Event Update

Friday - 02/19/10
Sitar Concert - Josh Feinberg/Nitin Mitta
ELA MCAS Workshop

Saturday - 02/20/10
South Asian Showdown
74th Maha Shivratri Celebrations: Experiencing God's Power and Protection
Heart Disease Epidemic Among Indians by Dr. Enas / Waltham
Veena Concert by Guhan with Vignesh on Mridangam
Laasya 2010
Heart Disease Epidemic Among Indians by Dr. Enas / Burlington
Yoga Classes at NEHTI

Sunday - 02/21/10
World Peace Meditation Hour
Heart Disease Epidemic Among Indians by Dr. Enas / Shrewsbury
Advanced MATH/Science Homework Help

Wednesday - 02/24/10
Boston Bhangra Seniors Tryouts

Thursday - 02/25/10
Talk and Seminar Series: The Story of Immortality
Career Fair - ISW

Saturday - 02/27/10
Investing through Service - Change India
Boogie Woogie 2010 Auditions

Sunday - 02/28/10
Advanced MATH/Science Homework Help

Saturday - 3/6/10
India Conference at Harvard Business School
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Lokvani Talks To Dr. Raghu Tadepalli

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
Dr. Raghu Tadepalli is the Murata Dean of the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. He comes to Babson after most recently serving as Dean of the Graduate School of Business and Associate Dean of the Williams College of Business at Xavier University in Cincinnati. He talked to Lokvani about his career and MBA admissions. [more]

In Conversation With Renowned Cardiologist Dr. Enas

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)
Dr. Enas, renowned cardiologist and Director of the CADI Research Foundation is in Boston this weekend to talk on his latest book "How To Beat The Heart Disease Epidemic Among South Asians - A Prevention and Management Guide for Asian Indians and their Doctors". Know what your BMI, HDL and LDL levels mean to your health and your heart. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
If I had to choose, apart from myself, I would choose Priyanka or Vidya. 'Kaminey' is one of my favorite films. And I loved Vidya in 'Paa'. But why can't I choose myself? [more]

Record Particiapation At Nrityanajali

(This article is sponsored by Russian School of Math)
A record 210 dancers participated in the 12 hour long Nrityanjali program held at the New England Hindu Temple for the Shivarathri celebrations. Ten competitors vied for three top spots. And the winners are.. [more]

South Asian Art - Artist Profile

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
Artist in Focus - Ramchandra Kharatmal is the quintessential artist. He does his work without any consideration of awards, art market...the goal remains to improve on his skills and compositions, with the best work always being categorized as “the next one.” [more]

Boogie Woogie Hangama In Connecticut

Somalee Cheddha and Anishaa Mukharjee were the winners of the Boogie Woogie dance contest held by Milan Cultural Association, CT, on January 29th. [more]

Learn Quest Academy Music Festival Attracts Legendary Performers And Emerging Artists

From March 31st to April 4th, Learn Quest Academy annual music festival attracts Carnatic legendary artists like Lalgudi's, U. Srinivas, Unni Krishnan, Sangeeta Sivakumar, Kunnakudi, upcoming music group Akshara and local artists like Durga Krishnan, K.V.S. Vinay, Mahalingam Santhanakrishnan and Gaurishankar. [more]

TAGB Celebrates Sankranthi Sambaaralu

The Sankranthi 2010 event hosted by the Telugu Association of Greater Boston (TAGB) on January 30, 2010 was literally a festival that came alive out of the pages of memories held by those who have immigrated here. From the thoughts of Bhogi and flying kites the atmosphere buzzed with joy, chatter, delicious food and wonderful entertainment. [more]

Health For Humanity Yogathon

Over 5000 people participate in Yogathon performing over half a million Surya Namaskars all over the US. Weight loss and other health benefits were accrued by the participants. [more]

Telangana Dhoom Dhaam In Boston A Huge Success!

Ebbs and tides of Jai Telangana slogans shrilled, echoing across the hall way in the Keefe Tech School’s auditorium in Framingham, MA on the evening of February the 6th, 2010, as the cultural programs, folk songs, dances, music of the Telangana flavor were thoroughly enjoyed by over five hundred of NRIs of the Greater Boston area. [more]

ISW To Host Career Fair And Boogie Woogie

Looking for a job ? Attend the free job fair being organized by ISW on February 25th. Like to dance or want to watch beautiful dances ? Be part of the Boogie Woogie dance competition on February 27th at the India Center in Shrewsbury. [more]

Change India - AIF Youth Group Invites Clinton Fellows

The American India Foundation’s newly formed New England Youth Professionals Chapter is having its first launch event to discuss how to get involved with one of the largest secular, non-partisan American organizations supporting development work in India. The event will feature three recipients of the William J. Clinton Fellowship Service in India who will discuss their personal experience working within the country. [more]

Intel Science Talent Search Announces 2010 Winners

Sunanda Sharma of Shrewsbury, MA was named one of the 40 Finalists, while Pooja Reddy Pendri of South Glastonbury, CT along with nearly 40 Indian-American students were among the 300 semi-finalists in the 2010 Intel Science Talent Search, America's most prestigious pre-college science competition. [more]

ATFS Vocabulary And Science Contests

ATFS Learning Center conducted its 5th annual Vocabulary Contest on January 23rd. The 1st place winners were Vasant Sundaresan (Level 1), Kristen Huie (Level 2) and Mano Sunderesan (Level 3). [more]

Shut Out From Roth IRAs No Longer

High-income investors whose earnings level would previously have restricted them to a Traditional IRA can now convert those to Roth IRAs and reap the long-term tax advantages if they will be in the same or a higher tax bracket in retirement. [more]

Are Plastics Making You Crazy? – What Do Those Triangles On Plastic Containers Mean?

"Hot food, microwaves and plastics don't mix, avoid polycarbonate, do not reuse commercial water and juice bottles, do not heat milk in baby bottles and sippy cups," says Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna of UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center. [more]

Stricter H-1B Evidence Requirements And Eligibility Standards To Be Imposed

The new USCIS guidance establishes enhanced evidence requirements on employers who will be filing H-1B petitions including establishing that an employer-employee relationship exists. [more]

Weekend Entertainment

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

For The Mathematically Inclined

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

Music Review - Ishqiya

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
The creative team of Vishal Bharadwaj and Gulzar are back after Kaminey and Omkara with another unusual film Ishqiya. The film stars such heavyweights as Naseeruddin Shah supported by Arshad Warsi and Vidya Balan in a very unusual role. Meena Sundaram who reviews this CD will be singing along with Mohan Subramaniam at Lexspring Dhamaka on March 27th. [more]

Film Review - My Name Is Khan

Expectations are high for the Hindi film, particularly after last week’s global publicity tour of the MNIK team, which saw Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in New York ringing the bell for the NASDAQ, followed by promotional events in London including SRK’s appearance on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross. [more]

Laugh A While

A man telephoned an airline office in New Delhi and asked, "How long does it take to fly to Australia?"
The Clerk said, "Just a minute...." "Thank you!" the man said and hung up.

Cartoon - Vishwa Gujarati Samaj

...And if we don't speak, read or write Gujarati,
how are we going to expect our children to?

Recipes - Sprouts

Sprouts - Healthy and Nutritious and packed with protein. [more]

Photo Of The Fortnight

A travel trip to Egypt and Turkey. [more]

Thought For The Day

"Life is only traveled once, Today's moment becomes Tomorrow's Memory.
Enjoy Every Moment Good or Bad, Because the gift of Life is LIFE itself."

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