Wednesday, June 25, 2014

ANNUAL ALL WHITE PARTY - With Houston's DJ Zee, NYC's DJ Masti and India's DJ Kamya. on Saturday 6/28

Bollywood dance party in Houston!! 
With Houston's DJ Zee, NYC's DJ Masti and India's DJ Kamya.
**Saturday 06/28/14 Navrang Show - Live conversation with Houston's DJ Zee and India's DJ Kamya.** 


Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 9:00 PM to Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 2:00 AM (CDT)

At: Tonyc Lounge 5959 Richmond Avenue, Houston, Texas 77057

For tickets and more info click on the photo

Friday, May 02, 2014

Festival of India (Free event - open to all) - At ISKCON Houston on 5/17 and 5/18 from 9am - 10pm @ 1320 West 34st. Houston

ISKCON of Houston will celebrate the grand opening of its new temple featuring Festival of India from Saturday May 17th through Sunday May 18th 2014.  Special preview for *non-Indians* on Friday May 16th.

This celebration marks the culmination of nearly forty years of dedication and hard work at ISKCON of Houston. 1320 W. 34St. Houston, 9am - 10pm. The festival is open to ALL.
FREE vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner. 
Explore Indian music, arts and culture.
**Learn more regarding the festival on Navrang Sat. 5/10 from the vice-president Adavaita Chandra Das.**
For volunteering contact Rasikendra Das: 214-986-6171.
Also visit :
The grand opening will feature a rare two-day appearance in Houston of the famous traveling Festival of India (FOI),  FOI was a hit at the Houston International Festival in 2005 when it featured India. Under colorful tents you and your family will see illustrative art, sculpture, and photographic reproductions depicting aspects of ancient Indian culture such as bhakti yoga, vegetarianism, karma, reincarnation, ancient science, and Vedic histories. The festival stage will also host internationally renowned traditional and contemporary musicians such as BB Govinda Swami, Mayapuris, United Nations Association International Choir, as well as Indian classical concerts, children’s performances, kirtan, dance and drama.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

At Asia Society: Yashodhara and Sarpa Sutra - An Indian Fusion of Theater, Dance, and Music on 5/3 and 5/4

Yashodhara - An Indian Fusion of Theater, Dance, and Music on May 3, 2014, 7:30pm
Gautama Buddha, the Shakya prince, became a world leader. Yashodhara, his wife, remains in the shadows. Yashodhara, a dance theatre production by JustUs Repertory, illuminates her plight—a single mother deserted by her husband.
Grief impels Yashodhara to search for answers that she cannot find within the palace walls. Her inner evolution explores a poignant, powerful story of human loss, sorrow, and transcendence. Using Hindi, Pali, and English narration, this experimental, multi-genre production fuses the classical and contemporary to showcase the diversity of India’s living traditions and cultures.
Asia Society, 1370 Southmore Blvd. Houston, TX 77004. For more info click here
Sarpa Sutra - An Indian Fusion of Theater, Dance, and Music on May 4, 2014, 2:00pm
Sarpa Sutra (SerpentSpeak) brings together theatre, dance, and music in an allegorical revenge cycle that mirrors our lives and times.
Urged by the fire god Agni, superhero Arjuna destroys the Khandava forest, destroying serpent king Takshaka’s wife and the entire kingdom. Takshaka in turn kills Arjuna’s grandson, Parikshit. In a colossal sacrifice, Parikshit’s grandson Janamejaya destroys the whole race of snakes.
Throughout, serpent woman Jaratkaru urges her son Astika to stop the genocide. Can Astika save the planet?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Be part of a unique cause - Farhan Akhtar Live in Concert on Sunday April 27th at 7pm, Arena Theater, Houston.

MAGIC BUS USA presents Farhan Akhtar Live in Concert on Sunday April 27th at 7pm, Arena Theater, Houston. All proceeds from the concert go to MAGIC BUS USA.

MAGIC BUS USA – A 501 3(c) non-profit organization works with children in the slums of India to provide them an opportunity for a better life by bringing them out of the slums and providing a unique experience to a life outside the slums by engaging them in sports. 
(Learn more on Navrang **Saturday 4/26** about the event, the organization, the mission from Magic Bus USA's director Rahul).
**CONCERT FOR A CAUSE** Tickets are only $15, $25, $50, $75, VIP, VVIP. 
Tickets are available at BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY!!

Be part of a great cause!! If you cannot attend the concert please donate generously. Donations start at ONLY $25/year.
Watch Farhan perform on MTV unplugged
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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Novelist Claudia Kolker and Mitra Mostofi on Navrang **Saturday 4/26**

The authors will share their life experiences and information about the books on the Navrang Show 4/26.
Obtain a glimpse of the well acclaimed books -
Immigrant Advantage: What We Can Learn from Newcomers to America about Health, Happiness and Hope - By Claudia Kolker
This was No Coincidence - By Mitra Mostofi

Both the books are available on
These are must read books - Own a copy and also gift it to your friends.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Rumi Symphony Project Untold - On Sunday April 20th, 7pm at Cullen Performance Hall

Rumi Symphony Project Untold in Houston, Texas
On Sunday April 20th at 7pm
Cullen Performance Hall

Persian sufi mystic Rumi's deep philosophical poetry has influenced Indian's for centuries. His philosophy has been captured in ghazals, Bollywood film songs, and often recited by shayars.

This is an exceptional opportunity to experience Rumi in Houston.   

On ktru's Navrang 4/19: Two Rumi enthusiasts will recite Rumi poetry in Farsi along with translations and discussion of Rumi's influence on music.

Click here for tickets and facebook page

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Auditions for Shunya Theater’s production of Rudyard Kipling’s **The Jungle Book** on 4/19 and 4/20

Auditions for Shunya Theater’s production of Rudyard Kipling’s **The Jungle Book** 
on April 19th (2 – 5pm) and 
on April 20th (12 to 3pm)
At the Barn – 2201 Preston Street, Houston.
Youth age group 10-17 years and adults of all age groups may audition for the play.
Rehearsals start in June. 

Everybody is welcome!! You do not have to be of South Asian origin. 
Make the most of this opportunity!!
Please email with preferred audition time.  Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared for cold readings from the script.  For more info about Shunya, please visit