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Friday - 03/4/11
BU DHEEM: Indian Classical Arts Association presents MAYA: Illusions of the World

Saturday - 03/5/11
75th Maha Shivratri Celebrations
Annual Award Ceremony
Award function
Baba Abhishek and Shiv Bhajans at New England Shirdi Sai Temple, Chelmsford, MA
Providing High Quality Care using Low-Cost Health Technology for the Bottom Billion

Sunday - 03/6/11
Advanced MATH/Science/SAT
Chirag Katti / Mithas
Hindustani music/ Reading Public Library, MA
Saheli Shrewsbury presents Nla Rakhit,CPA to talk about Financial education

Wednesday - 03/9/11
Free Health Stop

Thursday - 03/10/11
Mega Mixer for Women
Sai Amritvani at Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Billerica, MA

Friday - 03/11/11
Mata's Jagrata at Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Billerica, MA
Rang Barse Bostons Biggest Holi Party of 2011

Saturday - 03/12/11
VPS Yoga Day 2011
Gita Chanting Competition/Chinmaya Mission Boston
NSF Workshop

Sunday - 03/13/11
Advanced MATH/Science/SAT
Ongoing Malayalam Classes!
NSF Workshop
Ja Tari Sathe Katta - Gujarati Drama / MA
Gods Take Form: Indian Art at the Turn of the Millennium

Wednesday - 03/16/11
Free Health Stop

Saturday - 03/19/11
Kirtan with Krishna Das
Holi Mahotsava / VPS
Rang De Basanti
Group SatyaNarayana Pooja at Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Billerica, MA

Sunday - 03/20/11
Kirtan with Krishna Das
Holi Celebration / UIA
Advanced MATH/Science/SAT
Holi Celebration, a festival of Colors
Solo Tabla - Prafulla Athalye

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Lokvani Talks To Shuchita Rao

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
Shuchita Rao teaches Hindustani Music through her own school of music - RASA (Raaga Aesthetics, Sharing and Appreciation) Institute and through Learnquest Academy of Music in Waltham. A classical hindustani music performing artist she also writes articles on music for various publications. She and her students will be opening Spring Festival 2011 for MITHAS on Sunday, March 6 at Wong Auditorium at 4 pm with accompanists - Dr. George Ruckert on the harmonium and Amit Kavthekar on the tabla. BUY TICKETS [more]

In Conversation With Navin Kundra, Singer Sensation

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)
He has been described as a gifted crooner with a unique voice, and rightly so. Whether it is a slow, romantic ballad or an upbeat dance track, the energy which he radiates infuses life into his listeners’ souls and sets their emotions aglow. Meet Navin Kundra... [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Kareena Kapoor is Bollywood's most sought after actress in the brand endorsement circuit according to the latest Television Audience Measurement (TAM) reports. [more]

New England Tamil Sangam Celebrates Pongal 2011

(This article is sponsored by Russian School of Math)
The New England Tamil Sangam celebrated Pongal Vizhaa 2011 (Harvest Festival) on February 12, 2011 at Chelmsford High School in Chelmsford, MA. Over 1000 people attended this gala event – on a spring-like day with the weather providing timely relief, in the middle of our harsh winter. [more]

IANH Organizes First Talent Show

(This article is sponsored by Mumbai Chopstix)
IANH held its first Talent Show with Viewers’ choice Awards on February 19th. In attendance were New England’s top artists Jasmine Shah, Neha Parikh, Sheetal Dwaraka, Shital Botadra, Amulya Deepak and Jyoti Sharma. [more]

Local Givings: Prashant Fadia Foundation And American India Foundation - Blogging Across India

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
Kathleen Mitchell, an AIF Clinton Fellow blogs her story about the work of MANASI, an NGO focused on Maternal and New Born Health. Check out her engaging story with some great pictures. An excerpt,"Soon the drumming and singing picked up pace, a performer dressed in a traditional colorful costume with a big mask jumped out from behind the vehicle, and the show began!.." [more]

Echoes From The Banks Of The Cauvery: Thyagaraja Aradhana At MIT

MIT Swara, the student classical music organization at MIT presented a wonderful rendition of the Pancharatna Krithis. With four mridangams, violin, several very talented male and female vocalists the music was wonderful. In collaboration with MITHAS, Swara will next be presenting a unique lecture demonstration and concert by the Vidwan Delhi P. Sunderrajan on March 5th, 2011 at 6 pm in the Wong Auditorium. [more]


Shraddha Agrawal and Mohan Subramaniam bring to life timeless ghazals originally sung by Begum Aktha, Mehdi Hassan, Jagjit Singh and Lata Mangeshkar. BUY TICKETS [more]

Sensation India 2011 Features Bollywood Dance Party With DJ Rekha

Join us for an action-packed weekend of Indian music, dance, storytelling, art-making and more as PEM celebrates its 2011 Sensational India! festival on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3. This year’s star-studded festival features performances by New York’s acclaimed Sa Dance Company, sitar virtuoso Kartik Seshadri, and internationally-renowned DJ Rekha spinning a special Saturday night Bollywood dance party! [more]

Sankara The Teacher: Message And Style

By citing several examples to make her point and by putting forth a brilliant analysis of Sankara’s style of presentation, Haesook Ra made a forceful presentation of the genius of Sankara by which Sankara could transform the way the commentaries could be presented. [more]

Silk Road And South Asia: Intersections Of Culture

On February 13, 2011, Dr. David Kalivas, Professor and Commonwealth Honors Coordinator, Middlesex Community College traced the origin and meaning of the ‘Silk Road’ while explaining its interconnections with the history of South Asia. [more]

AID Hosts Public Health Talk

Dr. Yogesh Jain of JSS will talk about Hope and Health for the Bottom Billion Using Low-Cost Technology that provides health services to rural poor in Bilaspur district. [more]

Mega Mixer For Women

Come join us for an evening of networking with fellow women in business. We have joined forces with many other women's organizations to create this Mega Mixer in an effort to increase awareness of these various groups and their missions. [more]

IAFPE And Indicorp Announce 2011 Internship Program

Two great internship programs seek qualified applicants! [more]

Raj Sharma Joins AIF Board Of Directors

Raj Sharma, Managing Director of Investments and Head of The Sharma Group of Merrill Lynch Private Banking and Investment Group and a Sharon resident has been inducted into the American India Foundation (AIF) Board of Directors. Raj has been an asset to AIF over the years, dedicating time and resources as a longtime Trustee and an anchor and leader for the highly successful New England area Galas. [more]

ISW Elects New Executive Committee

ISW has a new committee now. Shri Garg is the President. Suresh Gupta is the VP, Prabhakar Jain, Treasurer, Shaikh Hoque, Asst. Treasurer and Ashish Cowlagi is General Secretary. [more]

Rabindranath Tagore And Indian Classical Music

The 6th LearnQuest music festival is paying tribute to Tagore on this special occasion. The festival will present a unique session on confluence of Tagore’s music with Indian Classical Music on April 2, 2011 at Regis College near Boston. Pandit Sandip Ghosh (vocalist and disciple of renowned maestro, Pt. A.Kanan), Anirban Dasgupta (on sarod, disciple of Pandit Buddhadeb Dasgupta) and Rabindrasangeet vocalists Sujata Bhattacharya and Sumit Nag will perform in this session. BUY TICKETS [more]

Aspirations: Moral And Immoral

On analyzing the effects of moral and immoral intentions on our being, we observe that stirring up of moral, virtuous, honorable intentions in our psyche uplifts us and makes us more productive. [more]

Imagine An India Where Every Child Can Read

Pratham Boston team will be communicating with you every two months on Lokvani. Through this series, we hope to bring to you snippets that capture the work of our teams. This issue features highlights of 2010. [more]

Historic Sadak Yatra From Kolkota To Puri

The Sri Sri Jagannath Sadak Sagada Yatra is a unique journey on bullock cart to retrace the old Jagannath Sadak from Kolkata to Puri that was once a lifeline for pilgrims. This road, often referred as the Orissa Trunk Road was also taken by the marauding armies of the Mughals and Marathas. The Sadak Yatra will start from Kolkata on March 6, 2011 from the Jagannath temple at Khidderpore. [more]

De Ghumake - Cricket World Cup 2011

Team India’s victory over Bangladesh or the tie with England, or “De Ghumake” – the world cup anthem, what has been the highlight for you so far? [more]

Weekend Entertainment

Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the events and concerts during this upcoming fortnight including Shaam-E-Ghazal, Chirag Katti, Ja Tarri Sathe Katta, Mehfil-o-Geet-o-Ghazal, IITSINE Annual Social, B Balasubrahmaniyan, 6th Annual Learnquest Classical Music Conference, Moods of the Goddess, Eclectic Euphoria, Chinmaya Mission-Triple Carnatic Concerts and TiECON East 2011. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Kishore Balsara, Nidhi Bhargava, Aseem Chandawarkar, Akshay Gowrishankar, Chaya Hindupur, Arun Lahori, Samir Mehta, Roshi Mutt, Inian Parathasarathy and Vishal Patel, who were winners of the last set of puzzles. Here is one easy puzzle for students and one for adults. [more]

Cartoon: Googleeka Yahoolakar!

Googleeka Yahoolakar! [more]

Music Review: Tanu Weds Manu

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
The title of the movie caught my attention.. and the track does not disappoint. [more]

Laugh A While

The two rival cricketers were talking.
'The local team wants me to play for them very badly.'
'Well, you're just the man for the job.'

Recipes - Come Veg With Me

Meena Kothandaraman shares recipes in Lokvani from her new cooking show "Come Veg with Me". [more]

Picture Of The Fortnight

Here and There - Goa by Sadhana Karnad. [more]

Thought For The Day

"When there is oppression, the only self-respecting thing is to rise and say this shall cease today, because my right is justice. If you are stronger, you have to help the weaker boy or girl both in play and in the work." [more]

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