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Our Voice And Yours

We hope new year has brought new colors in your life. Lokvani resolves to bring exciting stories this year. [more]

Featured Personalities Of 2006 - Part 2

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
Featured Personalities in 2006. [more]

In Conversation With 2006 Personalities - Part 2

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)
Conversations in Lokvani 2006. [more]

Health: Clinical Depression Responds Well To Treatment

Clinical depression is a common mood disorder characterized by persistent despondency that interferes with a person's daily activities. Despite the pervasive nature of clinical depression, the good news is that this illness responds well to the range of medical treatments now available, so it can be very effectively controlled with proper care. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Mallika Sherawa's recent performance at a new year party has made few men angry. Do you know why Mallika walked out just 10 minutes after the show began? [more]

PAN IIT 2006 In Mumbai Attracts Over 5000 Delegates

(This article is sponsored by Copper Pages)
The 2006 PAN IIT Conference held in Mumbai, attracting over 5000 participants and featuring a host of high profile panelists, was a resounding success. [more]

South Asian Art History - In Memory Of Prashant H. Fadia

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
With the encouragement of The Prashant H. Fadia Foundation, Lokvani is initiating a new column devoted to South Asian Arts and South Asian Art History. [more]

What Every Entrepreneur Must Know To Get Started

With standing room only, the TiE-Boston Institute's new workshop on "What Every Entrepreneur Must Know to Get Started - Legal and Other Important Issues for Early Stage Companies" was attended by nearly 100 budding entrepreneurs. [more]

Sanskrit Lecture At Harvard Invites Lively Discussion

Mr. Thomas Burke kicked off the lecture series on "Languages and Literature of India" with an erudite presentation on Sanskrit language and literature. [more]

A Memorable Evening At Aligarh Association Mushaira

The Aligarh Alumni Association of New England (AAANE) organized the 6th Sir Syed International Mushaira on 25th November, 2006 at the Burlington Middle School, in Burlington, MA. The excellent turnout coupled with the wonderful "shairi" from renowned poets from India, Pakistan and North America made the Mushaira a tremendous success. [more]

NESSP Organizes Shirdi Sai Baba’s Mahasamadhi Satsang

New England Shirdi Sai Parivaar (NESSP) recently commemorated the 88th Mahasamadhi anniversary event of Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi by organizing a Mahasamadhi Satsang at the Sadhu Vaswani Center in Dracut, MA. [more]

Makarasankranti: A Unique Hindu Festival Worshipping Nature

Our joy in celebrating Makarasankranti at the beginning of a new year is doubled as we pay homage to the greatest of modern Hindu saints on this day reserved for the worship of the Sun God and beginning of all shubha-kaaryaas. [more]

Angel Tree Project

Volunteers of the India Association of New Hampshire worked on the Angel Tree Project during this holiday season. [more]

Shiladitya Sengupta Wins DOD's 2006 Era Of Hope Scholar Award

Shiladitya Sengupta, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Harvard-MIT division of Health Sciences and Technology is among three winners of the "Era of Hope Scholar Award, 2006" given by the breast cancer research programme of DoD. [more]

SABA Presents India Conference 2007

Join the Harvard community to celebrate the recent success stories of the great nation India at the India Conference 2007 on January 26, 2007. [more]

HSS Announces Surya Namaskar Yagna

Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh announces offering ("yagna") of one million Sun Salutations known as Surya Namaskar, to bring awareness among people about Yoga and its advantages in achieving healthy body, mind and spirit from Jan. 13-28, 2007. [more]

IAGB India Republic Day Celebration - A Preview

Over two thousand people are expected to attend the IAGB Republic Day celebrations that will comprise a grand cultural function, replete with dances, songs, craft and delicious Indian food on Saturday, January 27, 2007, from 4.30 PM until 9:00 PM, at the Natick High School, Natick, MA. [more]

Money Matters

Take a look at the currency and bullion rates. How is the Indian market performing? We have the answers. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Sandeep Bansal, Janani Baskaran, Radha Ganapathy, Nagaraj Katti, Leena Malik, Henal Motiwala, Kavitha Muralidharan, Madhavi Muralidharan, Abhishek Narendra, Suryateja Rao and Samir Sanghani. Here is one puzzle for kids and one for adults. [more]

Music Review - Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamana

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
The evergreen bollywood diva Rekha has a sensous rendition of old classic number "Din Dhal Jaaye" from Dev Anand's 'Guide' which makes this album worth listening to. [more]

Book Review - Five Point Someone: What Not To Do At IIT

While this best-selling book strikes a chord with students, pressurizing moms and dads may do well to read the book as well for it gives an insight into the teenage mind. [more]

Films, Films And Films

Holiday viewing of 2006 films. [more]

Holiday Recipes

A compilation of recipes. [more]


See what is in store for you this fortnight! [more]

Cricket Corner - Howzzat

Former India opener Navjot Singh Sidhu has been sent to prison after surrendering to the Punjab and Haryana High Court. [more]

Photo Of The Fortnight

New Year celebration in Boston. [more]

Thought For The Day

(This article is sponsored by epuja)
Quotes from Swami Vivekananda (January 12, 1863 - July 4, 1902)! [more]

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Event Update
Friday - 01/12/07
World Premiere of GURU
Saturday - 01/13/07
Bala Mela - Makar Samkranti / HSS
Makar Sankrant / NEMM
Indira Sari Sale
Dracut Bal Vihar
Sankranthi Celebrations / TACT
World Premiere of GURU
Andal Kalyanam - Venkateshwara Abhishekam / CVHTS
Sunday - 01/14/07
Indira Sari Sale
Free MATH/SAT Consulting
Ganesh Pooja, Makar Sankranti & Lori Celebration
World Premiere of GURU
Wednesday - 01/17/07
Free Health Stop
Thursday - 01/18/07
Bay Chamber Concerts & Ragamala Music and Dance Theater
Beat The Winter Doldrums - January Party
Book Discussion: “The Inheritance of Loss” by Kiran Desai (2006)
Friday - 01/19/07
Bay Chamber Concerts & Ragamala Music and Dance Theater
Choice Meal Program For Older Adults in Indian Community
Saturday - 01/20/07
Saraswati Puja / Prabasi
TAGB Sankranti Sambaralu
Lahari Indian Film Music Nite
Dracut Bal Vihar
Sankranthi / TAGB
Saraswati Puja / Bangla-O-Biswa
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Sunday - 01/21/07
Free MATH/SAT Consulting
Monday - 01/22/07
Book Discussion:“The Inheritance of Loss” by Kiran Desai (2006)
Tuesday - 01/23/07
Yogurt with YogaCaps
Wednesday - 01/24/07
Free Health Stop
Friday - 01/26/07
India Conference 2007 / HBS
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Sunday - 01/28/07
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