Billerica Medical
Flawless Dental
Akshaya Patra
Chinmaya Mission
CRY America
MATH MASTER, K-12 Tutoring Center
Maharishi Academy of Total Knowledge
Peabody Essex Museum
Sarva Dev Mandir
Shishu Bharati
Sounds of India
Darshana Patel, CPA
Dinesh Tanna
Leader Bank/Mortgage
Nila Rakhit
Pradeep K. Audho
Satya Mitra, EA, ATA, CFP
Sangita Joshi
Monique Kornfeld, Esq.
Neil K. Sherring, Esq.
Richard Costa, Esq.
Shivani Shah, Esq.
Tadmor & Tadmor, LLP
Trupti Patel, Esq.
Vakili Karimi, Esq.
Mortgage Partners
Shrenik K. Shah
Ratan Singhvi
Printing and Graphics Services
Timeless Lens Photography
Ananth Ram
Raminder Bhatia
Bollywood Grill
Mysore Veggie
B. D. Nayak, Architect
Minuteman Group
Moksha Spa
S4 Inc.
Shalini's Salon & Spa
India Palace
Kay Pee Jewelers
Raj Jewelers
Madan Travel
Our Voice And Yours

A BIG THANK YOU to all of you who came by our table on India Day and stopped to say Hello as Lokvani celebrates its 7th Anniversary!

Meet Our Sponsor - Shobha Shastry, Alankar

Lead Features, Local Happenings, People, Contributions and Lifestyle.

Lokvani Talks To Charu Puri Sharma

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
Charu Puri-Sharma co-founder of Pratham Health (now the Niramaya Health Foundation), talks about her work. The Pratham Gala is coming up on Sept 20, with Amartya Sen.Buy Tickets to the Pratham Gala . [more]

In Conversation With Ashwani Kumar Chungroo

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)
"Co-existence was always refused to the Pandits of Kashmir by the majority community of Kashmiri Muslims who were extended support by the state of Pakistan to make Kashmir an issue of dispute. The so-called freedom movement of Kashmir is actually a fundamentalist movement, which has no place for minorities. The Amarnath row has further clarified the issue" says Chungroo, who leads the Panun Kashmir Movement. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Is Katrina avoiding Salman? What does the actress have to say about acting with Salman? [more]

Record Crowds At IAGB Esplanade Celebration

(This article is sponsored by Maharishi Academy of Total Knowledge)
Great entertainment, food stalls and perfect weather beckoned over 15,000 people to gather at the Esplanade on the banks of the Charles River to celebrate India's 61st Independence Day. Dr. Bijoy Misra was honored with the "Distinguished Service" award. [more]

South Asian Art - In Memory Of Prashant H. Fadia

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
Five Principles for an Agile Art Experience - II. [more]

Top DJ Akbar Sami Coming To Boston

Top DJ Akbar Sami, Badshah of Remixes, is being brought to Boston and to New England as part of his World Tour of his JALWA 2008 CD release on August 30th. [more]

Garden Party To Celebrate Women's Education Project

Come and celebrate the Sixth Anniversary of Sudar and the opening of Ushassu supporting women’s higher education in South India in Ashburnham, MA on August 23rd. [more]

Reverend Master Dattatreya Siva Baba: Grace Light Intensive

Reverend Master Dattatreya Siva Baba will transmit profound Grace Light empowerment for physical, emotional and spiritual healing at the Burlington Marriott on August 24th. [more]

NETIP'08 Annual Conference Comes To Boston

Attend CME, CPE and CLE Accredited Panels on What Every Physician Needs to Know to Set up Their Practice, Executive Benefits & Programs... and be part of the network of 850+ professionals at the 17th Annual NETIP'08 Boston Conference at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel over the Labor Day weekend from August 29 - 31, 2008. [more]

Jaahnavii 2008: Fun Filled Samskritam Camp

Samskrita Bharati organizes Jaahnavii 2008, a 4-day Residential Samskritam Camp in Edison, NJ from Aug. 29 - Sep. 1, 2008. [more]

UMass Dartmouth Establishes $1 Million Indic Education Initiative

The $1 Million Endowment at UMass Dartmouth will Leverage Super Accelerated Learning Techniques from Vedic Traditions with 21st Century Education. [more]

IAKF Rally In Boston Supporting Minority Rights Of Hindus To Worship In Kashmir Draws Large Audience

Indo-American Kashmir Forum organized a rally on August 9th in Boston, MA to show support for the right of Hindu pilgrims to safe and clean facilities en route to the annual Amarnath pilgrimage in Kashmir, India. [more]

Nisarg Chhaya And Ajeya Shekar Win The 2008 Bay State Tennis Doubles Championship

Nisarg Chhaya and Ajeya Shekar recently win Bay State 2008 - Tennis Doubles Championship (18 and under). [more]

Asian American Commission: Needs Assessment

Do you have needs and issues as an Asian American owned business? Talk to us! [more]

Ethnic Minority Health Studies

Participate in a on-line study to explore ethnic differences in midlife women's attitudes toward physical activity and receive a gift certificate! [more]

Maharishi University Of Management Celebrates Groundbreaking For New Sustainable Living Center

The building will be completely off the grid, generating its own electricity, heating, and cooling, as well as treating its own waste. It will also catch its own water, purify it, use it, and deposit excess into a nearby wetland to beautify the area, and is built perfectly in accord with principles of Vastu. [more]

Why Are Government Employees More Equal Than You?

Why are government employees able to retire at age 54 - while you and other private sector workers must keep working until age 65? [more]

Differences Between China And India - Our Perspectives

Will the disciplined, mono-ethnic, centrally controlled, strength-oriented Chinese model or the chaotic, multi-ethnic, decentralized, flexibility-oriented Indian model succeed in the future? [more]

State Of Boston Real Estate: Mid Year Assessment

Real estate values in Metro Boston have held up better than most other metropolitan areas in the nation and is even up in some areas! [more]

Weekend Entertainment

Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the events during this upcoming fortnight including NETIP'08 Conference, DJ Akbar Sami, Nayaki-The Poetic Journey, Krishna Bhakti Mala, The Dhananjayans and Anish Kapoor Exhibition. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Roopesh Mathur and Mukund Seshadari, who were winners of the last set of puzzles. Here is one easy puzzle for students and one for adults. [more]

Music Review - Rock On!

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
Rock On the debut film as a singer and actor of Farhan Akhtar has music composed by the Ace Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and lyrics by Javed Akhtar. [more]

Book Review: The Elephant, The Tiger And The Cell Phone

The title of the book suggests the metamorphosis of India's changing position as a power to be in the global arena. The essays cover topics ranging from memoirs, essays on development and international relations, and random musings. [more]

Cartoon - Fakempics 2008

Bejing: It's our party and we'll fake it if we want to. [more]

Back To School Recipes

Unusual sandwich fillings and stuffed rotis for the essential lunch box. [more]

Laugh A While

In the spirit of the games here is some sports humor.
Why did the aerobics instructor cross the road?
A. Someone on the other side could still walk.

Shopping And Deals

We have some deals on electronics and accessories this week. [more]

Picture Of The Fortnight

Temple of Goddess Saraswati (Goddess of Knowledge) located on the banks of the river Godavari in Adilabad District. [more]

Thought For The Day

A thought provoking quote from Ratan Tata, wealthy billionaire Indian businessman and Chairman of the Tata Group, one of the largest conglomerate companies in India. [more]

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Event Update
Friday - 08/22/08
Balaadur Movie in Boston on Aug 22 & 23
Saturday - 08/23/08
Garden Party - Women Education Project
Janam Ashtami / Sarva Dev Mandir
Satsang BalaGokulam Picnic
CRY - Walk for Child Rights 2008
Arangetram - Devi Patel
Sri Krishna Janmashtami / CVHTS
Sunday - 08/24/08
Grace Light Intensive
Positive Thinking
Free SAT/PSAT Assessments
Friday - 08/29/08
17th Annual NetIP 2008 Conference
Samskritam Camp - Jaahnavii 2008
Saturday - 08/30/08
Biggest Desi Party of the year
Sunday - 08/31/08
Sai Palkhi Utsav / NESSP
Free SAT/PSAT Assessments
Saturday - 9/6/08
Ganapati Festival - NEMM
Onaghosham 2008 / NEMA
Sunday - 9/7/08
Macys Presents: Spell Your Way to The Big Apple.
Free SAT/PSAT Assessments
Thursday - 9/11/08
Financial Planning & Investing for Women
Biotech Supply Chain Conference
Saturday - 9/13/08
Durga Zali Gauri - Marathi Play
Sunday - 9/14/08
Free SAT/PSAT Assessments
Nayaki...A Poetic Journey
Monday - 9/15/08
Vishakha Desai lecture
Tuesday - 9/16/08
Art of Living - Part I Course / Hingham
Thursday - 9/18/08
Talk and Seminar Series: Letting Go – The Simple Path to Freedom
Friday - 9/19/08
Minuteman Senior Services Eating Together Luncheon
Saturday - 9/20/08
Pratham Boston Gala 2008
Global Mala: Yoga for Peace in Action
Global Mala: Yoga for Peace in Action
Sunday - 9/21/08
Health Yoga for Women
Free SAT/PSAT Assessments
Celebrating Human Greatness on the International Day of Peace
World Peace Meditation
Akshaya Patra Foundation Annual Gala
Monday - 9/22/08
Tuesday - 9/23/08
Introduction to Raja Yoga Meditation
Wednesday - 9/24/08
Positive Thinking
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