DIaspora: Upcoming NRI Events
International Gem & Jewelry Show 
October 3-5 at Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, Texas.
Exhibitors from around the world. The largest selection of jewelry under one roof. Top quality products affordable prices.

October 4 at Asia Society & Museum, 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street, New York.
Phone: (877) 745-4278
Feature presentation Ocean of Pearls is a documentary about Sikhs in America; Emmy award winner, tradition and art of Punjabi wrestling. Meet filmmakers, producers, judges, actors and celebrities from across the globe. Dance to high energy bhangra and Punjabi music by DJ Rekha.

Tabla Workshop with Ustad Kadar Khan
October 4-5 at Kalavant Center for Music and Dance, New York.
Ustad Kadar Khan represents the seventh generation of tabla players in his family, and has performed with many of India's leading musicians. He carries a wealth of knowledge from four tabla gharanas (schools) namely Delhi, Farukhabad, Ajrada and Luckow.
Admission: $50 per day.

Live in Concert - Indian Ocean 
October 5 at MTT Kresge Auditorium, 48 Massachusetts Ave, Massachusetts.
The Indo-Rock fusion concert of the season is here for great music, great food, and stunning acoustics. Indian Ocean is a contemporary rock fusion music band from India. Enjoy delicious Indian food and drinks. Admission: Tickets: $15, $25, $45, $75, $90.

Hindustani Vocal by Rekha Surya (disciple of Begum Akhtar & Girija Devi)
October 5 at MIT Wong Auditorium, Tang Center (E51), 70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Visit www.mit.edu or call 617-253-1000.
A Sufi concert of nerve tingling Hindustani vocal music, romancing the divine. A mesmerising evening of hori, kajri, jhoola, dadra, and ghazal by renowned vocalist Rekha Surya, the youngest disciple of late ghazal queen Padmabhushan Begum Akhtar of Lucknow Gharana and queen of thumri Padmavibhushan Girija Devi of Benaras Gharana. Ample free parking. Indian refreshments will be available. Admission: $25 (front), $15 (general).

The Women of The Mahabharata 
October 9-26 at Roy Arias Theatre 2, 616 Ninth Ave, between 43rd and 44th St, NY.
Phone: 1.800.838.3006
A fantastic telling of a 5,000 year old war, fought between two sets of cousins for a kingdom and over a beautiful woman. In this play, actresses live the story; modern and South Asian dance adds to the emotions and multi-media sets the atmosphere. Admission: Tickets: $20.

Atlanta Bengali Forum Presents Usha Uthup
October 11 at Berkmar High School, 405 Pleasant Hill Road, Lilburn, Georgia.
Atlanta Bengali Forum Usha Uthup show with music and dance performance of different Indian artistes. Admission: Tickets: $10, $15, $25, VIP $50.

Asha Austin's A Show of Hope - Preliminary Event 
October 11 at University of Texas, 709 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin.
Asha for Education is a zero-overhead, volunteer-driven, non-profit organisation that works for the education of underprivileged children in India. Additionally, Asha has projects that address health care, environmental issues, socio-economic change, and women's issues.