Hungama Mela 2014 Held at the Durgabari Temple

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Beautiful Me Fashion Show


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HOUSTON: The evening of October 11, 2014 would be memorable for Indian Community. The much awaited Radio Hungama Mela 2014 was hosted at the auditorium of the Durgabari Temple of Houston. The event, originally planned outdoors was moved indoors due to rain in the forecast, but that did not dampen the spirit of the Hungama team or the audience.

Sridhar Dadi, Raaga Vahini, Sudha Tenneti and Kiran were the emcees and continuing with tradition, the show started with a devotional song, performed beautifully, by RJ Raaga. The show continued with a variety of exciting and enticing performances, from classical dances to Bollywood medleys, by professional dance groups and University of Houston students. Every performance was carefully choreographed and implemented. Some of the exceptional dances included the classical dance by Sunanda’s Performing Arts Centre; Bollywood medley by Shingari’s School of Rhythm; Infused Performing Arts, Studio Mudra, Bollywood Dancing Stars and Barcode had inspired the audience.  Performances by University of Houston Jannat and Graduate students had an enthusiasm that was never seen before.

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By 8 PM, the parking (including surrounding areas) was full and hundreds of people had to be told to return. Radio Hungama team had made arrangements for a shuttle service for audience’s convenience. Security officers, hired for this event were also helpful.

Beautiful Me Fashion Show was a great success. 26 models were chosen from all of Texas. The gorgeous outfits were sponsored by Sari Sapne Boutique, Hillcroft and make up for the models was by Dhanvi Sandesara of Ilume Artistry. Choreographed by Sharmita Bhattacharya, and make up done by Dhanvi Sandesara, the audience was awestruck.

Performances by Bollywood singer, Bhargavi Pillai and Tollywood playback singer, Rahul Sipligunj, had the audience dancing to their tunes with Bollywood and Tollywood numbers. The audiences were so involved in the performances that they did not leave until the end of the show, at 10:30 PM.

Cinco Lions, Houston Knights, Stonegate Warriors and Yorktown Wave, the winners for the Radio Hungama indoor volleyball tournament, were awarded a trophy. The winner of the Selfie Facebook contest was announced at the event. Suman Mangu, the winner will receive  a $500 gift from Kohinoor diamonds.

The stalls by Toyota of Katy, MetLife, Ace Pain Management and Physical Therapy, Discount Power, Hyderabad House and Vonage provided a range of interests for the audience who wished to get more information. Hyderabad House, as usual, had some great Hyderabadi biryani and pastries.

A special thanks to Krishna Sounds, DJ Darshak Thakkar, photographer Anish Nagar of Sajan Photography and Videographer Murali Santana for covering the entire event.

Sridhar Dadi extended his special thanks to the grand sponsors Emirates Airlines. The event was also supported by Rani’s World Foods, TV9, 6TV, Mass Mutual Financial Group, Kohinoor Diamonds, Biryani Pot, Mayuri, YAH, Camelot Integrated Solutions and Vishala Grocers.

Sridhar Dadi also thanked the event vendors, supporters, well-wishers and especially Hungama Team (Sasi Lingineni, Jagapathi Reddy, Ranga Tirumalasetti, Ravi Surisetty, Upendra Malla, Prasanna Chodimella, Pardha Chennupati, Kishore Ramaraju, Narayana Swamy and Chandramouli), friends and family for their support.