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Intriguing Drama “Blind Justice” Draws Support for Udavum Karangal

Intriguing Drama “Blind Justice” Draws Support for Udavum Karangal

By Jawahar Malhotra PEARLAND: As the curtain opened, the first set came into view: an Indian court with the high bench for the judge and dockets for the accused and the witnesses on either side. Two Indian flags and the national tri-lion emblem attached on the wall above the judge completed the scene in all […]

Nepalese Artist Lain Singh Bangdel Paintings on Exhibit at Asia Society

Nepalese Artist Lain Singh Bangdel Paintings on Exhibit at Asia Society

HOUSTON: Asia Society Texas (AST) announces its newest exhibition, Lain Singh Bangdel: Moon Over Kathmandu, featuring the abstract modernist work of polymath, novelist, art historian, preservationist, academician, and painter, Lain Singh Bangdel. Made up of approximately 20 works, the exhibition is the first solo show by a Nepali artist at any Asia Society site, and […]

‘Classically Yours with Jyoti’ in 2nd Year

‘Classically Yours with Jyoti’ in 2nd Year

HOUSTON: Classically Yours with Jyoti’ program celebrated its first year anniversary recently at the studio with wellwishers and patrons. You can catch the program every third Saturday 3 to 4 pm on Masala Radio FM 98.7 as part of Indo-American News Unplugged  with Jyoti playing songs based on Classical Indian music with Sudhir Golikeri . […]

Classical Arts Society Presents the Brilliant Sikkil Gurucharan

Classical Arts Society Presents the Brilliant Sikkil Gurucharan

By Ranjana Narasiman It is very rare that traditional purists of Carnatic music and seekers of contemporary aesthetics in Carnatic music see eye to eye on the merits of any concert.  However the versatile and inimitable Sikkil Gurucharan has indeed succeeded in bridging the gaps between these opposing camps, holding all his listeners captive under […]

Assam Team at Texas India Fest in San Antonio

Assam Team at Texas India Fest in San Antonio

Diwali celebrations are held all across the globe with great pomp and cheer.In San Antonio, Texas, the Indian community continues to celebrate and bring all diverse groups together to celebrate Diwali. India Association of San Antonio (IASA) is very passionate about the growing Indian community and engages in organizing cultural events to bring everyone together. […]

A Scintillating Deepavali Concert by Sri Sandeep Narayan

A Scintillating Deepavali Concert by Sri Sandeep Narayan

By Mrs. Sudha Ravi Mani and Dr. Lakshmi Srivaths Sri Sandeep Narayan’s musical journey is an unusual one. He was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and like many of our children here, he listened to rock and hip-hop as a young boy. But, coming from a musical family deeply entrenched in Carnatic Music, […]

Town Center becomes a Village Square Full of Garba Revelers

Town Center becomes a Village Square Full of Garba Revelers

By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND: Over the past decade, the South Asian community has grown so much in the Greater Houston area and is so spread out that there are dense pockets of desis scattered all across the region. But none rival the community that lives in Ft Bend county, and especially in Sugar Land. […]

Isha Mishra Sings National Anthem in Charlotte

Isha Mishra Sings National Anthem in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE: The crowd roared as a 14 year old ordinary Indian American girl from Charlotte, North Carolina nailed her last note in front of a crowd of 8,000 people. Isha Mishra, a student and aspiring theatre performer, beautifully sang the US National Anthem in Charlotte’s Bojangles Coliseum on October 15.  The successful performance is the culmination […]

14th Indian Film Festival of Houston: A Rousing Success

14th Indian Film Festival of Houston: A Rousing Success

HOUSTON: For the past fourteen years, Sutapa Ghosh, Founder and Executive Director of the Indian Film Festival of Houston (IFFH), has watched the annual event mature. What began as an idea to introduce Houstonians to true Indian cinema has grown both in size and in scope, attracting movie-goers not only from our local diverse communities […]

Indo-American Association Hosts ‘While My Sitar Gently Sings’

Indo-American Association Hosts ‘While My Sitar Gently Sings’

By Jyoti Kulkarni HOUSTON: On Sept. 24, the Indo-American Association hosted Ustad Shujaat Khan’s  “While My Sitar Gently Sings”, accompanied on tabla by Gourisankar and Nitin Mitta at the Stafford Performing Arts Center. Shujaat Husain Khan is one of the greatest North Indian musicians and sitar player of his generation. He belongs to the Imdadkhani […]

Indian Film Festival to Honor Film Director Satyajit Ray

Indian Film Festival to Honor Film Director Satyajit Ray

HOUSTON: The Indian Film Festival of Houston (IFFH) has several surprises in store, according to Sutapa Ghosh, Founder and Executive Director of the city’s annual cultural event. Celebrating its fourteenth anniversary, it will highlight the seventy-fifth year of India’s Independence. Called Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the country remembers the long struggle for freedom. On August […]

“Harmony of Our Languages”: A Soul-Stirring Concert by TM Krishna & Party

“Harmony of Our Languages”: A Soul-Stirring Concert by TM Krishna & Party

HOUSTON: This was a note on our calendars; the Houston audience had eagerly awaited this event. After a long period of virtual concerts, this was the first live concert under the auspices of Classical Arts Society of Houston, and it commenced the 2022 fall season. In the spirit of Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, CAS together […]

IAA Hosts Original Lucknow Gharana Concert with Dr. Pooja Goswami Pavan

IAA Hosts Original Lucknow Gharana Concert with Dr. Pooja Goswami Pavan

By Chandra K. Mittal, Ph.D. HOUSTON: Indo-American Association, Houston (IAA) did it again. This time it was with Dr. Pooja Goswami Pavan of Minneapolis, MN, who is a professor, scholar and performer in vocal Hindustani Classical Music. On Saturday, September 10, 2022, IAA yet again mesmerized the audience with presentation of SABRANG by Dr. Pooja […]

Jaipur Literary Festival Houston Returns In Person, Features Local Authors

Jaipur Literary Festival Houston Returns In Person, Features Local Authors

HOUSTON: With bated breath, the literati of Houston awaited the in-person return of JLF Houston, September 9-10 with events at the Asia Society and India House. This year, JLF celebrated the unique culture, diversity, and energy of the Bayou City- on-ground in partnership with Asia Society Texas, Inprint, University of Houston, India House and Pondicheri […]

Varsha Bajaj’s ‘Thirst’ on New York Times Best Seller List

Varsha Bajaj’s ‘Thirst’ on New York Times Best Seller List

HOUSTON: A New York Times Bestseller for middle-grade fiction, Houstonian Varsha Bajaj’s ‘Thirst” is the riveting story of a heroic girl who fights for her belief that water should be for everyone. Minni lives in the poorest part of Mumbai, where access to water is limited to a few hours a day and the communal […]

Masterji’s Play Brings Maharana Pratap & Jivram Bhatt to Life

Masterji’s Play Brings Maharana Pratap & Jivram Bhatt to Life

By Jawahar Malhotra STAFFORD: Year after year, Indravadan Trivedi, the man belovedly known as Masterji by many in the community, has brought out plays based on famous Hindu figures and historical events from India’s glorious past.  His sets have always been ablaze with brilliant costumes and an abundance of actors who spend weeks rehearsing their […]

JLF Houston is Back and On-Ground

JLF Houston is Back and On-Ground

HOUSTON: Teamwork Arts, producer of the iconic annual Jaipur Literature Festival and the international extensions of JLF, returns with the 5th edition of JLF Houston on-ground this year, in partnership with Asia Society Texas, Inprint, University of Houston, India House and Pondicheri restaurant. Scheduled to take place from September 9th–10th 2022, spanning a wide genre of literature, this edition of the festival will blend South Asia’s […]

Eye-Catching ICC I-Fest Program Captivates the Houston Audience

Eye-Catching ICC I-Fest Program Captivates the Houston Audience

By Jawahar Malhotra STAFFORD: Last year when the India Culture Center held the celebration of India’s Independence Day, they turned the hall on it’s head quite literally by shifting the stage and the settings 90 degrees. The stage was set right across the front entrance doors for a better visual effect and everything else followed […]

Puranava India Cuture Fest Celebrated as Pearland Mayor Recognizes with Proclamation

Puranava India Cuture Fest Celebrated as Pearland Mayor Recognizes with Proclamation

The 4th Annual Puranava India Culture Fest, organized by Global Organization for Divinity, was held at Pearland Town Center on the lovely summer afternoon of Aug 13. The event saw a moving crowd of almost 1000 through the day from across the Greater Houston area and other parts of Texas including Austin and Dallas. The event […]

Akshaya Patra Gala Features Musical Concert by Sanjeevani Bhelande Orchestra

Akshaya Patra Gala Features Musical Concert by Sanjeevani Bhelande Orchestra

HOUSTON: The Akshaya Patra Houston Chapter held a Musical Concert by Sanjeeivani Bhelande and as a fund-raising event on Saturday August 13th 2022. The hall was filled with melodious music by Sanjeevani and her orchestra for nearly three hours. This event was chaired by Mr. Ashok Shah and supported by Sanjeev Yamdagini, Samrat Bera, Roopa […]

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