MATH MASTER, K-12 Tutoring Center
ATFS Learning Center
Baby Hindustani
Sounds of India
Aap Ka Manoranjan
Pradeep K. Audho
Dinesh Tanna
Nila Rakhit
Darshana Patel, CPA
Satya Mitra, EA, ATA, CFP
Niraj P. Baxi, CA
Feel Well Rehab Clinics
Trupti Patel, Esq.
Richard Costa, Esq.
Clark H. Siddiqui, Esq.
Neil K. Sherring, Esq.
Monique Kornfeld, Esq.
Mortgage Partners
Global Mortgages
Shrenik K. Shah
Ratan Singhvi
Printing and Graphics Services
Ananth Ram
Pamela Narang
Dilip & Sara Varghese
Madhu Reddy, CT
Swati Mukherji
Delxi Fernandez
Bollywood Cafe
Swagat Restaurant
Bollywood Grill
Gurnam Catering Service
Tantric Grill
B. D. Nayak, Architect
Minuteman Technical Services, Inc.
Shriji Weddings & Mandaps
Deccan Sajjawat
Alpha Omega Jewelers
Aalok International
Annie Diamonds
Indira International
Hakoba Sarees
Kay Pee Jewelers
Direct Source
Traveler's Choice
Madan Travel
Our Voice And Yours

Lots of news, views and features to entertain and inform you in this issue. [more]

Lokvani Talks To Saroj Madan

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
Saroj Madan, of Madan Travels in Lowell shares some valuable advice and tips about travel to India and other places. Says Madan, "We spend a lot of time understanding the needs of the traveler and help them make the best choice". [more]

In Conversation With Sangeeta And Sanjay Saxena

(This article is sponsored by Dakshin)
:"We were married at a mass wedding in Haridwar. The goal of our life's journey is to spread hope, harmony, humanity, happiness, help, higher conciousness and nobility of thoughts and actions," say Sanjay and Sangeeta Saxena, founders of Gayatri Parivar in MA. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Is Abhishek-Aishwarya link-up part of a well-thought-out strategy to keep his eagerly anticipated Umrao Jaan in the news. What does J.P Dutta say? [more]

Technology - Critical Role Of ICT In The New Global Economy

Conventional wisdom could dismiss the role of information & communications technologies, globally known as ICT, as simply being a support function or tool for any public/private enterprise and consumers ... unless you view from the lenses of global economic changes that are shaping our lives at home, at work and on the road. [more]

Sushil Tuli Hosts Attorney General Tom Reilly

"Tom is a friend of the Indian-American community," said Sushil Tuli, President and CEO of Leader Bank, at the reception in honor of Attorney General Tom Reilly. [more]

Boom In Indian Real Estate

The Indian real estate market is valued at $50B and is growing at 25%/year. The hotspots for real estates are Bangalore with retail rental rates around $24/sqm/mo, Chennai ($19), Hyderabad ($24), Kolkata ($33), Noida, Gurgaon, and Indore. [more]

Pongalo Pongal!

Over four hundred people attended the Pongal (Tamil harvest festival) celebrations held at the RJ Grey Junior High Auditorium, Acton, MA on Feb 11, 2006. The show featured dazzling performances by artists young and old. [more]

Valentine's Day - The United India Way

"Love is about friendship. It is about trust and sincerity," say Mr. and Mrs. Khurana of Brookline who won the prize for the longest lasting relationship (forty years) at the Valentine's Day party at the Needham Country Club on Feb 12, 2006. [more]

Ravi Sakhuja Makes A Bid For Lexington School Committee

Ravi Sakhuja,a Lexington town meeting member, member of the Lexington Center for Parents and Youth, No Place for Hate Committee and the Lexington Energy Conservation, now makes a bid for the town's School Committee. [more]

Union Cabinet Decides To Give Voting Rights To NRIs

In a landmark decision meant to give non-resident Indians (NRIs) "a sense of belonging", the Indian government on February 15, 2006 decided to grant them voting rights by amending the country's electoral law. [more]

All Politics Is Local - Lessons Learned In Building Community Activism Through Government Internships

I had read extensively about public policy and political activism, interviewed elected officials, heard lectures, and contacted representatives when concerned about major issues. Yet, I never experienced the energy involved in running a government office. By interning for Congressman Edward Markey and State Senator Susan Fargo, I explored current issues, and spoke with officials and their staffs about their career's challenges. You can too. [more]

Yoga Workshop - Patricia Walden

Ms. Patricia Walden, one of only two senior teachers in the US, for the popular Iyengar Yoga method will conduct a hands-on workshop and demonstration at the Chinmaya Maruti Center in Andover on March 5, 2006. [more]

Gurjar Presents Comedy Drama Laali Leela

Gurjar presents a Gujarati comedy drama "Laali Leela" starring Diksha Vakani, Dipali Mehta, Amar Bhuta, Sunil Vishrani, Vishal Garodia, Jagesh Mukaji and others on March 12 at 4:30 pm. [more]

Shelly Chhabra Indian Bridal Exhibition

A one-day exhibition featuring Shelly Chhabra Indian Bridal, Chhabra Bridal Wear by Vyjayanti Chhabra, and Classic Imports Jewelry by Suman Kohli will be held at the Burlington Marriott on February 26th. [more]

ATFS To Hold Chemisty Foundations Workshops

Interested in learning the subject of Chemistry above and beyond the school textbooks. These spring workshops may be for you. [more]

Youth Forum - Rohan Krishnamurthy

Rohan Krishnamurthy, who has accompanied a number of artists on his mridangam in the Boston area, was selected by USA Today for inclusion in its All-College Academic B Team. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Sandeep Bansal, Aseem Chandawarkar, Manan Domadia, Pankaj Jain, Madhavi Muralidharan, Sarthak Pani, Ameek Ponda, Sanjeev Sharma, Gaurang Vaishnav 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 Taxi No 9211

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
Vishal-Shekhar of Bluffmaster and Salaam Namasthe fame are back with an unconventional score featuring non other than the famous Bappi Lahiri, the music director who produced many a hit numbers in the 80s on the title track. The album shows great promise. [more]

Film Review - Rang De Basanti

Rang de Basanti is a movie to be seen and talked about. It is a firestorm of ideas, reminiscent of yesterday yet more relevant than ever today. [more]

Book Review - Q&A By Vikas Swarup

Q&A by Vikas Swarup is the story of how an illiterate waiter Ram Mohammed Thomas from Mumbai wins the one billion rupee jackpot in the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? [more]

Recipes - Let's Go Bananas

Ideal Breakfast fruit, ideal dessert in many forms and nature's energy bar. What could be more fine than a banana? [more]

Laugh A While

February is National Dental Month so while you get your teeth checked, here are some tongue in cheek jokes for you! [more]

Cricket Corner - Howzzat

Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh, the architects of India's ODI series win in Pakistan, have entered the top ten in the latest ICC rankings for ODI batsmen. Dhoni, who averaged 219 in the series, moved up five notches occupying the number three slot while Yuvraj, the highest run getter in the series with 344 runs, is at number 9. [more]

Photo Of The Fortnight

Qutub Shahi Tombs at Hyderabad, India. [more]

Thought For The Day

On the occasion of President's day, some thought provoking quotes of George Washington. [more]

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Event Update
Friday - 02/24/06
Sapne - TASA Cultural Show
Saturday - 02/25/06
(Pre) Algebra Course - by ATFS Learning center
Akshara Malayalam School
Bhajan Concert
Sapne - TASA Cultural Show
Pre-Approval Free Clinic For Home Buyers
7th MIT Sloan Leadership Conference
Being under the canopy of Protection & Love - A Shiv-Ratri Celebration
Prospect for Peace in SouthEast Asia - Salman Haider / Ex. Foreign Sec. of India
Sunday - 02/26/06
Nrityanjali 2006
Indian Bridal Clothing & Jewelry Sale
SNEH Winter Social
Shivratri Celebrations
Tuesday - 02/28/06
Sahyadris - A Journey Through India
Wednesday - 3/1/06
Exhibition of Contemporary Indian-American Art
Thursday - 3/2/06
Exhibition of Contemporary Indian-American Art
Friday - 3/3/06
Amitabh Bachchan -The Big B! Bollywod Party
Exhibition of Contemporary Indian-American Art
Saturday - 3/4/06
Indira Sari Sale
IITSINE Annual Winter Social
Contemporary Indian Dance and Dance Narratives Workshop
Forum on Gujarat
THANMAATHRA... Mega-hit Malayalam Movie
Contemporary Indian Dance and Dance Narratives Workshop
Santoor Concert
Sunday - 3/5/06
Indira Sari Sale
Sant. Shri. Aasramji Bapu
Yoga Workshop - Patricia Walden
Contemporary Indian Dance and Dance Narratives Workshop
Monday - 3/6/06
Dancers With A Difference / NY
Exhibition of Contemporary Indian-American Art
Tuesday - 3/7/06
Exhibition of Contemporary Indian-American Art
Wednesday - 3/8/06
Exhibition of Contemporary Indian-American Art
Saturday - 3/11/06
Passionate Pursuits - A Celebration of International Women

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