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Friday - 07/9/10
AR Rahman Jai Ho Concert (CANCELLED)

Saturday - 07/10/10
Tips for Happy Living
Bollywood Dance with Sangita Jhaveri

Sunday - 07/11/10
IMANE Summer Cruise
Free SAT/PSAT/ACT Assessments

Monday - 07/12/10
Sri Rama Gita & Dhyana Svarupam

Tuesday - 07/13/10
Mata Amritanandamayi, Renowned Humanitarian and Spiritual Leader
Sri Rama Gita & Dhyana Svarupam
Is This My Billion $ Idea?

Wednesday - 07/14/10
Sri Rama Gita & Dhyana Svarupam

Thursday - 07/15/10
Sri Rama Gita & Dhyana Svarupam

Friday - 07/16/10
Mata Amritanandamayi, Renowned Humanitarian and Spiritual Leader

Saturday - 07/17/10
Cricket For A Cause
His Holiness Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji

Sunday - 07/18/10
Justice of the Anklets - Dance Ballet
Free SAT/PSAT/ACT Assessments
His Holiness Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji

Thursday - 07/22/10
Art of Living course during Guru Purnima with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Friday - 07/23/10
Netsap Boston Boat Cruise Party

Saturday - 07/24/10
MetLife South Asian Spelling Bee

Sunday - 07/25/10
Free SAT/PSAT/ACT Assessments
IAFPE Health Care Panel Discussion, and Internship Award with Fund Raising Event

Friday - 07/30/10
H.H. Swami Chidanand Saraswati

Saturday - 07/31/10
Boston Harbor Cruise and Musical Show / UIA
NetSAP Members-Only Red Sox Game
BVIS Summer Picnic

Sunday - 8/1/10
Natya Mala
Free SAT/PSAT/ACT Assessments

Saturday - 8/7/10
IITSINE Annual Picnic
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Lokvani Talks To Shirish Nimgaonkar

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
Shirish Nimgaonkar, the winner of New England Sa Re Ga Ma contest (similar to the American Idol) is an investment banker by profession with degrees from IIT, Stanford and Harvard. An outstanding musician, he is also a national level sailor who has a passion for community service. He spoke to Lokvani his love for music and how he maintains work life balance. [more]

In Conversation With Dr. Pratap Midha

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)
Dr. Pratap Kumar Midha, MD, serves as the Medical Director for the J. Watumull Global Hospital and Research Centre in Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India. He was in Boston recently on an invitation of the Brahmakumaris which included a whirlwind tour of Orlando, Columbia and Ecuador, and San Francisco. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
After Salman Khan, it is the turn of Asin to face the wrath of politicos in Chennai. Asin has been criticised for shooting for Ready in Sri Lanka. [more]

Lasya Shrutilaya – An Evening Of Music And Dance

(This article is sponsored by Russian School of Math)
The Lasya School of Dance in Shrewsbury, MA organized a charity fundraiser, "Lasya Shrutilaya", on June 12, 2010 for the Akshyapatra Foundation, the largest NGO-run midday-meal program in the world at the Mindess Elementary School in Ashland. [more]

South Asian Art - How To Identify Good Art

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
In February 2010, an Alberto Giacometti sculpture – the Walking Man sold for 65 million pounds at Sotheby’s auction. This was an unexpectedly high amount compared to modest 18 million which the auction house had expected. Was the amount justified? [more]

NE Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Competition Is A Big Success

The winners of the NE Sa Re Ga Ma Pa organized by the HIndi Manch were Shirish Nimgaonkar and Sharanya Sarkar in the adult category . The winners of the junior category were Roshni Narasimhan, Anusha Kulkarni and Selina Banerjee. Anusha Kulkarni also won the audience choice award in addition to the second prize. [more]

Ramabhirama - A Tribute To Bhakt, Bhakti And Bhagwan

Sunanda Narayanan and her students Amritha Mangalat, Keerthana Gnanapradeepan, Tara Krishnan, Ramya Ramadurai and Anjana Mangalat gave a thematic presentation where compositions of multiple poets was used to glorify Shri Rama, Rama Bhakti (devotion) and Rama Bhaktas (devotees). [more]

AMMA, Celebrated Humanitarian And “Hugging Saint” To Receive 1000’s In Boston

Reputed as a tireless humanitarian, Mata Amritanandamayi, better known as “Amma” or “Ammachi,” visits the Boston area offering free public programs between July 13-16 as part of a 10-city U.S. Tour, where she will receive thousands with her blessing – a healing embrace. Two free public programs will take place at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center, 181 Boston Post Rd. West, in Marlborough on July 13th. [more]

AID Boston Symposium

Ravi and Aravinda, founders of AID and inspiration for Bollywood film Swades, will be the keynote speakers at the AID Boston Symposium to be held at MIT. [more]

2010 MetLife South Asian Spelling Bee

After successful outings across the USA, the South Asian Spelling Bee is coming to Boston in its search for the next champion. Open to South Asian Students between ages 8 & 14, the Bee is an opportunity to test their spelling skills and show off their talents. [more]

Swami Chidanand Saraswati

Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji , who will be in the United States as part of a global tour, will be a special guest at the event. He is the founder of the Indian Heritage Research Foundation (IHRF), an international nonprofit organization that supports schools, women’s vocational training, medical clinics, and orphanages, as well as the president of the Parmarth Niketan Ashram, one of India's largest spiritual institutions. [more]

Residential Sanskrit Family Camps

This year, Samskrita Bharati USA hosts Jaahnavii 2010, a family residential spoken sanskrit camp that is planned from September 3rd-6th at Camp Louemma in Sussex, New Jersey. Gangotri 2010, the first mid-west residential spoken Sanskrit camp will be held on August 28th & 29th at the Vivekananda Vedanta Society & Retreat Center in Ganges, Michigan. [more]

Bal Vihar Celebrates Ashirwaad Divas 2010

VHPA Bal Vihar of Southborough celebrated its 14th annual day on June 20, 2010. Children and parents were dressed for the occasion in traditional Bhartiya attire to participate in the Annual Ashirwaad Diwas. [more]

Experiencing Peace

The Learning Center for Peace hosted a workshop to explore Raja Yoga meditation as a tool to transform negative thinking into the positive, pure thoughts that bring peace and happiness into our daily experience. [more]

Cambridge Protest Against 26 Years Of Bhopal Gas Survivors

Having caused the death of 23,000 people and injury to 500,000, the accused got a very light sentence – $2000 in fines and a 2-year prison term for which they have already posted bail. “This is a travesty of justice,” said Garga Chatterjee, a PhD student at Harvard. [more]

Arangetram: Nivedita Ram

A good dancer performs beautifully, but an amazing dancer has the ability to engage the audience. Nivedita did both. [more]

Anisha Shenai, Salatutorian Speech, Danvers High School

Anisha Shenai, a graduate of Danvers High School who will be attending Harvard in Fall shares her graduation speech with Lokvani readers. [more]

Two Paths, One Journey

I live my Hindu identity in a very different way. Having learned both Bharatnaatyam and Carnatic vocal music for over ten years, I connect with much of Hindu lore through the medium of song and dance. Draupadi’s pain, Arjuna’s struggle, Ravana’s anger, and Krishna’s wisdom are all concepts I understand through hand gestures, footwork, facial expressions, and lyrics. - Hamsika Chandrasekar, MIT student, winner HAF Essay contest. [more]

Strategies For Rescuing Your Retirement

Work with your Financial Advisor. There are many do-it-yourself investment resources available to investors today, but none of them can replace the experienced, personal service we provide. [more]

From Local Bloggers

Have you ever wondered what some of the Logos mean? Companies spend huge amounts of money and tons of hours in coming up with these Logos. [more]

Weekend Entertainment

Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the events and concerts during this upcoming fortnight including IMANE Cruise, Mata Amritanandamayi, Justice of the Anklet - Dance Ballet, MetLife South Asian Spelling Bee, IAFPE Internship Awards, Dialogue with Swami Chidanand Saraswati & Andre Cohen, 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, Aseem Chandawarkar, Sophia Farooqui and Bipin Parekh, who were winners of the last set of puzzles. Here is one easy puzzle for students and one for adults. [more]

Music Review - Udaan

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
Composer Amit Trivedi and lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya managed to come up with something which is different and quite good. [more]

Laugh A While - Sports

The FIFA World Cup is on, so time to laugh with sports. [more]

Cartoon: Passport Original Or Copy

What a relief! If you lost the Indian passport, just submit a copy! [more]

Recipes - Summer Time Cooling Drinks

With temperatures hovering around the 90's, it is time to cool down with smoothies, slush and exotic drinks. [more]

Picture Of The Fortnight

Beauty and the butterfly. [more]

Thought For The Day

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. - Edmund Burke, Statesman and Writer. [more]

Obituary: Jitendra Nath Seth

Jitendra Nath Seth, a well known businessman and real estate professional in the Northboro/Marlboro area and a community leader passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 30, 2010.A memorial service will be held at 4.30 pm on Sunday July 11, 2010 at the ISW India Center, 152 West Main St., Shrewsbury, MA. [more]

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