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Our Voice And Yours

We wish our readers a Happy Fourth of July! On the eve of an important day in American history, we would like to share with you the breaking news on the civilian nuclear pact between India and the US. [more]

Lokvani Talks To Dr Thomas Abraham, Chairman, GOPIO

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
"In recent times, the Indian Diaspora is the most successful and emerging diaspora and will play a major role in world affairs.The only way that we can rally others to participate in a movement that will benefit us all is to show that the world is becoming smaller, the economic boundaries of countries are breaking and on a global scale ethnic identity has become an important thing" . [more]

In Conversation With Pradeep Gupta

(This article is sponsored by Dakshin)
Pradeep Gupta, Managing Director of CyberMedia and Co-Chairman of PAN IIT India, spoke to Lokvani about the reservation issue and PAN IIT's view on it. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Hritik's return in Krrish with spectacular stunts proves that Bollywood is no less than Hollywood. [more]

Technology - Risk Management Trends

Every business concern carries a risk. It could be a Market risk or Operational risk or Financial risk or all. You can go on based on industry segment and drill down to detail risk components within these broad classifications. Having said that, managing the risk begins with knowing the risk. [more]

Conference Featuring World's Best Innovators A Grand Success

(This article is sponsored by Copper Pages)
Over 1300 innovators, entrepreneurs, academics and professionals came together to attend TiECON East 2006 from June 15-17 at the Hynes Convention Centre in Boston, driven by the desire to tap into some of the best minds in the world. [more]

Brand IIT Is The Vanguard Of Brand India

Shyamala Cowsik, the high commissioner for India to Canada, Rajat Gupta (McKinsey), Padmashree Warrior (Motorola), Rajesh Subramanium (FedEx), Surya Kant (TCS) along with other distinguished speakers addressed the delegates at the IIT North American Regional conference held in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. [more]

'Death And Dying Practices In Asian Communities' A Talk At UMass Memorial Hospital

As part of 'The Asian Pacific American Heritage' month, Dr. Sarika Aggarwal and Dr. Sowmya Viswanathan from UMass Memorial Hospital presented a talk titled 'Death and Dying practices in Asian Communities' on May 25th, 2006. [more]

Knowledge Contest On Ramayana Awards Winners And Draws Participants

Samhita Gurrala, Maitreeyee Kale, Soumya Ram, Bhavya Chauhan and Varun Nadgir from New England were among the regional and national winners of the first ever 'Kaun Banega Ramayana Expert' contest which attracted 200 students from New England and 3006 students from across the country. [more]

IAFPE Internship Event Discusses Current Political Issues

Local political leaders recently met with members of the Indian American Forum for Political Education to discuss political issues ranging from immigration to lobbying and to mark its flagship summer internship program. [more]

How Does Democracy Arise, Survive And Thrive - Essay Contest

GOPIO-CT aanounced a new essay competition for high school and undergraduate students. The topic is 'How Does Democracy Arise, Survive and Thrive'. There are two prizes for each of two age categories - up to 18 years old; and 18 to 22 years old. The winner in each category will receive $1,000 and the runner-ups will receive $500 each. [more]

NEMA Presents A Musical Extravanganza

The New England Malayalee Association invites you to its Magnum Opus - Musical Extravaganza by national, award-winning legend M. G. Sree Kumar and playback singer Renjini Jose with live orchestra on July 8th in Shrewsbury, MA. [more]

Raja And Radha Reddy To Perform At PEM

The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, in collaboration with MITHAS (Massachusetts Institute of Technology Heritage of the Arts of South Asia), presents a Kuchipudi dance recital by recipients of the Padamshree and Padmabhushan awards, world-renowned dancers Raja and Radha Reddy, on Saturday, July 15, 2006. [more]

IDRF To Organize The 6th New England Six-a-Side Cricket Tournament

IDRF is organizing the 6th New England Six-a-Side Cricket Tournament to be played in Burlington (MA), Norwood (MA) and Nashua (NH) starting July 22nd. The last day to register is July 10, 2006. [more]

Leader Bank Celebrates First Anniversary Of Its Central Square Branch

Leader Bank celebrated the First Anniversary of its Central Square branch in Cambridge on Thursday, June 29 with over $22 million in new deposits. [more]

Real Estate - Dispelling Myths For Home Buyers

(This article is sponsored by Praful Thakkar)
The Myth vs Reality of Buying a Home. [more]

High School Graduation With A Difference!

A unique audio-visual treat for friends of the Parulkar family was staged at the Littleton High School on June 17, 2006 by twin children of Drs. B.G. Parulkar and Smita Parulkar on the occasion of their high school graduation from Worcester Academy. [more]

Nuclear Deal Passes Senate Foreign Relations

The US India civil nuclear agreement has passed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee with an overwhelming majority vote of 14 to 2. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Sandeep Bansal, Sitaram Chandawarkar, Mukkai Krishnamoorthy, Dhruv Maheswari, Shashank Mallick, Ranganath Nayak, Arun Saigal, Dharmesh Thakkar and Sai Tenneti who were winners of the last set of puzzles. Here is one puzzle for kids and one for adults. [more]

Aparna Keshaviah Awarded Fulbright Grant

Aparna Keshaviah, a Bharatanatyam teacher and performer based in Boston/ Brookline, MA, plans to use statistics to measure diversity in Bharatanatyam styles. She has been awarded a Fulbright Grant from the U.S. Department of State to conduct the research. [more]

Music Review - Quintessential

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
Renowned worldwide as one of the greatest flautists ever, Pandit Vijay Raghav Rao imbues this album with a refined sensibility that rises above the parameters of its own culture, and speaks eloquently of it to everyone, everywhere. [more]

July 4th Recipes - Fusion Cuisine

Red, White and Blue Fusion Cuisine for the Fourth of July! [more]

Cartoon - Faana

Fanaa ke liya kyun na humme fanaa hona pare! [more]

Cricket Corner - Howzzat

Brian Lara wiped out much of the criticism of his refusal to enforce the follow-on by setting India 392 off 88 overs - the best a captain could have done in the circumstances - and was more than a few scares as India finished on 298 for 4, 94 short of the target. [more]

Jokes, Jokes And Jokes

The Fourth of July weekend was coming up, and the nursery school teacher took the opportunity to tell her class about patriotism. "We live in a great country," she said. "One of the things we should be happy is that, in this country, we are all free." One little boy came walking up to her from the back of the room. He stood with his hands on his hips and said. . . . "I'm not free. I'm four." [more]

Photo Of The Fortnight

A Fourth of July Special! [more]

Thought For The Day

(This article is sponsored by epuja)
On the eve of America's Independance Day, here is a quote from John F. Kennedy. [more]

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