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Infused Performing Arts 6th Halftime Performance, Showcases Best of Bollywood

Infused Performing Arts 6th Halftime Performance, Showcases Best of Bollywood

Click Here for Photo Collage By Akhila Kumar HOUSTON: As thousands of viewers filed into the Toyota Center on Saturday, April, 7, they had no idea they were in for more than just a show down between James Harden and Russell Westbrook. Houston’s premier Bollywood dance company, Infused Performing Arts, took to the courts for […]

When You Tickle the Funnybone in Hindi, it Just Feels More Hilarious!

When You Tickle the Funnybone in Hindi, it Just Feels More Hilarious!

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: This 11th annual Hasya Kavi Sammelan (Laughing Poet’s Society) organized, once again, by the local chapter of the International Hindi Association in conjunction with the India Culture Center was held again this year at India House on Sunday, April 22 in the late afternoon at 4:30, starting with a tea and […]

Celebrating Bengali New Year in the Heart of Texas

Celebrating Bengali New Year in the Heart of Texas

HOUSTON: Houston Durga Bari celebrated Poila Baishakh in the heart of Texas with a day full of fantastic events on Sunday, April 15. It brought the Indian and Bangladeshi communities, Durga Bari and Tagore Society of Houston , together at our home away from home right here in Houston, celebrating Poila Baishakh.   The Tagore […]

The Spectacular Utsavam at Sri Guruvayurappan Temple, Houston

The Spectacular Utsavam at Sri Guruvayurappan Temple, Houston

By Chittoor K. Ramachandran HOUSTON: Greater Houston is looking forward to this season of Indian cultural extravaganza. Year after year, this is the time hundreds of families from nearby towns look forward to rush to Sri Guruvayurappan Temple. The annual festival (Utsavam) of this temple falls this year during April 26 through May 5.  Unique […]

IMS Presents Rahul Sharma and Aditya Kalyanpur

IMS Presents Rahul Sharma and Aditya Kalyanpur

HOUSTON: Santoor was brought from folk music to mainstream classical music by Pt. Shivkumar Sharma. In his lifetime, he achieved this great feat and as a result the world got to hear this incredibly sweet instrument as the lead instrument. Prior to that santoor was part of the folk and Bollywood background music. Ustad Zakir […]

Houston Embraces a Vibrant Jamboree of Fine Arts & Culture

Houston Embraces a Vibrant  Jamboree of Fine Arts & Culture

By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON:  “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time”. This famous quote by Thomas Merton is apt as art has the power to mesmerize. Houston’s colorful personality was felicitated by a captivating MFAH Mixed Media event on Friday, April 6. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston […]

New Teen, Miss & Mrs Bollywood International 2018 Crowned!

New Teen, Miss & Mrs Bollywood International 2018 Crowned!

Contestants from all Over USA Participated! STAFFORD: Bollywood Shake hosted its 7th Annual Bollywood Pageant International 2018 at the Stafford Civic Center on Sunday, April 8. This year’s show under the direction of Pageant Director, Ruchika Dias, Pageant Choreographer, Priti Islam and Pageant Coordinator, Bindhya Babu was extremely glamorous, entertaining and inspiring!  Contestants from all […]

Puranava Culture Fest Showcases India – from Ancient to the Modern

Puranava Culture Fest Showcases India – from Ancient to the Modern

PEARLAND: At a time when most people identify modern India with Bollywood and ancient India with complicated religious practices, the Puranava Children’s Indian Culture Fest brought a fresh experience of both ancient and modern India — the real India with her essentially philosophical underlying way of life coupled with the bright, colorful diversity of her […]

Kruthi Bhat of Texas, Youngest Recipient of the “Kala Rathna” Title

Kruthi Bhat of Texas, Youngest Recipient of the “Kala Rathna” Title

By Dr. Lakshmi Srivaths HOUSTON : Kruthi Bhat was conferred this title at the 41st Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana held in Cleveland, Ohio from March 28 to April 8 celebration. The Kala rathna award is given by the Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana to artists under the age of 35, as an appreciation and recognition for their tireless […]

Sur Sang: One of the Multi-faceted Offerings by CICMH

Sur Sang: One of the Multi-faceted Offerings by CICMH

HOUSTON: This Sunday April 22, Center for Indian Classical Music of Houston (CICMH) presents another concert in its SUR SANG series. The concert will feature, for the first time ever in Houston, the Living Legend of Sitar, Ustad Shahid Parvez and the world-renowned Flautist Maestro Shashank together on the same stage – playing both solo […]

30 Years of Hindi at Bellaire High School, Holika Celebration a Huge Success

30 Years of Hindi at Bellaire High School, Holika Celebration a Huge Success

By Ishani Shethia, Cassandra Martinez & Satya Das HOUSTON: First high school Hindi program of the nation celebrated 30 years of the program on Saturday, March 24 at the Bellaire High School’s auditorium. Almost house full of audience of over 700 guests, parents, and students were entertained with 21 beautiful performances by Bellaire high school […]

Students at Play

Students at Play

In 2006, Geetanjali Kulkarni was attending a seminar on education where she was to share her views and findings about the ways in which mathematics can be taught to children. The actor had been exploring the field of academics with the hope of contributing to children’s lives. She realised that seminars can be monotonous and […]

Hijab-wearing Muslim competes in Miss England

Hijab-wearing Muslim competes in Miss England

Maria Mahmood is to become the first hijab-wearing Muslim to compete in Miss England. The 20-year-old beauty queen who has made it to the semi-finals is hoping to reach the finals. If Maria wins Miss England, she will go on to compete in Miss World. Click here to read more… Credit: beautypageants.indiatimes.com

Over 300 unseen photos of ‘The Beatles’ fetch 253,200 pounds at auction

Over 300 unseen photos of ‘The Beatles’ fetch 253,200 pounds at auction

A teenage portfolio of more than 350 previously unseen photos of The Beatles early invasion of the US has fetched 253,200 pounds ($357,950) at an auction in England, the media reported. The photographer Mike Mitchell’s images show the band arriving in 1964 for their first concerts in Washington D.C. and Baltimore, the Guardian reported on […]

Spoken Sanskrit Workshop Organized by Samskrita Bharati USA in Greater Houston Area

Spoken Sanskrit Workshop Organized by  Samskrita Bharati USA in Greater Houston Area

SUGAR LAND: The weekend of March 3, was special for spoken Sanskrit enthusiasts in the greater Houston area. Samskrita Bharati USA organized a two-day spoken Sanskrit workshop at Shri Krishna Vrindavana, Sugar Land, Texas. The air was reverberating with the sound of the classical language as the language of communication was Sanskrit only during the […]

Was Atlantis a place in India?

Was Atlantis a place in India?

Could the famed Atlantis civilization, which is said to have disappeared mysteriously, have been in India?   Or was Atlantis known to ancient Indians? After all, Atlantis has the reputation of possessing extreme advanced knowledge in mathematics, astronomy, science and architecture.   The same holds true for India as well…there are numerous instances of ancient […]

Vedic Fair 7 Brings Together the Rich Indian Heritage to Houston

Vedic Fair 7 Brings Together the Rich Indian Heritage to Houston

Click here for Photo Collage By Vanshika Vipin Varma KATY: India’s rich cultural heritage encompasses the spectacular flavors of customs, traditions and rituals. The vibrancy, diversity and glory of India come alive each year at the Vedic Fair, and this year’s event was spectacular as ever. The 7th edition of this majestic event was held at the Cinco […]

Hindi Sonnets of Love for the Matrubhoomi (Motherland)

Hindi Sonnets of Love for the Matrubhoomi (Motherland)

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: For those who have been brought up in the culture and shared in the traditions and festivals that shaped them, there is nothing short of love for the country that nurtured them. This is especially true of a culture that values its language and is known for the warmth of its […]

Houston Maharashtra Mandal’s Poetry Paradise

Houston Maharashtra Mandal’s Poetry Paradise

By Varsha Halabe HOUSTON: A rainy afternoon; wet streets and dripping branches, a slight nip in the air and stray renditions of Indian Classical vocal music! What more can one want besides beautiful poetry to accompany it! Around sixty lucky souls witnessed the recitation of the famous Marathi poet and writer Purushottam Shivram Rege’s poetry […]

An Ode to Harmony – Eastern and Western Music & Dance Ensembles

An Ode to Harmony – Eastern and Western Music & Dance Ensembles

MANVEL: A beautiful bouquet of music and dance ensembles from different genres will be presented on February 25, 3 to 6 pm at the Stafford Civic Center (located at 1415 Constitution Ave, Stafford TX), in honor of the 8th anniversary of Houston Namadwaar, a Center for Universal Harmony located in the Pearland/Manvel area. Titled “An […]