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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. […]

The Hits Keep the Audience Mesmerized at Voice of Punjab Concert

The Hits Keep the Audience Mesmerized at Voice of Punjab Concert

BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA STAFFORD: The Old Stafford Civic Center came alive this past Saturday evening, July 22 as the sounds of the Punjab reverberated inside the hall full of people. They had come to enjoy the concert – the second in two years – arranged by the Radio Voice of Punjab’s on-air host K.P. Singh […]

Beauty Meets Perfection at Odissi Konark Festival in Houston

Beauty Meets Perfection at Odissi Konark Festival in Houston

BY DR. SANGEETA SAIKIA HOUSTON: The 3rd International Konark Festival concluded in Houston on Saturday, June 8 2019 at Wisdom High School. Dance, music and food of Eastern and Northeastern of India under one roof. This show was the first of its kind, a perfect showcase. More than 300 attendees thoroughly enjoyed this show which […]

TSH’s Annual Tagore Talk Spreads Message of Humanity, Creativity

TSH’s Annual Tagore Talk Spreads Message of Humanity, Creativity

HOUSTON: Organized by the Tagore Society of Houston, the Ninth Annual Tagore Talk was delivered by Sudripta Tagore, the great-great grandson of Satyendranath Tagore (elder brother of Rabindranath). The TSH is a preeminent organization in existence since 1974 and strives to spread Rabindranath Tagore’s philosophy of humanism and cultural exchange as expressed through his own […]

India House Joins Asian-American Month Celebration at Houston Health Dept

India House Joins Asian-American Month Celebration at Houston Health Dept

    HOUSTON: The Houston Health Department’s (HHD), Cultural and Linguistic Competency (CLC) group hosted an “Asian American and Pacific Islander” month celebration on Wednesday May 8, 2019 with the participaton of India House and several other Indian organizations. Executive Director of India House, Retired Colonel Vipin Kumar, was a guest speaker and he shared […]

Sai Baba’s Message Reaches Out with Conviction in Bud Patel’s Hindi Play

Sai Baba’s Message Reaches Out with Conviction in Bud Patel’s Hindi Play

STAFFORD: It is latent talent and a pent-up desire to express yourself creatively that brings community theatre alive for others to marvel at. That fascination with the arts has been building up among the desi community as it has grown larger and more diverse in its makeup over the past two decades, and in particular […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 1

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 1

Young Mohandas is Born in 1869 Born more than 130 years ago, the life and times of the man who would grow up to be universally known as The Mahatma, still resonates until today. Mohandas Gandhi had an ordinary childhood in Porbandar, on the coast of Kathiawad in the western state of Gujarat, a loved […]

5th International Day of Yoga Events Scheduled throughout Texas

5th International Day of Yoga Events Scheduled throughout Texas

BY MANU SHAH HOUSTON: The Consulate General of India, Houston in collaboration with Friends of Yoga, is organizing several events across Texas to celebrate the 5th International Day of Yoga. This ancient Indian practice received unprecedented global attention four years ago when the United Nations recognized June 21st as the International Day of Yoga. An […]

Houston Durga Bari Drama Festival 2019 Outplays Previous Years

Houston Durga Bari Drama Festival 2019 Outplays Previous Years

BY SANCHALI BASU SUGAR LAND: Houston Durga Bari Society (HDBS) takes pride in hosting the “Dipika Dasgupta Memorial” Bengali drama festival for the past 18 years. The festival attracts drama groups from all over the country. This year was no exception. Literature, dance, drama, music, art runs in the veins of Bengalis and in comparison […]

One Last Iftar at Indian Consulate for CG Anupam Ray

One Last Iftar at Indian Consulate for CG Anupam Ray

BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA HOUSTON: No sooner had the excitement abated over the inauguration the day before in New Delhi (on Thursday, May 30) of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to his second term than a section of the local Indian crowd gathered once again the next day – almost 36 hours later accounting for the […]

“Swami Vivekananda“ Play Was a True Intellectual 5-Hour Treat

“Swami Vivekananda“ Play Was a True Intellectual 5-Hour Treat

BY SARITA MEHTA HOUSTON: “Swami Vivakananda”, a play about this most inspirational personality was staged at Stafford Civic Center, Stafford on Friday, May 31. It was a real intellectual treat presented by Nisha Mirani and Ajit Patel, the organizers of Manoranjan Inc. This five-hour presentation kept the audience fully involved, and glued to their seats, […]

Ekal’s “Ek Surili Shaam Ekal Ke Naam” Was a Roaring Success

Ekal’s “Ek Surili Shaam Ekal Ke Naam” Was a Roaring Success

HOUSTON: Approximately 850 people were witness to a magical musical evening hosted by Ekal Vidyalaya at the U of H Cullen Performance Hall on June 1st, 2019. The event kicked off with a mouth-watering dinner catered by Dawat Catering, wherein Houstonians found a perfect venue to meet and greet with other patrons. One could sense […]

Akshaya Tritiya: Countdown for Jagannatha Ratha Jatra Begins

Akshaya Tritiya: Countdown for Jagannatha Ratha Jatra Begins

HOUSTON: Akshaya Tritiya which literally means the “never diminishing and eternal third day” falls on the third day of the bright phase of the “Baisakha” month. This day is considered very auspicious and any new venture started on this day is believed to be blessed with ‘akshaya’ – imperishable good fortune. Across India and Indian […]

3rd Intl Konarak Festival: Dance, Music & Cuisine from Eastern India

3rd Intl Konarak Festival: Dance, Music & Cuisine from Eastern India

SUGAR LAND: The 3rd Annual 2019 Konark Festival in Houston is a Flagship event, filled to the brim with the best of Eastern and Northeastern Indian Classical Dance, Music, and Food. On Saturday, June 8, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Wisdom High School, 6529 Beverly Hill St., Houston, TX 77057. East and Northeast part of […]

Annual Musical Performance of Kalabharati School of Arts and Music

Annual Musical Performance of Kalabharati School of Arts and Music

Houstonians witnessed a music-filled day with Kalabharati School of Arts and Music aka Kalabharati on the auspicious day of May 5th, 2019. Recital of many extra ordinary and mesmerizing musical notes by young and old alike amazed parents and families gathered to celebrate the annual day along with Kalabharati students, stakeholders, and benefactors. The Head […]

Multi-talented Bud Patel Brings “Sai-Leela” Play

Multi-talented Bud Patel Brings “Sai-Leela” Play

HOUSTON: Bud Patel, renowned film Producer and lead actor of “A Curry on an American Plate” is coming with live Broadway-Style Stage Show an epic Hindi Drama based on the life of Shirdi Ke Sai Baba “SAI-LEELA“ the stage play. Bud, also known as Bhadresh Patel, a person of versatile personality, he is an Actor, […]

Gujarati Sahitya Sarita Celebrates ‘Juimela’ Festival

Gujarati Sahitya Sarita Celebrates ‘Juimela’ Festival

BY DEVIKA DHRUVA SUGAR LAND: On 27th May, the 197th meeting of GSS (Gujarati Sahitya Sarita) was held and celebrated in the name of ‘Juimela’ at Austin Parkway, Sugarland’s conference center. The GSS, Houston team had invited a main guest speaker Dr. Usha Upadhyay, who is a scholar of Gujarati language having Ph.D. degree, earned […]

Kala Kunj and Gujarati Samaj of Houston Celebrate Gujarat Day

Kala Kunj and Gujarati Samaj of Houston Celebrate Gujarat Day

HOUSTON: Last Saturday, May 18, Kala Kunj and Gujarati Samaj of Houston celebrated Gujarat Day by organizing a concert with all Gujarati songs in the name of Gata Gulmahor. Mr. Rasesh Dalal, President of Kala Kunj, informed that such program of Sugam Sangeet was presented for the first time in Houston by local artist. He […]

Tagore’s Shanti Niketan is Reimagined in a Bayou City Setting

Tagore’s Shanti Niketan is Reimagined in a Bayou City Setting

BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA HOUSTON: It is a testament to the persuasive power of his philosophy of life and harmonious coexistence that Rabindranath Tagore is immortalized the world over in one manner or the other. In the Bayou City, his presence has been felt since 1974 when the Tagore Society of Houston was formed around the […]

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