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    Super Hit Selfie Natak Event

    Wow. Selfie Natak was a great hit in Houston. HMM would like to thank the entire “Selfie” Natak team for putting up a great show that received standing ovation by more than 250 attendees at state of the art Berry Center Auditorium. The script was so new and fresh for most attendees and contains several great messages with great punch lines and sound effects. Audience were almost glued to their chairs for the entire three hours. Special thanks to Shilpa Navalkar, Ajit Bhure, Sukanya Kulkarni, Rujuta Deshmukh, Poorva Gokhale, Shilpa Navalkar, and Sonali Pandit. Special thanks to Sunil Pendse, Samit Gokhale, and Amol Dongarkar for constructing the set for the past two weeks. Thanks to all volunteers who helped make this event successful. Thanks to all attendees who actually attended this event on a Friday evening.

    See the following photographs of the event. Thanks to Ravi Ozarker for sharing the photos.



    For photos by Ravi Ozarker click on this Link.

















    Live Update 6/18 1:00 PM – Houston Maharashtra Mandal 2016 Senior Citizen Trip


    Live Update 6/18 1:00 PM – Houston Maharashtra Mandal 2016 Senior Citizen Trip is currently going on right now! Our seniors are enjoying singing and gappa-goshti in the bus right now. They were offered tasty food prepared by our sponsor “Nirman Bhai of Kurry-Walah and Chawpatty-Chat Restaurant” who started preparing fresh delicious food items at 4:00 AM with his chef, Gopi. The bus was full and everyone arrived on time. Thanks to all volunteers who helped load the bus and thanks to our HMM Photographer on the bus, Sandhya Gadre for sending the lovely pics. Special thanks to our Volunteers, Megha Ozarker, Arundhati Joshi and Sandhya Gadre who are helping out our seniors on the bus! Blessings of our seniors will always be with us.

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    Houston Maharashtra Mandal 2016 Selfie Natak Set Construction


    Houston Maharashtra Mandal 2016 Selfie Natak Set Construction - Special thanks to Sunil Pendse, Samit Gokhale, and Amol Dongarkar for all their Teamwork, Planning, Hard work and Determination. Watch the Award Winning Natak (i.e. Best Play of 2016 awarded by Akhil Bharatiya Natyaparishad! Best Director - Ajit Bhure Best Supporting Actress - Rujuta Deshmukh Best Set Design) in Houston on 24 June 2016, Friday, 8:00 PM at Berry Center.


    Hurry up and purchase your tickets now at:


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    Second Last Week of Selfie Natak Ticket Sales

    This is the second last week of famous and award winning "Selfie" Tier 1 & 2 Ticket sales. "Selfie" Natak Details:

    Marathi Play is Written by Shilpa Navalkar, Directed by Ajit Bhure. Cast includes Sukanya Kulkarni, Rujuta Deshmukh, Poorva Gokhale, Shilpa Navalkar, and Sonali Pandit.


    Venue
    This Natak will be hosted at Berry Center (8877 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77433) on Friday, 24th June at 8:00 PM. Book your tickets NOW!!! Only Two weeks left. Note that as per Berry Center Rental Contract, HMM will not be serving any type of food items to attendees.

    HMM Members: $30 - $40
    Non-Members: $40 - $50

    Hurry up and purchase your tickets now at:


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    "Sairat Movie Event was a fun filled event."

    HMM Sairat Movie Screening Event was a house full and successful event. The movie screening was delayed a bit by bad weather conditions and another movie in the largest auditorium in Palladium. The entire theatre lost power due for about 5 minutes due to a lightning strike. All this did not stop our exciting HMM Audience from enjoying the great songs of Ajay Atul. People danced and whistled during some of the songs. The young new artists of this movie, especially Rinku Rajguru and Akash Thosar have acted extremely well and direction of Nagraj Manjule is just flawless. Thanks to all attendees who came and supported this event!



    See the following photographs of the event. Thanks to Nishad Kanhere and Ravi Ozarker for sharing the photos.



    For photos by Nishad Kanhere and Ravi Ozarker click on this Link.


    "Sairat Movie Event" Sold Out!!

    HMM Sairat Movie show is sold out!! Thank you for your great response. HMM will not be selling any Sairat Movie Tickets at the front desk.





    Sairat Movie Event and Selfie Natak

    HMM has started ticket sales for Sairat Movie Screening and Selfie Natak Events.
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    Super Hit 2016 HMM Gandharva Event

    HMM Gandharva event was a SUPER HIT Event! This musical concert was extremely informative about life of Bal Gandharva. Shri Anand Bhate and Shri Aditya Oke talked about their own research about this great person followed by many nice songs sung by Shri Bhate. Shri Bhate’s sweet melodious natyasangeet was accompanied by unmatched harmonium player Shri Aditya Oke and tabla by Shri Prasad Padhye! Shri Padhe has played tabla in famous movies such as Natsamrat and Katyar Kalzat Ghusli. Shri Aditya Oke also showed impressive glimpses of his famous show “Jaduchi Peti”. Thanks to all attendees who attended the event despite of heavy rainfall, Sponsor Belvalkar Housing, BMM, volunteers and HMM 2016 Committee Members (Beautiful Stage Decoration by HMM Cultural Committee, Nice Food Boxes prepared by our Food Committee).

    See the following photographs of the event. Thanks to Nishad Kanhere and Ravi Ozarker for sharing the photos.



    For photos by Nishad Kanhere click on this Link.

    For photos by Ravi Ozarker click on this Link.















    Last Week of Gandharva Ticket Sales

    This is the last week of HMM "Gandharva" Tier 2 Ticket sales. "Gandharva" Concert Details:

    Lead Singer: Anand Bhate (Gandharva)
    Narrator and Harmonium: Aditya V. Oke
    Tabla: Prasad Padhye

    "Gandharva" is a "Mehfil" of Marathi Natyasangeet rediscovering the Legend, 'Balgandharva' by Shri Anand Bhate and Shri Aditya V. Oke.

    Venue
    Houston Durgabari Society

    HMM Members: $20
    Non-Members: $30

    Hurry up and purchase your tickets now at:


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    Women's Cricket Tournament on 22nd May 2016

    HMM Women's Cricket team is now ready to face NextGen Cricket Team on 22nd May at India House Cricket Stadium (8888 W Bellfort St, Houston, TX 77031) at 8:00 AM. Please come down to the ground with your garden chairs to enjoy the match.

    The HMM Team is as follows:
    Thanks to the entire team:
    1. Megha Ozarker (C)
    2. Shilpa Nagle (VC)
    3. Padma Annaldasula
    4. Vrushali Ahire
    5. Anuja Deshpande
    6. Vrunda Shende Manake
    7. Mohini Khurd
    8. Vaishali Bhalerao
    9. Janhavi Khurd
    10. Suchitra Deo
    11. Mythili Thiyagu

    A kids running race has also been organized to promote sports and athletics for kids.
    A special thanks to India House Management for letting the teams use the cricket ground for this tournament.




    Women's Cricket Tournament

    HMM Women's Cricket team had practiced a lot for their upcoming tournament on 7th-May-2016. Hats off to all women who came down to these practice sessions early in the morning.

    Unfortunately, the 7-May-2016 Tournament has been postponed due to recent floods in Houston area. Commissioners office has informed us that water in the George Bush Park will not come down to normal levels for at least a month. We were unable to find another cricket ground to host this sports event.
    Thanks to the entire team:
    1. Megha Ozarker (c)
    2. Dipti Kanhere (vc)
    3. Neetal Adkar
    4. Shilpa Nagle
    5. Padma Annaldasula
    6. Vrushali Ahire
    7. Anuja Deshpande
    8. Vrunda Shende Manake
    9. Mohini Khurd
    10. Vaishali Bhalerao








    "Gandharva Concert" Tier 1 Sold Out - Only Tier 2 Tickets Available

    Thank you for the overwhelming response to the "Gandharva" event! We are pleased to announce that "Gandharva Concert" Tier 1 Tickets are Sold Out. Only Tier 2 Tickets are Available! Gandharva" is an informal "Mehfil" of Marathi Natyasangeet rediscovering the Legend, 'Balgandharva' by Anand Bhate ( Anand Gandharva ) and Aditya V. Oke. The one and only one "Gandharva" concert in Houston. Hosted by HMM for all music lovers. This program will also contain Glimpse of well known show "Jaduchi Peti"! Book your tickets in economically prices before we get sold out...!!



    For tickets click on this Link.





    HMM Hosts "Gandharva Concert"

    Gandharva" is an informal "Mehfil" of Marathi Natyasangeet rediscovering the Legend, 'Balgandharva' by Anand Bhate ( Anand Gandharva ) and Aditya V. Oke. The one and only one "Gandharva" concert in Houston. Hosted by HMM for all music lovers. This program will also contain Glimpse of well known show "Jaduchi Peti"! Book your tickets in economically prices before we get sold out...!!



    For tickets click on this Link.





    Super Hit 2016 HMM Padwa Event

    HMM 2016 Padwa event was a super hit event. HMM Senior Members hosted the Gudi after HMM Vice President explained the significance of this auspicious day. Appan Hyaana Aiklaat Ka? Organized by Nishad Kanhere presented Houston’s new talented artists. Absolutely flawless, well-timed, professional and quality presentation by the whole team:


    Vocals:
    Nishad Kanhere
    Vrunda Manake
    Deepali Kulkarni
    Neha Dixit
    Shekhar Phatak
    Amit Parchure

    Comperer:
    Dipti Kanhere
    Akshay Deshpande

    Playing Harmonium:
    Mandar Phadke

    Playing Tabla:
    Prasanna Joshi
    Nishad Kanhere
    Playing Side Rhythms:
    Mohan Ketkar

    Stage Electronic Visuals:
    Chaitrali Alegaonkar

    Sound System Operation and Setup:
    Shekhar Phatak
    Ravi Ozarker

    The event was followed by tasty authentic Maharashtrian Style Dinner and get together. Thanks to the team of 20 awesome HMM 2016 Committee members and their families, all volunteers, sponsors and attendees for making this event successful.

    Following are pictures taken by Rajesh Thatte and Abhijeet Dixit:
    See the following video and photographs of the event. Thanks to Rajesh Thatte, Abhijeet Dixit and Ravi Ozarker for sharing the photos.



    For photos by Rajesh Thatte click on this Link.

    For photos by Abhijeet Dixit click on this Link.

    For photos by Ravi Ozarker click on this Link.













    HMM Gudi Padwa Event is sold out

    Thank you for your great response for HMM Padwa Event! This event has been sold out. Tickets will not be sold at front desk.



    गुढी पाडवा HMM Gudi Padwa Event on 09th April 2016

    On the auspicious day of Gudi Padwa (i.e. first day of the Chaitra month to mark the beginning of the New year and the actual date of Gudi Padwa) HMM Committee has planned an exciting and first musical event of 2016! Apan Hyanna Aikalat Ka? introduces new talented vocalists whom you have never heard sing before. This melodious musical event will be followed by tasty Maharashtrian Dinner with Shreekhand/Puri! Book your tickets now before we get sold out!


    For tickets click on this Link.





    Super Hit 2016 HMM Holi Event

    Houston Maharashtra Mandal (HMM) 2016 Holi Event was a huge success!! Weather was just perfect and attendees enjoyed with dry colors and kids with colors and water guns. Adults also enjoyed nice games organized by HMM Cultural Group and HMM Food Committee helped arrange delicious food from our Platinum Sponsor, Maharaja Bhog. All Puran Polis were prepared by Sonali Kulkarni which is a lot of hard work and dedication. Thank you to all attendees, volunteers, sponsors, and committee members who made this event so successful. Wish you all Happy Holi! See the following video and photographs of the event. Thanks to Samir Patil and Ravi Ozarker for sharing the photos.



    For photos by Ravi Ozarker click on this Link.

    For photos by Samir Patil click on this Link.







    गुढी पाडवा HMM Gudi Padwa Event on 09th April 2016

    On the auspicious day of Gudi Padwa (i.e. first day of the Chaitra month to mark the beginning of the New year and the actual date of Gudi Padwa) HMM Committee has planned an exciting and first musical event of 2016! Apan Hyanna Aikalat Ka? introduces new talented vocalists whom you have never heard sing before. This melodious musical event will be followed by tasty Maharashtrian Dinner with Shreekhand/Puri! Book your tickets now before we get sold out!


    For tickets click on this Link.





    HMM Rangapanchami-Holi Event on 20th March

    We can’t wait to see you all at our first outdoor event, “Rangapanchami 2016”! The festival of colors will be held at Bear Creek Park pavilion on March 20th between 11:00AM to 3:00PM. Music, games, fabulous food with puran poli and obviously colors are going to be the highlights of the event.



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