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Friday - 01/21/11
The Rhythm of Rajasthan

Saturday - 01/22/11
IAGB Republic Day Celebration
Preventive Health Care
Free Yoga Class at New England Shirdi Sai Temple
Ganapati Abhishek @ Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Billerica
Shri Sai Baba Abhishek @ Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Billerica

Sunday - 01/23/11
ISW Annual General Body Meeting & Elections
Advanced MATH/Science/SAT
Empower Yourself and Think Positive
Shirdi Sai Baba Abhishek at New England Shirdi Sai Temple

Tuesday - 01/25/11
Yoga with Sheena Patel

Wednesday - 01/26/11
Free Health Stop

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

Saturday - 01/29/11
Sitar concert by Jawwad Noor.
KHMC Performance Series Concerts
SundarKand Paath / Shri Dwarkamai Vidyapeeth
62nd Indian Republic Day Celebration
Indian American Muslim Council celebrates the 62nd Indian Republic Day

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.

Saturday - 2/5/11
Vasant Panchami - Sarasvati Puja @ Satsang Center
Pongal Vizhaa 2011 / NETS

Sunday - 2/6/11
Advanced MATH/Science/SAT
Sunderkand Ka Path

Monday - 2/7/11
Bollywood Film Series at Wilmington Library.

Wednesday - 2/9/11
Aspire - Volunteer Open House
Free Health Stop

Saturday - 2/12/11
South Asian Showdown 2011
Sneh Jaisingh, Clinical Nutritionist talks for Saheli Shrewsbury

Sunday - 2/13/11
Advanced MATH/Science/SAT

Monday - 2/14/11
Bollywood Film Series: Monsoon Wedding

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Lokvani Talks To Chand Pasha

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
Chand Pasha Shaik along with his wife Hameeda Shaik are founders of the BigHelp Foundation which supports education for the under priviledged in India. Some of the students they support have entered IIT. A software engineer by profession, Shaik works at IBM. He has a MBA from Babson College and lives with wife and two wonderful children thirteen year old Haseef and eleven year old Sana in Franklin. He spoke to Lokvani about the Big Help organization. [more]

In Conversation With Sejal Desai, CEO Of Seva Yatra

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)
Sejal Desai is the founder and CEO of Seva Yatra,a social enterprise that looks to connect companies, US universities and families interested in volunteering at NGO's in India for a meaningful service experience. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has always maintained a respectable relationship with megastar Amitabh Bachchan but the same cannot be said with ‘Bachchan bahu’ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. [more]

Bighelp For Education Raises $20,000

(This article is sponsored by Russian School of Math)
There are countless children in rural India who struggle with poverty and for whom an adequate education is often an unattainable dream. “Bighelp For Education” is slowly and steadily bringing the dreams of such kids into a reality. [more]

Oh What A Night!!

(This article is sponsored by Mumbai Chopstix)
The New Year was ushered in with elegant style by the team from Boston Sound & Light and Gourmet India in the suburbs of Boston on New Year's weekend. The gala event was put together by Jharna Madan from the Event Management arm of BSL with an elaborate gourmet spread, rollicking music, a quick dance workshop and even a fashion show all in one evening. [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. This is the second piece of the tribute to Prashant Fadia, its founder. [more]

Annual Day Presentation By Mridangam Player Gaurishankar

Students of well-known Mridangam teacher, Gaurishankar Chandrashekar (known as Gaurish) render an appreciation to their teacher. Besides this, it was also an opportunity for the children to showcase their own talent in front of their families and friends. [more]

South Asian Showdown Is Back!

This competition is the first of its kind in North America with Bhangra teams vs Fusion teams vs Garba/Raas teams vs Hindi-Film/Bollywood teams! These different dance forms makeup some of the most popular dance forms in India and if you want to see which dance style wins, come check out the competition on Saturday, February 12th, 2011 at the John Hancock Theatre in Boston! [more]

Acton-Boxborough Robotics Team Win PTC Design Award

Prateek Sahay, Aditya Yadawalli, Naman Bhardwaj - Grade 12, and the Acton-Boxborough Robotics Team recently competed in the FTC, First Tech Challenge "GET OVER IT" and won the PTC Design Award. [more]

Sahaj Marg Meditation - The Natural Path

In late July 2010, over thirty thousand practitioners of Sahaj Marg (Natural Path) meditation attended a five day gathering in Lucknow, India to celebrate the 83rd birth of their spiritual guide, Shri Parthasarathi Rajagopalachari (Chariji). Why do people take up Sahaj Marg meditation? What unique features of Sahaj Marg meditation might account for the willingness of North Americans to travel all the way to India to deepen their practice? [more]

Not Wealth But Higher Virtues

On the foundation of virtuous character, we triumph with higher and higher degrees of successes. Various accomplishments of this world, we reap on the bedrock of toil, courage, patience, perseverance, zeal, forbearance, and industriousness. [more]

The Crux Of India's Heritage: Part I

What exactly defines Indian culture? Does it contain some unique value? Who speaks for Indian culture and can be said to authoritatively define it? Are its authentic spokespersons limited to Sanskrit-chanting Pandits in Varanasi? Can Muslims, Parsees and Sikhs who are born in Georgia or New Jersey speak for Indian culture? What makes a person Indian, and what makes a person knowledgeable about Indian civilization? Can a person without any Indian blood speak for India? Can a person who has never been to India be an expert on Indian culture? [more]

Significance Of Makar Sankranti

Sankranthi marks the transition of the Sun into Makara rashi (Capricorn) on its celestial path. Traditionally, this has been one of many harvest days in India. [more]

Weekend Entertainment

Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the events and concerts during this upcoming fortnight including IAGB Republic Day, TiE Annual VC Outlook Dinner, South Asian Showdown, IAFPE - Leadership for the 21st Century, IITSINE Annual Social event and TiECON East 2011. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Welcome 2011! Here is one easy puzzle for students and one for adults. [more]

Cartoon: Under The Table

Do we still have an under the table culture? [more]

Music Review: Patiala House

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
Not necessarily a new sound but still delightful all out Punjabi track by Shankar-Ehsan-Loy. [more]

Jokes - Laugh A While

Waiter, this coffee tastes like mud!
I'm not surprised, sir, it was ground only a few minutes ago.

Recipes: Review - The Indian Slow Cooker

Anupy Singla, offers 50 healthy, easy and authentic slow cooking Indian recipes in this beautifully illustrated book. Recipes range from traditional aaloo baingan, chicken vindaloo to unique ones like whole green lentil and brown rice porridge and carrots laced with fenugreek. [more]

Picture Of The Fortnight

17 year old Luqmaan Siddiqui captures the birds in Hyderabad, India. [more]

Thought For The Day

"It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there'll be any fruit. But that doesn't mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result." - Mahatma Gandhi. [more]

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