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Saturday - 03/19/11
Kirtan with Krishna Das
Holi Mahotsava / VPS
Rang De Basanti
Group SatyaNarayana Pooja at Shirdi Sai Baba Temple
Holi Poornima Samuhik Satyanarayana Swami Pooja, New England Shirdi Sai Temple
Enrolling for Math Bee

Sunday - 03/20/11
Kirtan with Krishna Das
Holi Celebration / UIA
Advanced MATH/Science/SAT
Solo Tabla - Prafulla Athalye
Holi/ Sri Lakshmi Temple
Spring 2011 Wedding Expo
The Festival of Colors / SDM

Wednesday - 03/23/11
Free Health Stop
French Architecture in Pondicherry

Thursday - 03/24/11
Changes of State: Urbanism along the Ganges River Corridor of Northern India

Saturday - 03/26/11
IITSINE Annual Social Event
NH NSF 2011 Education Bee
KHMC Concert Series 2011
Hindustani Vocal by Purba Debnath and students/KHMC
India Conference at Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School
Health Symposium - Diabetes
Enrolling for Math Bee

Sunday - 03/27/11
Advanced MATH/Science/SAT
B. Balasubrahmaniyan / Mithas
Isai Mazhai 2011
India Conference at Harvard Business School

Wednesday - 03/30/11
Free Health Stop
6th Annual Learnquest Music Conference
Karnatic Instrumental Performance

Thursday - 03/31/11
6th Annual Learnquest Music Conference

Friday - 4/1/11
6th Annual Learnquest Music Conference

Saturday - 4/2/11
Sensational India!
Sensational Bollywood / PEM
6th Annual Learnquest Music Conference
VPS Fifth Annual Yoga Day
VPS Yoga Day
Moods of the Goddess
Paresh Rawal - Krishan vs Kanhaiya
Enrolling for Math Bee
Akhand Ramayan Path / SDM

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Lokvani Talks To Mouli Pal, Odissi Artist

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Mouli Pal, New England’s Odissi artist and teacher carries herself with a grace and quiet charm that comes from years of dedication to the classical dance art form, Odissi. On April 10th, she and her group will present" Taral Tarang, Lyrical Liquids "An evening of delightful Odissi exploring Oceans, rivers, rains and clouds through the lyrical form of Odissi at Springstep, Medford. [more]

In Conversation With Aneesha Capur

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VP at J.P Morgan Chase and an MBA from Wharton, Capur has turned her attention to writing. Her first novel Stealing Karma has been receiving rave reviews. Capur talked to Lokvani about her book, her work and what it takes to write a novel. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

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Milan Luthria wants to make sure his 'The Dirty Picture' lead actors Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi share a palpable on-screen chemistry. [more]

Nirtyanjali 2011 - Over 15 Hours Of Dance At NEHTI

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The annual Nrityanjali function at the New England Hindu temple attracted over 250 participants. Nivedha (student of Sapna Krishnan), Ramya (student of Jothi Raghavan) and Devika (student of Mouli Pal) won the top three prizes in the dance competition. [more]

MITHAS Spring 2011 Concert Series Off To A Great Start

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Spring 2011 concert series for MITHAS was off to a great start on March 6th at the Wong Auditorium, MIT. Four well-spirited young artists adorned the stage for the first twenty minutes or so, followed by well-accomplished musicians from the New England area. [more]

Local Givings - Prashant Fadia And American India Foundation
A LAMP Program Lights A Child's Life

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
43% of students in LAMP hostels are girls, a remarkable figure given the cultural ambivalence and costs associated with leaving a girl in the village to continue her education.In LAMP hostels, AIF helps support the children’s education and provides a 2,200 calorie-a-day nutrition program and health care, while partnering with the village to provide shelter. [more]

South Asia Poets' Afternoon At A Nepali Home In New England

Great poetry, good conversation and great food made the quarterly South Asian Poetry meet a great success. [more]

Veena Dhanammal: All For The Chamber And None For The Hall

Dhanammal, the epitome of classical carnatic music, single handedly catalyzed a paradigm shift in her genre and brought about an inimitable style (The Dhanammal Bani), which is the holy grail for most aspiring musicians. She broke the barrier in the then male-dominated arena. Mithas features a wonderful concert in this Bani on Sunday March 20th at MIT. Buy Tickets. [more]

Paresh Rawal And Krishan Vs Kanhaiya In Boston

Paresh Rawal’s superhit Hindi drama 'Krishan v/s Kanhaiya' is back in Boston for the third time on April 3rd. Buy Tickets. [more]

Joy Of Jugalbandhis At The Learn Quest Music Festival - Carnatic Segment

Experience the joy of Jugalbandhis at the 6th Annual Learn Quest festival at Harvard University - March 30th, Boston University - March 31st and Regis College, Weston MA - April 1st to April 3rd. Artists will showcase local talent, unique improvisations, lecture demonstrations and musical melodies that promises to enchant one and all. Buy Tickets. [more]

Big Data - TiE Boston Software & Services SIG Event

Have you wondered about the challenges that companies face with the amount of data that is being generated? TiE Boston setup an expert panel to discuss the entrepreneurial opportunities in Big Data. [more]

Brahmakumaris Hold A Special Interfaith Festival On Occasion Of Shiv Rathri

The Brahma Kumaris Learning Center for Peace hosted special guests Sister Kala Iyengar, Lauren Baer, Dr. Mohammed Lazzouni, Lama Konchok Sonam Rinpoche, Inderpreet, and Peggy Huddleston for an interfaith panel discussion on March 5th. [more]

French India Event Features Pondicherry And Franco - Tamil Architecture

Also known as the French Riviera of the East, the Union Territory of Pondicherry still represents an unsuspected and unique example of two cultures, French and Tamil, meeting each other in the most harmonious way. [more]

IITSINE 2011 Annual Social

Sign up for the IITSINE Annual Social to be held on March 26, 2011 at Burlington, MA. An evening of entertainment, food and fun. Buy Tickets. [more]

HBS India Conference 2011

The 2011 India Conference at the Harvard Business School will be held on March 26-27 at the HBS campus and promises to be a huge draw for students, businessmen and corporates. The Conference is themed, "March of a Billion Aspirations" and feature keynotes by Ajay Banga, Subroto Roy, Anand Giridharadas and Dan Tennebaum. [more]

Jamshed Barucha To Become President Of Cooper Union

Jamshed Bharucha, who has served with distinction as Provost and Senior Vice President of Tufts University since 2002, will leave Tufts at the end of this academic year to assume the presidency of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City. This is a tremendously exciting and well-deserved appointment for Jamshed, and an outstanding choice for Cooper Union. [more]

Pratham And Madhav Chavan Receive Prestigious Skoll Award For Social Entrepreneurship

This year's Skoll Award recipients are Rebecca Onie of Health Leads (formerly Project Health), Ned Breslin of Water for People, Ellen Moir of New Teacher Center, and Madhav Chavan of Pratham, which works across urban and rural India to execute low-cost solutions designed to improve government services. [more]

(MMFC’s) Cleft Mission To Phalodi Brings 18 New Smiles

Medical Missions for Children (MMFC’s) Cleft Mission to Phalodi brings 18 new smiles. The mission performed 18 surgeries on patients ranging from 8 months to 26 years. Many had both cleft lips and palates. [more]

Youth Forum - Egypt: A Travel Trip Before The Revolution

I’m glad when we visited Egypt, we were able to enjoy all the wonders and not worry about any of the things that have been going on for the past few days. I really got to learn and relearn plenty of information that will stick with me forever. I sailed on a river larger and longer than the Nile and these memories contain moments with my family that are worth more than King Tut’s gold burial mask to me. [more]

Weekend Entertainment

Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the events and concerts during this upcoming fortnight including Mehfil-o-Geet-o-Ghazal, IITSINE Annual Social, HBS India Conference, B. Balasubrahmaniyan, 6th Annual Learnquest Classical Music Conference, Moods of the Goddess, Paresh Rawal-Krishan vs Kanhaiya, Eclectic Euphoria, Chinmaya Mission-Triple Carnatic Concerts and TiECON East 2011. [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

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

Cartoon: What's The Score?

What's the score? [more]

Book Review: Hot, Hot Roti For Dada-ji

Mixing contemporary life and fable in a tale can’t be easy. You don’t want to tip the book too much in the direction of contemporary life, or the fable aspects will get lost in the shuffle. At the same time, you also have to avoid telling too much of the fun exaggerated stories, or else your book will be promising future magic on which it can never deliver. Ms. Zia balances both by placing the story in context right from the start. [more]

Music Review: Game

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
'Game' slated for release early April is a thriller starring Abhishekh Bachchan, Kangana Ranaut, Jimmy Shergill and shot in international and exotic locales. The film is directed by Abhinay Deo and has music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. The music is stylish fitting the theme of the film and as always, the trio present a mixed bag of western and Indian - soft rock, R & B and Indi-jazz/pop. [more]

Laugh A While

Laugh silly with these jokes... [more]

Recipes - Mexican Inspired!

'Come veg with me' cooking host turns in Mexican inspired recipes. [more]

Picture Of The Fortnight

Viva Carnaval in Goa! Photos captured by Oscar Ciriaco Pereira. [more]

Thought For The Day

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel - Maya Angelou. [more]

Classified: Bookkeeper

North Shore CPA firm with diversified clientele seeks a Bookkeeper to assist with monthly accounting duties. [more]

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