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August 2008 Issue
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Events Calendar
August 2008 : Events Calendar
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 Aug. 03American Family Day
 Aug. 15 National Relaxation Day
 Aug. 15; Indian Independence Day
 Aug. 27Mother Teresa's Birthday
Shubha Muhurtha Day: 
1, 7, 8, 14, 16, 19, 28

Aug. 05, 12, 19, 26 Tuesdays
12 noon. Siddha Samadhi Yoga Classes at Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255,

Aug. 06, 13, 20, 27 Wednesdays
6-9am. “ItsDiff” Tamil radio program every Wednesday at 90.1 FM, KZSU, Stanford, California; Contact: Srikant Srinivasa,

Aug. 07, 14, 21, 28 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. 09, 16, 23, 30 Saturdays
8 - 10am. Shri Vethathiri Maharishi's Simplified Kundalini Yoga (SKY) Satsang. Session includes simplified exercise, meditation & lecture Organized by SKY Bay Area, chapter of World Community Service Centre (WCSC). Venue: Sanatan Dharma Kendra, Sunnyvale, California; Contact:, 510.825.3567,

8 - 10 a.m. Shri Vethathiri Maharishi's Simplified Kundalini Yoga ( SKY ) Satsang. Session includes simplified exercise, meditation & lectures Organized by SKY Bay Area, a chapter of World Community Service Centre (WCSC); Venue: Fremont Hindu Temple, Fremont, California; Contact:, 510.825.3567,

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

Aug. 10, 17, 24, 31 Sundays
8 - 10 a.m. Shri Vethathiri Maharishi's Simplified Kundalini Yoga (SKY) Satsang. Session includes simplified exercise, meditation & lectures Organized by SKY Bay Area, a chapter of World Community Service Centre (WCSC); Venue: Sanatan Dharma Kendra, Sunnyvale, California; Contact:, 510.825.3567,

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:
Annual Knowledge @ Wharton Scholarship for Business Journalism; Scholarships for members of SAJA, AAJA, NABJ, NAHJ and NAJA to attend the influential Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists between Oct. 12 and 15, 2008; Scholarship covers cost of tuition, course material and meals worth $1995; Presented by SAJA and Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania; Contact: South Asian Journalists Association (; Deadline: Aug. 08, 2008

Aug 2008
Shri Krupa Dance Company and Guru Vishal Ramani present 2008 Arangetram Performing Art Series; 4pm; Nupur Behl (Aug. 3, Cubberly Theater); Mc Afee Center, Saratoga High School, Saratoga Venue: Meghna Chakraborty (Aug. 2), Diksha Venkatesh (Aug. 09), Varunika Raja (Aug. 16), Sharanya Balaji (Aug. 23), Sweta Sridhar (Aug. 30); Contact:; Free

Talks & Workshops by Swami Sukhabodhananda in his 2008 US visit; Personal Effectiveness through Bhagavad Gita; Admission Free; California: Aug. 15 (7:30pm) & 16 (6pm); Venue: Jain Temple , Milpitas; Chicago: Aug. 29 (7:45pm) & Aug. 30 (7pm); Venue: Balaji Temple Auditorium, Aurora; Enhancing Quality of Life; Donation: $20; California: Aug. 17 (Sunday, 3pm); Venue: Multipurpose Hall, Campbell Community Center, Campbell; Chicago: Aug. 31 (Sunday, 9:30am); Venue: Barn Recreation Center, Naperville; Contact: 408.245.2851, 408.205.7035, 630.605.2125, 815.267.8844;, reddysama,

Kitchen Khiladi - Cooking Contest; Organized by Cancer Institute Foundation (CIF) Preliminary rounds on Aug. 9, 10, 16 & 17 (home cooked; 3pm); Semi-finals on Aug. 23 & 24 (live cooking); Finals: Sept. 13, 2008; 30% of judges will be from the tasting public; Venue & Rules: Sunnyvale & Fremont; Contact: Shoba 408.410.2570,; Admission: Free

Natya Dance Theater and Guru Hema Rajagopalan present Bharathanatyam Arangetrams of Amulya & Anuhya Gampa (Aug. 02, 6pm, Bolingbrook High School Auditorium, Bolingboork, Illinois), Shilpa Viswanathan (Aug. 9, 6pm, Hinsdale South High School, Darien, Illinois), Prelalatha Babu (Aug. 10, 3pm, Elgin Community College, Elgin, Illinois), Amrita Raghuraman (Aug. 16, 6pm, Bolingbrook High School, Bolingbrook, Illinois), Shuvani Sanyal
(Aug. 17, 6pm, Bolingbrook High School, Bolingbrook, Illinois)

Abhinaya Dance Company and Guru Mythili Kumar present Bharathanatyam Arangetrams of Priya & Divya Patel (Aug. 2, Louis B Meyer Theater, Santa Clara), Kavita Varadarajan (Aug. 9, Mexican Heritage Theater, San Jose), Kaushika Vayyala (Aug. 16, Santa Clara High School Performing Arts, Santa Clara); Contact:

Aug. 9, Saturday
6:45pm. Monthly Tamil Mass; Organized by Bay Area Tamil Catholic Community; Venue: St. Joseph Parish, Mountain View, California; Contact:

7pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Gayathri Satya; Presented by Sangati Center; Venue:
The Sangati Center, San Francisco, California; Contact:, 408.876.4463

Aug. 10, Sunday
10am-6pm. India Day 2008: India League of America in collaboration with all the Indian Community Organizations proudly presents India Day 2008; Venue: Rock Financial Show place, 46100 Grand River Av, Novi, Michigan; Contact: Ramesh Gudapuri 248-613-6926 Ramesh Patel 248-302-3214

3pm. Swara Lahari Annual Concert (A group vocal performances by local music schools) & Kalpana (A concert based on student choreography by different dance schools); Presented by Yuva Bharati; Venue: Mission City Center for Perfoming Arts, Santa Clara, California; Contact:; Free.

Noon. 20th Annual India Day Festival; Organized by India Society of Worcester; Program includes Free medical screening, Indian Dances and Music, Childrens programs; Variety of Indian Food; Venue: Italian-American Cultural Center, Worcester, Massachusetts; Contact: ,a target="_blank" href="">

Aug. 16, Saturday
2008 State Farm South Asian Spelling Bee Finals; Organized by Touchdown Media; Sponsored by State Farm, Western Union,; Venue: New Jersey; Contact:

2pm. Annual General Body Meeting of The Carnatic Music Association of North America (CMANA); Venue: Hindu Temple Auditorium, Bridgewater, New Jersey; Contact:

Aug. 17, Sunday
4pm. Carnatic Vocal Arangetram of Vinidhra Mani, Disciple of Guru Smt Jayashree Varadarajan; Venue: CET, San Jose, California; Contact: Viji Mani 408.252.1359; Free

Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Ms. Anjali & Kruthi; Presented by Triveni School of Dance; Venue: Newton South High School, Newton Center, Massachusetts; Contact:

Aug. 20, Wednesday
7:30pm. Erasing Borders: Festival of Indian Dance - A Bharathanatyam Performance by Krithika Rajagopalan; Organized by Indo-American Arts Council Inc.; Venue: The Ailey Citigroup Theater, New York; Contact:,, 212.594.3685

Aug. 22, Friday
7pm. Bharathanatyam performance by Ms. Mythili Prakash; Vanathy Raghuraman (vocal), Kasi Aysola (Nattuvangam), Vedakrishnan Venkatesan (Mridangam), Mahesh Swamy (Flute & Morsing); Venue: McCoy Center for the Arts, New Albany, Ohio; Contact:

Aug. 23 & 24, Sat. & Sun.
2pm (Sat). Bharathanatyam Performance by senior dance disciples of Natya Dance Theater; Organized by Natya Dance Theater; Venue: Bolingbrook High School, Bolingbrook, Illinois; Tickets: $25, $15; (3pm Sun). School Annual Day. Organized by Natya Dance Theater; Venue: Triton College Performing Arts Center; River Grove, Illinois; Admission: Free; Contact:, 312.212.1240,

Aug. 24, Sunday
11:30am. Krishna Jayanthi Celebrations; Students of Shruthi Swara Laya perform at Shiva Murugan Temple; Venue: Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California; Contact: 510.490.4629; Free.

Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Ms. Divya Ramakrishnan, Disciple of Guru Shreelata Suresh and Vishwa Shanthi Dance Academy; Venue: Cubberly Theater, Palo Alto, California; Contact:

Aug. 30, Saturday
4pm. Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Ms. Shruthi Aravindan; Disciple of Smt. Deepa Mahadevan; Presented by Tiruchitrambalam; Venue: Jackson Theatre, Ohlone College, Fremont, California; Contact: Usha 510.656.8742; Free.

4pm. Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Ms. Megha Ram, Disciple of Guru Vidhya Subramaniam and Lasya Dance Company; Venue: Cubberly Theater, Palo Alto, California; Contact:

6pm. Mridangam Arangetram of Balaji Giridharan, Disciple of Sri. Ramesh Srinivasan, Director, Sarvalaghu Percussion Art Center; Vocals by Carnatica Brothers; Venue: CET Auditorium, San Jose, California;

Sept. 05, Friday
7pm. Live in Concert - Padmashree S.P. Balasubramanyam, Ms. Chitra and S.P. Shailaja with live orchestra from India; Organized by Vibha; Venue: Cullen Performance Hall, Univ. of Houston, Houston, Texas; Contact:, 832.640.0900; Tickets: $25, $40, $60


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