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Our Voice And Yours

We wish all our readers a very Happy Diwali and Eid Mubarak. Thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm for Lokvani. We could not do it without you. In this issue, Lokvani also introduces a new column on Money. [more]

Lokvani Talks To Chitra Staley

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
Although it is important to invest wisely, it is just as important to save and save early. The compounding effect of investment earnings can make a huge impact on the net worth of a family if they start to save in their early years - Chitra Staley, at 'The Program Works'. [more]

In Conversation With Ashank Desai

(This article is sponsored by Dakshin)
Founder and Chairman of MASTEK Inc., a $160 Million IT services company, Desai is currently the Conference Chair for the PAN IIT 2006 Conference to be held in Mumbai on Dec 23. He spoke to Lokvani about some of the unique features of this star-studded conference. [more]

Technology - From Flood To Drought: Understanding The Water Dilemma And Arsenic Crisis In The Ganges Basin

Perhaps nowhere in the world is water so abundant and yet so scarce than in the Ganges basin. Why are arsenic concentrations so high in the groundwater of the Ganges basin? How will arsenic concentrations change over time and space? [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
The sauve and sharp Shah Rukh glibly handles the media at an event for Pepsi. Take a look at new releases for Diwali/Id this year. [more]

The Master Weaves His Magic

(This article is sponsored by Copper Pages)
When Pandit Birju Maharaj took the stage at newly renovated Somerville Theater along with his disciples Saswathi Sen and Muhua Shankar, he cast a spell on the audience. Using rhythm and melody the artists brought many ancient pieces of Hindu history alive.

Youth Conference 2006 On Hindu Values

Approximately 1100 people attended the Hindu Sangam, the birth centenary of Param Pujya Guruji, Sri Madhav S. Golwalkar, held at Marlboro Middle School on September 17, 2006 with over 100 participants and 21 youth moderators. [more]

Museum Of Fine Arts Presents Indian Films And Festival Of Sufi Music Directed By Muzaffar Ali

The MFA Film Program is proud to present a weekend celebrating Indian director Muzaffar Ali, October 27-29. This weekend includes screenings of two of Muzaffar Ali's feature films: Anjuman on Friday, October 27 at 7:15 pm and Umrao Jaan on Sunday, October 29 at 3 pm. [more]

Gandhi Jayanthi Celebrated

Dozens of Indian Americans gathered at the Union Square Park on 14th Street, New York City on Monday, October 2, 2006 to honor Gandhi on his 137th birthday. [more]

Seniors In Connecticut Remain Young At Heart

"It feels good to see 70-year old men and women serving food to their friends with love and affection.I come to the association gathering once a month as I get to see my friends and I like the activities that the group does,” said Daksha Vyas, an active member of this association. [more]

IAGB Presents Food Festival And A College Workshop With Lokvani

Mark your calendars for November 4th for an invaluable Free College Admissions Workshop and a Food festival. [more]

Boston Bhangra Competition

Balle Balle Balle! The Boston Bhangra Competition will be hosted on November 11th, 2006 at the prestigious Orpheum Theatre. Call for tickets now as they hope to sell out for the 3rd straight year! [more]

An Evening Of Scintillating Artistry With Sudha Raghunathan

MITHAS ushered us into October with another spectacular musical feast where Sudha Raghunathan was at her musical best, exhibiting all the hallmarks of an artist at the peak of her talents. [more]

Karwa Chauth Utsav In Satsang Center

On the beautiful autumn afternoon of October 10th, a group of about fifty ladies elegently dressed in festive bridal colors and some with beautiful henna designs on their hands, very enthusiastically celebrated the traditional Karwa Chauth Puja, held annually at Satsang Center, Woburn. [more]

Online Diwali Gift To Call India For Just 8 Cents A Minute

This Diwali, Stay Connected With India Calling Cards From A New England Based Telecom Company, Pingo. [more]

"Nach All Night" Kids Rock The Grand Diwali Ball 2006

A group of 23 kids, all under the age of 8, from the Andover/North Andover area put up a spectacular performance of Rhythm and Dance at the Grand Diwali Ball 2006 hosted by the Sindhi Association of New England. [more]

Hope For Seniors

Two of the most successful programs in the United States, Social Security and Medicare, are in danger of being minimized and destroyed and the importance of protecting these programs from privatization- Thoughts from an IAFPE intern. [more]

Murthi Sthapan At Chinmaya Maruthi

Navagraha Sthapan was performed with ceremony at the Chinmaya Maruti. [more]

Learn Quest Opens New Branch In Acton

Learn Quest Academy, the non profit organization and a learning center for music has opened a new branch in Acton, MA. [more]

Another Year In Guantanamo

The role made me see a split screen with me on one side leading my life and Bisher rotting away in prison, a counter clicking away the minutes, hours, days, years. Perhaps our false security comes at the expense of his freedom. As I reflect upon the past year, good times and bad, I realize that Bisher was deprived of all these experiences, sequestered in Guanatanmo. [more]

Money Matters

What is happening at the stock market? Has the price of gold gone up or down ? It is all available on Lokvani now. [more]

Upcoming Diwali Events

With Diwali around the corner on Oct. 21, here is a list of all the upcoming Diwali events in town. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Sandeep Bansal, Sitaram Chandawarkar, Dattatraya Joshi, Kavitha Muralidharan, Madhavi Muralidharan, Sarthak Pani 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 - Umrao Jaan

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
Anu Malik’s effort has produced a true work of art. It cannot be compared to the original Umrao Jaan score but can hold its head high. [more]

Book Review - Festivals Around The World

Perfect for Holiday giving here are two books on Diwali and Eid by Deborah Heiligman. [more]

Recipes - Diwali Special

Mithai for Diwali from various home chefs. [more]

Akashvani - Column On Astrology

What is in store for you this Fortnight. Read on in our new Astrology column. [more]

Cricket Corner - Howzzat

India hiccupped their way to a nervy four-wicket win over England in their opening Champions Trophy encounter at Jaipur. [more]

Photo Of The Fortnight

October in New England - Colors of Fall. [more]

Thought For The Day

(This article is sponsored by epuja)
Zen Sayings on Meditation! [more]

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Event Update
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
Saturday - 10/21/06
Domains of Wonder: Masterworks of Indian Painting / MFA
Deepawali, Govardhan Puja & Anand Mela / VPS
Diwali Celebration / Saraswati Mandiram
Diwali Dinner & Celebration / Patidar Samaj
Diwali Puja / Sarvadev Mandir
TAGB 2006 Deepawali Jilugulu
Diwali Celebration at Chinmaya Maruti
1001 International Nights Party + Exotic Belly Dancer
Diwali - All Day Gala Buffet / Dakshin
22 Hours - Basic YOGA Training
Kalpanam - Classical Imaginations
Sunday - 10/22/06
Domains of Wonder: Masterworks of Indian Painting / MFA
Anoushka Shankar
Wednesday - 10/25/06
Choice Meal Program For Older Adults in Indian Community
Yogic Suksham Vyayam (subtle yoga)
Proposals forTheatrics Event / NetSAP
Thursday - 10/26/06
Art of Living - Part I Course
Friday - 10/27/06
Anjuman - A Hindi Film
Red Square Charity Halloween Costume Party
Raunak - Intercollegiate Fusion Dance Show
Saturday - 10/28/06
Domains of Wonder: Masterworks of Indian Painting / MFA
A Festival Of Sufi Music
Ram Parivar Abhishekam
Lexington Diwali Party
Diwali Puja & Garba / VHP
NU/MCP Garba
Raunak - Intercollegiate Fusion Dance Show
Diwali Appreciation Dinner / Satsang Center
Sunday - 10/29/06
Domains of Wonder: Masterworks of Indian Painting / MFA
Diwali Cultural Program & Dinner / ISW
Umao Jaan
Elections / UIA
A Musical Evening by Sanjeev & Armeen Ramabhadran
Monday - 10/30/06
Prof. Prema Pandurang
Wednesday - 11/1/06
Indian Life & Style Model Search
Sixth IAAC Film Festival
Thursday - 11/2/06
From Dissonance To Detour: Negotiating Artistic Identity
Friday - 11/3/06
SAMMY! - The Word That Broke An Empire Apart / MA
Lectures by Acharya Gaurangbhai
Techniques of Meditation
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