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Events Calendar January 2008
- |ஜனவரி 2008|
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.

 Jan. 01New Year's Day
 Jan. 13Bhogi
 Jan. 14Pongal
 Jan. 15Thiruvalluvar Day
 Jan. 21Martin Luther King Day
 Jan. 26Indian Republic Day
Shubha Muhurtha Day:
20, 27, 28

Jan. 02, 09, 16, 23 Wednesdays
12 noon. Siddha Samadhi Yoga Classes at Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255,

Jan. 03, 10, 17, 24 Thursdays
6-9am. “ItsDiff” Tamil radio program every Wednesday at 90.1 FM, KZSU, Stanford, California; Contact: Srikant Srinivasa,

Jan. 04, 11, 18, 25 Fridays
7:30-8:30pm. Weekly Satsanghs (Shirdi Sai Bhajans); Organized by Shirdi Sai Parivaar; Venue: Shirdi Sai Center, Sunnyvale, California; Contact:, 408-705-7904

Jan. 06, 13, 20, 27 Sundays
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;

Jan. 07, 14, 21, 28 Mondays
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. Immanuel Lutheran Church - Church congregation of Tamil Speaking public from Asia; Location: 149-40, 11th Ave, Whitestone, Queens, New York; Contact: Rev. Dr. E.J. Rethinasamy 718.767.5656,

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:
South Asian Journalists Association & The City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism announce the new CUNY-SAJA Scholarship upto $7,500 to a SAJA Member for CUNY’s three-semester Masters of Arts in Journalism; Application deadline: Jan. 02, 2008, 11:59pm EST; Contact:,, Sandeep:

New America Media and UC center, Sacramento offer 2-day Education Beat Fellowship Program that includes workshops & discussions on education issues, state education policy, testing, achievement gap on Feb. 21st and 22nd. Contact:; Application Deadline: 5 pm, Jan. 07, 2008.

Dec. 07 - Jan. 2008
Dec. 8 - Jan. 15 (Toronto); Human Excellence Course in US & Canada; Conducted by three experienced Professors & disciples of Maharishi Vethathiri; Contact: 905.270.8720, 201.355.7757,,

Dec. 28 - Jan. 09, 2008
USINPAC India Delegation 2008; Delegation will meet with Business and Political leaders in Kochi, Bangalore & Delhi; Program includes USINPAC’s 5th Anniversary Celebration & New Year’s Eve celebrations at Le Meridien Hotel, Kochi; Organized by USINPAC; 5th Anniversary; Contact: For participation; Surabhi Garg 202.276.7946,

Jan. 4-6, Friday - Sunday
7pm. Nightly. Inspirational Talk by Mr. David Stewart who resides in Chennai for the last 40 years; Organized by International Assembly of God, Church for every language group; Venue: International Assembly of God, Warren, Michigan; Contact: Selvam 586.744.5208;

Jan. 12, Saturday
9am-3:30pm. Pongal Celebration Picnic; Organized by Arizona Tamil Sangam; Program includes Cultural program, variety of games & competitions, game shows and delicious lunch; Venue: Activity Center, South Mountain Park, Phoenix, Arizona; Contact: Aroul:, , Tickets: $8 (includes lunch), $10 (after Jan. 05), Children 3 & Over: $3

Jan. 13, Sunday
6:45pm. Monthly Tamil Mass; Organized by Bay Area Tamil Catholic Community; Venue: St. Joseph Parish, Mountain View, California; Contact:

Jan. 09, Wednesday
5:45 p.m. “Technology Solution for Fresh Water”, A talk by Ms. Pergamit about emerging water-purifying technologies that will help the developing world with access to clean water; Organized by: Commonwealth Club of California; Venue: Commonwealth Club office, San Francisco, California; Contact: ; Tickets: $8 (Members), $15 (Non-Members)

Jan. 14, Monday
6pm. America’s Innovation Challenge; Organized by Commonwealth Club of California; A talk by former Harvard Business School Professor Kao on the dangers of becoming the General Motors of nations and what should be our national agenda as countries race for high ground of innovations; Venue: Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, California; Contact:; Tickets: Free (members), $15 (non-members)

Jan. 19, Saturday
12:30-5pm. Thai Thiruvizha; Organized by Michigan Tamil Sangam; Program features Cultural programs & children’s performances; Venue: TBD; Contact: Radhika Ganesan , 248.854.7253,, Nalini Narayanasamy 248.344.9657

2pm-8pm. Grand Pongal Celebrations; Organized by Bharathi Kalai Manram & Meenakshi Temple Society; Program includes, Children and Youth performances and complimentary dinner; Venue: Sri Meenakshi Temple Kalyana Mandapam, Pearland, Texas; Contact:, Padmini 713.666.6980, Gnanam 281.650.4602; Ticket: $10 (non-members).

3:30pm. Pongal Celebrations; Organized by Connecticut Tamil Sangam; Program includes, patti manram and nagaichuvai virundhu; Election of office bearers for 2008 year will take place after dinner; Venue: Mark T. Sheehan High School, Wallingford, Connecticut; Contact:

6pm. Pongal Vizha & Tribute to Kannadasan; Organized by Chicago Tamil Sangam; Program includes patti mandram with Naduvar Nagaisuvai Arasu CS.Bhaskaran and variety programs (movie songs, dances, skits, etc.); Venue: Balaji Temple Auditorium, Aurora, Illinois; Contact: Raghu 815.436.3135, Sekar 630.233.8407; Tickets: $6 (members), $8 (non-members), Children under 12 free.

6:30-9:30pm. Steps to Success and Satisfaction; Program Conceived by Swami Sukhabodananda; Conducted by Ms. Shakila Banu & Nisha Rathi; Venue: Komala Vilas, Sunnyvale, California; Contact: Mahi 408.688.6254, Meera 408.733.1948,,

Jan. 23, Wednesday
6pm. Gratitude: The Science and Spirit of Emotional Prosperity; A talk by Robert A. Emmons, Prof. of Psychology; UC Davis and author of ‘Thanks!: How the New Science of Gratitude can make you happier’; Learn about the healing power of gratitude and how to access it for optimal health, happiness, well-being and personal effectiveness; Venue: Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, California; Contact:; Tickets: $8 (Members); $15 Non-members);

7:30-9:00pm. “Beyond Bush: US Foreign Policy and the Next American President”; A talk by Kenneth Shultz, Associate Prof., Dept. of Political Science, Stanford University; Organized by: World Affairs Council of Northern California; Venue: Los Altos Public Library, Los Altos, California; Contact:; Free.

Jan. 26, Saturday
10:30am - 4:30pm. Math Workshop (Levels 1-3); Organized by Indian Association of New Hampshire and North-South Foundation; Advance Registration recommended; Venue: Kumon Center, Nashua, New Hampshire; Contact: , ,; Fees: $30

2pm-6pm. Pongal & Republic Day Celebrations; Organized by Greater Atlanta Tamil Sangam; Program includes Cultural Events, Tamil Spelling Bee, Art, Oratory and Writing Competitions; Venue: Meadow Creek High School, Norcross, Georgia; Contact:, Sudhaher Kumar, Mani Sridharan,; Tickets: $10

4:00pm. India Republic Day; Organized by Indian Association of Greater Boston; Venue: Lexington High School, Lexington, Massachusetts;; Tickets: Free

Feb. 02, Saturday
3pm. Pongal Vizha 2008; Organized by New England Tamil Sangam; Program includes Tamil Movie Dance, Drama, Classical Dance, Skits, Children’s Talent Show, Carnatic vocal & instrumental music; Venue: Littleton High School Auditorium, Littleton, Massachusetts; Contact:,; Tickets: $5, Children under 5 - Free.


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