Event Update
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
Jai Mata Di

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
Guru Purnima at Sarva Dev Mandir

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
Water Centric BikeAThon
Immortal Melodies

Sunday - 8/1/10
Natya Mala
Free SAT/PSAT/ACT Assessments
Gazals by Bhupinder & Mitali

Saturday - 8/7/10
IITSINE Annual Picnic

Sunday - 8/8/10
Free SAT/PSAT/ACT Assessments

Saturday - 8/14/10
One Day Interstate Cricket Match
NETS Annual Picnic 2010

Sunday - 8/15/10
2010 Vivekanand Family Camp
Free SAT/PSAT/ACT Assessments
IAGB India Day 2010

Sunday - 8/22/10
UIA Potluck Picnic
Free SAT/PSAT/ACT Assessments

Saturday - 8/28/10

Sunday - 8/29/10
Free SAT/PSAT/ACT Assessments
Walk for Child Rights 2010

Saturday - 9/4/10
An Opportunity to Shape Polio Free

Sunday - 9/12/10
Free SAT/PSAT/ACT Assessments
Sri. Uday Bhawalkar (Hindustani Vocal) / MITHAS
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Lokvani Talks To Ajitabh Ranjan

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
Ajitabh Ranjan "My Name is Ajitabh CD" has been topping the charts B4U. His first video is clubbed with big Bollywood names like number one music director Preetam, Jermaine Jackson (MJ's brother), Adnan Sami, Mohit Chauhan, Deler Menhdi etc. He talked to Lokvani about his music and the art of balancing a engineering career (he is an IIT graduate) with music. [more]

In Conversation With Prem Kumar, Associate Director Of Admissions For AUA

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)
*American University of Antigua (AUA)* and the *American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI)* Charitable Foundation of New York/New Jersey, a foundation working under the national AAPI organization, are partnering to offer joint scholarships to qualified students of Indian descent. Twenty-five percent of AUA’s student community is of Indian origin. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra had a great time shooting for Siddharth Anand's Anjaana Anjaani in Las Vegas. While Ranbir gambled his way into the casinos, PC chose to spend her free time watching shows and going for dinner with friends. [more]

Legendary Tamil Epic Rocks Boston Stage

(This article is sponsored by Russian School of Math)
Vision AID, a non profit working on empowering visually challenged people, held a fundraiser featuring a classical dance ballet, "Silapadhikaram - Justice of the Anklet". The standing ovation presented by the houseful audience was a testament to its success. [more]

South Asian Art - Art Market Rallies In 2010

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
In May 2010, at the end of the Impressionist & Modern Art sales on 4 & 5 May, Christie’s and Sotheby’s posted a combined revenue higher by 205% compared with the previous year’s total and their combined results from the Contemporary Art sales (11 and 12 May) were nearly 230% better than the previous year. [more]

Arangetram: Anjana Mangalat

Anjana is a disciple of Guru Sunanda Narayanan of Thillai Fine Arts Academy. She has been learning from Sunanda since she was 6 years old. On June 6, 2010, when Mother Earth was soaked in lashing rain, 14 year old Anjana started her Bharathanatyam arangetram at Nashua High School North Auditorium in Nashua, NH. [more]

The Boston Pledge Presents Kashish

Kashish will perform in a fund raiser organized by The Boston Pledge on July 31, 2010 in Framingham, MA. [more]

Association For India’s Development (AID) Boston Symposium

Association for India’s Development (AID) Boston organized its annual symposium at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on July 17, 2010. The symposium was attended by more than 60 people. The program featured talks by AID founder Ravi Kuchimanchi and long time fellow Aravinda Pillalamarri. [more]

NASABA Holds 2010 Annual Conference In Boston

The North American South Asian Bar Association (NASABA) held its 2010 Annual Conference in Boston, MA from June 24-27, 2010. The agenda was packed with various breakout panels and superb keynotes. [more]

Delightful Khan Collection

The Khans - Shahrukh, Amir and Salman have ruled Bollywood during recent times. Saptaswar presented some wonderful songs from the Khan collection. The event was hosted by United India Association. [more]

The 2010 US MetLife South Asian Spelling Bee

Over the past two weeks, the 2010 MetLife South Asian Spelling Bee (www.southasianspellingbee.com) continued its 9 city tour with events in New York, New Jersey, Chicago and DC Metro and will be in Boston this weekend on July 24th. [more]

IAFPE Panel Discussion, Awards And Fundraiser

IAFPE invites you to a Health Care panel discussion featuring professors from Harvard, Internship Awards and Fund Raiser on July 25th in Burlington, MA. [more]

Swami Chidanand Saraswati To Bless Massachussetts

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]

Carolyn Passey At Red Sox

Carolyn Passey, co-founder of the ISW Cultural and Language School, has been selected by the Red Sox to be honored for her work as a Teacher on July 31 at Fenway Park. [more]

Aaja Nachle Boston

Join UIA and Sindhi Association for an exciting evening of Boston Harbor Cruise and Musical Show on July 31st. [more]

Join Water Centric For A Bike-A-Thon

Join Water Centric for a Bike-A-Thon and Family Cookout to Benefit Kids in India without Water and Sanitation on July 31. Learn more about the Bika-a-Thon [more]

Akshaya Patra Receives The EMPI - Indian Express Innovation Award

The Entrepreneurship and Management Processes International (EMPI) Group of Institutions in association with The Indian Express Group awarded Akshaya Patra with the distinguished Indian Express Indian Innovation award. [more]

Meditation Courses For Young Women (ages 13 - 17) In Lexington

Meditation courses for Young Women (ages 13 - 17) in Lexington, MA on Sunday August 29th. [more]

MGH Honors Dr. Dinesh Patel

On June 14, the MGH Department of Orthopædic Surgery’s Shoulder and Sports Medicine Service hosted a special event at the MGH Sports Medicine Center commemorating the history of arthroscopy and the unveiling of the Dinesh G. Patel, MD, Arthroscopy Learning Laboratory. [more]

Olympic Medal Potential For 2012

Nisreen Bagasra from Concord, MA. Could win an Olympic Medal in 2012! Ranks 4th in the U.S! Needs Corporate Sponsors. [more]

Youth Forum - Rachel Ferrullo, Odissi Dancer

Rachel, a student of acclaimed dancer and dance teacher Neena Gulati, presented 4 styles of dancing - Odissi, Chao, Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam. Here is an interview with the young artist. [more]

The Wandering Mind: 529 College Saving Plans Provide A World Of Options

When Kelly Davidson¹ decided she wanted to transition from a career as a high school teacher, she knew she’d have to go back to school to achieve her goal-and it would be costly. Here is what she did! [more]

Spirit Of Service: Exploring My Hindu Identity Through Seva

To roaring applause, Sachin, one of our unemployed graduates, confidently walks off stage after delivering an inspiring nomination speech as part of the ‘Student Panchayat Elections’, a practical exercise to give our rural students leadership training, which will translate into well-paid careers. Winner of HAF essay competition! [more]

Weekend Entertainment

Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the events and concerts during this upcoming fortnight including MetLife South Asian Spelling Bee, IAFPE Internship Awards, Dialogue with Swami Chidanand Saraswati & Andre Cohen, UIA Boston Harbor Cruise and Musical Show, The Boston Pledge & Kashish, Pratham Boston Gala and Padmabhushan Dr. L Subramaniam Concert. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Kishore Balsara and Manasi Danke, who were winners of the last set of puzzles. Here is one easy puzzle for students and one for adults. [more]

Music Review: Mr. Singh Mrs. Mehta

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
Elegant arrangments, dazzling accompaniment and superb vocals and sparkling lyrics mark this very understated audio score of the recently released film (which unfortunately has been panned by critics and audiences alike) dealing with marital infidelity, betrayal and heartbreak. [more]

Laugh A While

Funny matrimonial ads. [more]

Cartoon: Mayavati

If the Prime Minister knows nothing.. [more]

Recipes - Papaya

The papaya is an exotic tropical fruit native. They bring an exotic touch to savory dishes and desserts. [more]

Picture Of The Fortnight

These awesome falls are near Nivli, about 5 km from Hathkhamba, towards Mumbai, on the Goa-Mumbai highway. [more]

Thought For The Day

It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come - Dalai Lama. [more]

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