Event Update

Friday - 03/6/09
VPS Kirtan

Saturday - 03/7/09
IITSINE Annual Social Event
Yahi Woh Jagah Hai
World-jazz group Natraj performs in Africa Fest ’09, Tufts Univ.
It's My Life Screening & Fundraiser
Delhi 6 - Bollywood Movie Night Program

Sunday - 03/8/09
Delhi 6 - Bollywood Movie Night Program

Wednesday - 03/11/09
March Dinner Circle / NetSAP

Thursday - 03/12/09
Life Science Venture Outlook at TiE-Boston

Friday - 03/13/09
Minuteman Senior Services Eating Together Luncheon

Saturday - 03/14/09
Samoohika Satyanarayana Vratam

Sunday - 03/15/09
India Conference 2009 / HBS
Mastii Maa Marriage Marriage Maa Mastii - Gujrati Play
Care and Share with AASAI

Wednesday - 03/18/09
Support Group for Women / Saheli
Discovering India Through Dance
An AMerican Brat

Thursday - 03/19/09
Discovering India Through Dance
Financial Crisis / SABA

Friday - 03/20/09
VPS Kirtan

Saturday - 03/21/09
Yeh Shaam Mastani - R.D Burman Nite

Sunday - 03/22/09
Hindustani Music Day Celebration / NEHTI
Hindustani Day at Lakshmi Temple, Ashland, MA

Monday - 03/23/09
Medha Patkar Talk : People

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Our Voice And Yours

Jai Ho! Last time we wondered about the Oscars. Now we can delight in them as 'Slumdog Millionaire' picks up 8 Oscars. Indian themes and Bollywood dances are finally the talk of the day.

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Lokvani Talks To Prabhakar Jain

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
Prabhakar Jain is the owner of PJTax services, that offers tax preparation for individuals and small business owners. [more]

In Conversation With Sunanda Sahay

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)
In April when the Holi festival is celebrated with colors, Sunanda Sahay, a well known and sought after artist in New England will celebrate the festival with a display of a unique art form – her Madhubani paintings at the MFA. The artist has exhibited in various New England Museums and in libraries in and around Massachusetts [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
A.R. Rahman made history by winning two Oscar awards: for Best Original Score and Best Song in the movie. Lokvani congratulates Rahman and presents glimpses of his accomplishments. [more]

With A Broken Arm Akshaya Wins!

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Jan Albrecht)
Over 150 participants took part in the Nrityanjali 2009 celebrations. In a special twist of fate Akshaya Krishnaswamy won the Senior Bharatanatyam Competition despite having a broken arm! The grand finale was the presentation by the temple priest, Tejas, who danced before performing the aarthi. [more]

South Asian Art - In Memory Of Prashant H. Fadia

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
Meet Jivya Soma Mashe – Legendary Warli Artist
I was the first male who started painting Warli, I introduced new motifs and I follow my heart not some set rules of drawing. My sons have also taken to this art, in a sense you could say that I helped to lead male liberation in pursuit of the arts amongst the Warlis.

LearnQuest Conference Presents Carnatic Music Extravaganza

Where can Indian music infused with Jazz, an all female ensemble of veena, venu and violin, the relationship between music and mathematics and an ensemble of percussion instruments all come together? This amazing repertoire comes alive in the Carnatic Segment of the Learn Quest Music Conference from April 10 to 12th at Fine Arts Center at Regis College, Weston, MA. [more]

Yahi Woh Jagah Hai

Listen to all time hit numbers of the one and only O.P Nayyar sung by Sudha, Krithika, Raghu and Salman! March 7th in Framingham, MA. [more]

Saptaswar Presents 'Yeh Shaam Mastani'

Saptswar presents Yeh Shamm Mastani R.D Burnam Nite. A journey through decades of unforgettable melodies of Rahul Dev Burman. [more]

NEHTI Hindustani Musical Day

NEHTI invites Hindustani Music Teachers and Students to participate in the Hindustani Music Day Celebration to be held on Sunday, March 22, 2009 at the Sri Lakshmi Temple. [more]

PEM Hosts Sensational India

Sensational India! honors PEM’s unparalleled 200-year legacy of cultural exchange with India. Join us for this two-day festival. Nrityagram, Madhur Jaffrey, Boston Bhangara, and more..April 4 and 5. [more]

Marketing In A Down Economy

Tracking engagement, profiling your ideal customer, providing a human touch, engaging and liberating content are some of the ways to market in today's economy according to the panel at the inaugural TiE Marketing SIG event. [more]

HAF Hosts Hindu Awareness Campaign In Boston

On February 22, 2009. the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) hosted its 2nd Annual Hindu Awareness Campaign Fundraiser in Boston, MA. and highlighted its achievements in the areas of in Law, Public Policy, Academia, Media and General Public. [more]

Brahma Kumaris Celebrate Shivratri

Brahma Kumaris celebrated “73rd Maha Shivratri Celebrations” at the Watertown Free Public Library on February 28th. [more]

2009 India Conference At The Harvard Business School

The 2009 India Conference at the Harvard Business School will be held on Sunday, March 15th at the HBS campus and promises to be a huge draw for students, businessmen and corporates. The Conference is themed, “The Indian Growth Story: Sleeping Elephant or Roaring Tiger?" [more]

IITSINE Annual Social

IIT Alumni association will hold its annual social on Saturday March 7 2009 at the United Church of Christ Congregation, 6 Lexington Street, Burlington, MA.
Click here to buy tickets.

Delhi 6: Bollywood Movie Night Program

MIT Screens Delhi 6 on March 7 and 8, 2009 at MIT 26-100. We will be using the 35mm film, the same film, which is used in theaters in and around Cambridge area. Come join us! [more]

IAFPE 2009 Summer Political Internship Program

Since 1994, IAFPE-New England has sponsored nearly 100 college students for its Summer Political Internship Program. Apply now for the 2009 program! [more]

President Obama Launches White House Internship Program

President Obama launched the White House Internship Program for his administration. Application deadline: March 22, 2009. [more]

Health Corner: Kitchen Herbs - Turmeric

Turmeric has amazing medicinal properties for cold, cuts and burns, conjunctivitis, skin diseases, anemia, skin complexion and many others. [more]

Tax Tips: Don't Miss This Gift-giving Opportunity

The one silver lining of economic crisis is that now is a great time to make gifts to your heirs. At today's depressed values, you can give more without paying gift tax than you could when values were higher. [more]

Have The Virtues Of Indian Society Become Its Vices Today?

Recently we read an article by a City University of New York Professor blaming "Hindu Extremists" for the protests against Slumdog Millionaire in India. [more]

Weekend Entertainment

Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the events during this upcoming fortnight including IITSine Annual Social, Yahi Woh Jagah Hai, Delhi 6, HBS India Conference, Saptaswar Concert, HIndustani Music Day, LearnQuest Music Conference, Vaisakhi Mela, Dharma Yuddha and Nadha Sangamam 2009. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Shailesh Goregaokar, who was the winner of the last set of puzzles (tough ones!). Here is one easy puzzle for students and one for adults. [more]

Music Review:A Blast From The Past

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
Sudha reminiscences about golden oldies like Diwana hua badal,Pukar Ta chala hoon mein and other O.P.Nayyar songs. She will be performing some of these on March 7th at 7.30 pm in Framingham. [more]

Laugh A While

Credit crunch, stock market going down down down! Is there anything left to laugh about!!! [more]

Cartoon: Expectant Mothers

I always park here.., Nobody said nothing to me! [more]

Recipes - Food From Chandigarh

The land of the Sarson Ka Saag and Rotis! [more]

Picture Of The Fortnight

Wish it were spring and bloom! [more]

Thought For The Day

Hope lies eternal - Quotes on hope.....! [more]

Obituary: Vivek A. Patel

Lokvani offers sincere condolences to Dr. Amrut Patel from Rhode Island for the tragic death of his bright and wonderful son, Vivek caused due to Bipolar Disorder. In a letter to his supporters, Dr. Patel talks about the disease and appeals for help. [more]

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