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
Praful Thakkar
Vimi Verma
Bollywood Grill
Gurnam Catering Service
Tantric Grill
B. D. Nayak, Architect
Minuteman Technical Services, Inc.
Shriji Weddings & Mandaps
Deccan Sajjawat
Aalok International
Annie Diamonds
Indira International
Hakoba Sarees
Kay Pee Jewelers
Madan Travel
Our Voice And Yours

May is a month of feverish activity - Spring days, exams, events and plenty of controversy. [more]

Lokvani Talks To Ram Nehra

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
"Contributions from New England helped establish 270 schools in tribal areas which are educating 10,000 children and transforming nearly 1,000 villages through sustainable development initiatives," says Ram Nehra who is coordinator of the New England chapter of Ekal Vidyalaya. He spoke to Lokvani about the unique opportunity to educate the underpriviledged children in India. [more]

In Conversation With E.S. Ramamurty

(This article is sponsored by Dakshin)
"Sikshana is unique since we try to add value to the already existing public school education in India by making the school, its headmaster, the children and local community accountable for the quality of education" - E.S Ramamurthy, Founder of Sikshana. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Aishwarya Rai's performance in his Mistress of Spices is one of her finest. Based on Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's book of the same name, The Mistress of Spices revolves around the romantic and personal conflicts. [more]

Technology: SiC Wafer Polishing With Gas Cluster Ion Beams - Part II

Gas cluster ion beam smoothing appears to be a viable process for improving the surface quality of electronic grade SiC to a surface roughness of Ra as low as 3.8 A while removing the polishing scratches. [more]

Showcase India 2006

The Indian Youth Group of India Society of Worcester recently celebrated Showcase India with colorful dances and music. [more]

Kabeer - A Play That Touched The Soul

Using a unique story telling technique Shekhar Sen, combined his classical music training and histrionic skills to bring to life one of the greatest poets and spiritual leaders of all times, Sant Kabeer. [more]

Register To Become Bone Marrow Donor

It's easy, quick, and painless! Your 5 minutes could be life saving for this young man and many other South Asians suffering from leukemia. Visit the SAMAR booth at the IMANE Charity Gala on Sunday May 14th at the Tsongas Arena, Lowell, MA between 12:00 noon and 3:00 pm. Learn more about Lukemia. [more]

O.S.Thiagarajan Concert - A Musical Treat

The O.S. Thiagarajan concert organized recently by MITHAS was mesmerizing, leaving the audience wanting more. [more]

Una Ryan Talks About Biopharma Industry In Massachusetts

Dr. Ryan addressed special issues associated with being an entrepreneur; particularly a woman entrepreneur, in the biotech area and in Massachusetts. [more]

Zakir Hussain - Masters Of Percussion

World Music presents Zakir Hussain's Masters of Indian Percussion on Thursday, May 18, 7:30 pm at the Berklee Performance Center, Boston. Special guests include Ustad Sultan Khan, Niladri Kumar, Fazal Qureshi, Taufiq Qureshi, Bhavani Shankar, Khete Khan and Manipuri Jagoi Marup. [more]

Three Generations Of Violinists: N. Rajam, Sangeeta Shankar, And Nandini And Ragini Shankar

Blackstone River Theatre and Raagmaala cordially invite you to an unprecedented Musical event 'Three Generations' of violinists featuring Dr. Mrs. N. Rajam, Daughter Dr. Mrs. Sangeeta Shankar and granddaughters Nandini and Ragini Shankar with master Tabla player Vinayak Netke at the Blackstone River Theatre in Cumberland, RI on May 19, 2006 at 8 pm. [more]

Hindu Heritage Day - 2006

Year 2006 marks the tenth anniversary of the annually held Hindu Heritage Day. Organized by Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America, this inclusive event that brings together over 29 Boston area organizations that share our common Hindu heritage will be held at Marlboro Middle School on Saturday, May 13, 2006. [more]

Hindu Quilt Brings Faith And Friends Together

From Bahai to Buddhism, African American Muslim to Turkish Muslim, from Christianity to Scientology, Hinduism and Jewish religion, it was a cornucopia of faith and belief and a forming of a world wide community at the Faith Quilts Project in Boston recently. [more]

Partition - Fantasy About Srinivasa Ramanujan

Staged readings with "Partition," a fantasy by Ira Hauptman about self-educated math genius Srinivasa Ramanujan and his compelling relationship with Cambridge University professor G.H. Hardy, who brought Ramanujan out of obscurity in India to England will be held on May 15-16 in Cambridge, MA. [more]

SBIR/STTR: Taking Ideas From The Bench To The Boardroom

Interested in obtaining part of the $2 billion the U.S. government is making available to small businesses this year? The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Conference from May 15-18 in Louisville, KY may be the answer. [more]

Guest Column - Hinduism In The Public Sphere: Removing Obstacles And Creating Community

The Hindu temple provides a valuable sacred and social bridge for Hindus living in America. It is an invaluable Indo-American public space where Hindu believers within India, can come together in tolerance to worship, to talk, to socialize and to cement community bonds. [more]

When Is The Best Time To Buy The First Home?

(This article is sponsored by Praful Thakkar)
"Aaj kare so kal kar, kal kare so parso. Itni jaldi kya hai, jab jina hai barso". (Let me take care of this tomorrow or day after. After all, there is still some more time...)The truth is - House Market will never be better than what it is TODAY! Another truth: No one can say, with certainty, that house prices will be up or down in next few years. So take a leap and go for it! [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to S. Balabhadrapatruni, S. Bansal, S. Chandawarkar, S. Choudhury, N. Deboo, P. Deshpande, M. Domadia, D. Joshi, P.Manjunath, T. Manjunath, N. Minocha, K. Muralidharan, M. Muralidharan, P. Nalamati, S. Pani, B. Parekh, H. Pillai, S. Rao, V. Shah, V. Sivaswami, G. Sudhir, S. Tenneh, B. Venkatraman and N. Yerneni, who were winners of the last set of puzzles. Here is one puzzle for kids and one for adults. [more]

Music Review - 36 China Town

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
It seems Bollywood cannot get enough of Himesh Reshammiya these days. Even the great Subhash Ghai has used his talents for his upcoming suspense thriller and Reshammiya has delivered a fine score. [more]

Book Review - Ask Me No Questions

Ask Me No Questions by Marina Budhos is an enjoyable, yet simple, novel about the struggles of an illegal immigrant family in a post 9/11 environment. [more]

Mom's Share Recipes For Mother's Day

We asked a few moms to share their secret recipes! [more]

Random Jokes

No wonder English is so hard to learn. [more]

Cricket Corner - Howzzat

India has announced proposals to play two triangular series, one in Sri Lanka and one in North America. [more]

Photo Of The Fortnight

The Boston skyline on a spring day! [more]

Thought For The Day

Remember, remember always, that all of us... are descended from immigrants and revolutionists - Franklin D. Roosevelt. [more]

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Event Update
Friday - 05/05/06
Telugu Movie POKIRI in BOSTON
1001 Bollywood Nights / Middle-Eastern and Desi-lisous Tunes
Sahaj Samadhi - Art of Living
Saturday - 05/6/06
Ken Zuckerman & Dominique Vellard / MITHAS
KANE Arts and Talent Day
Divine Mercy Healing Services
Telugu Movie POKIRI in BOSTON
TeamAIDAsha-Marathon program 2006 Metrowest Kickoff
Sunday - 05/7/06
Sant. Shri. Aasramji Bapu
IAFPE Internship Event
An Ode To The Mother
Performance and Fundraiser for Chhandika
Wednesday - 05/10/06
Free Health Stop
Thursday - 05/11/06
Shortcut to Nirvana / Free Movie
Friday - 05/12/06
Two Indian Plays in English
Saturday - 05/13/06
10th Annual India Poetry Reading
Kabi Jayanti / Prabasi
Hindu Heritage Day 2006
Two Indian Plays in English
Bollywood/Bhangra party (Graduation Special !)
Spring Yoga Celebration
Srinivasa Kalyanam
Annamacharya Compositions & Tirumala Rituals
Sunday - 05/14/06
Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna / MITHAS
Rockstars Live in Concert
Personality Development Sessions for Youth / Swami Yogatmananda
Bhagavadgeeta Study with Swami Yogatmananda / CVHTS
Faces of Divine-Mind Body and Spirit
IMANE2006 Charity Gala
S. Sowmya / Carnatic Vocal Concert
Mother`s Day - All Day Buffet
Monday - 05/15/06
The 2006 Spring National Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Conference
Partition--Staged Reading
Tuesday - 05/16/06
Partition - Staged Reading
South Asian and International High School Student
Wednesday - 05/17/06
Free Health Stop
Thursday - 05/18/06
Zakir Hussain and Master of Indian Percussion
Celebrate Older Americans Month

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