Event Update
Saturday - 06/26/10
The First Boston Yoga and Chant Fest
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa - A Singing Competition
Aabar Chapa Pora Manush - A Satirical Play
VPS Cricket Tournament
Sri Srinivasa Kalyanam
Sathvaro Shri Radhe Shyamno in Boston

Sunday - 06/27/10
Saptaswar Presents Aate Jaate Hanste Gaate
Free SAT/PSAT/ACT Assessments
Ramabhirama - A Thematic Dance Presentation

Friday - 7/2/10
Kathodu Kathoram - Ouseppachan in Boston with Gayathri, Franco, Najim Arshad, Rima Kallungal

Saturday - 7/3/10
FetNA Annual Tamil Convention

Friday - 7/9/10
AR Rahman Jai Ho Concert

Saturday - 7/10/10
Tips for Happy Living

Sunday - 7/11/10
IMANE Summer Cruise
Free SAT/PSAT/ACT Assessments

Monday - 7/12/10
Sri Rama Gita & Dhyana Svarupam

Tuesday - 7/13/10
Mata Amritanandamayi, Renowned Humanitarian and Spiritual Leader
Sri Rama Gita & Dhyana Svarupam

Wednesday - 7/14/10
Sri Rama Gita & Dhyana Svarupam

Thursday - 7/15/10
Sri Rama Gita & Dhyana Svarupam

Friday - 7/16/10
Mata Amritanandamayi, Renowned Humanitarian and Spiritual Leader

Saturday - 7/17/10
Cricket For A Cause

Sunday - 7/18/10
Justice of the Anklets - Dance Ballet
Free SAT/PSAT/ACT Assessments

Sunday - 7/25/10
Free SAT/PSAT/ACT Assessments
IAFPE Health Care Panel Discussion, and Internship Award with Fund Raising Event

Saturday - 7/31/10
Boston Harbor Cruise and Musical Show / UIA

Sunday - 8/1/10
Natya Mala
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Happy Fourth of July to all our readers and congratulations to all the graduating seniors.

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Lokvani Talks To Dr. Vasundhara Kalasapudi Of India Home

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
What is making the difference for homebound seniors in New York is India Homes, which Dr. Vasundhara Kalasapudi, a specialist in geriatric care describes as ‘senior centers that can create opportunities for successful aging among communities”. To be physically fit and mentally and socially active, is the motto of India Home. [more]

In Conversation With Sreemoti Mukerjee Roy - Saying It With Flowers

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)
Sreemoti Mukerjee Roy, a Lexington resident looks to the natural setting -- a flower from the yard, a bowl she already has and maybe a unusual accessory along with fresh flowers from local farms -- to fashion floral arrangements that are graceful and attractive. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Aishwarya Rai has recently refused a Hollywood film, featuring Brad Pitt. She is in high demand among the Hollywood filmmakers but the lady has her hands full with Bollywood projects now. [more]

Aanthirumanjanam - Dancing Through Rain And Shine

(This article is sponsored by Russian School of Math)
The showers on Sunday seemed like a heavenly blessing to Vinodini who danced without missing a beat through the rain at the special celebration for Nataraja. Odissi, Kathak and Bharatanatyam were performed. Many a sweet family moments with mother-daughter dancing pairs and sisters coming together for a dance made this so special. [more]

South Asian Art - Meet The Artist R.B. Bhaskaran

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
R.B. Bhaskaran - a name that is representative of the immense talent pool of artists from ‘down South’. His works have an intrinsic simplicity in their composition which belies the amount of thought, planning and experimentation that has gone into each creation. Every artwork, even a drawing, resonates with his sheer creative genius. [more]

Vision Aid Presents Justice Of The Anklet

Twenty two dancers including dance teachers and senior dance students in the Boston area have come together to present Silapdhikaram - Justice of the Anklet on July 18 to help raise funds to help the visually challenged in India. Buy tickets http://visionaid.org/event.html. [more]

SaReGaMaPa Grand Finale!

Attention Music Lovers! Mark your calendars for the first ever singing competition in the New England area! New England Hindi Manch (NEHM) proudly presents the Grand Finale Event of the New England SaReGaMaPa singing competition on Saturday, June 26th, 2010 at the Sorenson Auditorium at Babson College in Wellesley, MA. Tickets are available at www.hindimanch.org. [more]

Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty - Indian Classical Vocal Concert

A vocal raag-sangeet concert by Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty to celebrate 150th Birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore was co-sponsored by Learnquest Academy of Music and Boston University School of Medicine. [more]

Hindus Gather For A Temple To Call Their Own

A fundraiser event for New Hampshire Temple featured Aparna Balaji with her frontline students, accompanied by leading instrumental artists K.V.S. Vinay on violin, Dr. Ramachandran Balakrishnan also on violin, Shankar Raman on mridangam, Prayuth Naduthota on flute, and Soundarya Ganesh on veena along with the dance students of Neha Parikh. [more]

TiECON East - Winning In The New Climate

Approximately 600 people gathered at the Westin Hotel in Waltham, MA, on May 28 to hear panel discussions and presentations on this year's theme, "Winning in the New Climate." [more]

AIF's Colorful Kites Reach For The Sky

Dozens of colorful kites flew high above Boston on Saturday, June 19, 2010, caught easily by the breeze over the harbor. The American India Foundation’s New England Young Professionals Chapter (AIF NEYP) organized an outing, 'Reach for the Sky,' to Spectacle Island to spread awareness about the work of the organization. [more]

Meditation As Medicine

The Brahma Kumaris Learning Center for Peace hosted a unique and inspirational program where Dr. Pratap Kumar Midha, the medical director of the J. Watumull Global Hospital & Research Centre in Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India explained the missing link between modern health care and spirituality. [more]

IANH 2010 Festival Helps Raise Funds For Charity

The 2010 festival held on May 22nd at the Nashua High North Auditorium offered an opportunity for people of all ages to showcase their talents on stage and in the process helping raise much needed money for IANH public service activities. [more]

Amrita Sahni, Winner Of INEN Woman Of The Year 2010

Amidst thunderous applause all around the grand ballroom in Westin Waltham, Amrita Sahni was celebrated as INEN Woman of the year 2010. [more]

Women Building Connections Launch Event A Great Success

The Women Building Connections LAUNCH event was a great success! Over 50 women business owners from MA and RI came together for an evening of networking, learning and fun. The event was hosted and sponsored by The Bulfinch Group, a comprehensive financial services firm located in Needham, MA. [more]

NASABA Annual Convention Comes To Boston

The North American South Asian Bar Association (www.nasaba.com) and the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston (www.sabagb.org) are pleased to announce that the Seventh Annual NASABA Convention will be held in Boston, MA, June 24 – 27, 2010. Please visit www.nasabaconvention.org for updates and additional programming details. [more]

Free Arthritis Exercise Program For Indian Over 60

If you have arthritis and are 60 or over, you may want to join the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program (AFEP) to improve your health, increase your flexibility and range of motion, and maintain muscle strength on June 29. [more]

Youth Forum - DJ Arun Nijhawan

Need a Disc Jockey for your next event? DJ Arun plays the latest in Bollywood, Bhangra, Top 40, and more, as well as the classics you all love! [more]

Time Is Money: Deciding When To Take Social Security

One of the few things you can control about Social Security is when to start collecting it. Should you take it when you become eligible at age 62, wait until “normal” retirement age (a function of your birth date) or consider delaying your benefits past normal retirement age? [more]

Garden Katha - Tale Of A Garden Enthusiast

So you spent Memorial Day enjoying the much needed break and at the grill. Those plans of really getting the garden going this year somehow escaped from the list of things to do. June is coming to an end and you are now saying to yourself – Oh well gardening takes a lot of time. I will just buy a hanging plant for the doorway. It’s easy and colorful. After all who wants to mess around with soil, and mulch, and planting? [more]

From Local Bloggers

How to get started with Twitter to get your message out? Tushneem Dharmagadda receives "The More Than Silicon Award.. [more]

Weekend Entertainment

Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the events and concerts during this upcoming fortnight including NASABA Conference, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Competition, Saptaswar Music Show, Ramabhirama, IMANE Cruise, Justice of the Anklet - Dance Ballet, IAFPE Internship Awards, UIA Boston Harbor Cruise and Musical Show, Pratham Boston Gala and Padmabhushan Dr. L Subramaniam Concert. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Kishore Balsara, Sitaram Chandawarkar, Akshay Gowrishankar, Ranganath Nayak and Sandeep Shankar, who were winners of the last set of puzzles. Here is one easy puzzle for students and one for adults. [more]

Music Review: Lamhaa

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
Lamha’s songs are mostly delicate, gentle lyrics, a combination of romantic, philosophical and self/soul searching with the requisite patriotism and love and concern for one’s native soil thrown in for good measure. [more]

Laugh A While

School is off and it is time to travel and laugh... [more]

Cartoon: Raavan

Wow! They don't waste time ..! Movie on oil spill is already out! Look at them after the spill! [more]

Recipes - Ready For Barbeque!

Get ready with grilling recipes for the July 4th weekend. Happy Independence day. [more]

Picture Of The Fortnight

It is a thirsty wagtail! [more]

Thought For The Day

R. Ingersoll, “Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.” [more]

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