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Our Voice And Yours

Time 100 list of most powerful people includes Sonia Gandhi & Indra Nooyi. [more]

Lokvani Talks To Bharat (Brad) Talwar

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
Bharat (Brad) Talwar is the CEO of TalentBurst Inc, a company that provides information technology consulting and regulatory compliance services. The company is amongst the fastest growing companies in the industry ranked by Inc 5000 at 649. Talwar talked to Lokvani about the company and the success they achieved despite having suffered from a lawsuit in the early days. [more]

In Conversation With Subramanian Swamy

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)
"I would urge NRIs to convince the Acharyas who come to speak to you to find a way to campaign for the abolition of the caste system," says Harvard economics professor and politician, Swamy who is determined to catalyze the movement to usher a Hindu renaissance. He talked to Lokvani about his work and his new book 'Hindus Under Siege'. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Aishwarya Rai says she is enjoying married life: an expression that clearly showed on her face as she accompanied her husband Abhishek Bachchan at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto. [more]

Arabian Nights Meets Ramayana

(This article is sponsored by Copper Pages)
Maya Ravan, a dance drama presentation by the talented actress Shobana, blended popular with classical to tell Ashok Banker's version of the Ramayana. The presentation was very entertaining with Shobana looking like a beautiful Gene from the Arabian Nights as she portrayed the character of Ravana though the vulgarization of the characters of the Ramayana was out of place. [more]

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

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
"These two ethereal pieces of art evoke emotions befitting the mission of Akshaya Patra - unlimited free food to support education," says Saluni Fadia who has commissioned "Saraswati" and "Children" by artist Kiran Soni specifically to be used at the Akshaya Patra silent auction and fund raising gala event to be held on Oct. 5 in Cambridge. Learn more about the artist and her work. [more]

IDRF's First Volley Ball Tournament A Huge Success

More than 100 players took part in IDRF's first Volley ball tournament to support needy Jammu boys. [more]

NSF National Finals Of The Education Bees 2007

About 26 contestants from the New England area did remarkably well at The Educational Contests that took place in various halls of the world's one of the largest Universities in Ohio, on August 25th and 26th of 2007. [more]

Urban Kutcheri - Where Classical India Meets The Modern Metropolis

Artists A.R Balaskandan, Sonali Skandan, Arun Ramamurthy along with Jonathan Singer and Zach Knight will present an interesting program with classical Bharatanatyam and Carnatic music juxtaposed with contemporary imagery and word. The artists have performed extensively in Chennai, New York, London, LA and DC. [more]

Purushottam Upadhyay And Hansa Dave Live In Boston

For the first time ever in Boston, Bhakta Samaj presents Sugam Sangit Maestro Shri Purushottam Upadhyay & Hansa Dave in a glorious rendering of melody, rhythm and rass garba dance show on September 8th in Tyngsboro, MA. [more]

Investing In India

Many of us often wonder how we can get a higher rate of return on our money, how we can take advantage of the boom in international markets and India or very simply how can I invest my money and make more? Here is your chance to find out how on Saturday September 8th in Chelmsford, MA. [more]

Sri MahaRudra Yegnam

Ever visited the huge and beautifully endowed Swaminarayan Mandir ISSO at Lowell, or have ever been a part of a great Vedic ritual held over 3 days involving the chanting of the great ancient Vedic hymn, Rudram for more than 1331 times with participation by more than 25 Hindu priests, 75+ Rithwiks (Vedic scholars) and an estimated 5000 devotees from all over the USA? You can do both at this September's Maha Rudra Yegnam being organized by the Kanchi Kamakoti Seva Foundation of Virginia, at the Swaminarayan Mandir ISSO in Lowell, MA. Come! Be spiritually overwhelmed!! [more]

Ameek Ashok Ponda Receives Two Prestigious Designations

Ameek Ashok Ponda, a partner and co-director in Sullivan & Worcester LLP's tax department, recently received two prestigious designations. Ponda was elected to membership in the American Law Institute and selected as one of the Boston Business Journal's "40 Under 40" for 2007. [more]

Boston Telugu Community Host Speaker Of AP Legislative Assembly

Boston NRI Telugu community recently gathered at the City Center building at Depot Square in Lexington to meet and greet AP Legislative speaker, KR Suresh Reddy. [more]

Dadi Janki Becomes Brahma Kumaris Chief

After the passing away of Rajyogini Dadi Dr. Prakashmani who remained Chief of Brahma Kumaris for last four decades, Rajyogini Dadi Janki, the Additional Chief has taken over as its Global Head. [more]

Onam & Independence Day Celebrated At Kerala Center

Over 300 people from the New York region filled the auditorium at the The Indian-American Kerala Cultural & Civic Center, Elmont New York on Saturday, August 25, 2007 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of India's Independence Day and Onam, the harvest festival of Malayalees across the globe. [more]

Money Talks

Young adults in their twenties and early thirties - so-called "post boomers" or "Generation Xersâ"€face a variety of challenges in their quest for financial security. If you are a Generation Xer, here are five financial tips to help you manage your money and plan for your future. [more]

My Arangetram Experience - Mamtha Raj

The arangetram experience involves perseverance, diligence, and focus exhibited from the dancer and support given from her audience. It teaches a great deal about the Indian heritage and culture, the different musical thalams, and the price of hard work. [more]

Weekend Entertainment

Catch up and purchase tickets for the events in this upcoming fortnight including Investing in India, IIT Bombay Golden Jubilee Launch, Karaikudi Mani mridangam, Sugam Sangit Purushottam Upadhyay, Veena Sahasrabudhe hindustani vocal, and Ainkaran and Anitha Krishna musical concerts. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Aseem Chandawarkar, who was the winner of the last set of puzzles. Here is one easy puzzle for kids and one for adults. [more]

Music Review - My Friend Ganesha

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
An album dedicated to the Lord Ganesha is featured in the music review, to coincide with the Vinayak Chaturthi Festival. [more]

Book Review - King Of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan

Author Anupama Chopra spent more than three years interviewing more than 90 people - including Shahrukh Khan himself that led finally to this book. For all SRK fans and lovers of Bollywood, a must read. [more]

Recipes - P Is For Peanuts

Remember the jingle "eating peanuts, eatings peanuts, just now", Well! what is stopping you. Nothing tastes like the hot fresh just cooked peanuts as a terrific snack. [more]

Laugh A While

Why does your geography exam have a big zero over it.
It's not a zero, the teacher ran out of stars, so she gave me a moon instead!

Cartoon - Good Reason To Move Back

Another good reason to move back to India... No restrictions on alcohol consumption for foreign investors! [more]

Picture Of The Fortnight

An Alaskan wonder! [more]

Thought For The Day

(This article is sponsored by epuja)
September 5th is Teachers Day in India in honor of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. [more]

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Event Update
Friday - 09/7/07
Investing in India
Janmasthami / ISW
Saturday - 09/8/07
Guru Kaaraikudi R Mani: Laya Abhinaya & Thoughts
Yoga for Your Nose
Udavum Karangal Presents Theanisai Mazhai
Janmashtami Utsav at BAPS
Sugam Sangit Maestro Shri Purushottam Upadhyay & Hansa Dave
Sunday - 09/9/07
Free Math / Science / MCAS / SAT Consulting
Friday - 09/14/07
MITHAS - Veena Sahasrabudhe, Hindustani (khyal) Vocal
Jagrata - Jai Mata Di
Saturday - 09/15/07
Ganapati / NEMM
AIF Fall Benefit Gala
Odissi Sandhya: An Evening of Odissi Dance by Sonali Mishra
Sunday - 09/16/07
Free Math / Science / MCAS / SAT Consulting
Veena Sahasrabuddhe - Hindustani Vocal
United India Association General Body Annual Election
Wednesday - 09/19/07
IIT Bombay Golden Jubilee Boston Area Kick-off Event
Thursday - 09/20/07
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero - A Shyam Benegal Film / MFA
Friday - 09/21/07
MahaRudra Yegnam
Bala Vidya Mandir / NEHTI
Choice Meal Program For Older Adults in Indian Community
Saturday - 09/22/07
Pranayama, Relaxation and OM Meditation at SVC
Sangeet Bhari Shaam / Saptaswar
MahaRudra Yegnam
Urban Kutcheri - Where Classical India Meets The Modern Metropolis
Sunday - 09/23/07
Bharath Mohanlal Show 2007
Free Math / Science / MCAS / SAT Consulting
Bharat Mohanlal Show 2007
Breathe Better! Yoga for Your Sinuses
MahaRudra Yegnam
IYG Walks for Cancer / ISW
Friday - 09/28/07
MITHAS: Bombay Jayashri, Carnatic Vocal
Bala Vidya Mandir / NEHTI
Saturday - 09/29/07
Food for life: A Walk for the Children / Akshya Patra
Saheli 5K Walk for Non-Violence
Sunday - 09/30/07
Free Math / Science / MCAS / SAT Consulting
Friday - 10/5/07
Akshaya Patra - Launch Gala & Fund Raiser
Bala Vidya Mandir / NEHTI
Saturday - 10/6/07
Breathe Better! Yoga for Your Nose
Be The Change
East Meets West - Veena, Saxophone Violin Grand Concert
Nirali Fashions exhibition / sale
Sunday - 10/7/07
Free Math / Science / MCAS / SAT Consulting
MITHAS: T.N. Krishnan, Carnatic Vocal
Thursday - 10/11/07
Indigenous Arts Movement
Friday - 10/12/07
Navratri - Graba / Gurjar
Saturday - 10/13/07
Navratri - Graba / Gurjar
Navratri Garba / ISW
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