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

Sunday - 02/20/11
Advanced MATH/Science/SAT
Introductory workshop on Kathak / Urmi Samadar
Ganapati Abhishek @ Shri Dwarkamai Vidyapeeth

Tuesday - 02/22/11
Concert featuring Map of the Universe (Indian influenced music)

Wednesday - 02/23/11
Free Health Stop
Professional Development Workshop

Thursday - 02/24/11
In Spite of the Gods: the rise of modern India by Edward Luce
Bhajan Sandhya @ Shri Dwarkamai Vidyapeeth
Forging Spiritual Relationships

Friday - 02/25/11
IAFPE - Leadership for the 21st Century
Vishal Bhagwati Jagran

Saturday - 02/26/11
Rachana Bodhas / Hindustani Vocal Baithak

Sunday - 02/27/11
Advanced MATH/Science/SAT
Hindustani Day Music Festival / Sri Lakshmi Temple
Shri Sai Abhishek @ Shri Dwarkamai Vidyapeeth
Ongoing Malayalam Classes!

Monday - 02/28/11
Flavors of India
Book Reading - India Calling

Tuesday - 3/1/11
Intro to Kathak/Somerville, MA

Wednesday - 3/2/11
Through the Artist’s Lens: Exploration of the Photographic Works of Atul Bhalla
Free Health Stop

Thursday - 3/3/11
Ja Tari Sathe Katta - Gujarati Drama

Saturday - 3/5/11
75th Maha Shivratri

Sunday - 3/6/11
Advanced MATH/Science/SAT
Chirag Katti / Mithas

Wednesday - 3/9/11
Free Health Stop

Thursday - 3/10/11
Mega Mixer for Women

Saturday - 3/12/11
VPS Yoga Day 2011
Gita Chanting Competition/Chinmaya Mission Boston
NSF Workshop

Sunday - 3/13/11
Advanced MATH/Science/SAT
Ongoing Malayalam Classes!
NSF Workshop

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Lokvani Talks To Puran Dang

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Puran Dang, a distinguished and well known community figure in the New England area and a longtime Lexington resident wins Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service from his Alma Mater, IIT Kharagpur. [more]

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"Bridal outfits start at about $3000. When you spend that much on the clothing, it is very important that it is draped right. So professional styling is extremely important," says Pathak who is the founder of Bridal Beauty. In her conversation with Lokvani she presents several tips to help make that special day perfect. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

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Irrfan may seem to be a gentle poet in Saat Khoon Maaf who wooes and wins Priyanka Chopra's love in the pristine landscape of Kashmir. But within the sensitive skin lies the character of a sadistic animal. [more]

2011 KHMC Inaugural Concert A Resounding Success

(This article is sponsored by Russian School of Math)
KHMC had a wonderful start to 2011 concert series with Karnatic and Hindustani concerts in Guru-Shishya concept. The Hindustani segment of the KHMC concert featured sitar performances by Jawwad Noor and his students while the Karnatic segment featured Tara Anand and her student along with Pravin Sitaram and his student. [more]

2011 Yug Vasant - Birth Centenary Celebrated At Satsang Center

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On a severe wintry evening, about 400 people enthusiastically converged in the sanctum of Satsang Center. They all looked excited to be part of a once in a life-time opportunity to celebrate the Birth Centenary Yug-Rishi Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya (1911-2011). They came to enjoy a vibrant spiritual celebration of Vasant Panchami (वसंत पंचमी) on February 5th, 2011. [more]

Local Givings: Prashant Fadia Foundation And American India Foundation

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
In late 2010, findings from a landmark research study conducted by a ten-person team from J-Intersect, a global performance improvement company, have led the American India Foundation (AIF) to be named one of the two best diaspora philanthropy organizations worldwide, sharing the distinction with the Philippine Development Foundation/Ayala Foundation. [more]

South Asian Showdown Rocks Boston

The South Asian Showdown was the place to be on ebruary 12, 2011! The venue was sold out, and many many people were still looking for tickets! The show was well marketed and many people came to support the event. However, was it worth all the hype? [more]

A Celebration Of Indian Classical Music

LearnQuest Academy of music proudly presents its 6th Annual Music Conference featuring some of the best artists of Indian Classical Music. This five-day musical extravaganza will take place from March 30 to April 3. [more]

Inside The Entrepreneurial Mind: Various Business Structures For A Startup Social Enterprise

TIE-SE's monthly meeting at Tantric was focused on exploring a number of alternative organizational structures beyond the traditional non-profit structure for social enterprise. [more]

NEKK And Lakshmi Temple Celebrate Purandara Dasa Day

The Sri Purandara Dasa day celebration held at the New England Hindu Temple (NEHTI), Ashland, MA organized by Mandaara, New England Kannda Koota (NEKK) on February 13, 2011, was a musical treat for all those who attended. The celebration of this great poet and carnatic music vidvaan was brought to life in the rendering of songs and playing of musical instruments by children ranging from 5-15 years of age and adults alike [more]

Child Rights And You (CRY) Boston’s Bollywood Dance Party A Big Hit!

On February 12th, Child Rights and You Boston organized a highly entertaining Bollywood Dance party at the Mantra Restaurant’s Om Bar in Downtown Boston. [more]

Communique 2011

The Boston Pledge (a prominent non-profit organizations focused on promoting entrepreneurship at the grassroots level) started his 10th anniversary with a fundraising event which was an amalgamation of fun and charity. [more]

Experiencing God Through The Power Of Silence

The Brahma Kumaris Learning Center for Peace sponsors this free experiential event on March 5, 2011, during which a gathering of interfaith leaders share how God is experienced through the power of silence. [more]

Dwarkamai Medical Screen Clinic Launched!

Dwarkamai is very pleased to share the news of launching of the free Dwarkamai Medical Screening Clinic on February 12, 2011. It was a satisfying feeling for the Dwarkamai family as at the lotus feet of Shri Sai, the medical team led by Dr. Rajendra Trivedi and joined by Dr. Geeta Trivedi, Dr. Mathur and Diabetic technician Chris. [more]

Hindu American Capitol Hill Leadership Initiative 2011

Are you interested in... ...public policy? ...being a Hindu American advocate? ...building an active Hindu American voice in government? If so, look no further than the Hindu American Capitol Hill Leadership Initiative. [more]

IAFPE Invites You To Leadership For The 21st Century

Indian American Forum For Political Education - Massachusetts Chapter cordially invites you to: Panel Discussion: “Leadership for the 21st Century” Annual Meeting and Honoring Dean Nitin Nohria, Dean of Harvard Business School. [more]

Satya Mitra To Serve As People To People Delegate To China

People to People Citizen Ambassador Programs, together with the Financial Planning Association, is coordinating a delegation of professionals specializing in Financial Planning who will travel to China from May 24-June 4, 2011. Dr. Satya Mitra is one of the 59 delegates currently enrolled in the program. [more]

Obesity In The ‘Desi’ Population

Obesity is real, and it is growing. It seems everyone is talking about it nowadays. We, as a community, are not immune to this. In India, studies are now showing a rate of around 25% in urban populations, in adults and teens. And with this, the rates of diabetes and high blood pressure are also rising. What are the risk factors in our culture? How can we reverse this trend? [more]

Seek, Search, And Realize Atman

Under the spell of ego, those people who have confined themselves to bodily pleasures, they only realize their blunders when the 'autumn of life' is staring at them and their body is about to fall off like an autumn leaf. [more]

Will The Wild Tiger Exist 20 Years From Now?

Though the future for the tiger is uncertain, we can save the tigers by preserving further damage to nature through timely action and spreading global awareness about the fate of the Royal Bengal tigers. [more]

Meeting Your Retirement Goals

Here are five tips that can help you build your retirement savings. [more]

Weekend Entertainment

Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the events and concerts during this upcoming fortnight including IAFPE - Leadership for the 21st Century, Shaam-E-Ghazal, Chirag Katti, Mehfil-o-Geet-o-Ghazal, IITSINE Annual Social, B Balasubrahmaniyan, 6th Annual Learnquest Classical Music Conference and TiECON East 2011. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Kishore Balsara, Nidhi Bhargava, Aseem Chandawarkar, Akshay Gowrishankar and Arul Prakash, who were winners of the last set of puzzles. Here is one easy puzzle for students and one for adults. [more]

Cartoon: Hosni Mubarak

Resignation mubarak Mr. Hosni! [more]

Music Review: No One Killed Jessica

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
The music features Shriram Iyer who is the brother of one of New England's most talented Carnatic musicians, Geetha Murali. Shriram Iyer who shot to fame with his music for Iqbal is an extremely talented musician and lead vocalist of the Om the fusion band. [more]

Laugh A While - Ground Hog Day

Happy Ground Hog day jokes.
If a rodent can bring us an early spring, more power to him.

Recipe- Corn

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Photo Of The Fortnight

17 year old Luqmaan Siddiqui's camera captures this cascade in a park. [more]

Thought For The Day

"I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door -- or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present."- Rabindranath Tagore [more]

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