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Mughal–E-Azam Creates History in Houston!

Mughal–E-Azam Creates History in Houston!

HOUSTON: Harry Shah of Bollywood Entertainment took Houstonians back nearly 500 years to relive the splendor of the Mughal Era for three days – JULY 14-15-16 during Mughal-E-Azam, the Broadway Musical  at the Wortham Center, presented nationally by Cinema on Stage.  The recently remodeled Wortham Center with its spectacular high ceilings, lush maroon carpet and […]

Rooted in Wellness Highlights Health Disparities in Communities of Color at Tagore Center Foundation Event

Rooted in Wellness Highlights Health Disparities in Communities of Color at Tagore Center Foundation Event

HOUSTON: The Tagore Center Foundation (TCF), in partnership with Pembroke Taparelli Arts & Film Festival (PTAFF), recently hosted the “Rooted in Wellness” Film Festival event at its newly opened campus in West Houston. The Rooted in Wellness film festival promoted diverse modalities of health and wellness to communities of color through two short films, followed by panel […]

Masala Radio 98.7 FM Celebrates 30 Year Journey @ Musaafer

Masala Radio 98.7 FM Celebrates 30 Year Journey @ Musaafer

HOUSTON: Masala Radio 98.7 FM celebrated 30 years with 30 of their team members also known as the “Crazy Masala Crew”.   The party was held at Musaafer – one of America’s most enchanting Indian restaurants & bar.  The journey of 30 years seems extraordinary for Sunil & Sandhya Thakkar who started the radio show in […]

Margaritaville Lake Resort Honors Cultural Traditions of South Asian Weddings

Margaritaville Lake Resort Honors Cultural Traditions of South Asian Weddings

CONROE: Located about an hour north of the Houston area, a lush, tropical oasis on a secluded lakefront awaits – Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe | Houston. A destination in itself, the resort offers the perfect setting to carry out the time-honored traditions of South Asian weddings. “Our wide array of venues, amenities, and activities […]

IAA Hosts Niche Entertainment’s ‘Dil Se’: Superlative Singing & Dancing

IAA Hosts Niche Entertainment’s ‘Dil Se’: Superlative Singing & Dancing

By Jyoti Kulkarni HOUSTON: The musical genius of composer A.R. Rahman was on display through a superlative audio-visual and live performance by Niche Entertainment of Pune. Niche has presented a series of such unique performances for over a decade, including “Bhairav to Bahiravi”, “Black and White” and “Prabhat to Sairat”. Niche Entertainment is currently on […]

‘7 Letters to My Daughters’: A Book Launch by Houston’s Own Rani Puranik

‘7 Letters to My Daughters’: A Book Launch by Houston’s Own Rani Puranik

By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: An elegant book launch was staged Wednesday, May 24 at the Julia Ideson building of the Houston Public Library for first-time author Rani Puranik. Puranik has written an autobiographical novel of her personal emotional, spiritual and corporate journey in the form of letters written to her two daughters, Bhakti and Sharayu, […]

Navroze 2023 Celebration at Zoroashtrian Association of Houston Center

Navroze 2023 Celebration at Zoroashtrian Association of Houston Center

By Tehmi Dastoor HOUSTON: The ZHCC’s 25th Salgirah and Navroze celebration was a grand success on all counts. The proudly paraded gaaras and daglis (traditional Parsi outfits), delicious Parsi cuisine catered mainly by Naushad Mehta, and a local dance band headed by DJ Farrokh Firozgary, all contributed to a memorable gala evening. However, the icing […]

After a Three-year Gap, IMAGH’s Eid Milan Comes Back in Style!

After a Three-year Gap, IMAGH’s Eid Milan Comes Back in Style!

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It’s been three years due to the COVID years, since the last time the Indian Muslim Association of Greater Houston took on such a huge event but after the Eid Milan held this past Saturday, May 13, it was a happy déjà vu moment again! The last time the Milan was […]

A House-full IAA Audience Enjoys Kaushiki Chakraborty Classical Concert

A House-full IAA Audience Enjoys Kaushiki Chakraborty Classical Concert

By Radhika Day and Jyoti Kulkarni HOUSTON: Houstonians enjoyed a very special treat for Mother’s Day. On Saturday May 13th, IAA-Houston, Houston’s leading arts organization for three decades, presented acclaimed Indian classical vocalist Kaushiki Chakraborty at the Wortham Center. One of the finest classical vocalists of the modern era, who has been hailed as the” […]

Asia Society Hosts ‘Incredible India’ Cultural Performances, Fashion Show

Asia Society Hosts ‘Incredible India’ Cultural Performances, Fashion Show

HOUSTON: Celebrating three generations of fashion, dance, and food, the Incredible India presentation was a collaboration between Asia Society Texas and the Indian Consulate in Houston. The presentation was emceed by KHOU TV anchor Rekha Muddaraj. The leadership team behind the 75th anniversary of India’s independence (Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav) included Annu Rao Naik and […]

Houston’s Indian-American Debuts His First Sci-fi Film “Mandala: The UFO Incident” on May 19

Houston’s Indian-American Debuts His First Sci-fi Film “Mandala: The UFO Incident” on May 19

HOUSTON:  Ajay Sarpeshkar’s directorial debut, Mandala: The UFO Incident, marks an exciting new chapter in his artistic journey. With a graduate degree in engineering and over a decade experience in technology, Ajay’s creative itch led him to explore photography and filmmaking as a hobby, which eventually paved the way for his first feature-length film. Over […]

When its Vaisakhi, its Dance, Fashion, Dhol & Bhangra!

When its Vaisakhi, its Dance, Fashion, Dhol & Bhangra!

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It’s been four years since the last time Jasmeeta Singh took on such a huge event when she held the last Vaisakhi Mela all on her own (see https://www.indoamerican- news.com/gajda-wajda-punjab-vaisakhi-2019-unites-bhangra-and-fashion/) at the White Oaks Music Center in the near East side. In between, she has taken on a few events for […]

IAA Presents Classical Singer Kaushiki Chakraborty

IAA Presents Classical Singer Kaushiki Chakraborty

HOUSTON: The Indo-American Association, Houston (IAA) is delighted to present Kaushiki Chakraborty, internationally recognized singer, and composer of Hindustani music at the Wortham Center, Houston on May 13, 2023 at 7:30pm. Kaushiki Chakraborty, widely regarded as one of the finest classical vocalists of the modern era, has been hailed as the” torchbearer of the Patiala […]

Laya Taal Saadhana is Back with a Thunderous Tabla Performance by Students of Pt. Shantilal Shah

Laya Taal Saadhana is Back with a Thunderous Tabla Performance by Students of Pt. Shantilal Shah

By Sam Sabapathy HOUSTON: Indian Music Society of Houston (IMS), hosted its much-awaited 11th Laya Taal Saadhana (LTS), on April 9th, 2023 at Stafford Civic Center, Houston, Texas, USA. It was a special Tabla performance by the students of Pt. Shantilal Shah, renowned Tabla maestro in Houston. Emcee Paromita Nag, beautifully narrated the program and […]

PSGH Grand Vaisakhi Mela 2023: Gajda Wada Punjab!

PSGH Grand Vaisakhi Mela 2023: Gajda Wada Punjab!

 

Indie Meme Film Festival Brings South Asian Discussions to Austin

Indie Meme Film Festival Brings South Asian Discussions to Austin

AUSTIN: Indie Meme, a non-profit organization, brings its 8th Film Festival (IMFF2023) during April 12 – 16 to Austin. This year’s festival will be held at the AFS Cinema, which presents itself as a marvelous backdrop for independent cinema, dialogue, debate, and discussion. The festival provides a platform for talented filmmakers from South Asia and […]

Eternal Gandhi Museum of Houston to Open in Summer 2023

Eternal Gandhi Museum of Houston to Open in Summer 2023

HOUSTON: Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston (EGMH), the first-ever museum in the Americas dedicated to preserving and promoting Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy of nonviolent conflict resolution, is opening in the summer of 2023. EGMH engaged Solid Light, Inc. from Louisville, Kentucky, to create a world-class museum in September 2019 after interviewing more than a dozen candidates. Solid […]

5th Annual Puranava Indian Art & Culture Fest on April 15 in Pearland

5th Annual Puranava Indian Art & Culture Fest on April 15 in Pearland

PEARLAND, TX – The 5th annual Puranava Indian Art & Culture Fest is planned to be held on Saturday April 15 at Pearland Town Center Pavilion, from 4 pm through 8 pm. Admission to the event is free. Competitions in Chess, Art, Quiz, Indian Classical Dance & Music will begin earlier in the day, from 12:30 pm […]

‘Mrs. Chaterjee vs. Norway’: Less Could’ve Been More

‘Mrs. Chaterjee vs. Norway’: Less Could’ve Been More

By Alaka Sahani This high-voltage drama, powered by Rani Mukerji as the film’s titular protagonist Debika Chatterjee, is about a mother’s undying love for her children. Inspired by the real-life case of Sagarika Chakraborty being separated from her two children by the Norwegian Child Welfare Service in 2011, the film closely follows Debika’s fight against the […]

“Waking Up Free: India’s Journey” at Miller Outdoor Theater

“Waking Up Free: India’s Journey” at Miller Outdoor Theater

HOUSTON: ‘Waking Up Free: India’s Journey‘ premieres at the Miller Outdoor Theater on March 31, 2023, at 8 pm, as part of Miller’s 100th season and in the 75th year of India’s Independence. A brand new recipient of National Endowment for the Arts funding, Silambam Houston is proud to present this 90-minute thematic presentation in Bharatanatyam that tells the stories of India’s freedom struggle, and celebrates […]