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Houston’s Radio Host Gets Probation, Issues Statement!

Houston’s Radio Host Gets Probation, Issues Statement!

HOUSTON: Sunil Thakkar, 51, the popular host of the Music Masala radio program and associated cruises and media events, has pleaded guilty in Harris County Court to the charge of sexually assaulting a minor. Judge Ramona Franklin of the 338th District Court in Harris County sentenced Thakkar on Wednesday, Oct. 25 to deferred adjudication of […]

Festival of India – Greater Houston Rath Yatra 2017

Festival of India – Greater Houston Rath Yatra 2017

THE WOODLANDS: The rain clouds disappeared into thin layers of heavenly covering while the gorgeous thick forest trees surrounded the site for the 5th Annual Greater Houston Rath Yatra on Saturday, June 24. The Char Dham Hindu Temple and Star Plus presented this year’s Festival of India at a new location: the Char Dham Hindu […]

Go Go Go… Go Pagal… Holi Hai!

Go Go Go… Go Pagal… Holi Hai!

HOUSTON: Ever imagined what it would be like to be on set for a Bollywood Movie Holi Song shoot? It would be just like joining over 16,000 at HOUSTON HOLI 2017. The Festival of Colors exploded all afternoon with bursts of color powder, colored smoke grenades, bubbles, hazers and people of every color, “tere gaal […]

Greater Houston Rath Yatra at Discovery Green, July 9

Greater Houston Rath Yatra at Discovery Green, July 9

HOUSTON: Houston is getting ready to  Celebrate the Greater Houston Rath Yatra, with a fabulous Parade of Indian Chariots, Cultural Dances, Music, Bazaar and Street Foods at Discovery Green on July 9, from 6-10 PM. Rath Yatra which originated thousands of years ago in Puri, India, will be celebrated on a grand scale in this […]

Anthony Bourdain Interviews Sunil T at Lunch

Anthony Bourdain Interviews Sunil T at Lunch

By IAN Correspondent HOUSTON: CNN Parts Unknown celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain interviewed Sunil Thakkar over an hour and half long lunch at Himalaya Restaurant in Little India last week.   Bourdain, who typically spends a great part of his interviews munching on the flavorful cuisine, often sat mesmerized as Thakkar answered questions about his childhood in […]

Masala Radio Sizzles the Summer Sale at Exclusive Furniture

Masala Radio Sizzles the Summer Sale at Exclusive Furniture

By:  Rohit Rao RICHMOND: For the last 17 years, the team at Exclusive Furniture has been providing Houstonians with great furniture at even greater prices. Founded by Sam Zavery, Exclusive Furniture has grown from a single store in the Almeda Mall to 6 independent locations all over Houston. Last Sunday, Exclusive Furniture rocked an awesome […]

Sold Out Houston Diwali Mela Brimming with Mumbai Style Celebrations

  Click here for photo collage   By IAN Correspondent HOUSTON: A record early turnout marked this year’s Houston Diwali Mela at the Skeeters Stadium on October 25.  The benevolent Gods cancelled all rain for the week, instead sending halka sa cooling evening breezes to nearly 10,000 patrons in a yet again sold out event […]

What Makes Diwali Diwali ?

By Malay Vyas HOUSTON: Is it the thousand twinkling lights, the aroma of sweet delicacies arising from the kitchen, making numerous phone calls back home to talk with parents, cousins, uncles and aunts, or is it a flurry of house parties?  Diwali is nostalgia of Diwalis past, a celebration of all you have, and anticipation […]