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January 2006 Issue
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January 2006: Events Calendar
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 Jan. 01New Year's Day
 Jan. 10Vaikunda Ekadasi
 Jan. 11Bakrid
 Jan. 14Pongal
 Jan. 15Thiruvalluvar Day
 Jan. 16Farmer's Festival
 Jan. 26Indian Republic Day
 Jan. 31Muharram

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,,

Jan. 03, 10, 17, 24, 31 Tuesdays
12 noon. Siddha Samadhi Yoga Classes at Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255,

Jan . 04,11, 18, 25 Wednesdays
6-9am. "ItsDiff" Tamil radio program every Wednesday at 90.1 FM, KZSU, Stanford, California; Contact: Srikant Srinivasa,

Jan. 05, 12, 19, 26 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; Contact:

Jan 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 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:

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

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


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;

January 2006
Check out 'The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth' program that opens a world of opportunities for your children; Contact:

Sunday, January 1
12:00am - Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam chanting at Sri Balaji Vedic Center; Venue: Sri Balaji Temple of Great Lakes, Sterling Heights, Michigan; Contact: Temple (586)826-8711

5pm - 6pm; First movie songs of various singers, music Directors and Lyricists over the years Venue: Tamil Amudham, Metro Detroit/Ann Arbor's Tamil Radio Program. Live On Air at 1460 AM and Online at Venue:

Saturday, January 7
4pm - Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Ranjani Sukumaran, Disciple of Indumathy Ganesh, Artistic Director of Nrithyollasa Dance Academy; Musical accompaniments provided by Indumathy Ganesh (Nattuvagam), Asha Ramesh (Vocal), N. Narayanan (Mridangam), Shanthi Narayanan (Violin). Venue: Cal State University, Hayward, California; Contact: Niranjana Sukumaran, 510-440-9821

Pongal Celebrations; Organized by Hindu Temple Rhythms – featuring the Vidyanjali Dancers to celebrate the South Indian harvest festival; Venue: Grand Rapids, Michigan; Contact: Anandini Chandrasekhar 248.875.6765;

Sunday, Jan. 08
3:30pm. Thamizh Sangam of Missouri presents Director Cheran's movie Thavamaai Thavamirundhu; Venue: Wehrenberg 18 Cine, St. Charles, Missouri; Contact:; Tickets: $8 members; $10 non-members

Friday, Jan. 13
12noon. 'Update from Iraq – The news on the ground' – Talk by David Enders, Journalist and co-founder of Baghdad Bulletin, after spending 14 months in Iraq; Venue: World Affairs Council Auditorium, San Francisco, California; Contact:

11:45am. Annual Walter E. Hoadley Economic Forecast by Former US Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich; Organized by Commonwealth Club, San Francisco; Venue: Hotel Nikko, San Francisco, California; Contact:

Saturday, Jan. 14
10am-3pm. Orientation for Farm/Nature Volunteer Guides to introduce children to cows, sheep and other animals, explore the vegetable garden, and hike in the Wilderness area. Venue: Hidden Villa, Los Altos Hills, California; Contact: Anita Rodriguez 650.949.8643 or,

Pongal Festival Celebrations; Organized by Bharathi Kalai Manram and Sri Meenakshi Temple; Program will include Mazhalai ChelvangaL, a cultural program for children; Location: Sri Meenakshi Temple Kalyana Mandapam, Houston, Texas; Contact:, Padmini 713-666-6980, Roopa 281-494-0689;

4-5pm. DOING TIME, DOING VIPASSANAA film on Vipassana meditation courses in the prisons of India; Venue: Farmington Community Library, Main Library, Farmington Hills, Michigan; Contact: 248.553.0300

6:45pm. - Tamil mass; Location: St. Joseph Parish Church, Mountain View, California; Contact:

Pongal Celebrations; Organized by Tamil Sangam of Greater Washington; Contact:; Dr. R.Prabhakaran 410.420.0111;

Sunday Jan 15 
5-10pm. Special Pongal Program and Grand first anniversary celebrations; Venue: Tamil Amudham - Metro Detroit/Ann Arbor's Tamil Radio Program. Live On Air at 1460 AM and Online Archives: All past shows at

Thursday, Jan. 19
6:30pm. World Affairs Council presents the President of Estonia Arnold Ruutel; Venue: The City Club of San Francisco, San Francisco; Contact: World Affairs Council,

Saturday, Jan. 21
Noon – Tamil Day & Pongal Festival Celebrations; Organized by Bay Area Tamil Manram & Hosted by India Community Center; Program includes, Skit, Traditional and Folk Dances; Venue: India Community Center, Milpitas, California; Contact:; Thillai Kumaran 408.856.0181; Free.

1:30-5:30pm - Pongal Thirunaal Celebrations; Organized by Tamil Sangam of North Carolina; Several Cultural programs including children's programs will be conducted; Venue: Carswell Hall, Wainright Music Building, Meredith College, Raleigh, North Carolina; Contact: Devi Sona: 919.816.9101;

3-9pm. Pongal Celebrations; Organized by Tamil Association of Greater Delaware Valley; Venua; Stetson Middle School, West Chester, Pennsylvannia; Contact: Somalay Somasundaram: 610.444.2628;; Tickets: $12 for members; $15 non-members.

4pm. Bharatanatyam Arangetram of Dharini Subramanian; Nattuvangam by Indumathi Ganesh; Vocal by Asha Ramesh; Mridangam: Narayanan, Violin: Shanthi Narayan; Presented by Nrithyollasa Dance Academy; Venue: CET, San Jose, California; Contact: Vasanthi 408.252.5231

Thursday, Jan. 26
6pm. 'The Ethnic Pulitzers', Celebrating New California Media's first 100 years at the 7th Annual Ethnic Pulitzers; Hosted by New California Media; Venue: The Fairmont Hotel, San Jose, California; Contact:

Saturday, Jan. 28
Noon-5pm. Pongal Vizha Organized by Michigan Tamil Sangam. Pongal Theme: 'Mann Vasanai' Venue: Clawson High School, Clawson, Michigan. Contact: Kanthi Sundar (248)852-6366,;

Pongal Festival Celebrations; Organized by Seattle Tamil Sangam; Contact:;

Saturday, Feb. 04
8am. Thiagaraja Aaradhana Day, Organized by South India Fine Arts (SIFA); Email for participation:; All are welcome; Venue: CET, San Jose, California; Contact:,; Sunanda: 408.203.3546, N.Sivakumar: 408.972.0790; Free.

Tuesday, Feb. 07
US Asian Pacific Boom – Actionable Strategies for Fortune 1000 Companies; How to seize new growth from a $579 Billion market; Added attraction: Chinese New Year Celebration; Organized by Strategic Research Institute; Venue: Bellagio Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada; Contact:, 800.599.4950, 212.967.0095

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