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Indian Vocal Music School Stages its Inaugural Program

Indian Vocal Music School Stages its Inaugural Program

KATY: Saptak School of Music in Katy, a new age, Indian vocal music training school, staged its inaugural  program in the Lutheran Church on the evening of April 21. A mixed audience, speckled with people from different communities, attended this Indian classical and semi-classical music program, which commenced with a vocal performance by students of […]

Woh Jab Yaad Aaye Celebrates its 100th Show

Woh Jab Yaad Aaye Celebrates its 100th Show

HOUSTON: On April 16, Woh Jab Yaad Aaye hosted by Arif  Memon celebrated its100th show mark. There was a small cake cutting ceremony in the studios of HumTum Radio. This was the first time that the listeners of the show had an open microphone. Lights on the telephone system were blinking incessantly, making it difficult […]

Spirituality, Humor, Grace: Hallmarks of Lavanya Ananth’s Recital

Spirituality, Humor, Grace: Hallmarks of Lavanya Ananth’s Recital

By Kalyani Giri HOUSTON: When a dancer presents a repertoire of her very personal favorites, could the performance be anything short of delightful? Lavanya Ananth, a prodigious young award-winning Bharatha Natyam danseuse from Chennai, India, held in her consummate thrall a capacity audience at the Sirrom School of Dance on April 8, 2012. The event […]

HMM Presents a Musical Feast and Remarkable Theater Experience

HMM Presents a Musical Feast and  Remarkable Theater Experience

HOUSTON: Houston Maharashtra Mandal (HMM) is a Houston based non-profit organization established in 1976 for the Maharashtrian community. HMM works to promote understanding and appreciation of Maharashtrian culture. HMM’s activities include celebration of traditional festivals, hosting plays, music concerts, conducting lectures and seminars, camping, etc. providing a platform for the local community to pursue artistic […]

Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Creates History at Wembley Arena, London before 10,000 People

Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Creates History at Wembley Arena, London before 10,000 People

On a cloudy day there was sun shining only at one place in the UK and that was at the Wembley Arena. It was a rare sight to witness in recent years as since the last Temptations Tour in 2004 with the Bollywood heavy weights such as King and Badshah of Bollywood Shahrukh Khan, Saif […]

DISH Launches Four South Indian Channels from SUN TV Network

DISH Launches Four South Indian Channels from SUN TV Network

ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO: DISH Network L.L.C. (NASDAQ: DISH), the nation’s third largest pay-TV provider announced the launch of four more South Indian channels from SUN TV Network. Adithya TV, Gemini Comedy, Kiran TV and SUN Music bolster DISH’s rank as the leader in international programming with more than 240 ethnic channels in 29 languages. “We are […]

Russell Peters Chinese soccer

Russell Peters Chinese soccer

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ICC Sponsors ISCA, a Musical Program

ICC Sponsors ISCA, a Musical Program

HOUSTON: India Culture Center, Houston (ICC) sponsored a musical program for Indian Senior Citizens Association (ISCA), Houston on March 24 at Bayland Park. The program was enjoyed by more than 160 members and the lunch was sponsored by ICC. ICC President Rajiv Bhavsar and the team assured ISCA for it’s continued effort and assistance to […]

Indian Diaspora Making a Mark in Hollywood

Indian Diaspora Making a Mark in Hollywood

By Sowmya Nandakumar HOLLYWOOD: Ravi. D. Mehta, an American of Indian origin has made a name for himself in the expansive world of Hollywood on the production front of this distinct film industry. The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) lists Mehta’s association with Hollywood since 1998, when he started out as a Production Accountant in the […]

Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Live in Concert

Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Live in Concert

Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Live in Concert Saturday, April 28, 2012 @ 8:30 PM Arena Theater (SW FWY & Fondren)

Arathi School of Indian Dance Celebrates 30 Years of Service

Arathi School of Indian Dance Celebrates 30 Years of Service

SAN ANTONIO: Arathi School of Indian Dance in San Antonio celebrated the 30 year anniversary of the school on February 4. The book titled ‘Arathi: Thirty Years of Service to the Arts and the Community is the first book to be published in the US that outlines the history of development of dance in the […]

“I have Learnt a lot from my Experiences”: Sarita Joshi, Popular Theater and Television Star

“I have Learnt a lot from my Experiences”:  Sarita Joshi, Popular Theater and Television Star

By Rachana Srivastava Sarita Joshi, a popular figure from the Star Plus television soap, Ba Bahu Aur Baby is currently in the USA to present her Gujarati play, Tu Che Lajawaab. Here are some excerpts from the conversation. Welcome to America Sarita Ji. How do you like it here? Thank you. It feels good to be […]

Akshay Kumar and Asin Make It A Housefull at India Versus Pakistan Cricket Match

Akshay Kumar and Asin Make It A Housefull at India Versus Pakistan Cricket Match

The lead stars in Housefull 2, Akshay Kumar and Asin were spotted cheering at one of the most thrilling matches of the ongoing Asia Cup 2012, Pakistan versus India played in Bangladesh on 18th March 2012, The pair were joined by the film’s director, Sajid Khan, who along with Akshay and Asin were there to promote Housefull 2. “Enjoying myself in Dhaka […]

A Youth Day Camp at Woodlands Hindu Temple

A Youth Day Camp at Woodlands Hindu Temple

WOODLANDS: Hindu Temple of The Woodlands (HTW), one of the newest temples in the Greater Houston area, celebrated for the first time ever, two fun events this weekend. One was Holi and the other, a day camp for kids and youth. The day camp, on Saturday, March 17, organized by HTW’s Education Youth and Service […]

Special Night of Food and Music by Hyderabadi Cultural Association

Special Night of Food and Music by Hyderabadi Cultural Association

The mehfil was just that, a huge party where most of the people either knew each other very well or were related, and enjoyed the chance to meet and greet each other in a festive atmosphere. “We are not really a very organized group,” said Abbas Ali Khan, the Vice-President of the Hyderabad Cultural Association, “and […]

TNF 2012 Idol Adult Audition Scores Big

SUGAR LAND: Amid wide recognition by the community for the TNF 2012 Junior Idol  competition, the auditions for the TNF 2012 Adult Idol were conducted on February 26 at First Colony Community Center in Sugar Land.  With 25 participants entering the fray, and over 100 people in attendance, the show was a grand success, yet […]

Performances by Popular Houston Artistes for Namadwaar Anniversary

Performances by Popular Houston Artistes for Namadwaar Anniversary

MANVEL: A Carnatic music concert by Vidushi Rajarajeshwary Bhat and a classical dance performance by Divya Unni’s Sreepadam School of Arts will be the highlights of Houston Namadwaar’s second anniversary celebrations this year. Organized by Global Organization for Divinity (G.O.D.), the performances will be part of the anniversary commemorative program that will be held on […]

Art of Living Foundation Hosts Vastu Expert Michael Mastro in Houston

Art of Living Foundation Hosts  Vastu Expert Michael Mastro  in Houston

HOUSTON: “Vastu Shastra” or the “science of architecture” is an ancient Indian doctrine that defines how the laws of nature affect buildings and in turn have an impact of the quality of human life. According to the vastu shastra, the world comprises of five basic elements, earth, water, air, fire and space. There is an […]

Shangri-La Arts Gallery Opens in Galveston

Shangri-La Arts  Gallery  Opens in Galveston

GALVESTON, TX: It was a cool, crisp evening and the faux gas-lamps in downtown Galveston were starting to flicker.  There was excitement in the air at Shangri-La Contemporary Arts, the newest Art Gallery. Saturday, January 29 was the Grand Opening of the Gallery and the event was timed to coincide with the Galveston Art Walk […]

Masala Radio Holi 2012

Masala Radio Holi 2012

FESTIVAL OF COLORS  – Sunday March 4, 2012 – 12-5pm Seabourne Creek Park Rosenberg @ HWY 59 & HWY 39 Opposite Fort Bend County Fairgrounds. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dWuujSpy1Y