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Our Voice And Yours

Happy Raksha Bandhan to all our readers!

The Olympics are round the corner and an Indian American to watch is Raj Bhavsar who made it to the Olympics Men's Gymnastics team USA.

Meet Our Sponsor - Realtor: Raminder Bhatia

Lead Features, Local Happenings, People, Contributions and Lifestyle.

Lokvani Talks To Ruhi Khanna

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
"Our dentists and staff are all superbly trained and, equally importantly, embody a wide range of life-experiences that I think allows us to relate to our patients on a personal level," says Dr. Ruhi S. Khanna who practises at Flawless Dental. [more]

In Conversation With Pandits

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)
Director of the film Sheen, Ashoke Pandit and his wife singer Neeraja Pandit have worked hard to give a voice to the struggle of the displaced Hindus of Kashmir. They spoke to Lokvani about their work. Watch Ashoke's film "And the world remained silent". [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Do you remember the Aishwarya look alike. Her very first film Lucky opposite Salman in Lucky proved to be unlucky for the actress. Watch the trailers of 'Ugly Aur Pagli' and 'Singh is Kinng'. [more]

New England Teams Winners At FOGANA

(This article is sponsored by Maharishi Academy of Total Knowledge)
Gurjar of New England, Patidar Samaj of New England and Aangikam Dance Academy took top honors at the national Gujarathi folk dance competition held in Lowell, MA. [more]

South Asian Art - In Memory Of Prashant H. Fadia

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
Five Principles for an Agile Art Experience! [more]

17th Annual NETIP'08 Boston Conference

Come and be part of the network of 850+ professionals at the 'Explore. Dream. Discover' 17th Annual NETIP '08 Boston Conference at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel over the Labor Day weekend from August 29 - 31, 2008. [more]

"Mavericks" Beat Top-seeded Teams To Win IDRF Cricket Championship

The Mavericks from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell (UML) beat Waltham Transformers to win the 8th Annual IDRF 'Cricket for a Cause' tournament, and in the process help raise $10,000. [more]

Strotranjali 2008 At Sri Lakshmi Temple: Two Observations

"I started late at the age of 63, and feel so happy that I took up the study of Sanskrit language. My Guru's and God's grace enabled me to receive this" - Mrs. Mira Mehta. [more]

Change For India's Forgotten Children Is Possible - With The Right(s) Approach

"Sustainable change is possible only if underprivileged communities are actively engaged in seeking solutions collectively and issues are addressed holistically from a social justice perspective" - Shefali Sunderlal. [more]

Hindusthani Classical Concert By Pandit Girish Chatterjee

Under the auspicious of Sarva Dev Mandir, Pandit Girish Chatterjee will present a Hindusthani Classical Concert in Oxford, MA on August 8th. [more]

Akshaya Patra Foundation Annual Gala

Narayan Murthy, Chairman of Infosys, will be the keynote speaker at the Akshaya Patra Foundation Annual Gala at the Waltham Westin on September 21, 2008. [more]

ISW And IAGB To Celebrate Independence Day

Over fifteen thousand people are expected to attend the celebration of India's independence organized by ISW (August 10) and IAGB (August 17). The central attractions are cultural programs showcasing the various talented music and dance groups in the area. There will also be food stalls, vendors and community information booths at the venues. [more]

2008 Woman Of The Year

Krishna Patel, an Assistant United States Attorney in Bridgeport, Connecticut and coordinator of Federal Project Safe Neighborhood, was named the 2008 Woman of the Year for her exemplary work prosecuting sex crimes against children. [more]

Palak Shah And Saman Salim Participate In The Commonwealth Seminar

Palak Shah, an Indian-American student at the Kennedy School who helped create an AIDS education program in India, and Saman Salim, a UMASS student involved in the Muslim community, were among the approximately 40 diverse college and graduate students interested in public service who were accepted to be part of The 2008 Commonwealth Seminar program. [more]

Scholarship Programme For Diaspora Children - 2009

The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs' Scholarship Program for Diaspora Children (SPDC) assists Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) in pursuing under graduate courses in several disciplines in India. [more]

Maharishi Effect Research Assessment Of Causality

Causality, time series analysis and replication show that the TM and TM-Sidhi program is responsible for observed reductions in crime rate! [more]

Tapan Parikh - Technology Review's Humanitarian Of The Year 2007

By harnessing technology to make things simpler, Tapan has provided platforms that make the daily grind of field workers in rural parts of the world a lot easier. [more]

Historical Basis Of Ramayana

Rama's memory lives on because of his extraordinary life and his reign, which was obviously a period of great peace and prosperity, making Ramarajya a reference point. People only remember the very good or the very bad. Leftist historians have chosen to rubbish archaeology, literature and local tradition. [more]

Opinion: Recent Terrorist Attacks In India & Their Relevance To America

A few days ago, a series of bombs exploded in Bangalore and the next day in Ahmadabad with a large number of casualties. Predictably, the Indian Government condemned the terrorists and promised firm action. A look at this from three angles: What do the terrorists hope to achieve?, The Strategic Will of the Indian Government, and the Relevance to America. [more]

Raksha Bandhan - The Bond Of Affection

Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on the full-moon day in the month of Sravana. The festival of Raksha Bandhan symbolizes love, affection and the feeling of brotherhood. [more]

Weekend Entertainment

Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the events during this upcoming fortnight including Vivekananda Family Camp, Pandit Girish Chatterjee, Mathru Devo Bhava, Nayaki-The Poetic Journey, Krishna Bhakti Mala, The Dhananjayans and Anish Kapoor Exhibition. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Aseem Chandawarkar, Sitaram Chandawarkar, Manish Goregaokar, Shailesh Goregaonkar, Dattatraya Joshi and Prabhakar Nadkarni, who were winners of the last set of puzzles. Here is one easy puzzle for students and one for adults. [more]

Book Review: An Indian In Cowboy Country

From bride-hunting to job search, Pradeep Anand's book chronicles tales from immigrant life which may take many down the memory lane. [more]

Music Review: Hijack

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
Newcomers Justin-Uday present a few decent tracks in Hijack. [more]

Cartoon: Garbage Man

Samosa and the Garbage Man! [more]

Recipes - For Raksha Bandhan

The bond between brother and sister tied with some good sweets and desserts. [more]

Jokes - Laugh A While

Summer time jokes. [more]

Shopping And Deals

We have a selection of products you may need at school: laptops, bags, etc. Take a look. [more]

Picture Of The Fortnight

Is it a real person or what! [more]

Thought For The Day

"In India I found a race of mortals living upon the Earth, but not adhering to it. Inhabiting cities, but not being fixed to them, possessing everything but possessed by nothing" - Apollonius Tyanaeus, Greek Thinker and Traveller 1st Century AD. [more]

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Friday - 08/8/08
Indie Fest USA 2008
Pandit Girish Chatterjee - Hindustani Classical
Saturday - 08/9/08
"Indian Ocean" Concert 2008
IANH 2008 Annual Picnic And General Body Meeting & Elections
Miracle Nite
Concentration: Clearing a path to Meditation
Sunday - 08/10/08
2008 Vivekanand Family Camp
20th Annual India Day Festival / ISW
Free SAT/PSAT Assessments
Meditation Sampler: Tips for Beginners
Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi) Satsang Gathering
Monday - 08/11/08
ATFS Summer Enrichment
Tuesday - 08/12/08
Art of Living - Part I Course / Chelmsford
Art of Living - Part I Course / Newton
Thursday - 08/14/08
Talk and Seminar Series: Self Discovery
Pathways Yoga Systems at the Burlington Public Library.
Friday - 08/15/08
Jagrata - Jai Mata Di
Boston Bhangra Nites!
Varalakshmi Pooja / CVHTS
Saturday - 08/16/08
Childrens workshop by Boston Thamil Association
Miracle Nite
Sunday - 08/17/08
India Day 2008 / IAGB
World Peace Meditation
Free SAT/PSAT Assessments
Mathru Devo Bhava
Monday - 08/18/08
ATFS Summer Enrichment
Thursday - 08/21/08
Talk and Seminar Series: Inner and Outer Leadership
Friday - 08/22/08
Balaadur Movie in Boston on Aug 22 & 23
Saturday - 08/23/08
Satsang BalaGokulam Picnic
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Sunday - 08/24/08
Positive Thinking
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Friday - 08/29/08
17th Annual NetIP 2008 Conference
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Sunday - 08/31/08
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Saturday - 9/6/08
Ganapati Festival - NEMM
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