Event Update
Friday - 09/18/09
Geethanjali Hindustani & Carnatic Music Program
Garba & Dandia Raas / SDM

Saturday - 09/19/09
Lord Jagannath - Ratha Yatra
Navratri Garba / ISW
Ras Garba / SDM
Join SAATh--South Asian American Theatre’s Acting Workshop!
Prasad Khaparde & Pranav Kumar Biswas / Hindustani Vocal
IDRF Volley Ball Tournament
Navaratri Celebrations
Geethanjali Hindustani & Carnatic Music Program
Ross University School of Medicine
Yoga-Meditation Sessions And Lectures On

Sunday - 09/20/09
Lord Jagannath - Ratha Yatra
Mata Bhagwati Ka Jagran / SDM
Akshaya Patra 3rd Annual Walkathon
A Feast for the Senses
Geethanjali Hindustani & Carnatic Music Program

Monday - 09/21/09
Geethanjali Hindustani & Carnatic Music Program / NH

Tuesday - 09/22/09
Geethanjali Hindustani & Carnatic Music Program / NH

Wednesday - 09/23/09
Bollywood Dance Classes!
Geethanjali Hindustani & Carnatic Music Program / NH

Thursday - 09/24/09
Careers in Life Sciences/Biotech - ISW
Geethanjali Hindustani & Carnatic Music Program / NH

Friday - 09/25/09
Durga Puja / BNE
Screening of It
Geethanjali Hindustani & Carnatic Music Program, Hindu Temple of NH, Nashua

Saturday - 09/26/09
Durga Puja / BNE
Mata Ki Chauki / SDM
Join SAATh--South Asian American Theatre’s Acting Workshop!
Navratri Akhanda Parayanam of Tulsi Ramachritamanasa (Cancelled)
Promoting African and Asian Cultures & Politics
An Evening of Hindustani Music with Santoor Maestro Rahul Sharma
Geethanjali Hindustani & Carnatic Music Program / NH
Naach Naach Ke Duniya Hilade

Sunday - 09/27/09
Triveni School of Dance - 33rd Annual Show
Anupama Bhagawat - Sitar
Jollee Abraham In Concert
Geethanjali Hindustani & Carnatic Music Program / NH

Monday - 09/28/09
Condo For Rent

Tuesday - 09/29/09
Durga Puja / SDM
Godha - A Love Story

Wednesday - 09/30/09
Bollywood Dance Classes!
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A faculty at the prestigious Harvard Business School with a focus on developmental economics, Lakshmi spoke to Lokvani about her case study on the redevelopment of the Dharavi slums and provided some insights for students thinking of joining HBS. [more]

In Conversation With Shyam Parande

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Parande is an eminent social worker and chief coordinator of Sewa International, India, which is an organization that consists of more than 150,000 volunteers, 64,000 programs and 80 types of service activities in sixteen countries. He talks about the work of this organization and the impact it has had on the world around. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

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Asin has asked her producer Vipul Shah to kick off the promotions of her second film, London Dreams. Akshay Kumar takes everyone by surprise when he jumped out of his car and sprinted through London. [more]

Black And White Hindi Cinema An Audio Video Musical Show

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Jan Albrecht)
A brilliant production, the event was a loving tribute to the legendary masters. Creations of master lyricists, music directors, singers, actors and directors of the black and white era were brought to life in a unique manner. [more]

South Asian Art - In Memory Of Prashant Fadia
Tibetan Art

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Tibet - the land of the Buddha and Dalai Lama, a land also tormented by dogmatic political views. There is much about this ‘roof of the world’ that is not known to the outside world, and that is also true of its art. Tibetan art owes a lot to the influences from its neighbours, especially India. Primarily, Tibetan art comprises of Thangka paintings and also sculptures. [more]

Krishnanjali Celebrates Its Tenth Anniversary

New England Hindu Temple's Krishnanjali, now into its tenth year had a wonderful three hour long program featuring students of long time teachers and performances by new teachers in the area. [more]

Sonu Niigaam Live In Boston

Super stars Sonu Niigaam, Agam Nigam and Shruti Pathan will be in at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium on October 2nd at 8:00 pm along with bollywood dancers performing their superhit numbers. Do not miss this. BUY TICKETS [more]

Ross University School Of Medicine Information Seminar

For all prospective medical students, Ross University School of Medicine, with a first-time USMLE pass rate of 99%, invites you to their information Seminar on Sep. 19th at 2:00 pm at Hyatt Regency Boston. REGISTER [more]

Pratham Gala: An Inspiring Evening To Remember

"Close your eyes for a moment and imagine a child’s life that is dark, hard and claustrophobic in a metropolis and feel what a little effort and help can lighten their lives from your end” said Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, as she and others inspired the attendees at the Pratham Gala. [more]

New England Shirdi Sai Parivar Celebrates SaiRainBow

With Mayor of Lowell and 700 people in attendance, NESSP held it annual cultural program to promote His universal message of Shraddha (Faith) and Saburi (Patience) in the New England area. [more]

Akshaya Patra Foundation To Hold One Million Mark Celebration In October

Join the Akshaya Patra Foundation as it holds a One Million Mark Celebration on Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 5 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel in Burlington. Also, come and be part of the annual fundraising walk on Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 8:00 am. [more]

A Feast For The Senses

PEM hosts a day of classical Indian music and film on September 20th. [more]

AID Shanti Mela

This festival is a celebration of the quest for peaceful solutions to all conflicts and of the diverse artistic and cultural heritages of the communities of India and Greater Boston. [more]

TAGB Mourns Late Chief Minister, Dr. Y.Rajasekhar Reddy

Members of the Telugu Association of Greater Boston (TAGB) met at Hancock United Church of Christ in Lexington, MA on September 7th to express their deep condolences to our beloved late Chief Minister, Dr. Y.Rajasekhar Reddy. [more]

Arangetram Of Ramya Ramadurai

Ramya’s wonderful dancing, blended harmoniously with the crisp nattuvangam by Sunanada Narayanan, the mellifluous singing by the vocalists Sujatha Vijayaraghavan and Ramya Rangarajan, the superbly cadenced beats of the mridangam by Murali Balachandran and melodious music emanating from the violin of Tara Anand and the veena of Durga Krishnan. [more]

IAGB Elects New Executive Committee

Mohan Dali is elected president for 2009-2011 to lead IAGB. [more]

Shubrah Designs And Fashion

Check out Shubrah Collection at Style fixx- Sept 15th and 16th at Cyclorama-Boston Center for the Arts from 5 to 10 pm both nights. Come with your friends, shop, eat, drink and enjoy a girl's night out. [more]

My Battle Within: The Identity Crisis Of A Hindu Soldier In The US Army

Rajiv Srinivasan, 23, a Lieutenant in the United States Army, won the First Prize in the Hindu American Foundation's 1st NextGen Essay Contest in the 23-28 age group. [more]

Health Corner: Kitchen Herbs- Indian Mustard (Rayee)

Rayee, as it pacifies 'vaayu', can be used to treat paralysis, osteoarthritis, bloating of the stomach, enlargement of spleen and many more. [more]

Weekend Entertainment

Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the events and concerts during this upcoming fortnight including Ross University School of Medicine Information Seminar, Akshaya Patra Walkathon, Explosion 2009 with Sonu Nigam, AIF Bike Ride, Cord Walk, Lalgudi Krishnan, Kadri Gopinath, T.V. Sankaranarayanan and Saptaswar Khan Nite. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

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

Music Review - Unnai Pol Oruvan

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The album on the whole, is heavily synthesized and a tad slapdash and lacks soul or feel – however, the raga based Allah jaane and nilai varuma (which blends music styles both Indian and Western) are definitely interesting compositions. [more]

Laugh A While

Longevity and what we do with it! [more]

Cartoon - Obamacare

If you don't want to go to school, how will you learn to spell Obamacare correctly? [more]

Recipes - Authentic Konkan

My friend Sadhana Karnad who lives in scenic Ratnagiri, land of the Alphonso mangoes, sent these authentic Konkan recipes. [more]

Photo Of The Fortnight

15 year old Luqmaan Siddiqui,captures some quiet moments in the sky from his camera in Hyderabad, India. [more]

Thought For The Day

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson. [more]

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