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Event Update
Friday - 04/15/11
Life! Camera Action - South Asian FIlm Festival
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Concert
Akhand Ramayan/ Woburn Satsang Center

Saturday - 04/16/11
Mata Ka Jagran
Hasya Kavi Sammelan
Cooking with Stella - South Asian FIlm Festival
CRY Boston Karoake Night 2011
Enrolling for Math Bee
Public Speaking Workshop
Saheli Shrewsbury presents talk on supplementing education
Ugadi Habba 2011
Ram Navmi Celebration/ Woburn Satsang Center
SatyaNarayana Pooja
SABA Greater Boston Book Reading
TAGB Ugadi
ISW Hosts Evening of Music

Sunday - 04/17/11
Bicycle Bride - South Asian FIlm Festival
2nd Home Adult Day Health Care Center Open House
IARI Holi Concert

Monday - 04/18/11
SAT Test Prep
Hanuman Jayanti/ Woburn Satsang Center
True Business Film Screening

Tuesday - 04/19/11
SAT workshop

Thursday - 04/21/11
Bollywood Dance for Fun & Fitness with Bolly Zumba
Managing the Project of Life

Friday - 04/22/11
Tara Bangalore - Violins for the Planet - Earth Day.
The Ur of Thotiapatti

Saturday - 04/23/11
IANH 2nd Chess Tournament
Ramneek Singh (vocal) Baithak concert.

Sunday - 04/24/11
Eclectic Euphoria (Navarasa Nayika and Lahari)

Wednesday - 04/27/11
NetSAP - Career Fair and Networking Event

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Lokvani Talks To Ritu Harlalka And Jyoti Kedia (owners Of Ritu Ki Rasoi)

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)
In a short period of 2 months, Ritu ki Rasoi in Burlington has become a very popular eatery in the Greater Boston area. Some of the regulars drive from as far as Quincy and Braintree every weekend. As we were waiting to speak with the owners Ritu and Jyoti, we heard customers compliment Ritu with - "this is the best Chaat that I have eaten in the US". Ritu ki Rasoi is an eclectic, pure vegetarian eatery that offers mouth-watering Chaats, Indo-Chinese, authentic south Indian food and delectable home style north Indian meals. Ritu and Jyoti talked to Lokvani about the business and what makes their food so special. [more]

In Conversation With Aishwarya Mantha,Founder, Cradle India Foundation

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)
She have been featured on CNBC India ‘Young Turks’ segment. Her vision is big and ambitious even though the organization is small right now. But one can sense the passion, the enthusiasm and the energy of Aishwarya Rao Mantha who is spearheading this non profit 'Cradle India Foundation' in a tiny apartment in Hyderabad, India. [more]

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra may be friends but that stands to be tested as the two shoot for Anurag Basu's Burfi. Ranbir was upset to hear that Priyanka had been poking fun at his casanova image and his several linkups. [more]

Captivating And Enchanting – LearnQuest Music Conference 2011

(This article is sponsored by Russian School of Math)
In its sixth year, the LearnQuest Annual Music Conference’s tradition of presenting outstanding musicians from both the Hindustani (North Indian) and Carnatic (South Indian) musical systems, was well served and has expanded impressively. In a five-day run, the music festival presented twenty concerts featuring over sixty musicians and music educators of Indian classical music from India and the USA. [more]

Krishan Vs Kanhaiya - Paresh Rawal's Superhit Comedy

(This article is sponsored by Mumbai Chopstix)
After a huge success last year, New England audience got another opportunity to watch the comedy master perform again. [more]

Local Givings - Prashant Fadia Foundation & American India Foundation:
Dell Awards AIF $712,000 For Digital Equalizer

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)
This March, the American India Foundation (AIF) was awarded with its third Dell Youth Connect grant for its Digital Equalizer (DE) program. The grant, in the amount of $712,000, will go towards ten existing and five new AIF/Dell Youth Connect classrooms in Delhi, Mohali, and Chennai. Additionally, part of the grant will go towards a third party evaluation of the Connect classrooms, which is part of DE. [more]

MIT Beaver In A Saree - A Historic First

The MIT South Asian Culture Show on April 1, or “C-Show,” presented by the MIT South Asian American Students Club proved to be a great show and fun for all. Drawing hundreds of people, it showcased the best of MIT’s talent and South Asian culture ranging with dances and vocal performances from all parts of South Asia. And to top it all, the MIT Beaver wore a saree! [more]

Upasana - A Lyrical Offering By Odissi Dancers

Tiny tots five and up joined seasoned professionals to present a lyrical creation that enthralled the audience. Upasana under the leadership of Mouli Pal used the occasion to recognize the dedication of performers and announced a scholarship for pursuing Odissi in college. [more]

Eclectic Euphoria (Navarasa Nayika And Lahari)

Twelve leading dance teachers in the area will be presenting the Navarasa Nayika, a classical dance ballet that blends Bharatanatyam and Odissi. The show has received rave reviews. The light music band Lahari will also present songs. The event on April 24 at 3:00 pm at Keefe Tech in Framingham is to support the under-privileged in India.
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CRY Boston’s “Isai Mazhai 2011” - A Delight-Full-House Success!

On Sunday, March 27th, Child Rights and You Boston organized yet another sold-out, highly entertaining fundraiser event for Child Rights and Education: “Isai Mazhai 2011”. [more]

Saheli Hosts Successful Health Symposium

Saheli, Desai Foundation and Indian Medical Association of New England (IMANE) collaborated in a health educational symposium for the community in Burlington on March 28. The event was widely attended and appreciated. [more]

Shaame-E-Ghazal, A Fundraiser For Worcester County Food Bank

The members of Aligarh Alumni Association of New England (AAANE) hosted an evening with an inspiring artist Mr. Iqbal Husain Salani on March 5. Titled Shaame-e-Ghazal, the event was a fundraiser to support the local Food Bank. AAANE has an age-old tradition of supporting the underprivileged, and in past have always donated the proceeds of its events to one or more charitable organizations. [more]

WBC Mega Mixer - Enhancing Woman-To-Woman Networking

The Women Building Connections' sixth event was a great success! About 200 local, women in business came together for a Mega Mixer hosted in collaboration with Nancy Cantor of The Dream Factory Community. [more]

2011 NSF MA Regional Education Bees

On April 10th, 2011, NSF MA conducted math, science and spelling bees at Tufts University. Over 175 kids participated in the contests. Dr. Priyamvada Natarajan, one of the world's leading scientist in the field of astrophysics and a Professor at the Departments of Astronomy and Physics at Yale University, presided over the awards ceremony. Congratulations to all the winners! [more]

Plight Of Hindus In Malayasia

Waytha Moorthy, founder of HINDRA, gave an enlightening presentation on plight of Hindus in Malayasia. The demolition of temples and the deliberate targeting of the Hindu minorities is a serious violation of Human rights. Pawan Deshpande spoke on behalf of HAF, an organization that is sponsoring the visit of Moorthy. [more]

The Ur Of Thottiapatti: A Village In Transtition

As part of the BUILD program, students spent two weeks in the village of Thottiapatti, the partner village in India. As a lens to look at the sociopolitical issues of the region as well as the culture of development, BUILD will be showcasing their work as part of a photo gallery event on April 22, 2011. [more]

NEHM Presents Ek Haseen Shaam

New England Hindi Manch presents a combination of Hindi stand up comedy, short plays, humorous poetry and a talent showcase for children on May 7th.
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Nrithya Samarchitha - An Offering Through Dance

Nadanamamani Lavanya Ananth, a brilliant dancer from Chennai, India, presents Nrithya Samarchitha on May 1st in Marlborough, MA. Lavanya's work encompasses a variety of poetry and technique within the classical boundaries of Bharathanatyam grammar in different Indian languages. She will be accompanied by a team of highly accomplished musicians from Chennai-India. Buy Tickets. [more]

Akshya Patra To Hold Benefit Event With Indra K. Nooyi

Mrs. Indra K. Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, which has the world's largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands, will be the keynote speaker at the Akshaya Patra event to be held on May 14, 2011. Buy Tickets [more]


In this era of globalization, thoughts do wield greater power than the biggest weapons in the arsenals of superpowers. [more]

Weekend Entertainment

Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the events and concerts during this upcoming fortnight including Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Eclectic Euphoria, Dawat 2011, Nadanamamani Lavany Ananth, Ujjal Banerjee, NEHM Baal Manch and Ek Haseen Shaam, Chinmaya Mission-Triple Carnatic concerts and TiECON East 2011 [more]

For The Mathematically Inclined

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

Cartoon: Who Is The Lucky Girl?

Who is the lucky girl son?

Restaurant Review: Sichuan Gourmet - A Tasty Spicy Chinese Cuisine

Looking for tasty flavorful Chinese food in Brookline, Billerica, Framingham or Sharon? Sichuan Gourmet is definitely worth a try. The spices in this cuisine will please the South Asian palate. The owners Wayne Wang and John Li shared the history and secrets of Sichuan cooking with Lokvani. [more]

Music Review - Dum Maro Dum

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)
The music track of Dum Maro Dum is a creation of Pritam that features some enjoyable numbers. [more]

Laugh A While - Jokes

Lighten up. We are only reporting. [more]

Recipes - Spring Time Is For Chutneys

Whether stored or made instantly, spring is the time for chutneys. [more]

Picture Of The Fortnight

Can you guess the name of this temple in Jaigarh? [more]

Thought For The Day

"Corruption cannot be removed without reducing the gap between the governing and the governed" - Kiran Bedi. [more]

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