Billerica Medical
Flawless Dental
Baby Hindustani
Chinmaya Mission
MATH MASTER, K-12 Tutoring Center
Maharishi Academy of Total Knowledge
Peabody Essex Museum
Sounds of India
Darshana Patel, CPA
Dinesh Tanna
Leader Bank/Mortgage
Nila Rakhit
Platinum Insurance
Pradeep K. Audho
Satya Mitra, EA, ATA, CFP
Monique Kornfeld, Esq.
Neil K. Sherring, Esq.
Richard Costa, Esq.
Shivani Shah, Esq.
Tadmor & Tadmor, LLP
Trupti Patel, Esq.
Vakili Karimi, Esq.
Accurate Mortgage
Mortgage Partners
Shrenik K. Shah
Ratan Singhvi
Printing and Graphics Services
Timeless Lens Photography
Video By Roland
Ananth Ram
Asha Shukhla
Dilip & Sara Varghese
Laroia Realty
Swati Mukherji
Vimi Verma
Bollywood Grill
Mysore Veggie
B. D. Nayak, Architect
Darshan Thakkar
Minuteman Group
Moksha Spa
Bashas Rugs
India Palace
Kay Pee Jewelers
Raj Jewelers
Madan Travel
Our Voice And Yours

The Lokvani team would like to thank all our readers, sponsors and our wellwishers on the occasion of Thanksgiving. We are grateful for your sincerity and support in our celebration of the community. The emagazine is now organized in sections consisting of Lead Articles, Performing Arts, Local Happenenings, People and Lifestyle!. [more]

Lokvani Talks To Dr. Sahdev And Carolyn Passey

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
The City of Worcester and the community finds a champion in Dr.Sahdev and Carolyn Passey who have been its residents for more than 30 years. [more]

In Conversation With Colin Gonsalves

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)
Mr. Colin Gonsalves is the founder and executive director of the Human Rights Law Network dedicated to fighting for the rights of the poor. Gonsalves, who is very critical of the views of Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen, spoke to Lokvani about the need to hold government accountable for providing the poor with basic necessities. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will replace Salman-Kareena in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Bajirao Mastani! The storyline of Bajirao Mastani is based on the true story of Bajirao. [more]

Boston Bhangra Competition Rocks Orpheum

(This article is sponsored by Maharishi Academy of Total Knowledge)
Dancing to a houseful audience, Bhangra teams from all over the US competed for title and cash prizes in the Boston Bhangra competition. San Diego, CA won the first place, while the VCU team took second place. MIT came in third. [more]

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

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
Handed down from one generation to the next, the chitta remains an integral part of Oriya cultural and religious life. While, motifs of lotus flowers, elephants, birds like parrots and peacocks, and conch shells are the traditional items, at times, new images can also be seen. [more]

Vidhyarambam Karishyaami

For Vijayadashami, the Natyanjali School of dance offered a pooja-cum dance recital led by the Director, Jeyanthi Ghatraju, at the Chinmaya Maruti on Oct. 21. [more]

A Special Evening With Malladi Brothers And MIT Natya

The YCEP group of the New England Hindu Temple presented a fabulous recital by Malladi Brothers accompanied by Embar Kannan and Neyvelli Narayanan. MIT Natya presented a wonderful opening act with eight students including Mohini Jhangi from MIT performing a short Bharatanatyam margam. [more]

Gaan Sammelan

Hindustani Music lovers were treated to a day devoted to performances in Hindustani Classical Vocal Music. Three residents of New England and three visiting artists from India performed on Saturday,October 13, 2007. [more]

AAANE Presents Sir Syed Mushaira

To celebrate he 190th birth anniversary of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, AAANE organized an International Mushaira on 20th October, 2007 at the Burlington Middle School. The program this year was the best ever witnessed in the New England area with an estimated 450 guests. [more]

TiE Boston Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

TIE-Boston, the premiere entrepreneur organization in New England, is now ten years old. [more]

Free Health Stop By IMANE

September 19, 2007 was a proud day in the history of the Indian Medical Association of New England. On that day, Free Health Stop, at the India Center in Shrewsbury, MA, celebrated its 100th session. [more]

Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival Wraps Up 7th Year

The Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival wrapped up its 2007 Festival. The winners for the eight award categories including Rituparno Ghosh and Konkana Sen Sharma were announced at the Awards Ceremony. [more]

ATASK Holds 14th Annual Silk Road Gala

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence hosts 14th Annual Silk Road Gala raising more than $450,000. [more]

TAGB Deepavali Dhamaka Attracts 1400 People

With over 1400 people in attendance and close to 250 performers, primarily children, participating in a variety of entertainment sketches, the function was a grand celebration of the festival of lights. [more]

IANH Diwali Festival - A Huge Success

The India Association of New Hampshire held its 2007 Diwali Festival on Oct. 27th at the Nashua North High School. More than 650 people attended. [more]

Free College Admissions Seminar

Do not miss this premiere college admission event custom made for South Asian parents and students. The seminar will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, Nov 17, 2007 at the Burlington High School in Burlington, MA. "This seminar helped us chart a course for our daughter's high school years which eventually led to her getting into the school of her choice." [more]

First Annual AIF Boston Gala

The American India Foundation (AIF), the largest diaspora-led philanthropy focused exclusively on India, is holding its First Annual AIF Boston Gala on Dec. 8th, 2007. Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen will be the keynote speaker while Victor Menezes, Co-Chair of AIF and Gururaj & Jaishree Deshpande have accepted to be the Chairs for this evening's event. [more]

Vedic Pandits Come To America To Create Invincibility

Five hundred Vedic Pandits from India are practicing the Transcendental Meditation(C) program and performing daily Vedic recitations in Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa. [more]

News From Connecticut

US House of Representatives passes resolution recognizing Diwali and presents Community Service awards.. [more]

Boston/Metro Boston Real Estate: 2008 And Beyond

Will Boston real estate market crash in 2008? Will the regional and national economy go into a recession in 2008? What is the direction of the real estate market?[more]

Leader Bank Wins Business Of The Year Award

Sushil Tuli accepts the Business of the Year Award presented to Leader Bank by Arlington Chamber of Commerce on November 14, 2007. [more]

Weekend Entertainment

Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the events during this upcoming fortnight including Zakir Hussain & Rahul Sharma, Your Soul's Compass, College Admission Workshop and Upasana. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

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

Music Review - Jab We Met

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
In the big media buzz over Om Shanti Om and Sawaariya one could have easily missed the music of Jab we Met. And what a shame that would be for Pritam has a delivered a fine track featuring many a memorable tunes. [more]

Book Review - India Arriving

Author Rafiq Dossani's new book India Arriving gives us a unique perspective on 'How this economic powerhouse is redefining Global business'. The author will be in Boston on November 14th at the Harvard Business School [more]

Recipes - It Is Turkey Time!

Dry roast the turkey? Watch out for some cooking tips for cooking the turkey the right way. [more]

Laugh A While

Turkeys to cranberries, it is time to laugh! [more]

Photo Of The Fortnight

The Boston Skyline! [more]

Thought For The Day

(This article is sponsored by epuja)
A quote from John F Kennedy. [more]

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Event Update
Friday - 11/16/07
Zakir Hussain and Rahul Sharma
Your Dil Presents...A Masquerade Ball
Jagrata/ Sarvadev Mandir
Tamil Movie - VEL
Saturday - 11/17/07
Diwali / NEMM
Bollywood Music & Fashion Awards
IAMV Diwali 2007
Your Souls Compass: What is Spiritual Guidance
Konkani Diwali Celebration
Sharon Diwali Celebration
Kalaivizha 2007
College Admissions Seminar
Vishwa Samskrita Dinam Celebrations
Grand Diwali Ball 2007
Annual Holiday gala and Formal / NetSAP
Skanda Shasti / CVHTS
Diwali and Eid Dinner
Tamil Movie - VEL
Sunday - 11/18/07
Free Math / Science / MCAS / SAT Consulting
Sham - e - Ghazal
Nav Grah Sathapna / Sarvadev Mandir
Upasana - Odissi Presentation
Saturday - 11/24/07
Devi Kalyanam
Sunday - 11/25/07
Free Math / Science / MCAS / SAT Consulting
Bhagwan Sathya Sai Baba - 82 Brithday Celebration
Wednesday - 11/28/07
Free Health Stop
Friday - 11/30/07
SaReGaMaPa Live Show In New Jersey
Saturday - 12/1/07
Indian Life & Style Model Search
3rd Annual Asian American Convinience Stores Association Convention
Positive Thinking Series - Two-Part Workshop
Foundation Course in Meditation – Weekend Series
Mungaru Male - Screening in Boston
Ragas, Rhythms & Grooves
Sunday - 12/2/07
Free Math / Science / MCAS / SAT Consulting
Foundation Course in Meditation - Weekend Series
Monday - 12/3/07
Foundation Course in Meditation – Weekday Series
Tuesday - 12/4/07
Mantras & Yantras
Wednesday - 12/5/07
Free Health Stop
Foundation Course in Meditation - Weekday Series
Thursday - 12/6/07
For Goodness Sake, Be Happy
Saturday - 12/8/07
Positive Thinking Series - Two-part Workshop
Foundation Course in Meditation - Weekend Series
Sunday - 12/9/07
Free Math / Science / MCAS / SAT Consulting
Wednesday - 12/12/07
Free Health Stop
Thursday - 12/13/07
Thriving with Yoga: Free Classes for People Living with Cancer
Saturday - 12/15/07
Chhandika In cooperation with MITHAS and the MIT Department of Music and Theater Arts Presents "SANGEET - Music / Dance / Rhythm / Drama"
Sunday - 12/16/07
Free Math / Science / MCAS / SAT Consulting
World Peace Meditation
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