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Our Voice And Yours

We invite readers to participate, involve and contribute to Lokvani. Let us know what you would like to see in 2007 editions. [more]

Lokvani Talks To Michelle Vakili

"It is important for the members of the Indian American community to take active interest in understanding the immigration laws and suggesting reforms that could have a positive impact on their lives," says Michele Vakili, Partner at Vakili Karimi LLC. A great supporter of the Indian community, Vakili talked about her practice and answered some immigration questions. [more]

In Conversation With Lara Dutta

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)
Former Ms. Universe and Bollywood actress Lara Dutta is a good will ambassador for the United Nations Populations Fund that is working hard to promote gender equality in India. She spoke to Lokvani about life, career and the importance of preventing sex selection abortions. [more]

Too Many Technology Options Leads To Confusion For Small Business Owners

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are regularly acknowledged as key contributors to economic growth. With so many hardware and software options, what are owners to do? What do they focus on now? How do they go about doing it? [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
After months of speculation Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan got engaged on January 14th, 2007. Abhishek's father and superstar Amitabh Bachchan has confirmed the news. [more]

HSS Boston Celebrates Makar Samkranti Utsav

(This article is sponsored by Copper Pages)
On Saturday, January 13th, HSS celebrated Makar Samkranti with a bang, in the form of the Fifth Annual Bala Mela (Childrens' Fair), which was attended by over 525 people. [more]

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

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
Pullikolam - Pattern Art in White
Kolam or Rangoli - the art of floor-drawing - is integral to the Tamil Heritage. Learn about the subtleties and symbolism of the special type of kolam called Pullikolam.

Makara Vilaku Celebrations At NEHTI

Ayyapa devotees in New England tried to recreate the experience of climibing the 18 steps in Sabarimala at the New England Hindu Temple in Ashland. [more]

Music To Warm A Cold January Day

New England's own light music group Lahari warmed up a freezing Saturday evening with popular Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi film songs at Dakshin Restaurant in Framingham. [more]

Indian Classical Music Concerts At Phillips Academy, Andover

Phillips Academy, Andover, hosts a melodious Hindustani music Sitar concert by Dr. Michael Siegell (Sitar), accompanied by Dr. Nishikant Sonwalkar on Tabla and Dr. Lakshmi Mudunuri (Tanpura) and a Carnatic music violin concert by Smt. Tara Anand and her students, Suhas Rao, Rasika Murali and accompanied by Dr. Pravin Sitaram on the Mridangam. [more]

Indian Joint Family System Cited As The Cradle Of Future World

A gathering of over a dozen scholars from India and United States at UMass-Dartmouth recently took a comprehensive stock of the social and family conditions in the world, and developed a consensus that an all encompassing development and peace in society is only possible with the time-tested value system of joint family. [more]

IBM Honors Dr. Amar Gupta

Prof. Amar Gupta receives prestigious IBM Faculty Award for his vision and research on revolutionary global production paradigm. [more]

ISSO Celebrates Shaakotsav And Vasant Panchmi Mahotsav

Shri Swaminarayan Temple (ISSO) cordially invites you with your friends and family to participate in Shaakotsav and Vasant Panchmi (Shikshapatri Jayanti) Mahotsav in ISSO Swaminarayan Temple on Saturday, January 27, 2007 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. [more]

529 Plans: One Smart Way To Save For College

A 529 College Savings Plan lets you contribute generous amounts to a tax-advantaged account to pay for college costs. Aggregate contribution limits vary by state but are often above $200,000 per beneficiary. [more]

Maha Kumbhabhishekam Of Sri Sri Sri Sahasrakshi Raja Rajeswari Devi

The Maha Kumbhabhishekam of Sri Sri Sri Sahasrakshi Raja Rajeswari Devi of Devipuram temple (the only Srichakra temple in the world) is scheduled from 30th Jan to 2nd Feb, 2007. Find out how you can participate! [more]

John Fanciullo Promoted To Executive Vice President

"John's 35 years of banking experience and his proven record of performance and accomplishments will continue to contribute to Leader Bank's financial and strategic initiatives," said Sushil K. Tuli, President and Chief Executive Officer of Leader Bank. [more]

Kumbh Mela - A Drop Of Heaven, On Earth

Kumbh Mela witnesses the largest gathering of humanity on the planet, as the eternal Hindu faith shines as a jewel in the crown. Let Mother Ganga purify our hearts with wisdom and awaken our minds so that we may become the models of virtue. [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, Somnath Chattopadhyay, Nagaraj Katti, Henal Motiwala, Payal Malrani, Rekha R., Malhar Teli and Niharika Yerneni. Here is one puzzle for kids and one for adults. [more]

Music Review - Saalam-E-Ishq

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
The Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy hit parade seems to go on! On the heels of the hit Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna comes this much awaited release! [more]

Book Review - Splendor Of Silence By Indu Sunderesan

This third novel of Indu Sunderesan is set in pre-Independance India and war-torn Burma. [more]

Film Review - Guru

Guru works a bit differently. It is through and through the story of Gurukant Desai's meteoric rise to fame and wealth. Make that infamy - and serious wealth, unaffected by lack of capital, experience, connections, or entirely-lawful business processes. [more]

Recipes - A Is For Asafoetida

This year we start our recipe pages keeping in mind a spice,an ingredient or even a staple - in alphabetical order. Hope you enjoy this collection. [more]

Astrology - Predictions For 2007

Can you make some predictions for 2007? [more]

Cricket Corner - Howzzat

India fought back admirably after being dismissed for 189 to beat the West Indies by 20 runs in Cuttack on Wednesday and take a 2-0 lead in the four-match series. [more]

Photo Of The Fortnight

Kutub Minar in Delhi. [more]

Thought For The Day

(This article is sponsored by epuja)
"Life is life - whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man's own advantage." - Sri Aurobindo. [more]

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Event Update
Friday - 01/26/07
India Conference 2007 / HBS
Generation Desi presents Comedy Showcase - I
World Premiere of SALAAM-E-ISHQ
Saturday - 01/27/07
IAGB Republic Day Celebration
Saraswati Puja / Bengalees of New England
Yoga for Your Nose!
CT Tamil Sangam Pongal
Santur & Tabla Hindustani music concert
Shaakotsav and Vasant Panchmi Mahotsav / ISSO
World Premiere of SALAAM-E-ISHQ
Sunday - 01/28/07
ISW General Body Meeting
Free MATH/SAT Consulting
World Premiere of SALAAM-E-ISHQ
Monday - 01/29/07
Yoga for soul and body
Tuesday - 01/30/07
Maha Kumbhabhishekam
Wednesday - 01/31/07
Free Health Stop
Friday - 2/2/07
Bollywood/ Bhangra party - End of Year 2006 Special!
Generation Desi presents Comedy Showcase - II
Saturday - 2/3/07
Pongal Vizhaa 2007
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Sunday - 2/4/07
Free MATH/SAT Consulting
Wednesday - 2/7/07
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Saturday - 2/10/07
Gujarati Language and the Literature
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Friday - 2/16/07
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IAFPE 2007 Internship Application Deadline
Sunday - 3/4/07
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