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Friday - 01/7/11
ISW at Celtics
Satsang Study Group

Saturday - 01/8/11
Kerala Association of New England Christmas/New Year
Akkara Kazhchakal Stage Show
Fund Raiser for Durga Shiva Mandir Inc.
Satsang Sabha / BAPS
Yoga Class at New England Shirdi Sai Temple
Ganpati Homam at North Billerica Sai Temple

Sunday - 01/9/11
Saheli Shrewsbury Women
Advanced MATH/Science/SAT
Sankara the Teacher: Message and Style
Shirdi Sai Baba Abhishek at New England Shirdi Sai Temple

Thursday - 01/13/11
CureSonia.org Bone Marrow Drive

Friday - 01/14/11
Bhogi pallu at New England Shirdi Sai Temple

Saturday - 01/15/11
Samuhik Satya Narayana Pooja
Sankranti Celebrations at New England Shirdi Sai Temple

Sunday - 01/16/11
Pongalo Pongal (Postponed)
Bhajan Sandhya
Advanced MATH/Science/SAT

Saturday - 01/22/11
IAGB Republic Day Celebration
Preventive Health Care

Sunday - 01/23/11
ISW Annual General Body Meeting & Elections
Advanced MATH/Science/SAT

Thursday - 01/27/11
TiE Annual VC Outlook Dinner

Saturday - 01/29/11
Sitar concert by Jawwad Noor.
KHMC Performance Series Concerts

Sunday - 01/30/11
Advanced MATH/Science/SAT

Monday - 01/31/11
Rudra Homam and Shiva Abhishekam

Tuesday - 2/1/11
Wilmington Library, A Tea Tour through India and Sri Lanka.

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Our Voice And Yours

The Lokvani team wishes its readers, sponsors and well wishers a very Happy New Year. May 2011 bring joy and peace in your life.

Meet Our Sponsor - B.D. Nayak Architects.

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

Lokvani Talks To - Recap Part II

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
We have had the opportunity to talk to several interesting people during the year. Meet Shirish Nimgaonkar, Ajitabh Ranjan, Sudha Rao, Melvyn Menezes, Prakash Reddy, Rajesh Vaidheeswarran, Anand Subramony, Jeyanthi Ghatraju, Amrik Pabla, Ritu Kapur and others. [more]

In Conversation With ... Recap Part II

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)
Meet the many faces of 2010 - Dr. Pratap Midha, Prem Kumar, Ankit Gupta, Swathi Subramanian, Manika Srivastav, Partha Ghosh and others. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Bollywood item numbers Munni and Sheila put under scanner by social activist. [more]

Performing Arts 2010 - Recap Part II

(This article is sponsored by Russian School of Math)
Many wonderful fundraisers were presented by dancers and musicians coming together to create something new while supporting a good cause. [more]

Local Happenings - Recap Part II

(This article is sponsored by Mumbai Chopstix)
Highlights includes events organized by AID, AMMA, IDRF, TiE-SE, IAGB, Samskrita Bharathi, Pratham, Saheli, oston Sargam, TAGB, Boston Bhangra, IMANE, TBP and SASE. [more]

Local Givings: Prashant Fadia Foundation And American India Foundation

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
The year 2011, brings into focus the Prashant Fadia Foundation's new partnership with the American India Foundation(AIF) - Made possible by the support of Fadia Foundation, this Lokvani column through the entire 2011 will highlight the work and efforts of AIF to bring social and economic change to India. Our first column is a tribute to Prashant Fadia, its founder. [more]

Aayye Mehrbaan Casts A Spell

Nayyar fans in the Boston area were mesmerized by the beautiful concert put together by OPN's No.1 fan Siraj Khan. Singers Sudha Rao, Raghu Saranathan, Salman Dar, Sowmya Suryanarayanan along with young artists Anusha Kulkarni, Ami Shalabh and Selina Bannerjee held the audience spellbound with all time favorite Nayyar hits. [more]

New England Hindi Manch Scores Big With The Comedy Play Ballabhpur Ki RoopKatha

A decrepit mansion for sale. A handsome penniless aristocrat. Old feuds and memories. A businessman with a penchant for antiquity. A beautiful dreamy damsel. A mysterious dweller in the mansion. All these elements formed the potpourri called “ Ballabhpur Ki RoopKatha” a Hindi play originally written by Badal Sarkar (in Bengali), impeccably directed by Mohan Dali and presented by the New England Hindi Manch (NEHM). [more]

Quarterly Poetry Meeting Of SAPNE

What started as an off spring of Outreach activity of Sanskrit department of Harvard Annual Poetry reading on second Saturday of May every year has now expanded into a quarterly poetry reading group. 40+ poets from various Indian languages in the New England area participated at the recent recitation. [more]

Protest For Dr. Binayak Sen At Harvard Square

Protest in Harvard Square condemns life-imprisonment sentence against noted Indian physician Dr. Binayak Sen. [more]

NESST Temple Reflections On 2010

Here it is… the end of December, which brings with it both the close of a very eventful year 2010 and the start of January 2011, a transition which will undoubtedly mark the beginnings of yet another spiritually exciting new year for the New England Shirdi Sai Temple and all of its devotees. [more]

Sankara The Teacher: Message And Style

An interesting presentation of the works of Adi Shankaracharya will be held as part of the series "India Society through the Ages" on Sunday, January 9, 2011, 3:00 PM Hall A, Harvard University Science Center, Cambridge. [more]

Dance Rangapravesams And Music Arangetrams In 2010

Rangapravesha by Pallavi Nagesha and Rashi Gupta, along with music arangetrams by Prayuth Naduthota, Ulhas Rao and Samita Mohan were delightful. [more]

CSIS Establishes Wadhwani Chair In U.S.-India Policy Studies

Dr. Romesh Wadhwani, IIT Mumbai Alumnus and Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Symphony Technology Group, announces the establishment of the Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies with Ambassador Karl F. Inderfurth, a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian affairs, as the inaugural chair holder. [more]

New Law Extends Bush-era Tax Rates For Two Years

After weeks of wrangling over the details, both the Senate and the House passed a bill that will extend the tax rates in effect in 2010 for another two years. Key provisions include tax rates, capital gains and dividends, itemized deductions, education tax breaks, AMT, payroll tax, extenders, business provisions and estate taxes. [more]

Vision-Aid In Spotlight For Bringing Innovation To The Visually Impaired

In December 2010, Vision-Aid’s primary partner in Visakhapatnam, India (VACS) was one of only three All-India finalists for the prestigious NASSCOM Foundation 2011 "ICT led Innovation by Non – Profit Organizations" Honors for its innovative programs. [more]

Valuing Purposeful Use Of Time

Wasting time means wasting life. The moments frittered away in laziness or lethargy, can never be regained. Life gets as much shorter as many droplets of time are spilled out of the cup of life. The emptiness of the cup of life can't be refilled by any means. Whatever work a person could have done in the wasted moments, that void can never be refilled. [more]

Weekend Entertainment

Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the events and concerts during this upcoming fortnight including TiE Annual VC Outlook Dinner, South Asian Showdown, IAFPE - Leadership for the 21st Century and IITSINE Annual Social event. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to all the winners of 2010 puzzles. Here is one easy puzzle for students and one for adults. [more]

Cartoons: Best Of 2010

Best of Mahendra's 2010 cartoons published in Lokvani. [more]

Music Review 2010 - Recap Part II

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
Interesting tracks have been reviewed in 2010. Udaan, Mr. Singh Mrs. Mehta, Tere Bin Laden, Dabangg and others. [more]

Jokes - Laugh A While

Laugh to brush away the winter blues! [more]

Recipes Galore

Try your hand with these various recipes! [more]

Picture Of The Fortnight

A picture is worth a thousand words! [more]

Thought For The Day

“We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and to know the place for the first time.” [more]

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