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Some Interesting People Of 2004
(Sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel )

Lokvani shines the spotlight on some faces of 2004. more...

Fundraising Events To Help Tsunami Victims
AID Boston, NetSAP, Tantric Grill, MITHAS, Sangam, SAAS, VPS, Venetian Moon, Boston Herald and other organizations are planning events to raise funds to help the victims of the Tsunami disaster. Please support these organizations. more...

Tsunami's Devastation Calls For Relief And Help
NGF, TIE, IWL,NETS,IDRF, IAGB and others are working on raising funds to help. We appeal to every Lokvani reader to help in the recovery efforts. more...

Technology - Recent Trends In Solid-State Sensors For Gas And Chemical Sensing: Part I
(Sponsored by The Boston Group)
Most current technology for detection of hazardous substances use optical techniques which are expensive, bulky and need cumbersome manual operation. Solid State sensors offer a convenient alternative. more...

Bollywood Baatein
More than a dozen singers, including Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik will sing a special song, penned by Javed Akhtar and composed by Jatin Lalit, to raise funds for the victims of the Tsunami. more...

AID Boston - Stepping Up To Help Victims Of The Tsunami
AID US is publishing a Tsunami newsletter to keep donors up-to-date on the activities on the ground around their relief and rehabilitation work. more...

Helping The Children Orphaned By The Tsunami - Udavum Karangal
"Thanks to the generosity of the donors, the organization has already crossed the 100K milestone in the first two weeks of the tragedy!" Says Sundar Balasuryan, the founder and board of director of the local chapter Udavum Karangal of USA. more...

IANH Holds Condolence Meeting For The Tsunami Tragedy
The India Association of New Hampshire (IANH) organized a meeting in Nashua to express sympathy and condolences to those affected by the Tsunami disaster. more...

Manitha Neyam Brings Relief To Sri Lanka
Manitha Neyam is providing help to Batticaloa, Killinochchi, Mullaitivu and other towns in the Northeast of Sri Lanka which were devasted by the Tsunami. more...

IAGB India Republic Day Celebration- An Invitation
IAGB will celebrate India's Republic Day on January 22 at the Lexington High School and the event will be dedicated to the victims of the Tsunami. more...

The 2004 Christmas And New Year Celebration of KANE
The Kerala Association of New England (KANE) celebrated this year's Christmas and New Year festivities with enthusiasm on December 11th, 2004 at Keefe Technical High School, Framingham, MA. more...

New England Malayali Association Celebrates X-Mas And New Year
NEMA celebrated X-Mas and New Year on December 18, 2004 at the Keefe Tech School at Framingham. more...

Bighelp For Education Celebrates Pongal
"Bighelp for Education" celebrated Pongal on January 9, 2005 at Johnson Middle School in Walpole, MA. more...

Indian-American Students Participate In MMEA Classical Music Extravaganza
Several Indian American highschoolers were selected to perform at the 47th Annual Northeastern District Concert organized by MMEA. more...

For Better, For Worse, Forever
On December 19th, more than 700 people from the New England community witnessed a wedding through dances produced and choreographed by Jasmine Shah. more...

Amrish Puri - Passing Away Of A Legend
Bollywood grieves the demise of an actor and a gentleman, Mr. Amrish Puri. more...

For The Mathematically Inclined
Congratulations to Sarthak Pani and others, who submitted correct solutions to the last set of puzzles. Here is one puzzle for kids and one for adults. more...

Music Reviews - 2004 Recap
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Refresh your memory with some tunes of 2004. more...

Films From Bollywood - 2004 Round Up
2004 - Bollywood films revisited. more...

Recipes For Makar Sankranti
(Sponsored by Milan Restaurant)
The word 'Pongal', signifies the boiling over of the rice in the cooking pot. more...

Lokvani Featured Book Reviews Of 2004
Catch up on your holiday reading with these favorites. more...

Jokes - Logic To Drive You Crazy!
If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you. more...

Research Volunteers Needed / Same-Sex Couples
The Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley College, is looking for same-sex couples who are willing to discuss their relationship and their opinion about the legalization of same-sex marriage. Stipend available. more...

Thought For The Fortnight - Apologia
We thank our readers for bearing with us... lokvani.com is, after all, our voice and yours! And who can silence such a mighty roar? more...

Photo Gallery
Some of the best shots from our Picture gallery of 2004. more...











Event Update
Friday - 01/14/05
- Jagrata - Jai Mata Di
- Makar Samkranti (Lohri)
- Balu - Movie
Saturday - 01/15/05
- Free SSAT/PSAT/SAT Testing
- VPS Yoga Retreat
- Balu - Movie
- Goda Ranganatha Kalyanam
Sunday - 01/16/05
- Turn the Tide- A Benefit Dinner & Art Auction for Tsunami Victims in India
- Shakthi: The Strength to Rise Again / MITHAS & Sangam
Monday - 01/17/05
- VPS Fundaraising Dinner
Tuesday - 01/18/05
- Export Opportunities for U.S. High Tech Companies in India
- Inspiration From Upanishads / Swami Ishwarananda / Andover
Wednesday - 01/19/05
- Intro to Bharatanatyam Class
- Inspiration From Upanishads / Swami Ishwarananda / Andover
Thursday - 01/20/05
- Art of Living Courses at MIT
- Tsunami Relief Fundraising Dinner / SAAS
- Inspiration From Upanishads / Swami Ishwarananda / Andover
Friday - 01/21/05
- Inspiration From Upanishads / Swami Ishwarananda / Andover
- Choice Meal Program For Older Adults in Indian Community
Saturday - 01/22/05
- Free SSAT/PSAT/SAT Testing
- Chanchal Mukherjee - Solo Show
- Pongal Celebration
- Universal Message of Bhagavad Gita / Swami Ishwarananda / Ashland
- Art of Meditation / Swami Ishwarananda / Merrimack
- Inspiration From Upanishads / Swami Ishwarananda / Andover
- IAGB Republic Day Celebrations
Sunday - 01/23/05
- Inspiration From Upanishads / Swami Ishwarananda / Andover
- Chapter 12 of Bhagavad Gita / Swami Ishwarananda / Woburn
Monday - 01/24/05
- Investing and Doing Business in India
Thursday - 01/27/05
- Art of Living Courses at WPI
Saturday - 01/29/05
- SAT Prep Classes
- Natraj / Chinmaya Maruti
- Indo-jazz group Natraj features violin master Tara Anand
- CAPI Holiday Celebrations
Sunday - 01/30/05
- ISW Annual General Body Meeting
- Bedford Library Book Discussion Series
Wednesday - 2/2/05
- Political Impact By Indian Americans / Neera Tanden

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