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Our Voice And Yours

New England will soon witness the wondrous colors of the fall and with it comes some community happenings that will appeal to all of you. Check out our local calendar. Lokvani also introduces a new column on Astrology. Read and see what is in store for you.... [more]

Lokvani Talks To Dr. Neelima Shukla Bhatt

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
"I think some aspects of the old ways, the old system must be broken. For whatever reason the system was established, hundreds of years ago... But it should be open to everyone, open regardless of gender and caste. And new people mean new energy!" - Neelima Shukla Bhatt, Visitng Assistant Professor at Wellesley College. [more]

In Conversation With Dr. Hope Fitz

(This article is sponsored by Dakshin)
"Never has there been a time when ahimsa (non-violence) was needed more than it is today," says Dr. Fitz, who is the Director of the Peace and Human Rights Committee at Eastern Connecticut State University. She spoke to Lokvani about the origin of the concept of "Ahimsa", its development over time and its relevance in the modern context. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
What are Aish and Sush upto these days? What is the deal with remaking old movies? Read Bollywood Baatein for the latest. [more]

Pandit Jasraj's Concert - A Spiritually Uplifting Experience

(This article is sponsored by Copper Pages)
Over a thousand music aficionados gathered at the beautiful Sanders Theater at Harvard University to listen to the hindustani vocal legend Pandit Jasraj. The maestro delighted the audience by singing for nearly four hours. [more]

Pramod Haque Speaks At TiE

On September 13, "The Man With The Midas Touch" Pramod Haque shared his views of investment trends and advice on creating winners with a full house of TiE Boston members. [more]

World Music Presents India's Anoushka Shankar

World Music presents India's Anoushka Shankar on Sunday, October 22, 7:30 pm at The Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. [more]

IDCA Sponsors Fourth International Conference On India Development

IDCA invites you to The Fourth International Conference on India Development, which is scheduled for Oct. 14-15, 2006. [more]

Santoor Maestro Pundit Nandkishor Muley To Perform In Providence

Offices of the Multicultural Affairs and Student Life at RISD and Raagmaala cordially invite you to a Santoor (Hammered Dulcimer) concert "Masters of Indian Classical Music" featuring Nandkishor Muley (santoor) and Aditya Kayanpur (Tabla). [more]

Saheli Walk Draws Enthusiastic Response

When Gauri Banerjee, President of Saheli, the Women's support group asked her friend Harvey Leonard of WCVB Boston and Bostonchannel.com to predict the weather on October 1st for the Saheli walk for Domestic violence, he asked her to go right ahead with the event. [more]

Cambridge Council Dumps Dow Chemical, Cites Bhopal Tragedy

Harvard St. resident Namarata Bhasin commented, "Ten to 15 people are dying each month in Bhopal, yet Dow Chemical continues to avoid responsibility. These poisons did not come from nowhere, we cannot let them continue to get away with murder." [more]

S.P. Balasubrahmanyam Performs At Natick High School

MITHAS, the premier non-profit cultural organization that has been bringing South Asian performing arts to the Greater Boston area, presented S.P. Balasubrahmanyam and S.P. Shailaja along with a huge orchestra of 12 performers to the light music lovers in the Greater Boston area on the 10th of September 2006 at the Natick High School. [more]

South Asian Students Aboard The Spiced Cruise

Some glimpses from the South Asian Intercollegiate Cruise where students from MIT, Harvard, Wellesley, BC, NU, Tufts, RPI gathered to have a good time while raising funds for a good cause. [more]

NBR Offers Fellowhip In Next Generation Leadership Program

The Next Generation Leadership program is breaking new ground by mentoring and immersing young Asia specialists from a wide variety of fields and interests in the skills and the practice of bridging the gap between scholarship and policy. Each fellow will receive a fellowship award, as well as travel and research-related expenses. [more]

KAHANI Announces Annual Youth Writing Contest

Participants must pen a 500-word short story using this year's three new words: cousin, river, and turmeric. [more]

Arangetram - Soudamini Gadgil

Over the summer, Soudamini Gadgil presented her solo dance debut (Arangetram) in Bharatanatyam - South Indian classical dance at Littleton High School in Littleton, MA. [more]

Exhibition On Sikhism Inaugurated In New York

Over 500 people dressed in colorful traditional South Asian dresses representing many parts of the world came to witness the historic event, the inauguration of a four month long exhibition, " See No Stranger: Early Sikh Art and Devotion" accompanied by films, poetry, music and lectures, at the Rubin Museum of Art in the heart of New York City on Saturday, September 16, 2006. [more]

Youth Section - I Met Dr. Abdul Kalam, President Of India

When the President asked me what I wanted to be, I admitted that I had no idea yet. He then explained to me that by now I should know exactly what I wanted to be and show an interest in whatever subject that I liked. He then related an anecdote where he said that when he was seven years old, his teacher had explained to him how birds fly. That was when he decided that he wanted to become a pilot or study aeronautical engineering or space. At the age of 74, he realized his dream when he flew the fighter jet at G-force! [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Sandeep Bansal, Janani Baskaran, Sitaram Chandawarkar, Shivam Gandhi, Dattatraya Joshi, Abhishek Narendra, Sarthak Pani, Dimple Rana, Muneeba Syed and Bharath Venkatraman, who were winners of the last set of puzzles. Here is one puzzle for kids and one for adults. [more]

Music Review - Utthan

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
Melody king Kumar Shanu tries his hand at film production. He also wears the composer's hat. [more]

Cook Book Review - Cooking At Home With Pedatha

In the epilogue to this book is a poem penned on Pedatha where cooking is defined as not merely a technique but an intuition, a flavor, a whiff. That is what makes this book so special. [more]

Recipes - Vegetarian Recipes From An Andhra Kitchen

Recipes from "Cooking at home with Pedatha" by Jigyasa Giri & Pratibha Jain. [more]

Akashvani - Column On Astrology

Introducing AkashVani - Our new Astrology Column! [more]

Laugh A While! Jokes

A state legislator is awakened in the middle of the night by his wife, who whispers, "I think there's a thief in the house."
"Not in the House, my dear," her husband says. "Perhaps in the Senate, but not in the House.

Cricket Corner - Howzzat

Rahul Dravid, Irfan Pathan and Yuvraj Singh all offered support to Virender Sehwag as India Blue raced to 210 for 4 in the 32nd over, before the showers began and the final of the Challenger series was eventually abandoned. [more]

Picture Of The Fortnight

Can you guess this building ? [more]

Thought For The Day

(This article is sponsored by epuja)
"Trust is the first step to love." - Munshi Premchand. [more]

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Event Update
Friday - 10/6/06
A Gujarati musical Evening with Rasbihari and Vibha Desai
Telugu Movie - BOSS (Nagarjuna & Nayanatara) in Boston
Satyanarayana Pooja by Pandit Srinivasa Shastry
Saturday - 10/7/06
Domains of Wonder: Masterworks of Indian Painting / MFA
Women in Mahabharata-Modern Perspective / AAINA
Sharad Purnima Celebration with Garba & Raas / Patidar Samaj
Hindustani Vocal & Santoor, Karnatik Violin
Sharad Purnima - SATSANG Center
Telugu Movie - BOSS (Nagarjuna & Nayanatara) in Boston
Generation Desi presents its Columbus Day VIP Party on Saturday October 7th.
Sunday - 10/8/06
Domains of Wonder: Masterworks of Indian Painting / MFA
Birju Maharaj Dance Company
Telugu Movie - BOSS (Nagarjuna & Nayanatara) in Boston
Firefest in Nashua
Monday - 10/9/06
Talk By Arun Shourie / Tufts U.
Free - Domains of Wonder: Masterworks of Indian Painting / MFA
Tuesday - 10/10/06
Karwa Chauth / Sarvadev Mandir
Karva Chauth celebration
Karva Chauth Puja
SNEH Karva Chauth Celebration
Wednesday - 10/11/06
Yogic Suksham Vyayam (subtle yoga)
Thursday - 10/12/06
Pratham Education Roundtable
Friday - 10/13/06
Milan: Garba-Raas
Free Karnatik Concert Wheaton College
Saturday - 10/14/06
Domains of Wonder: Masterworks of Indian Painting / MFA
Diwali Puja / ISW
Grand Diwali Ball 2006 / SANE
Sustainable Development in India: Challenges and Opportunities / IL
AAINA / Visa Camp
Diwali Festival
Diwali celebration/ SNEH
Ras Garba at Chinmaya Maruti
Indira Sari Sale
Sunday - 10/15/06
Domains of Wonder: Masterworks of Indian Painting / MFA
Diwali Celebration 2006 / UIA
Sustainable Development in India: Challenges and Opportunities / IL
Diwali / Gurjar
Satsang / New England Vaishnav Parivar
Shirdi SaiBaba Mahasamadhi Satsang
Indira Sari Sale
Tuesday - 10/17/06
Art of Living - Part I Course
Wednesday - 10/18/06
Yogic Suksham Vyayam (subtle yoga)
Thursday - 10/19/06
Halloween Party - Senior Citizens
Friday - 10/20/06
Santoor Maestro - Pundit Nandkishor Muley
Choice Meal Program For Older Adults in Indian Community
Fashion Show - Shelley Chhabra Fall 2006 Collection
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