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Fabulous Gatha Odissi Dance Performance

By Sesh Bala HOUSTON: Houston’s “Samskriti” Indian Performing Arts organization, in collaboration with Orissa Culture Center, presented a fabulous Odissi group dance as a part of its “Incredible India 2013” series on May 31 at the Miller Outdoor Theatre. A troupe of 10 artists, 4 women and 6 men, kept a packed audience spellbound through […]

An Indian Classical Music – Jazz Fusion Concert Musical Innovations

By Anita Kulkarni HOUSTON: There are musical presentations galore, but amid a mix of genres the ‘Musical Innovations’ Fusions featuring flute and guitar came out like a beautiful breath of fresh air to an enchanted audience in Houston’s Jones Hall (University of St. Thomas), on Saturday, May 25, jointly organized by Sonali Patil and Sucheta […]

Masala Radio Celebrates 20 Years

By Sandhya Thakkar HOUSTON: The entire night, all we heard was “20 Years?  Really? You guys have been doing this for 20 YEARS? Wow..Time sure flies…”  Sunil and I celebrated 20 years of Masala Radio with a bang throughout Houston…100% Masala Style.  On the Wednesday May 22, Rush Hour show, we ran a special trip […]

Greater Houston Tamil School Annual Day Program

HOUSTON:  Houston’s biggest South Indian language school, the Greater Houston Tamil School (www.houstontamilschools.org) celebrated the completion of its academic year with a fantastic annual day program. The event was conducted at Mayde Creek Junior High School, Houston on Saturday, May 25 and was attended by more than 350 Tamil enthusiasts. About 160 students, from the […]

Samskriti to Present the Sixth Annual Incredible India Program at the Miller Outdoor Theatre

HOUSTON: For the past five years Samskriti has been presenting two outstanding shows at the wonderful state-of-the-art Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park – Incredible India and Bollywood Blast. Last year, two amazing dance teams, Nadam and Stem Dance Kampni, from Bangalore, India, presented the very exciting North Indian dance style of Kathak to an […]

Bharathi Kalai Manram Tamil School Celebrates Academic Year’s End

PEARLAND: Bharathi Kalai Manram (BKM Houston.org), Houston’s own Tamil organization (established in 1974) celebrated the completion of the fall semester of Tamil language classes with a grand year end program,  conducted by the children of BKM Tamil School at Sri Meenakshi Temple, Pearland on Sunday May 19.  The children whose age ranged from 4 years […]

AIM for Seva Celebrates Mothers Day

HOUSTON: On Saturday, May 11, AIM for Seva celebrated Mothers day to honor young and “not-so-young” mothers – from all walks of life.  The evening was marked with fun and laughter.  The highlight of the evening was a fashion walk by mother/daughter and mother/son teams.  The young mothers were dressed fashionably and the young girls […]

ISCA Celebrates Mother’s Day with Entertainment and Presents for All

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: What makes the proceedings of the India Senior Citizens Association so much fun to watch is the way that its President Lalit Chinoy runs them. An affable man with a moustache, argyle sleeveless sweater and a swaying gait, Lalitbhai does not hold to ceremony and conducts meetings, stage shows and introductions […]

Hindu Students Association Celebrates Holi

By Mrinalini Vijalapuram And Vakula Tummala HOUSTON: Holi, also known as “The Festival of Colors”, is a Hindu festival that has also become popular with people of other backgrounds and communities, with thousands of people celebrating it each year. Holi is a joyous occasion that commemorates the story of Prahlad, an ardent devotee of Vishnu, […]

Unique, Exciting Cultural Summer Camps for Youth and Kids

HOUSTON: Global Organization for Divinity (G.O.D.) USA, a nonprofit organization, will conduct four innovative camps this summer in the Houston area – three in Pearland are for kids/ youth of different ages, and one in Cypress for elementary age kids. The Pearland area camps will be held at Namadwaar Prayer House located at 3642 Bailey […]

Soorya Festival Invokes a Powerful Sense of Unity —- Soorya Krishnamoorthy’s ‘Sangamam’ Premiered in Houston May 5

By Ian Staff Reporter STAFFORD: In Tamil and Malayalam, the term ‘sangamam’ describes the coming together of various platforms for a common goal. For those who attended the Soorya Festival’s premiere showcase in Houston on May 5, ‘sangamam’ was brought to life through the diverse performing art forms of India. Padmashree Dr. Soorya Krishnamoorthy, the […]

Gujarat Day Anniversary Celebrated

  By Nisha Mirani HOUSTON: The much awaited “Gurjar Mela”, the grand 53rd Anniversary celebrations of Gujarat State was held on Saturday, May 4. Various programs were organized during the day by the Gujarati Samaj of Houston (GSH) in association with local dance schools. The Gurjar Mela celebration was formally launched by Nisha Mirani, President […]

International Festival Celebrated at Montessori School of Downtown

HOUSTON: Nothing speaks multicultural diversity more than Montessori School of Downtown’s International Festival held on April 6. Reflecting the diverse population of the school, students participated in an international fashion show by wearing their native dress and enjoyed cuisines from all over the globe.  Fun activities, rides, games and a silent auction made the day […]

A Doubly Enjoyable Afternoon for Lovers of Marathi Theater

By Aditya A. Raje  HOUSTON: Maharashtra has a very strong performing arts and theater tradition. The modern-era Marathi theater scene really started to come into prominence in the latter half of the 19th century. The Sangeet Natak or Musical Play tradition reached new heights during this era and through early 20th century. The mostly mythology […]

Nepal Day Celebrated with Cultural Evening

HOUSTON: Nepalese Association of Houston (NAH) organized a social and cultural evening to celebrate Nepal Day and the arrival of Nepali New Year 2070 B.S. on April 13.  During the Non-resident Nepali Conference 2010 held in Houston, Mayor Annise Parker had recognized to celebrate Nepal Day in Houston every year. Since then, NAH has been […]

KTRU Explores the “Festival of Experimental Films from India”

HOUSTON: KTRU’s Navrang show expands its understanding of India’s Experimental films by hosting two informative interviews. The first interview on Saturday, April 6 was with director Gurvinder Singh, India’s 2011 National Award winner for the Punjabi film Anhe Ghore Da Daan (Alms for the Blind Horse). KTRU’s Navrang show director Varsha Vakil introduced listeners to […]

Arzan and Rhythm India Raise the Roof at Rockets Half Time!

  Click here for Collage Click here for video of performance By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It didn’t seem like a year had slipped by since the last time Arzan Gonda and her troupe were on the waxed, shiny, yellow floor of the Toyota Center, but here they were again making the whole arena pulsate with […]

Radio Hungama Super Singers Hosts Musical Nite

Radio Hungama Super Singers Hosts Musical Nite

A Melodious Musical Nite was an Evening to Remember   Click here for Collage HOUSTON: If there was a Telugu concert you wanted to attend, then Radio Hungama Super Singers Musical Nite was the one. The singers enthralled audience with their performances. The songs ranged back from the 60’s movies to the latest hits such […]

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan to Perform in Houston on Saturday, April 20

HOUSTON: Rahat Fateh Ali khan will be performing in Houston in the Reliant Arena on April 20. Rehan Siddiqi of Hum Tum Shows who has brought many successful shows in the past, is the show promoter and the mastermind behind organizing this show in Houston.  He recently presented Houston, in the last three weeks with […]

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 […]