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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

IACAN Presents Cancer Survivor Support Event

IACAN Presents Cancer Survivor Support Event

HOUSTON: One of the major goals of IACAN is to support cancer survivors and their care givers. This provides a buddy system so survivors and their care givers get to share their experiences and hardship and thus come to know that they are not alone in this hard journey. In the survivor activities, they share […]

Better Bangla Radio Celebrates Eight Years of Radio Broadcast

Better Bangla Radio Celebrates Eight Years of Radio Broadcast

HOUSTON: The Better Bangla Radio celebrated its eighth year on Saturday, March 16 with a special live on-air show. Many regular listeners shared their thoughts and views with the show’s primary hosts Gopa Mallick and Snehashis (Rajib) Mukerjee. Well-wishers from all over the world who tune in online called in over the phone to congratulate […]

Dr. Gurnam Singh Receives Sangeet Natak Academy Award

Dr. Gurnam Singh Receives Sangeet Natak Academy Award

NEW DELHI: First time in the history of Indian music, Gurmat Sangeet was recognized and a prestigious award by Sangeet Natak Academy was conferred upon Dr. Gurnam Singh, founder and Head of the Gurmat Sangeet Department, Punjab University, Patiala, by the President of India. Sangeet Natak Academy was set up by Education Ministry, Government of […]

Vibha Holi 2019 Blends Culture, Color & Cause at India House Grounds

Vibha Holi 2019 Blends Culture, Color & Cause at India House Grounds

HOUSTON: Holi – the Indian Festival of colors signifies the advent of spring, the victory of good over evil, the joy of friendship, and equality for all. On Saturday, March 16th, on the grounds of India House, we saw a perfect blend of it all at Vibha Holi 2019. Despite the weather, the grounds were […]

Biggest Color Fest in USA! Masala Radio’s Houston Holi 2019

Biggest Color Fest in USA! Masala Radio’s Houston Holi 2019

SUGAR LAND: In ancient hindu texts, the celebration of Holi came when the evil goddess Holika and her demon brother King Hiranyakashyap were defeated by the king’s good young son, Pralhad and his faith in Lord Vishnu. The all-women Masala Radio management team of Houston Holi 2019 kept the same faith, despite all challenges. Masala […]

‘Hotel Mumbai’ Re-creates Terrorist Attack with Echoes of Today

‘Hotel Mumbai’ Re-creates Terrorist Attack with Echoes of Today

The most chilling thing about the events depicted in “Hotel Mumbai” is not that they actually happened, not even that they could happen again, but that they are happening even as we speak. A somber, unsettling drama about the 2008 attack on India’s largest city by jihadi terrorists from Pakistan cuts so close to the […]

Geetanjali Radio Hosts Its Annual Fundraising Gala

Geetanjali Radio Hosts Its Annual Fundraising Gala

BY DR. SARITA MEHTA HOUSTON: Shoba Joshi and her son Hiren Joshi’s Geetanjali Radio show hosted its Annual Appreciation & Fundraising Gala on March 15 at India House. The was attended by like-minded guests, music lovers and supporters gathered to enjoy the fun-filled musical evening. The evening was filled with melodious live singing anchored by […]

One Sarita Speaks of Hindi Poetry to the Gujarati Sahitya Sarita

One Sarita Speaks of Hindi Poetry to the Gujarati Sahitya Sarita

BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA SUGAR LAND: The Gujarati Sahitya Sarita held its regular monthly meeting this past Sunday afternoon, March 17 at the Sugar Land Community Center and had a confluence of thoughts and ideas with those of its chief guest, the noted Hindi poetess and writer, Dr. Sarita Mehta. The GSS is an institution of […]

Theatrical Company MIST Lives Up to Expectations Again with “Ron”

Theatrical Company MIST Lives Up to Expectations Again with “Ron”

BY SANCHALI BASU HOUSTON: The theatrical company MIST (Masks, Issues, & Stages Traversed) came through again with their much awaited latest production “Ron,” at the Matchbox in Midtown during March 2 and 3. The word ‘Ron’ means war in Bengali, which is the theme of the entire play which revolves around the conflict and emotions […]

Houston Maharashtra Mandal’s “Janata Raja” Enactment on Chhatrapati Shivaji Draws Rave Reviews

Houston Maharashtra Mandal’s “Janata Raja” Enactment on Chhatrapati Shivaji Draws Rave Reviews

BY VARSHA HALABE HOUSTON: “Janata Raja”, the brain child of Shiv Shaheer Babasaheb Purandare, was presented in all its glory in Houston, as a fund raiser for Houston Maharashtra Mandal’s Vastu Project at the Stafford Center on March 9, 2019. This is a play depicting the life of Chhatrapati Shivajiraje Bhosale who established the Maratha […]

Tiger Ball 2019: Celebrates Asia Society Houston’s 40th Anniversary

Tiger Ball 2019: Celebrates Asia Society Houston’s 40th Anniversary

HOUSTON: This year, the Asia Society’s fabulously decorated Tiger Ball was held in memory of Founding Member Barbara Bush. The event also recognized honorees Phoebe and Bobby Tudor and was co-chaired by Michelle and Hector Herrera and Y. Ping Sun and David Leebron, as well as honorary chairs Hushang and Shahla Ansary, Maria and Neil […]

Tamil Nadu Foundation Celebrates an Enchanting Valentine’s Day

Tamil Nadu Foundation Celebrates an Enchanting Valentine’s Day

HOUSTON: Tamil Nadu Foundation’s Houston Chapter celebrated Valentine’s Day during an afternoon of camaraderie among friends, highlighted by an artistic extravaganza of dances, interludes of music by Sargam Melodies, fashion show of hidden talents by local artists, and gestures of appreciation to service and seniority, over delicious treats of coffee, tea and snacks. The event […]

Houston Maharashtra Mandal to Present Historical Play on Shivaji

Houston Maharashtra Mandal to Present Historical Play on Shivaji

HOUSTON: The Houston Maharashtra Mandal (HMM) will present on stage an epic play titled Janata Raja (The Wise King) on Saturday, March 9 at Stafford Centre on Cash Road. The play is a dramatic presentation of the life of Chhatrapati Shivaji, a warrior-king (1627-1680 AD), who founded the Maratha kingdom in the western region of […]

King of Drama Captivates the Hearts of Mehfil with Local Talent

King of Drama Captivates the Hearts of Mehfil with Local Talent

BY DR. SARITA MEHTA STAFFORD: The much awaited variety show, Dilwalon ki Mehfil (A Gathering of Heartful Souls) produced by the well-known local icon Indervadan Trivedi, better known affectionately as ‘Masterji’, was presented on Saturday, January 12 to an adoring audience at the Old Stafford Community Center on Constitution Avenue. Masterji, who is also the […]

War and Peace: A workshop by Bangladeshi artists

War and Peace: A workshop by Bangladeshi artists

 By Pallavi Chattopadhyay  A large tent made entirely of newspapers welcomes visitors at Akar Prakar gallery with colourful drawings of picturesque landscapes. There are calm rivers, boats quietly floating on their surface, and the brimming sun smiling from far behind. Bringing in a dose of childhood nostalgia, its interiors are full of showpieces and wall hangings […]

Reading the Fine Print

Reading the Fine Print

The Museum of Peace, which is located within the Sarhad restaurant complex, less than two kms from the Attari-Wagah border in Amritsar, is arguably India’s first open-air, walk-through, storytelling museum, with no entry fee. It has 48 large panels mounted on high pedestals that depict pre-Partition Punjab in three sections, beginning with the rule of […]

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