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Our Voice And Yours

India's 57th Republic Day is being celebrated all over the world. India became a Republic on January 26, 1950, and celebrates the day with military parades, pomp and ceremony in all major cities. [more]

Lokvani Talks To Patricia Lennon

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
"Mediation rather than litigation is becoming very popular in Massachusetts," says Attorney Patricia Lennon, who brings her expertise in family law that includes divorce and adoption to the Law offices of Miller, Patel and Donabed, providing much needed family law practice to the South Asian community. [more]

In Conversation With Ann Moideen

(This article is sponsored by Dakshin)
"Our focus is to provide the disabled children with an opportunity to gain the lifelong gift of education. It was founded on the belief that education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty and taking control of one's own life." - Ann Moideen, CEO, Ann Foundation. [more]

Technology: Rainwater Harvesting - Part I

Water harvesting is 'capturing the rain water, storing it, using it later'. Nature does this on its own, until we interfere with that process. Best examples of how we have upset this natural process can be found in our large metropolitan cities. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
The New Year may bring news of Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai becoming an 'item' say news reports. [more]

Thyagaraja Aradhana Festival Held At Chinmaya Maruti

On Jan 21, 2006, the first Thyagaraja Aradhana festival was conducted by Soundarya Lahari, in coordination with Chinmaya Maruti Center in Andover, MA. About 400 people from across the NE region participated in the Aradhana. [more]

Indian Business Club Honors Indus Technovators

Nine South Asian innovators and entrepreneurs were awarded the Global Indus Technovators award by the The Indian Business Club (IBC) of MIT. [more]

Yolanda's Unveils Shelley Chhabra's Indian Bridal Collection

With a fashion show featuring stunning Indian bridal-wear, Yolanda's, a premiere bridal boutique in Waltham, MA, unveiled the Shelley Chhabra Bridal collection which is now part of Yolanda’s global collection. [more]

Opening The Doors Of Information Technology To The Visually Impaired

Lexington Based non-profit, Vision-Aid, celebrated the New Year and the festive occasion of "Shankranti" with a milestone event in its young history - The inauguration of the first phase of its Computer Center for the visually impaired in Visakhapatnam (Vizag), India. [more]

Leader Bank Announces New Appointments

Sushil Tuli, President, Leader Bank, N.A. announces the appointments of Alfred J. Odoardi, Senior Vice President - Commercial Lending; John Fanciullo, Senior Vice President - Operations; and the promotion of Chief Financial Officer Brian R. Taylor, CPA to Senior Vice President. [more]

IAFPE-NE 2006 Summer Political Internship Program

IAFPE-NE announces its 2006 Summer Political Internship Program, which since 1994 has provided nearly 100 college students with a unique opportunity to learn first-hand about the political process and what it takes to get involved. [more]

Intel Science Talent Search Announces Winners

Kiren Pendri (CT) and Sheela Krishnan (NY) are among the 40 teens named as finalists along with Raj Ranade (CT), Amrita Saigal (MA), Soumya Irivinti (NH), Ankit Bhatia (NY), Anusha Kambhampaty (NY), Praneet Korrapati (NY), Manish Shaha (NY), and Anand Chandran (NY) who were among the 300 semifinalist named earlier as part of the 2006 Intel Science Talent Search Competition. [more]

Ramayan Quiz Contest - Kaun Banega Ramayan Expert (KBRE) Launched

The nationwide Ramayana Contest titled "Kaun Banega Ramayana Expert" or simply KBRE is now open for kids of the ages 5-15 (with subgroups). [more]

Youth Forum - Artist At Age 5!

Only 5, an age when most children are just learning to handle a pencil, Tejus Vinayak Krishnan is already drawing pictures of complex structures like the Taj Mahal! [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Sandeep Bansal, Swapnil Bhatia, Aseem Chandawarkar, Shailesh Goregaokar, Amar Gupta, Nikita Jain, Pankaj Jain, Sarthak Pani, Bipin Parekh, Hari Pillai, Ameek Ponda, Ramya Tamisetty and Sai Tenneh, who were winners of the last set of puzzles. Here is one puzzle for kids and one for adults. [more]

Music Review - Aksar

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
On the heels of the success Aashiq Banaya Aapne, Himesh Reshammiya and Emraan Hashmi come together to bring you Aksar. The soundtrack shows promise. [more]

Film Review - Looking For Comedy In The Muslim World

In the hilarious new film LOOKING FOR COMEDY IN THE MUSLIM WORLD, comedian Albert Brooks gets summoned by politician/actor Fred Dalton Thompson to come to Washington D.C. to help in a new diplomatic effort. His job? Spend a month in India and Pakistan, write a 500 page report, and tell the U.S. government what makes the Muslims laugh. [more]

Book Review - The Untouchables

Untouchables is a history of the Jadhav family of the Dalit caste and their journey to free themselves from it. [more]

Recipes - A Dash Of This And That

A little bit of Mexican and a dash of Mediteranean...blend and get adventurous with various cuisines. [more]

Cricket Corner - Howzzat

India bat out a draw after Younis special runs continued to flow at the Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad as Pakistan, unrelenting in their approach, stretched their lead to 391 and ensured that the game petered towards a tedious draw. [more]

Cartoon - New Year's Resolution

What's your New Year's resolution? [more]

Jokes - Laugh A While

On school, student and college. Laugh a while! [more]

An Appeal For Kidney Donation

This is a plea for help from anyone who might be aware of a situation that may help Krystine. Her blood group is O+ and she is in need of a live donor for a kidney. [more]

Photo Of The Fortnight

As the legend goes this church was born out of a famine that struck Medak during the world war. [more]

Thought For The Day

"Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead." - Gene Fowler [more]

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Friday - 01/27/06
Jagrata - Jai Mata Di
Saturday - 01/28/06
(Pre) Algebra Course - by ATFS Learning Center
Republic Day Program / IAGB
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IAGB Republic Day
INDI-Pendent Comedy by Rahul Siddharth
Christian Faith and World Religions
Sunday - 01/29/06
Tuesday - 01/31/06
Guru Har Rai Sahib
Saturday - 2/4/06
(Pre) Algebra Course - by ATFS Learning Center
Sarasvati Puja / Vasant Panchami
Saraswati Puja / Prabasi
Thrilling Malayalam Comedy - Boyfriend
Sunday - 2/5/06
Saraswati Puja / Bangla-O-Biswa
Sant. Shri. Aasramji Bapu
Tuesday - 2/7/06
Expanding in India
Thursday - 2/9/06
Desi Dance Nite
Saturday - 2/11/06
(Pre) Algebra Course - by ATFS Learning Center
Indira Sari Sale
Akshara Malayalam School
Pongal Vizhaa 2006
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Sunday - 2/12/06
Indira Sari Sale
Friday - 2/17/06
Choice Meal Program For Older Adults in Indian Community
Saturday - 2/18/06
(Pre) Algebra Course - by ATFS Learning center
Sunday - 2/19/06
Monday - 2/20/06
Creative Problem Solving Workshop - by ATFS Learning Center
Saturday - 2/25/06
(Pre) Algebra Course - by ATFS Learning center
Akshara Malayalam School
Sunday - 2/26/06
Wednesday - 3/1/06
IAFPE-NE 2006 Summer Political Internship - Application Deadline
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Indira Sari Sale
IITSINE Annual Winter Social
Sunday - 3/5/06
Indira Sari Sale
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