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Our Voice And Yours

As many as seven Indian companies figure in the list of the world's 250 top performing energy firms, with Reliance Industries, ONGC and NTPC grabbing the top Asian ranks. [more]

Lokvani Talks To Radha Jalan

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
Radha Jalan exemplifies the strength of spirit that shields you in sudden misfortune. In her life, this has stood her good stead. For when it comes to times of great stress or adversity, she has faced plentiful since she took over as President and CEO of ElectroChem Inc., after her husband's sudden death in 1997. [more]

In Conversation With Siddhartha Misra

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)
"I think my ethnicity is a novelty more than a hindrance. My voice is a distinct product of my genes and I think that provides for an interesting sound," says Siddhartha Misra, son of Dr. Bijoy Misra, who is pursuing a master's degree in opera. He talked to Lokvani about his unusual career choice and his hopes for a future as a tenor. Click here to listen to Misra [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Mine is a secondary film compared to 'Saawariya'. It could have been good for business if the release dates had not clashed. Can you guess who said that? [more]

Udavam Karangal Raises Awareness Of Orphans Through Benefit Concert

(This article is sponsored by Copper Pages)
Udavum Karangal of USA sponsored a benefit concert at the Keefe Technical School, Framingham on Sept 8th, 2007. The evening's performance started off with a bang featuring the hit song "Ballelakka Ballelakka" from the movie Sivaji. The whole group was on stage and the high-energy singing by Mr. Ainkaran got the adrenaline flowing. The chorus (including the emcee KK) provided full vocal support. [more]

South Asian Art History - In Memory Of Prashant H. Fadia

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
The abundance, variety and the richness of woven and printed Indian textiles are legendary. Thanks to visionary women such as Kamala Devi Chatopadhya and Pupul Jaykar textile design and traditional methods of printing and weaving enjoyed a revival after Independence and continue to flourish. - Rani Sarin, Artist. [more]

Veena Sahasrabuddhe At MITHAS

Khyal. Imagination. In the musical voice of the renowned Veena Sahasrabuddhe, the imagination took flight on Sep 14, 2007 night as she sang for MITHAS in MIT's Stata Center. [more]

Friends Foundation And TANA Donate Backpacks

Friends Foundation and TANA together donated 200 backpacks along with supplies like note books, pens, pencils, crayons and glues to the children at Chandler Elementary Community School in Worcester, MA. [more]

Significance Of Ganesh Visarjan

Over the past week, the Indians around the world have been participating in Ganesh Visarjans. What is the significance of this ceremony? [more]

Dance Of The Duo

Natyanjali, an offering of dances in praise of the various Hindu deities was presented on September 2nd at 3 pm at the Chinmaya Maruti Center in Andover, MA. The dancing duo was Amritha Mangalat and Keerthana Gnanapradeepan. [more]

East Meets West

NEHTI-YCEP is proud to present a grand carnatic music concert featuring Durga Krishnan, Prasant Radhakrishnan, Tara Bangalore, Pravin Sitaram and Mahalingam Santhanakrishnan on Oct. 6th. Call now to book your tickets! [more]

Nirali Fashions At Doubletree In Waltham

Do not miss this opportunity to see some of latest designs in salwars, chudidars, pant suits and more presented by Nirali Fashions of Toronto at their show to be held on Oct 6 and 7 at the Doubletree Hotel in Waltham, MA. [more]

Akshaya Patra Walkathon And Launch Gala

With your support, Akshaya Patra Foundation, the largest non-profit run school lunch program of its kind in the world, is preparing for a Walk for Children on Sep. 29th and Launch Gala on Oct. 5th to help raise funds and awareness for its vital mission of providing nutritious mid-day meals to underprivileged children in India. [more]

Anuradha Pal To Teach In Boston

Learn from internationally acclaimed tabla player and percussionist Anuradha Pal, who will be teaching in Boston in Sept & Oct 2007, as part of her ongoing concert tour of USA. [more]

Taj In New York City

Come September 23, a beautiful sand sculpture of the famous monument of love will greet the residents of New York city. Internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik and two of his assistants will laboriously create a monument showcasing their sand art skills. [more]

MohanLal Show 2007

Bharat Mohanlal, fellow artists and director Joshi have riveted audiences all over the country and are scheduled to perform in Boston area on Sep. 23rd. [more]

Sanskrit Classes At Sri Lakshmi Temple

The fall semester of the Sanskrit classes at the Sri Lakshmi Temple is scheduled to begin on Sunday, September 30, 2007. [more]

Shakti Nochur's Dance Arangetram

It was a joyful experience to watch a youngster born and brought up in a different culture that has taken to an Indian art form of classical dance and excel in the same. [more]

Fall 2007 Commonwealth Seminar

The Commonwealth Seminar provides in-depth training about state government, with a particular focus on the Legislature. Participants will learn how the legislature works, how the budget is developed, and the dynamics of state politics generally. The seminar begins on Friday, October 19. Apply now! [more]

Buying In A Soft Market: Adjustable Rates, Interest Rate Cut, Stubborn Sellers, Mortgage Constraints

A lot has happened in recent weeks....events with significant impact on the credit markets. Good deals or rather value deals can be found when most are screaming for the exits. Learn how to buy. All options require understanding and a strategy. [more]

Weekend Entertainment

Catch up and purchase tickets for the events during this upcoming fortnight including Sri Maha Rudra Yegna, opening of Vanaja, and performances by Saptaswar, Sonal Skandan and Bharath Mohanlal. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Janani Baskaran, Aseem Chandawarkar, Nihal Gowravaram, Niket Gowravaram, Prabhakar Nadkarni, Venkat Raghavan, Mallikharjuna Rao, Suryateja Rao and Tulasi Ravindran, who was the winner of the last set of puzzles. Here is one easy puzzle for kids and one for adults. [more]

Vanaja - Film

This film has won 16 international awards and will be screened on September 21st at the Kendall Square Cinema. The Director Rajnesh Domalpalli will be present for a Q&A. [more]

Music Review - Laga Chunari Mein Dag

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
While the music from Laaga Chunari...Žis not as impressive as Parineeta or Lage Raho....it still stands out with the range of talent and styles that Shantanu Moitra has employed. [more]

Recipes - R Is For Rotis

Roti - Unleavened, griddle-cooked Indian bread? It is more than this definition. [more]

Book Review - Vedic Weddings

"A wife is a god given friend". It is said in the Mahabharata.
Thus begins Dr. Srinivasan introduction to the book, The Vedic Wedding, Origins, Tradition and Practice. Dr. Srinivasan will be giving a multimedia presentation at Cary Memorial Library, Lexington on September 22nd, 2007.
[more]

Laugh A While

A Desi laugh a day keeps the doctor away. [more]

Picture Of The Fortnight

A picture perfect for an artist. [more]

Thought For The Day

(This article is sponsored by epuja)
A quote from Nani Ardeshir Palkhiwala. [more]

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Event Update
Friday - 09/21/07
MahaRudra Yegnam
Bala Vidya Mandir / NEHTI
Choice Meal Program For Older Adults in Indian Community
Vanaja ( Film)
Saturday - 09/22/07
Pranayama, Relaxation and OM Meditation at SVC
Sangeet Bhari Shaam / Saptaswar
MahaRudra Yegnam
Urban Kutcheri - Where Classical India Meets The Modern Metropolis
India Day at the Lexington Town Library
Spiritual Discourse in Ashland Temple
Vanaja ( Film)
Telangana Bathukamma Festival
Sunday - 09/23/07
Bharath Mohanlal Show 2007
Free Math / Science / MCAS / SAT Consulting
Bharat Mohanlal Show 2007
Breathe Better! Yoga for Your Sinuses
MahaRudra Yegnam
IYG Walks for Cancer / ISW
Pravsi Bhartiya Divas / NY
Raga Tarangam 2007
Vanaja ( Film)
Fancy Dress Competition / CT
Thursday - 09/27/07
Natraj at Ryles Jazz Club
Chirutha Movie Boston Direct Release with Preview Show at Belmont Studio Cinema
Friday - 09/28/07
MITHAS: Bombay Jayashri, Carnatic Vocal - CANCELLED
Bala Vidya Mandir / NEHTI
Saturday - 09/29/07
Food for life: A Walk for the Children / Akshya Patra
Saheli 5K Walk for Non-Violence
Boston Sunset Boat Cruise. Last Desi Cruise of the Season 18+
Sunday - 09/30/07
Free Math / Science / MCAS / SAT Consulting
Triveni School of Dance Annual Recital
Free Sanskrit classes
Friday - 10/5/07
Akshaya Patra - Launch Gala & Fund Raiser
Bala Vidya Mandir / NEHTI
Focus on Wholeness
Saturday - 10/6/07
Breathe Better! Yoga for Your Nose
Be The Change
East Meets West - Veena, Saxophone Violin Grand Concert
Nirali Fashions exhibition / sale
Nitya Devi Yajanam
Sunday - 10/7/07
Free Math / Science / MCAS / SAT Consulting
MITHAS: T.N. Krishnan, Carnatic Vocal
Hasya Yoga (Laughter Yoga)
Thursday - 10/11/07
Indigenous Arts Movement
Friday - 10/12/07
Navratri - Graba / Gurjar
Saturday - 10/13/07
Navratri - Graba / Gurjar
Navratri Garba / ISW
The Nrithyalaya Dance & Music Troup
Gaan Sammelan - A Day of Hindustani Classical Vocal Music
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