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Event Update
Sunday - 12/26/10
Roshni - A Show by All Blind Singers and Musicians
Shirdi Sai Baba Abhishek at New England Shirdi Sai Temple

Friday - 12/31/10
New Years 2011 / Lowell
New Year Eve: Kirtan, Artee and Prasadam / VPS
Dhoom Machale 2011 / UIA
Jalwa 2011 New Years Eve Party
Glitz & Glamor 2011 NYE Party
Bollywood Boston
New Years Eve Celebrations at NESST
New Year Night / Sarva Dev Mandir
New Year 2011 Desi Style

Saturday - 1/1/11
2011 New Year Day Celebrations at NESST
New Year Celebration/ Sarva Dev Mandir

Sunday - 1/2/11
Sunderkand Ka Path

Friday - 1/7/11
ISW at Celtics

Saturday - 1/8/11
Kerala Association of New England Christmas/New Year

Sunday - 1/9/11
Saheli Shrewsbury Women

Sunday - 1/16/11
Pongalo Pongal (Postponed)

Saturday - 1/22/11
IAGB Republic Day Celebration

Sunday - 1/23/11
ISW Annual General Body Meeting & Elections

Thursday - 1/27/11
TiE Annual VC Outlook Dinner

Saturday - 2/12/11
South Asian Showdown 2011

Saturday - 3/19/11
Kirtan with Krishna Das

Sunday - 3/20/11
Kirtan with Krishna Das

Saturday - 3/26/11
IITSINE Annual Social Event

More Events
Our Voice And Yours

We wish all our readers, patrons and the community a very Happy New Year ! May the season and 2011 bring joy and peace in your life.

It is the season of giving: Please remember to give to your favorite charity or make a difference to someone while enjoying your holidays.

Meet our Sponsor - Shruti Mankad, DMD.

Lead Features, Local Happenings, Performing Arts, People, Contributions and Lifestyle.

Lokvani Talks To - 2010 Recap Part 1

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
We have had the opportunity to talk to several interesting people during the year. Meet Gita Gopinath, Krishna Vedula, Manohar Sriramaneni, Dr. Raghu Tadepalli, Hanishi Ali, Smitha Radhakrishnan, Imran Qidwai, Radharaman Gargeya, Veeramani Ranganathan and Vasundhara Kalasapudi. [more]

In Conversation With ...Recap Part 1

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)
Meet the many faces of 2010: Mazhar Kamran, Zain Latif, Dr. Enas, Srinvas Tilak, Vishal Agarwal, Shanti Muthu, Sammir Dattani, Dr. Navaratna Rajaram, Janet Penn, Ustad Parvez Khan, Sridhar Subramaniam, Sreemoti Mukherjee and Deepak Chopra. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Katrina Kaif's new spicy number 'Sheila ki Jawani' in upcoming release Tees Maar Khan is creating waves. What's your take on the song? [more]

Performing Arts 2010 - Recap Part 1

(This article is sponsored by Russian School of Math)
It was a rich year for the performing arts in New England. Dance and music events were springing up all over. [more]

Local Happennings Recap I

(This article is sponsored by Mumbai Chopstix)
Highlights includes events organized by IAFPE, TAGB, TiE, Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Nanhi Kali, AIF, NASABA, IANH and others! [more]

South Asian Art - Part 1

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
A compendium of Art Articles of 2010. [more]

Learnquest Baithak Forum: A Fitting Finale To 2010

Dec. 11th’s finale event of Learnquest featured an exceptional line-up: Dr. George Ruckert (sarod), Shuchita Rao (vocal), Debi Prasad Chatterji (sitar) and Sandip Ghosh (vocal). Particular mention should be made of vocalist Shuchita Rao, who offered a deep, mature Bageshri, marvelously balancing this great raag’s combination of pathos and stateliness, followed by a lively khyaal in Desh Malhar, “Kesariya baalam” bringing joyful folk appeal of Rajasthaan and ending with the famous ghazal “Ranjish hi sahi” by poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz. [more]

Laughter Rules At The Showings Of Ballabhpur Ki Roopkatha

“I laughed hysterically after a very long time”, “I haven’t watched a Hindi play for ages, it brought back so many memories” is what people said after the showings of Ballabhpur Ki Roopkatha by NEHM. [more]

Ultimate Melodies

On November 20th, the Bostonians had the rare opportunity to remember and pay tribute to the legendary music director Madan Mohan. In the process, they were treated to a musical feast of classic Hindi film songs of the golden era, presented by the members of Swar Veena School of Music based in Morris Plains, NJ who presented a nostalgic evening at the Thoreau School in Concord, MA. [more]

Coalition Launches Merrimack Valley ‘Sandbox’ Initiative

Deshpande Foundation Announces $5 Million for Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UMass Lowell to Grow Next Generation of Leaders. [more]

Hindu Temple Of New Hampshire Has Moved To A Bigger Location

With the Benign Blessings of Jagadgurus, Hindu Temple of New Hampshire has moved to a bigger location at 1, Progress Avenue, Nashua, NH (Exit 5W off Rte 3 North) to serve our community in the New England area. [more]

Annual 2010 One For India Fundraising Campaign

In this season of giving and reflection as the year comes to an end, AID launches its annual 2010 One for India Fundraising campaign ( to highlight a message of hope and courage from the grassroots of India. It starts with ONE drop to make an ocean or ONE individual to start to make a positive difference in the lives of the most underprivileged section of Indian society. [more]

The 90th Birthday Celebrations Of Pramukh Swami Maharaj In North America

While His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj continues his spiritual travels around India, devotees at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandirs across North America celebrated his 90th birthday on Sunday, December 19, 2010. Children, youth and adults dedicated their time and efforts to celebrate the anniversary of a guru who has touched millions through a lifetime of selfless service and devotion. [more]

New Year Eve Celebrations

Looking something exciting to do for New Year's Eve. Sign up for NYE 2011 or Dhoom Machale 2011! [more]

B D Nayak Architects & Planner Receives The 2010 Best Of Business Award

The Small Business Commerce Association (SBCA) is pleased to announce that B D Nayak Architects & Planner has been selected for the 2010 Best of Business Award in the Architects category. [more]

Dance Arangetrams In 2010

Many accomplished youngsters performed their Arangetram in 2010. [more]

Help Sonia Rai - Urgent Need For A Bone Marrow Transplant

Please take a moment to read this letter. Sonia was diagnosed one week ago with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML), which is a cancer of the blood. She is in urgent need of a bone marrow transplant. Sonia is 24 years old, and is receiving excellent care at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. [more]

Interesting Facts About Money

Money might not buy happiness, but it does make the world go round and everybody seems to want to get their hands on it. Here are some intriguing details about our currency. [more]

New Restrictions On Health Accounts

This year a tax advantaged health account (such as a flexible spending account, health reimbursement account, health savings account, or medical savings account) can be used to purchase aspirin, flu medications, allergy pills, cold medicines, and other over-the-counter medications. Effective January 1, 2011, funds from these accounts can no longer be used to purchase over-the-counter drugs unless... [more]

South Asian Americans Eye The ‘American Dream’ With More Optimism Than The General Public

While only 35% of all Americans expect their personal financial situation to improve in 2010 from 2009, more than half (57%) of South Asian Americans expect their personal situation to improve this year. South Asian Americans are also significantly less likely than Americans overall to believe that there is more risk to their family’s financial future than in the past (43% compared with 70% of all Americans). [more]

Weekend Entertainment

Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the events and concerts during this upcoming fortnight including Roshni - A Complete Blind Music Show, Dhoom Machale 2011, New Years 2011 "Karma Sutra", South Asian Showdown and IITSINE Annual Social event. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Aseem Chandawarkar. Sitaram Chandawarkar and RK Sambangi, who were winners of the last set of puzzles. Here is one easy puzzle for students and one for adults. [more]

Cartoon: Stop Eating Sweets And Fried Food

As long as you are alive, don't even try to touch fried food and sweets! After that you can do what you wish! [more]

Music Review 2010 - Recap Part 1

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
Interesting tracks have been reviewed in 2010. Kites, Rajneeti, Vinnai Thandi Varuvaaya and others. [more]

Laugh Away Through 2010

Laughter to wipe away those winter blues and usher in a great 2010. [more]

Recipes For The Holidays

Choice recipes for all occasions. [more]

Pictures Of 2010

We invite readers to send in their holiday pictures and winter photos to capture in our Lokvani pages at [more]

Thought For The Day

Find a rainbow and live your world of dreams always remember life is better than it seems. Some happy New Year resolutions for 2011! [more]

Classified: Bookkeeper

North Shore CPA firm with diversified clientele seeks a Bookkeeper to assist with monthly accounting duties. [more]

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