Event Update
Friday - 10/31/08
Art of Living - Part I Course / Woburn
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
Tamil Movie - Aegan
Sunday - 11/2/08
Free SAT/PSAT Assessments
Open House--Meadowbrook School
Open House Meditation
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw of Biocon Talks on Her Life Story
Friday - 11/7/08
Minuteman Senior Services Eating Together Luncheon
Saturday - 11/8/08
Diwali 2008 / CVHTS
American India Foundation **Boston Chapter** Presents Bowties And Bangles*
Festival of Diwali: Ancient Indian Festival of Lights / MA
VPS Diwali - Govardhan Puja
Sunday - 11/9/08
Free SAT/PSAT Assessments
"Swaramala" - Grand Carnatic, Hindustani & Fusion Concert
Diwali Mela / Patidar Samaj of NE
Are You Smater Than An NSF kids - quiz
Jalaram Jayanti
Festival of Diwali: Ancient Indian Festival of Lights / NH
Thursday - 11/13/08
Talk and Seminar Series: The Power to be Healthy - Part I
Gundecha Brothers
Friday - 11/14/08
Boston Bhangra Preparty
IITSINE - Talk by Dr. Ashok Khosla
Koodiyattam - Live Performance and Film Screening
Saturday - 11/15/08
Boston Bhangra Competition 2008
15th Annual Silk Road Gala
Boston Bhangra Competition 2008
Boston Bhangra Afterparty
NETS Got Talent - Children
Koodiyattam - Workshop and Demonstration
Sunday - 11/16/08
Free SAT/PSAT Assessments
World Peace Meditation
Diwali Bihar Flood Fundraiser
Diwaali Cultural Program / ISW
Tuesday - 11/18/08
Business Delegation from Gujarat
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Lokvani Readers Celebrate Diwali

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
How do Lokvani readers and community supporters celebrate Diwali? Raj Melville, Chandu and Ishani Shah, Neelam and Anupam Wali, Raj Mundra, Puran and Kamlesh Dang, Sangeeta and Sanjay Saxena and the Phillips Academy students share their celebrations!. We would like to hear from you too! [more]

In Conversation With Dr. Ashok Khosla

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)
CEO of Development Alternatives, Khosla recently received the Order of The British Empire. Winner of the Sasakawa award (considered the Nobel Prize in Environment), Khosla shares his views on innovative approaches to deal with energy crisis, climate change and poverty eradication. Khosla will speak at Bedford, MA on Friday Nov. 14 as part of the IIT SINE Keynote series. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Everyone would feel that with her recent string of hits, Katrina Kaif would feel that she's the luckiest girl in the world. She is actually worried about her next film. [more]

Falguni Rocks Tsongas Arena

(This article is sponsored by Maharishi Academy of Total Knowledge)
Over 3000 men, women and children gathered in the Tsongas Arena, in Lowell, MA on October 19th to dance Garba and Raas to the tunes of the Dandiya Queen, Falguni Pathak. [more]

South Asian Art - In Memory Of Prashant H. Fadia

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
Koodiyattam - Kerala's Ancient Theatrical Art Form
UNESCO recently honored this oldest surviving Sanskrit Theatre tradition of India and has acclaimed it as a "Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity 2000". You can see a presentation on Nov. 14 at PEM.

IHA Keeps Indian Culture Alive

Rekha Surya, accompanied by Nishikant Sonwalkar on Tabla and Ameya Velingker on Harmonium, spellbound the audience by her Kajri, Jhoola, Dadra, and Thumri. [more]

Pandit Jasraj Regales Music Enthusiasts In Greater Boston In A MITHAS Mega Concert

Last Friday evening was MITHAS gala fund-raising concert that featured the senior khyal artist, Pandit Jasraj. Backed by his long-time vocal student, Tripti Mukherjee, tabla players Aditya Banerjee and Nitin Mitta, and harmonium player Madhu Vora, Panditji sang for three and half hours, and kept the full house enthralled. [more]

Dhananjayans: Bhakthi Maargam

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

Shivan Subramaniam Of FM Global To Be Honored At AIF Gala

The Boston Leadership Council of AIF is hosting "Bow Ties and Bangles", a fundraising gala on Saturday, November 8, 2008, at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge. This elegant, black-tie affair will benefit the American India Foundation (AIF), the largest diaspora-led philanthropy focused exclusively on India. [more]

Harvard University Lecture Series

Harvard University; Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies; present Outreach Lecture Fall 2009 on Languages and Literature of India. Starting this fall with Tamil Language and Literature. [more]

Global Indus Technovators Awards (GITA 08) Nominations

The Indian Business Club at MIT invites nominations for its 6th Annual Global Indus Technovators Awards (GITA'08). The nominations target young innovators below 45 years of age and are due by November 15, 2008. [more]

2008 Annual Banquet - Chinmaya Mission Boston

Chinmaya Mission is expanding its current facility in Andover to serve the increasing needs of the community. Here is how you can help. [more]

Saheli Event For Domestic Violence

The Saheli Festival Season Celebration, which involved screening of the movie "Provoked" at Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA on Sunday, October 19, 2008 was conducted in honor of the Domestic Violence Awareness Month. [more]

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Of Biocon Speaks At TiE's "Legends And Leaders" Series

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw of Biocon speaks as part of TiE's "Legends and Leaders" program on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008 at the National Heritage Museum. [more]

IDRF's Second Volley Ball Tournament: A Success

Buoyed by the success of cricket tournaments over the past 8 years and the volleyball tournament last year, IDRF organized its second Volleyball tournament in Burlington, MA. [more]

Sharon's 26th Diwali Function - A Vibrant Celebration!

Indian American Association of Sharon celebrated Diwali with verve and vigor on Sunday, October 26, 2008 at Sharon Middle School. [more]

Karwa Chauth 2008: A House Full Celebration At Satsang Center

Satsang Center was buzzing with vibrant life on a festive autumn afternoon of October 17th 2008, as a house full of ladies enthusiastically came in to celebrate the traditional Karwa Chauth Puja. [more]

Six Indian-Americans From New England Make It In Siemens Competition

Naveen Murali (CT), Nikhil Thorat (MA), Aakash Bhattacharya (CT), Suril Kantaria (CT), Aditya Rajagopalan (CT) and Ankan Dhal (MA) were among the Regional Finalist and Semifinalists for this year's Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology. [more]

Arangetram - Tara Krishnan

September 7th was a special and momentous day for Tara Krishnan, a student of Guru Sunanda Narayanan of Thillai Fine Arts Academy, Newton, MA. [more]

Opinion: When The Servant Becomes The Master

Government employees, including teachers, are not treated as our equals - they are treated far better than those who pay for their services. What do you think?This year we, the taxpayers, have a chance to vote to end the state income tax because of ballot Question 1. [more]

Weekend Entertainment

Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the events during this upcoming fortnight including The Dhananjayans, Swaramala, Gundecha Brthers, Ashok Khosla and Koodiyattam. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Aseem Chandawarkar, Prabhakar Nadkarni and 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: Ek Vivaah Aisa Bhi

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
Certainly one of the best albums of this year and an extremely gratifying listening experience! Ravindra Jain and Rajshri Productions once again prove that pure melody and clean lyrics are still welcome. [more]

Film Review - The Other End Of The Line

Playful and downright funny, the movie wills you to suspend disbelief, while raising thoughtful issues about globalization and cultural differences. A delightful cross country romp from Mumbai to San Francisco. [more]

Cartoon: Halloween

It's so scary!....
What you expect in Halloween?

Recipes: Pumpkin Special

What does one do with all the leftover pumpkins after Halloween? Cook them of course! [more]

Jokes - It Is Election Time

"Sarah Palin and John McCain make a good pair. She's pro-life and he's clinging to life." - Jay Leno. [more]

Photo Of The Fortnight

Halloween and Pumpkins! [more]

Thought For The Day

"Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate." - John F. Kennedy. [more]

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