Events

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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Mischief Night is Back!

TICKETING IS NOW CLOSED. PLEASE PROCEED DIRECTLY TO Meridian 23. 161 West 23rd Street.   After a super fun party last year, Mischief Night is Back! Join us for a Fundraising Fright Night you won’t soon forget! Don your scariest costume as we raise fun, funds and the undead for Cancer Awareness. Benefiting Gilda’s Club of New […]

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A Fashionable Launch of Serenity by Samia

June 11, 2015, Houston, TX: The who’s who of Houston all gathered at The Marque for a very stylish evening as Samia Adil, local South Asian fashion designer debuted her beautiful line of saris called Serenity by Samia. The collection was full of vibrant colors, beading and extravagant fabrics that were made to a perfect […]

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AWESOME Television Celebrates its First Anniversary!

Feb. 26, 2015, Edison, NJ: Awesome Television celebrated its first anniversary. Despite a cold weeknight in New Jersey, throngs of well-wishers, friends, family members and media attended this lavish party that exuded warmth with a tastefully decorated ballroom in a beautiful blue theme with centerpiece candles and custom monogrammed rose petals and wine bottles. Hosted […]

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