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New Art Gallery in Sugar Land by Gopal Seyn

New Art Gallery in Sugar Land by Gopal Seyn

HOUSTON: Gopaal Seyn, eminent Indian-American artist residing in Houston, Texas, welcomed residents of Houston to his new art Gallery in Sugar Land on April 25,2022. Guests came and saw his artwork, had a glass of wine, soocialized and immersed themselves in beautiful pieces of art. This is an unique art Gallery as it promotes Indian […]

‘KGF 2’: Too Much Sound, Lot of Fury, Little Impact

‘KGF 2’: Too Much Sound, Lot of Fury, Little Impact

Silambam Sisterhood: Carrying Forward the Legacy of Classical Dance

Silambam Sisterhood: Carrying Forward the Legacy of Classical Dance

By Lavanya Prabu HOUSTON: The rubies of Guru Sudharani Raghupathy’s silambam are spread all over the world and on a glorious night in Houston, four of those rubies came together to provide a sparkling evening of splendorous dance. Smt. Smita Magal, Dr. Srimathy Mohan, Smt. Priya Murle and Dr. Lavanya Rajagopalan, all students of Padma […]

Storytellers School of Dance Presents “Reflections” Kathak Performances

Storytellers School of Dance Presents “Reflections” Kathak Performances

Storytellers School of Dance (SSD) brought its fifth season to end with an exciting, colorful, and energizing display of Kathak performances on April 24, 2022, at the Stafford Civic Center in Stafford, Texas.  The nearly 500 people that attended “Reflections” were treated to resonating ghunghroos, lightning speed chakkars, and the melody of live Tabla.  In […]

Origins National Classical Dance Competition Held for College Teams

Origins National Classical Dance Competition Held for College Teams

By Aishwarya Chitnis & Renny Padiyara HOUSTON: Origins Classical Dance Championship is a national competition for college dance teams across the country that promote the classical dance styles including Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathak and Odissi. Origins Championship is an organization that was founded in 2019 by a group of individuals determined to shed light and bring […]

ZEE5 Global welcomes Tamil New Year with Oru Awesome Thudakkam

ZEE5 Global welcomes Tamil New Year with Oru Awesome Thudakkam

ZEE5 Global, the largest platform for South-Asian content announced a compelling content line-up in Tamil at a glittering star-studded gala – Oru Awesome Thodakkam in Chennai. In attendance at the soiree were some of the most noted stalwarts of the Tamil entertainment industry including renowned director, screenwriter, and producer Vetrimaaran who is releasing his first original series Nilamellam Ratham, featuring […]

SS Rajamouli delivers an epic mythological action superhero bromance

SS Rajamouli delivers an epic mythological action superhero bromance

Written by Shubhra Gupta RRR is a roaring, rearing, rousing mix of genres — epic-mythological-action-superhero-bromance, that very SS Rajamouli concoction, which we are invited to swallow in one humungous gulp. It is also, needless to say, deafeningly loud. But given that the film compelled me to stay with it, and granted me much fun while at it, […]

More than 200 of a Mixed Audience Appreciate Screening of ‘The Kashmir Files’ in Katy

More than 200 of a Mixed Audience Appreciate Screening of ‘The Kashmir Files’ in Katy

By Sunita Ticku Bhan KATY: On a nice sunny Sunday afternoon of April the 3rd, more than 200 people came out to watch “ The Kashmir Files “ on an invite only event. The movie is based on 700 testimonials of the affected genocide victims. It is a true depiction of the events that lead […]

Asia Society of Houston Presents ‘Samskriti: A Story. A Song, and a Dance

Asia Society of Houston Presents ‘Samskriti: A Story. A Song, and a Dance

THE SUN IS THE BEST ANTISEPTIC This simple sentence from Jean Donatto’s introductory welcome set the tone for the brilliance that emanated from the stage and warmed the hearts of the audiences at Samskriti’s world premiere of A Story. A Song, and A Dance, presented by the Asia Society Texas Center on Saturday, March 26. […]

15,000 Crazy Masala Fans Experience Holi Madness!

15,000 Crazy Masala Fans Experience Holi Madness!

HOUSTON: Looking at the joyful, color-streaked faces of nearly 15,000, it was clear that Good had triumphed over Evil, the essence of HOLI.  Masala Radio 98.7 FM organized Houston HOLI Festival of Colors in under 6 weeks.  A monumental challenge after COVID, with labor and supply shortages like never seen.  Indeed, it was apparent on […]

Classical Arts Society of Houston’s “Deekshita Dhruvapada”: A Magical Confuence of Dhrupad and Carnatic Music

Classical Arts Society of Houston’s “Deekshita Dhruvapada”: A Magical Confuence of Dhrupad and Carnatic Music

  Concert description below by Vidwan T.V, Ramprasadh himself When The Classical Arts Society of Houston wanted me to perform an exclusive Muthuswami Dikshithar concert, I was extremely happy, more due to the fact that I belong to the lineage coming out of Muthuswami Dikshitar (1775-1835). I am a student of S. Rajam, who had […]

Grammy Winner Ricky Kej Brings Post-Covid Spring to Houston

Grammy Winner Ricky Kej Brings Post-Covid Spring to Houston

By Chandra K. Mittal, Ph.D. Co-Founder, Indo-American association (IAA) HOUSTON: Finally, after two years of COVID winter which began in March 2020, Houston welcomed the post-Covid Spring of life with 2022 Season Opener of Indo-American Association (IAA) with none other than Grammy winner Ricky Kej from India and his team of environmentally conscious musicians. The […]

Holi: Festival of Colors — Fun-filled Mega Charity Event

Holi: Festival of Colors — Fun-filled Mega Charity Event

HOUSTON: Holi – Festival of colors 2022 is set to take place Sunday, March 20, 2022, from 11 AM – 4 PM in India House Grounds at 8888, West Bellfort Avenue, Houston, Texas 77031 – Award winning Bollywood celebrities with perform LIVE & host this Grand Holi, a Mega Fun-filled Charity Event to experience Color […]

Are You Ready for an In-Person Holi Fest — Masala Radio’s 13th Houston Holi Festival with Jay Sean

Are You Ready for an In-Person Holi Fest — Masala Radio’s 13th Houston Holi Festival with Jay Sean

HOUSTON: After what seems to have been a 2 year long winter…people are so excited to celebrate Good over Evil – the Harvest – everything that is fresh, vibrant…ALIVE!  Masala Radio 98.7 FM presents the 13th Annual  HOUSTON HOLI – the Indian Festival of Colors on SAT MAR 26th 11AM – 5PM.  This year’s featuring concert is […]

Ricky Kej & The World Ensemble Live — The One Earth Concert

Ricky Kej & The World Ensemble Live — The One Earth Concert

Ricky Kej is a Grammy Award-winning Indian music composer and environmentalist. He has performed at venues in over 30 countries including at the United Nations headquarters in New York and Geneva. Kej was named a UNCCD Land Ambassador at the COP14 to raise public awareness about the challenges of land degradation, desertification and drought. Kej […]

‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’: A Visual Treat

‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’: A Visual Treat

By Shubhra Gupta MUMBAI: The only way you can enjoy Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi is to embrace its extravagantly-constructed universe — the elaborate sets that make up the red-light area of Kamathipura that becomes the location of most of the film’s run-time, the frames which look like art deco paintings, and, most crucially, the very […]

‘Prayer for Care’ giving Shradhanjali to late Lata Mangeshkar

‘Prayer for Care’ giving Shradhanjali to late Lata Mangeshkar

HOUSTON: The Prayer for Care sessions, created by Mrs. Vinita Arora, began in 2020 in order to circumvent the immense amount of anxiety created around the world, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The platform has weekly zoom sessions, allowing for members to become a part of mantra chanting and bhajans. Prayer for Care […]

Coming Soon: Tagore Grove Memorial in Houston

Coming Soon: Tagore Grove Memorial in Houston

By Pradeep Anand HOUSTON: Rabindranath Tagore visited the City of Houston on February 13, 1921. He spoke at Rice University and our city played a significant role in Gurudev Tagore’s effort in raising funds for Shantiniketan. Houston was the number one contributor on the tour that included New York, Boston, Chicago and many other U.S. […]

ZEE5 Global Brings New Content with Mithya, Tonic, Vilangu and Bangarraju

ZEE5 Global Brings New Content with Mithya, Tonic, Vilangu and Bangarraju

~This weekend, binge five titles in five different languages, only on ZEE5 Global~ With one of the best regional content libraries in the country, ZEE5 Global, the largest streaming platform for South Asian content, is bringing to you five new shows and movies in five different languages this weekend. On February 18, the platform released […]

Lies, Love, Chaos and More: Zee5 Global’s Latest Series ‘Mithya’ is Unmissable

Lies, Love, Chaos and More: Zee5 Global’s Latest Series ‘Mithya’ is Unmissable

Soon after releasing its successful original – Kaun Banegi Shikharwati, the largest streaming platform for South Asian content, ZEE5 Global will release another original web series – Mithya. Produced by Applause Entertainment in association with Rose Audio Visual Production, the show is a psychological drama that navigates through the conflicted relationship between a Hindi literature professor Juhi, and her student Rhea. What sparks […]

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