Event Update
Friday - 04/30/10
A Conference from Educators for Teaching India
Pandit Chitresh Das & Jason Samuels Smith
Indo-jazz group Natraj performs with African master drummer Nani Agbeli

Saturday - 5/1/10
Math Foundation Contest
NETS Chithirai Vizhaa 2010
Pandit Chitresh Das & Jason Samuels Smith
Dil Ki Mehfil
Maharashtra Din program - Goshta Janmanantarchi
Free Class of Gentle Yoga at Sri Lakshmi Temple
Navaladi brothers concert‏

Sunday - 5/2/10
Sanjeevani Bhelande Concert - Ekal Vidyalaya
Vijay Siva - Carnatic Vocal / MITHAS
Pandit Chitresh Das & Jason Samuels Smith

Monday - 5/3/10
Mondays@Tantric-Promoting Boston

Tuesday - 5/4/10
Political Awareness Event- An Evening With Dr. Jaya Prakash Narayan

Wednesday - 5/5/10
Srimati Bhargavi Balasubramanian / NEHTI
Architecture and Cultural Significance in India

Thursday - 5/6/10
Ecstatic Chant with Jai Uttal
Boston LGBT Film Festival
Mom's Night Out
Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan, MLA

Friday - 5/7/10
Viraj Amar - Hindustani Vocal

Saturday - 5/8/10
SAJA presents authors: Shankar Vedantam and Anand Giridhardas

Sunday - 5/9/10
Kushal Das - Sitar / MITHAS
Sa re ga ma pa - Singing Competition / Framingham
Special Concert By Bhargavi Balasubramanian
Vedic Science of Creation
Shiva Shakti - Dance Ballet

Monday - 5/10/10
Deity Installation 7 Day Festival at Braj Mandir

Friday - 5/14/10
BapuNa Rajma Lilalaher - Comedy Play
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Our Voice And Yours

Manmohan Singh, P.Namperumalsamy, Sachin Tendulkar, Amartya Sen, Kiran Majumdar-Shaw chosen as 100 most influential people by Time Magazine.

Meet Our Sponsor: Sangita Joshi - The Bulfinch Group.

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

Lokvani Talks To Radharaman Gargeya

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
Gargeya was recently re-elected to the school committee for the Lincoln-Sudbury School system in a aggressively contested election. He talked to Lokvani about his work at the school committee, the need for political involvement for South Asians and shared thoughts on how to reform public education in the US. [more]

In Conversation With Janet Penn, Interfaith Action

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)
Dr. Eboo Patel, Founder and Director of the Interfaith Youth Core, Chicago, IL, Member of President Obama’s Office of Community and Faith-Based Partnerships, has praise for the group Interfaith Action (IFA). Based in Sharon, MA, it is a great example of an organization transforming religious diversity into interfaith cooperation. Janet Penn, Executive Director of IFA speaks about the groups' work. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Bollywood actors Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif may be tight-lipped about their relationship status, but they have been voted the hottest couple of the decade in a poll by MSN India. [more]

Bollywood Blockbusters - A Feast For The Eyes And Ears!!!

(This article is sponsored by Russian School of Math)
The bright, beautiful evening of April 24th, 2010 was when Bollywood Blockbuster music rocked Framingham, MA! The musical concert was presented by Aaroh, as a fundraiser for Ekal Vidyalaya and Haiti earthquake victims. [more]

South Asian Art - The Indian-ness Of Art

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
As the headlines screamed controversies surrounding M.F. Hussain acceptance of Qatari citizenship, one stops to wonder at this strange ‘possessiveness’ that seemed to have gripped the Indian media. At age 95, Hussain, a nomad at heart, had been reduced to the status of a refuge. [more]

MITHAS Launches New Initiatives With In Home Concerts

MITHAS, captured this experience on April 25th at their first In Home series hosted by Raj and Nalini Sharma at their residence in Sharon. The Sunday concert showcased the areas rising stars who are still at High School, Sriva Raghavan as the vocalist, Rasika Murali on the violin and Ullas Rao on the Mridangam supported by their teachers Tara Anand and Pravin Sitaram [more]

2010 Haasya Kavi Sammelan

The Haasya Ras (humorous) Kavi Sammelan had the audience roaring with laughter from the get go. Mahendra Ajanabi, Ashkaran Atal and Arun Gemini regaled audiences with jokes and their poems. The event was organized by ISW and the Antarashtriya Hindi Manch. [more]

Phoolan Devi: The Bandit Queen

Shrish Korde’s brilliant Multi-Media chamber opera describing the life and times of Phoolan Devi had many original elements including setting an Atlantic Monthly interview to music and incorporating Indian classical music and dance alongside western operatic singing. New England's Deepti Navaratana, Aditya Kalyanpur and Mesma Belsare were brilliant. Urmila Basu Malllick was cute as young Phoolon. [more]

Pandit Chitresh Das And Jason Smith

India Jazz Suites, brought to you by World Music from April 30-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]

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.

NEHTI YCEP Hosts Spiritual Discourse And Classical Music

On May 8th at 4:00 pm, Dr. R.S. Ayyar will present a talk (in English) on Divine Epic of Lord Kathikeya (Muruga) at the Sri Lakshmi Temple in Ashland. Also, do not miss the Drupad concert on May 15th at 2:00 pm. [more]

Oothukadu Venkata Subbaaiyer - Composer Par Excellence - II

Aruna Sairam's renditions of one of Oothukadu's Tillana's can give us a sense of the brilliance of this poet. Bhakti and Brilliance are intertwined in his compositions. Do not miss Oothukadu day on May 9 at Keefe Tech. [more]

MITHAS Presents 'NadaSangamam' - A Classical Music Extravanganza

On May 16th, at the Chinmaya Mission, MITHAS presents "Nadasangamam", a musical Symphony of Carnatic and Hindustani Vocal and Instrument ensembles with distinguished Teachers and select students from the Greater Boston area.

TyE Boston Emerges Winner Of The 25K Prize.

The winner of the TyE Global $25K 2009-2010 Business Plan Competition was: EnerLyze from the TyE Boston chapter. Congratulations to Team members of Parth Amin, Abhi Ashutosh, Swetal Bhatt, Devika Ranjan and Aditya Yadavalli. [more]

The Prosody Of The Rg Veda And The Recitation Of The Mantras

On April 11, 2010, Dr. Satya Prakash Saraswat, Bentley University, spoke on the prosodic variations in the composition of the Vedas and their effects on the style and recitation of mantras in the Science Center at Harvard University, Cambridge. [more]

Smart Medical Devices - What's On The Horizon?

TiE Boston organized an informative panel of industry and academic experts on smart medical devices on April 1, 2010 in Waltham, MA. [more]

People For Lok Satta Hosts Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan

Rejuvenate India! Listen to frontline crusaders fighting against in corruption in India! on May 6th in Needham, MA. [more]

Hindu Heritage Day 2010

The Annual Hindu Heritage Day (HHD) will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2010, from 3pm to 8pm at Marlboro Middle School in Marlboro, MA. The focus of this day is on youth as the theme for this event is “Youth Paving the Hindu Future.” [more]

TiE-Boston Announces Its 12th Annual Conference, TiECON East 2010 “Winning In The New Climate”

TiECON East 2010 features several dynamic keynote speakers representing different sectors that include: Ashraf Dahod, President & CEO, Starent Networks; David Vieau, President & CEO, A123 Systems; Bob Pozen, Chairman, MFS Investment Management; and Dr. Ram Sasisekharan, Co-founder, Momenta Pharmaceuticals. [more]

Akshaya Patra Launches Gifts For Moms, Smiles For Children

The Akshaya Patra Foundation has launched Gifts For Moms, Smiles For Children, a Mother’s Day campaign that pays tribute to Mothers worldwide while helping to feed and educate children throughout India. [more]

Zaroug Jaleel Wins Junior High School Chess Championship

Zaroug Jaleel, a freshman student at Lexington High School, tied for first at the K-9 National Junior High school chess championship in Minneapolis, MN. [more]

Protecting Your Retirement Investments During A Job Transition

The current economic and market environment has prompted many Americans to rethink their retirement strategies. If you are experiencing a job transition—particularly if the transition is unplanned and unexpected—such a reassessment may be particularly important for you. While it may be tempting to focus more on your immediate needs, you should not lose sight of long-term goals, especially your retirement strategy. [more]

Weekend Entertainment

Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the events and concerts during this upcoming fortnight including Sanjeevani Bhelande Ekal Vidyalaya Charity Concert, Pandit Chitresh Das, Vijay Siva, Bhargavi Balasubramanian, Kushal Das, 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 Kishore Balsara, Lalita Devadas, Saroj Kumar, Roopesh Mathur and Nirvik Nandy, who were winners of the last set of puzzles. Here is one easy puzzle for students and one for adults. [more]

Music Review - Female Duets In Hindi CInema

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
Down memory lane with duets by female voices in Hindi films of the 40’s to the 60’s. [more]

Laugh A While

In addition to a healthy diet, did you know that laughter can speed up your immune system? [more]

Cartoon: IPL

IPL - Ishk Pyar ya Love! [more]

Recipes At Random

Randomness in recipes ! [more]

Book Previews: Meet Authors Shankar Vedantam And Anand Giridhardas

Vedantam will talk about his new book ‘The Hidden Brain: How our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars and Save Our Lives’ and Giridhardas will talk about his recent reporting experiences in India as well as his forthcoming book ‘India Calling.’ [more]

Picture Of The Fortnight

Sign of Spring - Photo by 16 year old Luqmaan Siddiqui. [more]

Thought For The Day

"The only solutions that are ever worth anything are the solutions that people find themselves." - Satyajit Ray. [more]

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