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August 2007 Issue
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Events Calendar
August 2007: Events Calendar
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If you want events to be included, please e-mail details to Though we try our best to provide accurate information, we urge you to check details with the host organization before attending an event.

 Aug 02Friendship Day
 Aug 15Independence Day
 Aug 18Subhash chandra bose Birthday
 Aug 24Varalakshmi Viratham
 Aug 26Onam Festival/font>
 Aug 28Aavani Avittam
 Aug 30N S Krishnan Birthday
Shubha Muhurtha Day:
8, 23, 30, 31

Aug 07, 14, 21, 28 Tuesdays
12 noon. Siddha Samadhi Yoga Classes at Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255,

Aug. 01, 08, 15, 22 Wednesdays
6-9am. “ItsDiff” Tamil radio program every Wednesday at 90.1 FM, KZSU, Stanford, California; Contact: Srikant Srinivasa,

Aug. 02, 09, 16, 23 Thursdays
7:30-8:30pm. Weekly Satsanghs (Shirdi Sai Bhajans); Organized by Shirdi Sai Parivaar; Venue: Shirdi Sai Center, Sunnyvale, California; Contact:, 408-705-7904

Aug. 04, 11, 18, 25 Saturdays
9am. Sakthi TV presents half hour Tamil Programming in your local channel line-up. Program can be viewed in Channel 29 in Fremont; Channel 28 in Hayward, Union City, Alameda, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Castro Valley; Channel 27 in Newark; Programs include, Tamil Karnatic & Light Music, Pattimanram, Potti, Teledrama and Event coverage from the Bay Area;

Aug. 05, 12, 19, 26 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 (Sanctuary), 37635 Dequindre Road, Michigan (Between 16 &17 Mile Road); Contact: Rev. Arul J Alexander 248-402-8040; Web:

5.00 p.m.: EMMANUEL TAMIL CHURCH; Vibrant praise & worship services. Venue: St. Michael's Lutheran Church - Chapel, 7000 N Sheldon Road, Canton, Michigan; Contact: Rev. Sunil Noah 586.435.7057 /

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

5:pm 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

General Interest, Competitions, Scholarships:
4th Annual Carnatic Music Competition; Organized by Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam on October 6th, 2007 at Balaji Temple, Aurora, Illinois; Contact:

Thendral announces Short Stories special issue; Contributors from North America (Canada & US) are welcome to submit their creative work; For more details, email, 408.245.0193 or check out:; Last Date for submission is 31 Aug. 2007

Jul. 14, 2007 through Dec. 07, 2008
Gateway Bombay - An exhibition celebrating the art and culture of India; Hosted by Peabody Essex Museum; Venue: Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts.

August 2007
Natya Dance Theater, Chicago & Guru. Hema Rajagopalan present Bharatanatyam Arangetrams of their students; Sun., Aug. 5 - Vinay Srinivasan; Triton College Performing Arts Center, River Grove, Illinois; Sat., Aug. 11 - Nina Mohan, Triton College Performing Arts Center, River Grove, Illinois; Sun., Aug. 12 - Malini & Neelima Kartha, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Illinois; Sat., Aug. 18 - Sonali Rupani, Triton College Performing Arts Center, River Grove, Illinois; Sat., Aug. 25 - Toral Soni, Triton College Performing Arts Center, River Grove, Illinois; All are welcome to attend; Contact:

Aug. 04, Saturday
11am. Annual Summer Picnic with your family and friends; Organized by Connecticut Tamil Sangam; Venue: Mixville Recreation Area, Cheshire, Connecticut; Contact:

4pm. Bharatanatyam Arangetram of Ms. Priyanka Ravichandran; Disciple of Guru Vishal Ramani, Artistic Director of Shri Krupa Dance Company; Venue: Cubberly Theater, Palo Alto, California; Contact:

Aug. 05, Sunday
7pm. Saneeswara Transit from Cancer (Kataka Rasi) to Leo (Simha Raasi); A talk on this transit by Dr. G.K.Kumar, Founder of Parashakthi Temple & Prof. Venkat Hari, VP of Temple; Venue: Parashakthi Temple, Pontiac, Michigan; Contact:, 248.322.4731

Aug. 09, Thursday
5:30pm. Colonial History and India's water woes; A talk by Ms. Meena Palaniappan, Senior Associate, Pacific Institute; Organized by The Commonwealth Club; Venue: Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, California; Contact:

Aug. 10, Friday
6pm. Sixty years of India's Independence; Talks by Vivek Paul, former CEO, Wipro Technologies and Mr. Prakash, Consul General of India, San Francisco; Organized by World Affairs Council and the Consulate General of India, San Francisco; Venue: Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, California; Contact:; Ticket: $30, $40 (non-members)

Aug. 11 (Sat.) & 12 (Sunday)
9am-7pm. 15th Festival of India & Parade; Program includes parades, booths, dance, music and food; Free medical checkup; Venue: Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, California; Contact:

6:45pm. Holy Tamil Mass, Every Second Saturday of the month; Venue: St. Joseph Parish, Mountain View, California; Contact:

Aug. 12, Sunday
10am-8pm. India Day 2007; Presented by India League of America in collaboration with all the Michigan Indian Community Organizations; Program includes live music and dances, stalls, food court, kids activity center; Venue: Rock Financial Show Place, Novi, Michigan; Contact: Ramesh Gudapuri 248-631-6926, Ramesh Patel 248-302-3214

4pm. Bharatanatyam Arangetram of Ms. Kartiga Selvaganesan; Disciple of Guru Vishal Ramani, Artistic Director of Shri Krupa Dance Company; Venue: Cubberly Theater, Palo Alto, California; Contact:

4:30pm. India Day 2007, A celebration of India's Independence Day; Organized by India Association of Greater Boston (IAGB) in collaboration with other Indian associations; Venue: Hatch Memorial Shell, Boston, Massachusetts; Contact:

Aug. 15, Tuesday
11:30am. 61st Independence Day celebrations; Program includes Flag Hoisting Ceremony at the West Lawn, Ohio State House, Ohio; Organized by Federation of Indian Associations (FIA); Venue: State Capital Building, Ohio State House, Ohio; Contact:

Aug. 18, Saturday
4pm. Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Ms. Ambika Gopalan; Disciple of Smt. Shreelatha Suresh, Artistic Director of Vishwa Shanthi Dance Academy; Venue: McAfee Center, Saratoga High School, Saratoga, California; Contact:

4pm. Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Ms. Lavanya Kumar; Disciple of Ms. Vidhya Venkatesh; Student of Shruthi Swara Laya; Venue: Gary Soren Smith Center for Performing Arts; Ohlone College, Fremont, California; Contact: Mala Shivakumar: 510.770.9288,

4pm. Bharatanatyam Arangetram of Ms. Geetha Bharathi; Disciple of Guru Vishal Ramani, Artistic Director of Shri Krupa Dance Company; Venue: Campbell Heritage Theater, Campbell, California; Contact:

Aug. 19, Sunday
11am. 37th Annual Picnic (2007); Lots of fun games including Volleyball, Carrom Board, Cricket, etc.; Organized by Chicago Tamil Sangam; Sponsored by Dr. Subramanian and Dr. Susila; Venue: Oak Brook Park District, Oak Brook, Illinois; Contact:, Babu: 630.922.9549, Lakshmi: 630.226.9458,

3-4pm. Mandalas - Story Telling & Art Making; Mandalas are arrangements of geometric forms said to be expression of the universe; Learn about this traditional art form, create and decorate your own; Organized by Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts; Contact:

Aug. 24, Friday (7:30pm) & Aug. 25, Saturday (6pm)
7:30pm (Friday), 6pm (Saturday); Enhancing Effectiveness through Shiva Sutras; Discourse by Swami Sukhabodhananda; Venue: Jain Temple Auditorium, Milpitas, California; Contact: 408.425.2851, 408.688.6254,,;

Aug. 25, Saturday
4pm. Bharatanatyam Arangetram of Ms. Sarina Rao; Disciple of Guru Vishal Ramani, Artistic Director of Shri Krupa Dance Company; Venue: Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose, California; Contact:

4pm. Bharatanatyam Arangetram of Ms. Mitha Nandagopalan; Disciple of Ms. Vidhya Subramanian, Artistic Director of Lasya Dance Company; Venue: McAfee Center, Saratoga High School, Saratoga, California; Contact:

Annual General Body Meeting of Carnatic Music Association of North America (CMANA) and Guruguhaanjali - A program of music and dance; Venue: HTCS Auditorium, Bridgewater Temple, New Jersey; Contact:

Aug. 26, Sunday
3:30pm. Relationship Matrix Workshop; A Talk by Swami Sukhabodhananda on Enriching Relationships; With optional personal time with Swamiji; Venue: Roosevelt Hall, Campbell Community Center, Campbell, California; Contact: 408.425.2851, 408.688.6254,; Tickets: $20, $25 (at the gate);

4pm. Meet Sashi Tharoor, Author of 'The Elephant, the Tiger and the Cell Phone: India, the Emerging 21st Century Power'; Organized by Brazos Bookstore and Asia Society; Venue: Brazos Bookstore, Houston, Texas; Contact:; Free

5pm. Maya Ravan - A Bharatanatyam dance theatre in English; Performed by Padmashree Shobana & Ensemble; Organized by Association for India's Development (AID), Atlanta Chapter; Venue: Clayton County Performing Arts Center, Jonesboro, Georgia; Contact:, 650.996.1867,; Tickets: $25, $35, $50

Bharatanatyam Arangetram of Yatrika Ajaya; Disciple of Guru Mythili Kumar, Artistic Director of Abhinaya Dance Company; Venue: McAfee Center, Saratoga High School, Saratoga, California; Contact:

Sept. 01, Saturday
4pm. Bharatanatyam Arangetram of Ms. Anusha Srinivasan; Disciple of Guru Vishal Ramani, Artistic Director of Shri Krupa Dance Company; Venue: Cubberly Theater, Palo Alto, California; Contact:

4:30pm. Thillana’s Swasamae - A Light Music Evening; Presented by Cancer Institute (WIA) Foundation; Chief Guest: Padmashri Dr. V. Shantha; Proceeds to benefit Adyar Cancer Institute; Venue: Chabot College Performing Arts Center, Hayward, California; Contact:,

Sept. 02, Sunday
9-11am. Breakfast with Chinna KalaivaaNar Comedy King Vivek; Venue: Thirupathi Bhimas, Milpitas, California; Contact: Nimmi 408.712.4734; Fundraiser for Adyar Cancer Institute; 5pm. Formal Dinner in honor of Padmashri Dr. V. Shantha; A great opportunity to meet Dr. Shantha and other dignitaries; Fundraiser for Adyar Cancer Institute; Venue: Cypress Hotel, Cupertino, California; Contact: Ravi 408.368.8845,

Sept. 08, Saturday
6:30pm. Thaenisai Mazhai; A Benefit music concert featuring live orchestra by C.S.Ainkaaran & Ms. Anitha Krishna; Presented by Udhavum KarangaL; Venue: Keefe Tech, Farmington, Massachusetts; Contact: Geeta: 781.861.1844, Siva: 508.653.3890, Lata: 508.842.8859; Tickets: $15, $25, $50


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