HMM 2016 Ventilator Movie Event!

    HMM Ventilator Movie Event!

    Thank you for the overwhelming response for the 14th Super Hit Event organized by HMM 2016 committee. HMM Screened 2016 Ventilator Movie on Dec 11 2016.

    Amazing movie, story, direction, acting by everyone including Ashutosh Gowariker, Jitendra Joshi, Sulbha Arya, Sukanya Mone Viju Khote, Satish Aalekar, Rahul Pethe Deepak Shirke, Boman Irani and Priyanka Chopra.
















    HMM Ventilator Movie Event!

    HMM Ventilator Movie Event!

    HMM 2016 Committee has arranged the screening a famous Marathi movie of the year. "Ventilator!" on 11th December 2016.




    Flyer by: HMM Member Bhakti Naik Wakade. Thank you for the creative art work!
    Book your tickets soon before we get sold out.

    Tickets are on sale for the event at:

    For tickets and more details click on this Link.



    Super Hit HMM Diwali Dhamaka and 40th Anniversary Celebration

    Extremely super hit/successful & House Full “HMM 40th Anniversary Celebration” and “Diwali Dhamaka” for Seniors, Kids and Adults on 12th Nov! Great Dances, Natak, Magic Show, 40th Anniversary Celebration and Powada. Thanks to everyone who attended and thanks to all the awesome vendors, volunteers and participants! Special thanks to Ajay and Gandhar Kothi for anchoring "Diwali Dhamaka" event. Thanks to Samir Patil, Prasana Tirlotkar, and Rajesh Thatte for taking beautiful photos! Thanks to HMM 2016 committee for awesome decoration, management, rangoli, food arrangements and stage decorations!

    Following are links to photos taken by Samir Patil, Prasanna Tirlotkar, Rajesh Thatte:

    For 2016 Diwali Dhamaka photos by Samir Patil.


    For 2016 Diwali Dhamaka photos by Prasanna Tirlotkar.


    For 2016 Diwali Dhamaka photos by Rajesh Thatte.

    Video by Ravi and Megha Ozarker
    "Diwali Dhamaka" and "HMM 40th Anniversary Celebration Highlights"


    New and Old Committee

    Extraordinary Achievement Awards

    HMM 2016 Natak - Diwali Karuya Veghlyach Style

    Sugarland Group Dance at Diwali Dhamaka Event

    HMM 2016 40th Anniversary Celebration - Powada

    2016 Bollywood Tadka : Katy

    Community Dance - Super Hit “HMM 40th Anniversary Celebration” and “Diwali Dhamaka"

    Ganeshvandana Dance at “HMM 40th Anniversary Celebration” and “Diwali Dhamaka”

    "Lungi Dance"
















    HMM Ventilator Movie Event!

    HMM Ventilator Movie Event!

    HMM 2016 Committee has arranged the screening a famous Marathi movie of the year. "Ventilator!". 'Ventilator is a 2016 Indian Marathi language comedy-drama film written and directed by Rajesh Mapuskar and produced by Priyanka Chopra. Led by Ashutosh Gowariker, the film features an ensemble cast of more than 100 actors including Jitendra Joshi, Sulabha Arya, Sukanya Kulkarni- Mone, Viju Khote, Achyut Potdar, Usha Nadkarni, Swati Chitnis and Deepak Shirke, among others. The film will has been released in India on 4th Nov 2016 and will be screened in Houston by Houston Maharashtra Mandal only.


    Ventilator has received critical acclaim from critics. Filmfare magazine gave 4 stars out of 5 and said "Ventilator is one of the most honest films of the year. It’s a Marathi film worth treasuring. It’s an Indian film worth celebrating." The Times of India also gave the film 4 stars out of 5 and wrote "The list of must-watch Marathi films of recent times just registered an addition in the form of 'Ventilator'. This Priyanka Chopra production is a beautiful journey of relationships, emotions, misunderstandings and priorities that are a part of many families."



    Flyer by: HMM Member Bhakti Naik Wakade. Thank you for the creative art work!
    Book your tickets soon before we get sold out.

    Tickets are on sale for the event at:

    For tickets and more details click on this Link.





    EVENT SOLD OUT - HMM Diwali Event on 12th November


    EVENT SOLD OUT - Thank you for the overwhelming response for the HMM 40th Anniversary Celebration & Diwali Dhamaka Event. We are excited to announce that this event is sold out. Note that no tickets will be sold at the front desk!

    Time Line (12th Nov, Sat at James E Williams Elementary School, 3900 South Peek Road, Katy, TX 77450):

    2:00 PM: Front Desk Opens/Check-In

    3:00 PM - 4:15 PM: Tea with Special Diwali Faral. Please arrive on time as we will have to stop serving these items after 4:00 PM.

    4:15 PM - 7:00 PM - HMM 40th Anniversary Celebration & Diwali Dhamaka Program/Magic Show

    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Dinner

    This year, vendors will be setting up their stalls near the front desk.

    1. Sari Stall – Shanti

    2. Sari Stall – Prachi

    3. Herbal Heena/Mehndi Stall - Deepti

    4. Organic line of Indian groceries and Bio-degradable products for food cups and plates - Sudhi

    5. Aloha Mind Math Stall – Meghana

    Please support our vendors by visiting their exhibits.





    HMM Diwali Event on 12th November


    पाडवा अर्थात बलिप्रतिपदा !
    पाडवा आगमनाने आपल्या आयुष्यात सदैव
    गोडवा यावा ! सत्याचा असत्यावरचा विजय नेहमीच नव्याने प्रेरणा देत राहो ! थोरा मोठ्यांचे
    आशीर्वाद आपल्याला मिळत राहो !
    पाडव्याच्या खूप खूप शुभेच्छा
    हिंदू वर्षाच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा
    शुभ दीपावली

    Wish you Happy Diwali and Happy New Year! May this Diwali and New Year bring lots of Happiness, Good Health and Prosperity for you and your family. Houston Maharashtra Mandal (HMM) will be 40 years old and more than 50 people are working hard for the HMM 40th Anniversary Celebration and Diwali Dhamaka Event. See the following Invitation Video:





    Dussehra/Diwali Mela/HMM Dhol 2016, 15th Oct. at Skeeters



    Thanks to all the organizers of Sitaram Foundation especially Swapan Dhairyawan and Dr. Arun Verma for organizing such a great show at Skeeter's stadium on the 15th Oct. 2016 and inviting HMM again this year. Fabulous performance by many groups and also HMM Moraya Dhol Pathak Group that was representing the culture of Maharashtra. Thanks to the wonderful group of 18 led by Swapnil Saraf and Anukool Damle. Various organizations and temples participated in the annual Dussehra parade , showcasing our remarkable culture in front of a diverse crowd of nearly 10,000 people in Houston, TX.




    Following is a link to photos taken by Ravi Ozarker:

    For Dhol Tasha Pics At Diwali Dushera Mela







    HMM Diwali Dhamaka Event and HMM’s 40th Anniversary Celebration



    We now are very excited to announce that our great organization "Houston Maharashtra Mandal” will be 40 years old.We will be celebrating this milestone at our 2016 HMM Diwali Dhamaka Event.

    As we bring this extremely successful year to a close, HMM 2016 committee invites you to our last event of the year; HMM Diwali Dhamaka Event and HMM’s 40th Anniversary Celebration on Nov 12th 2016 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at James E Williams Hall, 3900 South Peek Rd, Katy, TX 77450. Some highlights of this exciting event include; Bollywood Dance Performances, 40th Anniversary Celebration!!, Delicious Food, Diwali Faral, and Fun for Kids!

    Tickets are on sale for the event at:

    For tickets and more details click on this Link.

    Members (Adults and Kid (6yrs – 12 yrs) - $10

    Non-members (Adults and Kid (6yrs – 12 yrs) - $15

    2017 HMM Committee – If you are interested in working on 2017 HMM committee please contact Megha Ozarker (Email - megha.ozarker@gmail.com)






    Ganeshothsav

    No words to describe our wonderful favorite festival “Ganeshothav”. Highlights of the Houston Maharashtra Mandal (HMM) event included:'

    1. Magnificent and energetic welcome by our “Moraya Dhol Pathak and Lezim Group”. The group of 18 individuals which included men, women and children practiced for two months managed to put up a very energetic and loud show at VPSS Haveli.

    2. A very lovely drama filled with skits, drama, and scenes directed by HMM Member Chaitrali Thote and written by Varsha Halabe and Rujuta Kelkar-Mitawalkar. The lead choreographer and sound editor for this drama was Abhishekh Bhat. All 85 participants and backstage crew had practiced very hard for the past two months to achieve this massive success.

    3. Lovely and delicious food arranged by HMM’s Food Committee/VPSS Haveli, lovely aaras & crowd control planning for Ganaraya by Cultural Committee.

    4. The live telecast of this show was seen by many viewers in US, UK and India. HMM would like to thank all our Volunteers, Sponsors, Participants, BOD and all attendees for their support. Ganapati Bappa Moraya!

    Following is a link to photos taken by Ravi Ozarker:

    For 2016 Ganeshothsav photos click on this Link.

    Special thanks to Samir Patil for sharing these beautiful photos of the 2016 Houston Maharashtra Mandal Ganeshothsav event. Following is a link to photos taken by Samir Patil:

    For more 2016 Ganeshothsav photos click on this Link.














    Ganeshothsav

    "सर्वांना गणेशचतुर्थीच्या हार्दीक शुभेच्छा. तुमच्या मनातील सर्व मनोकामना पूर्ण होवोत , सर्वांना सुख, समृध्दी, ऎश्वर्य,शांती,आरोग्य लाभो हीच बाप्पाच्या चरणी प्रार्थना. ” गणपती बाप्पा मोरया , मंगलमुर्ती मोरया !!!





    2016 Ganesh Utsav

    Wow only one week left for the HMM Ganeshothsav Grand event! For the first time, more than 85 performers will be performing on HMM stage and everyone is practicing very hard to welcome our Ganapati Bappa. Thank you for your overwhelming response so far. We think that due to hall capacity restriction and to comply with safety and fire codes, we will have to stop selling more tickets soon. People who are unable to buy the tickets for this event will be given the option to view this event live for the first time in HMM’s history. Details will be given out soon.

    Tickets are being sold fast so buy your tickets quickly before we get sold out.

    For more information click on this Link.





    2016 Ganesh Utsav

    Only a few days left now!!! HMM will celebrate Ganeshothsav on September 10th 2016 starting at 3:30 PM and preparations for this grand welcome event for our beloved Ganapati Bappa is going on in full swing. HMM 2016 Morya Dhol Tasha Pathak has been practicing for the past two months to welcome our Bappa on the beats of dhol tasha. In 2016, four new dhols have been added and also the group is bigger with all age groups and women and men together.

    Communities from Sugar Land, Cypress, Katy and Houston are all preparing together for this grand event to welcome Ganapati Bappa. See the following photos from the rehearsals that have taken place so far. Thanks to all participants and parents and organizers for the hard work. A BIG BIG thank you to our sponsor Alings for the delicious food for all participants on 8/27. HMM 2016 Committee had its final Ganeshothav meeting to organize the timelines and activities for this event.

    For more Rehearsal photos click on this Link. Tickets are being sold fast so buy your tickets quickly before we get sold out.

    For more information click on this Link.














    2016 Ganesh Utsav

    The entire Marathi community is eagerly looking forward to welcoming our beloved Ganapati Bappa in the month of September. HMM committee had started preparations very early to make this year’s celebration as culturally rich and memorable as possible. We are confident that you will agree and enjoy this year’s traditional event which includes lezim, dhol-tasha, gondhal, aartis and authentic food with modak, more than ever! Please mark your calendars for September 10th, 2016. The Ganeshotsav will be held at VPSS Hall starting at 3:30PM.

    For more information click on this Link.








    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.

    For Photos click on this Link.
















    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:


    For tickets click on this Link.





    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:


    For tickets click on this Link.







    "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.
    For Tickets, Click on this Link.







    Women's Cricket Tournament - 22nd May 2016

    Winning and loosing aside, the HMM Women's cricket tournament was organized to promote sporting activities for women and kids. HMM would like to thank the NextGen Women's Cricket Team, Umpire Saurabh Malhotra, Coach Haribabu Chittibabu, Coach Sharad Annaldasula, Scorer Satish, Sanjay Agarwal, HMM 2016 Committee Members and India House for their efforts.

    HMM women's team won the final against a tough local women's cricket team, NextGen. Practices for this final match were going on for the past two months and it was for the first time that both teams met each other in full forces on 5/22. The weather was cool and pitch was a bit moist due to the rain. Captain Megha Ozarker and Vice-Captain Shilpa Nagle decided to bowl first. Coach Sharad had everything planned out with HMM Team and set the bowling order. Shilpa bowled extremely well and only gave 9 runs in 3 overs and took two wickets. Janhavi, Megha, Mohini, Padma, Anuja, and Suchitra all bowled extremely well and gave only 45 runs in 12 overs.

    Vaishali Bhalerao and Janhavi Khurd went in as opening batsmen and scored 12 runs in 3 overs. Mohini Khurd and Shilpa Nagle went next to score 10 more runs. This included the first and only boundary hit by Mohini Khurd. Megha Ozarker and Padma Annaldasula finished off the innings by scoring some quick runs to win by 3 overs remaining and 8 wickets in hand.

    Congratulations to HMM Women's Cricket Team for this win.

    Congratulations to the winners of the kids 100m races. Congratulations Arnav Bhalerao, Rishi, Nandita Deo!

    A special thanks to India House Management for letting the teams use the cricket ground for this tournament.
    Thanks to all attendees who came and supported this event!


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



    For photos by Ravi Ozarker click on this Link.









    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:


    For tickets click on this Link.



    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.



    For tickets click on this Link.





    Exciting Houston Maharashtra Mandal (HMM) 2016 Committee Introduction Video

    Here is the exciting Houston Maharashtra Mandal (HMM) 2016 Committee Introduction Video that was shown to about 700+ HMM Members on big screens. BMM President Niteen Joshi wishes all the best to HMM Members. Detroit Maharashtra Mandal Invites HMM Members to attend 2017 BMM Convention. HMM Vastu Committee also announced that they were successful in finding the perfect land to start the HMM Vastu Project soon. Following is a link to the video.




    Superhit Second HMM Screening of Natsamrat Movie

    Thanks to all HMM Members and Non Members for making the Second show of Natsamrat Movie Screening successful again. This movie has become the top grossing Marathi movie because of fans and supporters like you all. Before the show HMM Committee Members took Red Carpet photos of all attendees. Photos are posted at the following link:

    For photos click on this Link.







    General Body Meeting - Cinco Ranch Library - 20-Feb-2016

    HMM Vastu team is glad to report that we have identified a property that will help us achieve the goal of our own HMM facility that was envisioned in 2014. At the HMM General Body Meeting, Cinco Ranch Library on 20-Feb-2016, a Big 'Yes' Vote for HMM Land Purchase was evident after the Vastu team's presentation. HMM has organized a trip to the property for HMM Members on Sat 5th March. If you are interested in visiting the property, please contact admin@hmmhouston.org.






    Following is a video.



    Second Screening of 2016 Natsamrat: Asa Nat Hone Nahi!

    On public demand, HMM 2016 Committee has arranged the second screening the most anticipated Marathi movie of the year. "Natsamrat:Asa Nat Hone Nahi!" on 21st Feb 2016. Book your tickets soon as there are only 230 seats available!



    For more information click on this Link.


    General Body Meeting - Cinco Ranch Library - 20-Feb-2016 2-4 PM

    HMM Vastu team is glad to report that we have identified a property that will help us achieve the goal of our own HMM facility that was envisioned in 2014. Details of this property, based in Rosenberg, are included in the document at the following link.

    Please come and show your support for HMM to move ahead with purchase of the land on 20-Feb-2016 2-4 PM. at:

    Cinco Ranch Branch Library

    2620 Commercial Center Blvd
    Katy, TX 77494


    For more information click on this Link.


    HMM BOD also visited the site on 13-Feb-2016. Photos of this site visit can be found at the following link.



    For photos click on this Link.






    2016 Natsamrat: Asa Nat Hone Nahi!

    Houston Maharashtra Mandal (HMM) screened the first show of the most awaited Marathi movie “Natsamrat” on Jan 31st 2016. More than 550 people attended this event to watch this great Marathi movie and had nothing else than praise for every single person who contributed to make this beautiful movie. A must watch! HMM is planning to host another show in February. Details will be provided soon. Special thanks to all attendees and sponsors.



    For more information click on this Link.
    Following is a video.






    2016 Natsamrat: Asa Nat Hone Nahi!

    2016 Natsamrat: Asa Nat Hone Nahi! Event is sold out. Thank you to all HMM Members and non-members for their support!



    For more information click on this Link.


    HMM 2016 Makar Sankrant Event

    HMM 2016 Makar Sankrant Event on 16-Jan-2016 at Williams Elementary School was a super hit event with more than 600 attendees! This count was performed using HMM front desk computer systems setup to control crowd and security. HMM 2016 Committee would like to thank all attendees, dedicated HMM Volunteers, Katy ISD Staff, commercial and food stall owners, HMM Sponsors, HMM Raffle Ticket Sponsors on behalf of HMM. See the following video and photographs of the event. Thanks to Rajesh Thatte, Samir Patil, and Ravi Ozarker for sharing the photos.



    For photos by Ravi and Chandrahas click on this Link.

    For photos by Samir click on this Link.








    2015 Sneha Magazine

    Wish you Happy Makar Sankranti! We are proud to announce that HMM 2015 published its the second edition of Sneha Magazine on 22 November 2015. In our attempt to become more environemntally friendly, HMM has decided to not print this magazine. Please click on the following link to read the magazine and feel free to print it if required.



    For more information click on this Link.


    2016 Katyar Kalajat Ghusali Movie

    HMM 2016 Committee Organized the first event Katyar Kaljat Ghusli Movie today (Jan 3rd 2016). This was a sold out show. We would like to thank everyone for their support! Following are some photos and a video clip.









    2016 HMM Makar Sankrant Event

    तिळगुळ घ्या गोड गोड बोला ... HMM 2016 Committee has started massive preparations for our first major event 'Makar Sankrant' on Saturday, Jan 16th, 2016 at Williams Elementary (3900 South Peek Road, Katy, TX 77450) from 4 to 8 pm. We are sure you will enjoy this fun-fair with stalls for games, authentic Maharashtrian food, jewelry and much more. Traditional haldi-kumkum and bor-nahaan are also an integral part of this event. Entry to this event is free for HMM members ONLY! Entry fee for Non-Members is $ 5. Membership can also be renewed at the front desk on Jan 16th.


    Day&Date: Saturday, Jan 16,2016 Time:4PM - 8PM

    Venue: James E Williams Elementary School, 3900 S Peek Rd, Katy, TX 77450

    Entry:

    FREE(Members)

    $5(Non-members)

    For Stall Application Form Click Here



    SOLD OUT - HMM 2016 Committee Hosts - Last Screening of Katyar Kalajat Ghusali Movie

    HMM 2016 Committee would like to announce that the last screening of Katyar Kalajat Ghusali Movie show is Sold out! Thank you for your support!




    HMM 2016 Committee Hosts - Last Screening of Katyar Kalajat Ghusali Movie

    After the first house full show, HMM Presents the second show of Katyar Kalajat Ghusali Movie! Don’t miss this last opportunity to experience this magnificent musical journey for all Music Lovers!!! Movie has English Subtitles. Only 200 Tickets Available for the 2nd Show!




    2016 HMM Committee Announced



    For more information click on this Link.


    HMM 2016 Committee would like to wholeheartedly thank HMM 2015 Committee for their hard work and offering great events in 2015. Thanks to all HMM Members for their support!

    HMM 2016 Committee has been announced:

    Megha Ozarker, President
    Achala Bapat, Vice-President
    Sandhya Gadre, Secretary/Asset
    Anjou Kellar, Treasurer

    Cultural Team:
    Nishad Kanhere, Cultural Lead
    Jyotsna Phadke, Marketing Lead
    Vijay Ahire
    Gajanan Borikar
    Arundhati Joshi
    Manisha Jangale
    Neetal Adkar

    Food and Assets Team:
    Geetanjali Khandekar, Food Lead
    Archana Pendse, Food Lead
    Anuja Deshpande
    Savita Kale
    Shilpa Nagle
    Vrunda Manake

    Web Admin and AV Team:
    Suchitra Deo, Web Admin - Communications
    Ravi Ozarker, Web Admin - Website and Audio Video

    HMM 2016 Committee is working hard to bring exciting events for HMM Members and Non-Members in 2016 and hope to get your support and blessings.