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The Lokvani Team Gives Thanks, Happy Turkey Day, Y'all
Here's wishing the readers, contributors and patrons of Lokvani a very Happy Thanksgiving. Thanks for being there for us and do let us return the favor some day. more...

Lokvani Talks To Dr Purnima Sangal
(Sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel )

"Doing Practice and seeing patients is one thing", says Dr Purnima Sangal, who is well known in the New England community. "But trying to give this knowledge to a different bunch of people in a different set up is another". more...

Catching Up With Sabita Singh of South Asian Bar Association (SABA)
On the local level, SABA serves attorneys, law students and the greater South Asian community by providing networking opportunities, mentoring programs, attorney referrals and pro bono services. more...

Technology - Managing Schizophrenia
(Sponsored by The Boston Group)
Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder that is characterized by disturbed behavior, mental confusion, personality change, delusions, and hallucinations. In addition to dopamine, serotonin may also be involved in etiology of schizophrenia. more...

Bollywood Baatein
Shah Rukh's palatial residence, 'Mannat', located in Bandra was looted earlier this week and jewelry and cash worth Rs 4,60,000 is missing. more...

Rani Mukherjee And Priyanka Chopra - Driven To Succeed
Lokvani contributor Bharat Chari, recently met and talked with two very special women, Rani Mukherjee and Priyanka Chopra. more...

Taste Of India - A Delicious Treat For The Senses
The annual "Taste of India" event organized by Chinmaya Maruthi featured a wide variety of Indian Cuisine, sure to please even the most discerning palate. more...

AASRA And Asha-MIT Hold A Powerful Discussion On The Topic Of Incest
'Incest', a forbidden word in many South Asian Communities found a powerful and loud voice at MIT where AASRA and Asha-MIT jointly hosted a documentary and a panel discussion on the topic on November 6th, 2004. more...

Nikhil Pradhan Wins Bronze Medal In Siemens-Westinghouse Competition
High school senior Nikhil Pradhan of Boxborough won the bronze medal and a $1000 scholarship for his project - "The Thermodynamics and Kinetics of the Coil-to-Helix Transition of Polyalanine". more...

Community Service Award Presented To Ishverbhai Patel
At the Diwali celebration held in Lowell, Patidar Samaj of New England presented the 2004 Community Service award to Ishverbhai Patel. Ami Patel of Stoughton, MA received the 2004 Scholarship Award. more...

International Health Organization (I.H.O.) To Hold Its Annual Patrons Dinner
On December 10th 2004, the International Health Organization (I.H.O) is holding its annual patrons dinner at the Harvard Faculty Club. This year, two highly respected individuals - the former U.S. Ambassador to India, Frank G. Wisner, and Nobel Laureate, Amartya K. Sen are scheduled to take center stage as the evening's keynote speakers. more...

United Association Of India Celebrates Diwali
The United India Association celebrated Diwali on November 7th with a wonderful cultural program in front of a large and appreciative audience. more...

SANE celebrates Diwali Party
The Sindhi Association of New England threw a grand Diwali party at the Burlington Marriot featuring great food and entertainment. more...

Sangam Celebrates Diwali
Sangam organized Diwali Nite 2004 featuring excellent indian music and dance programs more...

Filmstar Suman Felicitated By TANE-USA And NETA
Famous South Indian film star Mr. Suman was felicitated by TANE-USA and NETA. more...

Interactive Workshop On Outsourcing/Offshoring Issues
TiE Boston SSBF, TiE Institute and Bentley College sponsored an Interactive Workshop on Outsourcing/Offshoring Issues on November 6 at Bentley College. more...

IAGB Invites Participants For The Republic Day Celebrations In January 2005
The IAGB cultural committee is accepting proposals from groups that want to participate in the event that will tentatively be held on the 22nd of January 2005. more...

For The Mathematically Inclined
Congratulations to Aneesh Anand, Giridhar Anand, Nidhi Bhargava, Nidhee Krishnan, Samir Mehta, Madhu Misra, Pooja Mutalik, Sirisha Nalamati, Sarthak Pani, Rajiv Ramaratnam, Anitha Rajagopalan, Arun Saigal, Mukund Seshadri, Sumanth Shankar, Neha Sharma and L. Viswanathan, who were winners of the last set of puzzles. Here is one puzzle for kids and one for adults. more...

Music Review - Naach
(Sponsored by Sounds of India)
Music directors Amar Mohile and Shailendra Swapnil show innovation and creative talent in Ram Gopal Verma's 'Naach' the new Antara Mali and Abhishek Bacchan flick. more...

Film Review - Raghu Romeo
If there is one film I could recommend to readers through this column, this year, it would be actor/director Rajat Kapoor's Raghu Romeo. more...

Book Review: A Guide To Medicinal Plants Of Asian Origin And Culture By Usha R Palaniswamy
Lokvani readers will remember the column 'Purslane' by Dr. Usha Palaniswamy about the culture, origin and usage of Asian Medicinal plants. A compendium of all these now comes in a book form. more...

Recipes For Thanksgiving
(Sponsored by Milan Restaurant)
It is time to stuff the Turkey, stir up cranberries and spice up Pumpkins. Thanksgiving again! more...

Thanks For The Laughs - On Turkeys And Thanksgiving
How can you tell a male turkey from a female turkey? The male is the one holding the remote control. more...

Photo Of The Fortnight
Reader/Contributor M. Rajinikath shares a photo he took on a recent trip to Kerala, India. more...

Thought For The Fortnight
Thanksgiving 8000 calorie poem: May your stuffing be tasty,
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
and your pies take the prize,
and may your Thanksgiving dinner
stay off your thighs! --Unknown

Event Update
Thursday - 11/18/04
- TiE Boston Venture Forum
- Study of Shankaracharya Vivekachudamani
Friday - 11/19/04
- Choice Meal Program For Older Adults in Indian Community
- Kal Ki Yaadein
- Ajanta: Paintings of India
Saturday - 11/20/04
- IMANE Annual Meeting
- Dipawali - Goverdhan Puja / VPS
- Thrive Fundraiser
- Indira Sari Sale
- Diwali Appreciation Dinner
- Yoga - A Way Of Life!
- Ajanta: Paintings of India
- Diwali Appreciatiuon Dinner
Sunday - 11/21/04
- Silappadhikaram
- Indira Sari Sale
- SNEH Diwali Mela
- IAFPE Annual General Body Meeting & Luncheon
- Hungry for Justice: Food Sovereignty in the Biotech Era / Devinder Sharma
- Jalaram Jayanti
Wednesday - 11/24/04
- Art of Living Part 2 Course in Harvard, MA
Sunday - 11/28/04
- The Darbari Ensemble / MITHAS
Tuesday - 11/30/04
- Promoting Religious Freedom Abroad: The Scope of U.S. Foreign Policy
Saturday - 12/4/04
- Garba Fest 2004
- In the Beginning IS Desire / TBP
- Sahasra Jyothirlinga Archana / Soundarva Lahari
Sunday - 12/5/04
- Indian Catholic Association Mass and XMas celebration
Friday - 12/10/04
- International Health Organization - 3rd Annual Patrons Dinner
Saturday - 12/11/04
- Saheli Soiree 2004
- Kerala Association of New England (KANE) Celebrate Xmas & NewYear
- Swar-Lahri Cascade Of Melody
Saturday - 12/18/04
- New England Malayalee Association (NEMA) Celebrates Christmas/ New Year
Sunday - 12/19/04
- Wedding Through Dances
Friday - 12/31/04
- New Year Eve Celebration / ISW
- New Year Eve Celebration / Patidar Samaj

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