Event Update
Friday - 03/20/09
VPS Kirtan
Bollywood Dance Class / SDM

Saturday - 03/21/09
Yeh Shaam Mastani - R.D Burman Nite
Pranayama, Relaxation and OM Meditation at SVC
Holi Festival / NEHTI, IDRF & VHP

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

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

Friday - 03/27/09
Nandan Nilekani Co-Chairman, Infosys Technologies discussing his new book Imagining India: Ideas for the New Century

Saturday - 03/28/09
Sri Rama Charita Manasa Akhanda Parayanam
VPS Kirtan
Chincha Chancha Cooroo
Ramayan Akhand Path
NSF Bees
Ugadi, Gudi Padwa & RamNavmi Celebrations
Rang De Holi
Tihar - Festival of South Asian Culture and Cuisine

Sunday - 03/29/09
Sri Rama Charita Manasa Akhanda Parayanam
Ritu: Seasons. Ayurveda Workshop
VPS Kirtan
Chincha Chancha Cooroo
NSF Bees
Mata Ki Chowki / CVHTS

Thursday - 4/2/09
Dinner with William Radice
Pratham Fundraiser and Karaoke Night
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Our Voice And Yours

It is International Women's month and here is a story that will warm our senses - The Lijjat Pappad Women who celebrated 50 years this March.....

Meet Our Sponsor - Ananth Ram, Realtor.

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

Lokvani Talks To Jayanthi Mistry

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
Professor of Child Study at Tufts University, Mistry's work focuses on how children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds navigate multiple cultural worlds and identities. She shares some insights on raising South Asian children. [more]

In Conversation With Samia Kirmani, President SABA

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)
SABA GB is a bar association serving primarily South Asian attorneys and law students in Boston and its suburbs and surrounding counties. Samia Kirmani who now serves as President has been associated with SABA since its early beginnings in 2003. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Family of a man employed with Bollywood actor Asin has alleged that he has gone 'missing' because of abuse by the actor. [more]

Yahi Woh Jagah Hai - Remembering Nayyar

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Jan Albrecht)
In their annual tribute to the musical genius O.P.Nayyar, Nayyar's most devoted fan Siraj Khan and singers Sudha Rao, Raghu, Krithika and Salman brought the music and memories of this legend in their inimitable style. [more]

South Asian Art - Portayal Of Women In Indian Art

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
Portayal Of Women In Indian Art
A study of Indian art is in fact a study of the changing image of Indian femininity!

Raga Unveiled: India’s Voice

This first film on the history and evolution of North Indian Classical Music will be screened as a part of MITHAS Spring concert series and the 2009 LearnQuest Music Conference on April 5th at 4:00 pm at MIT. BUY TICKETS [more]

Pratham Fundraiser And Karaoke Night

Pratham's Bollywood Karaoke Night to be held on April 2, 2009 will be a fun way to interact with local professionals while singing and listening to old and new Bollywood tunes. All in support of a good cause. [more]

PEM Hosts Sensational India

Celebrate PEM's unparalleled 200-year legacy of cultural exchange with India at the Sensational India! festival on April 4 and 5. This event is made possible by Samir and Nilima Desai of The Desai Family Foundation. [more]

A Garland Of Rhythms

Neena Gulati & the Triveni Ensemble presents A Garland of Rhythms that blends the complexity of ancient rhythms with modern choreography on April 5th in Brookline, MA. BUY TICKETS [more]

Shehnai - A Rare Instrument

Every Spring for the past two years, Indian Classical music lovers of New England eagerly await the announcement of the line-up of world class musicians who will perform at the annual music conference presented by LearnQuest Academy of Music. [more]

HBS India Conference

"Think Big, Start Small Scale Fast - is the mantra that works well for companies planning to start operations in India," says Venkatesh Kinni, VP Marketing Coca Cola India, who was one of the featured panelists at the Harvard India Conference. [more]

Why Teach India?

Educators for Teaching India (EFTI) is exploring India's role in secondary curricula and hosting the first secondary school conference on teaching India on April 3 at Harvard University. [more]

AIF And MIT- India Program Present Nandan Nilekani New Book 'Imagining India '

The Boston Chapter of the American India Foundation in partnership with MIT India Program present a unique opportunity to meet, hear and interact with Nandan Nilekani, Co-Chairman Infosys Technologies, discussing his new book on Friday March 27th at the MIT campus. [more]

Indian Women Professionals Network

Neelam Wali and Niru Bhatia invite you to the kickoff meeting for the Indian Women Professionals Group, a support group help women advance their business and professional interests. Meeting on April 1 in Burlington, MA. [more]

Ramayana And Celebration Of Sri Ramanavami

The 16th Akhanda Parayana of Sri Ramacharitamanasa is scheduled to begin Saturday, March 28th, 2009 at 11:00 am and conclude with Poornahooti, Maha-Aarti, Bhajans and Maha-Prasad on Sunday, March 29th, 2009 at 1:00 pm at the Sri Lakshmi Temple. Books and hospitality at the Temple will be available for all. [more]

Introducing LoKal Channel

Got a video you would like to share? We would like to feature videos of performances, talks and celebrations that you would like Lokvani Readers to view. Check a few out now! In this issue we feature Srishti, MIT Natya and Saptaswar! [more]

Mala Umapathy And Seema Joshi Join The Akshaya Patra US Office

Mala Umapathy and Seema Joshi join Akshaya Patra Foundation as Director of Corporate Development and Director of Grassroots Development, respectively. [more]

Profile: Meenakshi Chitharanjan

Meenakshi Chitharanjan – An exponent of the Pandanallur style of Bharatanatyam. [more]

Health Corner: Ritucharya For Spring

The major dos and don’ts in terms of food and activities are stop eating heavy, eat 'katu', 'tikta, 'kashaya', 'dry' and much more. [more]

Tax Tips: Tax Breaks For You

Tax breaks for you in the new American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 include first-time homebuyer credit, new car deduction, paying for college and many others. [more]

Weekend Entertainment

Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the events during this upcoming fortnight including Saptaswar Concert, HIndustani Music Day, Pratham Fundraiser, Why Teach India?, LearnQuest Music Conference, A Garland of Rhythms, Yaadon Ki Baarat, Vaisakhi Mela, Dharma Yuddha, Nadha Sangamam 2009 and Nayaki. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

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

Music Review:

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
Down Memory Lane……….with my favourite R.D.Burman songs……… [more]

Laugh A While

Q: I went to buy a toaster and it came with a bank. [more]

Cartoon: Chaibucks

Chaibucks: Western influence, Eastern touch! [more]

Recipes - Street Food From Delhi And Other Places

The tangy, spicy sweet taste of melt in your mouth, Gol Gappe as street food! [more]

Picture Of The Fortnight

Can you guess the place? [more]

Thought For The Day

Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Indian political leader and diplomat, one of the world’s leading women in public life in the 20th century. [more]

Obituary: Valli Y. Ramavarapu

Valli Y. Ramavarapu, 76, Rossford, Ohio, mother of Radha Raman Gargeya of Sudbury, MA, passed away on March 16, 2009. [more]

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