Event Update
Friday - 05/15/09
Minuteman Senior Services Eating Together Luncheon
Bollywood Dhamaka
Indian Clothes Exhibition

Saturday - 05/16/09
Amma New England - Spring Garba and Dandiya
Radha-Krishan Moorti Sthapana (Pran Pratishtha)
Indian Clothes Exhibition

Sunday - 05/17/09
Sugato Nag (Sitar) / MITHAS
Kaliya's Tale
Concert by Anand Bhate (Hindustani Vocal)
2009 Hindu Heritage Day
Free SAT/PSAT Assessments
Indian Clothes Exhibition

Tuesday - 05/19/09
Moving Diversity Forward in the Face of Economic Challenges
Rooted in Acceptance - MAP

Wednesday - 05/20/09
Support Group for Women / Saheli

Thursday - 05/21/09
TiECON East 2009 - Sustainable Innovation
Never Too Late Group - BPL

Friday - 05/22/09
TiECON East 2009 - Sustainable Innovation
Spring/Summer 09 fashion show

Sunday - 05/24/09
Free SAT/PSAT Assessments

Tuesday - 05/26/09
Farah Yasmeen Shaikh - Kathak

Friday - 05/29/09
Spring/Summer 09 trunk show

Saturday - 05/30/09
The Indian-American Parent’s Challenge: Kids and Culture
IAFPE Annual Meeting and Internship Award Dinner

Sunday - 05/31/09
Shishu Bharati Open House / MA
Free SAT/PSAT Assessments
Shishu Bharati Open House / NH

Sunday - 6/7/09
Jagjit Singh - Live in Concert / CT
Free SAT/PSAT Assessments

Saturday - 6/13/09
Annual Fancy Dress Competition
Sushil Baweja Group - Ekal Charity Concert / MA

Sunday - 6/14/09
Sushil Baweja Group - Ekal Charity Concert / RI
Free SAT/PSAT Assessments

Wednesday - 6/17/09
Support Group for Women / Saheli

Friday - 6/19/09
Minuteman Senior Services Eating Together Luncheon

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Lokvani Talks To Saloni Fadia

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
President and CEO of Abacus Software Group and Director of the Prashant H. Fadia Foundation, Saloni talked to Lokvani about her passion for the Arts and the activities of the Fadia Foundation. [more]

In Conversation With Varun Aggarwal

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)
An MIT graduate, Aggarwal moved back to India and became Co-founder of Aspiring Minds, a company that conducts AMCAT, Aspiring Minds' flagship test to get Nationwide performance mapping and diagnostic on skills for aspiring job applicants. The scores are used by companies in many different ways. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
They’ve both gone on a personal and very special invitation from the Cannes Festival. Aishwarya attends the festival opening or closing every year, depending on the time availability. Abhishek just decided to accompany his wife on the special invitation of the Festival. [more]

New England Kids Win Big In Cleveland

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Jan Albrecht)
Vighnesh Viswanathan, Avinash Shukla, Srivatsan Raghavan, Prayuth Naduthota, Rasika Murali and Latika Sridhar won everything from first prize to special mention awards in prestigious Carnatic music competition at Cleveland! [more]

South Asian Art - Why Print?

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
Why Print? - The Advantages of Limited Edition Prints to Artists and Art Collectors is huge from reaching out to audience to building a clientele. [more]

LoKal Channel - May 14, 2009

Watch President Abdul Kalam inspire students at Northeastern University. Also Panchali Shabadam by Rasika Kumar and MIT Culture show. [more]

Rasika Kumar Delivers A Fine Performance

Beautiful, talented and well-trained, Rasika Kumar, an MIT alum delighted the New England audience with her brilliant Bharatanatyam performance. [more]

MIT SAAS Culture Show: A Million Dollar Hit

MIT SAAS celebrated its annual cultural show 'SAPNE' on April 3, 2009 at the Kresge Audotorium. SAPNE, meaning "dream" in English, provided the audience with more South Asian culture in one night than one could ever imagine! [more]

The Salem India Story - Talk With Author Vanita Shastri

New England celebrity high-tech entrepreneur Desh Deshpande released a book written by Dr. Vanita Shastri entitled “Salem India Story – Maritime Trade between Salem and India: 1788-1845” in an elegant ceremony on April 18, 2009 at the National Heritage Museum in Lexington. [more]

Shubra Chandra's Presents Her Spring Collection

.Eco-friendly fashions and one of kind designs, from local entrepreneur, Shubhra Bhattacharya Chandra. The business is committed to responsible and sustainable business practices, eco-friendly and organic fabrics and giving back to the community. She will present her collections in a series of shows in May. [more]

Boston Telangana Night 2009

Telangana music, folk songs and dances enthralls the audience at Boston Telangana Night 2009. [more]

Panel Meets To Green The Economy After Bhopal Disaster

On May 11th, in the Boston Public Library, a panel comprising of a Bhopal Chemical Disaster survivor, a long-time activist and managing trustee of the Sambhavna Clinic, Bhopal, as well as two Boston-based social justice advocates and non-profit leaders met to discuss and answer questions about the disaster and find ways to green our economy to ensure ‘No More Bhopals’ happen anywhere in the world again. [more]

A Conversation For Our Time On Immortality

"Purity, peace, happiness, love and power are the five qualities that I found," said Dadi Janki, the administrative head of Brahma Kumaris. [more]

2009 IAFPE Internship Award And Fundraising

Indian American Forum for Political Education invites you to an exciting event of College Students Political-Internship-Program Award Ceremony on May 3oth at 5:30 pm with Honorable Ambassador Prabhu Dayal as the Keynote Speaker. [more]

Health Corner - Kitchen Herbs: Cumin Seeds (Jeera)

In this article, Pratibha Shah will introduce you to another very common and useful spice/herb found in our kitchen. It is the cumin seed or ‘jeera’. There is hardly any dish in Indian cuisine (especially North Indian cuisine) in which these seeds are not used. [more]

Tax Tips: After You File Your Tax Return

Pertinent Tax tips from Nila Rakhit about After You File Your Tax Returns! [more]

An Exercise In Democracy

I was in Bombay on November 4th watching the US elections through an Indian lens as the historic selection of the first black president unfolded. So five months later I felt there was a certain symmetry to be in India again right at the midpoint of the month long election process in the world’s largest democracy. [more]

Community Organization: Asha Jyoti

The Asha Jyoti Community Welfare Society of Canada is a nonprofit, secular and charitable organization originally with the sole purpose of providing educational scholarships to the children of economically strained communities in India. [more]

Weekend Entertainment

Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the events during this upcoming fortnight including Amma's NE Spring Garba and Dandiya, Sugato Nag, Hindu Heritage Day 2009, TiECON East, IAFPE Summer Internship Dinner, Jagjit Singh Concert, Fancy Dress Competition, Sushil Baweja Group - Ekal Charity Concerts and Nayaki. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Aseem Chandawarkar, who was the winner of the last set of puzzles. Here is one easy puzzle for students and one for adults. [more]

Music Review - Pokkisham

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
The audio release of Pokkisham has had audience waiting with high expectations to see how the composer duo of Sabesh-Murali (brothers of Deva) would maintain the high standard that was set in their previous film with Cheran ‘Thavamai Thavamirundhu’. [more]

Jokes - Laugh A While

I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, "Where's the self-help section?"
She answered, "If I tell you, it will defeat the purpose."

Cartoon: Mother's Day

Your mother too!!!?
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Recipes - From The Far East

Oodles of Noodles and Cabbage Wraps. [more]

Picture Of The Fortnight

Signs of Spring - Great Meadows in Concord, MA. [more]

Thought For The Day

“One individual may die for an idea; but that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives. That is how the wheel of evolution moves on and the ideas and dreams of one nation are bequeathed to the next” - Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. [more]

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A charming 3-bedroom, 2-bath house for sale in Carlisle, MA for just $449,900. [more]

Obituary - Swami Sarvagatananda “The Sunshine In Boston"

Swami Sarvagatananda, the icon of Indian community in the greater Boston area for the past fifty years, passed away in sleep during the early morning hours of Sunday, May 3, 2009. A person of intellect, generosity, nobility and saintliness, Swami mentored generations of students. [more]

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