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PSH’s Hands Out Vaisakhi Awards

PSH’s Hands Out Vaisakhi Awards

  By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: The Punjabi Society of Houston held a dinner and award ceremony this past Saturday, June 2 for all the 40 volunteers and performers who participated in the annual Vaisakhi program, held this year at the Cullen Auditorium of the University of Houston on April 28. The party was held at […]

Founding Members of Indian Muslims Association of Greater Houston (IMAGH)

Founding Members of Indian Muslims Association of Greater Houston (IMAGH)

Back Row: Moyeen Haque, Fakhruddin Sabir, Dr. S. Jafri, Anwar Khusro, Karim Maknojia, Anil Matta (Consul) Front Row: Uma Mantravadi, CG Sanjiv Arora, Dr. Maqbool Haq, Latafath Hussain, Ammar Abuwala, Naseer Alam      

SET to Launch New Life-Style & Bollywood Show SNAPSHOT

SET to Launch New Life-Style &  Bollywood Show SNAPSHOT

NEW YORK: SONY Entertainment Network’s (SEN) is to launch a new entertainment show, SNAPSHOT on SET ASIA. Conceptually, SNAPSHOT will bring the latest in fashion, music, television, celebrity interviews and much more. SNAPSHOT brings together three dazzling and talented presenters whose versatile personalities will complement each other to form a dynamic team. Bobby, Alka and […]

Salman Khan: World’s Most Influential Online Educator

Salman Khan: World’s Most Influential Online Educator

  By Sowmya Nandakumar HOUSTON: With degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S in Mathematics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, an M.S in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and an MBA from Harvard Business School (a genius indeed!) Salman Khan, founder of the Khan Academy was no doubt headed for success. One would have […]

Dev Patel: Slumdog to Marigold Hotel

Dev Patel: Slumdog to Marigold Hotel

By Sowmya Nandakumar Dev Patel who shot to fame after playing Jamal in his debut feature Slumdog Millionaire is a British actor of Indian origin. He was born on Apr 23, 1990 in Harrow England. His parents, both of Indian origin, were born in Naorobi, Kenya. They both happened to have migrated to London which […]

Radio Hungama Celebrates Release of Gabbar Singh with a Bang!

Radio Hungama Celebrates Release of Gabbar Singh with a Bang!

HOUSTON: On the event of the much awaited release of the Telugu film, Gabbar Singh, Radio Hungama, Houston organized an evening of  dance, music and celebrations in Bollywood Cinema 6, on May 10, Thursday, starting at 7:30pm. The premiere show was at 8:30 pm. The film starring one of Telugu film  industry’s most popular youth […]

Local Filmmakers, Musicians Win Awards at WorldFest

Local Filmmakers, Musicians Win Awards at WorldFest

  By Kalyani Giri HOUSTON: The oldest and fiercely independent film festival that recognizes creative excellence in filmmaking honored local musicians and movie-makers at a glittering awards night held at the Marriott Westchase Hotel on April 21, 2012. Well-known Hindustani Classical musicians and teachers Chandrakantha and David Courtney’music video “Jaijaivanti” was the unanimous first choice […]

Art of Living Foundation Presents Meditative Moments

Art of Living Foundation Presents Meditative Moments

HOUSTON: Meditative Moments is a very unique Dhrupad concert (Guruguha – Dhruvapada) featuring the world renowned Dhrupad singers – the Gundecha Brothers in a first of its kind performance conceptualized and narrated by musicologist/composer Kanniks Kannikeswaran of Shanti fame and is slated for May 5 from 6:00-9:00pm at the Stafford Centre for Performing Arts as […]

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 […]