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Our Voice And Yours

December - A time for giving and receiving. At Lokvani, we are fortunate that we are able to do both of these. We give our readers news about the community and a forum to acknowledge their talents and we receive your whole hearted support. Here is a case in point. [more]

Lokvani Talks To Dr. Vandana Krishna

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
"Your child may or may not have an allergy but taking precautionary measures the early years can go a long way in preventing onset of allergic reactions," says Dr. Vandana Krishna, specialist in Allergy and Clinical Immunology. [more]

In Conversation With Dr. Modadugu Gupta, World Food Prize Winner

(This article is sponsored by Dakshin)
"The World Food Prize is a great honor for all those who work with improving fish production for reducing poverty and environmental protection," says Dr. Gupta, recipient of the World Food Prize 2005. [more]

Technology - RFID Where And Why? - Part I

(This article is sponsored by The Boston Group)
Traditional barcodes were "read only" wherein the product code is used as a key to a database that resides on a computer, from where rest of the information is retrieved. RFID can be "read-write" which means that the database information can be stored on the product, if required. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
One of Bollywood's most eligible bachelors ties a knot this week. Can you guess who it is?[more]

PEM Hosts Mira Nair

Mira Nair recently spoke at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA and engaged in a powerful conversation with an intimate audience. [more]

Connecticut Youth Wins 50K

Kiran Pendri from Wallingford, Connecticut won 50K in the prestigious Siemens-Westinghouse competition. He was one of the four Indian Americans who were part of the select group of 19 National Finalists. [more]

TiE Young Entrepreneurs

"The biggest gift entrepreneurs have, is to do what they want to do," said Desh Deshpande addressing young entrepreneurs at the TYE launch event. [more]

Excellent Bharata-Natyam Arangetram By Abhijit Nagaraj

It is rare to see male dancers take to classical Indian dance in the United States. Natya Anubhava Academy of Classical Dance recently presented Abhijit Nagaraj in his Bharata-Natyam debut in Ridgefield, Connecticut. [more]

Preparing Your Home To Sell - Part I

What really is "staging a property?" Home staging is the process of preparing a home for sale, regardless of price or location. Staging focuses on simple steps to make your home show like a model house without spending a lot of money. [more]

The V-Excel Educational Trust

Children with special needs have chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional conditions. Here is an organization that attempts to help children with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down's syndrome, mental retardation and Specific Learning Disabilities. [more]

Sakhi For South Asian Women 2006 Spring Internships

All internships with Sakhi require 15 hours of work per week, including some evening and weekend hours. Internships will last a minimum of 3 months time. In 2006, spring internships will begin in early to mid-January (or earlier) and last through mid-May or later. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Sandeep Bansal, Aseem Chandawarkar, Kiruba Dharaneeswaran, Shailesh Goregaokar, Pankaj Jain, D.P. Joshi, Amol Mehta, Bipin Parekh, Arun Saigal and Dharmesh Thakkar, who were winners of the last set of puzzles. Here is one puzzle for kids and one for adults. [more]

Music Review - Rang De Basanti

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
Great orchestration along with tunes that evoke a variety of moods makes this recent Rehman creation for Amir Khan' s production a wonderful soundtrack. [more]

Film Review - Bluffmaster

With a cast comprising Bollywood's hottest and most sought after stars - Abhishek Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra (ably supported by Riteish Deshmukh, Boman Irani and Nana Patekar) director Rohan Ramesh Sippy's eagerly awaited Bluffmaster is an exhilarating roller coaster ride that's full of unlimited laughs, thrill and emotion. [more]

Recipes: It Is The Holidays..... And Time For Goodies!

Delicious Desserts that you will find surprisingly easy to make, just in time for the holidays. [more]

Laugh A While - Jokes

Q: Why do mummies like Christmas presents?
A: Because they're wrapped!

Chhoti Si Asha

Asha for Education's 2006 calendars are now on sale! Each calendar features colorful and vibrant paintings by children from competitions held by the chapters in Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad. [more]

Picturing Hope "Through Their Eyes" Held At Asia Society

This year, as part of World AIDS Day, the Asia Society hosted an exhibition of photographs taken by children from India who have been affected by HIV/AIDS from November 29 to December 1, 2005. [more]

Cricket Corner - Howzzat

Anil Kumble took another ten wickets at Delhi as India wrapped up a convincing 188-run win to go 1-0 up in the series. [more]

Poem - Hiroshima

A poem in tribute - Hiroshima [more]

Photo Of The Fortnight

Merry Christmas at Rockfeller Center, New York City. [more]

Thought For The Day

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree - the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. ~Burton Hillis [more]

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Event Update

Friday - 12/16/05
Choice Meal Program For Older Adults in Indian Community
Bollywood/ Bhangra party
Saturday - 12/17/05
Kalpavriksha 2005 - Children
Christmas and New Year Celebrations / KANE
Ekadina Lakshaarchana
Atma Yogi Anand - Gita Updesh
Indira Sari Sale
Cosmology and Ancient Indian Architecture by Prof. Subhash Kak
Sunday - 12/18/05
Atma Yogi Anand - Gita Updesh
Indira Sari Sale
Wednesday - 12/21/05
Free Health Stop Facility
Saturday - 12/24/05
Sri Ayyappa Mandala Pooja
Wednesday - 12/28/05
Free Health Stop Facility
Saturday - 12/31/05
New Years Eve Gala
Sri Ayyappa Mandala Pooja
New Years Eve Party / Dakshin
New Year Celebration 2006 at Gurudwara Sahib
Sunday - 1/1/06
Grand Gala Buffet / Dakshin

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