The king of mix 'n' match
Cyrus Sundar Singh wins critical acclaim for his ineffable music style.
A music feast for Toronto
The biggest names of the Indian music industry participate in the three-day 'South Asian Music Festival - Toronto 2000'.
A year of melody
More students flock to Pandit Jasraj's School of Music in Florida
Livin', breathin' India
A very original exhibition of Indian arts captures public imagination in Quebec.
Art as communicator
'Dust on the Road', an exhibition of cultural events and a fascinating fusion of art and activism, is to tour all major cities across Canada.
In his debut play Circles of Love, Uganda-born Al-Noor Peera tries to bring on stage the tribulations of an Indian family that in today's terms could be called dysfunctional.
Music without borders
'Funkadesi' smashes stereotypes and records with its funky brand of fusion music.
Mixing the old and new -- on canvas
Panchal Mansaram relies on the brush, the mouse and some old-fashioned glue to produce some arresting works.
Zakir on a new track
Hussain, L Shankar and others are part of a new show that melds philosophy with music and drama.
Sakina's Restaurant moves to LA
Aasif Mandvi's play about immigrants again opens to rave reviews.
Indian Artists Find Cyberspace Home
www.artsindia.com becomes the only American online art gallery devoted exclusively to contemporary Indian art and high-end craft.
A Silver Bean for Chicago
Anish Kapoor's work of art is the latest addition to Chicago's public art display.
3 Indian Docus at Margaret Mead Festival
The themes focussed on are the impact on Bollywood on villagers, the experiences of women trying to gain independence, and the modernisation of north-eastern tribes.
Stark Images Of Indian Womanhood
A new photography show explores what Independence has meant for women.
Gifted Indian-American Duo Finds Solace In Jazz
For pianist Vijay Iyer and alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa, jazz is more than just the music. It has allowed them to find an artistic and personal identity in a world that has not always been very welcoming.
Bhajans, Sufi Music Come Together at LA Concert
UCLA Professor Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy, who has researched the link between Sufism and Hinduism as manifested in the flute, has gathered an array of artists in 'Mystic Voices: Music of Devotion in Islam and Hinduism'.
Dalai Lama Is Hollywood-Bound
He begins his five-day visit to Los Angeles on October 10 and will speak at several events about compassion, altruism and spiritual preparations for the new millennium.
Musafir Gets A Warm Welcome in America
The ensemble of 11 musicians brings alive qawwalis, Hindustani music and the rich songs from the gypsy culture.
Dancing The Immigrant Experience
'Natyakalalayam' finds a unique way to celebrate its 25th anniversary.
Grand Exhibition Of Sikh Art Opens
'The Arts of the Sikh Kingdom' includes manuscripts depicting the life of Guru Nanak, and the throne and emerald ring of Ranjit Singh.
10th Edition of Janmashtami in Houston
The event, that had strong youth participation, includes cultural activities, costume shows and competitions, all connected to Hinduism.
Mahabharatam To Go Across US
The world famous Dhananjayan duo returns, in deference to popular demand.
Festival of Social Activism
Participants, some from London and Vancouver, come over to attend 'Diasporadics', a pioneering festival of south Asian art and activism in the US.
Vilayat Khan to present World Music Institute's opening concert
The sitar maestro will present the opening concert of the World Music Institute's 1999-2000 season at the Town Hall in New York City on September 17.
Pandit Jasraj's School Keeps Indian Heritage Alive
From the young to the old, from the novice to the knowledgeable, they come every week to take lessons at classes organised by a master of his art.
Documentary On Desis In The Big Apple
WNET TV hopes to give the community an opportunity to fashion a portrait of itself.
Repeat show for 'Gandhi-Godse'
Following persistent demand, the Paresh Rawal play is returning to Anaheim for an August 1 performance at the William Cook Auditorium. Vachikam, the national promoter for the controversial show, and TV Asia, the sponsor, expect many such repeat shows.
East Is East To Close Soon
The advance booking for the show, which has been running for about six weeks, has been discouraging. 'This is the case of a great show not finding the audiences,' bemoans Ajay Mehta, part of the cast.
Sonu Nigam, Sukhwinder To Perform In Many Cities
Among his many engagements, Sonu Nigam will perform at the Ritz Theater in Elizabeth, New Jersey on July 17.
Asha Blake To Co-Host A Major New Show
Blake, who toplined KNBC's 4 pm newscast, made her last on-air appearance in that role Thursday last week. She'll begin her new gig when Later Today premieres on NBC on September 7.
Tragicomic Combat of Cultures, Sexes
East Is East, Ayub Khan-Din's play is currently wowing audiences in the Big Apple.
Gandhi Godse Ignites Passion Across America
With just a dozen performances, the show could gross a hefty $ 500,000, theater insiders say. "People are treating this as if it is a Broadway show," says one sponsor.
East Is East Opens To Raves In New York
While the Daily News called the play 'warm and compassionate,' The New York Times said it was a 'lively production.'
Sakina's Restaurant honored
The first play staged in New York about the experiences of an Indian immigrant family, won two special citations this week from the Obie award committee.
Jaya, Ramesh Talwar Ready To Face Live Audiences In India
NRIs, always hungry for live entertainment from India, are prone to be "more tolerant," the director says, adding that Indian audiences could have demanded too much.
East Is East reaches New York
Three years after it opened to critical and popular acclaim in London, Ayub Khan-Din's immigrant saga has arrived in the Big Apple.
Wanted: millions of addicts
New Age guru Deepak Chopra's Lords of Light is aimed at the mass market -- and he knows thrillers seldom fail.
Sakina's Restaurant is top fare in America
After running to packed houses in Broadway and Toronto, it will soon play in LA and London. The playwright is also working on a screenplay based on characters in the play.