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Saturday - 11/29/08
Madambi - Malayalam Movie
Sunday - 11/30/08
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6-Days Yoga Program - Baba Ramdev
Tuesday - 12/2/08
Recruiting and Career Management
Thursday - 12/4/08
Talk and Seminar Series: Anger Management
Saturday - 12/6/08
Bhopal Mela
Innovation during the Global Crisis: You, Me, and "Us"
Sunanda Sahay - Folk Colors of India
Empower the Self - Think Positive (Part 1 of 2)
Maharishi Academy Visitor Day
Children Day/ Deepavali/ Kannada Rajyothsava Celebrations / NEKK
Sunday - 12/7/08
Free SAT/PSAT Assessments
Empower the Self - Think Positive (Part 2 of 2)
Thursday - 12/11/08
Talk and Seminar Series: SILENT POWER - The true sign of spiritual intelligence
Saturday - 12/13/08
Indian Gospel Melodies Boston
PrabhaTara: Spirit of the morning star
NetSAP Annual Holiday Gala & Formal
Christmas and New Year Clelebration / NEMA
Sunday - 12/14/08
Free SAT/PSAT Assessments
Thursday - 12/18/08
Talk and Seminar Series: The Power of Forgiveness
Friday - 12/19/08
Minuteman Senior Services Eating Together Luncheon
Sunday - 12/21/08
Free SAT/PSAT Assessments
World Peace Meditation
Sunday - 12/28/08
Free SAT/PSAT Assessments
Saturday - 1/10/09
Pongal-Republic Day Celebrations -2009
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Lokvani Talks To Bijoy Misra

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
Dr. Bijoy Misra who has played a key role in many South Asian initiatives in New England was presented the Distinguished Service Award by the India Association of Greater Boston. Misra talked to Lokvani about his life and his work. [more]

In Conversation With Dr. Ramakrishna

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)
Dr. Ramakrishna, a great spiritual master and a prime disciple of Param Pujya Shriram Sharma Acharya, the founder of Gayathri Pariwar shares his spiritual knowledge with Lokvani. This is a video interview. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Asin is ready to rock the bollywood with her debut in Ghajini. She seems to be very happy with the music track tuned by A.R Rehman. Catch up with trailers from upcoming movies. [more]

Mirabhai - A Children's Theaterical Classic

(This article is sponsored by Maharishi Academy of Total Knowledge)
Meena Sundaram's Mirabhai production under the direction of Ram Ramakrishnan set to live music brilliantly brought to life the story of Mira. Stage decorations by Alankar Decors added rich texture to the play. The event was a fund raiser for Udavum Karangal. [more]

South Asian Art - In Memory Of Prashant Fadia

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
Fake Art - The Bane of the Art "Industry"!
Throughout history, whenever an artist through his perseverance and talent has made a name for himself, there have been others lurking in the shadows waiting to piggy-back on his success and make a quick buck through rip-offs.

'Musafir' Wins Boston Audience

'Self-awareness' marked the overarching theme of 'Musafir' - a thought-provoking two-act Hindi play recently presented by Perennial Theater of Boston. Directed by Mohan Dali, the play featured Meghna Singhal, Mahesh Gadgil, Swati Bhattacharya, Saujanya Pangarekar, Dr. Durgesh Vaidya, Preetesh Shrivastava and Anoushka Shahane. [more]

Bhangra Competition Rocks Boston

All 12 teams put on a great show, but after everything was done, 3rd place went to Sher Foundation from California, 2nd place went to VCU from Virginia and 1st place went to Bhangra Empire from California. [more]

Kuttiyatam - A Rare Treat

On November 14th 2008, Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA, in collaboration with Academy of Indian Performing Arts and NEMA, treated art connoisseurs to a rare delight in art experience. [more]

Epic Fusion Wins Rhythm 2008

Epic Fusion won the first place in Mudra TV's fusion dance competition. MIT Chamak came second. Nrityalay won the prize for most creative and dynamic presentation. Aangikam Academy won the best costume award. [more]

Tamil Language And Literature

Tamil literature is classified into five periods: Sangam, Post-Sangam, Bhakti, Medieval, and the Modern period according to Dr. Uma Nellaiappan, who talked about the 'Tamil language and literature' at Harvard Univeristy. [more]

Name The PEM Indian Festival And Win Great Prizes

Submit a name for the annual two-day art and culture of India festival organized by PEM for a chance to win a museum membership and a $50 gift certificate. [more]

Sriva's Scintillating Arangetram Kutcheri

Smt. Tara Anand's Anubhava School of music has been one such pioneering institution of Carnatic music for many years. Students graduating from the school excel in this art and have reached great heights. Sriva proved this again through his scintillating performance at his arangetram kutcheri (debut concert). [more]

Health Corner - Common Cold

Dr. Pratibha Shah shares some simple remedies taken straight from the ancient texts of Ayurved for common cold. [more]

Kashmir - Ah Kashmir

Kashmir: "If there is a Heaven on earth, It is here, It is here, It is here" - Jehangir. [more]

Four Foundations Create $1.1M Emergency Assistance Fund

Four foundations announce the creation of a $1.1 million Emergency Assistance Fund that will be distributed immediately to 24 Massachusetts nonprofits to help residents who will be feeling the effects of the triple threat of rising fuel costs, increased food costs, and home foreclosures. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

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

Music Review - Yuvvraj

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
Without any doubt I would say that this is one of the better albums of 2008 - well worth a buy and easy on the ear and guaranteed to bring a fair amount of listening pleasure! [more]

Jokes - What Dilbert Says ...

Everyone has a photographic memory, some just don't have film.
Life is unsure; always eat your dessert first.

Cartoon - Obama's Victory

Why I am selling these binoculars? I have no need for them now. I used to watch Russia from my backyard! [more]

Recipes - Left Over Turkey Bites

The Three T's -Turkey, Turkey and more Turkey. [more]

Picture Of The Fortnight

Real or a statue? The Scot.. at Edinburgh. [more]

Thought For The Day

"An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day". [more]

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