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Our Voice And Yours

Nine Indians figure in the latest list of billionaires released by Forbes magazine. Together, the Indian billionaires are worth $31.9 billion. [more]

Lokvani Talks To Preeti Gupta Shah, Founder, Copper Pages

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
I believe so strongly in the Copper Pages concept that I don't see myself stopping it for any reason, even if we get competition, because I know that our extraordinary team will always be the leader in this niche. - Preeti Gupta Shah, Founder, Copper Pages. [more]

In Conversation With State Treasurer Tim Cahill

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)
Massachusetts State Treasurer Tim Cahill has been selected by Eisenhower Fellowships for their 2007 New England International Leadership Initiative. As part of the fellowship, Cahill will be traveling to India. He spoke to Lokvani about the upcoming trip and his interest in investing in India. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Aishwarya in 'Provoked'. Aishwarya Rai said she took the role because it "touched a chord and as a woman I believed in the issue". [more]

Master Sommelier Alpana Singh At SABA Event

(This article is sponsored by Copper Pages)
The South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston sponsored a 'Wine and Spice' event where wine expert Alpana Singh discussed the art and science of Wine and provided pointers for pairing wines with Indian foods. [more]

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

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
South Asian Art Exhibition, organized by Sahayta, provided a unique showcase of works by 11 South Asian painters, sculptors, photographers and film makers from New England. [more]

NetSAP Celebrates Holi

Colors, music, dance and food was all part of the NetSAP holi celebration. Three cheers to the team for a well planned and executed event. [more]

Trimurthi Day Celebrated At Sri Lakshmi Temple

Compositions of Tyagaraja, Dikshitar and Syama Sastri, and the Carnatic Trinity were the highlight of the Trimurthi Day at the Sri Lakshmi Temple in Ashland on March 31st, 2007. [more]

Nishith Acharya Appointed To School Readiness Action Planning Team By Mayor Tom Menino

Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced his School Readiness Action Planning Team (the APT) last week and appointed Nishith Acharya, Executive Director, Desh and Jaishree Deshpande Foundation, to work with the Foundations and Private Sector as part of this team. [more]

HBS Hosts 9th Annual Turnaround Symposium

Come and listen to a Keynote talk by Sudhir Kumar, Officer on Special Duty to the Minster of Railways, Govt. of India, and the architect of the $4.5B turnaround of the Indian Railways on April 18th at HBS. [more]

LearnQuest Hosts Indian Classical Music Conference 2007

A rare, once in a lifetime, musical feast in a superb setting, offering the artistry and brilliance of established masters, emerging stars and leading exponents from the world of Indian Classical Music (Hindustani & Carnatic) is this weekend! [more]

IYG-ISW To Host Showcase India 2007

Come and join the Indian Youth Group of Worcester for its annual cultural show hosting performers and dancers from all over Massachusetts on April 14th. [more]

Aaroh Music Concert To Present All Time Bollywood Hits

Aaroh's performance is scheduled at Dakshin restaurant in Framingham on April 28th at 6 PM. Aaroh initially started with a group of like-minded music lovers jamming together and gradually morphed into a performance group. [more]

Nepali Language And The Literature

Tara Nath Sharma, an icon of modern Nepali literature and a prolific writer, will talk about the social system, culture, ethnicity, religion and literature at Harvard University on April 14th, 2007. [more]

World Cup Cricket And Beyond - My Trip To Jamaica

Here I was shaking hands with Sachin, saying hello to Dravid, taking a photo with Dhoni and enjoying tandoori chicken with Yuvi and Bhaji. This was more than I had expected when I came to Jamaica - Uday Virkud, describes his recent trip to Jamaica from Wayland, MA. [more]

History Of Sri Hanuman And Hanuman Jayanti

The celebration of Hanuman Jayanti is a celebration of devotion, a celebration of sacrifice, a celebration of surrender. The day commemorates the life of Sri Hanuman, a divine incarnation who embodies the perfect devotee. [more]

USCIS Reaches FY 2008 H-1B Cap

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it has already received enough H-1B petitions to meet the congressionally mandated cap for fiscal year 2008 (FY 2008). USCIS will use a random selection process for all cap-subject filings received on April 2, 2007 and April 3, 2007. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Sandeep Bansal, Udbhav Chitta, Nihal Gowravaram, Niket Gowravaram, Nihal Gowravaram, Madhavi Muralidharan, Kavitha Muralidharan and Swetha Tummala. Here is one puzzle for kids and one for adults. [more]

Music Review: Jeena Tere Bin - Arun Daga

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
All of the songs have sad lyrics, perhaps written with a heavy heart. Throughout this album, Daga muses about a lost lover, the agony of separation and painful memories of pleasant times. [more]

Film Review: Traffic Signal

Traffic Signal is a close look at the life of people whose lives revolve around a traffic signal. Seriously!! This movie is about beggars, eunuchs, small-time goons, prostitutes, destitute children whose economy revolves around the vehicles that stop for moments at a traffic signal. [more]

Book Review: Karma And Other Stories

Following on the heels of writers like Jhumpa Lahiri and Chitra Divakaruni, award-winning writer Rishi Reddi presents a short story collection, mostly set in the Boston area, that depicts the immigrant experience as seen through the eyes of Telugu Indian American immigrants. [more]

Money Matters

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

Jokes And Jokes

All is not lost in Cricket. Some jokes to keep the humor going! [more]

Recipes - F Is For Fennel

Fennel (Soonf) has a sweet liquorice flavor and an appealing aroma. The flavor is greatly enhanced when the seeds are dry roasted, and can be used after meals as a mouth freshner and digestive. [more]


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

Cricket Corner - Howzzat

The issue is a simple one. There's a coach who wants a team he can take control of, and mould according to his vision. There are a group of players who would prefer a coach they can control. And there is a board that would prefer to have control over both of these factions. [more]

Picture Of The Fortnight

An African Safari! [more]

Thought For The Day

(This article is sponsored by epuja)
When you live your life with an appreciation of coincidences and their meanings, you connect with the underlying field of infinite possibilities - Deepak Chopra. [more]

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Event Update
Friday - 04/6/07
Second Annual Music Conference / Learn Quest
Desi Pardesi / MIT SAAS
Saturday - 04/7/07
Second Annual Music Conference / Learn Quest
Palunku - Malayalam Movie
Durga Shiva Mandir Inc. Fundraiser
Sarvajit Naama Ugadi 2007 Celebrations
Easter Function
Sunday - 04/8/07
Free MATH/SAT Consulting
Second Annual Music Conference / Learn Quest
Saheli Social Hour and Mela
Tuesday - 04/10/07
Now Enrolling - Math Contest
Art of Living - Part I Course / Cambridge
Microfinance – The SKS Acceleration Model
Wednesday - 04/11/07
Karma And Other Stories - Rishi Reddi
Friday - 04/13/07
Karma And Other Stories - Rishi Reddi
Wine n Greet I
Saturday - 04/14/07
North South Foundation Bees
Showcase India 2007 / ISW
Now Enrolling - Math Contest
Emerging Technologies in Healthcare / IMANE
Nepali Language and the Literature
Sunday - 04/15/07
Free MATH/SAT Consulting
North South Foundation Bees
Now Enrolling - Math Contest
IAFPE 2007 Internship Application Deadline
Tuesday - 04/17/07
Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles
Wednesday - 04/18/07
Dahlia Nayar at the Burlington Public Library
HBS Turnaround Symposium 2007
Friday - 04/20/07
Yoga Conference: Moving Beyond Body
Jagrata - Jai Mata Di
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Saturday - 04/21/07
IAGB Visa Camp
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Sunday - 04/22/07
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T. M. Krishna - Carnatic Vocal / MITHAS
Thursday - 04/26/07
Mitali Perkins at the Reading Public Library
NetSAP: Creating Wealth Through Real Estate
Friday - 04/27/07
Baisakhi Bhangra Dhol 2007 / UIA
Saturday - 04/28/07
Echoes / Triveni School of Dance
Math Foundations Contest
Live Indian Music - Bollywood songs and More
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Asian American Women In Leadership
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Sunday - 04/29/07
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