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October 2005 Issue
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Events Calendar
October 2005: Events Calendar
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 Oct. 02 Gandhi Jayanthi
 Oct. 06 Navarathri Begins
 Oct. 11 Saraswathi Pooja
 Oct. 12 Vijaya Dasami
ShubhaMuhurtha Day: 24, 27, 30

9am - 5.30pm. "Pranahuti Aided Meditation", Training held by the Institute of Sriramchandra Consciousness, every 2nd Saturday of the month in the Bay Area. Free for all. Contact: Vidyadar Joshi 408.973.8667,,

Sept. 04, 11, 18, 25 Tuesdays
12 noon. Siddha Samadhi Yoga Classes at Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255,

Sept. 05, 12, 19, 26 Wednesdays
6-9am. "ItsDiff" Tamil radio program every Wednesday at 90.1 FM, KZSU, Stanford, California; Contact: Srikant Srinivasa,

Sept. 06, 13, 20, 27 Thursdays
1pm - 3pm. Carnatic Radio on 90.1FM KZSU Stanford, The program is one hour of carnatic music and Gharana music. Contact: Parag,

7:30-9pm. Weekly Satsanghs; Organized by Shirdi Sai Parivaar; Venue: Odd Fellows Temple, Cupertino, California;

Sept 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 Sundays
Bala Vihar classes at Chinmaya Mission in Danville, Fremont, Los Altos, San Jose, and San Ramon, California. Curriculum includes Tamil language instruction; Contact: 408.998.2793,,

9:30am-10am- Tamil Class taught at the Hindu Temple of Atlanta, Riverdale, Georgia; Also offering Dance classes, Hatha Yoga, Adult Gita, and Balavihar class. Contact: 770.907.7102,,

9:30-10:30am. TAMIL WORSHIP; Venue: Faith Lutheran Church (Sancturary) 37635 Dequindre Road MI 48083 (Between 16 &17 Mile Road) Contact: Rev. Arul J Alexeander 248-402-8040; Web:

11am-12:30pm. Tamil songs, Tiruppugazh taught at the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago, Lemont, Illinois. Also offering Sanskrit, bhajan classes. Contact: Jayanthi Balachandran 630.325.2985, Usha Narayanan at 630.527.9308 or the Temple front desk.,

5.30pm - St.John’s Tamil Lutheran Congregation - Church congregation of Tamil Speaking public from Asia; Location: 47 Winthrop Street, Williston Park, New York, Contact: Rev. Rathinasamy 718.747.6242, 516.742.5858

5pm to 6pm (EST): 'Tamil Amudham' Metro Detroit/Ann Arbor's Tamil Radio program: Every Sunday at 1460 AM; Can be heard at; Archives at; Contact: Program Director Dr. V.S Balanethiram 248.641.7684. Features news roundup, children’s program, kadhai amudham, mazhalai amudam

Chinmaya Mission, California conducts weekly discourses on Bhagavad Gita, Upadesha Saara, Sreemad Bhagavatam, Vedanta Saara, Upadesha Saara, Advaita Vedanta - Ishavasya Upanishad, Advaita Vedanta - Vivekachoodamani and Guided Meditation; Locations: Sandeepany, San Jose; Lincoln High School, San Jose; Washington High School, Fremont; Los Cerros Middle School, Danville; Contact: 408-998-2793;

Oct. 01 & Oct. 02, Saturday & Sunday
4pm. Vibes - Discover the emotions; Featuring dances from Tamil and other South Indian movies; Presented by Sanhiti - A South Indian Dance Troupe; An Association of India Development benefit program; Location: Cubberly Theater, Palo Alto, California; Contact:; Janani: 408.241.3472

Wednesday, Oct. 5th
7pm. Carnatic Vocal Music concert by Anu Suresh & Manasa Suresh; Organized by Shruthi Swara Laya; Venue: 1055 Lily Ave, Sunnyvale, California; Contact: Shruthi Swara Laya 510.490.4629

Oct. 6th-16th
Mill Valley Film Festival; Independent and international cinema presented by the California Film Institute, Mill Valley & San Rafael, California;

Friday, Oct. 7th - Sunday, Oct. 16th
Navarathri Celebration Concerts by students of Shruthi Swara Laya; 5-7pm (Friday, Oct. 7th), 10am (Sunday, Oct. 9th), 7pm (Friday, Oct. 14th), 8am (Saturday, Oct.15th), 9:30am (Sunday, Oct. 16th); Venue: Shruthi Swara Laya, Fremont, California; Contact: 510.490.4629

Saturday, Oct. 08th
7pm.Tamil mass; service starts at 6:45pm; Venue: St. Joseph Parish, Mountain View, California; Contact: 650.967.3831;,

Kathalikka Neramundu & Mounam Sangadam; Starring YG.Mahendran; Organized by New England Tamil Sangam; Contact:,

Diwali (Multicultural) Festival of Lights in Cupertino; Day time festivities include: Ethnic Foods, Fun Booths, Multicultural Music and Dance Performances, Diwali (Lighting of the Lamp) by Mayor of Cupertino; Conducted by the Asian American Business Council in association with City of Cupertino; Free; Contact: Cupertino Chamber of Commerce 408.252.7054,

Sunday, Oct. 9th
11am-6pm.3rd Annual Excelsior Festival; Multi-ethnic street fair with food vendors, arts, crafts and entertainment for children; Location: Ocean & Mission Streets, San Francisco, California;, 415.585.0110

Tuesday, Oct. 11
7pm.Exploring Nantotech - Perils and promises of Nanotech; Panel discussion with John Balbus, Christine Peterson (Founder, Foresight Nanotech Institute),Norm Wu (Alameda Capital); Organized by Commonwealth Club; Altera Corporation Headquarters, Bldg. 3 Auditorium, San Jose, California; Contact:

Friday, Oct. 14th
7:30pm. Shyama - An Indian Classical Bharathanatyam Ballet by Shobana and an ensemble of four artists; Organized by Association of India's Development (AID) in association with Rasika Indian Arts and Culture council; Venue: Roswell Cultural Arts Center, Georgia; Contact: Srini 770.363.4277,

Saturday, Oct. 15th
9-11:30am. Junior Bird Hike; Chilren Ages 7-11; Organized by; Learn about bird identification, migration & how feathers work;; Tickets: $10/child

4pm. Carnatic Music Concert; Organized by CAMAGA; Master Balamuralikrishna (Vocal), Bangalore Ganesh Prasad (Violin), Trivandrum Balaji (Mridangam); Location: Hindu Temple of Atlanta Auditorium, Atlanta;

5:30pm. Bharatanatyam Program performed by students of Nrithyalayaa, Choreographed by Sudha Srinivasan; Contact: 630.969.2979;

6pm. Carnatic Flute concert by Sashank; Organized by South Indian Music Academy; Venue: Hoover Middle School Auditorium, Lakewood, California; Contact: 626.794.0695

7pm. Innisai Iravu - 100% Tamil Light Cine Music by popular Music Director Bharadwaj; Organized by US Raj Pictures & Tamil Padam; Venue: Long Beach Polytechnic High, Long Beach, California;, Mahen: 323.327.8903, Hari: 818.339.8049, Balaji: 310.697.3328; Tickets: $15-$100

7pm. Reception to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Katrina; Meet an eminent gathering of top Indian personalities; Organized by US India Political Action Committee (USINPAC); RSVP by Oct. 10th to Dolly Kapoor, Director, Membership Outreach;, 571.722.4071;

Sunday, Oct. 16th
1:30pm. Bay Area Tamil Manram Elections; Location: Milpitas Library, Milpitas, California; Contact:; Thillai Kumaran 408.857.0181, Rajan Sadagopan 510.825.2971

3:30-5pm. Sustainable Building - Tour; Features solar electric generation, rammed earth, recycled building material and more; Contact:a href="">

4pm. Mega Tamil Light Music Program by Popular Music Director Bharadwaj; Organized by Holistic Entertainment and Kalalaya; Venue: Foothill College, Los Altos, California; Contact: Kala 510.796.5252; Tickets: $25-$100

4-8pm. Shirdi Sai Mahasamadhi and Dassera Commemorations; Organized by Shirdi Sai Parivaar; Location: Presidential Ballroom, Sunnyvale Community Center, California;

Wednesday, Oct. 19th
5:30pm. Price Cobbs, Author of 'My American Life: From Rage to Entitlement' in conversation with Ms. Kamala Harris, District Attorney of San Francisco; Venue: Club office, San Francisco, California;

Oct. 19th - 23rd
8th Annual United Nations Association Film Festival; Sponsored by Stanford Film Society and the United Nations Association Midpeninsula Chapter; 2005 Theme: A Statement of Hope and Courage; Screening Locations: Cubberley Auditorium and Annenberg Auditorium; Contact:

Saturday, Oct. 22nd
10am-1pm. Mushroom Hike. Wade Leschyn of Mycological Society of San Francisco, discusses identifying families of mushrooms (edible and poisonous) Contact:; $10 per person; For Children 10+ years.

4pm. Dance Program by Ms. Malavika Sarukkai; Organized by South India Fine Arts (SIFA); Venue: Foothill College, Main Campus, Los Altos, California; Contact:,; Tickets: $22-$75

Sunday, Oct. 23
6pm. Musical Concert by Pt. Jasraj to support Katrina Relief efforts; Organized by Indian Association for Human Values; Location: Smithwick Theater, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, California; Contact: (888)585-8353;,

Monday, Oct. 24
5:30pm. Between two words: Escape from Tyranny: Growing up in the Shadow of Saddam - A meet the author program; Meet Author Zainab Salbi, the founder of Women for Women International; Organized by The World Affairs Council, co-sponsored by the International Museum of Women; Venue: World Affairs Council, San Francisco, California; Contact:

Friday, Oct. 28
Noon. Meet Louis J. Freeh, Former Director of FBI & Author of 'My FBI' - Bringing down the Mafia, Investigating Bill Clinton and Fighting the war on terror; Venue: Club Office, San Francisco, California;

Saturday, Oct. 29
6pm. A Grand Dance Program by Nritya Choodamani, Urmila Satyanarayana with live music by artists from India; Organized and co-sponsored by Hema Rajagopalan & P. Rajagopalan;; Time - TBD. 'enga aNNi' - a full length social play by local artists, created by Dr. Anantha & Tamil Stage Creations; Venue: Jewish Community Center;; Satheesh Kumar 281.240.9461

Saturday, Nov. 05
5:30-9:30pm. Deepavali Local Talent and Cultural Program; Hosted by Austin Tamil Sangam; Venue: Murchison Middle School, Austin; Contact: Shankar Palaniyandi 512.791.1015;

6pm. Gala Musical Evening of Golden Hits;Presented by Shruthilaya,Supported by Greater Atlanta Tamil Sangam; Venue: Meadow Creek High School, Norcross, Georgia; Contact: 678.714.6851,,; Tickets: $15.Sangam AGM & Tamil Luau; Presented by Tamil Youths of Ilankai Tamil Sangam; Venue: DoubleTree Hotel; Somerset, New Jersey;

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