Zakir Hussain, Shankar Mahadevan and Dave Holland to perform in New Jersey

Zakir Hussain, Shankar Mahadevan and Dave Holland to perform in New Jersey

NEW YORK (Diya TV) — Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain, along with accomplished bassist Dave Holland and singer Shankar Mahadevan will perform at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Prudential Hall on Nov. 5. The performance, which has been dubbed “Crosscurrents,” will be delivered as part of the TD James Moody Jazz Festival. Other notable musicians such as saxophonist ..

15th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles kicks off tonight

15th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles kicks off tonight

LOS ANGELES (Diya TV) — Now in it’s 15th year, the Indian Films Festival of Los Angeles is scheduled to kick off tonight with the premiere of “Lipstick Under My Burkha.” Widely recognized as the premiere showcase of groundbreaking Indian cinema globally, this year’s rendition of the festival will take place from April 5-9, and will be held at Regal L.A. ..

Third Annual Dallas South Asian Film Festival opens March 3

Third Annual Dallas South Asian Film Festival opens March 3

DALLAS (Diya TV) — This year’s DFW South Asian Film Festival will kick off on March 3rd. The three-day extravaganza will open festivities with a screening of bold and sensitive film about race and ethnicity, A Billion Colour Story, directed by Padmakumar Narasimhamurthy and produced by Satish Kaushik. “We are excited and honored to welcome the Texas ..

After four decades, Mysore palace witnesses “The Royal Wedding”

After four decades, Mysore palace witnesses “The Royal Wedding”

MYSORE, India (DIYA TV) After nearly 40 years, Mysore Palace was illuminated and  witnessed the Royal Wedding of the Wadiyar Family on 27th June, 2016 in Mysore. The 27th king of the Wadiyar Family, formerly known “Yaduveer Krishnadutta Chamaraja Wadiyar” tied the knot with Trishika Kumari, princess of Dungarpur in Rajasthan. The ceremony took place ..

Radhika Apte the first Indian to win Best Actress at Tribeca Film Festival

Radhika Apte the first Indian to win Best Actress at Tribeca Film Festival

NEW YORK (Diya TV) — Radhika Apte, whose surging performances in films such as Shor in the City, Manjhi: The Mountain Man and Badlapur, came full circle as she was selected for Best Actress (in International Narrative) honors at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. She was selected for the honor after her latest performance in the film Madly, a film ..

‘Visaaranai’ & ‘Parched’ winners at the 14th Annual Indian Film Festival

‘Visaaranai’ & ‘Parched’ winners at the 14th Annual Indian Film Festival

LOS ANGELES (Diya TV) — The 14th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles went off without a hitch, and the week-long affair concluded with Visaaranai, directed by Vetri Maran, taking home the grand jury prize for best feature, while the cast of Parched, featuring Tannishtha Chatterjee, Radhika Apte were honored with the best actress awards. Parched was also honored with ..

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Announces Jury Members

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Announces Jury Members

LOS ANGELES (Diya TV) — Renowned actor Rizwan Manji and writer-director Shonali Bose are among the named jury selections for the 2016 feature and short film contests at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA). Additionally, Shalini Dore of Variety and international film consultant Alesia Weston will join the feature film judging panel. Director Aldo Velasco and documentary filmmaker Laura Nix will work alongside Manji to judge ..

Farha Sayeed hosts ‘Egg-Stravaganza’ in Chicago

Farha Sayeed hosts ‘Egg-Stravaganza’ in Chicago

CHICAGO (Diya TV) — Farha Sayeed, an internationally known and celebrated egg artist, hosted her first solo egg art exhibition in Chicago over the weekend. “The Easter Eggstravaganza” was held at Chicago’s celebrated symphony center over the weekend, with sale proceeds benefiting the American-India Foundation’s Maternal and New Born Survival Initiative (MANSI). Sayeed and her husband, Dr. ..

Digitizing Tradition: This Mahashivratri, Temples deliver ‘prasad’ to devotees via mail

Digitizing Tradition: This Mahashivratri, Temples deliver ‘prasad’ to devotees via mail

Santa Clara, Calif. (Diya TV) ‘Mahashivratri’, a term derived from three words Maha, Shiva and Ratri which literally means “The Great night of Shiva”, is one the most important festivals celebrated on the new moon day in the month of ‘Phalgun’ according to Hindu Calendars.   Lord Shiva is one among the three deities (Brahma, ..