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Our Voice And Yours

The latest issue of "The Economist" features India on its cover with the query: Can India Fly? An excerpt from its editorial reads: "It has taken off at last. Only with further reform can it spread its wings and soar." Lokvani also wishes all Dads a very Happy Father's Day. [more]

Lokvani Talks To Ramesh Parwani

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
"Our key to success is the quality of our products," say Ramesh and Bina Parwani who run Kay Pee Jewelers, a jewelry store that has been catering to the needs of the South Asian community in New England since 1990. They talked to Lokvani about their business and shared some tips on jewelry purchase. [more]

In Conversation With Rajeev Samant

(This article is sponsored by Dakshin)
A former finance manager at Oracle, Stanford graduate Rajeev Samant returned to Nasik, India with the crazy idea of growing grapes and making wine. He established Sula wines, India's leading winery that has seen consumption grow at a rate of 25% annually. He spoke to Lokvani about Sula. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
The speculation over whether Aishwarya Rai will or will not be a part of IIFA Awards is cleared. [more]

Technology: Understanding The Molecular Basis Of Trinucleotide Repeat Expansion Diseases

DNA is the genetic material that codes the 'Secret of Life' in most living organisms. The central thesis of molecular biology is that information present on DNA is transcribed into an RNA intermediate and ultimately gets translated into a protein message. This research discusses the genetic basis of the CAG/CTG trinucleotide repeat expansion disease. [more]

Satsang Center Celebrates Gayatri Jayanti 2006

(This article is sponsored by IndoPak Pages)
A congregation of about 300 devotees participated in a joyous spiritual celebration of 'Gayatri Jayanti & Ganga Dashahara' at Satsang Center, Woburn, on June 3rd , 2006. [more]

India New England Names Bishnu Maya Pariyar South Asian Woman Of The Year

Recognition of Ms. Pariyar, founder of the nonprofit Empower Dalit Women of Nepal, tops off the annual celebration of New England's South Asian women. [more]

A Fabulous Rasikanubhava

Smt. Sowmya's concert held under the auspices of Soundarya Lahiri combined technical expertise with sensitivity for the ragam (melody) and sahityam (words) which made it a great experience for the rasikas (audience). [more]

AP Minister Receives Warm Send Off

After his speedy recovery from MGH in Boston, a grand farewell was given to Jakkampudi Rammohan Rao, Honorable Minister for Roads and Buildings, A.P. Government by prominent Telugu Bostonians. [more]

United India Association Celebrates Changing Seasons

With a 'Rang De Basanti' Baisakhi party to welcome spring and an outdoor picnic in summer, UIA celebrates the ever changing New England seasons. [more]

Smart Sun Protection

Although most of us have come a long way in understanding the dangers of the sun and the need for sunscreen, it is amazing that even today; otherwise well read, educated individuals continue to believe, what are nothing more than sun protection myths. [more]

Bharatiyar's Poetry In Dance

Leading bharatanatyam dancers Roja Kannan, Priya Murle and Lavanya Ananth brought Bharatiyar's poetry to life in a very creative manner. The dance was a fundraiser for Manitha Neeyam to help the blind in Sri Lanka. [more]

Dragon Boat Festival Features Tejas, A Troupe Of Bharathanatyam Dancers

This year, for the first time the festival brought Bharathanatyam - South Indian Classical dance by Tejas, a group by three Boston based dancers. [more]

Tanuja Limaye To Offer Special Part I Art Of Living Course

A special Art of Living Summer Course 2006 (Part I) is being conducted by dynamic Tanuja Limaye of India in Newton, MA from June 20-25, 2006. [more]

Roots & Wings: Ancient Wisdom For Inner Peace

The Brahma Kumaris Learning Center for Peace invites you in an atmosphere of spirituality to explore our nourishing roots of values and beliefs while strengthening our wings of wisdom to practice them on June 25th at 4:30 pm in Watertown High School. [more]

IIT Alumni Canada To Host North American Regional Conference

IIT Alumni Canada, in collaboration with PAN IIT, USA will be hosting the North American Regional Conference in Toronto, at Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Center (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) on June 24-25, 2006. [more]

Real Estate: Are You An Old-Fashioned Buyer?

(This article is sponsored by Praful Thakkar)
Gone are the days when homebuyers were dependents on Sunday Newspapers' Real Estate Section and few real estate magazines. Do you still use the magnifying glass to search the 3 bedrooms; two-and-a-half-bath split-entry home in Burlington, MA priced under $400K and built in 90s? Please DON'T!!!! Help is on your way, in the form of Exclusive Buyer's Agent - who would help you at every stage of home-buying process. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Sandeep Bansal, Anindya Basu, Aseem Chandawarkar, Sitaram Chandawarkar, Dhruv Maheswari, Sarthak Pani, Varinder Singh and Vishnu Venkatesh, who were winners of the last set of puzzles. Here is one puzzle for kids and one for adults. [more]

Music Review - Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
Gowtham Menon and Harris Jeyaraj have created a hit sound track for this Kamal Hasan starrer. Bombay Jayashree and Unni Menon have provided great vocals. [more]

Book Review - Younguncle Comes To Town

Younguncle Comes to Town is an original, hilarious novel for children eight and older by Vandana Singh. Though it is her first book, it has the ring of a classic with slightly old-fashioned prose and an appeal that is timeless. [more]

Summer Time Recipes

Kuch Thanda Ho Jaye! Here are some special drinks to cool the heat away. [more]

Quiz Corner

I was impressed by one reader who answered the question: Name the movies where Vijay was Amithabh’s screen name. Congratulations to Courtney Silva. Check your answers and see if you missed anything. [more]

Cricket Corner - Howzzat

After batting out the final day against India with a superb 120 to earn the West Indies a draw in the second Test, Brian Lara has admitted his frustration with the selectors who, he claims, fail to listen to him. [more]

Jokes, Jokes And Jokes

Here is a hilarious excerpt taken from the novel 'The Inscrutable Americans' by Anurag Mathur. [more]

Picture Of The Fortnight

Paigah Tombs at Hyderabad, India. [more]

Thought For The Day

(This article is sponsored by epuja)
Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work.
Dr Abdul Kalam, President of India.

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Thursday - 06/15/06
TiECON East 2006
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Friday - 06/16/06
Choice Meal Program For Older Adults in Indian Community
TiECON East 2006
Saturday - 06/17/06
TiECON East 2006
Summer Picnic / SNEH
SAJA lunch
Rasathanthram - Malayalam Movie
Sunday - 06/18/06
Pandit Vidyadhar Vyas / Hindustani Vocal
6th Annual Walk For Education / NSF
Tuesday - 06/20/06
Art of Living - Part I Course
Wednesday - 06/21/06
Free Health Stop
Friday - 06/23/06
Bollywood/Bhangra Party At The Rack
Saturday - 06/24/06
Salutations to Mother
Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande / Hindustani Classical
IIT 2006 Regional Conference - Toronto
Sunday - 06/25/06
Ancient Wisdom for Inner Peace
Monday - 06/26/06
Karma Yoga Discourse by His Holiness Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji
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Tuesday - 06/27/06
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Wednesday - 06/28/06
Free Health Stop
Friday - 06/30/06
Basic Yoga Training / Dr. Shreedhar
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Saturday - 7/8/06
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Indira Sari Sale
Monday - 7/10/06
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Sunday - 7/16/06
The Living Legend - Manna Dey
Tuesday - 7/18/06
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