ramkrishnan Murthy via FB Live

Classical Arts Society Presents Ramkrishnan Murthy via FB Live

The South Indian NRI diaspora in the US has supported classical carnatic music for more than half a century. This is done both by bringing carnatic musicians to perform here in the US, and by having kids born and raised here learn this art in order for them to stay connected to their Indian roots. […]

“Serious Men”: A Bitingly Sharp, Satirical Look at Aspirational India

“Serious Men”: A Bitingly Sharp, Satirical Look at Aspirational India

Richard Dawkins to Honor Javed Akhtar for Secularism

Richard Dawkins to Honor Javed Akhtar for Secularism

London: Their work has inspired and enlightened millions of people around the world and across generations. Their passionate advocacy for reason and their unapologetic questioning of religion and superstition have broken taboos and changed the cultural landscape. On October 24, these two champions of science and secularism will come together for the first time, as […]

“Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare” Daring Subject of Female Desire

“Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare” Daring Subject of Female Desire

Houston Symphony Features Indo-American Composer

Houston Symphony Features Indo-American Composer

Houston: The Houston Symphony’s second concert of the season features works entirely by women composers, and in particular, Indian-American composer Reena Esmail, whose music straddles and unites the worlds of Indian and Western classical music. A brass quintet of Houston Symphony musicians are performing Reena Esmail’s  “Khirkhiyaan: Three Transformations for Brass Quintet”. Meaning “Windows” in […]

Classical Art Society’s Fall Festival Goes Virtual

Classical Art Society’s Fall Festival Goes Virtual

Houston: Classical Arts Society of Houston invites lovers of Carnatic music, aficionados and connoisseurs alike to view its Fall Festival’s “VIRTUAL” line up from September through December. • Saturday, September 26 at 10 am CST – LecDem by Sikkil Gurucharan It begins with a Facebook live lecture demonstration on Saturday, September 26 at 10 am […]

JL50 review: Abhay Deol Web Series has a Wobbly Landing

JL50 review: Abhay Deol Web Series has a Wobbly Landing

Class of ’83 | Bobby Deol | Netflix India

Class of ’83 | Bobby Deol | Netflix India

Indo-American Teens End Racist Logo of “Mahatma Rice” from Houston’s Riviana Foods

Indo-American Teens End Racist Logo of “Mahatma Rice” from Houston’s Riviana Foods

By Madan Goyal Atlanta: One Friday evening, the family was at the dinner table at their grandparents’ house. Rani Shrivastava, 15, looked down at the table and read aloud the newspaper headline about the Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben’s brands being discontinued due to their racist connotations. Her younger brother Rohan, 13, then looked over […]

Khuda Haafiz | Vidyut Jammwal | Shivaleeka Oberoi

Khuda Haafiz | Vidyut Jammwal | Shivaleeka Oberoi

Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl | Netflix India

Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl | Netflix India

Shakuntala Devi | Vidya Balan, Sanya Malhotra

Shakuntala Devi | Vidya Balan, Sanya Malhotra

Raat Akeli Hai | Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte

Raat Akeli Hai | Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte

In Constrained Times, Pratham Gala Shows Limitless Learning

In Constrained Times, Pratham Gala Shows Limitless Learning

                    BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA HOUSTON: Many charities around the world have been hard hit by the constraints forced the novel corona virus on participation by their members and supporters. While others have turned to the Zoom platform to reach out, it has severe limitations in size […]

Indo-American Doctors Dance for Black Lives Matter, Covid-19 Relief

Indo-American Doctors Dance for Black Lives Matter, Covid-19 Relief

BY JORDAN R. MILLER HOUSTON: As tinny string chords echo through the rooms, an instructor starts her count: “Five, six, seven, to the left!” Dancers move their arms and legs fluidly to the beat, swaying as some whip long hair behind their shoulders. Although the dancers aren’t all in one studio, they move together on […]

TNF Houston Chapter Celebrates Father’s Day with a Picnic

TNF Houston Chapter Celebrates Father’s Day with a Picnic

                            By Dr. P. Stalin SUGAR LAND: Tamil Nadu Foundation (TNF) – Houston Chapter conducted its Fathers’ Day Celebration on Sunday, 30th June, 2019 at Sugar Land Memorial Park- South Meadow Pavilion. The TNF office bearers and members of Advisory Board along […]

A Tribute to Nusrat by the Homegrown Riyaaz Qawwali Ensemble

A Tribute to Nusrat by the Homegrown Riyaaz Qawwali Ensemble

          By Dr. Sarita Mehta Stafford: Riyaaz Qawwali performed a beautiful tribute to Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, honoring the legacy of the legend on Friday, June 28 at Stafford Centre. Nusrat, who died 20 years ago, continues to be a major influence on mainstream Indian and Pakistani media even today. […]

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