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Our Voice And Yours

Surgeon Atul Gawande among MacArthur Geniuses. [more]

Lokvani Talks To Jamshed Bharucha

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
"Preparing students for the global context is an important challenge facing higher education institutions in the country today," says Jamshed Bharucha, Provost of Tufts University in Medford, MA. One of the few Indian Americans in a high level leadership position in academia, Bharucha spoke to Lokvani about his work and some of the issues in higher education. [more]

Meet Andrea Silbert, Co-Founder, Center For Women And Enterprise

(This article is sponsored by Dakshin)
In 1995, Andrea co-founded the Center for Women & Enterprise, a non-profit organization that helps female entrepreneurs create businesses. As the CEO of the Center, Andrea helped create 14,000 jobs throughout Massachusetts, as well as $400 million in new wages every year. [more]

Technology - Wrinkle Free Products Using Deep Drawing Process

During deep drawing process, the thickening of the flange increases with decrease in normal anisotropy, hence the energy required to further bend the sheet for the given number of wrinkles increases. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
"It does feel like a very different kind of pairing, doesn't it?" says Vidya Balan about her latest co-star. Read Bollywood Baatein to learn more about the pair. [more]

Shaam-e Rangeen At The India Center Reverberates With Music

(This article is sponsored by Copper Pages)
India Society of Worcester hosted a fundraising event on September 16th at the India Center in Shrewsbury, MA. Shaam-e-Rangeen, as the name suggests was an evening of social interaction, food and music hosted by the Executive Committee of ISW and the Board of Trustees. [more]

Ambassador Of India Inaugurates MFA's Exhibit

The Ambassador of India, Ronen Sen lit the traditional lamp to inaugurate the new exhibit at the MFA, "Domains of Wonder: Masterworks of Indian Painting". [more]

Congressman McGovern Speaks To Indian American Forum

With the sun splashing down on New Mother India in Waltham, MA, a significant group of members and friends of the Indian American Forum for Political Education, gathered to honor Life Members and interact with Congressman James McGovern (3rd District, MA) at a special luncheon on August 26th. [more]

Community Round Up - Connecticut

Dr. Thomas Abraham, Chairman of the Center, introduced Jane Shringar of the Nassau County Court, who in her address, lauded the contributions of the Non Resident Indian community in the United States. "The Indian American community has enriched the life of the United States with significant contributions in almost every walk of life," she said. [more]

Toronto International Film Festival Features South Asian Films

The 31st Annual Toronto International film festival featured a strong line-up of South Asian films. The Bollywood trio of Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar were among the South Asian talent to spark excitement in Toronto. [more]

Republican Congressional Candidate Raj Bhakta Addresses Bostonians

"I will fight to bring fiscal discipline back to the government. I will work to fulfill all the promises I have made to the people of my constituency. I am of the firm conviction that nothing is impossible if we are prepared to work," says Raj Bhakta, candidate for U.S. Congress from Northeast Philadelphia constituency, during a fund raiser in Weston, MA. [more]

TiE-Boston Hosts Gujarat Delegation

With lower labor cost, talent pool needed to support the industries to meet global standards, ITO helped delivery model and vendor base, a fast growing market for products, highly skilled labor pool, proactive industrial policies of the government, affluent financial institutions, and adequate infrastructure, Gujarat welcomes all entrepreneurs to make it their first choice in India. [more]

Renowned Indian Dancer Lakshmi Vishwanathan To Perform At PEM

Vishwanathan's performance at the Peabody Essex Museum will present a range of compositions, namely Padams and Javalis, from the Devadasi (court dancer) repertoire. These compositions explore the myriad facets of romantic love from a woman's point of view. Explanations in English will be provided. [more]

Harvard Sangeet Presents Pandit Jasraj

Harvard Sangeet, the South Asian music group on campus presents a recital by Pandit Jasraj on September 24, 2006. Sangeet was founded in response to the steadily growing number of remarkable South Asian musical talents and enthusiasts on Harvard campus. [more]

World Music Presents India's Legendary Birju Maharaj Dance Company

World Music presents the renowned masters of northern India's Kathak dance, Birju Maharaj Dance Company on Sunday, October 8 at 8 pm at the Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA. [more]

Saheli Organizes 5K Walk

In celebration of Domestic Violence awareness month in October and Mahatma Gandhi's birthday celebrations, Saheli, Friendship for South Asian Women has organized a 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, October 1st, 2006. [more]

Upcoming Navratri Garbas

Here is a list of all the upcoming Garbas in town starting with the Garba organized by Gurjar this weekend. [more]

Indians In The USA In Love With Mehta's Handcrafted Indian Jewellery

The Mehta Jewellery (of Chennai) Boston Exhibition will be held on September 30 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Burlington, MA, featuring glittering diamonds from traditional closed-set thodus to modern designer sets with gemstones and solitaires. [more]

Parenting - How Is It Different Here Than In India

From the moment of conception, parenting is demanding, exhilarating, exhausting and ennobling. It's all the more challenging when you are in a different country with a different lifestyle. [more]

Arangetram: Keerthana Gnanapradeepan

On August 26th 2006, Keerthana Gnanapradeepan presented her solo dance debut (Arangetram) in Bharatanatyam - South Indian classical dance. The debut stage was the Sorenson Center for the Arts, Babson College. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Sarwan Aggarwal, Sandeep Bansal, Janani Baskaran, Pushpa Baskaran, Anindya Basu, Ami Bhatt, Sitaram Chandawarkar, Durga Devarakonda, Chandran Elumalai, Dattatray Joshi, Mukkai Krishnamoorthy, Samir Mehta, Nirvik Nandy, Abhishek, Narendra, Sarthak Pani and Bharath Venkatraman, who were winners of the last set of puzzles. Here is one puzzle for kids and one for adults. [more]

Music Review - Jaan-E-Man

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
The track is a real treat for Anu Malik fans. Salman fans, you get to hear your hero narrate a most beautiful couplet! [more]

Film Review - Man Push Cart

Films Philos opened Ramin Bahrani's acclaimed feature film MAN PUSH CART. Featuring a heartbreaking performance by former New York City street cart vendor Ahmad Razvi (a Pakistan native), MAN PUSH CART was one of the most praised films at the 2006 Sundance and New Directors/New Films Film Festivals and is one of those rare motion pictures that gets the heart, soul and spirit of New York City absolutely right. [more]

Book Review - Sri Krishna Yoga

The compilation of lectures gives an excellent exposition of a subject, which prima facie appears to be very complex to understand but unravels its beauty and profundity as you read along. [more]

Dassehra Special: Of Daals And Mithais

With Dassehra and Diwali just around the corner my food worries get bigger and bigger - am I doing enough to celebrate festivals and special occasions? [more]

Cricket Corner - Howzzat

For the first time in its colorful history the Board of Control for Cricket in India is selling tickets online [more]

Photo Of The Fortnight

Giraffe on the Green! Roger Williams Park Zoo, RI. [more]

Thought For The Day

(This article is sponsored by epuja)
When a thing is true, there is no need to use any arguments to substantiate it - Vinoba Bhave. [more]

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Event Update
Friday - 09/22/06
Mani Ratnam Film - Free
Bally Sagoo in Boston!
Navratri / Gurjar
Geeta Gyana Yagna -- Lecture Series by Sw. Prakashananda (Ch. 9)
Saturday - 09/23/06
New Beginnings Arts and Crafts Show 2006
Bow Ties & Bangles An Evening For A Cause / AIF
Domains of Wonder: Masterworks of Indian Painting / MFA
Navaratri Garba / ISW
Ganesha Chaturthi / NEKK
Yoga for Your Nose
Shri Saraswati Pranapratishtapana and Maha Kumbaabhisekha
Raganjali School of Music Sangeet Sabha 2006
Navratri / Gurjar
Mata Ka Jagran / Sarvadev Mandir
Movie Aanachandam / NEMA
Geeta Gyana Yagna -- Lecture Series by Sw. Prakashananda (Ch. 9)
Nava Graha Chara Sthapana Ceremony
Life Without Boredom -- Talks for High School Students by Sw. Prakashananda
Sunday - 09/24/06
MATH/PSAT/SAT - Free Academic Guidance
Domains of Wonder: Masterworks of Indian Painting / MFA
Shri Saraswati Pranapratishtapana and Maha Kumbaabhisekha
Pandit Jasraj - Live Concert
Life without Boredom -- Talks for High School Students by Sw. Prakashananda
Geeta Gyana Yagna -- Lecture Series by Sw. Prakashananda (Ch. 9)
Tuesday - 09/26/06
Simple Art of Managing Stress / Swami Shudhaananda
Wednesday - 09/27/06
Free Health Stop
Friday - 09/29/06
"Marvels of Voice" - Mrs. Shruti Sadolikar-Katkar
Choice Meal Program For Older Adults in Indian Community
Navratri / Gurjar
Navaratri Garba / Blackstone Valley India Society
Saturday - 09/30/06
Domains of Wonder: Masterworks of Indian Painting / MFA
Mehta Jewellery Visit Boston
Indira Sari Sale
Navaratri Garba & Raas / Patidar Samaj
Lakshmi Vishwanathan, Bharatnatyam Dance
Navratri / Gurjar
Basic Yoga Training: 22-Hours
Garba / Sarvadev Mandir
Ram Parivar Abhishekam
Sunday - 10/1/06
Indian Life & Style Model Search
Domains of Wonder: Masterworks of Indian Painting / MFA
Indira Sari Sale
Friday - 10/6/06
A Gujarati musical Evening with Rasbihari and Vibha Desai
Saturday - 10/7/06
Domains of Wonder: Masterworks of Indian Painting / MFA
Women in Mahabharata-Modern Perspective / AAINA
Sharad Purnima Celebration with Garba & Raas / Patidar Samaj
Hindustani Vocal & Santoor, Karnatik Violin
Sunday - 10/8/06
Domains of Wonder: Masterworks of Indian Painting / MFA
Birju Maharaj Dance Company
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