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Our Voice And Yours ...

As the leaves change colors ushering in the gorgeous New England fall, we welcome the festive season of Navarathri. It is time for Kolu, Garba and Dandiya. In this issue we cover a vareity of events. [more]

Lokvani Talks To Jit Saxena

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
Jit Saxena is the CEO and Co-Founder of Netezza, which is the market leader in enterprise-class data warehouse appliances. He is one of the top twenty five finalists for the 2005 Mass Technology Leadership Awards. One of the first Indian Americans to take a company public in New England, Saxena talked to Lokvani about his company and his passion for entrepreneurship. [more]

In Conversation With Atmaram Sarogi

(This article is sponsored by Dakshin)
"Only Gandhian philosophy can serve to uplift the downtrodden in rural India," says Atmaram Sarogi who works diligently through Sarva Seva Sangh and Gandhi Samarak Nidhi to educate the Indian youth on Gandhian philosophy. [more]

Technology: Migration - Legacy Systems To 4GL Technology - Part I

(This article is sponsored by The Boston Group)
The legacy migration process can be a cost-effective and accurate way to preserve legacy investments and thereby avoid the costs and business impact of migration to entirely new software. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Aishwarya has emerged slimmer and sexier after her trainers put her through a weight-shedding schedule of exercise and diet for her new film Dhoom 2 with Hrithik Roshan. Apparently, Aish's contract stipulates that she slip into a bikini in Dhoom 2. [more]

The Argument For India - A Presentation By K. Natwar Singh

"Demographic trends and historical traditions have come together to make India, along with the United States, China, Europe, Japan and Russia, among the key players of this century," says Singh, India's Minister for External Affairs. [more]

Bhav Raag Taal - A Stunning Presentation

What would you get if you blend amazing talent, perfect technique, energy, beauty, creativity, excellent costume and great music? It would have to be the Kathak performance Bhav-Raag-Taal. [more]

Pandit Ravi Shankar Wows Boston Audience

Watching Sitar Maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar along with his worthy heir Anoushka welcomed so warmly by a an audience of more than 2500 at Symphony hall was a moment to be cherished by all. The maestro and his music were a treat for everyone. [more]

AASRA And IAFPE Hold Free Immigration Clinic

The Free Immigration Clinic hosted by AASRA and IAFPE proved to be a popular event. [more]

VHPA New England Region Youth Conference 2005

Over 200 children and adults spent Saturday, October 1, attending the Karma-Yoga Conference held at MassBay Community College. [more]

NEMM Celebrates Ganesh Festival

New England Marathi Mandal celebrated Ganesh festival this year in a very traditional way. NEMM also organized a Ganesh Pooja, followed by the famous Marathi play 'Tarun Turka Mhatare Arka'. [more]

NetSAP's Play 'Bend It Like Auntie' A Huge Success

The Boston Chapter of the Network of South Asian Professionals (NetSAP-Boston) organized a South Asian dance and comedy drama "Bend it Like Auntie". [more]

A Highly Acclaimed Dance Ballet By The Renowned Dancer /Actress Shobana

Kerala Association of New England proudly presents 'Shyama', the mystical Indian Woman, a classical Dance Ballet by Shobana and an ensemble of four artists on Sunday, October at 3 pm at Littleton High School. A must- see program for all the south Indian classical dance lovers. [more]

Lokvani Sponsors A Free College Admission Workshop

Attention High School Seniors and Juniors! Come and meet the Director of Admissions of Tufts University at the Lokvani sponsored College Workshop on Sunday, October 16 at 2:00 pm at the Nelson Auditorium, Anderson Hall, Tufts University in Medford, MA. [more]

Learn Quest Academy Presents Violin Maestro T.N.Krishnan

Learn Quest Academy of Music presents Violin Maestro T. N.Krishnan on October 15th, 2005 at 6 pm at Keefe Technical School in Framingham. He will be accompanied by Master Rohan Krishnamurthy on the mridangam. [more]

Penn Masala To Perform At MIT

Asha for Education, a non-profit organization dedicated to catalyzing socio-economic change in India through the education of underprivileged children, presents a concert featuring Penn Masala, the premier Hindi a capella group on Sunday, October 16, 2005 at 6:00 pm at the MIT Kresge Auditorium in Cambridge. [more]

Taj Mahal - The Building Of A Legend

One of the world's greatest buildings will be explored in a new exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum starting October 15, 2005. [more]

NETS Presents Y.G. Mahendra's, 'Kadhilka Neramundu'

See the play that superhero Rajnikant is raving about.. NETS presents Y.G. Mahendra's hilarious tamil play, arguably his best, Kadhilka Neramundu on Oct. 8, 2005 at 3:45 pm at Littleton High School. [more]

Arangetram - Sangita Keshavan

Sangita Keshavan, a sophomore at Algonquin Regional High School, Northboro, MA, gave her Arangetram at the Sorenson Theatre at Babson College on August 27, 2005. [more]

Violin Rangapravesam - Suhas Rao

Violin debut by this young prodigy was a treat for the rasikas of New England. Student of Smt. Tara Anand, Suhas Rao was accompanied by Dr. Pravin Sitaram on the Mridangam and Ravi Balasubramanian from Pittsburgh on Ghatam. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Sarwan Aggarwal, Sandeep Bansal, Shailesh Goregaokar, Amar Gupta, Amit Jain, Biren Jaspal, Hemanth Javali, Dattatraya Joshi, Amol Mehta, Shail Mehta, Kavitha and Madhavi Muralidharan, Sarthak Pani, Bipin Parekh, Ameek Ponda, Laksh Puri and Rekha R., who were winners of the last set of puzzles. Here is one puzzle for kids and one for adults. [more]

Music Review - Garam Masala

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
Mix a bit of pop, a dash of Bhangra, a pinch of rap'n'reggae with a lot of fabulous voices and what do you get? A spicy recipe for success - or so hopes music director Pritam! [more]

Film Review - The War Within

'The War Within' screens on October 14th, 2005 at the Cambridge Cinema, Kendall Square. [more]

Book Review - Rain Of Petals

'Rain of Petals', a collection of poetry by Prabhakar Duvvuri offers a shower of life's experiences in lyrical form. [more]

Recipes - Dussera Special

Delicacies and sweets for the festival of Dussera. [more]

Youth Forum - Dioramas For Navarathri Golu

"My mother and I decided to depict scenes from the Mahabharat in the form of dioramas for the Navarathri Golu because it would be very fun and interesting to make" says Divya Chandramouli. [more]

Cricket Corner - Howzzat

Sourav Ganguly, the Indian captain, has refused to comment on whether he will play in the Challenger Series. [more]

Laugh A While! Jokes

Laugh away your blues with these gems! [more]

Photo Of The Fortnight

Country scene in Andhra Pradesh, India. [more]

Thought For The Day

"An equation for me, has no meaning unless it expresses a thought of God" - Srinivasa Ramanujam 1887 - 1920. [more]

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Event Update
Friday - 10/7/05
Durga Puja / Prabasi
Jagrata - Jai Mata Di
Navratri Mahotsav / Gurjar
Milan: Garba-Rass / MIT SAAS
Raas-Garba / ISSO
B. Balasubrahmaniyan: Vocal Music of South India
Saturday - 10/8/05
AIF Fall Benefit Gala / CA
Durga Puja / Prabasi
IAGB Visa Camp
Garba Night / Sarva Dev Mandir
Mammooty in "RAPAKAL" / Malayalam Movie
Indira Sari Sale
Navratri Mahotsav / Gurjar
Diwali Garba & Raas / IARI
Y G Mahendra Tamil Comedy Drama
Musical Evening with Rekha Surya - Ghazals, Thumri, Dadra
Raas-Garba / ISSO
Navaratri / Soundarya Lahari
Durga Puja / BNE
Raas & Garba / Patidar Samaj
T.R. Moorthy: Flute Music of South India
Bhojanam (Feast)
Ravindra Goswami and Ramchandra Pandit: Music of North India
Sunday - 10/9/05
Durga Puja / Prabasi
Mata Ka Jagran / Sarva Dev Mandir
Saraswati Puja
Urvasi Shobana - Dance Concert by Popular Dancer/Actress
Carnatic and Hindustani Flute-Sitar Jugalbandi Concert
Indira Sari Sale
Akhand Japa on Navaratri / Gayatri Parivar
Raas-Garba / ISSO
Durga Puja / BNE
Lakshmi Vishwanathan: South Indian Classical Dance
Tuesday - 10/11/05
Mahashtami- Durga Ashtami / Sarva Dev Mandir
Wednesday - 10/12/05
Mallika Sarabai: Hot Talas, Cool Rasas
Thursday - 10/13/05
ESL Classes / AASRA
Raas-Garba / ISSO
Mallika Sarabai: Hot Talas, Cool Rasas
Friday - 10/14/05
Raas-Garba / ISSO
Sri Venkateswaraswamy Brahmosthavalu / CVHTS
Mallika Sarabai: Hot Talas, Cool Rasas
Saturday - 10/15/05
Padmabhushan Sri T.N. Krishnan / Learn Quest Academy
Sri Jagannath Center - Jyotish Workshop (Oct 15-16)
Navratri Mahotsav / Gurjar
Diwali Garba & Raas / IARI
Navratri Garba and Dandia Raas / ISW
Raas-Garba / ISSO
Sri Venkateswaraswamy Brahmosthavalu / CVHTS
Sunday - 10/16/05
Penn Masala / Asha
College Admission Workshop
Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan and Arvind Thatte / Hindustani Concert
Monoranjani / NEKK
Thursday - 10/20/05
Halloween Party
Karva Chauth
Friday - 10/21/05
Choice Meal Program For Older Adults in Indian Community
Saturday - 10/22/05
Malayalam Classes
Science Foundation Contest
Saheli Walk for Non-Violence
Diwali 2005 / IARI
GuluWalk Day

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