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Silambam Houston Celebrates $103K Donation from Green Mountain Energy Sun Club

Silambam Houston Celebrates $103K Donation from Green Mountain Energy Sun Club

PEARLAND: Silambam Houston is embracing sustainability with the installation of a rooftop solar array and a new pavilion at its Pearland dance studio thanks to a grant of nearly $103,000 from Green Mountain Energy Sun Club. The 14.58 kW solar array is expected to offset 100 percent of the building’s energy needs and save the organization […]

‘Malhar’ : An Enriching Story that Will Warm Your Heart

‘Malhar’ : An Enriching Story that Will Warm Your Heart

By Dhaval Roy Review: Director Vishal Kumbhar skilfully blends three stories—heartwarming tales of friendship, poignant struggles, and even touches of tragedy, ensuring each emotion resonates in perfect harmony, withoutone overpowering the other. The film starts strong, venturing into a scene at a burial ground before effortlessly shifting to a delightful adventure of two young boys, […]

Tanishq: Your First Anniversay Necklace and Second Honeymoon Bracelet at $0.00

Tanishq: Your First Anniversay Necklace and Second Honeymoon Bracelet at $0.00

‘Mr. & Mrs. Mahi’ : A Unique Sports Drama about Dreams and Self-discovery

‘Mr. & Mrs. Mahi’ : A Unique Sports Drama about Dreams and Self-discovery

By Dhaval Roy Story: An average and failed cricketer coaches his talented wife to qualify for the national team. During this journey, the husband-wife duo learns about individuality, chasing dreams, and defeating insecurities. Review: Sports dramas usually paint the same picture: athletes overcoming odds with their grit and pushing their limits to achieve glory. Director Sharan […]

‘Barah x Barah’ : A Poignant Look at Life, Loss, and Change

‘Barah x Barah’ : A Poignant Look at Life, Loss, and Change

By Dhaval Roy Story: A “death photographer” (capturing the deceased’s final image before cremation) grapples with life’s impermanence at Varanasi’s Manikarnika ghat. As his profession fades with the rise of smartphones, he faces the loss of meaning in his work but also the potential need to migrate for a more secure future. Review: The poignant drama […]

‘Kartam Bhugtam’ : This Taut Psychological Thriller Effective in Its Messaging

‘Kartam Bhugtam’ : This Taut Psychological Thriller Effective in Its Messaging

By Ronal Kotecha Story: NRI Dev Joshi (Shreyas Talpade) wants to consolidate his dead father’s assets and cash, but the course of his life changes when he meets a highly acclaimed astrologer. Review: What goes around, comes around. That’s the most basic rule of life and often the fear that pushes most individuals to do the […]

Gujarati Sahitya Sarita, Launch of a Book: ‘Smriti Sampada’

Gujarati Sahitya Sarita, Launch of a Book: ‘Smriti Sampada’

HOUSTON: A recently published book ‘Smriti Sampada’ (Treasure of Memories) was launched by Gujarati Sahitya Sarita (GSS) Houston on 27th April, 2024 at Sri Sharadamba Temple Auditorium. More than 165 literature-lovers spent the evening to celebrate the public dedication (Lockarpana) of this book.  The event was attended by 10 co-authors (out of 15) who travelled […]

‘Srikanth’: An Honest and Understated Biopic that Goes beyond Glorification

‘Srikanth’: An Honest and Understated Biopic that Goes beyond Glorification

By Dhaval Roy Story: The biopic follows the journey of the visually-impaired industrialist Srikanth Bolla (Rajkummar Rao), his educational and entrepreneurial challenges, and how he overcame them with the help of his teacher and business partner. Review: When a famous personality’s tale is fictionalised for the silver screen, you can expect a biopic that revels […]

Team Members at Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake Conroe | Houston Receive Certification from Maharani Weddings

Team Members at Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake Conroe | Houston Receive Certification from Maharani Weddings

MONTGOMERY, Texas – Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake Conroe | Houston is proud to announce that two of its catering sales managers, Alex Trego, and Caitlin Bracewell, have recently received certification from Maharani, an esteemed authority in South Asian weddings. The certification further enhances the resort’s ability to handle the unique requirements of South Asian weddings. To […]

Heeramandi: Dazzles with Stellar Performances, Visual Grandeur

Heeramandi: Dazzles with Stellar Performances, Visual Grandeur

By Dhaval Roy Story: Set in the 1920s, the series is about a group of tawaifs (courtesans) from the red-light district, Heeramandi, in Lahore. While their queen’s reign is threatened by a rival, rebellion brews in British-ruled India. And love blossoms between a tawaif and a Nawab. Review: Evoking the allure and bewitching world of tawaifs […]

A Grand Vaisakhi Mela Full of Dance, Wedding, Gidha & Bhangra!

A Grand Vaisakhi Mela Full of Dance, Wedding, Gidha & Bhangra!

HOUSTON: This year’s Grand Vaisakhi Mela took a cue from last year’s event and turned it around by holding performances at a new elegant venue with plenty of space for the food and merchandising booths. The event was held on Saturday, April 20 at the Morris Cultural Arts Center of the Houston Christian University campus […]

Talent on Parade at HD&D’s ‘Talaash – Ek Hunar Ki Khoj’ Contest

Talent on Parade at HD&D’s ‘Talaash – Ek Hunar Ki Khoj’ Contest

KATY, TX: After an absence of almost six years due to COVID and other delays, HD&D Events, an entertainment group based in Houston, once again brought its Unique Versatile Talent Competition – “Talaash – Ek Hunar Ki Khoj (Season 2)” to the stage with the grand finale held at the Palacio Maria Event Center on […]

‘Ruslaan’ : This Formulaic Actioner Relies Heavily on Style over Substance

‘Ruslaan’ : This Formulaic Actioner Relies Heavily on Style over Substance

By Ronak Kotecha Synopsis: Ruslaan (Aayush Sharma) is determined to prove he’s not defined by his father’s reputation as a terrorist. To clear his name, he wants a permanent role in India’s elite intelligence agency, RAW. However, his intense urge to do the right thing often leads him into situations that are more complex and dangerous […]

Hasya Kavi-Sammelan: A Celebration of Poetry, Wit, Culture and Laughter

Hasya Kavi-Sammelan: A Celebration of Poetry, Wit, Culture and Laughter

HOUSTON: International Hindi Association’s Houston Chapter ( IHA) annual Hasya Kavi-Sammelan is one of those occasions that offer the warmth, intimacy and a feeling of homeland India. On Saturday 13th April evening, poetry enthusiasts and connoisseurs of Hindi literature gathered at the GSH for a mesmerizing journey through ghazals, geet, satire, verses, jokes and laughter. […]

IAA Premiers Kathak Ballet “Satrangi Re…” Shades of Love

IAA Premiers Kathak Ballet “Satrangi Re…” Shades of Love

HOUSTON: Satrangi Re…Shades of Love premiered at the Wortham Center on Saturday April 20, 2024. IAA presented the Kathak ballet conceptualized and performed by Deepa Devasena and her troupe, the Kathak Dance Collective. The performance also featured Houston’s own dance leaders Dolly Goyal, of Steps for Dancing school, and Ekta Popat, of Storytellers School of […]

‘Do Aur Do Pyaar’ : A Charming Narrative Lifts this Familiar Saga

‘Do Aur Do Pyaar’ : A Charming Narrative Lifts this Familiar Saga

By Dhaval Roy Story: A couple is having secret affairs to overcome the boredom in their marriage. A trip out of town rekindles their chemistry, and the tables turn. Torn between their lovers and spouses, will they resolve their issues or separate as they have quietly planned? Review: Based on the film The Lovers, the romantic comedy introduces […]

‘Amar Singh Chamkila’: Diljit Dosangh is Outstanding in this Thoughtful and Redemptive Biopic

‘Amar Singh Chamkila’: Diljit Dosangh is Outstanding in this Thoughtful and Redemptive Biopic

By Renuka Vyavahare Synopsis: Based on a true tragedy, the musical looks back at Amar Singh Chamkila, Punjab’s popular but disgraced slain singer. Belonging to the ill-fated 27 club, he and his wife Amarjot, were shot dead in the late 80s by masked gunmen. The killings were preceded by anonymous threats directed at the singer […]

‘Patna Shuklla’: Raveena Tandon Film Champions a Feisty Woman’s Fight against the High and Mighty

‘Patna Shuklla’: Raveena Tandon Film Champions a Feisty Woman’s Fight against the High and Mighty

By Shubhra Gupta Small-town women taking on the high and mighty is a familiar theme, but one that can always do with a refresh, because what’s not to like about feisty ladies? Just last month, we had Bhumi Pednekar’s brave reporter revealing the true face of a gang that preyed upon helpless girls in a […]

A Night to Remember at Gopaal Seyn’s RedBlue Arts Gallery

A Night to Remember at Gopaal Seyn’s RedBlue Arts Gallery

By Sanchali Basu SUGAR LAND: On March 25th, the RedBlueArts Gallery was abuzz with an air of celebration and inspiration as it hosted a remarkable art reception. The event marked a significant milestone for a dedicated group of students and their mentor Gopaal Seyn, whose collective artistic journey reached a new pinnacle of recognition and […]

‘Crew’: Funny, Frivolous and Delectable Crime Comedy

‘Crew’: Funny, Frivolous and Delectable Crime Comedy

By Renuka Vyavahare Story: Circumstances lead three hustlers to a gold smuggling racket. It’s all fun and games until conscience comes calling. Review: Girls gotta have some fun and Bollywood is finally listening. Co-workers Geeta Sethi (Tabu), Jasmine Kohli (Kareena Kapoor Khan) and Divya Rana (Kriti Sanon) serve looks and then some hospitality to the passengers […]

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