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Four Artists Exhibition Held in Sugar Land

Four Artists Exhibition Held in Sugar Land

SUGAR LAND: Local artist Suranga Cholia was one of the featured artists in a Four Artists Exhibition held at the Sugar Land Art Center on Thursday, November 9, 2017. Sponsored by Pradeep Gokhale of Ameriprise Financial, the exhibition also featured paintings by Nataliya Scheib, Catherine Gauche, and Ruling Meng. Additional sponsors included Sai DiTusa and […]

Colors of Moksh at Dil Se Naach – Band Baaja Baraat

Colors of Moksh at Dil Se Naach – Band Baaja Baraat

  Click here for Photo Collage By IAN Correspondent HOUSTON: “Creativity has no pretense” and when it is straight from the heart, it can work wonders as was seen at Berry Center on Saturday, October 28, when Moksh Community Arts presented ‘Dil Se Naach – ‘Band Baaja Baraat’ Directed & Choreographed by Houston’s own Bollywood […]

A Parody of a Party for Priyanka Brings Funds for the Less Fortunate

A Parody of a Party for Priyanka Brings Funds for the Less Fortunate

By Jawahar Malhotra STAFFORD: What immediately caught your eye was the set on stage; a large and wide raised terrace with a stout white balustrade, a tall, shiny green schefflera plant on one side and seven steps with wrought-iron railing leading up to it. Behind it, on long curtains hung empty gold gilded frames, on […]

Sreepadam’s Varnamudrika -A Colorful Feast!

Sreepadam’s Varnamudrika -A Colorful Feast!

HOUSTON: Once again, Divyaa Unni’s Sreepadam School of Arts has stunned local art rasikas with its vibrant production of “Varnamudrika – Fingerprints of Light.” The students at Sreepadam School of Arts thematically bought colors to life at their annual recital, and the portrayal of these colors on stage, came with a powerful ability to play […]

Surangan’s Annual Student Appreciation Day Blessed by Rezwana Chowdhury Bannya

Surangan’s Annual Student Appreciation Day Blessed by Rezwana Chowdhury Bannya

By Sanchali Basu HOUSTON: Although Surangan, Rupa Ghosh’s school of music has been around for 7 years, this was the 5th formal annual program celebrated on a grand scale at the HDBS Sur auditorium the evening of October 14. The record crowd bore ample evidence to the fact that not only has the school gained […]

Houston Diwali & Dussehra Festival 2017: A Show Par Excellence

HOUSTON: Once again Shri Sita Ram Foundation presented PAR EXCELLENCE spiritual aspects of our rich and proud culture and showcased it to all Houstonians here and to the world via internet. On October 28, in spite of the cold, people gathered from near and far to witness the spectacular victory of Good over Evil to […]

Bollywood Blast 2017 on Sunday, October 29

Bollywood Blast 2017 on Sunday, October 29

HOUSTON: Samskriti Presents BOLLYWOOD BLAST 2017 on Sunday, October 29 at 7:00pm @ the Miller Outdoor Theatre. This show is directed, choreographed & performed by Arzan Gonda & the RHYTHM INDIA Bollywood Dance Company. Don’t miss the premiere of the “Bollywood Bachelor USA”. Fall in love with our Bollywood Bachelor on his journey to find his perfect […]

Dil Se Naach 2017 Returns to Berry Center

Dil Se Naach 2017 Returns to Berry Center

HOUSTON: Moksh Community Arts brings to you their second Annual Dance – Theater production. Dil Se Naach returns to Berry Center, a brand new production to premiere on October 28th 2017, showcasing innovative choreography, to Bollywood musical hits, glamorous costumes, mesmerizing Visuals  with electrifying performers of all ages. Dil Se Naach 2017, titled Band Baaja […]

Actress Suhasini Maniratnam Set to Perform in Houston Oct 28

Actress Suhasini Maniratnam Set to Perform in Houston Oct 28

HOUSTON: A sprightly young girl was often accompanied to Kalaimamani K.J. Sarasa’s Bharatanatyam dance class by her aspiring actor uncle. Soon he became a famous movie star and she subsequently blossomed into a brilliant actress, like her illustrious uncle Kamalahasan and her father, Charuhasan, Dance was relegated to the back burner as her acting career […]

Dhamaal Trump Bids Modi Halo re Halo at the Houston Diwali Mela

Dhamaal Trump Bids Modi Halo re Halo at the Houston Diwali Mela

SUGAR LAND: Neither Hurricane Harvey nor unusual Heat Wave could keep the crowds away from enjoying another amazing Houston Diwali Mela graced by Dhamaal Trump & Narendra “Masala” Modi on Saturday, October 7, at the Skeeters Stadium. Masala Radio and STAR PLUS presented HOUSTON DIWALI MELA along with the all-new Texans Energy, featuring Neeraj Shridhar […]

Sultan of Santoor and Maestro of Melody Captivate Houston with their Soul Stirring Music

Sultan of Santoor and Maestro of Melody Captivate Houston with their Soul Stirring Music

By Sunanda Vashisht HOUSTON: Saadhana Sur Sang- A concert series for Connoisseurs presented by Center for Indian Classical Music of Houston (CICMH) held its second concert of 2017 on September 29th at Stafford Civic Center.  CICMH, spearheaded by renowned classical Vocalist and torchbearer of Mewati Gharana, Pandit Suman Ghosh, is synonymous with purity and authenticity […]

Vibha Houston’s Garba Brings Together Over 650 People

Vibha Houston’s Garba Brings Together Over 650 People

HOUSTON: Every year fall ushers in the festival of Navaratri, a millennia-old celebration of the victory of good over evil. The Indian community together celebrates this wonderful occasion by participating in Garba and Dandiya Raas. On September 30, Vibha Garba brought together over 650 people from varying backgrounds who are not just united by a […]

Soor Niragas Ho – A Musical Transcendence by Mahesh Kale

Soor Niragas Ho – A Musical Transcendence by Mahesh Kale

By Dan Mayur & Amey Wakde HOUSTON: Shri Mahesh Kale, a Consummate musician of Hindustani Classical Music, performed a transcendental rendition at University of Houston on September 23rd 2017. The event was arranged by Houston Maharashtra Mandal (HMM) and Grace Entertainment. A disciple of the legendary Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki, today at 41, Mahesh Kale is […]

Intangible Cultural Heritage Passed on to Houstonians by Kusum Sharma’s Ramleela!

Intangible Cultural Heritage Passed on to Houstonians by Kusum Sharma’s Ramleela!

By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: The dramatic folk re-enactment of the life of Rama, the glorious Ramleela, is a cultural celebration that is rejoiced all over the globe. And when a spectacular mega-event like this is customized as per the local flavor, it becomes a widely accepted phenomenon. Kusum Sharma’s Ramleela, an epic signature event of Kalakriti Performing Arts […]

IHA Convention in Dallas Proclaims Unity of Hindi Speakers

IHA Convention in Dallas Proclaims  Unity of Hindi Speakers

DALLAS: The International Hindi Association held its 18th Biennial Convention & Virat Kavi Sammelan in Dallas over the weekend of September 8 & 9 at the Hotel Carrollton Convention Center at the Marriot Courtyard Hotel. The two-day convention, themed as ‘Hindi – Definition of Indian Unity’, was attended by over 900 guests from all over […]

KTRU South Asian Concert Brings Healing in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey

KTRU South Asian Concert Brings Healing in the  Wake of Hurricane Harvey

By Ethan Hasiuk HOUSTON: On Sunday, Septermber 10, a large, beautifully diverse, and attentive audience experienced Swar Yatra – A Musical Journey, a concert hosted by KTRU Rice University Radio. Varsha Vakil, who has now organized four South Asian music concerts and three KTRU Outdoor Show (ODS) Indian performances in her nine years as a […]

Kusum Sharma’s Ramleela is on September 24, at VPSS Haveli

Kusum Sharma’s Ramleela  is on September 24, at VPSS Haveli

HOUSTON: UNESCO proclaimed the tradition of Ramleela a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2005. Incidentally from the same year in 2005, this heritage is kept alive in Houston by Kusum Sharma, director and mind behind the 13th annual Ramleela in Houston, which will be presented on September 24th at VPSS […]

KTRU Celebrates 25 Years of its South Asian Music Show *Navrang* with Free Concert

KTRU Celebrates 25 Years of its South Asian Music Show *Navrang* with Free Concert

By Sreyas Menon HOUSTON: KTRU Rice University Radio will celebrate 25 years of its Navrang specialty show from 5 to 7 PM on Sunday, September 10, with a free concert, Swar Yatra – A Musical Journey. Navrang (meaning “nine colors” in Hindi) show on KTRU treats listeners to the beauty of South Asian music with […]

Intricate Dances Showcase the Incredible Diversity of India

Intricate Dances Showcase the  Incredible Diversity of India

Click Here for Photo Collage By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: There is a language to dance which those of us who have two left feet can never fathom but can certainly be in awe of. It is a language that has many facets, encompassing hands, feet, hips, arms, fingers – and even just as importantly, facial […]

Incredible India: Unity in Diversity

Incredible India: Unity in Diversity

HOUSTON: Incredible India is being presented by Indian Performing Arts, Samskriti at the Miller Outdoor Theatre on the 19th of August, 2017 at 8.15pm. This popular event is presented in association with the Consulate General of India in Houston and funded by the Texas Commission on the Arts and the City of Houston through the Miller […]

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