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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Lokvani Talks To Veeramani Ranganathan

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
Veeramani Ranganathan, a software engineer by profession has played a key role in the building of a new Hindu Temple in Nashua, New Hampshire. He spoke to Lokvani about the mission and vision for the temple and about the fund raising event to be held on June 5. [more]

In Conversation With Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan, Sitar Maestro

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)
The sublime sounds of the sitar transformed the hallowed walls of LearnQuest Academy of Music, Waltham, MA, from May 7-9. The occasion taking place was a three day shibir conducted by Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan, one of the most distinguished sitar players today, organized by the Shahid Parvez Khan Academy of Music in collaboration with LearnQuest Academy of Music. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Deepika Padukone, who has reportedly rekindled her romance with long-time boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor, has clarified that she is not planning to get married anytime soon. [more]

LearnQuest Academy’s 5th Annual Music Conference

(This article is sponsored by Russian School of Math)
Music lovers from New England area as well as from all over the U.S look forward to the annual Learnquest conference with great anticipation and joy. Heartiest Congratulations once again to LearnQuest Academy of Music for organizing such a great event. [more]

South Asian Art - At The Davis Museum In Wellesley

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
Don't miss these two fine exhibits: Seeing God in Prints, the first formal presentation in the United States of this genre of Indian art, was organized and exhibited at the International Print Center, New York. At the Davis Museum, the exhibition is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Helyn MacLean Program Fund. It will complement Painted Songs and Stories: Contemporary Pardhan Gond Art from India (on view from April 7 - June 6). [more]

Delightful Spring Dance Festival In CT

Swathi Kamakshi Ravi, Jeyanthi Ghatraju, Sujatha Meyyappan, Radhika Jaishankar, Abhirami Manian (student of Thenu Rajan) and Monica Lakshmi Manickam (student of Ranjani Saigal) performed at the Namaskaar Foundation's world dance festival along with dancers from around the world. [more]

Longwood Symphony Orchestra Supports ATASK

A fabulous performance by the Longwood Symphony Orchestra (LSO) with Jonathan McPhee as conductor helps raise funds for the Asian Task Force, an organization that helps victims of domestic violence. [more]

NETS Welcomes Tamil New Year 2010

The New England Tamil Sangam celebrated Chithirai Vizhaa 2010. Key highlights of the program were a humorous and informal debate, and light music. Prof. R. Subrahmonia Ayyar graciously honored the occasion as Chief Guest. [more]

Preventing Human Trafficking And Slavery

In this day and age, one is amazed to learn of the extent and pervasiveness of this practice. Audience members were surprised to hear that though slavery is outlawed around the world, the practice of indentured servants and of selling people into various forms of servitude continues in all quarters of the globe including affluent westernized nations. One of the organizations estimated that over 27 million people are enslaved in various professions around the world. [more]

Three Generations + Three Perspectives = All Counts

On Saturday March 27th Saheli held its second daylong workshop for the South Asian community at the Council on Aging in Burlington, MA. This workshop focused on intergeneration communication within the South Asian community and was attended by over 60 people. [more]

Spring To Action AIF Bike Ride

On a beautiful Saturday morning on the first of May, the American India Foundation, along with its newly established Young Professionals Chapter, had their annual fundraising bike ride, Spring Into Action, a twenty-five mile trail through Concord and its neighboring towns. Twenty participants raised money to support AIF’s Rickshaw Bank project, which supports the livelihoods of rickshaw pullers in India. [more]

Shubhra's Designer Spring Collection Goes Places

Here's to a marvelous spring season. Catch us at Stylefixx -girls' night out- on May 12th/13th at the Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts, Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 5 pm to 10 pm on both nights. The place to be seen eating, drinking, shopping and trend watching with your friends! [more]

Tackling The Blindness Crisis In India

Dr. Balasubramanian, an esteemed physician who has been recognized on many an occasion for his commitment to bettering society, described the blindness crisis that has plagued India and presented the model used by LVPEI to tackle the present situation. [more]

Inauguration Of New England Shirdi Sai Temple

New England Shirdi Sai Pariwar cordially invites you to the inauguration of the new New England Shirdi Sai Temple and the Annual Palkhi Utsav in Chelmsford, MA on May 16th. [more]

CRY Bollywood Night Fundraiser

CRY Boston is hosting a Bollywood Night fundraiser event on Friday, May 21, 2010 at Mantra Restaurant to raise funds for the children in need. [more]

Enlightening Talks Yoga And Meditation By Swami Mukundananda

Swami Mukundananda a renouned spiritual teacher from India, and senior disciple of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, will be presenting a set of talks at Sri Lakshmi Temple on May 22. He is an IIT - IIM graduate. [more]

TiECON East 2010 - Winning In The New Climate

Innovation showcase and other interesting aspects of TIECON East makes it an event that is sure to inspire. Register now! [more]

Sanskrit Inspires

Youth residential Sanskrit Summer Camps in Pennsylvania and San Francisco during the month of June and July help children learn Sanskrit while meeting other like minded children. Camps fill up quickly. So register immediately. [more]

GOPIO CT Honors Dinesh Paliwal And Sen. Chris Dodd

In a packed ballroom at the Italian Center in Stamford on May 2, GOPIO Connecticut honored and celebrated a corporate CEO, a US Senator and a young pediatric diabetes practitioner, for their achievements and contributions to the community. [more]

Yoga Beyond Asana: Hindu Thought In Practice

Yoga, from the word “yuj” (Sanskrit, “to yoke” or “to unite”), refers to spiritual practices that are essential to the understanding and practice of Hinduism. Yoga and yogic practices date back more than 5,000 years [more]

Dr. Vandana Krishna Highlights Need For Education On Sesame Allergy

In a paper published at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, Dr. Vandana Krishna highlights the increasing incidence of allergy to a food that is becoming commonplace – sesame. [more]

A Mother's Introspection

Parvathy Ayyar, a mom and a grandma reflects on the journey of motherhood. [more]

Weekend Entertainment

Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the events and concerts during this upcoming fortnight including An Evening with Azhar Usman, Aman Ali and Samson Koletkar, Deepak Chopra Akshaya Patra Benefit Event, Nada Sangamam, Prince Rama Varma, TiECON East 2010, Apaar Bangla, and Utsav Trilok - Fancy Dress Competition. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Kishore Balsara, Janani Baskaran, Sitaram Chandawarkar, Akshay Gowrishankar, Roopesh Mathur, Nupur Parikh and Krishnaveni Vempati, who were winners of the last set of puzzles. Here is one easy puzzle for students and one for adults. [more]

Music Review - Kites

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
Most of the numbers in Kites are enjoyable and merit repeated listening! Rajesh Roshan still has his spark and has come out with some really neat compositions in this album. [more]

Laugh A While

Teacher, I can't solve this problem. Any five year old should be able to solve this one. No wonder I can't do it then, I'm nearly ten! [more]

Cartoon: Laugh India Laugh

Panditji is prime sponsor.. [more]

Recipes - Crockpot Recipes

Slow flavorful cooking ! [more]

Picture Of The Fortnight

Nature and butterflies! [more]

Thought For The Day

Problem is just the distance between expected and the reality. So either expect less or accept reality and the problem is solved. [more]

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