|Happy Sankranti, Pongal,
The New Year ushers
in a season of hope and happiness and harvesting. It is celebrated
in different parts of India in different ways more...
||Meet Tara Anand – A Shining Star
On The NE Musical Scene
There are a few that have the aptitude to
make music out of wood and strings. Tara Anand, one of New England's
finest musicians in whose hands the violin seems to take on a form
of its own talks to Lokvani. more...
|Meet Raghava, The Artist
"I do not like to use the usual
tools of the artist - the paintbrush, the palette, the knife - I
use my hands which give me a sense of incredible closeness to my
artwork. Meet Raghava, a gifted artist from Bangalore. more...
Lokvani At The Pravasi Bharathiya Divas
Lokvani was proud to represent its readers and
the Indian community of New England at the first ever Pravasi Bharathiya
DiVas celebration in Delhi. more...
||Alternate Software and Service
be the business model for the software or services in this economy?
What are customer expectations from such businesses? TiE-Boston's
Software Service Business Forum discusses some of these issues.
|Semi-Annual Poetry Reading In MIT
South Asian poets from different linguistic
and cultural backgrounds gathered at MIT to read poems in different
languages - all pertaining to the theme of peace. more...
||The Boston Pledge – A Pledge To
of Bengal in India is a place whose legendary achievements have
vanished in a hallowed past and its present is mired in severely
impoverished living conditions. Born at the 2001 Bangla Sammelan,
"The Boston Pledge" plans to mobilize resources to revitalize
|Walking Out Of A Wheel Chair
As the New Year rolls around resolutions
are made by all of us – some of them unattainable. For Rita Kobert,
her New Year’s Resolution was to leave her wheel chair and be walking
like the rest of us! Through sheer will power and hard work she
attained her goal. Rita talks to Lokvani about her experiences and
about services available to improve life conditions for the disabled.
||Free Care In Massachusetts
Many South Asians are unaware that health
services are available to immigrants who lack health insurance.
Many wonder – can my mother and father visiting from India get health
care? What about if someone you know has lost his or her job? Dr.
Sarita Mohanty from the Young Physicians Society (YPS) writes about
free care options. more...
Trusts - An Overview
Attorney Kaplesh Kumar lists the various types
of trusts you should be using as part of your financial portfolio.
|Humor - A Pain In The You Know
Even though I can safely declare that no one
will ever blame me of being wise, my wisdom teeth have been appearing
||Recipes - Ultimate Chocolate Cake
One of those dreamy delicious party favorites.
Umm !! more...
Stand Tall - A Poem By Dr. Niranjani
Those long hours of studies,
A glass of warm milk from mother... more...
|Film Review - Kehta Hai Dil Bar
The first film of Bollywood to be shot entirely
on American soil under the supervision of American and Indian technicians
starring Paresh Rawal, Jimmy Shergill and Kim Sharma succeeds in
being a super entertainer. more...
||Book Review -The Tiger Ladies
A Memoir of Kashmir
Sudha Koul, a writer from
New Jersey writes an absorbing narrative of her memories of Kashmir,
her beloved land that is such a hot bed of turmoil today.