Event Update
Friday - 10/30/09
Bollywood Nights @ Taj Boston
Jai Mata Di - Jagrata

Saturday - 10/31/09
Accelerated Math and Science
AASAI Projects Benefit Concert
Senate Candidates Presentations, Information about OCI & PIO cards, and Internship Award Luncheon

Sunday - 11/1/09
Sri. T.V. Sankaranarayanan / MITHAS
Shahrukh-Aamir-Salman Khan Nite by Saptaswar

Saturday - 11/7/09
Accelerated Math ans Science
Diwali / NEMM
Bollywood Masala Kehkashaan: Live Band
Bow Ties and Bangles - American India Foundation Gala
Dinner and Concert Night / SDM
Jugalbandi and lecture-demonstration of Hindustani and Carnatic music styles

Sunday - 11/8/09
Ustad Ali Akbar Khan Memorial Hindustani Music Festival / MITHAS
Indian Women Physician Forum
Ali Zafar Live in Concert
Bharatanatyam Trial Classes

Friday - 11/13/09
Kailash Kher's Kailasa

Saturday - 11/14/09
Boston Bhangra Competition 2009
Accelerated Math and Science
Exciting IAMV Diwali 2009
Maestro Violinist Vittal Ramamurthy / ME

Sunday - 11/15/09
Sanskriti / MITHAS
Mouli Pal - Enchanting Odissi
Bharatanatyam Trial Classes
Chitravina Chitravina Ravikiran Live in Concert at Baruch Performing Arts Center

Wednesday - 11/18/09
Support Group for Women / Saheli

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Lokvani Talks To MacArthur "Genius" L. Mahadevan

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
Harvard Professor, Dr. L. Mahadevan was named as a 2009 MacArthur fellow. Known as the "Genius" grant, it awards $500,000 with no strings attached. Mahadevan who applies complex mathematical analyses to a variety of seemingly simple, but vexing, questions across the physical and biological sciences — how cloth folds when draped, Mahadevan spoke about his work and the joy of math. [more]

In Conversation With Binita Patel

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)
"First and foremost… a PASSION for photography!! You’ve got to love what you do. Other things include: sense of composition, sense of color, understanding of the camera, understanding of digital editing technology, ability to look beyond the obvious, and above all…. patience" - Binita Patel, Photographer. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Bollywood celebrity couple Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan will be seen in a sizzling commercial of a soap. [more]

Ramon Magsaysay Award Winner Dr. Alip Felicitated

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Jan Albrecht)
Dr. Jaime Aristotle B. Alip, Ramon Magsaysay award winner and Founder and Managing Director of CARD, a group of companies composed of a Foundation, a Bank, a Microinsurance, a Development Institute, and a Business Development Services, was felicitated at the home of Anuradha & Prashanth Palakurthi, CEO, Reflexis, Inc. recently. [more]

South Asian Art - In Memory Of Prashant Fadia

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
Artist in Focus: Aniket Khupse - a promising young artist in contemporary Indian art. Saffron Art labeled him ‘Artist of the Month’, and subsequently moved him to their ‘Collection of the Month’ section. [more]

Boston Bhangra Competition 2009

If you like Bhangra, Boston is the place to be where Boston Bhangra, Inc. is hosting their 6th Annual Bhangra Competition on Saturday, November 14th at 6 pm. [more]

Ali Zafar Live In Concert

Ali Zafar, hit singer of Huqa Pani, Channo, Rangeen, Sajania and Coke Studio, a heart throb for the young and Kishore Kumar for the more mature taste, will perform live at Berklee Performance Center on November 8th! Don't miss it! [more]

Learn Quest Academy Hosts Gaan Sammelan 2009

A musical treat awaits for Hindustani and Carnatic music lovers when accomplished artists like Sanjay Subramanyam, Sushri Vidya Subramanyam, Pandit Sandip Ghosh, and Sri Dattareya Velankar perform at the 3rd Gaan Sammelan hosted by Learn Quest Academy on November 21st. Buy Tickets [more]

Ustad Ali Akbar Khan Memorial Hindustani Music Festival

Ustad Ali Akbar Khan Memorial Hindustani Music Festival will be held on Sunday, November 8th at 4 pm. Buy Tickets [more]

Kailash Kher's Kailasa

Kailash Kher is superstar in India, where his credits include several hit songs and more than sixty Bollywood soundtracks. His Boston Debut on November 13th at the Somerville Theatre is expected to be a sell out! Buy Tickets [more]

Forum For Social Entrepreneurs: Another Successful Year

For the third year in a row, the Forum for Social Entrepreneurs held its annual conference that brought together a diverse crowd of social innovators, students, professionals and leading proponents to focus on the key issues and challenges in the social entrepreneurship area. [more]

Milan's Incredible India Festival And Walkathon

The Incredible India Festival and Walkathon organized by Milan Cultural Association attracts 3500 visitors and raises over $10,000. [more]

Telugu Association Of Greater Boston, Deepavali Celebrations

The scrumptious foods were prepared, sold, donated and sponsored by VT Seva, NESSP, Minerva Restaurant, Sri Nanapanneni Mohan, Dr. Murthy and Smt. Vani. The proceedings of the snack stalls went directly to the Andhra Pradesh flood relief funds. [more]

AID Organizes Mela 2009

Mela 2009 was an Indian-style fair that took place on October 11th at MIT. Association for India’s Development (AID) organized the fair with the goal of promoting art, culture and peace in local New England communities. [more]

IANH Diwali Festival Attracts Over 700

The India Association of New Hampshire organized its annual Diwali festival on October 10th at Nashua High School North. More than 700 people celebrated this vibrant Festival of Lights with joviality and fervor. [more]

OCI, PIO, Passport, And Visas

IAFPE will be hosting a Workshop and Information Session on OCI, PIO, Passport and Visas along with Intern Awards Luncheon in Burlington, MA on October 31st. Completed applications for OCI and PIO will be accepted! Register [more]

Dance Arangetram - Susruthi Rajnala

When a studious, focused, overachieving dancer collides with diligent, cooperative, caring teacher, there are endless possibilities. This is the case of Susruthi Rajanala’s Bharatanatyam Arangetram. [more]

Music Arangetram - Swathi And Bhavna Balasubramanium

Swathi and Bhavna Balasubramanium, students of Tara Anand, presented a brilliant joint Arangetram that did their teacher proud. [more]

Poverty - A Formidable Competitive Advantage, A Barrier To Entry Or Both?

There is increasing evidence that poverty, at least in India, is emerging as a trigger and key to product innovation as well as a very strong barrier to entry. [more]

The Significance Of Dipavali

Dipavali festival is one of the most important and popular festivals in India because everyone from small children to the elderly participate in this festival. [more]

Weekend Entertainment

Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the events and concerts during this upcoming fortnight including IAFPE Luncheon, T.V. Sankaranarayanan, Saptaswar Khan Nite, Kehkashaan Bollywood Masala, Ali Zafar Live in Concert, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan Memorial Music Festival, Khailash Kher, Boston Bhangra, Sanskriti and Gaan Sammelan 2009. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Debjyoti Banerjee, Sitaram Chandawarkar, Chandran Elumalai, Shailesh Goregaokar, Dattatraya Joshi 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]

Music Review - Kurbaan

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
Salim Merchant and Sulaiman Merchant's Sufistic offering brings a touch of class to this track.
Congrats! Anandini Sekhar for winning the trivia quiz. You will be contacted with award details.

Laugh A While

Hello, it is Halloween! [more]

Cartoon - David Letterman Tonight Show

Top Ten: Oops! I can't do this.., it will be unethical. In our business we can't make fun of ourselves. I better call Jay Leno to do this! [more]

Recipes - Saucy With Soya

The wonder that is SOYA! [more]

Photo Of The Fortnight

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. This rock formation is the famous symbol of Cabo San Lucas! [more]

Thought For The Day

Don't be afraid to take a big step. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps. - David Lloyd George. [more]

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