Event Update
Friday - 10/17/08
Barnam Brothers - Duet on Drums
Movie: Karz
Saturday - 10/18/08
Krishna Bhakti Mala
Shubha Mudgal, khyal.
Vishwa Samskrita Dinam Celebrations
Movie: Karz
Sunday - 10/19/08
Free SAT/PSAT Assessments
Falguni Pathak - Dandiya Dhoom 2008
2008 Presidential Election / IAFPE
World Peace Meditation
Festival season celebration
Movie: Karz
Monday - 10/20/08
Yoga Practice based upon Baba Ramdev
Wednesday - 10/22/08
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Inner Engineering Yoga Program and Free Introductory Talk
Kissing Cousins
Thursday - 10/23/08
Talk and Seminar Series: Two-part Workshop: From fear to freedom - Part II.
Friday - 10/24/08
Minuteman Senior Services Eating Together Luncheon
Pandit Jasraj / MITHAS
Saturday - 10/25/08
Walk For Literacy
Sharon Diwali function
Fall Foliage Bike Ride to benefit AIF
Sunday - 10/26/08
Diwali- Gurjar
Free SAT/PSAT Assessments
Tuesday - 10/28/08
Open House--Meadowbrook School
Friday - 10/31/08
Art of Living - Part I Course / Boston
Saturday - 11/1/08
Diwali- NEMM
The Dhananjayans - Bhakthi Maargam
Konkani Diwali Celebration 2008.
IAMV Exciting Diwali 2008
Pragnya - A Carnatic Music Quiz
Diwali Dhoom 2008
Sunday - 11/2/08
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Friday - 11/7/08
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Saturday - 11/8/08
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Lokvani Talks To Balasuryans And Kannans

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Some might say it takes a village to make a family. In the case of the Balasuryans and the Kannans who live as a joint family in Lexington, MA all it took was a commitment and adherence to what constitutes a family - a home filled with love, compassion, values, service to community along with the ups and downs of daily life. [more]

In Conversation With Madurai R. Muralidharan

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)
Yar Adinar, Simhavahini and other fabulous items treasured by Bharatanatyam dancer owes its creation to this maestro who was bold enough at a very young age to compose new items. He talked to Lokvani about his work and the online degree course in Bharatanatyam. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Katrina's popularity is growing larger and larger by the day. Not only is she topping all the opinion polls and popularity charts, she's also being offered whopping amounts of money for endorsements, films ... [more]

Four People Win MITHAS Raffle

(This article is sponsored by Maharishi Academy of Total Knowledge)
Congratulations to Mishra, Madan, Kulkarni and Saluja for winning the MITHAS raffle. Tickets for the concert of the year by Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj on Oct. 24 are going fast. Get your tickets quickly to avoid disappointment. Also check out the review of the fabulous concert by Sanjay Subramanium. [more]

South Asian Art - In Memory Of Prashant H. Fadia

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
Bringing Gods To Your Altar - Raja Ravi Verma
As we worship at our altars, in addition to the Gods we must thank the artistry of Raja Ravi Verma who helped create the beautiful images of Goddess Lakshmi and Saraswathy. His fine artistry got exposure in the West when he won the first prize in Vienna Art Exhibition in 1873.

Krishna Bhakti Mala

Ten dancers tell the story of Lord Krishna through beautiful poetry , Bharatanatyam and contemporary dance. All proceeds help CRY. Tickets. [more]

Dhananjayans: Bhakthi Maargam

The legendary dancers, Shanta and Dhananjayan present "Bhakthi Maargam" on November 1st 2008 at 5:30PM in Littleton High School Auditorium. It is a show that should not be missed! All proceeds to benefit Manitha Neyam. Tickets. [more]

5th Annual Boston Bhangra Competition

If you like Bhangra, Boston is the place to be where Boston Bhangra, Inc is hosting their 5th Annual Bhangra Competition on Saturday, November 15th. [more]

Falguni Pathak To Perform In Boston

Falguni Pathak, the most popular singers specializing in the music of the Navratri festival, will be performing in this area for the first time this weekend at the Tsongas Arena, Lowell, MA on October 19th at 5:00 pm. Tickets. [more]

IAFPE - Honoring Life Members

IAFPE is hosting a presidential election panel discussion on Immigration, Health care and Economic issues in Burlington, MA on October 19th. Come and meet our New Consul General of India, NY - Honorable Prabhu Dayal. Tickets. [more]

Akshaya Patra Raises $750,000 At Annual Benefit Gala

Akshaya Patra raised $750,000 that will help provide mid day meals to underprivileged school children in India. The pledges made during the evening were matched dollar for dollar by Jaishree and Desh Deshpande and two dollars for every dollar pledged by Sudha and Narayana Murthy. [more]

Indian Americans Of Lexington Celebrate Diwali With Community Spirit

IAL, the Indian Americans of Lexington, celebrated Diwali at Grace Chapel, Lexington with fun and gaeity. More than 350 people in the town participated that included a great cultural program, plenty of instant fun and delicious food. [more]

Attacks On Christians In India

An Interreligious Prayer Service to remember the victims of the recent religious violence will be held in Boston Commons on 19th October at 2.00 pm. [more]

Meditate With Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Those who have experienced the unconditional love in Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's presence know the grace that He brings into people's lives. Come and meditate with Him in Boston on October 22nd. [more]

Fall Foliage Bike Ride To Benefit AIF

The American India Foundation Fall Foliage Bike Ride is a fun, 25-mile 'at-your-own-pace' tour along a fall foliage route in and around Concord, MA on Saturday October 25th. Rain date for the ride is October 26, 2008. [more]

Chinmaya Mission To Celebrate Diwali 2008

Chinmaya Mission Boston cordially invite you to attend the annual Diwali banquet on Sunday Nov 2nd at 5:30 pm. It promises to be a gala evening featuring superb Indian cuisine. [more]

Leader Bank Named To Inc. Magazine's 2008 Fastest Growing Companies

Inc. Magazine recently included Leader Bank, N.A. in its annual ranking of the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in the country and the top 100 businesses in Massachusetts. [more]

Arangetram: Janhavee Deshpande

Kudos to both Janhavee and Smt. Sridevi Thirumalai for presenting an evening of pure enchantment and ananda for all of us in the audience. [more]

Sustainability: It's The Responsible Thing To Do

Economic sustainability. If passed, ballot question 1 this year would roll back state government spending to the same level it was in 1999. It will force the state government to fund essential services such as public safety and education while cutting the waste and making our state viable in the long run. [more]

Karva Chauth

Contrary to popular belief, the fast of Karva Chauth is not restricted only to married women. Married men should observe the fast too! [more]

Dealing With Fear

Observe the fear. When fear comes, what happens? You see, every emotion in the mind creates a corresponding sensation in the body. When you observe sensations, emotions are transformed as sensations in the body and then they disappear. The sensations are released and the mind becomes clear. [more]

A Memorable Mumbai Summer Experience

Shakti Nochur describes her experience in India with Vidya, an organization dedicated to the education of underprivileged women and children. [more]

Government According To Natural Law

"All the problems that you see in life, both national and international, can be prevented if the depth of knowledge of how Nature works is lively. Conflicts will be avoided before they happen, which will reduce suffering." - Dr. Robert Stowe. [more]

Weekend Entertainment

Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the events during this upcoming fortnight including Krishna Bhakti Mala, Falguni Pathak Dandiya Dhoom 2008, IAFPE Presidential Election Panel Discussion, Pandit Jasraj Concert and The Dhananjayans. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Sowmya Varada, who was the winner of the last set of puzzles. Here is one easy puzzle for students and one for adults. [more]

Music Review - Dostana

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
When you hear the name Karan Johar, you automatically expect great music. Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Kaal, Kal Ho Na Ho, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai have set the expectations high and Vishal-Shekhar have a high bar to set in Dostana. [more]

Cartoon: 'Das'hera Special

Don't you have any Dashera specials like..
"Buy One Get Nine Free".

Recipes - Diwali Sweets

Mithai, a word that conjures up sweetened pleasures. Happy Diwali! [more]

Jokes: Humor In Uniform

Postal Clerk: Madam, you,ve put too much postage on this letter.
Old Lady: Oh, mercy! I hope it won't go too far.

Picture Of The Fortnight

The Vietnamese have a saying, "Growing in the mud, yet not smelling of the mire. [more]

Thought For The Day

When the student is ready, the master appears. ~Buddhist Proverb. [more]

Obituary - Mrs. Catherine Merriam Galbraith

Mrs. Galbraith, a dear friend of India and the wife of the former Ambassador to India, John Kenneth Galbraith died on Wednesday Oct. 14, 2008 at the Mount Auburn hospital in Cambridge, MA. [more]

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