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Our Voice And Yours

We wish our readers a Happy India Independence Day! [more]

Lokvani Talks To Dr. Woodman Taylor, Assistant Curator At The MFA

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
Dr. Woodman Taylor, newly appointed Assistant Curator at the MFA arrives at a time when the interest for South Asian Art is at its peak. A lively conversation in Hindi and English. [more]

In Conversation With Himesh Reshammiya

(This article is sponsored by Dakshin)
"The response for the Aap Ka Suroor concert has been overwhelming. Attendance at different US cities has been in record numbers," says this award winning director/singer. He spoke to Lokvani about his life, his music and the show coming to Boston on Sept 3 that includes Saregamapa winners Vinit and Himani, Indian Idol Abhijeet Sawant and Alisha Chinoy of 'Kajra Re' fame. [more]

Technology - Better Management For Women At Elevated Risk For Breast Cancer

"For women at significantly elevated risk, we recommend changing the usual mammographic screening pattern and beginning yearly screening as early as age 25 instead of age 40."[more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Nandita Das' personal life seems to be on the rocks! Do you know how much Amir presents his sister for tying Rakhi? [more]

ISW Celebrates India Day Festival

(This article is sponsored by Copper Pages)
The India Society of Worcester organized its 18th Annual India Day Festival on Sunday, August 6th, 2006 at Shrewsbury High School, Shrewsbury, MA to celebrate India's 59th Independence Day. [more]

Divine Dance Nrityagram’s Sacred Space Odissi Performance

'Sacred Space' by the Nrityagram dance academy in Stamford, CT left the audience spellbound with their dancing ability. Namaskar Foundation, based in the city since 1988, organized the program. [more]

Sri Lankan Tamils Celebrate Kalaivizha 2006

A harmonious blend of Tamil cultural traits, this was a memorable event organized by the Boston Tamil Association that will leave nostalgic memories to linger for a long time. [more]

Indigenous Ethos Under Siege In The Practice Of Indian Democracy

Former Cabinet minister Dr. Subramanyam Swamy gave a talk at the Indic Center at the University of Dartmouth on August 1, 2006 where he suggested the adoption of Sanskrit as a link language for India. [more]

Raksha Bandhan - The Bond Of Affection

Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on the full-moon day in the month of Sravana. The festival of Raksha Bandhan symbolizes love, affection and the feeling of brotherhood. [more]

IDRF Cricket Raises $9,000

The 6th Annual IDRF 'Cricket for a Cause' tournament concluded successfully at Mitre fields in Burlington, MA on July 30th. Unbeatable champions UML (University of Massachusetts Lowell) Tigers again took the honors for the second time by comprehensively beating Infosys like last year. [more]

Indian Americans - Donning A New Avatar!

Sometimes lumped together with other Asians or South Asians and we scratch our heads when asked to enumerate the race. Not African American or Black, not Caucasian, not Hispanic, not Asian, not Native American-our choices are limited. How about proto-Australoid?! [more]

Desis Enjoy Bollywood Music At Monthly Party In Boston

Boston now has a bollywood tradition - a desi party is held every month at local clubs, when bollywood and bhangra music is played exclusively. Says Shailender Nagpal, chief organizer of these parties. [more]

Summer Picnics

Many organizations like IITSINE and United India Association beat the heat with a summer picnic. [more]

MITHAS Raffles Concert Tickets For Fundraiser

Be a Raffle Winner! MITHAS starts its Fall 2006 series of concerts with Padma Shri S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, S.P. Shailaja and their 14 member Orchestra. In an exclusive deal with Lokvani, MITHAS is happy to announce a weekly raffle on LokVani. To enter: [more]

Asha For Education's Work An Hour Hopes To Raise $160,000 By September

Asha for Education's Work An Hour event brings people from all over the world together to help educate underprivileged children in India. The event kicks off on July 4th, peaks on August 15th and concludes on September 5th. 15th of August, India's Independence Day, is the symbolic date chosen for this phenomenal coming together of the human spirit. Please join in this effort. [more]

Murti Pratistha Mahotsav

Shree Swaminarayan Temple Boston, invites you to attend the grand celebration of Murti Pratistha Mahotsav and Shrimad Bhagwat Saptah to be held August 13 - 20th at Lowell, MA. [more]

Feature - Contemporary Indian Art

According to Yamini Mehta, specialist head of modern and contemporary Indian art at auction house Christie's, "Buyers of Indian art have been, for a long time, Indian themselves. Now, there has been greater numbers from outside of India who are interested in Indian art. There is a lot more awareness to what is happening within India.” [more]

Youth: A Poem For Independance Day

The Indian Flag embraces Unity in Diversity. A poem by 8th grader Sindhuja Koppaka. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Sandeep Bansal, Sitaram Chandawarkar, D.P. Joshi, Mukkai Krishnamoorthy, Sarthak Pani and Sanjay Yengul, who were winners of the last set of puzzles. Here is one puzzle for kids and one for adults. [more]

Music Review - Ahista Ahista

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
Touted by some as music director Reshammiya's best work this year, the album features Reshammiya the singer in no less than five tracks. [more]

Movie Review - Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

The much awaited Karan Johar film Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna has been released to packed houses. Do not miss the screenings starting Aug 11 in Quincy, Lawrence and Worcester! [more]

Recipes - Berry Special

If you ever pass by Downtown Crossing, don't forget to grab the amazingly cheap priced fresh berries of all kinds. [more]

Cricket Corner - Howzzat

Sachin Tendulkar is close to regaining full fitness ahead of the triangular one-day series in Sri Lanka, according to India's coach, Greg Chappell. [more]

Jokes And Jokes

Jokes - Bollywood style! [more]

Picture Of The Fortnight

When the COW wears Prada, oops Chanel! [more]

Thought For The Day

(This article is sponsored by epuja)
Jawarharlal Nehru's famous opening lines on the eve of Independence. [more]

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Event Update
Friday - 08/11/06
Ekal Sur Sandhya - a Benefit Concert
GOPIO Essay Awards Presentation / Independence Day Celebration
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
Saturday - 08/12/06
Sari Soiree - Shelley Chhabra Bridal
Janmasthami / ISW
Independence Day / IARI
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
Sunday - 08/13/06
Independence Day / IAGB
Murti Pratistha Mahotsav / ISSO
2006 Vivekananda Family Camp
MATH/PSAT/SAT - Free Academic Guidance
Corn and Fruit Festival (Phal Daan Mela)
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
Monday - 08/14/06
Murti Pratistha Mahotsav / ISSO
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
Tuesday - 08/15/06
Murti Pratistha Mahotsav / ISSO
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
Wednesday - 08/16/06
Murti Pratistha Mahotsav / ISSO
Free Health Stop
Janamashtami / Sarvadev Mandir
Sri Krishna Janamashtami Celebrations / CVHTS
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
Thursday - 08/17/06
Murti Pratistha Mahotsav / ISSO
Vanessa Kirsch / TiE-Boston SE Event
Abhi To Main Jawan Hoon
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
Friday - 08/18/06
Murti Pratistha Mahotsav / ISSO
Choice Meal Program For Older Adults in Indian Community
Jagrata - Jai Mata Di
Saturday - 08/19/06
Murti Pratistha Mahotsav / ISSO
Indira Sari Sale
IIT Kharagpur Alumni Picnic
Sari Soiree - Shelley Chhabra Bridal
Sunday - 08/20/06
Murti Pratistha Mahotsav / ISSO
Boston Childrens Museum: India Festival
Indira Sari Sale
MATH/PSAT/SAT - Free Academic Guidance
Nand Mahotsav
Wednesday - 08/23/06
Free Health Stop
Thursday - 08/24/06
Software as a Service (SaaS): Birth of an Ecosystem / TiE
Art of Living - Part I Course
Saturday - 08/26/06
Ekal Sur Sandhya
CRY America - Boston Walk 2006
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Sunday - 08/27/06
MATH/PSAT/SAT - Free Academic Guidance
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