Open Mic Night at India House


Col. Vipin Kumar

HOUSTON: Ek Shyam suroon ke naam! What better way to spend Friday evening with family and friends over some nostalgic, romantic, emotional and tadkta bhadkta songs! A perfect combination of musical karaoke evening! This first of its kind event opened doors to many more musical evenings to be hosted at India House.


Guests enjoying the singing

India House and GlobalDesi, a Houston based musical group, organized ‘Open Mic Night’ on Friday, October 23, at O.P. Jindal Center, India House. The event was a big success! The musical evening aimed at inviting and encouraging singing talent from across Houston to perform on a bigger stage. Evening’s emcee Col. Vipin – General Manager, India House successfully conducted the event keeping the audience engaged with his interesting jokes and humor!


Sankalp Srivastava

The event started with a melodious performance by GlobalDesi group members Ravi Boddu, Padma Iyengar, Sankalp Srivastava, Shrikant Sane and Anjana Pandey. Their performance included Bollywood hits like Suno Na Sangemarmar, Moh Moh Dhage, Ranjish Hi Sahi. This was followed by an entertaining Bollywood quiz Bol Wahi, Dhun Alag, hosted by quiz masters Muknd and Sankalp, keeping the audience guessing the musical scores.


Sankalp with the Audience

The stage was then opened to the audience. The house full audience took this exciting karaoke opportunity to sing their favorite numbers. Everyone from children to seniors participated. Many songs received repeated requests. India House and GlobalDesi’s were overwhelmed with the wonderful response from the participating guests who clapped and enjoyed singing duets, mushy romantic songs and foot-tapping numbers including some romantic melodies like Tujh Mein Rab Basta Hey, Mai Tenu Samjhanwan Ki…


The evening ended with the entire audience joining GlobalDesi in the finale performance of Koi Kahe Kehta Rahe Kitna Bhi Humko Diwana!
The evening’s light refreshments were jointly sponsored by Deep Foods and Madras Pavilion.

India House aims to take this musical and karaoke event to the next level by bringing in more fun and exciting details and programs.

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