Team Gives Thanks, Happy Turkey Day, Y'all
Here's wishing the readers, contributors and
patrons of Lokvani a very Happy Thanksgiving. Thanks for being there
for us and do let us return the favor some day. more...
Talks To Darshan Thakkar
Darshan Thakkar, Attorney at Law in an unusual
combination of practising law and pursuing writing talks to Lokvani
|Meet Meera Ramachandran:
Writer and Scholar
In the stories of In Their Shadows…characters
from our mythological heritage, like Dhruv, Vishvamithra, Savithri-Satyavan,
Nal Damayanti and Kunti-Karan are reborn in our modern day world.
What could be their thoughts, drives and goals now - in the post-
feminist, scientifically advanced, politically correct milieu?
Diwali Round Up
Meet Sunidhi Chauhan - A Legend
In The Making
Sunidhi Chauhan has created waves
in the music industry from the age of six. Winner of many prestigious
awards this young star stole the heart of New Englanders when
she performed at the bollywood talend show, held at the Berkelee
Performance Center. She talked to Lokvani
IARI (Indian Association of Rhode Island)
celebrated Diwali at the Bishop McQuiny Auditorium, RI recently.
Diwali - Kashmiri Style
During this holiday time, it seems that all Indians
are celebrating in one way or another. On November 16th, the New England
chapter of the Kashmiri Overseas Association (also known as KOA) had
their annual Diwali party. more...
Delights Audience With A Near Perfect Performance
Endowed with stunning looks, a beautiful figure,
and of course incredible talent, Priyadarshini Govind was successful
in transporting her audience to a higher plane through her Bharatanatyam
performance, which was sponsored by the Academy of Indian Performing
|Interrogations - A
Disturbing, Thought Provoking Play
There is moment in the play Interrogations
when the audience seemed to stop breathing for one moment, the underlying
tension choking its collective spirits. more...
||Bollywood Talent Show
The Berkelee Performance Center was host last
week to a unique show. A talent show for local artists was organized
by the Bollywood Talent group. more...
|Saptaswar and Udavum Karangal Present
An Evening of Melodies
Saptaswar, the premier singing group of New
England and Udavum Karangal, a registered non-governmental non-religious
and Non-profit social service organization based in Chennai, India,
are all set to host an entertaining evening of melodies on December
7, 2002, at the Keefe Tech in Framingham. more...
Call For Submissions: Poetry, Short Fiction, Personal Essays, Travelogues...For
Humor - Couch Surfing To Wipe The Winter Blues Away
I urge readers to try this exercise and you may
score better than I do on this one ......Sometimes even a lazy inviting
couch can be a source of creativity. more...
||Harry Potter And The
Chamber Of Secrets
It is the season for movies and magic and
Manaswini Garimella makes a pitch for the much awaited Harry Potter
and the Chamber of Secrets in her review about the film more...
|Agni Varsha - The Fire and the
Adapted from a play by Girish Karnad, and
derived from the Myth of Yavakri, a part of the Mahabharatha, AgniVarsha
is unusual not only in its subject matter but also in its seeming
Very few women in Indian mythology were strong
enough to speak their own minds. Imagine then, my delight in coming
across a novel in which Draupadi finally comes into her own.
Time Tested Home Remedies
How Secure do I Feel?
Reality is fear, uncertainty, joy and happiness.
We face reality everyday in the choices we make and actions we take.
So, I suppose that my sense of security changes from day to day, depending
on how much of my reality I choose to face. more...
A short moving poem by a fourth grader Anisha
Purslane - Neem
Neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss. Meliaceae) is
native to South Asia, specifically India. Neem tree is known to Indians
as a sarva roga nivarini "living pharmacy" or "the curer of all ailments,"
because of its wide use alone or in combination with turmeric to treat
several skin ailments, and bacterial infections. more...