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Our Voice And Yours

We extend our sympathies and support to all the families that have been affected by the Mumbai Tragedy. [more]

Lokvani Talks To Dilip And Sara Varghese

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
"We make sure our clients get the best possible opportunity to fulfill their real estate dreams. Every transaction is going to be different, but our clients can have piece of mind knowing that we take care of each step of this process" - Dilip and Sara Varghese. [more]

In Conversation With Raj Bhakta

(This article is sponsored by Dakshin)
"I am very inspired by the accomplishments of the South Asian community," says Raj Bhakta, a candidate for Congress in Pennsylvania's 13th District. A graduate from Boston College, Bhakta spoke to Lokvani about his campaign. [more]

Technology - Business Intelligence Versus Data Mining

Most of us associate Business Intelligence with Data Mining. In reality, Business Intelligence is much more than Data Mining. While Data Mining is literally about mining raw data to get some useful information (using pre-defined parameters and complex algorithms), Business Intelligence on the other hand includes Reporting and Analysis Systems, Corporate Performance Measurement, Executive Dashboards, and Decision Support Systems. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Tattoos are the latest in-thing in Bollywood, and after Urmila Matondkar sported one, Esha Deol now joins the club. [more]

TYE Awards - An Inspiration To Many Young Budding Entrepreneurs

(This article is sponsored by Copper Pages)
"You have to dream before your dreams can come true," says Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, President of India, and the youth in New England proved that recently at the TYE event at TiECON East. [more]

Gubernatorial Candidates Present Their Views

Manasi Singhal, a senior at Dartmouth College and a past IAFPE summer intern, shares her experience on the recent event titled "Building a 21st Century Workforce: A Forum on Jobs and Opportunity with the Candidates for Governor" held in Roxbury. [more]

Scientists Collide With Linguists To Assert Indigenous Origin Of Indian Civilization

Comprehensive population genetics data along with archeological and astronomical evidence overwhelmingly concludes that Indian civilization and its human population is indigenous. [more]

Nritya Nipuna - Monisha Rajinikanth

On May 20th, 2006, Monisha Rajinikanth, a resident of Wayland, Massachusetts, celebrated her Nritya Nipuna, a solo dance recital. Nritya Nipuna, which literally means 'expert dance', is a contemporary variation of the more traditional events such as Arangetram (ascending the stage) for Bharatnatyam and Rangapravesh for Kathak. [more]

My Arangetram - Meera Kanabar

After years of dance lessons under Smt. Jasmine Shah, Smt. Preetha Arun, and Smt. Jeyanthi Ghatraju, I performed my arangetram on June 17, 2006. [more]

ATFS Honors Outstanding Students

Aadhaarshila - The Foundation Stone, well known as ATFS Learning Center, recognized the accomplishments of its students in a tastefully done prize distribution ceremony held at the school. [more]

NGF Partners With BCC To Raise Funds

Next Generation Foundation (NGF) has partnered with the Burlington Cricket Club to raise funds to sponsor underprivileged kids. It takes only $60-$70 to sponsor a child. [more]

Vivekananda Family Camp - An Exceptional Value

One of the best summertime activities for families with children is the annual week long Vivekananda Family Camp. [more]

Peabody Essex Museum Triples Exhibition Space For Traditional Indian Art

A $500,000 gift by two philanthropic organizations in the Indian- American community of Massachusetts has enabled the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) to almost triple its existing gallery space for traditional art of India. The Prashant H. Fadia Foundation and Deshpande Foundation Gallery of Indian Art opens Saturday, July 15, 2006 with new exhibition and public programs. [more]

Savy Media Presents Comedy 'Abhi To Main Jawan Hoon', Starring Padmini Kolhapure

The super hit comedy will be staged at the Billerica Memorial High School on July 29th, 2006 at 7.30 pm. Book your tickets early! [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Sandeep Bansal, Ryan Bhattacharya, Sitaram Chandawarkar, Somnath Chattopadhyay, Raghuram Manickam, Suryateja Rao, Arun Saigal and Gaurang Vaishnav who were winners of the last set of puzzles. Here is one puzzle for kids and one for adults. [more]

Real Estate - Seven Mistakes In Selling A Home

(This article is sponsored by Praful Thakkar)
Mistakes to avoid when selling your home. [more]

Music Review - Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
The winning team of Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Javed Akhtar and Karan Johar bring you a memorable soundtrack. [more]

Catch Up On Your Summer Reading

Summer is here and time to catch up with your reading while on vacation. Here are some from our archives. [more]

Summer Movie Viewing - Now Is The Time

Old ones, new ones, catch up with some favorites. [more]

Poetry Corner - One More Blast

A Mumbaikar's reaction to the Mumbai blast. [more]

Classified - Classy 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath Half Duplex For Sale In Lexington

Classy 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath Half Duplex For Sale By Owner near the Lexington Center. Price $429,000. Open House on Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm. [more]

Recipes - Cook's Kitchen Tips

Tips and Tricks that make cooking fun. [more]

Cricket Corner - Howzzat

The ICC is to launch a comprehensive research project into the contentious issue of player burnout, according to their Chief Executive, Malcolm Speed. [more]

In A Lighter Vein

When English is spoken as in Hindi! [more]

Picture Of The Fortnight

Mount Greylock, the highest mountain peak in Massachusetts. [more]

Thought For The Day

(This article is sponsored by epuja)
A poem from Kalidasa. [more]

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Event Update
Thursday - 07/13/06
Art of Living - Part I Course
Ice Cream Social
Friday - 07/14/06
Super Hit Telugu Movie POKIRI
Generation Desi
Desi Mela: A Summer Fest / NY
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Generation Desi Club Night No Cover Free Drinks
Saturday - 07/15/06
Raja and Radha Reddy - Kuchipudi Dance
Konkani Picnic
Sunday - 07/16/06
The Living Legend - Manna Dey
Monday - 07/17/06
Tuesday - 07/18/06
Mata Amritanandamayi - Boston Area Public Program
Art of Living - Part I Course
Wednesday - 07/19/06
Free Health Stop
Mata Amritanandamayi - East Coast Retreat
Friday - 07/21/06
Mata Amritanandamayi - Devi Bhava
Choice Meal Program For Older Adults in Indian Community
START SMART! - An Approach to Basic Education in Developing Countries
Generation Desi
Saturday - 07/22/06
Cricket For A Cause / IDRF
NETS 2006 Picnic
Sunday - 07/23/06
Corn Festival
Exhibition on Hindu Culture
Dhanya Lakshmi Puja
Wednesday - 07/26/06
Free Health Stop
Saturday - 07/29/06
Ekal Sur Sandhya 2006 / TX
Indira Sari Sale
Sunday - 07/30/06
Nrityagram Dance Ensemble - Sacred Space
Summer Picnic / UIA
Indira Sari Sale
Tuesday - 8/1/06
Indian Life & Style Model Search
Wednesday - 8/2/06
Free Health Stop
Saturday - 8/5/06
IITSINE Annual Picnic
Sunday - 8/6/06
Sant. Shri. Aasramji Bapu
Sacred Space
India Day Festival / ISW
Tuesday - 8/8/06
KhelMel - India Day / Burlington Public Library
Sunday - 8/13/06
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2006 Vivekananda Family Camp
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