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We dedicate this newsletter to the memory of Chitra Parayath, Lokvani's Founder Partner.
Our Voice And Yours

Lokvani expresses it grief and sorrow at the tragedy at Virginia Tech University. We offer our prayers and sympathy to all those affected by this tragedy. [more]

Lokvani Talks To Sreenivas Kaki, President, TAGB

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
"We, the committee members of TAGB work as a team and are focused on making it the most open, transparent and effective organization, and also extend our activities from primarily cultural to social, political and community oriented efforts" - Sreenivas Kaki, President, TAGB. [more]

In Conversation With Tara Nath Sharma

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)
Popularly known by his first name Tanasarma, he has written over 102 books in Nepali and English. Winner of the Madan Puraskar, Nepal's highest honor for literature, Sharma spoke to Lokvani about Nepal's history and literature. [more]

Technology - SMBs Go Paperless

As part of our ongoing series on technology planning, this article is going to give an example of a specific kind of technology that many businesses may consider as part of their infrastructure planning efforts - document imaging and document management. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Abhishek and Aishwarya will be tying the nuptial knot on April 20th. Don't worry if you are not invited to the wedding. We cover the story for you. [more]

Showcase India 2007

(This article is sponsored by Copper Pages)
The Indian Youth Group of India Society of Worcester successfully celebrated their Showcase India 2007 program on April 14, 2007 with colorful dances and music in front of a sold out crowd of more than 700 people. [more]

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

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
Sunanda Sahay talks about Madhubani, or Mithila, painting which is a folk painting of northern India. It literally means 'forest of honey'. Its heritage dates back to at least 2,500 years when the earth of northern India was covered with dense forests. [more]

Mining For Gold - Issues And Trends In The Turnaround World

The Harvard Business School Turnaround Club hosted a half-day symposium where key issues and trends relevant to turnaround CEOs and CFOs, turnaround investors and turnaround facilitators such as consultants, lawyers and bankers were discussed. [more]

Desi Pardesi Supports ASHA For Education

The MIT SAAS guys and gals showed off their fabulous dancing talents at their Annual Culture Show which was directed by the culture show chairs Samir Zaidi, Varun Chirravuri and Aliya Popatia. The funds raised were donated to ASHA. [more]

Learn Quest Music Conference Attract Large Number Of Attendees

More than 450 people gathered over a period of three days from April 6th-8th at Fine Arts Center at Regis College in Weston for a rare musical event - The Learn Quest Music Conference. [more]

TiE Microfinance Forum At Tufts University

Founder of SKS Microfinance Vikram Akula (Alumnus of Tufts University) along with representatives from Swadhaar, ASA and Kashf made a presentation on how the Microfinance revolution has changed lives across the world. Provost Jamshed Bharucha talked about the university's interest in Microfinance. [more]

Baisakhi Mela And Bollywood Talent

Get ready for an authentic Baisakhi weekend in Boston. Treat yourself corn, Ghanne Ka Ras (sugarcane juice), garam jalebi and chat! Watch MIT Chamak, UMASS Dhadak and other great teams perform along with Mona Singh (winner of Jalwa) and Hans Raj Hans. Witness the crowning of Miss India New England. [more]

Special Feature: Non Indians Teach Yoga

Picture this. A non-Indian yoga teacher reciting Sanskrit shlokas (religious couplets) like 'Om Bhurbhuva Swaha, Tatsa Vitur Varenyam, Bhargodevasya Dheemahi, Dhiyoyona Prachodayata' with utmost dedication and feelings. [more]

Global Peace Festival

The Boston branch of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual organization is proud to invite adults, kids, youth, elders and people from all walks of life to a wonderful Global Peace Festival on April 28th, with keynote talks by BK Mohini Panjabi and Swami Yogatmanada. [more]

Vivekanand - Musical Play By Shekhar Sen

Singer-Actor Shekhar Sen who dazzled New England with his incomparable production Kabir, brings yet another amazing production to Boston - Vivekanand. The event is on May 5, 2006 in Acton, MA at 7:30 pm. [more]

Golmal Pyar Ka - A Hindi Family Comedy Drama

Aap Ka Manoranjan presents 'Golmal Pyar Ka', a super-hit Hindi family comedy drama featuring Rajpal Yadav and Manoj Joshi, on May 6, 2007. [more]

Meru Foundations Hosts A Series Of Programs In Spring

Meru invites you to the following upcoming events in Spring 2007. A Spiritual Journey to Kailash-Manasarovar, to be held on Saturday, April 28th at the National Heritage Museum in Lexington. Two more events follow. [more]

Maestros In Concert

Pandit Shivkumar Sharma and Zakir Hussain will be performing at the Somerville Theater at Davis Square on Sunday May 6, 2007 at 7:30 pm. [more]

Puspen Dey

Raagmaala invites you to an evening of Indian Classical Music Concert by the brilliant Sarod player Puspen Dey from Calcutta, along with an ace percussionist Nitin Mitta on Tabla. The event is on May 6, 2007 at Rasoi Restaurant in Rhode Island. The concert will be followed by dinner. [more]

Massachusetts: Land Of Appreciation Or Appreciation Of Land?

In recent months there has been much discussion about the real estate market, as real estate is an indispensable part of our lives, whether we own it or not. Massachusetts' house prices have increased by 635% since March, 1980 ...the highest for any state, including CA. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Sandeep Bansal, Shailesh Goregaokar, Nihal Gowravaram, Nagaraj Katti, Samir Mehta and Muneeba Syed. Here is one puzzle for kids and one for adults. [more]

Music Review - Traffic Signal

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
The music of the film is by Shamir Tandon predominantly and is a pretty diverse selection of musical styles ranging from Ghazals to Blues/Pop to Marathi tamasha. [more]

Money Matters

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

Laugh A While - Travel Time Jokes

Look, guide, here are some LION tracks."
"Good. You see where they go and I'll find out where they came from."

Recipes - G Is For Garam Masala

According to Hobson-Jobson, the quirky Anglo-Indian dictionary, masala means 'materials, ingredients . . . or things . . . conducive to good.' Masala most commonly refers to a mix of spices, and garam means warm or hot in Hindi. [more]

Cricket Corner - Howzzat

The BCCI's Working Committee, that met in Mumbai on April 7, decided that Tendulkar and Yuvraj had breached the board's Code of Conduct. The notices to both players with a seven-day deadline were sent on April 9. [more]

Picture Of The Fortnight

Can you guess what this object is? [more]

Thought For The Day

(This article is sponsored by epuja)
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."
Mahatma Gandhi.

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Event Update
Friday - 04/20/07
Yoga Conference: Moving Beyond Body
Jagrata - Jai Mata Di
Choice Meal Program For Older Adults in Indian Community
Bullshit: Vandana Shiva in Action
Shri T.M. Krishna - Symposium and Lecture Demonstration
South Asia Without Borders: Musical Subjects Across and Beyond the Atlantic
Saturday - 04/21/07
IAGB Visa Camp
Bollywood Talent
Kirtan Retreat
SQL Server training
Yogic Suksham Vyayam
Shree Satya Narayana Maha Puja
Sunday - 04/22/07
Free MATH/SAT Consulting
Tamil Movie - Cheran
T. M. Krishna - Carnatic Vocal / MITHAS
First Anniversary Celebrations / GOPIO-CT Chapter
Yoga for Your Nose: Breathe Better!
Monday - 04/23/07
Summer Enrichment Camps
Tuesday - 04/24/07
Depicting The Diaspora: An Author Panel
Wednesday - 04/25/07
Bullshit: Vandana Shiva in Action
Thursday - 04/26/07
Mitali Perkins at the Reading Public Library
NetSAP: Creating Wealth Through Real Estate
Dance Like A Man / Play
Aparna Sindhoor & Dancers
Friday - 04/27/07
Baisakhi Bhangra Dhol 2007 / UIA
Dance Like A Man / Play
Bhangra Dhol Dhamaka II
Saturday - 04/28/07
Echoes / Triveni School of Dance
Math Foundations Contest
Live Indian Music - Bollywood songs and More
Global Peace Festival
Free SAP Training (Rescheduled for May 12)
Asian American Women In Leadership
A Spiritual Journey to Kailash- Manasarovar
Raaga Spirit / A North Indian Classical Music Festival
Bullshit: Vandana Shiva in Action
SQL Server Training
Dance Like A Man / Play
Kadhala Kadhala - Drama / NETS
Sunday - 04/29/07
Free MATH/SAT Consulting
Vinayak Torvi - Hindustani Khyal / MITHAS
Monday - 04/30/07
Summer Enrichment Camps
Thursday - 5/3/07
Art of Living - Part I Course / Quincy
Friday - 5/4/07
Tuck India Conference
Yoga for Your Nose: Breathe Better!
Shirdi Sai Satsang Program / NESSP
Saturday - 5/5/07
Vivekanand - Musical Play by Shekhar Sen (KABEER fame)
Maharashtra Din / NEMM
Shloka spardhaa
Basava Jayanthi Celebration
Basava Jayanthi Celebration
SQL Server Training
Ek Shaam Talat Mahmood Ke Naam
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