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Friday - 07/10/09
Siddharth, Shamili Oye
Hindi Movie - Short Kut - The Con is on
Hindi Movie - Kambakkht Ishq

Saturday - 07/11/09
Managing Diabetes & Heart Disease: Heart Healthy Eating
NetSAP Boston MBA Panel Discussion
Guru Pournima Celebrations
Hindi Movie - Kambakkht Ishq
Hindi Movie - Short Kut
Indian Kathak Dancing Youth and Family Workshop
NEKK Picnic

Sunday - 07/12/09
Free SAT/PSAT Assessments
Hindi Movie - Short Kut

Wednesday - 07/15/09
Support Group for Women / Saheli
Meet Amma, Named by Media as the “Hugging Saint”

Thursday - 07/16/09
The Powering Up Series (Part 1): Empower the Self
Upakar Fundraiser Happy Hour
The Powering Up Series: Empower the Self—Think Positive, a Two – part Workshop

Friday - 07/17/09

Saturday - 07/18/09
Krishna - A Dance Ballet - Presented by Vision-Aid
Meet Amma, named by media as the “Hugging Saint”

Sunday - 07/19/09
Free SAT/PSAT Assessments
World Peace Meditation
Mahanyasa Purasthara Ekadasa Rudraabhishekam - Temple Ist Year Anniversary

Friday - 07/24/09
Chinmaya Maruti Grand Inauguration

Saturday - 07/25/09
Zoroastrian Association 25th Anniversary Gala
Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Swamiji's Boston Visit
Dance with Zee TV

Sunday - 07/26/09
Free SAT/PSAT Assessments
Explosion 2009 - Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan & Hard Kaur

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Meet The Architect Of The New Chinmaya Maruthi

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
"For any architect it is a once in a lifetime opportunity to give back to the community," says B.D Nayak, the architect of the new Chinmaya Maruthi Center, who considers the work a highlight of his career. He talked to Lokvani about the project and his thoughts on architecture and Vastu Shastra . [more]

In Conversation With Mannargudi Easwaran

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)
"To become a good artist you require 7200 hours practice. Why 7200? For that is the number of hours you lived in your mother's womb," says Kalaimamani Mannargudi Easwaran who was invited to Phillips Academy to run a short course on Mridangam. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Kangana Ranaut who wooed the audience with her outstanding performance in the film ‘Fashion’ joined Salam Khan on 'Dus Ka Dum'. [more]

Dance Teachers Offer Prayer To Nataraja

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Jan Albrecht)
On June 27th under the shade of the trees that surround the Ashland temple in front of the Ratam of Nataraja, dance teachers and senior students offered their prayer to the great Lord on the occasion of Aani Thirumanajanam. [more]

South Asian Art: Figurative Vs. Abstract Art – The Eternal Debate

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
The figurative artists believe it takes a good eye, technical skill and precision to duplicate life with all its anomalies and variances on canvas. The abstractionists beg to differ and claim that abstract work is the true mark of imagination and intelligence of the artist. [more]

Vision Aid Presents “Krishna”, A Feast For Your Eyes

Twenty dancers, most of whom are dance teachers in the New England area, will be performing a grand dance ballet - Krishna on Saturday, July 18 at 3:00 pm at Babson College Wellesley, MA to support the blind in India. BUY TICKETS [more]

Dance With Terence Lewis

Terence Lewis, choreographer of Oscar winning "Jai Ho" and of Zee TV Dance India Dance fame will be teaching Bollywood dancing at the Burlington Marriot on July 25. Register online [more]

Sensational India! On TV Asia

The Desai Family Foundation and the Peabody Essex Museum hosted the very successful "Sensational India!" festival at the Peabody Essex Museum in April. TV ASIA is broadcasting it on July 11, 18, 25 & Aug. 1. [more]

Federation Of Aligarh Alumni Association - VIIITH Annual Convention

We are pleased to invite you, your families and friends to the "Eighth Annual Convention of the Federation of Aligarh Alumni Associations" being held this year from July 17-19, 2009 at The Courtyard by Marriott in Marlborough, MA. Register online [more]

Explosion 2009: Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan In Lowell, MA

Super stars Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan and Hard Kaur will be in at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium on July 26th at 6:30 pm along with bollywood dancers performing their superhit numbers. Do not miss this. BUY TICKETS[more]

Akshaya Patra Partners With Network Of Indian Professionals North America

The Akshaya Patra Foundation, an organization with the vision that no child shall be deprived of education because of hunger, recently partnered with the Network of Indian Professionals (NetIP) North America in a strategic alliance that will help advance both organizations’ goals and promote awareness of the dual challenges facing India, hunger and access to education. [more]

Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma) To Visit Boston Area

Mata Amritanandamayi, better known as “Amma” or “Ammachi,” is scheduled to visit the Boston Area, where she will receive thousands with her blessing–a healing embrace. Two free public programs will take place at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center, 181 Boston Post Rd. West, in Marlborough on July 15th and July 18th. [more]

Discourse By Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Swamiji

Sri Chakra Puja by Shri Ganapathi Sachitananda Swamiji of Avadhuta Datta Peetham, Mysore will be held on July 25 at the Swaminarayan Temple in Lowell, MA. [more]

LoKal Channel - July 8 2009

On our Video Channel, watch priest Tejaswi perform at the temple's Aani Thirmanjanam, listen to Swetha Dravida's Arangetram to talks on Ayurveda hosted by Dr. Balram Singh at the Indic Center. [more]

Six Students Selected As 2009 IAFPE Interns

Meet Protiva Dutta, Shuchi Mitra, Sachin Patel, Pranav Sachdev, Vikram Saini and Saman Salim, the 2009 IAFPE-MA interns! [more]

Kuchipudi Rangapravesam: Amoolya Narayanan

Amoolya Narayanan, disciple of Guru Smt. Sumithira Anand, performed her Kuchipudi Rangapravesam, on June 27, 2009 at the South Windsor High School Auditorium, South Windsor, CT. [more]

Music Arangetram: Swetha Dravida

Swetha Dravida, a student of Tara Anand, performed her Rangapravesam, a Carnatic vocal music debut, at St. Mark’s School, Southborough, MA on June 27, 2009. [more]

Health Corner: Varsha Ritucharya (Regimen For Monsoon Season)

Let me take a break from the kitchen herbs series and share with you the regimen that should be followed in the monsoon season. [more]

Tax Tips: A New Vehicle Could Bring Tax Savings

If you're thinking of buying a new car, truck, motorcycle, or motor home this year, you might benefit from a tax break included in the "Recovery Act of 2009." [more]

Congressional Hunger Center Launches Exhibit Featuring Akshaya Patra

The Congressional Hunger Center (CHC), a nonprofit anti-hunger training organization located in Washington, D.C., launched an exhibit last week featuring photographs of the Akshaya Patra Foundation. [more]

Lower Stock Prices For Higher Returns

How can one benefit from the high dividend face of companies experiencing downfalls in stock prices, and consequently reducing their dividend payouts? Is this the right time to use cash to invest in dividend-yielding stocks? [more]

Weekend Entertainment

Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the events during this upcoming fortnight including The Federation of Aligarh Alumni Associations (FAAA) Annual Convention, Krishna Dance Ballet, Chinmaya Maruti Grand Inauguration, Dance with Terence Lewis, Explosion 2009 with Sonu Nigam and Sunidhi Chauhan, and Vivekananada Family Camp. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

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

Music Review - Love Aaj Kal

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
Pritam is at it again with a lovely track! [more]

Laugh A While

Why did Paul Revere ride his horse from Boston to Lexington? [more]

Cartoon - Fourth Of July

Do you have 4th of July back home?? [more]

Recipes - Tips And Tricks In The Kitchen

Little known tips and tricks that are essential in the kitchen. [more]

Picture Of The Fortnight

Can you guess where this picture was taken? [more]

Thought For The Day

Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature. [more]

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