Super D.J., Jag Channi
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Aap Ka Manoranjan
Leader Bank
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Pradeep K. Audho
Dinesh Tanna
Nila Rakhit
Sheelendra Kulkarni
Darshana Patel, CPA
Satya Mitra, EA, ATA, CFP
Subhash Agrawal
Feel Well Rehab Clinics
Family Health Center
Dr. Padmaja Parayath
The Boston Group
Monique Kornfeld, Esq.
Trupti Patel, Esq.
Richard Costa, Esq.
Clark H. Siddiqui, Esq.
Neil K. Sherring, Esq.
Gabriela Krockmalnic, Esq.
Vakili & Associates
Ratan Singhvi
Shabnam Photo
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Printing and Graphics Services
Ananth Ram
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Bollywood Cafe
Swagat Restaurant
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Precise Media
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Madan Travel
Remebering The Mahatma On Gandhi Jayanti (October 2)

Lokvani Talks To Dr. Balram Singh
Dr. Singh is the founder of the Indic Center at UMass-Dartmouth which has just received approval to provide a minor in Indic Studies. An active researcher in the area of Biochemistry with a wide range of interests, he shares his views on Indic Studies and his vision for the center. more...

In Conversation With Swati Panda
"Good music is that which touches your soul," says Swati Panda, the founder of the Raganjali school of music who has made the propagation of Hindustani music in Massachusetts her mission. more...

Technology - (Sponsored by The Boston Group)
Power Sector Reforms In India

India is in the midst of a major privatization effort and plans to add 100,000 MW of generation and 30,000 MW of transmission capability by 2012. The Electricity Act, 2003 became effective in June 2003, which encourages private sector participation in all three areas of electricity - generation, transmission and distribution. more...

Bollywood Baatein
Ash Rai to be 'immortalized' at Madam Tussaud's wax museum in London. more...

Dancing Nature's Art: A Review Of DNA And The Art Of Bharatanatyam
Dr Nancy Moses,professor of dance at Bridgewater State College finds a robust and bold collaboration between Science and Art in the Bharathanatyam Production, ' Dancing Nature's Art' more...

Rising Stars Deliver Impressive Recital
In a slight shift from the norm, the inaugural concert of the MITHAS Fall series featured up and coming Indian American performers, Sangeetha Swaminathan, Sandhya Srinath and Rohan Krishnamurthy, who delivered an impressive recital. more...

Nritya Kalai - The Art Of Dance
Performing the most complex of jathis with consummate ease, their eyes smiling constantly, the rhythm and the dancer seemed to merge into one in perfect harmony. more...

Yale Receives $2.1 Million Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grant For HIV Prevention In India
The three-year grant will be used to conduct research on implementing structural interventions among high-risk groups in the four southern States of India with the highest HIV prevalence: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. more...

Padmashri Dr. Gopal Das 'Neeraj' - Kavi Sammelan
Known all over the world for his signature poem Karvan Guzar Gaya, the Geet Samraat Padmashri Neeraj, an icon of Hindi poetry, will be honored by the poetry lovers in the Boston area at the Kavi Sammelan at MIT on October 10. more...

Thalassa Ali Reads From Her New Book ' A Beggar At The Gate'
Local writer Thalassa Ali reads from her new book 'Beggar at the Gate' at the Harvard Coop on October 7, 2004. more...

Outsourcing Triggers Relocating In India - Part 3: Taxes, Social Security And Setting A Company
In last two parts we presented an overview on outsourcing and relocating in India and necessary steps in getting visas and residency permits. In this concluding article we provide information on Taxes, Social Security and Setting a Company. more...

OSNE Celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi In Hopkinton, MA
More than 100 people braved the weather and the rain to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi and to make it one of the most well attended events in recent OSNE history. more...

Meaning Of Upakarma
About 200 members of the Hindu community took part in the Upakarma function held at the Sri Lakshmi Temple in Ashland where the changing of the yajnopaveetam (sacred thread) and related rites were done. more...

Nandotsava - 2004
Nandotsava commemorates the birthday of Lord Krishna and is celebrated fervently all over India. The VPS event held at the Broad Meadows High School in Quincy was a grand success and was attended by more than 300 people. more...

For The Mathematically Inclined
Congratulations to Shreya Dave, Bakul Desai, Nidhi Krishnan, Maharshi Mankad and Rajiv Ramaratnam, who were winners of the last set of puzzles. Here is one puzzle for kids and one for adults. more...

Satire - Scuba Dudu
Why don't we, instead, occupy Iraq, colonize it, drill it, ship all the oil we can possibly get out of its land to our shores, pump it into our SUV's and Hum V's... more...

Music Review: Kaumaram Thiruppugazh
(Sponsored by Sounds of India)

A handful of Saint Arunagirinathar's immaculate compositions have been composed by violin maestro Lalgudi Jayaraman and it is a very noble effort in bringing some of his rarely heard compositions to the public. more...

Movie Review - Vanity Fair
Whenever an Indian director creates a movie that manages to make it into mainstream American cinema, the Indian community of the United States goes wild! more...

Book Review - The Miniaturist By Kunal Basu
An unusual and richly embellished novel, Kunal Basu writes the tale of an artist in Akbar's court with unexpected candor and meaningful insight. more...

Recipes - Microwave, Microwave, Microwave
(Sponsored by Milan Restaurant)
Easy, efficient and edible - need I say more? Microwave dishes for the busy cook. more...

Center For Indic Studies Celebrates Its Third Anniversary And Gandhi's Birthday
The Center for Indic Studies announces details of its anniversary celebrations including a talk on Ahimsa, seminar on Mahatma Gandhi after 9/11 and a Bharatanatyam performance. more...

Indra Nooyi Speaks On - Succeeding In Corporate America
Indra Nooyi, President, Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of PepsiCo, speaks on 'Corporate Leadership' on October 4th at the Burlington Marriott. more...

Monisha Weds Roy
Monisha Saldanha, the daughter of Drs. Victor and Janine Saldanha married Roy Koruth, son of Drs. Mathew and Anna Koruth in a beautiful ceremony at Saint Cecilia's Church in Boston on Sept 4, 2004. more...

Jokes - Life On The Farm
Nobody but cattle knows why they stampede and they ain't talking. more...

Photo Of The Fortnight
The ruins in Cancun, Mexico. more...

Thought For The Day
What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?
Mahatma Gandhi, "Non-Violence in Peace and War"

Event Update
Thursday - 09/23/04
- Fall Retreat / VHP
- Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan University
Friday - 09/24/04
- Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan University
- Bhangra
- Manisha Shahane
- The Laughing Doctor: Dr. Madan Kataria
- Art of Living Course in Watertown, MA
Saturday - 09/25/04
- Ustad Amjad Ali Khan
- Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan University
- Yoga Day at SVC
- “Glimpse of India” Fair and Walkathon
- Anandache Dohi / NEMM
- Navratri Chania Choli Sale
- Onam Celebrations
- The Laughing Doctor: Dr. Madan Kataria
- Sahaj Samadhi Meditation Course in Cambridge, MA
- Jesus in the Quran
- KANE Onam Celebration
Sunday - 09/26/04
- Pankaj Udhas Live in Concert (Cancelled)
- Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan University
- On the way to Bollywood: Indian Modern Dance Workshop
- IANH Presents - Town Hall Meeting 2004
- Ramayana - A Dance Drama
- Ulhas Kaushalkar, Hindustani Vocal / MITHAS
- FAQ on Hinduism
Monday - 09/27/04
- Ganesh Visarjan / Satsang Center
- Dinner with Prof. Misra - Director, IIT Mumbai
Thursday - 09/30/04
- Yoga Breathing: Neurophysiology and Health Benefits for Stress, Anxiety, Depression, and Anger! / Dr. Richard Brown
Saturday - 10/2/04
- “Raghava” – Watercolors done in Morocco, Spain, France and India.
- Talk On Ahinsa
Monday - 10/4/04
- Indra Nooyi, President, PepsiCo, Speaks at TiEWin
Wednesday - 10/6/04
- IAHV Womens Empowerment Fundraiser With Dream Girl Hema Malini / IL
Thursday - 10/7/04
- Thalssa Ali Reads from her new book
- Seminar on Mahatma Gandhi after 9/11
Saturday - 10/9/04
- Malayalam Movie
- Disco Dandyia / Patidar Samaj
Sunday - 10/10/04
- South Asian Bridal Show
- Padmashri Neeraj - Kavi Sammelan
- Dancing Nature
Tuesday - 10/12/04
- Global Opportunities in Innovation and Outsourcing / Arjun Malhotra
- Film: Mr & Mrs. Iyer
- Arjun Malhotra, Chairman & CEO of HeadStrong speaks at IITSINE Seminar
Thursday - 10/14/04
- Navratri Mahotsav / Satsang Center
- Festival of India
- Indo-jazz group Natraj features guests Lamine Toure & Prasanna
Friday - 10/15/04
- Jagrata - Jai Mata Di
- Navaratri / Gurjar
- Choice Meal Program For Older Adults in Indian Community
- Durga Puja / Bangla-O-Biswa
Saturday - 10/16/04
- Navaratri Garba / ISW
- Navaratri / Gurjar
- Durga Puja / Prabasi
- Unnikrishnan, Carnatic Vocal / MITHAS
- Traditional Raas and Garba / Patidar Samaj
- Durga Puja / Bangla-O-Biswa

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