Event Update
Friday - 10/2/09
Explosion 2009 - Sonu Nigam (CANCELLED)
Hindu Students Council Annual Camp 2009
Boston Fashion Week Fashion Show
Sharad Purnima

Saturday - 10/3/09
American India Foundation (AIF) Fall 2009 Bike Ride!
Laxmi Puja / SDM
Dil-e-Betaab Music Show
ASPIRE 5th Annual Asian American Women In Leadership Conference
Painting Exhibition by Priti Lathia
Be the Change 2009 - National Day of Service
Accelerated Math and Science
Young Artists Showcase
Annual Milan Walkathon / CT

Sunday - 10/4/09
Sri. Lalgudi Krishnan and Smt. Vijayalakshmi / MITHAS
Akshaya Patra: One Million Mark Celebration
Walk Against Domestic Violence
Falguni Pathak- Dandiya Nite in Boston

Monday - 10/5/09
Carnatic Music Workshop by Sri. Lalgudi Krishnan and Smt. Vijayalakshmi / MITHAS

Wednesday - 10/7/09
Bollywood Dance Classes!

Thursday - 10/8/09
Karwa Chauth / SDM

Saturday - 10/10/09
Durga Puja / BNE
Maharaja Diwali Ball
Accelerated Math and Science
Wah! - Spiritual World Music Benefit concert for Amma
Varnothsavam 2009 - Star Show

Sunday - 10/11/09
Ahimsa - Bharatanatyam Presentation

Wednesday - 10/14/09
Free Bollywood Dance/Dance Fitness Class
Bollywood Dance Classes!

Saturday - 10/17/09
Annual Fundraising Silk Road Gala
Diwali / SDM
Making Green Economy Real / TBP
Konkani Diwali Celebration 2009 in Wilmington MA.

Monday - 10/19/09
Bhai Duj / SDM

Wednesday - 10/21/09
Support Group for Women / Saheli
Bollywood Dance Classes!
Book Reading - Mahendra Meghani

Friday - 10/23/09
Sri. Kadri Gopalnath / MITHAS

Saturday - 10/24/09
8th Annual Sir Syed Mushaira
ATFS Science Foundations Contest

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Our Voice And Yours

This is a village in India where Plastic is completely banned and all waste disposal is environmentally friendly. Rubbish is thrown into a pit dug in a forest near the village where it is left to turn into compost. Read more.....

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

Lokvani Talks To Vandana Goyal And Team On Akanksha

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
Vandana Goyal is the Director of the School Project at Akanksha. A native of Sudbury, MA, she now lives in Mumbai and was here on a visit along with Ruchika Gupta, Director of Centers, from the Akanksha Foundation. [more]

In Conversation With IMANE Women's Forum

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)
You can call it a sisterhood of Indian Women Physicians - IMANE women's forum meet every 3-4 months to discuss, network and interact on issues on health and community. Meet some of the women who make it happen. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Aamir Khan is keeping a close tab on his buddy Salman Khan’s film Wanted’s box office collections. Wanted has over taken Ghajini at many centers and this has intrigued the perfectionist Aamir. [more]

Bhopal Fundraiser - A Dance Tribute To Human Resilience

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Jan Albrecht)
Students of Sunanda Narayanan, Meena Subramanium, Neena Gulati, Ranjani Saigal along with dancers from MIT Natya Kalaniketan, Sanskriti and Aparna Sindhoor dance theater presented a grand show at MIT to raise money and awareness for the Bhopal Chemical Disaster survivors. [more]

South Asian Art - In Memory Of Prashant Fadia

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
Why Invest in Emerging Indian Artists?
As a gallerist one is often asked the question, “which artists should we buy for our investment portfolio?” The very fact that this question is being asked shows the change in mindset of viewing art as a decorative item the elite could indulge in and now as an alternative investment option.

Mysore Chandan Kumar: Carnatic Music Flute Concert

Music lovers were treated to a special afternoon on September 13, 2009, when Mr. Mysore A.Chandan Kumar, great grand son of the legendary violinist late Sri Mysore T. Chowdaiah (the founder of the seven strings violin) performed at Town Center in Bedford, MA. He was accompanied by Suhas Rao and Pravin Sitaram and included an introductory mini concert by Prayuth Naduthota. [more]

Ahimsa - Bharatanatyam Presentation

Saheli presents Ahimsa, a Bharatanatyam presentation highlighting nonviolence through unity of faith on Oct. 11th.

Indian American History At Smithsonian

"Join the HomeSpun "Founders’ Circle" by being one of the first 100 donors who contribute at least $2,500 to the Project and have your name etched at the Smithsonian. We are also looking for interesting memorabilia," say Gautam Chandra and Francey Youngberg, who are creating the Indian American exhibit - Home Spun at the Smithsonian. [more]

Johnny Lever - A Hit In Boston

With more than 500 people in audience, Johnny Lever was a hit as he helped support various Christian charities in the Boston area. [more]

Office Of New Bostonians Celebrates 10th Annual Community Day

The 10th Annual New Bostonian Community Day took place on September 23, 2009 at Boston City Hall. This event has become one of Boston’s most visible celebrations of immigrants and multiculturalism. [more]

Boston 6-Pak Clinch The IDRF Volleyball Championship After A Thrilling Final

India Development & Relief Fund (IDRF) organized its third Volleyball tournament in Burlington, MA during the weekend of September 19-20. 14 teams from Greater Boston area took part in this unique fund-raiser to support poor and needy children in India. [more]

MASCONN Celebrates Onam

Malayalee Association of Southern Connecticut (MASCONN) which was formed less than a year ago, had its maiden Onam celebrations last month in Bridgeport, CT. It was attended by nearly 400 hundred people from southern Connecticut. [more]

ISKCON Boston Celebrates Srila Prabhupada's Arrival & Ratha-Yatra Festivals

On the weekend of September 19-20, around four hundred ISKCON devotees congregated at Boston’s Commonwealth Pier to celebrate the day that that ISKCON’s founder Abhay Charan later Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada first stepped onto American soil on September 17, 1965. [more]

WAH! Benefit Concert

Proceeds from the WAH concert will be used to support Mata Amritanandamayi's (AMMA) charity. The concert is a combination of Reggae, Hindu Spiritual Chanting and unique mix of world spiritual music. [more]

Fall Foliage Bike Ride To Benefit AIF

On Oct 3rd (Weather permitting), Bike enthusiasts and AIF supporters will hit the lovely roads of Concord Carlisle and enjoy fall colors while raising funds for a good cause. It is not too late to join. Click here for more details..... [more]

TiE–Boston To Host Arun Shourie, Noted Indian Parliamentarian And Writer

TiE–Boston to host Arun Shourie, noted Indian parliamentarian and writer on Oct 7th. [more]

Melodious Modulations - Amrita Mangalat

Amritha Mangalat presented a delightful performance in her maiden attempt at a full concert (Arangetram). She was accompanied by Sri Surya Sundararajan on the violin and Sri Gaurishankar Chandrashekar on the mrudangam. [more]

The Hindu American Identity: A Melting Pot Within A Melting Pot

Purnita, a 27 year old Hindu American of Bangladeshi descent, won the Second Prize in the Hindu American Foundation's 1st NextGen Essay Contest in the 23-28 age group. [more]

Photo Spot: A Fresh Perspective

Here are some easy ways to give your home photos “a fresh perspective”. Until next time… happy shooting. [more]

Weekend Entertainment

Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the events and concerts during this upcoming fortnight including AIF Bike Ride, Cord Walk, Lalgudi Krishnan, Dandiya with Falguni Pathak, Ahimsa Dance Presentation, Making Green Economy Real, Kadri Gopinath, 8th Annual Sir Syed Mushaira, T.V. Sankaranarayanan and Saptaswar Khan Nite. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Sitaram Chandawarkar, Shakti Goel and Prabhakar Nadkarni, who were the winner of the last set of puzzles. Here is one easy puzzle for students and one for adults. [more]

Music Review - Blue

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
Blue is a film awaiting release on October 16th. The film is packed with racy and pacy music by A.R. Rahman and as such has the listeners really eager and worked up about the quality that our very own Oscar winner has come up with for this film! [more]

Laugh A While

Back to School - Kids say the darnest things! [more]

Cartoon - G20 Summit

I have no idea what G-20 is..
they just paid me $50 to hold the sign!

Recipes - Festive Recipes

It is festive season again and time to get together and make the traditional sweets. [more]

Photo Of The Fortnight

Binita Patel, a photographer displays her art in this column [more]

Thought For The Day

"So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it." - Jiddu Krishnamurti. [more]

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