Event Update
Friday - 11/14/08
Boston Bhangra Preparty
IITSINE - Talk by Dr. Ashok Khosla
Koodiyattam - Live Performance and Film Screening
Sri Guru Nanak Prakash Utsav
Most Expected Tamil Movie - "Varanam Aayiram"
Saturday - 11/15/08
15th Annual Silk Road Gala
Boston Bhangra Competition 2008
Boston Bhangra Afterparty
NETS Got Talent - Children
Koodiyattam - Workshop and Demonstration
Tamil Movie Varanam Aayiram
Sunday - 11/16/08
Free SAT/PSAT Assessments
World Peace Meditation
Diwali Bihar Flood Fundraiser
Diwaali Cultural Program / ISW
Democracy for All Nations
Tamil Movie Varanam Aayiram
Monday - 11/17/08
Tamil Movie Varanam Aayiram
Tuesday - 11/18/08
Business Delegation from Gujarat
Tamil Movie Varanam Aayiram
Thursday - 11/20/08
Talk and Seminar Series: The Power to be Healthy - Part II.
Autumn Party for Senior Citizens
Saturday - 11/22/08
Mirabai-the musical
Indo-jazz group Natraj Quartet concert in Westford
Meditation Workshop
Inaam - BU Cultural Show
Ekal Sangeet Sandhya
Sunday - 11/23/08
Free SAT/PSAT Assessments
Rhythm 2008 - Indian Fusion Dance Competition
Sunday - 11/30/08
Free SAT/PSAT Assessments
6-Days Yoga Program - Baba Ramdev
Saturday - 12/6/08
Bhopal Mela
Sunday - 12/7/08
Free SAT/PSAT Assessments
Saturday - 12/13/08
Indian Gospel Melodies Boston
Sunday - 12/14/08
Free SAT/PSAT Assessments
Friday - 12/19/08
Minuteman Senior Services Eating Together Luncheon
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Lokvani Talks To Nila Rakhit

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At a time known for mortgage meltdown, bank failures, investment losses and natural disasters, believe it or not, a likely source of some relief may come from the U.S. Treasury itself. Lokvani talks to Nila Rakhit, a tax specialist for a comprehensive look at what it all means. [more]

In Conversation With Nandini And Rajeev Minocha

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"We saw the signs of the weakening US economy and the economic boom in India. The shortage of talent, particularly at the senior level led us to believe that there could be a market for exporting talent from the US (and other countries) to India," say Nandini and Rajeev Minocha who founded US2Indiajobs. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
The buzz is on that Amirta Arora is going to get married soon and her best friend Kareena is going to be bridesmaid. [more]

Bostonians Open Their Hearts & Pockets At AIF Gala

(This article is sponsored by Maharishi Academy of Total Knowledge)
It was an evening to remember! The Boston glitterati turned up in colorful sarees and elegant cummerbunds, ready for good food, great company and awesome entertainment, all for a good cause. 'Bowties & Bangles,' AIF's second Annual Benefit Gala was held in Boston on November 8 2008, with the objective of raising funds for charitable causes in India. [more]

South Asian Art - In Memory Of Prashant H. Fadia

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
Classic, Contemporary, Creative, Confounding
Is the classic presentation contemporary? Is it creative? Is the contemporary confounding? Does the contemporary need to leave tradition alone or embrace it? Does it have to be offensive to traditions to appeal? If the art does not appeal is it the fault of the artist or the viewer?

Swaramala - Twenty Eight Musical Stars Shine

In a spectacular effort by the YCEP committee at the Sri Lakshmi Temple, Swaramala succeeded in bringing together 28 musicians who play and sing a variety of instruments in a variety of styles. From Vainika Durga Krishnan to saxophonist Phil Scarf, the musicians joined to not only produce great music but also to raise funds for the expansion of the temple. [more]

Indian Ocean Concert Rocks Kresge

Over 700 people rocked to the music of Indian Ocean which raising funds to support many of the worthy projects undertaken by Association for India's Development. [more]

Bhakti Margam - A Delectable Rasanubhava

The presentation of Bhakti Margam by the legendary dancers Dhananjayans accompanied by their senior disciples New England's own Sangeetha Vijayasarathy and Padmarani Rasiah was nothing short of magical. The dance was enhanced by amazing music of Babu Parameswaran and his orchestra. [more]

Mridangam Annual Day - Students Of Pravin Sitaram

On Saturday, October 18, 2008 the students of Dr. Pravin Sitaram, a noted mridangam teacher in the Western suburbs of Boston, performed for their friends and family at St. Matthew's Church in Acton, MA. [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]

Chinmaya Mission Raises $600K And Celebrates Diwali 2008

With the help of the community, Chinmaya Mission Boston raised over $600,000 at its Annual Diwali Grand Banquet on November 2, 2008 towards the building expansion project. Gopala Dwarakanath and Desh Deshpande led the initiative and thanked everyone present for their support. [more]

TAGB Celebrates Depavali Velugulu 2008

TAGB celebrated Deepavali Velugulu with Greater Boston Telugu Community at Littleton High School on Saturday, November 08. It turned out to be a Spectacular evening bringing the spirit of Deepavali with over 1000 people who witnessed an excellent cultural program presented by more than 200 local talent performers. [more]

Gani Pola Opens Chains Of Stores In NH

Mr. Srinivas V. Polavarapu (popularly known as Gani Pola) is the owner of seven small businesses spread over several Simon Malls in New Hampshire. [more]

Brahmakumaris Celebrate Diwali

True to the mission of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization, the program offered music, skits, laughter and dance as a backdrop for its delivery of a unique and powerful spiritual interpretation of the meaning of Diwali as The B.K. Learning Center for Peace glittered with a thousand lights. [more]

Fourth Annual AACSA Convention

The Asian American Convenience Stores Association invites you to their Fourth Annual Convention to be held on November 22, 2008 in Tampa, Florida. The event includes invited talks by dignitaries, beauty pageant, and information packed sessions to improve your bottom line while complying with various regulations. [more]

IITSINE: An Evening With Dr. Ashok Khosla

IITSINE invites you to an evening with Dr. Ashok Khosla, President of the prestigious International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) on Friday November 14. Please register on-line. No tickets will be sold at the gate! [more]

Rangapravesha: Shachi Risbud

It was the evening of September 27th 2008. The location was the Morse Auditorium of the Canton High School and the function was the "Bharatanatyam Rangapravesha" of Shachi Risbud, a very young artist just fourteen years old. [more]

Physical Activity Attitudes Of Asian American Women

Participate in a on-line study to explore ethnic differences in midlife women's attitudes toward physical activity and receive a gift certificate! [more]

Harvard MIT Students Spend Summer In Rajugela India

Three Harvard and MIT Students enhance their leadership and creativity skills during their summer by working with the India School Fund (ISF) in rural Uttar Pradesh on its unique model to help break the vicious cycle of poverty. ISF was founded by HBS students. [more]

Bhupinder Kaur Crowned Maaza Miss India New York 2008

Bhupinder Kaur of Queens, New York was crowned Maaza Miss India New York 2008 while Tosha Patel is the First Ever Miss Teen India New York. [more]

Fraud Findings In The H-1B Program Signals Increased Enforcement And Procedural Changes

The H-1B Benefit Fraud and Compliance Assessment (BFCA) report, drafted by the Office of Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and released this month found that 20.7 percent of the H-1B visa applications contained fraudulent information or technical violations of federal laws and regulations. [more]

The Mother Of All Elections - Thru An Indian Lens

I felt surreal being in India watching the US elections unfold 10,000 miles away. As some one who harangued his friends and family into voting, it felt odd not to be going down to the local school to cast my ballot. I had decided to take a much deferred trip to India to visit family and November was the only time that made sense. [more]

Weekend Entertainment

Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the events during this upcoming fortnight including Talk by Ashok Khosla, Koodiyattam Performance and Workshop, and Rhythm 2008 - Indian Fusion Dance Competition. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Aseem Chandawarkar, Shailesh Goregoankar, Prabhakar Nadkarni, Dhruv Ramanujan and Vinod Samala, who was the winner of the last set of puzzles. Here is one easy puzzle for students and one for adults. [more]

Music Review: Vaaranam Aayiram

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
Gautham Menon's much awaited Suriya starrer Vaaranam Aayiram is slated for worldwide release on November 15th. This Gautham Menon-Harris Jayaraj-Thamarai combine is said to be inspired by Forrest Gump and the music has been topping the charts already. [more]

Film Review: Slumdog Millionaire

Is it a portrayal of poverty and oppression in India or story of a young man from Mumbai slums about to become a millionaire? Danny Boyles direction makes it worth a watch. [more]

Cartoon: Will You Marry Me?

Will you marry me?
How much cash you have? Not including stocks and bonds.

Recipes - Thanksgiving: It Is Turkey Time!

Turkey and the Team. [more]

Photo Of The Fortnight

Sand sculptor Sudarshan Patnaik's latest work, on the shores of Puri, Orissa in India. [more]

Thought For The Day

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. ~ [more]

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