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Friday - 02/4/11
Satsang Study Group @ Shri Dwarkamai Vidyapeeth

Saturday - 02/5/11
Vasant Panchami - Sarasvati Puja @ Satsang Center
Pongal Vizhaa 2011 / NETS
Saraswati Puja/Bangla-O-Biswa
Saraswati Puja/ Prabasi
Free Yoga, Pranayama class at NESST
Basant Panchami Celebration
Sankrat Celebration / NEMM

Sunday - 02/6/11
Advanced MATH/Science/SAT
Sunderkand Ka Path
Shirdi Sai Abhishek at NESST
Ganapati Homam @ Shri Dwarkamai Vidyapeeth

Monday - 02/7/11
Bollywood Film Series at Wilmington Library.
Vasant Panchami @ Shri Dwarkamai Vidyapeeth

Wednesday - 02/9/11
Aspire - Volunteer Open House
Free Health Stop
The Wild Side of Bollywood

Thursday - 02/10/11
Sai Amritvani @ Shri Dwarkamai Vidyapeeth

Saturday - 02/12/11
South Asian Showdown 2011
Sneh Jaisingh, Clinical Nutritionist talks for Saheli Shrewsbury
Saraswati Puja / BnE
ISHQ Bollywood Valetines Party
Mata Bhajans @ Shri Dwarkamai Vidyapeeth
CRY Valentine's Day Bolly Bash 2011!
Shri Dwarkamai Clinic
Power of Positive Thinking

Sunday - 02/13/11
Advanced MATH/Science/SAT
Communique 2011 / TBP
Silk Road and South Asia: Intersections of Culture
Be My Valentine

Monday - 02/14/11
Bollywood Film Series: Monsoon Wedding

Tuesday - 02/15/11
Surya Namaskar Yajna - 2011‏

Wednesday - 02/16/11
Free Health Stop

Saturday - 02/19/11
IANH Talent Show
Vasant Panchami Utsav / BAPS
Carnatic and Hindustani Music concert
SatyaNarayana Katha at Shri Dwarkamai Vidyapeeth - North Billerica.

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Lokvani Talks To Ruma Neogy

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
An environmental engineer by profession, Neogy is a very active volunteer in The Boston Pledge. She talked to Lokvani about this organization and the upcoming event to be held at the Hilton Inn in Woburn on Feb. 13 at 12:00 noon which will bring together New England community members who are actively involved in philanthropy. [more]

In Conversation With Meena Kothandaraman, Cooking Show Host

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)
Meena Kothandaraman wears many hats: a teacher, talented violinist, children's book author,and now as host for a local television channel for a cooking show called - "Come Veg with Me". [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Bollywood actress Vidya Balan says the audience will see her in a "bolder avatar" in the upcoming movie "Dirty Picture". [more]

Republic Day - A Fine Talent Showcase

(This article is sponsored by Russian School of Math)
The event this year, held on Jan. 22 at the Burlington High School, was a well-run event that got rave reviews from attendees. The executive committee members Saurabh Saksena, Amrit Soni and Zehra Khan pulled together a fabulous event that included a delightful musical showcase. [more]

TAGB Celebrates Sankranti Sambaralu

(This article is sponsored by Mumbai Chopstix)
On January 29th, TAGB celebrated Sankranthi festival in a grand manner. Having “Bommalakoluvu” on the stage brought a festive look to the stage. [more]

Local Givings: Prashant Fadia Foundation And American India Foundation

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
“AIF plays an ever important role in bringing together Americans and Indians to become active contributors to India’s development.” — President Bill Clinton, Honorary Chairman of AIF. [more]

Dance For Lord Muruga At NEHTI

Over 30 dancers participated in Karthik Nrityanjali coordinated by Thenu Rajan. The temple will have Nrityanjali for Shivarathri on Mar 6. For participation in the event or to compete for the $1000 scholarship please email nrityanjali2011@gmail.com. [more]

Rajasthani Show

On a very snowy Friday on Jan. 21st, a large audience gathered in the first church in Cambridge and were transported by the music of Langas and Manganiars and the dance by a Kabelia dancer to the sandy dessert of Rajasthan. [more]

Bhimsen Joshi, 1922-2011. R.I.P.

On Monday, January 24th the great Hindustani vocalist Bhimsen Joshi died in Sayahadri Hospital in his home city of Pune. He was 89, and a few weeks shy of his 90th birthday. Musician Warren Senders offers homage to the maestro. [more]

ISW At Celtics

As the Boston Celtics battled the Toronto Raptors on January 7th, the India Society of Worcester (ISW) continued the cooperation between the Indian community and the Boston Celtics by organizing the ISW Day with the Celtics at the Garden. [more]

The Wildside Of Bollywood

“The Wild Side of Bollywood” showcases the unique, surreal, often psychedelic dance sequences from South Asian films from the 1950’s to the ‘80’s, a time when western styles of rock and funk mixed with Hindustani music met in sequences known as “item numbers” set in cabarets, bars and discos. [more]

CRY And ISHQ Valentine's Day Parties!

CRY Boston and ISHQ are proud to invite you to the renowned Mantra Restaurant/Bar and Diva Restaurant, respectively, on Saturday, Feb 12 for a fun night of dinner, drinks and dancing! [more]

Silk Road And South Asia: Intersections Of Culture

The Silk Road was a web of cross-cultural contacts that influenced civilizations along Central and Southern Eurasia's dynamic overland and maritime trade networks. This presentation by David Kalivas will emphasize connections and interactions with attention to South Asia's prominent role as a nexus of cultural and economic exchanges. [more]

Celebrating Birth Centenary Of Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya

Please don't miss this historical opportunity to be a part of the Birth Centenary Celebration of one of the greatest Rishi (युग-ऋषि), and come with your family and friends to the SATSANG Center (Woburn) to ENJOY a unique and vibrant spiritual celebration of 'Vasant Panchami' (वसंत-पंचमी), presented by the 'Gayatri Pariwar of Massachusetts'. [more]

IITSINE And Saheli Elect New Committees

IIT Society in New England and Saheli recently held their bi-annual elections. Congratulations to the new elected committees. [more]

A Hindu Goddess Emerges From Storage

In 1964, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, purchased a bronze statue of a goddess from the famous art dealer Nasli Heeramaneck. Heeramaneck, born in Mumbai in 1902, was an Indian Parsi. [more]

TiE Boston Launches TiE Angels Investment Group

TiE Angels to provide entrepreneurs with Start-up Capital and Strategic Support. [more]

The New Tax Law: What It Means

The new law extends until 2012 Bush-era individual and capital gain/dividend tax cuts; extends unemployment benefits for another 13 months, cuts payroll tax by 2% for 2011; extends bonus depreciation; includes an AMT "patch"; limits estate tax exemption at $5 million (adjusted for inflation) and caps estate tax rate at 35% until 2012. [more]

The Crux Of India's Heritage: Part II

Part II of the article discusses ten features of Indian civilization that the author believes are relatively potent if not absolutely unique in India, and that would be uplifting and valuable to anyone who spent time becoming familiar with them. [more]

Bombay Diary - A Republic Day To Remember

It was amazing to watch the 62nd annual Republic Day parade in New Delhi broadcast over TV with what must be a first, a camel-mounted brass band. [more]

Weekend Entertainment

Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the events and concerts during this upcoming fortnight including South Asian Showdown, CRY Bolly Bash, Communique 2011, IAFPE - Leadership for the 21st Century, IITSINE Annual Social event and TiECON East 2011. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Aseem Chandawarkar, Udbhav Chitta, Akshay Gowrishankar, Varun Lahori, Nupur Parikh, Shikhar Sinha and Geetha SS, who were winners of the last set of puzzles. Here is one easy puzzle for students and one for adults. [more]

Cartoon: Adarsh Society Demolition

Adarsh Society: I bet they will get "kataki" in awarding the demolition contract too! [more]

Music Review: Thoonganagaram (Tamil)

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
Thoonganagaram seems to be the most promising amongst the newer releases which include albums by Harris Jayaraj, Yuvan Shankar Raja and even Ilayaraja. Sundar C. Babu has a freshness and does not attempt to be pretentious. [more]

Laugh A While - Wipe The Winter Blues Away

It was so cold . . .the politicians had their hands in their OWN pockets! [more]

Recipes - Herbal Remedies For Common Cold

Sniffling, sneezing driving you nuts! Here are some herbal remedies to warm your system. [more]

Picture Of The Fortnight

Charminar Connection. [more]

Thought For The Day

Man does not drift into goodness...the chance port of an aimless voyage. He must fight ever for his destination. - William George Jordan. [more]

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