Event Update
Friday - 04/16/10
Boston South Asian Film Festival

Saturday - 04/17/10
Holi & Baisakhi with Aaroh / IARI
Gulzar songs – Baat Pashmine Ki (CANCELLED)
NSF Education Bees / Fitchburg
AIF Spring to Action Bike ride
Ugadi 2010
Raga Unveiled / MITHAS
Bharatanatyam -Kirthi Ramgopal
Boston South Asian Film Festival
Seventh Annual 5K Run/Walk - Asha for Education, NYC/NJ Chapter
Gentle Yoga at Sri Lakshmi temple

Sunday - 04/18/10
Ardhanareshwar Shiva Shakti / Triveni Ensemble
Advanced MATH/Science Homework Help
Boston South Asian Film Festival

Monday - 04/19/10
4-Day SAT Workshop

Friday - 04/23/10
Meditation: The Way to Mental Freedom

Saturday - 04/24/10
Aaroh Presents Bollywood Blockbusters
Sa re ga ma pa - Singing Competition / Burlington
Shree Satya Narayana Maha Puja
Kavi Sammelan
Phoolan Devi: The Bandit Queen

Sunday - 04/25/10
Advanced MATH/Science Homework Help
Sa re ga ma pa - Singing Competition / Cambridge
Yoga - Dr. Nagendra ji of vyasa.org
Phoolan Devi: The Bandit Queen

Monday - 04/26/10
Yoga - Dr. Nagendra ji of vyasa.org

Tuesday - 04/27/10
Yoga - Dr. NagendraJI of vyasa.org

Wednesday - 04/28/10
Book Group: Q&A (Slumdog Millionaire) Vikas Swarup.
Celebrate the Artist! Pandit Chitresh Das, Kathak Dance Master, Innovator and Pioneer

Friday - 04/30/10
A Conference from Educators for Teaching India
Pandit Chitresh Das & Jason Samuels Smith
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Our Voice And Yours

We dedicate this newsletter to the memory of Chitra Parayath, Lokvani's Founder Partner on her 5th death anniversary.

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

Lokvani Talks To Dr. Lakshmi Kona And Archana Natekar Of Aakara MedSpa

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
At the corner of Depot Square in Lexington, Aakara Med Spa is attracting customers for its state of the art facility and medical aesthetic procedures. Dr. Lakshmi Kona and Archana Natekar started this Med Spa purely out of passion for providing skin care. [more]

In Conversation With Dr. Navaratna Rajaram

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)
Dr. Navaratna S. Rajaram is a mathematician and scientist who after more than twenty years as an academic and industrial researcher turned his attention to history and history of science. He has authored several acclaimed books on ancient history including The Deciphered Indus Script (w/ Natwar Jha). He is best known for showing the connections between Vedic Mathematics and Indus archaeology and proposing a decipherment of the 5000 year old Indus script. He spoke to Lokvani about his work and the problems with colonial-Eurocentric approach to studying Indian history. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Preity Zinta has once again denied reports that she will sell her stake in the Indian Premier League team Kings XI Punjab and that Videocon is planning to buy it. [more]

TAGB Celebrates Ugadi With Festivity And Fervor

(This article is sponsored by Russian School of Math)
Telugu Association of Greater Boston (TAGB) celebrated the arrival of Telugu New Year “VIKRUTI” and the holy festival of Srirama Navami with a lot of fanfare on April 3rd at the local Canton High School Auditorium in Canton, MA. [more]

PEM's Sensational India - A Delightful Experience

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
Rangoli, Madhubani Art, Indian fashions, interviews with James Ivory, Bharatanatyam and Indian music were all part Sensational India at the Peabody Essex Museum that showcased various aspects of Indian culture. [more]

New England Wins In Cleveland

Amritha Mangalat, Prayuth Nandotha and Harini Rajasekar won the Bharatanatyam, Flute and Violin competitions at the Cleveland Thiagaraja Aradhana. [more]

Aaroh Presents Bollywood Blockbusters

Aaroh presents Bollywood Blockbusters on April 24th. A must attend event!

Sa Re Ga Ma Pa - A Singing Competition

New England Hindi Manch invites you to participate in "New England SaReGaMaPa" auditions in Burlington area (April 24th), Cambridge/MIT (April 25th) and Framingham (May 9th). While this is a singing competition based on Bollywood movie songs, the idea is to get local music lovers together. [more]

Sanjeevani Bhelande Concert - Ekal Vidyalaya

Sanjeevani, the chulbuli voice of 'Chorichori Jab Nazren Mili' and the first winner of Sa Re Ga Ma will be in the Boston area to enthrall you on May 2nd.

2010 Haasya Kavi Sammelan

ISW is hosting its highly successful Kavi Sammelan with Arun Gemini, Mahendra Ajanabi and Dr. Suman Dubey on April 24th. [more]

Oothukadu Venkata Subbaaiyer - Composer Par Excellence - I

Combining extremely complicated rhythms and melodies in a unique way this saintly composer's works are delightful particularly for dance. We look at his work and life. Shri Lakshmi Temple is featuring a concert of his compositions on May 9th at Keefe Tech in Framingham, MA. [more]

Bharatanatyam - Krithi Ramgopal

The YCEP committee of Shri Lakshmi temple presents famed Bharatanatyam Dancers from India Kirthi Ramgopal to perform at the temple on Saturday, April 17th at 4:00 pm. Kirthi was specially invited from India to perform at the prestigious Cleveland Thiagaraja Aradhana festival. The recital is free and open to public. [more]

Classical Kathak Dance Meets American Tap : Pandit Chitresh Das And Jason Smith

India Jazz Suites, which comes to Boston April 29-May 2, is a brilliant production featuring one of the world's foremost kathak dance masters, Pandit Chitresh Das, in collaboration with an Emmy award-winning tap dancer, Jason Samuels Smith. [more]

IMANE Spring Medical Meeting A Huge Success

"Lifestyle, weight loss, exercise, child birth before 35 years of age, and breast feeding for 12 months reduces the probability of breast cancer," said Dr. Vardhan. Nutrition also plays a big role according to Sangeeta Pradhan. [more]

Nanhi Kali Benefit Concert By The Mt. Auburn String Quartet

The Nanhi Kali Boston Chapter teamed up with the Tufts Association of South Asians (TASA) to organize a benefit concert for Project Nanhi Kali on April 2nd at the Distler Performance Hall at Tufts University. [more]

VPS Celebrates Holi

VPS celebrated holi at the newly opened Braj Center in Holbrook, MA. [more]

The Bandit Queen - A Brilliant Multimedia Chamber Opera

"The story of the life of Phoolon Devi presented me with a musical opportunity to blend Carnatic, Hindustani and Western classical music along with Bharatanatyam, Kathak and video documentary to create a unique opera," says composer Shirish Korde, who presented a preview of his piece at PEM. The full opera will be presented on April 23 and 24. It is a most unusual and brilliant work. [more]

Deepak Chopra To Deliver Keynote Address At The Akshaya Patra Benefit Event

This event will be an opportunity to honor and pay tribute to Dr. Deepak Chopra, the world’s authority on alternative medicine, and a philosopher and humanitarian who has inspired people around the globe while raising funds for the most needy children. [more]

IAFPE 2010 Summer Political Internship Program

Not sure what to do this summer. Consider being an IAFPE Summer Political Intern. Act now as the deadline is April 18th. [more]

Scholarship For College - For Graduating High School Seniors

Are you a graduating senior with a minimum SAT score of 1800? Sri Lakshmi Temple in Ashland invites you to apply for the $1000 Vidyalakshmi Academic Scholarship to be given. Check out the details. Deadline April 30. [more]

Ameek Ponda Appointed To IRS Advisory Council

Ameek Ponda, member of SABA and TiE and a graduate of Harvard, has been appointed to the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC). [more]

Teaching Children The Financial Facts Of Life

By default, parents are usually the primary source of a financial education. To help the children in your life develop a responsible attitude about money, it might help to consider these points. [more]

Weekend Entertainment

Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the events and concerts during this upcoming fortnight including IARI Holi and Baisakhi with Aaroh, Aerdanareshwar Shiva Shakti - Triveni Ensemble, Bollywood Blockbusters, Sanjeevani Bhelande Ekal Vidyalaya Charity Concert, An Evening with Azhar Usman, Aman Ali and Samson Koletkar, Deepak Chopra Akshaya Patra Benefit Event, Apaar Bangla, and Utsav Trilok - Fancy Dress Competition. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Aseem Chandawarkar, Sitaram Chandawarkar, Saroj Kumar, Twinkle Morbia and Prabhakar Nadkarni, who were winners of the last set of puzzles. Here is one easy puzzle for students and one for adults. [more]

Music Review - Paathshaala

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
The Paathshaala music album has a feel-good quality to it and is quite engaging and in my opinion deserves 4 out of 5 stars – the songs are mostly pleasing to the ear and well composed (even though a couple have already had their origins in earlier albums) and showcase a set of very talented vocalists who are also largely well known film music composers themselves. Good work, Hanif Shaikh. [more]

Laugh A While

A drunkard was brought to court. Just before the trial there was a commotion in the gallery. The judge pounded the gravel on his table and shouted, "Order, order."
The drunkard immediately responded, "Thank you, your honor, I'll have a scotch and soda."

Cartoon: Son Come Back To India

Son, come back to India... Not only you will get Idli-vada, Vada-pao, you missed over ther, now you will be getting fast food too! [more]

Recipes - Sweetened Rice

Rice sweetened with fruits and nuts and .... [more]

Picture Of The Fortnight

Ganpatipule and its beaches are one of the most beautiful and serene tourist places in Maharashtra. [more]

Thought For The Day

Life is a great travel trip... But it does not come with a map, We have to search to reach the destinations and chart the best route. - Unknown. [more]

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