Events

Indulge This Valentine's Day at West Village's Tapestry

As the former chef of the critically-acclaimed, elegant Indian restaurant Dévi in Manhattan’s Union Square, Chef Suvir Saran opened his newest establishment (and passion project), Tapestry (60 Greenwich Avenue, New York, NY 10011), in May 2016. After a brief stint in San Francisco, Chef Suvir Saran returned to New York City partnering with Roni Mazumdar, an entrepreneur in the […]

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New York Asian Women’s Center (NYAWC) Changes Name To Womankind

The New York Asian Women’s Center (NYAWC), a leader in providing innovative and award-winning multilingual and culturally responsive services to survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual violence and later in life abuse, officially changed its name to Womankind at a press conference in Manhattan on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. “We changed our name to […]

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Life-Size Gingerbread House Decks the Lobby at Hilton Americas-Houston

Last year, Hilton Americas-Houston’s pastry chefs collaborated to create a spectacular hand-sculpted chocolate holiday display. Just after last Christmas, planning for this season’s festivities got underway. This year, the downtown Houston hotel, located at 1600 Lamar Street, has created a life-size gingerbread house! Located nearby the family-friendly Discovery Green and the George R. Brown Convention Center, […]

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Quarterly Lecture Series, T.E.A. Talks, Empowering Women in Houston, Texas

Earlier this month, the Aga Khan Council for the Southwestern United States and the Ismaili Jamatkhana Center hosted its inaugural quarterly initiative titled T.E.A. Talks. T.E.A., which stands for Talk – Educate – Ask, aims to empower women, provide access to industry trailblazers, promote networking, and help build careers while focusing on a chosen charity at each event. […]

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16th Annual New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) Kicks Off Week-Long Programs

The 2016 New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF), presented by New York City’s nonprofit Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC), has officially begun! From May 7th to 14th, the film festival will showcase several films at the Village East Cinema (on 2nd Ave, between E. 11th St. and E. 12th St.), with opening and closing films taking place at the NYU Skirball Center for Performing […]

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APAHA Kickoff Reception at Prada inside the Houston Galleria

On March 23, 2016, Prada in the Houston Galleria hosted a cocktail reception to support The Asian Pacific American Heritage Association (APAHA), a non-profit organization registered in the State of Texas. APAHA’s organizational mission is to promote the Asian/Pacific American heritage and accomplishments through awareness, celebration, and education. The event was also a kickoff to […]

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2nd Annual DFW South Asian Film Festival Celebrates Another Weekend of Film & Festivities in North Texas

The 2016 Dallas/Fort Worth South Asian Film Festival presented 13 ground-breaking, sold-out screenings of shorts, documentaries, and feature films during its three-day festival (Feb. 19th to the 21st) at the Perot Museum in downtown Dallas and the Angelika Film Center in Plano. More than 350 people attended the opening night film, red carpet, and festivities […]

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Dr. Bimal Patel Brings Bespoke Eye Care to Houston's Montrose District

Last Wednesday evening, more than 80 individuals packed the soft opening and press preview of FOCUS Refined Eye Care’s Tom Ford pop-up shop, in Houston’s trendy and upscale Montrose District. Fashion-forward folks got a sneak peek into Dr. Bimal Patel’s luxury optometry spa (the first of its kind in the Houston area), while enjoying cocktails, appetizers, Sarah […]

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Hilton Americas-Houston’s Pastry Chefs Collaborate to Create Hand-Sculpted Chocolate Holiday Display

There’s a popular saying that “everything is bigger in Texas.” This holiday season Hilton Americas-Houston’s Pastry Chef Mahesh Weerasinghe (trained by award-winning chocolatier Chef Rudy Wieder) has teamed with returning Pastry Chef Glenna Artripe (an award-winning culinary artist, with expertise in chocolate sculpture) to create a hand-sculpted holiday display that will turns visions of sugar […]

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Ramp With A Cause: Charity Fashion Show for the Clean India Mission

Two of India’s finest womenswear designers, Priya Chhabria from Mumbai and Agnimitra Paul from West Bengal, came to Houston last month to initiate awareness and raise charitable funds for “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” (Clean India Mission), a national campaign launched by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in October 2014. The campaign aims to: eliminate open defecation […]

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