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Lokvani Pays Tribute To Chitra Parayath
It is with sadness and a heavy heart that we dedicate this issue of our E-Magazine to our dear friend Chitra Parayath who passed away in a road accident in the Andaman and Nicobar islands on April 18th 2005. Some of her columns that are featured here are the last ones that she wrote before she left for India. more...

Lokvani Talks To Nirva Kapasi
(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
Born and raised in Ashland, MA Nirva Kapasi has recently joined the Boston office of Nixon Peabody LLP as an associate in the firm's Technology & Intellectual Property Practice Group. Nirva talked to Lokvani about her work, her community service efforts and about growing up as an Indian American in New England. more...

In Conversation With George Ruckert
Dr. George Ruckert, disciple of Ali Akbar Khan Saheb and the founder of MITHAS is a talented Sarodiya who has dedicated himself to the cause of spreading Indian classical music in the west. He talked to Lokvani about his musical career. more...

Technology - IPv6 -The Next Generation Internet Protocol: Part II
(This article is sponsored by The Boston Group)
The benefits and market outlook for IPv6 include process efficiency, smaller routing tables, security, better quality of service and stateless auto-configuration of addresses. more...

Bollywood Baatein - Quiz
Bollywood Quiz No. 1. Let us see how well you know your Bollywood! more...

Tara Anand Wins Best Teacher Award
Local violin teacher, Smt. Tara Anand was awarded the "Best Teacher" by the Cleveland St. Thyagaraja Aradhana festival committee. more...

Carnatic Music Meets Jazz
Manitha Neyam organized a fundraising event featuring Carnatic Maestros Lalgudi GJR Krishnan and Vijaylakshmi along with Jazz artists Marc Rossi and his group. more...

NSF Hosts 5th MA Regional Educational Contests
The 5th MA regional educational contests organized by North South Foundation were held on April 9th and 10th 2005 at MIT Cambridge with more than 200 children participating. more...

Music Concert Raises Funds For Tribal Education
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA organized a semi-classical music concert featuring Sushil Baveja of "Ramayana" fame accompanied by Ashok Pandey. more...

IAMV Holi Review
India Association of Merrimack Valley celebrated Holi on April 9 at North Andover Middle School. The event showcased artistic abilities of Indian American children from Merrimack Valley. more...

World Music Presents Nrityagram Dance Ensemble
"One of the most luminous dance events of the year!" - New York Times. more...

International Ramayana Conference Comes To NY
The 21st International Ramayan Conference with the theme "Positive Thought, Rich Culture, and 20/20 Vision in the Ramayana" will be held at York College, NY starting April 29, 2005. more...

TAGB Celebrates Ugadi With An Entertaining Cultural Progam
Telugu Association of Greater Boston (TAGB) celebrated Ugadi on a grand scale on the day of the Telugu New Year, April 9, 2005 at the Keefe Tech School Auditorium. more...

VPS Holi Event Review
Attended by about 200, the Vrindavan Preservation Society featured a panorama of events, including Bhajans, traditional BharatNatyam, Garba dance, a children's play and traditional Holi color smearing. more...

ISW Language And Cultural School Students Collect Money For The Tsunami Relief Fund
What was the effect of Tsunami earthquake on children? Here are some reactions from children of ISW. more...

Perfect Husband Thrills Boston
Poonam Dhillon and her troupe kept the crowd of more than 450 people glued to their seats with the comedy play 'Perfect Husband' on April 14th at the Andover High School. more...

Springstep Presents First Gala Fundraiser "RADIANCE"
Springstep a multicultural arts center in Medford, MA is organizing an fundraising event including different music and dance traditions and great food! more...

For The Mathematically Inclined
Congratulations to Sandeep Bansal, Amar Gupta, Kirti Khandelwal, Mahesh Murali, Pooja Mutalik, Sarthak Pani, Arun Saigal, Mukund Seshadri, Neha Sharma, Tahera and Ramya Tammisetti, who were winners of the last set of puzzles. Here is one puzzle for kids and one for adults. more...

Music Review - Kuchh Meetha Ho Jaaye
(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
Himesh Rshammiya's tunes very easy on the ears, from the first track to the last one, each has something good going for it. more...

Regional Film Review - Anand
The tag line of this film goes as follows "Oka manchi coffee laaga" (Like the aroma of fresh coffee) and sure enough the movie delivers a flavor. more...

Recipes - Vishu Sadya
(This article is sponsored by Milan Restaurant)
Keralites all over the world will celebrate the festival of 'Vishu', on the first day of the Malayalam month 'Medam' (Aries) on April 14 this year. more...

Youth Forum - Spelling Bee Champ Akshat Shekhar
Nine year old Akshat Shekhar is Spelling Bee Champ. more...

Photo Of The Fortnight
Surreal Street. more...

Thoughts For The Fortnight - Woody's Wisdom
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank. - Woody Allen. more...

Event Update
Friday - 04/22/05
- Padmasri Dr. N. Ramani and Shri R. Thiagarajan / Carnatic Flute Duet / CA
Saturday - 04/23/05
- Poila Boisakh
- Baisakhi Celebration
- Hanuman Jayanti
- Free SSAT/PSAT/SAT Testing
Sunday - 04/24/05
- Rhythms of Joy and Hope
- R. Jayanthi (Veena) and Gaurav Mazumdar (Sitar), Jugalbandhi / MITHAS
- An Evening of Bengali and Hindi Music, Drama and Dance for the Benefit of Tsunami / TBP
- Suchita Rao / Hindustani Vocal
- Karyshma
- Hanuman Jayanti
Monday - 04/25/05
- Tsunami Reconstruction Event
Wednesday - 04/27/05
- TiE Boston Venture Forum
Thursday - 04/28/05
- TiECON 2005
Friday - 04/29/05
- 21st International Ramayan Conference
- TiECON 2005
Saturday - 04/30/05
- Nrityagram Dance Ensemble
- Malayalee Vasantham
- Math Foundations Contests
- Bollywood Karaoke Hits / Tapas Ghosh
- AAINA Indian Visa Camp / Lowell
- Saniya Kulkarni-Patankar / Hindustani Vocal
- Indira Sari Sale
- 21st International Ramayan Conference
- Managing Diabetes with Insulin in US Asian and Pacific Islander Population / IMANE
- TiECON 2005
- Free SSAT/PSAT/SAT Testing
- How Far Would You Go For A Cause?
- Dinner Discussion and Singing of Shah Hussain
Sunday - 5/1/05
- Nrityagram Dance
- Indira Sari Sale
- 21st International Ramayan Conference
- 12th Annual Internship Program / IAFPE
Friday - 5/6/05
- Fusion Concert by Natraj With Guest Artist V.K. Raman
Saturday - 5/7/05
- Free SSAT/PSAT/SAT Testing
- Soma Sarkar / Indian Classical Vocal
Sunday - 5/8/05
- Chaalbaaz / Paresh Rawal
Saturday - 5/14/05
- Chitresh Das, Kathak / MITHAS
- Screening of "Born Into Brothels" / SAHELI
- Kathak Dance Performance and Lecture/ Demonstration by Pandit Chitresh Das, with Meet-the-Artist Reception
- Free SSAT/PSAT/SAT Testing
- India Poetry Reading
- Basava Jayanthi & Vachanotsava
Sunday - 5/15/05
- Adnam Sami Live In Concert
- Workshop with Master Kathak Dancer Pandit Chitresh Das
Monday - 5/16/05
- AIF 2005 Awards Gala / NY

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