Event Update

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
NETS Got Talent - Childrens Day
Bollywood Dance Workshop

Sunday - 11/15/09
Sanskriti / MITHAS
Mouli Pal - Enchanting Odissi
Bharatanatyam Trial Classes
Chitravina Chitravina Ravikiran Live in Concert at Baruch Performing Arts Center
Genetic Insights into the History and Diversity of Indian People

Monday - 11/16/09
ABCs of Immigrant and Immigrant Access to Benefits / Boston

Wednesday - 11/18/09
Support Group for Women / Saheli
Pradeep Shukla - at Ryles Jazz Club, Cambridge

Thursday - 11/19/09
Mareech The Legend - Theater Play

Friday - 11/20/09
ABCs of Immigrant and Immigrant Access to Benefits / Springfield

Saturday - 11/21/09
Gaan Sammelan 2009
Accelerated Math and Science
Diwali Rhythm - Music and Dance Entertainment
College Admissions Workshop / IAGB & Lokvani

Sunday - 11/22/09
Bhopal-Sangeetham: A Night of Music and Remembrance

Saturday - 11/28/09
Vishwa Samskrita Dinam

Saturday - 12/5/09
Accelerated Math and Science

Wednesday - 12/9/09
3-Day Immigration Law Training

Friday - 12/11/09
Art of Living course!

Saturday - 12/12/09
Accelerated Math and Science
Kumkum Sanyal in Concert

Wednesday - 12/16/09
Support Group for Women / Saheli

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Lokvani Talks To Suresh Mathur

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
Professor of Physics and renowned classical flutist playing both Hindustani and Carnatic music, Dr. Suresh Mathur talked to Lokvani about his passion for music and his hope for the future of music. [more]

In Conversation With Anjan Mukherjee

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)
Anjan Mukherjee is the founder of HyCA technologies, a unique company that uses hydrodynamic cavitation for cleaning water. The research was done at IIT - BHU. Anjan describes his Mumbai based company that is making waves in India. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Mallika meets Johnny Depp on twitter and then at the event before being honored at a private dinner in the Pacific Palisades by industry heavyweights.

Spectacular AIF Gala' Bowties And Bangles ' Attracts Bostonites For Giving

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Jan Albrecht)
An impressive $312,000 was raised at the third Annual 'Bowties and Bangles' gala of the American India Foundation. Victor and Tara Menezes, Chandrika Tandon, Kris Das Gupta, Anjali Sharma and Venky Raghavendra of AIF, and the Boston leadership council of Raj and Nalini Sharma, Venkat and Pratima Srinivasan, Amitabh and Reema Chandra attended. Mani Subramanian, Chairman of Keane was the honoree for the evening. [more]

South Asian Art - Exhibition At MFA, Offers Rare Show Of Paintings From Renowned Chaudhri Collection

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
Sixteen paintings by luminaries of modern Indian art will be featured in Bharat Ratna! Jewels of Modern Indian Art, on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), from November 14, 2009–August 22, 2010. These vibrant Bharat Ratna—literally “Jewels of India”—are drawn from the renowned collection of Mr. and Mrs. Rajiv Jahangir Chaudhri, who have assembled some of the finest examples of post-Independence Indian art. [more]

Aate Jaate Hanste Gaate – Khan Nite By Saptaswar

I am pretty sure all those who attended the magical evening on November 1st left longing for more masti, more romantic and fun filled songs. Yet again, Saptaswar delivered an outstanding musical night for all the Bollywood music lovers. [more]

Raagamanjari 2009 – A Carnatic Musical Ensemble

The students of Aparna Balaji from Abhyaas and Learnquest presented Raagamanjari 2009 a carnatic classical musical ensemble a fundraiser event for the Hindu Mission Hospital, Trichy, India. A charitable society of Shri Kanchi Kamakoti peetam whose mission is to provide medical relief to members of the community without any caste or color differentiation. [more]

Sethu Bandha Re - A Cultural Extravaganza

New England Marathi Mandal's cultural extravaganza featured cultural items from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. Colorful costumes, talented performers and choreographers made this a night to remember. [more]

AASAI Projects Benefit Concert

AASAI hosted a projects benefit concert on October 31st. The event was successful on many fronts; it was an excellent concert, performed by our local artists who donated their time and talent for the event. [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! [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]

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]

Diwali Rhythm - Music And Dance Extravaganza

Saptaswar presents Diwali Rhythms - An Audio Visual Extravaganza on November 21 in Marlborough featuring renowned local choreographers! Buy Tickets [more]

IMANE Invites Gov Deval Patrick For Its Annual Meeting

The Indian Medical Association of New England (IMANE) will be hosting its 31st Annual Meeting on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009 at the Newton Marriott on Commonwealth Ave. in Newton from 5 to 10 pm. The distinguished guest will be Deval L. Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. [more]

College Admissions Workshop / IAGB & Lokvani

Free college admissions seminar for children in grades 8-12 and their parents will be held at the Holiday Inn Select, Woburn, MA on November 21, 2009 at 1:00 pm. REGISTER [more]

Indian Society Through The Ages

Harvard Professor Dr. David Reich gives insights into genetic makeup and diversity of the Indian People. [more]

How To Sweeten Your Self Talk?

Do you want to connect with other Asian women in a safe and supportive women’s space? Join us for an Open Discussion on Wednesday November 18th, 2009 from 6.30-8.15 pm at Burlington Public Library, MA. [more]

Desai Family Foundation Holds Seminar On Early Detection & Prevention Of Women's Cancer

The Desai Family Foundation (DFF) is pleased to announce a complimentary interactive seminar series to help raise awareness on women’s health issues - common disease themes and best in class treatment recommendations. [more]

ISW At Celtics

Make your hoop dreams come true with ISW. See the Boston Celtics play the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm). [more]

Nritya Nipuna - Shubh Agrawal

There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them! [more]

Carnatic Music Arangetram - Meghna Chandra

Meghna Chandra, a student of Aparna Balaji, Abhyaas Academy of Music recently performed her music arangetram in the Bedford Old Town Hall in Bedford, MA. [more]

Google CEO Schmidt Share's Google' Vision

MIT student Divya Srinivasan, a staff reporter for the MIT newspaper Tech, was part of the team invited to meet Google CEO Schmidt as he shared his vision for Google. [more]

Sri Lakshmi Temple - Proposed Expansion

After the Prana Prathishta of Sri Satyanarayana, the temple has a proposal to install a Shivalingam and Sri Narsimha Vigraham to expand its reach to serve the needs of diverse communities and make is a place for all Hindu worship. [more]

Weekend Entertainment

Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the events and concerts during this upcoming fortnight including Khailash Kher, Boston Bhangra, Sanskriti, Diwali Rhythms and Gaan Sammelan 2009. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Sitaram Chandawarkar, Sophia Farooqui and Narayan Sharma, who were the winner of the last set of puzzles. Here is one easy puzzle for students and one for adults [more]

Music Review - London Dreams

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
Shankar-Ehsan-Loy have consistently been creating some very good music over many years and this album showcases some very talented vocalists, some new, some already established, all male however. [more]

Laugh A While

What will a turkey with a dramatic bent of mind say to another turkey on Thanksgiving morning?
To be or not to be roasted, that is the question.

Cartoon - Daylite Shaving!

Time Change - Daylite Shaving! [more]

Recipes For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving recipes! [more]

Picture Of The Fortnight

By the time the Colorado river enters the Grand Canyon, at Lee's Ferry, its altitude has fallen to 3,110 feet, dropping over one mile since its beginning. The river will drop another 2,200 feet before it reaches the other end of the Grand Canyon, the Grand Wash Cliffs, 277 miles away. [more]

Thought For The Day

Vinayak Bhave, renamed with the affectionate diminutive "Vinoba" by Mahatma Gandhi, was born on Sept. 11, 1895, into a high-ranking Chitapavan Brahmin family in Gagode village, south of Bombay. [more]

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