Event Update
Friday - 04/17/09
Minuteman Senior Services Eating Together Luncheon
Bollywood Dhamaka @ kebab

Saturday - 04/18/09
Vaisakhi Mela 2009
Yaadon Ki Baaraat
VPS Kirtan
Shama Bhate - Lecture Demonstration / MITHAS
Poila Boisakh for NH residents
NEMA Talents Day 2009
NetSAP Boston: A Politically Effective South Asian Community
Jai Mata Di

Sunday - 04/19/09
Neyveli Santhanagopalan (Carnatic Vocal) / MITHAS
Annual General Body Meeting / CVHTS
Jagjit Singh - A Farewell Tour
World Peace Meditation

Tuesday - 04/21/09
Is there a Green Premium?

Friday - 04/24/09
Mahabharata Dance Drama by Rasika Kumar

Saturday - 04/25/09
Nadha Sangamam 2009
Himalayan Languages and Literature

Sunday - 04/26/09
VV Subramaniam (Violin) / MITHAS
Open House Meditation
Retreat by Brahmachari Dayamrita Chaitanya (Amma)

Saturday - 5/2/09
Food Compition
Chithirai Vizhaa 2009

Sunday - 5/3/09
S Sowmya (vocal) / MITHAS
A Gujarati Play
World-jazz group Natraj in concert in Brighton, MA

Saturday - 5/9/09
Episodes from Ramayana
Indian Women Physician Forum
Harvard Poetry Reading - All POETS Invited
Maharashtra Din / NEMM

Friday - 5/15/09
Minuteman Senior Services Eating Together Luncheon
Asian American Unity Dinner

Sunday - 5/17/09
Sugato Nag (Sitar) / MITHAS
Kaliya's Tale

Tuesday - 5/19/09

Wednesday - 5/20/09
Support Group for Women / Saheli

Thursday - 5/21/09
TiECON East 2009 - Sustainable Innovation

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Our Voice And Yours

We dedicate this newsletter to the memory of Chitra Parayath, Lokvani's Founding Partner on her 4th death anniversary. Here are a few links to some of her stories in Lokvani.

Meet our Sponsor - Attorney Monique Kornfeld

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

Lokvani Talks To Sangeeta Bhatia

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
Professor of Health Sciences and Technology and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, Bhatia was recently Mass Tech's "Top Ten Women to Watch". She talked to Lokvani about her research in regenerative medicine, about the MD/PHD program and work life balance. [more]

In Conversation With Jagjit Singh

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)
Ghazhal Legend Jagjit Singh in coming to Boston on April 19th. He spoke to Lokvani about his music and the future of Ghazals. Do not miss the show. BUY TICKETS [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
There was a buzz that Salman has taken a liking to his London Dreams co-star and has been showering her with gifts. Do you know who the actress is? [more]

PEM Celebrates Sensational India

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Jan Albrecht)
PEM celebrated its illustrious 200-year legacy of cultural exchange with India with an elaborate "Sensational India!" festival. The first of seven such annual events being planned, the two-day festival explored the cultural interplay between the rich and intricate Indian fine art forms of painting and sculpture, and the glorious performing arts of India rooted in hoary antiquity and towering tradition. [more]

South Asian Art - In Memory Of Prashant H. Fadia

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
Indian Folk And Arts - Part 1
We present a two-part article on the different folk art and craft practiced across the length and breadth of the sub-continent. In the first part of the series we bring you the varieties of sculptural forms practiced in India.

LoKal Channel - April 16, 2009

Watch clips of Harvard Professor Tarun Khanna and MIT Prof Sangeeta Bhatia presenting at Davos 2009 world economic forum. Watch the TIE SE and Marketing SIGs event on using social media. See New England's O.P. Nayyar and R.D Burman shows! See a preview of child prodigy Shraddha Nagaraj's BhN.. [more]

LearnQuest Academy Offers A Grand Musical Treat

The LearnQuest Academy of Music led Indian Classical music lovers on an unforgettable journey through a mosaic of myriad soundscapes over the Easter holiday weekend. [more]

A Creative Confluence Of Cultures

On a magical Sunday evening, the Triveni Ensemble took the stage along with the Cape Cod African Dance and Drum Co. at Hellenic College in Brookline, MA, presenting an inspiring and soul-stirring collaboration that left its audience entirely mesmerized. [more]

BU India Club Hosts Garba Raas Dance Competition

GWU, Rutgers and Bentley were the winners of the BU Annual Garba Raas Competition while exhibition acts included BU’s own Garba Raas team Fatakada, as well as Bhangra and co-ed fusion team Jalwa. [more]

Her Story - A Finely Crafted Presentation

Srinidhi Raghavan and Sahasra Sambamoorti's Bharatanatyam performance showcased their brilliant Nritta and Abhinaya ability. These Ivy League graduates brought a unique angle to their presentation. [more]

Nadha Sangamam 2009

On April 25th, this unique interactive concert with a thematic blend of Indian Classical (Carnatic & Hindustani) – Film based music – Bhajans, theoretical concepts of Raga (Melody) / Rasa (Emotion) / Laya (Rhythm) will feature the Carnatica Brothers, Sri. Guruvayur Dorai and Subhashree Thanikachalam.

Sri Laksmi Temple Brings Dancer Prodigy Shraddha Nagaraj To Boston

Shraddha is a 11 year old dance prodigy from Thane, Mumbai. She has performed all over India and has won a large number of awards. Do not miss her performance in Framingham, MA on May 9th.

Why Teach India?

"There is an urgency and need for teaching India’s complexities with sensitivity across disciplines in public and private schools," say Raj Mundra, founder of Educators for Teaching India and teacher at Phillips Academy. [more]

Vaisakhi Mela 2009

Surinder Shinda, Sukhwinder Panchi, Ranjit Teji and Ishmeet Narula, the best singers from Punjab will bring you Punjab in Brookline on April 18th.

NetSAP-Boston Raised $1000 For Pratham

The Karaoke Night featured performances by Shirish and Ashish from the new music group "Kashish". [more]

Packed Audience Listen To Nilekani Of Infosys,Talk On 'Imagining India'

A packed hall at MIT heard Nandan Nilekani, Co-Chairman Infosys Technologies talk about his new book ' Imagining India'. The event was hosted by AIF Boston leadership Council in partnership with MIT-India. [more]

Akshaya Patra Crosses The One Million Mark

Akshaya Patra reached its goal of feeding one million underprivileged children daily by 2010 on April 1, 2009. The organization increased the number of children served in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh and now feeds 1,008,518 children through 17 kitchens in seven states. [more]

UMass-Dartmouth Hosts NSF Bees

The second phase of the NSF 2009 Regional Contests, organized by the Cambridge Chapter, MA, were held on April 4th, 2009 at UMass-Dartmouth. Congratulations to all the Spelling and Math 'Bees'! [more]

Ashwin Acharya Joins Leader Bank As VP Of Retail Banking

Mr. Acharya comes to Leader Bank with over twenty years of experience in the financial industry. [more]

Tax Tips: Get A Tax Refund For Your 2008 Business Loss

Small businesses that had an operating loss in 2008 now have more options for carrying that loss back to prior tax years to get a tax refund. [more]

Weekend Entertainment

Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the events during this upcoming fortnight including Yaadon Ki Baarat, Vaisakhi Mela, Jagjit Singh, Neyveli Santhanagopalan, Dharma Yuddha, Nadha Sangamam 2009, W. Subramaniam, Shraddha Nagraj, TiECON East and Nayaki. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

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

Laugh A While - Jokes

It is election time in India. [more]

Music Review - 8 X 10 Tasveer

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
8 X 10 Tasveer, Nagesh Kukunoor’s latest psychological/supernatural/sci-fi thriller released early April has music by Salim-Sulaiman, Bohemia, Neeraj Sridhar. [more]

Cartoon - Shabari's Berries

Would you happen to have BlackBerry instead? By any chance!!! [more]

Book Review -:The Mango Tree - Madhur Jaffrey

Jaffery’s tantalizing memoir contains over thirty of her family’s savory recipes to thoroughly enjoy. She ends her memoir just after her college years as she heads west, with the words ... “Somewhere in my depths, each bite, each taste of all I had eaten, lay catalogued in some pristine file, ready to be drawn up when the moment was ripe.” [more]

Recipes - Family Recipes From Madhur Jaffrey Book

Family Recipes from the book Climbing the Mango Trees By Madhur Jaffrey. [more]

Picture Of The Fortnight

Spring is in the air! [more]

Thought For The Day

Words of Wisdom! [more]

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