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Our Voice And Yours!

Exciting contests, spectacular events and reviews galore. Lokvani has something for everyone. Win free tickets to the movie 'The Namesake'. [more]

Lokvani Talks To Valarie Kaur

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
A third generation Indian American with degrees from Stanford and Harvard, currently admitted to Yale, Kaur has made a great impact with her film Divided We Fall. She will present her film at the Sahayata event on March 30th. [more]

In Conversation With Aish Agarwal

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)
ClickandClimb, an online tutoring website is founded by Aish Agrawal. He is supported in this venture by Academic Directors Dr. Neela Bakore and Mr. Vijay Bakore, who spearhead the India operations. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Kajol is crowned Best Actress and Hritik the Best Actor at 52nd Filmfare awards held at Mumbai on 24 February, 2007. The event was attended by the who's who of Indian Film Industry. Enter the contest to win free movie tickets. [more]

TASA Celebrates 20 Years

(This article is sponsored by Copper Pages)
Under the direction of Janak Kumar, Pavan Nyama, Ankeet Shah, Sagar Shah, Gayathry Sooriyakumar and Neha Uppal, the 20th annual South Asian culture show sparkled. [more]

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

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
Husain's Mahabharata - Part II
The moment I got the invitation the first thought came to me... Mahabharata this is the right thing. Then I thought of Picasso ... only Picasso could do it justice, [but] he'd not done it. Let me try.

Gujarati Language And The Literature

Dr. Neelima Shukla-Bhatt presented a lecture on Gujarati Language and Literature on February 10th focusing on the Raso, the middle-age devotional, the colonial social and the modern reformist literature which form the fabric of the Gujarati language. The next lecture on Urdu Literature will be presented by Dr. Naseem Akhtar Hines on March 10th. [more]

Meru Foundation And MIT Samskritam Presents Sanskrit And Tamil Language And Literature

Over two Saturdays, enthusiasts of literature and languages came to two very diverse venues to hear Dr. Rajalakshmi Srinivasan, a scholar visiting from India, talk about Tamil - Sanskrit grammar and the Kamban-Valmiki Ramayana. The event was organized by Meru Education Foundation and Samskrita Bharati. [more]

Asia Rising Giants - China And India

Pramit Mitra, Tarun Khanna, Mohan Malik, Surjit Mansingh, Inderjit Singh, A.R. Ghanashyam, Desh Deshpande, Chietigj Bajpaee, Anupam Srivastava, Nimmi Kurian, and Kingshuk Chatterjee spoke at the Tufts Institute of Global Leadership Conference on Asia’s Rising Giants: China and India from Feb. 22-25, 2007 at Tufts University. [more]

Holi: Disciple And Divinity Over Passion And Virtue Over Vice

Holi is one of the most festive, joyous holidays of the year marked by great revelry during which everyone paints each other with brightly colored powders. It also means sacrifice, and celebration of divinity and discipline over passion and virtue over vice. [more]

Opinion - What Would Be The Real Success Of India?

A "national bribe index" of the magazine Outlook, reveals that bribes have to be paid for birth certificates, admissions to schools and colleges, for getting passports, ration cards, driving licenses, electricity, water and telephone connections and even to get the doctor's appointment. Even the most fundamental survival levels are fraught with corruption. [more]

IITSINE Annual Winter Social

Network, socialize and meet new people. IITians and NonIITians are equally welcome! Come and be part of this annual event on March 17th. [more]

The Namesake

The movie will be released in the Boston area on March 16th with a preview screening on March 13th in Kendall Square. [more]

Art And Culture Of India Come Alive At PEM

On March 10 and 11, the Peabody Essex Museum welcomes the colorful sights and sounds of Holi, India’s annual spring festival. Atrium Alive: Weekend highlights include a lecture by Shashi Tharoor, award-winning author and United Nations Under Secretary General, Veena concert by Durga Krishnan and a contemporary dance production choreographed by PEM educator Sudarshan Belsare. [more]

Bollywood Talent Show And Baishaki Mela

Bollywood Talent presents an exciting Indian Springtime Festival - Baishaki Mela with Fair, Talent Show and After-Show Party featuring Bollywood Stars Han Raj Hans and Mona Singh on Saturday, April 21, 2007. Register now! [more]

Hindustani Flute Concert - Rupak Kulkarni

Rupak Kulkarni is a disciple of the world-renowned bamboo flute Maestro Pundit Hari Prasad Chaurasia. Rupak's concerts are a treat, combining the elements of the ancient vocal Dhrupad and more recent genre, Khayal. Don't miss his concert, which is organized by Raagmaala, Inc., on March 24th in Cumberland, RI. [more]

Will The Housing Market Continue Its Decline In 2007 Or Start A Comeback?

This is the best time in recent years to be a buyer. Inventory is still healthy, but beginning to drop as buyers are no longer waiting to time the market. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Sandeep Bansal, Janani Baskaran, Nihal Gowravaram, Anupa Manjunatha, Samir Mehta, Abhishek Narendra and Priti Sadhir. Here is one puzzle for kids and one for adults. [more]

Music Review - Kavita Krishnamurthy's: Dil Ki Awaz

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
"Dil Ki Awaz" is not the typical youngster-friendly pop album, with loud drum beats and lyrics meant for dancing on. Instead, Krishnamurthy's songs are more like seven slow ballads, one for each emotion. [more]

Film Review - Eklavya

Eklavya's deceptively simple storyline deals with the deterioration of the perfect majestic past, touching the viewer deeply along the way with its grandeur and insight. [more]

Book Review - The Cult Of The Luxury Brand

Leading marketing and consumer expert Radha Chadha and retail center planning consultant Paul Husband's book that explores Asia's love affair with luxury is on its way to becoming a best-seller. It is a must read for luxury goods marketing. [more]

Money Matters

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

Jokes, Jokes And Jokes

One day the zookeeper noticed that the orang-utang was reading two books -- the Bible and Darwin's Origin of Species. In surprise he asked the ape, "Why are you reading both those books"? What do you thing the Ape said? [more]

Recipes - D Is For Dals

Dals, the sumptuous, healthy and protein choice of many are versatile and delicious.Share your own dal recipe here! [more]

Cartoon - Oscars

Oscars revisited! [more]

Akashvani - Column On Astrology

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

Cricket Corner - Howzzat

Heading into his final World Cup, Sachin Tendulkar admits that the expectations of millions of Indians isn't as daunting as made out to be, and that if it was, he would have stayed home. [more]

Picture Of The Fortnight

Photo Caption Contest! Enter to win 2 free passes to The Namesake, for a preview show on March 13th 2007. You could be the lucky winner. [more]

Thought For The Day

(This article is sponsored by epuja)
Lakshmi N. Menon had described her as "the master craft of Gandhi is conspicuously visible in the case of Amrit Kaur who gave up her princely ways and habits in favor of service for the nation." [more]

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Friday - 03/9/07
Bhangra Dhol Dhamaka
Saturday - 03/10/07
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Urdu Language and the Literature
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KhelMel/PEM Holi Celebration
Sunday - 03/11/07
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The Art and Culture of India
Khelmel/PEM Holi Celebration
Monday - 03/12/07
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Wednesday - 03/14/07
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Thursday - 03/15/07
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Friday - 03/16/07
Now Enrolling - Math Contest
Uday Bhawalkar - Hindustani Dhrupad Vocal / MITHAS
Movie - The Namesake / Mira Nair
Saturday - 03/17/07
IITSINE Annual Day Entertainment Party
Lajawanti Lajawaab -a Comedy Gujarati Play
Sunday - 03/18/07
Free MATH/SAT Consulting
The Complete Percussion Ensemble: Pancha Akshara
Monday - 03/19/07
Yugadhi Celebration
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Wednesday - 03/21/07
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Thursday - 03/22/07
Art of Living - Part I Course / Worcester
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Friday - 03/23/07
Now Enrolling - Math Contest
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Hindustani Flute Concert - Rupak Kulkarni
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Chhandika Presents - A Kathak Story
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Now Enrolling - Math Contest
Sai Satcharitra Parayan / NESSP
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Sahayta South Asian Art Exhibition 2007
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