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. ..

Priyanka Chopra plays holi with Jimmy Fallon on Fallon Tonight

Priyanka Chopra plays holi with Jimmy Fallon on Fallon Tonight

NEW YORK (Diya TV) — Priyanka Chopra went on Jimmy Fallon’s Show and got a little homesick. Not for long, because the Fallon crew arranged for some Thandai  and some colors for the two play Holi on national television. Priyanka as always being the ambassador for some things Indian, has brought attention to the Indian Film Industry and now ..

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 ..

14th Annual San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival kicks off tonight!

14th Annual San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival kicks off tonight!

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — The 14th annual San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival will be held by 3rd i Nov. 10-13, Cupertino will play sister-city to the hosting on Nov. 19. Diya TV is a Grand Sponsor of the event. Screenings will take place at San Francisco’s New People and Castro Theaters Nov. ..

Chicago celebrates third annual Kala Utsav

Chicago celebrates third annual Kala Utsav

CHICAGO (Diya TV) — The Consulate General of India hosted Chicago’s Annual Cultural Festival “Kala-Utsav-2016” on Aug. 22, an event which was put on in collaboration with 23 different Indian Cultural Organizations to promote the rich heritage of Indian Art and Culture in the US Midwest. Featured in the event were more than 250 renowned ..

British Armed forces celebrate Raksha Bandhan symbolizing bonds of protection

British Armed forces celebrate Raksha Bandhan symbolizing bonds of protection

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) —  Brothers and sisters share a bond of friendship, love and family. “Raksha Bandhan” an Indian festival is one of two days in a year when sisters pray for the well being of their brothers and the brothers in turn vow to protect their sisters. Although in modern society the festival may ..

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 ..

Water Baloons, Pichkaris and Gulaal, Why this year’s Holi is unlike any other

    SANTA CLARA Calif. (Diya TV) Smear me with Pink and Orange, douse me in Blue in Green! Ahhh… All that I can imagine right now is having all these colors on me! The season of Spring blooms is here and “Holi” is the way millions celebrate the joy and cheer of this festival of colors. Holi is ..

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. ..

Environmentalists lose eco battle to Sri Sri of Art of Living Fame

Environmentalists lose eco battle to Sri Sri of Art of Living Fame

(Diya TV) — Over the weekend, thousands of people from 155 countries flocked to New Delhi for a vast cultural festival, which sought to promote the message of unity and peace — Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s “Art of Living” foundation faced staunch opposition, and fines, from India’s National Green Tribunal because of the chosen venue: ..

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles announces 2016 line up

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles announces 2016 line up

LOS ANGELES (Diya TV) — The 14th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles is out with its lineup for the 2016 showing, an eclectic feature of 27 films, of which 16 are features and 11 are shorts. In recent years, the festival has set the bar for reputation of introducing independent Indian cinema to ..