Event Update

Saturday - 01/10/09
Pongal-Republic Day Celebrations -2009
Folk Art of India
Telugu Language and Literature
SAHELI features domestic Violence Talk

Wednesday - 01/14/09
Braj Center - Opening

Thursday - 01/15/09
BK Learning Center Seminar Series

Friday - 01/16/09
Minuteman Senior Services Eating Together Luncheon

Saturday - 01/17/09
Miracle Nite

Sunday - 01/18/09
BK Learning Center's World Peace Meditation

Wednesday - 01/21/09
SAHELI support Group for women

Saturday - 01/24/09
IAGB Republic Day Celebration
Braj Center - Opening

Tuesday - 01/27/09
Art of Living - Part I Course / Woburn

Friday - 01/30/09
Indo-jazz group Natraj in concert featuring violinist KVS Vinay

Saturday - 2/7/09
Pongal Vizha-2009 / NETS

Thursday - 2/19/09
Art of Living - Part I Course / Amherst

Friday - 2/20/09
Minuteman Senior Services Eating Together Luncheon

Sunday - 2/22/09
Hindu American Foundation Awareness Campaign Lunch

Saturday - 3/7/09
IITSINE Annual Social Event

Friday - 3/13/09
Minuteman Senior Services Eating Together Luncheon

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Our Voice And Yours

The first South Asian Surgeon General, the fall of Satyam, Billionairs blow ups....what next?

Meet our Sponsor - Attorney Jan Albrecht

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

Faces Of 2008 - Lokvani Talks To...Part II

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
Featured personalities of 2008 included Samrat Chakrabarti, Shubhra Chandra, Charu Puri Sharma, Kalpana Chaterjee, Kumudhi Gupta... The stories that were on the pages of Lokvani. [more]

In Conversation --- A Recap: Part II

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)
From Bollywood star Shatrugan Sinha to the great social entrepreneur Dr. Ashok Khosla, dancers Sangita Raghunathan and Suman Asidesh and Phillips Academy faculty Raj Mundra, Lokvani featured several interesting people. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Shilpa celebrated New Year with her beau Raj Kundra and Family in the beautiful city of Puerto Banus in Marbella, Spain. [more]

Local Events In 2008 - Part II

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Jan Albrecht)
Events celebrating Indian festivals, culture, education, sports and business were all part of our activities! [more]

South Asian Art - Some Insights From 2008 Part II

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
From picking an art form for your kid to learn to identifying fake art a lot of topics were covered in 2008. We thank contributing columnist Minna Phillips for her insightful articles. [more]

Nritya Nipuna: Shailee Shah

Mesmerizing! Absolutely Entertaining! are some of the expressions by those who were present at Shailee Shah's Nritya Nipuna. [more]

Welcoming 2009 In Desi Style

UIA's New Year's celebrations in the Desi style. People were all dressed in gorgeous Indian attire, glittering and shimmering Salwar and Ghagra outfits with 95% of the people attending on the dance floor! [more]

Pongal Festival

Firstly, its called 'Pongal' and not 'Thanksgiving' and it's celebrated for four days. What are they celebrating? A good harvest of course. In South India the major food crops are rice and sugarcane, which are harvested in early January. So Pongal is usually celebrated in the third week of January. [more]

NetSAP Boston Celebrates Their Successful Year And Picks New Leaders

The Boston Chapter of the Network of South Asian Professionals (NetSAP-Boston) held its annual holiday gala celebration and Executive Board Election at Tantric India Bistro in the heart of Boston's Downtown on Saturday, December 13th. [more]

Hindu Americans And The Art Of Advocacy

Join HAF for its second annual awareness event in Boston on February 22, 2009 to learn more about its advocacy efforts on behalf of the Hindu American community and how you can help. [more]

Telugu Language And Literature

Telugu (also called Andhra Bhasha) is one of the classical languagesof India spoken by about 80 million people, and ranked 7th in Asia and 14th in the world. [more]

Sarva Dev Mandir Achievements

With your support, from new temple construction and hiring a priest to performing Pran Pratishta for many of the Murtis, Sarva Dev Mandir made tremendous strides in 2008! [more]

Fourth Annual Convention Of AACSA A Grand Success

Meeting in the backdrop of the current financial crisis, which has affected their business by at least 20 percent, Asian American convenience store owners met in Tampa, Florida to have a brain storming session to evolve a joint strategy on their most pressing problem of the day. [more]

Movie: Chandni Chowk To China

Chandni Chowk To China featuring Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone and Mithun Chakraborty is coming to a theater near you on January 16th. [more]

Indian American Dancers Win Verizons Bollypop Dance Competition

Sapna Rohra, 25, and Shivani Thakkar, 23, Win Verizon’s Bollypop Dance Competition and Get Their Big Break: Dancing in a Bollywood Movie. [more]

Health Corner - Dry Winter Skin

A healthy skin is an excellent defense barrier against bacteria, viruses and fungi, which can enter through this route. So here is what we can do to maintain the health of our skin. [more]

Gita Jayanti Blessings

Gita Jayanti is the anniversary of the day, nearly 6000 years ago, when Sanjaya recited the words which Bhagwan Shri Krishna spoke to Arjuna, on the battlefield in Kurukshetra, for the blind King Dhritarashtra. Along with the epic of the Mahabharata, this Divine Song was transcribed into words by Maharishi Veda Vyasji for the benefit of humanity. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Somnath Chattopadhyay, Shailesh Goregaokar, Sahil Suresh and Bharath Venkataraman, who were the winner of the last set of puzzles. Here is one easy puzzle for students and one for adults. [more]

Musically Yours - 2008 Part II

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
This is Part II of the wonderful musical selections we reviewed in 2008. [more]

Laugh A While

The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility.
If zis mad you smil, pleas pas on to oza pepl.

Cartoon - Asatyam

Asatyam - For the Game of the Money! [more]

Recipe - Foods For The Harvest Festival

With the New Year, we celebrate the Harvest festival in India with some recipes for Pongal. [more]

Photo Of The Fortnight

Can you guess where this sculpture is located? [more]

Thought For The Day

A quote from Munshi Premchand, one of the greatest writers of India. Share your favorites quote with us. [more]

Obituary: Brig. Gen. Sita Ram Nautiyal

Brigadier General (Retd.) Sita Ram Nautiyal, father of Ragini Seth and Shiamin Melville of Northboro, MA, the first Indian to be commissioned to the Corps of Engineers in the British Army, died peacefully in his sleep on Christmas morning at age 95. [more]

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