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Maheshwari Mahasabha of North America Celebrates ‘Virtual Utsav 2020’

Maheshwari Mahasabha of North America Celebrates ‘Virtual Utsav 2020’

MMNA celebrated a virtual Utsav over the 3 weekends, starting from October 11, 2020 during the festive season of Navratri. These three Sunday evenings consisted of thrilling and entertaining performances. After the opening remarks by Utsav Sootradhar – Jitendra Muchhal, MMNA President – Vikas Bhutada provided the context of celebrating the Utsav and keeping the […]

Eternal Gandhi Museum Gets $100K from Elkins Foundation

Eternal Gandhi Museum Gets $100K from Elkins Foundation

Houston: Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston (EGMH) is delighted to inform you that The Elkins Foundation, has provided a capital grant of $100,000 for the construction of the Museum.  It is the second major foundation after Houston Endowment to offer support to EGMH in the early stages of its capital campaign. We are truly honored and […]

“Mirzapur 2”: Amazon Prime Video Series Gives You Sense of Deja Vu

“Mirzapur 2”: Amazon Prime Video Series Gives You Sense of Deja Vu

By Ektaa Malik Directors: Gurmmeet Singh and Mihir Desai Cast: Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Divyenndu Sharmaa, Ali Fazal, Shweta Tripathi, Rasika Dugal, Harshita Shekhar Gaur, Sheeba Chaddha, Rajesh Tailang, Amit Sial, Isha Talwar, Priyanshu Painyuli, Anjum Sharma, Vijay Varma Rating: Two stars While the backbone of Mirzapur, economically speaking, is the carpet weaving and brassware […]

Mira Nair-directed Vikram Seth’s “A Suitable Boy” to Stream on Netflix

Mira Nair-directed Vikram Seth’s “A Suitable Boy” to Stream on Netflix

Published in 1993, Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy runs for almost 1,500 pages and is deemed as one of the longest novels. Seth’s densely populated world has been adapted into a six-episode series by Mira Nair which will stream on Netflix starting October 23. And before you start watching, here’s a primer on what the […]

“Evil Eye”: Where’s the Horror?

“Evil Eye”: Where’s the Horror?

“Ginny Weds Sunny”: Pallid Writing Spoils the Fun

“Ginny Weds Sunny”: Pallid Writing Spoils the Fun

Mystery Murder Story Set in Colonial Bombay

Mystery Murder Story Set in Colonial Bombay

Set in 1892, Murder in Old Bombay addresses issues prevalent at the turn of the 20th century which are very present today: discrimination against those who do not belong to our ‘in’ group, misogyny, inequality in attitudes toward women. It’s also a heart-felt appeal to the (tiny) Zoroastrian community to update our social norms–or face […]

Classical Arts Society Presents Ramkrishnan Murthy via FB Live

Classical Arts Society Presents Ramkrishnan Murthy via FB Live

The South Indian NRI diaspora in the US has supported classical carnatic music for more than half a century. This is done both by bringing carnatic musicians to perform here in the US, and by having kids born and raised here learn this art in order for them to stay connected to their Indian roots. […]

“Serious Men”: A Bitingly Sharp, Satirical Look at Aspirational India

“Serious Men”: A Bitingly Sharp, Satirical Look at Aspirational India

Richard Dawkins to Honor Javed Akhtar for Secularism

Richard Dawkins to Honor Javed Akhtar for Secularism

London: Their work has inspired and enlightened millions of people around the world and across generations. Their passionate advocacy for reason and their unapologetic questioning of religion and superstition have broken taboos and changed the cultural landscape. On October 24, these two champions of science and secularism will come together for the first time, as […]

“Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare” Daring Subject of Female Desire

“Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare” Daring Subject of Female Desire

Houston Symphony Features Indo-American Composer

Houston Symphony Features Indo-American Composer

Houston: The Houston Symphony’s second concert of the season features works entirely by women composers, and in particular, Indian-American composer Reena Esmail, whose music straddles and unites the worlds of Indian and Western classical music. A brass quintet of Houston Symphony musicians are performing Reena Esmail’s  “Khirkhiyaan: Three Transformations for Brass Quintet”. Meaning “Windows” in […]

Classical Art Society’s Fall Festival Goes Virtual

Classical Art Society’s Fall Festival Goes Virtual

Houston: Classical Arts Society of Houston invites lovers of Carnatic music, aficionados and connoisseurs alike to view its Fall Festival’s “VIRTUAL” line up from September through December. • Saturday, September 26 at 10 am CST – LecDem by Sikkil Gurucharan It begins with a Facebook live lecture demonstration on Saturday, September 26 at 10 am […]

JL50 review: Abhay Deol Web Series has a Wobbly Landing

JL50 review: Abhay Deol Web Series has a Wobbly Landing

Class of ’83 | Bobby Deol | Netflix India

Class of ’83 | Bobby Deol | Netflix India

Indo-American Teens End Racist Logo of “Mahatma Rice” from Houston’s Riviana Foods

Indo-American Teens End Racist Logo of “Mahatma Rice” from Houston’s Riviana Foods

By Madan Goyal Atlanta: One Friday evening, the family was at the dinner table at their grandparents’ house. Rani Shrivastava, 15, looked down at the table and read aloud the newspaper headline about the Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben’s brands being discontinued due to their racist connotations. Her younger brother Rohan, 13, then looked over […]

Khuda Haafiz | Vidyut Jammwal | Shivaleeka Oberoi

Khuda Haafiz | Vidyut Jammwal | Shivaleeka Oberoi

Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl | Netflix India

Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl | Netflix India

Shakuntala Devi | Vidya Balan, Sanya Malhotra

Shakuntala Devi | Vidya Balan, Sanya Malhotra

Raat Akeli Hai | Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte

Raat Akeli Hai | Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte