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September 2006 Issue
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September 2006: Events Calendar
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 Sep. 4Labor Day
 Sep. 5Onam Festival / Dr.Radhakrishnan B’Day - Teachers’s Day
 Sep. 10Sankatahara Chathurthi
 Sep. 17Periyar Birthday
 Sep. 23Navrathri Begins
ShubhaMuhurtha Day: 10

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

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

Sep. 07, 14, 21, 28 Thursdays
7:30-9pm. Weekly Satsanghs (Shirdi Sai Bhajans); Organized by Shirdi Sai Parivaar; Venue: Odd Fellows Temple, Cupertino, California; Contact: www.shirdisaiparivaar.org 

Sep. 02, 09, 16, 23 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 will include, Tamil Karnatic & Light Music, Teledrama and Event coverage from the Bay Area.

Sep. 03, 10, 17, 24 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, sanjose@chinmayamission.org,www.chinmaya-sanjose.org/balvihar.html 
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, feedback@hindutempleofatlanta.org, www.hindutempleofatlanta.org
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; tamil@faithtroy.org Web: http://www.faithtroy.org/tamil 
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 www.wpon.com; Archives atwww.tamilamudham.com; Contact: Program Director Dr. V.S Balanethiram 248.641.7684. Features news roundup, children’s program, kadhai amudham, mazhalai amudam 

Weekly
Chinmaya Mission, California conducts weekly discourses on Bhagavad Gita,Panchadasi, Sreemad Bhagavatam, Advaita Vedanta 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; www.chinmaya-sanjose.org

Sep. 06
2nd Annual South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA) Reporting Fellowships; Open to Freelancers and Staff Reporters in any medium for in-depth reporting of South Asia and South Asian Diaspora. Submission deadline is Friday, Sep. 8, 2006. See www.saja.org for more details Deadline for receipt of all 2007 Intel Science Talent Search entries is 11:59 p.m. (ET) Wednesday, November 15, 2006; Check out: www.sciserv.org

Sep. 02, Saturday
4pm. Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Viba Subramaniam; Disciple of Smt. Mythili Kumar, Artisitic Director of Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose; Venue: Campbell Heritage Theatre, Campbell, California; Contact: www.abhinaya.org , 408.253.2816 

Sep. 08, Friday
1 pm. Lecture demonstration on Carnatic music by Geetha Ramanathan Bennett (Veena/Vocal) and Dr. Frank Bennett (Mrdangam / Kanjeera); Venue: Occidental College, Pasadena, California; Contact:bennett_geetha@yahoo.com
3pm. Anniversary Celebrations (Sangamam 2006); Program includes Cultural Events & Special Dinner; Organized by TamilCatholic.Org; Venue: St. Joseph’s School, Mountain View, California; Contact: www.tamilcatholic.org; Monthly special Mass & Function will be celebrated at the same venue at 7pm.
4pm. Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Ms. Priyanka Raj; Disciple of Smt. Vishal Ramani, Artistic Director of Shri Krupa Dance Company; Venue: Bruins Performing Arts Center, Santa Clara High School, Santa Clara, California; Contact:www.shrikrupa.org, 408.423.2673

Sep. 09, Saturday
10:30am. Summer Picnic; Organized by Bay Area Tamil Manram; Get together, meet the community, have fun and enjoy the games and the free gourmet food; Venue: Baylands Park, Sunnyvale, California; Contact: www.bayareatamilmanram.org, RSVP to Thillai @ president@bayareatamilmanram.org
6:30pm. Chandni Raat, Annual Gala of The Indo-American Charity Foundation; Program features Keynote speaker, Mr. Vikram Akula, Founder & CEO of SKS Microfinance (Time magazine’s one of the ‘People who shape our world’) and comedian Dan Nainan; Venue: The Hilton Americas; Houston, Texas; Contact: www.iacfhouston.org, 281.496.6700

Sep. 10, Sunday
4pm. Carnatic Vocal Arangetram of Anand Venkatkrishnan; Disciple of  Smt. Jayashree Varadarajan, Founder-Director of Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandir School of Fine Arts; Venue: Anthony Soto Theatre, CET, San Jose, California; Contact: 408.245.4915

Sep. 15 & 16, Friday & Saturday
5pm (Friday) & 7am (Saturday); Centenary Celebrations marking Ascension to Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham of Jagadguru Sri Chandrashekarendra Saraswathi Mahaswamigal; Program includes Mahanyasa Japam, and Ekadasa Rudra Parayanam and Rudra Homam; Venue: Balaji temple, Aurora, Illinois. Contact: B.Sriram 847.310.8143, psmchicago@gmail.com; http://home.comcast.net/~jayajayashankara

Sep. 16, Saturday
1:30pm to 5:30pm. Thamizhar Thirunaal Celebrations; Organized by Tamil Sangam of Carolina; Venue: TBD; Contact: Thani Cheran: 919.467.4350
4pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Smt. Sarojini Sundaresan; Organized by Carnatic Music Association of Atlanta, Georgia; Venue: Hindu Temple of Atlanta Auditorium, Riverdale, Georgia; Contact: Dr. Ram Sriram 770.493.6534, www.camaga.org, www.hindutempleofatlanta.org

Sep. 17, Sunday
3:30pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Ms. Sangeetha Sivakumar; Organized by The Carnatic Music Association (CMANA); Venue: HTCS Auditorium, Bridgewater Temple, New Jersey; Contact: Dr. Soundaram Ramaswami 908.369.8917,www.cmana.org
4pm. Bharatanatyam Dance Performance by Ms. Priyadarshini Govind; Organized by South India Fine Arts; Venue: CET, San Jose, California; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org

Sep. 18, Monday
The Richard and Judith Guggenhime Speaker Series: David Brooks, The New York Times Columnist and David Gergen, Advisor to Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Clinton address partisan conflicts in Washington and conflicts from Isreal to Iraq; Organized by World Affairs Council; Venue: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, Mountain View, California; Contact: www.itsyourworld.org; Tickets: $35 (members); $60 (non-members)

Sep. 20, Wednesday
6:30pm. An Evening with Srilankan President Mahinda Rajpaksa; A talk on ‘Development with Peacemaking: Challenges in Sri Lanka’; Organized by Asiatic Society; Venue: Asia Society and Museum, New York; Contact: www.asiasociety.org

Sept. 22, Friday
8:00am. Breakfast program with Dr. Shashi Tharoor, United Nations; A talk on ‘The Future of UN’; Organized by Asiatic Society; Venue: Asia Society and Museum, New York; Contact: www.asiasociety.org

Sep. 23, Saturday
4pm. Bharata Natyam Arangetram of Ms. Anisha Merchant, Disciple of Dr. Malini Krishnamurthi, Artistic Director of Natyanjali Dance Foundation; Nattuvangam Dr. Malini Krishnamurthi, Vocal. Sri. Mysore Srinath, Mridangam: Sri. Srihari Rangaswami, Flute: Sri. Narasimhamurthi Ramamishra; Venue: Clarke Theater, Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, California; Contact: www.natyanjali.org
4pm. Sanhiti Presents, ‘Getti Melam - A Wedding Celebration’, featuring dances from Tamil Movies; Venue: Santa Clara High School Performing Arts Center; Santa Clara, California; Tickets: $15 & $20; Contact: www.sanhiti.org
4pm. Namasankeerthanam by Sri. Udayallur Kalyanaraman and Party; Jointly presented by South India Fine Arts (SIFA) and Hindu Temple, Livermore; Venue: Temple Auditorium, Hindu Temple, Livermore, California; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org
5pm. Solo Performance by Kathak Talent Uma Dogra, visiting artist from Mumbai; Organized by Rangoli Foundation for Art and Culture; Venue: Rangoli Space, Sherman Oaks, California; Contact: msiyengar@yahoo.com , 818.788.6860
5:30pm. AIF 2006 Fall Benefit Gala ‘Bow Ties & Bangles’; Organized by American India Foundation; Venue: Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, California; Contact: www.aifoundation.org; www.aifgala.org; Michele Rayner 408.470.4707x0
6pm. Bhakti Yoga Vaibhavam - St. Thyagaraja - A Grand Bharatanatyam Recital by Guru Vishal Ramani, Artistic Director & Rhythms of Life by Students of Shri Krupa Dance Company; Venue: San Jose Repertory Theater, San Jose, California; Contact: SKDC 408.293.5206, Latha 408.929.4562; www.shrikrupa.org; Tickets: $15
7pm. Bharatanatyam Dance Performance by Ms. Anita Ratnam; Organized by Institute for Comparative and International Studies, Emory University; Program includes discussion of Bharatanatyam from its traditional to the contemporary stylings, along with a performance of her own fusion of Bharatanatyam, Zen Buddhism and Tai Chi; Free: Venue: White Hall, Room: 208, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia; Contact: Melissa ubins, 404.727.2108, mrubins@emory.edu, www.icis.emory.edu

Sep. 24, Sunday
Navarathri Festival Concerts; Organized by South India Fine Arts; 10am - Bharatanatyam Performance by Ms. Rasika Kumar; 1pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert of Smt. Subha Srivatsan; 
3:30pm Veena Concert by Vidwan D. Balakrishna (son of Vidwan Doraiswamy Iyengar); Venue: Historic Hoover Theatre, San Jose, California; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org
4pm. Sanhiti Presents, ‘Getti Melam - A Wedding Celebration’, featuring dances from Tamil Movies; Venue: Santa Clara High School Performing Arts Center; Santa Clara, California; Tickets: $15 & $20; Contact: www.sanhiti.org
4pm. Ekanta Seetha, A creative drance drama by Shantha & V.P.Dhananjayans accompanies by a sixteen member professional dance troupe from India; Organized by AIM for Seva; Venue: Ford Performing Arts Center, Dearborn, MI. Contact: Srini V. Raman 248.312.7207. Donations: $30, $40, $50 and $100.

Sep. 30, Saturday
3pm. Vocal Arangetram of Ms. Sangeetha Priya Ramalingam; Gt. Grand Daughter of Padmabushan Namakkal Kavingar Ramalingam Pillai; Disciple of Smt. Hema Sista, Artistic Director of Sangithalaya School of Music; Venue: Jackson Hall, The Robert & Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Davis, California; Contact: 916.481.8936, sangeeR87@gmail.com

Oct. 1, Sunday
4pm. Kalalaya USA presents Mega Tamil Light Music Program by Evergreen Melody King, S.P. Balasubramanyam; Singers include, S.P.Sailaja, Mallikarjun, Purnima; Accompanied by orchestra from India; Venue: Smithwick Auditorium, Foothill College, Los Altos, California; Contact: Kala Iyer 510.796.5252; Komala Vilas: 408.733.7400; Tickets: $20, $35, $50, $100.
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