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Friday - 10/01/10
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Saturday - 10/2/10
Baba Shivanand - Healing and Meditation Workshops
Encounter: A Dance Theater by Aparna Sindhoor & Anil Natyaveda
Walk for Violence Against Women
Be The Change
Kala Ramnath (Violin) & Shyam Kane (tabla) Live in Concert!
Endhiran / Robo Movie (Rajinikanth, Aishwarya)

Sunday - 10/3/10
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Endhiran / Robo Movie (Rajinikanth, Aishwarya)
Healthy Living & Yoga
Sunderkand Chanting

Wednesday - 10/6/10
Book reading Event and Talk on

Friday - 10/8/10
Jai Mata Di

Saturday - 10/9/10
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Shabhana Azmi in Broken Images

Sunday - 10/10/10
Free SAT/PSAT/ACT Assessments
Ranjani-Gayatri (Carnatic Vocal) / MITHAS

Friday - 10/15/10
Saheli Fundraiser
Bollywood Workout in Billerica

Sunday - 10/17/10
Free SAT/PSAT/ACT Assessments

Saturday - 10/23/10
Silk Road Gala 2010
Yoga Day at SVC

Sunday - 10/24/10
Free SAT/PSAT/ACT Assessments
Boston Children's Museum

Saturday - 10/30/10
New England Music and Dance Talent Show
Tridevi Samarpanam
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Happy Navaratri To All Lokvani Readers!

India managed to get 101 medals in the Commonwealth Games! The 2010 Commonwealth Games have come to an end with a spectacular closing ceremony in the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in Delhi. Australia came first in the medals table and India beat England for second in one of the final events, giving an extra boost to the host nation.

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Lokvani Talks To Rajesh Vaideeshwarran

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
Ranjani Saigal, Neha Parikh, Sridevi Thirumalai and their students will be presenting a grand dance recital to live music featuring compositions of Adi Shankara, presented by Aparna Balaji, her students, Amritha Mangalat, Prayuth Naduthota and Gaurish on Oct. 30, at 3:00 pm at the Keefe Tech in Framingham. The event is a fundraiser for the Hindu Mission Hospital. Rajesh Vaidheeswarran, a volunteer for the Kanchi Kamakoti Seva Foundation USA talked to Lokvani about his work and the hospital. [more]

In Conversation With Abhay Deol, Bollywood Actor

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)
Nephew of screen legend Dharmendra and cousin to Sunny and Bobby, Abhay Deol might hail from the film fraternity, but that does not mean you will catch this Deol running around the trees or playing the action hero. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Hrithik Roshan are soon going to be seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Guzaarish', where the two are linked up under very unusual circumstances. [more]

Shabana Azmi's Broken Images Transfixes Viewers

(This article is sponsored by Russian School of Math)
Shabana Azmi has been thrilling audiences in her tour of the one woman, one act, one hour play “Broken Images,” written by Girish Karnard, and directed by Alyque Padamsee. Last week she was at the recently renovated Reading Memorial Auditorium for a sold-out show. Part of the proceeds were being donated to Akshay Patra, the organization working to reduce hunger in India. [more]

Illuminations - Art And Healing

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
"This has been one of the most special places to exhibit our art," said Sunanda Sahay and Dr. Kabir Chuttani whose work along with fourteen other artists was displayed at MGH Cancer Center as part of the Illuminations exhibit. This exhibit is aimed at improving the clinical experience of patients, families and staff at the cancer center. [more]

The Joys Of Heartache

With the storm and stress of everyday lives that we all go through, one wants to have some nourishment and uplifting for the tired soul. Meena and Mohan's brilliant renditions of soulful melodies punctuated by selected numbers by Iffat Wahid and Fauzia Sayeed fit the bill perfectly. [more]

Navarasa's Encounter - Spell Binding

Aparna Sindhoor and Anil Natyavedha choreography drawing using a variety of dance and music styles with a wonderful script co-written by SM Raju and Aparna Sindhoor, made for a spell-binding dance event. [more]

World Music Present Zakir Hussain And Niladri Kumar

Tabla superstar Zakir Hussain and young sitar virtuoso Niladri Kumar come together for a brilliant evening of Indian classical music on November 6th at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge. [more]

BBC Holds 7th Annual Boston Bhangra Competition

Balle Balle Balle! It’s that time of the year again, and Boston Bhangra, Inc is hosting their 7th annual Boston Bhangra Competition on Saturday, November 13th, 2010. Their past six competitions have all sold out, and were a phenomenal success! [more]

International Campaign For Justice In Bhopal Hosts Annual Conference

The International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal (ICJB) hosted its 6th Annual North American Conference this past weekend to discuss ongoing health and environmental issues in Bhopal, India. [more]

TiE Boston, MIT Sloan And AIF Host Author Gurcharan Das

On October 6th, 100 business leaders, entrepreneurs and students in Boston gathered at MIT Sloan School of Management with a common question in mind, “Why is it so difficult to be good?” TiE-Boston partnered with MIT Sloan School and the American India Foundation (AIF) to organize an event for Gurcharan Das’s new book “The Difficulty of Being Good.” [more]

Navarathri At Sri Lakshmi Temple

Navarathri is here. And it is celeberation time this weekend at Sri Lakshmi Temple with special pooja, homas and variety of singing and a display of Dolls (Golu) in the Temple Premises. [more]

Bob Langer To Speak On New Medical Technologies

TiE-Boston’s Legends & Leaders Program presents a true legend: Prof. Bob Langer on October 26th. [more]

Arangetram: Abirami Manian

On a beautiful evening on August 14, 2010, 17 year old Abirami Manian started her Bharathanatyam Arangetram in Medway High School Auditorium in Medway, MA. [more]

Shreya Sood Crowned 'Beauty From The Heart' Miss India CT

Shreya Sood, a radiologist from Easton, CT, won the “Beauty from the Heart” Miss India Connecticut 2010 title, beating 13 other beautiful young Indian American women at the prestigious Palace Theater, Stamford, CT on Sunday, October 3, 2010. The glittering more than three-hours long non-stop entertainment filled with music, dances and pageantry was organized by Diva America, Inc. [more]

Subra Suresh Named Director Of National Science Foundation

Subra Suresh, Dean of the School of Engineering and Vannevar Bush Professor of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was recently confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate to be the next Director of the National Science Foundation for a six-year term. [more]

Significance Of Navaratri

The festival of Navaratri commences on the first day (pratipada) of the bright fortnight of the Hindu lunar month of Ashwin. A lamp is placed in the pot and it is kept lit for nine days. The pot symbolises the universe. The uninterrupted lit lamp is the medium through which we worship the brilliant primordial energy, AadiShakti, i.e. Sree Durgadevi. [more]

Garden Katha - Fall Saga Continues

This is the time to start putting in those crocus and tulip and daffodil bulbs and plant the peonies and rose bushes you picked up on sale from the garden center. For it's the season to scour those end-of-summer garden store sales for the best deals of the year. [more]

Hindu Advocacy...Huh?

What exactly is Hindu advocacy? This concept, which is the very focus of Hindu American Foundation’s efforts, is now defined in this short film through everyday occurences. [more]

Weekend Entertainment

Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the events and concerts during this upcoming fortnight including Saheli Fundraiser, Tridevi Samarpanamand, Boston Sargam, Rhythm of Life, Ronu Majumdar-Manjunath, Zakir Hussaind and Niladri Kumar, AIF Annual Boston Gla and Boston Bhangra. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Kishore Balsara, Aseem Chandawarkar, Shakti Goel, Akshay Gowrishankar, Uday Kashalikar, Arun Lahori, Arul Prakash and Arun Saigal, who were winners of the last set of puzzles. Here is one easy puzzle for students and one for adults. [more]

Cartoon: Internet Changed My Life

Yes! If only I had the time to implent this stuff... [more]

Music Review - Jhootha Hi Sahi

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
An A.R Rahman presentation, not quite the quality one expects of the maestro. [more]

Laugh A While

Crocodile Boots...
A man proposes to a woman. She says yes if you bring me a pair of crocodile boots.
So he sets off to Africa and disappears. Finally we find him hunting crocodiles. He was killing a huge one. He walks over the reptile, checks its legs and angrily exclaims '71st and *again* barefeet!'

Recipes - Navaratri Special

Nine days of joy, devotion, dance and delicious food. Share your unique recipes here... [more]

Picture Of The Fortnight

Let sleeping lions lie! [more]

Thought For The Day

Nations, like individuals, are made, not only by what they acquire, but by what they resign. [more]

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