« Back to article: Tiger Ball salutes "Magnificent India" with bejeweled showstopper and a Bollywood beat

Houston, Tiger Ball, March 2017, Suresh Khator, Dr. Renu Khator, Dr. Amit Ray, consul general of India Anupam Ray, Y. Ping Sun
Suresh Khator, Renu Khator, Amit Ray, Consul General of India Anupam Ray, Y. Ping Sun. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, Tiger Ball, March 2017, Devinder Bhatia, Gina Bhatia
Devinder Bhatia, Gina Bhatia. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, Tiger Ball, March 2017, bejeweled elephant
An Insta-worthy, life-sized replica of an elephant greeted guests as they entered the reception tent at Tiger Ball. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, Tiger Ball, March 2017, Chris Brown, Divya Brown
Chris Brown, Divya Brown. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, Tiger Ball, March 2017, Nat Krishnamurthy, congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, gala guest
Nat Krishnamurthy, U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, gala guests. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, Tiger Ball, March 2017, Dr. Durga Agrawal, Sushila Agrawal, Nidhika Mehta, Pershant Mehta
Durga Agrawal, Sushila Agrawal, Nidhika Mehta, Pershant Mehta. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, Tiger Ball, March 2017, table settings
 The Fayez Sarofim Grand Hall was filled with tables outfitted with rich purple linens. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, Tiger Ball, March 2017, Bonna Kol, Nalini Mathur, Dr. Virendra Mathur
Bonna Kol, Nalini Mathur, Dr. Virendra Mathur. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, Tiger Ball, March 2017, dance floor
A troupe of Bollywood dancers taught party-goers a few dance moves. Photo by Jenny Antill