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March 2008 Issue
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March 2008 : Events Calendar
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 Mar. 03Read Across America Day
 Mar. 08International Working Women's Day
 Mar. 09Daylight Savings Time
 Mar. 17Saint Patrick's Day
 Mar. 20First Day of Spring
 Mar. 21Mawlid al-Nabi
 Mar. 22Holi
 Mar. 23Easter
Shubha Muhurtha Day:
2, 9, 16, 17, 23, 24, 27

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

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

Mar. 06, 13, 20, 27 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

Mar. 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 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;

5:00pm - 6:30pm. Exploring Meditation - Journey into the inner world via a series of powerful techniques by Life Bliss Foundation; Venue: Swami Nithyananda Vedic Temple, Montclair, California; Contact:, 909.625.1400

Mar. 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 (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:
Call for Submissions; 2008 SAJA Journalism Awards - Honoring excellence in coverage of South Asia & outstanding reporting by South Asian Journalists and Students in the US & Canada; 12 categories include print, broadcast, online, photography, etc.; Deadline for Submissions is Mar. 31, 2008; Awards presented at SAJA Convention on June 20-21 at NY; Contact:, Call for Entries; 2nd Annual Moonbeam Children's Book Awards; Open to authors, illustrators and publishers of children's books written in english and intended for North American audience; Books published in 2007 and 2008 can be submitted; Awards will be given in 29 categories from Children's poetry to Environmental issues; Presented by Jenkins Group and Independendent Publishers Online; Contact: Jim Barnes 1800.644.0133 x1011,

Mar. 2008
Carnatic Vocal Workshop by Sri. Shashikiran; Organized by Shruthi Swara Laya; Venue: Shruthi Swara Laya, Fremont, California; Contact: 510.490.4629,

SIFA Events (Mar. 02, 09, 23, Sundays)
Mar. 02: Chitravina Ravikiran; Mar. 09: Sikkil Gurucharan Vocal Concert; Mar. 23: Abhishek Raghuraman Vocal Concert; Venue for all events: CET, San Jose, California; Contact:

Mar. 01, 2008
4pm. Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Shruthi Gopal; Disciple of Guru Preetha Sheshadri, Artistic Director of Kalaniketan School of Indian Music and Dance; Venue: CET, San Jose, California; Contact: Gopal Sundaram, 408.260.1656; Free.

Mar. 05, Wednesday
6pm-6am. Mahasivarathri Celebrations; Program includes Bharathanatyam performances by Shreelata Suresh and Students; Organized by Shiva Murugan Temple; Venue: Temple Premises, Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California; Contact: 925.827.0127,

Mar. 5-7, (Wed. – Friday)
15th Annual American Association of Advertising Agencies Media Conference; Organized by American Association of Advertising Agencies; Venue: Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, Florida; Contact:

Mar. 8th & 22nd (Saturdays)
9:30-10:30am. Thamil Class; Organized by Boston Thamil Association of New England; Venue: First Parish Church, Bedford, Massachusetts; Contact:, Ms. Chelvi Rajadurai 781.944.4128, Mr. Kailas Aravinthan 978.264.0478

Mar. 08, Saturday
6:45pm. Monthly Tamil Mass; Organized by Bay Area Tamil Catholic Community; Venue: St. Joseph Parish, Mountain View, California; Contact:

Mar. 09, Sunday
2pm. Bharathanatyam Performance and demonstration; Presented by Natya Dance Theater Company dancers and students of Natya Dance Theater School; Venue: Palatine Park District, Palatine, Illinois; Contact:

3pm. A Chitraveena Concert by Kalaimamani Ravikiran; Organized by Balaji Temple; Venue: Temple Auditorium, Balaji Temple, Aurora, Illinois; Contact:, 630.844.2252

Karadaiyan Nonbu; Program includes Bharathanatyam Performances by Vidya Subramanyam and Students; Organized by Shiva Murugan Temple; Venue: Temple Premises, Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California; Contact: 925.827.0127,

Mar. 14, Friday
7pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Sikkil Gurucharan; Presented by Columbus Carnatic Music Association, Ohio; Venue: Powell Community Hall, Powell, Ohio; Contact:

Mar. 15, Saturday
4-6:30pm. Bharathanatyam Performance by Vinidhra Mani & Akshaya Ganesh; Student of Vidya Subramanyam and Indumathy Ganesh; Venue: Mission City Center for Performing Arts, Santa Clara, California; Contact:; Free.

5pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Neyveli R. Santhanagopalan; Organized by Carnatic Music Association of Greater Atlanta; Venue: Hindu Temple of Atlanta; Contact:; Tickets: $20 (non-members), $10 (students)

Mar. 16, Sunday
4pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Gayathri Venkataraghavan; Presented by Thyagaraja Nilayam; Venue: Hinde Auditorium, California State University, Sacramento; Contact:

4pm. 'Rabbit Hole' & 'Let's Talk'; Two award winning english plays staged by Krea Creations; Venue: Woodside High School, Woodside, California; Contact: Dheepa Ramanujam: 408.828.7489,; $15

Mar. 22 - Mar. 30, 2008
Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana - the largest Indian classical music festival in North America. Program features music and dance competitions, book releases; Performances by accomplished and budding artists, from all over the world; For detailed schedule, visit:

Mar. 22, Saturday
5-8pm. 'Steps to Success & Satisfaction' Workshop; Conceived by Swami Sukhabodananda and conducted by his well trained students Shakila Bhanu and Aparna Govindaraju; Venue: 3111 Vinifera Drive, San Jose, California; Contact: Aparna 408.223.7578, Siva: 408.329.0125,

6pm. Thillu Mullu - A comedy kadhambam; 22nd production of Meenakshi Theaters, Houston; A play by Dr. Saranathan; Venue: Kaplan Theater, Jewish Community Center, Houston, Texas; Contact: 713.729.3200, Padmini: 713.666.6980,, Tickets: Non-members: $10; Free (Members)

6-8pm. Meditation for Peace & Discussion to bring Peace in Sri Lanka; Organized by; Venue: Armadale Community Center, Markham, Canada; Contact:,

Mar. 23, Sunday
Panguni Utharam; Program features Devotional Music by Hema Sista and Students; Organized by Shiva Murugan Temple; Venue: Temple Premises, Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California; Contact: 925.827.0127,

Mar. 29 (Saturday) & Mar. 30 (Sunday)
5:30pm. Ninaiththalae Nadakkum - Produced and staged by Avatars; Directed by Mani Ram; A must see comedy; Venue: Woodside High School, Woodside, California; Contact: Jey: 510.366.6630,,

Mar. 30, Sunday
3:30pm. Mayil Adum Azhagan - 2008 Spring Concert & Student Recital; Presented by Abhinaya Dance Company; Venue: Mexican Heritage Theater, San Jose, California; Contact:

5pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Abishek Raghuram & party; Organized by Carnatic Music Association of Greater Atlanta; Venue: Hindu Temple of Atlanta, Riverdale, Georgia; Contact:; Tickets: $20 (non-members), $10 (students)

Apr. 13, Sunday
Thamizh Puththaandu - Muthamizh Vizha; Organized by Chicago Tamil Sangam; Program features Tamil New Year celebrations with Iyal, Isai, Natagam and Karuththarangam; Venue: Balaji Temple Auditorium, Aurora, Illinois; Contact: PK Aravazhi:, Meena Suby:


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