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Our Voice And Yours

What is the issue that matters to you today? Lokvani invites it readers to voice their view and make a statement. Let us hear your voice... [more]

Lokvani Talks To Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
With many firsts to his credit including the creation of the world's first email systems, building the precursor to Powerpoint, pioneering internet advertising and the ASP model, Shiva Ayyadurai founder of EchoMail, has received a Fulbright scholarship to explore possible interactions between Eastern and Western medical systems. Scientist, educator, inventor, entrepreneur and activist, Ayyadurai spoke to Lokvani about his multidimensional career path. [more]

In Conversation With Shula Reinharz

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)
Tiger by the Tail! features work by three generations of Indian artists who have been active from the 1970's into the first decade of the twenty-first century. Working in a variety of media - painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, video, and installation - the artists explore the cultural specificity around the issues of feminism, gender, sexuality, and the representation of the female. Shula Reinharz, Director of the Women's Studies Research Center (WSRC) at Brandeis University, talks about the event and the issues. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Has Aishwarya proved to be a perfect bahu? What does hubby Abhishek has to say about his wife? [more]

Over 110 New Schools In Tribal Areas

(This article is sponsored by Copper Pages)
Under the leadership of Dr. Anil Chawla, the Saptaswar Interactive Musical Nite helped Ram Nehra, VP New England for Ekal Vidyalaya raise funds for 110 schools thanks in part to the matching funds provided by Dr. Savithri and Prabhu Hingorani. The event featured over 300 participants. [more]

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

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
Sanskar is a Sanskrit word that has several meanings - - including Impressions or Imprints. I believe that we are born with certain imprints, impressions, or sanskars. As we move through life we continue to add impressions to those very early sanskars. Impressions that we collect are layered.- Rani Sarin [more]

Ancient Art In A Modern Package

With a solid grounding in Indian classical music and dance and packaging and presentation technique taken from the Western artistic tradition, Urban Kutcheri was a beautiful blend of Bharatanatyam, Carnatic music, poetry and photography. The dancer, Sonali Skandan is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Shroff of Attleborough, MA. [more]

Saheli Walk Raises Awareness For Non Violence Against Women

The 5k Walk/Run organized by Saheli which originated at Burlington High School on Saturday, September 29, 2007 to raise funds for Domestic Violence Women's issues could not have been conducted on a more glorious sunny and pleasant fall morning. [more]

Please Keep Gandhiji In New England!

A beautiful Gandhi Jayanthi celebration was held at the foot of the Gandhi Statue at the Peace Abbey in Sherbourne, MA. The beautiful Gandhi Statue will be removed from Sherbourne unless they can raise $218,000 to pay the debt off! Your help is desperately needed! [more]

Kiranavali At MITHAS

Kiranavali Vidyasankar accompanied by K.V.S. Vinay on the violin and Mahalingam Santhanakrishnan (Mali) on the mridangam mesmerized the crowd at MITHAS with music adhering to high standards of classicism. T N Krishnan at MIT on Sunday October 7!. [more]

Expatriates In Boston Celebrate Indian T20 World Cup Win

A group of cricket enthusiasts organized a huge car rally, with each car sporting multiple Indian flags, on the streets of Boston's western suburbs to celebrate India's T20 win. [more]

Sri Maharudram - An Exquisite Divine Experience

The 3-day long grand Sri Maharudram, a rare and unique Hindu Vedic ritual, that was organized at the national level for the welfare of all devotees, their families and friends, all humanity and for global peace & prosperity concluded at the beautiful Swaminarayan ISSO temple in Lowell, MA on Sunday, 23rd September, 2007. [more]

Krishna Nrityanjali At Sri Lakshmi Temple

Krishna Nrityanjali, an offering of dances in praise of Lord Krishna, was held at the Sri Lakshmi temple on Sep. 9th as a part of the Gokulashtami celebrations. [more]

TiE-Boston Announces 3rd Annual Business Plan Competition

TiE-Boston launches its Third Annual Business Plan Competition on October 16th with a kick off event at the DoubleTree Guest Suites in Waltham.Students in Grades 9-12 are encouraged to attend. [more]

Ashland Temple Launch Monthly Event For Local Students

Ashland Temple launches a monthly event of performances by local area music and dance teachers. The first event took place on September 28th with group performances by students of Durga Krishnan. [more]

Nitya Devi Yajanam

Participate in this unique and most powerful Suvasini Puja with music, dance and mantras never done in Boston area before on October 6th. [more]

VSEI Presents The Nrithyalaya Dance & Music Troupe

The Nrithyalaya Dance & Music Troupe will showcase an enchanting evening of dance and music of India in Windsor, CT on Oct. 13, 2007. [more]

Gaan Sammelan - A Day Of Hindustani Classical Vocal Music

Learn Quest Academy of Music along with Raganjali School of Music and Sargam Academy of Indian Music Presents a Day of Hindustani Classical Vocal Music (Gaan Sammelan) on Saturday, October 13, 2007 at the MacArthur School, 494 Lincoln Street, Waltham, MA. [more]

Upcoming Navratri Garbas - 2007

With Navratri around the corner, here is a list of all the upcoming Garbas in town starting with the Garba organized by Gurjar this weekend. [more]

Annual AAANE International Mushaira

The Annual Mushaira organised by AAANE on Oct. 20, 2007 in Burlington, MA will feature some of the most well know poets including Zafar Gorkhpuri, Rahat Indori, Zakia Ghazal, Khwamakhwah Hyderabadi, Haneef Afghar, Dr. Shehla Naqvi, Raees Warsi, Kailash Mahir and Sarvar Iqbal. [more]

Incredible India In New York City

The event to celebrate 60 years of India's independence, which got off to a colorful start at the prestigious Lincoln Centre here on Sep 23rd, gave over 2,000 New Yorkers, who attended the event and many more, who were witness to the festivities, a taste of delicious Indian food, a dekko at Indian handicrafts and handlooms, and a glimpse of its rich traditions of folk and classical dance. [more]

A Treasured Experience: Arangetram By Kavitha Vijayasekar

From the moment that the curtain opened and Kavitha emerged in her glimmering costume and enigmatic smile, until the final mangalam, it was a night to remember in Connecticut. [more]

Weekend Entertainment

Catch up and purchase tickets for the events during this upcoming fortnight including Akshaya Patra Gala and Fund Raiser, East Meets West concert, T.N. Krishnan Carnatic Vocal concert, Allyn Miner and Anuradha Pal concert, Dance Drama and Music by Nrithyalaya, Gaan Sammelan and International Mushaira. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Aseem Chandawarkar, R. Dileepan, Shailesh Goregaonkar, Prabhakar Nadkarni and Rohit Malrani, who was the winner of the last set of puzzles. Here is one easy puzzle for kids and one for adults. [more]

Music Review - Om Shanti Om

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
Om Shanti Om! The Internet and the magazines are full of little dekkos of the movie, characterized by retro looks, neon prints, bell-bottoms, long hair and even longer sideburns. I grabbed a CD of the movie featuring SRK in a Dev Anand pose and Deepika in a Jayaprada statuesque freeze-frame. [more]

Recipes S Is For Saffron

The wonderful world of saffron. [more]

Book Review: The Brothers Bulger

'The Brothers Bulger' is one of the best true crime/non-fiction books I have read recently. Fast passed in narrative, the book covers the history of one of the most well-known siblings to dominate the Boston landscape in politics and crime. Carr's narrative is fascinating, spellbinding and packed with crackling wit and was a page turner despite the reason that many of the facts of this story are well-known. [more]

Laugh A While: Airline Humor

"There may be 50 ways to leave your lover, but there are only 4 ways out of this airplane" Only on an American Airline...... [more]

Picture Of The Fortnight

Museum of Glass in Seattle. [more]

Thought For The Day

(This article is sponsored by epuja)
On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanthi on October 2nd, it is time to reflect on some of his sayings. [more]

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Event Update
Friday - 10/5/07
Akshaya Patra - Launch Gala & Fund Raiser
Bala Vidya Mandir / NEHTI
Focus on Wholeness
Navaratri Festival / Wesleyan
Meet and Greet Ela Gandhi - Granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi
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
Nitya Devi Yajanam
Masala Mela/Boston Bhangra
Raas Leela 2007
Navaratri Festival / Wesleyan
Eid & Puja Fair 2007
Complimentary Yoga Session
Crafts & reading for kids in honor of Mahatma Gandhi
Lecture Demonstration on Mridangam
Sunday - 10/7/07
Free Math / Science / MCAS / SATConsulting
MITHAS: T.N. Krishnan, Carnatic Vocal
Hasya Yoga (Laughter Yoga)
IAGB General Body Meeting
Navaratri Festival / Wesleyan
Thursday - 10/11/07
Indigenous Arts Movement
Neena Gulati & the Triveni Ensemble
Friday - 10/12/07
Navratri - Garba / Gurjar
Varshikotsava - One Year Celebration
Jagrata - Jai Mata Di
Navratri Festival with Garba and Dandiya Night / BVIS
Saturday - 10/13/07
Navratri Garba / ISW
The Nrithyalaya Dance & Music Troup
Gaan Sammelan - A Day of Hindustani Classical Vocal Music
Mungaru Male - Screening in Boston
Enhance Your Understanding of the Chakras
Navratri - Garba / Gurjar
Complimentary Yoga Session
Varshikotsava - One Year Celebration
Energy and Cleantech Workshop
Sunday - 10/14/07
Free Math / Science / MCAS / SATConsulting
MITHAS: Allyn Miner (Sitar) and Anuradha Pal (Tabla)
Navaratri Akhand-Japa
First Annual Golf Tournament / CVHTS
Tuesday - 10/16/07
TiE Boston Young Entreprenuers Competition
Don Krishnaswami, Violist
Wednesday - 10/17/07
Moola Nakshatra Homa
Thursday - 10/18/07
IAFPE 25th Anniversary
Friday - 10/19/07
Zubeidaa - A Shyam Benegal Film / MFA
Navratri - Garba / Gurjar
Ustad Shahid Parvez - Sitar Mehfil
Durga Ashtami
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