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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 […]

Abhinaya School of Performing Arts Holds Annual “Rasaanubhava”

Abhinaya School of Performing Arts Holds Annual “Rasaanubhava”

HOUSTON: Students and parents of Abhinaya School of Performing Arts look forward to their annual dance event “Rasaanubhava” with great fervor and anticipation. This year’s performance took place at Westchester Academy for International Studies on April 28, 2019. Beginners, junior, intermediate, senior and advanced students performed dances choreographed in Bharathanatyam to traditional and contemporary themes. […]

Indian Seniors Celebrate Mother’s Day with a Musical Program

Indian Seniors Celebrate Mother’s Day with a Musical Program

                  HOUSTON: Mother’s Day 2019 was a happy and enjoyable experience for some 500+ members of the Indian Senior Citizen Association with music program coordinated by the music maestro who needs no introduction, Surinder Talwar, on Mother’s Day itself, Sunday, May 12 at India House. The hall […]

Hindi Poets Delight in a Robust Mother Tounge

Hindi Poets Delight in a Robust Mother Tounge

                  By Sarita Mehta Houston: More than 320 people were caught up for about 3 hours of roaring humor, non-stop laughter and heartwarming recitals at Hasye Kavi Sammelan’s “Hasya Ke Rang – Geet Gazal Ke Sang’, presented by the IAH Houston, ICC at India House on Sunday, […]

SNC’s Vaisakhi Mela is a Taste of Punjab in the Plains of Texas

SNC’s Vaisakhi Mela is a Taste of Punjab in the Plains of Texas

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: When you entered the gates to the 20-acre Sikh National Center site on the West Sam Houston Beltway you couldn’t help but get a throwback to the streets of Karol Bagh in New Delhi. Cars parked on both side of the driveways forced one-way traffic; so if you came in one […]

Gajda Wajda Punjab Vaisakhi 2019 Unites Bhangra and Fashion

Gajda Wajda Punjab Vaisakhi 2019 Unites Bhangra and Fashion

    By Dr Sarita Mehta HOUSTON: The Houston Punjabi community celebrated Vaisakhi and commemoration of the formation of Khalsa Panth of warriors under Guru Gobind Singh on April 21 at White Oak Music Hall with a ‘Gajda Wajda Punjab- Vaisakhi 2019’ show with great enthusiasm and pomp. More than 400 people of all age […]

Multi-talented Actor, Artist Bud Patel has Many Projects Underway

Multi-talented Actor, Artist Bud Patel has Many Projects Underway

By Dr. Sarita Mehta HOUSTON: Bud Patel, renowned film Producer of “A Curry on an American Plate” which is streaming on Amazon Prime, an official selection at the 2018 Hoboken International Film Festival and also in 2018 NIFF International Film Festival in Houston, is coming with live stage show an epic Hindi drama based on […]

Rehan Siddiqi Makes History – Sonu and Neha Rock the NRG

Rehan Siddiqi Makes History – Sonu and Neha Rock the NRG

By Dr Sarita Mehta HOUSTON: On Saturday, April 20th, NRG Arena, the massive venue in the Reliant Park complex, which can seat 8,500 was packed to the limit, with extra seats brought in to adjust and seat many more. At last count, more than 9,000 people pored in from all over the surrounding cities communities […]

‘Kalank’: Visually Stunning, Great Performances

‘Kalank’: Visually Stunning, Great Performances

BY RACHIT GUPTA Story: A complex love story set during India’s Partition era, where the young Roop (Alia Bhatt) is torn between respect for husband Dev (Aditya Roy Kapur) and her newfound love for Zafar (Varun Dhawan). While their back stories and heart-breaking love saga unfolds, the history of India takes an epic turn, from […]

Houston Tamils Participate in Thirukkural Marathon

Houston Tamils Participate in Thirukkural Marathon

BY NADHU RADHAKRISHNAN HOUSTON: Thirukkural, a collection of 1,330 couplets referred to as Kurals, written by Thiruvalluvar is a possession that is treasured by the Tamils. This collection has been written more than 2,000 years ago. However, every verse of Thirukkural holds good to our deeds today. In order to commemorate this divine literature and […]

Arijit’s Show Wows with Unparalleled Sets, Record Crowd

Arijit’s Show Wows with Unparalleled Sets, Record Crowd

BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA SUGAR LAND: Ever since his first US tour in 2015 when he performed with a full symphony in four cities including Houston, Arijit Singh has been on a roll with entertaining crowds in America. He skipped a year and did a 6-city tour in 2017, then focused on Toronto and Vancouver in […]

Romeo Akbar Walter: John Abraham Starrer is a Drab Affair

Romeo Akbar Walter: John Abraham Starrer is a Drab Affair

Cast: John Abraham, Jackie Shroff, Anil George, Sikander Kher, Rajesh Shrigarpure, Raghubir Yadav, Alka Amin, Suchitra Krishnamoorthy Director: Robbie Grewal Rating: 2 stars The title smartly abbreviates to RAW, which is short for Research and Analysis Wing, a sort of ‘desi’ MI-5 which nurtures and sends brave spies into the cold, to get back vital […]

International Yoga Day Planned for June 21-22 by Consulate General with Local Organizations

International Yoga Day Planned for June 21-22 by Consulate General with Local Organizations

HOUSTON: The Consulate General of India in Houston with other organizations will host the International Yoga Day this year. There will be two events – on June 21, Friday at Mid Town Park, 2811 Travis Street, Houston, and on June 22, Saturday, at the Hindu Temple of Woodlands. Attending the planning meeting above are Jennifer […]

Super Deluxe: Gutsy, Strikingly Different and Devoid of Cliches

Super Deluxe: Gutsy, Strikingly Different and Devoid of Cliches

Cast: Vijay Sethupathi, Fahadh Faasil, Samantha, Ramya Krishnan, Mysskin Director: Thiagarajan Kumararaja Rating: 4 stars I can’t say enough about how glad I am to have caught Super Deluxe because I missed Thiagarajan Kumararaja’s award-winning film when it was in cinemas. Aaranya Kaandam was a cult classic. But why was it not celebrated then? It’s […]

Odissi Dance Academy of Houston Celebrates Odissi Mahotsava

Odissi Dance Academy of Houston Celebrates Odissi Mahotsava

BY ARUNJITA NAYAK HOUSTON: Odissi Academy of Houston celebrated “Odissi Mahotsav” on Sunday afternoon at Houston Durgabari Society Auditorium. It was an exclusive Odissi Dance & Music festival. Odissi is one of the oldest dances originating from temples of eastern part of the India, modern Odisha state. Odissi is one of the fastest growing and […]