Event Update
Friday - 02/05/10
Malayalam movie - Palery Maanikyam
Hindi Movie - Ishqiya

Saturday - 02/6/10
Bollywood Night
Pongal Vizha 2010
Boston Telangana Dhoom Dhaam
Yoga Classes at NEHTI
Hindi Movie - Ishqiya
Tamil movie - Tamil Padam

Sunday - 02/7/10
Mahashivratri Chidrens Program
Hindi Movie - Ishqiya
Advanced MATH/Science Homework Help
Marathi Mela

Friday - 02/12/10
Sri Maha Shiva Ratri
Mahaa Shivaraatri / Chinmaya Mission

Saturday - 02/13/10
Maha Shivratri - ISW

Sunday - 02/14/10
Special Valentine
Harvard Lecture Series: Indian Society through the Ages
Cape Ann Indian Community Kirtan
Advanced MATH/Science Homework Help

Friday - 02/19/10
Sitar Concert - Josh Feinberg/Nitin Mitta
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Our Voice And Yours

Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol on Monday became the first Bollywood stars to ring the opening bell of the New York stock exchange NASDAQ.

Meet our Sponsor - Attorney Monique Kornfeld.

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

Lokvani Talks To Manohar Sriramaneni, CPA

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
As tax time approaches, and with so many new changes in tax laws and credits, there is no better way to get advice than from an expert. Manohar Sriramaneni is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of Massachusetts and has his own company MyTaxLinx. [more]

In Conversation With Zain Latif

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)
A financial wiz, Latif finished his MBA at 19 and became VP at Merrill Lynch at the age of 23. He shot to fame with his success in working in Africa. He was executive director at Goldman Sachs before starting his own equity fund TLG capital. He will be in Boston to speak on opportunities in Africa on Feb 24. He talked to Lokvani about the secret to his success. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Tuesday Katrina Kaif won herself more fans when she stepped on the stage with Bihar's Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at Patna's Shri Krishna Memorial Auditorium. [more]

Chinmaya Mission Carnatic - Hindustani Music Concert Draws Appreciative Audience

(This article is sponsored by Russian School of Math)
Chinmaya Mission Boston newly built auditorium designed for solo, orchestral as well as any performing arts repertoire reverberated with an evening of fine classical music on January 30th, 2010. As part of its commitment to the arts, the organizers presented an evening of Carnatic and Hindustani Music by Geetha Murali, Shuchita Rao, and 16year old Rasika Murali along with local artists. [more]

South Asian Art - In Memory Of Prashant Fadia

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
Rahul Mehrotra, Professor, MIT, focuses on the Architecture and Cultural Significance in India. [more]

South Asian Showdown Gears Up For Dance Show

If you like South Asian Dance and want to see some of the most competitive dance teams in North America, don’t miss South Asian Showdown! This competition is the first of its kind in North America with Bhangra teams vs Fusion teams vs Garba/Raas teams vs Hindi-Film/Bollywood teams! Mark you calendars for Saturday, February 20th at the John Hancock theatre in Boston! [more]

Laasya 2010 - Intercollegiate Classical Dance Competition

BU Dheem and MIT Natya invite you to a unique and important event - Laasya, the first and only intercollegiate Indian Classical Dance competition in the northeast on Feb. 20th at MIT. [more]

A Feast Of Music For Music Lovers

LearnQuest Academy of music proudly presents its fifth annual five-day music conference featuring some of the best artists of Indian Classical Music. [more]

IAGB Celebrates Republic Day 2010

Congressman John Tierney was the guest of honor at the IAGB Republic Day Celebration which as usual sported a colorful variety entertainment program. [more]

IAFPE Honors Three Local Business Entreprenuers

IAFPE elects new executive committee with Dr. Melvyn Menezes as President while honoring three local business entrepreneurs - Malkiat Gill of Bollywood Grill, Shobha Shastry of Alankar Decors & Wedding Planners, and Neelam & Anupam Wali of Printing and Graphics Services. [more]

Indus: The Unvoiced Civilization

"A total of 400-600 characters have been identified from the various Indus inscriptions. No single inscription contains more than 17 characters," said Dr. Meadow, Harvard University, as part of the discussion on Indus Valley Civilization organized by Dr. Bijoy Misra on January 10th. [more]

2010 TiE VC Annual Outlook

“Given what is going on in the world markets, don’t try to predict the macroeconomics but be prepared. Focus on risk management exercises, consider the downside and conduct scenario analysis,” said Helman as TiE hosted its Annual VC Outlook event on Jan. 28th. [more]

India Republic Day Declared As An Indian Republic Day In Connecticut

The Republic Day of India Celebration dazzles the Capitol building in Hartford, CT. [more]

Brahma Kumaris To Host 74th Maha Shivratri Celebration

It is now time to recognize the source of Knowledge, Supreme Father Shiva, Connect to Him and experience the transformation in a natural way, with the help of his Powers and Blessings. [more]

Ritu Kapur Offers Weekly Yoga Classes

Ritu Kapur, along with NEHTI YCEP, presents weekly yoga classes starting February 6th at the Sri Lakshmi Temple. [more]

Saheli Appoints Its First Executive Director And Launches Fresh Initiatives

After 14 years of social service to the South Asian community in Massachusetts, Saheli, a largely volunteer based organization has reached another milestone with the appointment of an Executive Director, Meena Sonea Hewett beginning February 1, 2010. [more]

Medical Missions For Children Help India's Young With Congenital Deformities

Before the year 2010 ends, a group of 15 to 40 volunteers, including surgeons, dentists, anesthesiologists, nurses, and other medical and administrative staff will travel to city of Phalodi in Rajasthan, India on a ten day trip to provide corrective and surgical procedures on approximately 50 children suffering with severe congenital deformities. [more]

WLP Now Accepting Applications For The 2010 Summer Program

The Washington Leadership Program (WLP) is now accepting applications from high-potential South Asian college students for the 2010 summer leadership program. The deadline for submitting applications is February 8, 2010. [more]

From Haj To Haridwar - Part II

From the holiest spot for the Muslims, we now go to the two of the holiest spots for Hindus, Haridwar and Rishikesh where many a great Rishis have established their ashrams. We take you to the banks of the Ganga and to Shantikunj. We bring you an invitation to attend the international festival of Yoga, Culture and Spirituality in March. [more]

Solar Energy At Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam

His Holiness, the Shankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam has given His blessing to use Solar power for the Matams power needs thus making renewable energy as an important part of the mission. The devotees have raised most of the funds but are looking for a small amount to bring this project to fruition. [more]

The Story Of Shivratri

Sri Maha Shivaratri is celebrated on the 14th night of the Krishna Paksha of Phalguna month and this year it falls on Friday 12th of February. On this auspicious day, devotees observe fasting and keep a vigil all night. [more]

December Home Prices Experience First Double-Digit Increase Since 2005

The median sale prices of single-family home sales and condominiums were each up 10.9 percent compared to December 2008. This is the first time prices have gone up by double digits since 2005. [more]

Weekend Entertainment

Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the events and concerts during this upcoming fortnight including Yoga Classes, Josh Feinberg Sitar Concert, Laasya 2010, Experiencing God's Power and Protection, South Asian Showdown, Heart Disease Epidemic Among Indians, IITSINE Annual Social and Aerdanareshwar Shiva Shakti - Triveni Ensemble. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

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

Music Review - Striker

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
Striker, a Bollywood film starring Southie beauty Padmapriya and Telugu movie heart-throb Siddharth Narayan, has music by many music directors. The album features several wonderful tracks. [more]

Laugh A While

Some marriage humor in time for Valentines Day.
Shaadi ke pehle - Maine Pyar Kiya
Shaadi ke baad - Ye Maine Kya Kiya?

Cartoon - Obama's Report Card

Sasha, what is this in your report card, your grades are very bad?"
Mom, that's Dad's report card!

Recipes Of Love

Valentine recipes for the special day on February 14th from I love you scones to sweetheart bars. [more]

Picture Of The Fortnight

Photos from 16 year old Luqman Siddiqui. [more]

Thought For The Day

Expect more from yourself than from others, because expectations from others hurt a lot, while expectations from yourself inspire a lot. [more]

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