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Thursday - 04/28/11
An evening of Light Urdu Poetry

Friday - 04/29/11
2011 Tuck India Business Conference: Ideas from India

Saturday - 04/30/11
Dawat 2011
Math Bee
George Ruckert (Sarod) and Shuchita Rao (Vocal)

Sunday - 5/1/11
Nrithya Samarchitha - Nadanamamani Lavanya Ananth
2nd Home Adult Day Health Care Center Open House
Advanced MATH/Science/SAT
Sunderkand Ka Paath

Monday - 5/2/11
A Sandbox of Entrepreneurship - Adapting an Indian Model for Massachusetts

Wednesday - 5/4/11
NetSAP Boston Professional Development Series - Creating and Funding a Start-Up Business

Friday - 5/6/11
Celebration of Akshay Tritiya
Akhand Ramayana / Chinmaya

Saturday - 5/7/11
Malpractice and Health care Reform
Ujjal Banerjee / Mithas
Samskritam Recitation Competition in Greater Boston
Hindi Manch Presents Ek Haseen Shaam.. Hasne-Hasaane Ke Naam
Divine Strings: a benefit concert for Bhopal
Akhand Ramayana / Chinmaya
Carnatic Classical Music and CD Release Ceremony

Sunday - 5/8/11
Advanced MATH/Science/SAT
Parade to Commemorate the 150th Birth Year of Rabindranath Tagore
Parade to celebrate the 150th Birthday of Rabindranath Tagore

Wednesday - 5/11/11
2011 Hindu Heritage Day

Friday - 5/13/11
Shreenathji Charitramrut Katha

Saturday - 5/14/11
Akshaya Patra Benefit Event with Indra Nooyi
Chinmaya Mission - Triple Carnatic Concerts
Hawaaon Ke Taraane: A Tribute Concert to Geeta Dutt

Sunday - 5/15/11
Tejendra Majumdar / Mithas
Advanced MATH/Science/SAT

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Save The Date - Lokvani@10

It all began in August 2001. We can hardly believe it but Lokvani is turning 10 years old! We are planning a one of kind grand birthday celebration on Friday Sep. 9, 2011 at the Westin, Waltham. Dr. Manju Sheth and Ms. Anu Chitrapu are our dynamic co-chairs. We invite the entire community to be part of this moment! The countdown begins with a 10! Watch this page in our forthcoming issues with more exciting news...Buy your tickets today.

Meet our sponsor - Raj Jewelers.

Lokvani Talks To Harvard Professor Dr. Sugata Bose

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)

Harvard History Professor Sugata Bose discusses his newest work of scholarship, His Majesty's Opponent: Subhas Chandra Bose and India's Struggle Against Empire on April 29th, at 3pm at the Harvard Bookstore.

In Conversation With Todd Fry

(This article is sponsored by Attorney Rachel C. Tadmor)

Todd Fry recently joined the Deshpande Foundation as Executive Director for the Merrimack Valley Sandbox. He talked to Lokvani about this initiative. Todd Fry along with members of the Lowell and Lawrence city officials will be presenting their initiatives on May 2 at MIT 4-237 at 6:00 pm. (Click here to register).

Bollywood Baatein

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)

At the music release of Ready, Zarine Khan clung on to Salman Khan, while Asin maintained a distance, happy to let Ms. Khan be the superstar's arm-candy.

Seven Outstanding High School Students Team Compete At TyE Gala 2011

(This article is sponsored by Russian School of Math)

Heard of a Wireless Solar Phone Charger, Robotic Lawnmower or Photo Tagging Software? These breakthrough business ideas sparked at TyE Gala ceremony early this April by the TyE students of 2010-11.

Boston Pledge Bestowed Euphoric Experience Through Eclectic Euphoria

(This article is sponsored by Mumbai Chopstix)

Celebrating 10th year of its evolution, the non-profit organization Boston Pledge, in its Spring Fundraising drive on April-24th presented an amalgamation of Indian Classical dances and contemporary music. 

About 400 people attended the event.

Local Givings: Prashant Fadia Foundation And American India Foundation:
Vote AIF For $500,000 And Change Lives

(This article is sponsored by Prashant H. Fadia Foundation)

AIF has entered the Chase Community Giving Challenge, which is a fast and easy way for us to win up to $500,000 and we need your help! The competition just started! All you need to do is to click on the Vote button.

Vibrant And Energetic KHMC Spring Concerts

It was a beautiful early spring afternoon on March 26. A large number of people that gathered in the house of Sumana and Anand Rao of Lexington that day were treated to vibrant melodies of Karnatic and Hindustani music presented by young artists as well as to sumptuous food and inviting hospitality provided by the hosts.

Lasya Annual Performance - A Delightful Presentation

On April 17, 2011, the students of Lasya School of Dance in Shrewsbury performed for their 4th Annual program. More than 300 people watched students from age 5 to 40 perform and show their talent, under the able guidance of their Guru Sapna Krishnan, the artistic director of Lasya School of Dance.

Violin Concert To Benefit Bhopal Gas Victims

Divine Strings: A Benefit Concert for Bhopal will be held on May 7th, 6:00 pm, Tufts University, Medford, MA. Talented upcoming artist, Aishu Venkataraman will give a violin concert. [more]

Rare Triple Play Concert At Chinmaya Mission

Chinmaya Mission Boston presents a rare triple treat - Concerts featuring Rajesh Vaidhya, Dr. Nithyasree Mahadevan and Sudha Raghunathan. Dont miss this rare opportunity on May 14th and May 15th, 2011. Buy Tickets. [more]

Hindi Manch Presents Ek Haseen Shaam.. Hasne-Hasaane Ke Naam

Hindi Manch is happy to announce Ek Haseen Shaam.. Hasne-Hasaane Ke Naam’ an evening full of laughter and fun.. on May 7th 2011. The program has short comedy plays, humorous poetry (haasya kavitaye), stand-up comedy and much more.. It will be an evening of non-stop laughter and side-splitting humor – a show not to be missed. If you enjoyed our Hindi play in December, you will enjoy this show even more. Buy Tickets

Accessing Capital For Your Small Business

Sushil Tuli, Leader Bank, in conjunction with TiE-Boston, sponsored a seminar on “Accessing Capital for Your Small Business” on April 21st. The workshop reviewed a number of options available to the small businesses in local communities when searching for capital sources, with an emphasis on programs and initiatives by the Small Business Administration (SBA).

Time, Does It Cycle? - An Indian Point Of View

On April 10, 2011, Mr. Thomas Burke, Retired Lecturer, Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies, Harvard University, explored in great detail how time was conceived and reckoned in the Hindu, Jaina and Buddhist literature of South Asia. [more]

Dawat 2011 - Helping Children

The India Association of NH and Udavum Karangal invite you to "Dawat 2011" on April 30 at 6:00 pm in Hollis, NH. [more]

HHD 2011 - Shiva -Shakti Theme

The Annual Hindu Heritage Day will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2011, from 3 pm to 8 pm at Marlboro Middle School in Marlboro, MA. The focus of this day is on Shiva-Shakti, the inseparable latent and dynamic form of energy representative of universal wholeness. [more]

NE Music Students With Big Wins At Cleveland

Sahana Srinivasan, Shyam Venkatramani, Arjun Sridhar, Rupa Ravi and Anirudh Rangaswamy, all students of Tara Anand, Kaasinath Balagurunath student of Gowrishankar, and Harini Rajasekhar from Maine who is a student of Vithal Ramamoorthy, won prizes in various competitions at the Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana.

My Ekal Experience

Somil Sanghvi is a seventh grader living in Wilbraham, MA. He shares his experience on Ekal Vidyalaya, an organization that helps children in the rural and tribal areas of India. [more]

Indian American Wins Pulitzer

Indian-American physician Siddhartha Mukherjee's acclaimed book on cancer, ''The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer,'' has won the prestigious 2011 Pulitzer prize in the general non-fiction category. [more]

Vote Akshaya Patra For $500,000 In The Chase Community Giving Challenge

Chase will donate $25,000 to the top 100 charities who receive the most votes and enter them into a final round for a chance to receive up to $500,000. It will take you only 30 seconds [more]

Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba Leaves His Physical Frame

Bhagwan Sri Sathya Bai left His Physical Frame on April 24, 2011 at 7:40 am leaving millions of His devotees in deep distress. Former President Dr. Abdul Kalam referred to Him as the Divine Legend. For people whose lives He touched, He was a change agent who taught us the true meaning of the words of the Gita by actually living the message. “My life is my message,” said Baba.

Our Own Troubles, Our Own Creation

A spider spins its own web and remains entangled in it. At some point it starts to think that its web is its confinement and laments being trapped in it. [more]

Weekend Entertainment

Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the events and concerts during this upcoming fortnight including Dawat 2011, Nadanamamani Lavany Ananth, A Sandbox of Entrepreneurship, Ujjal Banerjee, Hindi Manch Ek Haseen Shaam, Chinmaya Mission-Triple Carnatic concerts, Pratham - Music Masti and TiECON East 2011.

For The Mathematically Inclined

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

Cartoon: Statue Of Liberty Stamp

Do you think we can sue them? [more]

Music Review: Bhindi Bazaar Inc.

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)

Sandeep and Surya making their debut with this film, met at a music competition, formed an Indi pop Fusion Band and after a few independent albums and music and TV shows, have ventured into Music Direction in Bollywood as composer duo with Bhindi Baazaar! .

Laugh A While - Jokes

The engineer and the manager went on a trip.... [more]

Recipes - Unusual Nutritious Grains

Using unusual nutritious grains to make a meal - Try protein rich quinoa and millet in your cooking. [more]

Picture Of The Fortnight

The national bird of India - in regal. [more]

Thought For The Day

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. - Tagore.

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