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Namadwaar Anniversary Celebrated with Prayer, Giving and Classical Performances

MANVEL, TX: The basis of Indian culture is to recognize divinity in everything—in prayer and worship; in people, in nature, in places and in objects; and also in work, vocation, charity and art—and to offer these actions and their results back to God. Global Organization for Divinity (G.O.D.) strived to do just that for the […]

India Night at Clear Lake High School

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: Give a group of enthusiastic, inventive and talented teenagers a stage and you get an evening of pure unadulterated fun. The Clear Lake High School ICC student body organized India Night, an annual cultural evening and dinner on March 30to showcase the talents of its 70 odd members during its evening […]

Arati Ankalikar Thrills at Indian Music Society’s Inaugural 2013 Concert Series

Ararti Ankalikar’s mian ki malhar composition, originally rendered for Tansen, mesmerized the audience and literally caused the clouds to thunders and bring showers over St. Thomas University’s Jones Hall.   By Jyoti Kulkarni HOUSTON: When classical singer Tansen sang raag Mian ki Malhar at King Akbar’s court, legend has it that clouds would thunder and […]

Rasaanubhava 2013: An Audio Visual Delight

HOUSTON: A large number of enthusiastic students of the Abhinaya School of Performing Arts presented “Rasaanubhava ’13, the annual recital at the Kaplan Theater, Jewish Community Center on March 30, 2013 as a dedication to the classical arts of Bharathanatyam and Kuchipudi. The director Indrani Parthasarathy well versed in the Pandanallur style of Bharathanatyam and […]

Grand Celebrations of Gaura Purnima at Hare Krishna Dham, ISKCON Houston

HOUSTON: Last week, Gaura Purnima was celebrated with two days of celebrations at the Hare Krishna Dham temple. The festival marks the appearance day of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu – an appearance of Krishna in 15th century in Bengal, India. Vedic texts state that Lord Chaitanya is the Supreme Person, Krishna, appearing as His own worshiper. He is […]