MATH MASTER, K-12 Tutoring Center
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Our Voice And Yours

Love is in the air! In this issue, we carry some heartwarming stories in time for Valentine's day. [more]

Lokvani Talks To Gurinder Singh Saini Of Gurudwara Guru Nanak Darbar

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
A pressing need for a place of worship and communal service to cater for the needs of the community of Sikhs in Somerville and its surrounding cities, including Boston, led to the Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar that acquired a new premise in Medford recently. [more]

In Conversation With Rahul Siddharth, Stand Up Comic

(This article is sponsored by Dakshin)
"I think comedians are like modern day philosophers, often commenting on current events, social politics, and simple daily observations. We constantly seek the truth behind every day nuances and lifestyle. We look to find the hypocrisy and hiccups in today' s world and present them on a stage, usually with a microphone and a 2 drink minimum" - Rahul Siddharth, Stand up Comic. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Something indeed seems to be cooking between Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan. Rumors ought to be treated as rumors. [more]

Technology: Rainwater Harvesting - Part II

The biggest benefit of rainwater harvesting is that when water returns to a village or a metro city, life itself returns! [more]

IAGB Republic Day - A Colorful Extravaganza

Over a hundred performers delighted the audience with song and dance as part of the IAGB Republic Day celebrations held at the Lexington High School. [more]

NETA Felicitates Dr Mohan Babu, Actor

Dr. Mohanbabu, actor was felicitated at the India center (Bharat Bhavan) in Boston By NETA and other telugu groups. [more]

Bangla-O-Biswa Celebrates Saraswati Puja

Saraswati Puja is an important celebration for the people from Bengal. Bangla-O-Biswa held a traditional celebration in Cambridge, MA. [more]

Big Help Pongal Celebrations Raise Over 5K

The Pongal celebrations held by the Big Help foundation helped raise over $5,000 to support education for the underpriviledged in India. [more]

Music And Dance For Mahalakshmi

Durga Krishnan, Soumya Ramanathan, Amrita Mangalat, Suhas Rao, Ulhas Rao and Arun Saigal made musical and dance presentations at the Sri Lakshmi Temple in Ashland to celebrate Thai Vellikazhami. [more]

Gayathri Parivar Celebrates Vasant Panchami

At Satsang Center, Woburn, about 500 devotees participated in a joyous spiritual celebration of 'Vasant Panchami' on February 4th, 2006. Vasant Panchami marks the arrival of spring season in Bharat. [more]

Health: The Bare Bones Of Personal Health Care

"Make no bones about it. It's time to bone up on your bones." That's the lesson to learn from the US Surgeon General's first-ever report on bone health and osteoporosis issued in October 2004. Like many health reports, there's bad news and good news. [more]

Organizations Raise Ire Over The California Textbook Controversy

Recently, a prominent controversy has erupted over the depiction of Ancient India and Hinduism in proposed textbooks in California. The State Law clearly states that no religious tradition should be treated as inferior. These standards have been violated repeatedly regarding the depiction of Hinduism. [more]

California School Text Issues: Students Debate With Prof. Michael Witzel At Harvard University

On Feb. 3rd, the Dharma Club, Harvard's Hindu students' organization, held a public forum to discuss the controversy over recent attempts to correct the presentation of Hinduism in textbooks in California. Krishna Maheshwari, an HBS student and Prof. Michael Witzel presented opposing views. [more]

LearnQuest Hosts Indian Classical Music Conference 2006

This first-of-its-kind event in Massachusetts, offering almost 10 hours of continuous music each day, will feature some of India's top instrumental and vocal artists, spanning several generations and legacies. [more]

Dr. Parveen Chopra Appointed To Board Of United New Yorkers For Choice In Education

Dr. Parveen Chopra is the first Asian to be appointed to the Board of Advisors of the UNYCE. He was founder of Asian American Coalition USA and a recipient of Ellis Island Medal of Honor. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Nando Bansal, Sandeep Bansal, Aseem Chandawarkar, Shailesh Goregaokar, Nikita Jain, Pankaj Jain, Madhavi Muralidharan, Pooja Nagda, Sarthak Pani, Bipin Parekh, Ameek Ponda, Suryateja Rao, Ramya Tamisetty and Niharika Yerneni, who were winners of the last set of puzzles. Here is one puzzle for kids and one for adults. [more]

Music Review - Nursery Rhymes In Sa Re Ga Ma

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
Ever wondered how to introduce Indian classical music to young children growing up in America? Shuchita Rao’s delightful CD may be the answer. [more]

Restaurant Review - Rang Indian Bistro

One definition of 'Experience' is the instant realization of any impulse, whim or craving. By this standard, 'Rang Indian Bistro's restaurant owners, Paramjit Singh and Sunil Yuruv like to say that it epitomizes experience - offering a different type of dining experience from the regular fare. [more]

Film Review - Mystic India

Mystic India accomplishes the difficult task of presenting art, culture, history and natural beauty of India on the IMAX screen in a manner that is entertaining and informative. [more]

Recipes - Valentine's Day Special

All the sweetness packed in Valentine's day. [more]

Laugh A While!

What did the painter say to her boyfriend? "I love you with all my art!" [more]

Cricket Corner - Howzzat

Rahul Dravid has defended the decision to appeal against Inzamam-ul-Haq for obstructing the field in the first ODI at Peshawar. [more]

Classified - 4 BR Colonial House In Salem, NH

Beautiful, 4BR/3 Full Bath, 3166 sq ft Colonial house with granite floors, commercial stainless steel appliances, open foyer, and internet connections in all rooms on sale! [more]

Photo Of The Fortnight

What a ride it was ! [more]

Thought For The Day

Love begets love, love knows no rules, this is the same for all. - - - - Virgil. [more]

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Event Update
Thursday - 02/09/06
Desi Dance Nite / CRY
Loss of Innocence
Friday - 02/10/06
Loss of Innocence
Saturday - 02/11/06
(Pre) Algebra Course - by ATFS Learning Center
Indira Sari Sale
Akshara Malayalam School
Pongal Vizhaa 2006
HUM TUM Valentine’s Party 2006
Vedanta Desika - Loving God in Medieval South India
Loss of Innocence
Sunday - 02/12/06
Indira Sari Sale
Thursday - 02/16/06
Valentine Day Party for Senior Citizens
Friday - 02/17/06
Choice Meal Program For Older Adults in Indian Community
Saturday - 02/18/06
(Pre) Algebra Course - by ATFS Learning center
Sunday - 02/19/06
Humarahi Valentine
Monday - 02/20/06
Creative Problem Solving Workshop - by ATFS Learning Center
Wednesday - 02/22/06
2006 Year Beginning Cocktail Reception
Saturday - 02/25/06
(Pre) Algebra Course - by ATFS Learning center
Akshara Malayalam School
Bhajan Concert
Sunday - 02/26/06
Nrityanjali @006
Wednesday - 3/1/06
IAFPE-NE 2006 Summer Political Internship - Application Deadline
Friday - 3/3/06
Amitabh Bachchan the Big B! Bollywod Party Friday March 3rd (Jewell of India Waltham)
Saturday - 3/4/06
Indira Sari Sale
IITSINE Annual Winter Social
Contemporary Indian Dance and Dance Narratives Workshop
Forum on Gujarat
Sunday - 3/5/06
Indira Sari Sale
Sant. Shri. Aasramji Bapu
Yoga Workshop - Patricia Walden
Saturday - 3/11/06
Passionate Pursuits - A Celebration of International Women
Sunday - 3/12/06
Personality Development Sessions for Youth / Swami Yogatmananda
Laili Leela - Gujarati Comedy Play
Gurjar Drama - Laali Leela
Shweta Jhaveri / MITHAS

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