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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

BEST HOLI EVER: Masala Radio FM 98.7’s Houston Holi Festival of Colors

BEST HOLI EVER: Masala Radio FM 98.7’s Houston Holi Festival of Colors

HOUSTON: Over 13,000 thousand chimed…one of the BEST HOLI’s EVER!!  Masala Radio 98.7 FM’s management team agrees…best God-blessed weather…best venue, best crowd, most sponsors, greatest giveaways, most delicious food court, and the most performers…EVER!!  Weeks before Holi, every day on radio, Sunil T had been praying to God for overcast clouds so families could really […]

‘Dimensions of Tabla’ with Guru Shantilal Shah Captivates Houston Audience

‘Dimensions of Tabla’ with Guru Shantilal Shah Captivates Houston Audience

By Jigisha Doshi A packed house at the Stafford Civic Center resonated with the vibrant rhythms and melodies of Dimensions of Tabla. Organized by the Indian Music Society, Houston, and led by the esteemed Guru Shantilal Shah, the event showcased the crucial role of tabla players in enriching musical performances. The evening began with a […]

Captivating Provocative, Evocative Films at 16th Indian Film Festival Houston

Captivating Provocative, Evocative Films at 16th Indian Film Festival Houston

HOUSTON: The Indian Film Festival of Houston has long been recognized for the excellence and variety of its selections. The 16th annual event, held once again at the Asia Society on Southmore St. in the Museum District, outdid itself this year. Chosen from 47 submissions, the shorts, documentaries, and feature films were unlike the ones […]

DAV Celebrates 200th Birth anniversary of Swami Dayanand Saraswati

DAV Celebrates 200th Birth anniversary of Swami Dayanand Saraswati

By Acharya Bramdeo HOUSTON: On Sunday, February 25, students, parents, teachers, and volunteers joined to mark the occasion, and pay tribute to the eminent social, religious, economic, and political reformer – Swami Dayanand, the founder of the Arya Samaj at its location on Schiller Road on the city’s far westside. The educational reforms served as […]

How Do I Love You? in Hindi Verses and Song by International Hindi Association

How Do I Love You? in Hindi Verses and Song by International Hindi Association

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Nothing touches the Desi mind and heart more than the mesmerizing sounds of music and song and the tantalizing smells and taste of spicy food. Both were available in ample quantities last Friday evening, February 16 as the International Hindi Association celebrated Valentine’s Day, never mind it was two days past […]

“Everything Here Belongs to You” Explores Love, Betrayal, Redemption

“Everything Here Belongs to You” Explores Love, Betrayal, Redemption

SUGAR LAND: Author Saborna Roychowdhury’s latest novel, Everything Here Belongs to You, is a captivating exploration of love, betrayal, and redemption set against the rich tapestry of Indian political history and culture. In the vein of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Roychowdhury draws from her own family’s experiences, weaving a spellbinding narrative that delves deep into the […]

A Mesmerizing Performance at IMAGH’s Ghazals Evening

A Mesmerizing Performance at IMAGH’s Ghazals Evening

By Rahat Sultana HOUSTON: Never one to flinch at the prospect of holding a mushaira to brighten up the spirits, the Indian Muslim Assoc. of Greater Houston started the New Year off with an evening of ghazals on Saturday, February 3 at the Elite restaurant on Hwy 6 South. The evening was attended by a […]

Houston Tech Leader Shines in Haut Monde Mrs. India Worldwide 2024

Houston Tech Leader Shines in Haut Monde Mrs. India Worldwide 2024

HOUSTON -– In an inspiring blend of beauty and intellect, Mrs. Devshree Golecha from Houston, Texas, has been announced as a finalist in the prestigious Haut Monde Mrs. India Worldwide 2024. This leading beauty pageant, known for its inclusive and diverse platform, celebrates women from all walks of life, empowering them to showcase their beauty […]

16th Indian Film Festival of Houston: Unique, World Class Cinema

16th Indian Film Festival of Houston: Unique, World Class Cinema

WHO :  16th Indian Film Festival of Houston WHAT : Film Screenings, Live Q&A with filmmakers, Entertainment – Moodafaruka, Music without Borders Reception and Food – Verandah, A Taste of India WHEN:  Friday, February 23, 2024: 4 – 9:30 pm, and, Saturday, February 24, 2024: 4 – 9:30 pm WHERE:  Asia Society Texas Center, 1370 […]

Indo-American Association Announces 2024 Performing Arts Season

Indo-American Association Announces 2024 Performing Arts Season

IAA Receives Award as a “Houston Cultural Treasure HOUSTON: Indo-American Association (IAA) proudly presents its 2024 Season celebrating three decades of performing arts and cultural dialogue. For thirty years, IAA, a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization, has worked relentlessly to promote Indian arts and culture in Greater Houston as well as nationally. The organization is now […]

Gopaal Seyn’s Art Students Put Up an Impressive Performance

Gopaal Seyn’s Art Students Put Up an Impressive Performance

By Sanchali Basu It was a privilege to be invited by artist friend Indranil Sen (whose artist signature is Gopaal Seyn) to speak and honor his students at their RedBlueArts Gallery in Sugar Land the evening of December 3. The RedBlueArts Academy and Gallery has been around since 2021 and I feel fortunate to have […]

‘Diwali Dhamaka’ by Khushboo Dance Groups at Iskcon Temple, Houston

‘Diwali Dhamaka’ by Khushboo Dance Groups at Iskcon Temple, Houston

HOUSTON: Grand successful “Diwali Dhamaka” event was organized by Khushboo GroupsmLLC, with a huge crowd & full of energetic performances at Iskcon temple’s Gauranga Celebration Hall on 17th Nov 2023, Friday at 6 pm onwards. Guest of Honor Judge Juli Mathew did the inauguration ceremony by lighting the diya with Mr Sunil Jaiswal & Mrs […]

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