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May 2006 Issue
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May 2006: Events Calendar
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 May. 01May Day
 May. 05Cinco De Mayo
 May. 14Mother's Day
 May. 29Memorial Day
Shubha Muhurtha Day:
1, 3, 4, 18

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,,

May 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 Tuesdays
12 noon. Siddha Samadhi Yoga Classes at Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255,

May 03, 10, 17, 24 Wednesdays
6-9am. "ItsDiff" Tamil radio program every Wednesday at 90.1 FM, KZSU, Stanford, California; Contact: Srikant Srinivasa,

May 04, 11, 18, 25 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 (Shirdi Sai Bhajans); Organized by Shirdi Sai Parivaar; Venue: Odd Fellows Temple, Cupertino, California; Contact:

May 07, 14, 21, 28 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.,

10am – Tamil Classes for children and adults at various levels; Organized by California Tamil Academy; Venue: De Anza College Campus, Cupertino, California; Contact:

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;

May 2006
Check out 'The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth' program that opens a world of opportunities for your children; Talent Search for 2nd-4th grades; Deadline: May 31, 2006; Contact:
2006 Scholarships & Grants – Offered by Indo-American Charity Foundation of Houston; Contact: Sushma Bhan 281.492.7575, Radha Thiagarajan 281.496.6700;
Summer Reading Challenge for Children between 5 and 15 years; Sponsored by Reading is Fundamental and Target; Between the month of May and August; Enter to win a Target GiftCard
Children interested in writing can submit their poems, short stories, creative essays, book reviews, opinion essays and feature articles to Imagine magazine; Contact: Melissa Hartman, Center for Talented Youth;;

May 6, Saturday
6pm – Innisai Thendral – A benefit concert proudly Presented by Udavum KarangaL; Featuring popular movie melodies with live orchestra; Performed by CS.Ainkaran & Anitha Krishna and other local performers; Venue: Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago, Lemont, Illinois; Contact: 630.972.0300, Padhu/Subha: 847.392.3973,; Tickets: $7.50, $15 & $20

6pm. Innisai Kutcheri by Sri. R. Suryaprakash, Violin: Pakkala Ramadas, Mridangam: Mellakkaveri Balaji; Venue: Performing Arts Center, Duarte, California; Tickets: $25 & $10; Contact: Mahen 323.385.8961, Sree Kumar 626.254.8864, Vigneswaran: 626.336.9490

May 07-13
International Science and Engineering Fair; Organized by Science Service; Sponsored by Intel and Presented by Agilent Technologies; World's largest Pre-college celebration of science; 1400 students from over 40 nations compete for scholarships, grants, internships, field trips and grand prize; Venue: Indianapolis convention center, Indianapolis, Indiana; Contact:

May 08-12
7-9pm. Pujya Prema Pandurang's discourse on "The Essence of Bhagavad Gita"; Venue: Auditorium, Hindu Temple & Community Center of Georgia,Norcross, Georgia; Contact:,

May 09-10
8:30am - 5:15pm. 2006 Asian Leadership Conference; Organized by IBM and Asia Society; Venue: Asia Society and Museum, Park Ave, New York; Contact: Irene (IBM);

May 10, Wednesday
Noon. Iran Awakening: Human Rights, Islam and the West featuring Ms. Shirin Ebadi, 2003 Nobel Peace Prize Winner; Hosted by World Affairs Council, Co-Sponsored by Amnesty Intl., Human Rights Watch, The Iranian Studies pgm, Stanford University; Venue: 155 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley, California; Contact:

May 13, Saturday
10:30am-12:40pm. Bay Area Writing Project with support from UC Berkeley and in partnership with Bay Area Science Project, Math Project and History-Social Project organizes free workshops for teachers and educators; Venue: Various locations in Northern California; Contact: www.bayareawritingproject;

11am – 1pm - 56th anniversary celebration of Sri Ramana Maharshi's mahanirvana; Organized by Arunachala Ashrama; Venue: Milpitas Jain Temple, Milpitas, California; Contact: 510.979.1679,,

11:30am-12:30pm. An Hour with Shashi Tharoor, Author & United Nations Under-Secretary-General; Hosted by India Community Center; Venue: ICC Milpitas, California; Contact:, 408.934.1130

4pm - 7:30pm. Cultural Program; Organized by Richmond Tamil Sangam; Program includes Pattimanram, Dance, Drama, Music, Comedy, Literature, etc; Venue: Hindu Center of Virginia; Contact: Ramesh Balakrishnan 804.364.1397, Brinda Sankar 804.747.6827;

4pm. Carnatic Vocal concert of Sri. O.S.Thyagarajan; Organized by Carnatic Music Association of Georgia; Venue: Auditorium, Hindu Temple of Atlanta, Georgia; Contact:; Ram Sriram: 770.493.6534

6:45pm. Holy Rosary and Holy Tamil Mass; Venue: St. Joseph Parish, Mountain View, California; Contact:

May 13th & 14th (Saturday & Sunday)
Two day Spring Music Festival; Organized by South India Fine Arts; Venue:Historic Hoover Theatre, San Jose, California; Contact:, Sripathy: 408.644.9751, 408.666.9343; Starts 10am on both days. (Saturday) Violin Concert by Anuradha Sridhar, Veena Concert by Srikanth Chari; Vocal Concert by Ashok Ramani; (Sunday) Vocal Concert by Asha Ramesh, Vocal Concert by M.S.Sheela, Vocal Concert by Bangalore T.V.Ramprasad

May 16, Tuesday
6pm. Meet Alvin Toffler, Author of Future Shock; On 'America's revolutionary wealth and its impact around the world' in conversation with Andreas Kluth, Technology Correspondent, Economist & Lecturer at School of Journalism at UC Berkeley; Hosted by World Affairs Council; Venue: Auditorium, World Affairs Council Office, San Francisco, California; Contact:

May 17, Wednesday
Symposium on Non-profit Management; Organized by Winning Workplaces; Contact:;

May 18, Thursday
5:30pm. 'Yoga Science: Connecting the mind-body-spirit', a talk by Leonard Perlmutter, Author, The Heart and Science of Yoga; Organized byCommonwealth Club; Venue: Club office; San Francisco, California; Contact:
Young Audiences Performance; Organized by Abhinaya Dance Company, Venue: Noble School, San Jose, California; Contact:; Ms. Lakshmi: 408.983.0491,

May 20, Saturday
9am. Health Fair. Organized by HELP Foundation in association with Chicago Tamil Sangam; Doctors & Specialists will be available to advise on health issues from children to senior citizens; Venue: Good Samaritan Hospital Health and Wellness Center, Downers Grove, Illinois; Contact: Dr. Narmada Kuppuswami: 630.665.0473, Shree Gurusamy: 630.335.4322 x103, Veera Venugopal: 847.910.3684, Raghu: 815.436.3135

3:30pm. Sarvalagu - LecDem by Sangeeta Kalanidhi Sri. Vellore Ramabadran; Vocal concert by Sri. R. Suryaprakash; Venue: Auditorium, HTCS, Bridgewater Temple, New Jersey; Contact:; Dr.Soundaram Ramasami 908.369.8917

7pm. Shanti - A Journey of Peace - A multimedia musical theatre production; Organized by Lehigh University; Features a 100 member choir of Indian and Western singers; Venue: Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehelm, Pennsylvannia; Contact:,

May 25, Thursday
7pm. 'Investing in Women: A Strategy that yields high returns', talk by Ms. Kavita Ramdas, CEO, Global Fund for Women; Organized by World Affairs Council; Venue: Auditorium, World Affairs Council, San Francisco, California; Contact:

May 23, Tuesday
6pm. 'Happiness: A Guide to life's most important skill', a talk by Matthieu Ricard, Author of 'Happiness', Buddhist Monk, French translator for Dalai Lama; Organized by Commonwealth Club; Venue: Club office, San Francisco, California; Contact:

May 27th & 28th (Saturday & Sunday)
Memorial Day Weekend
Two day 'Joy of Giving' Annual Convention of Tamilnadu Foundation; In association with Michigan Tamil Sangam, Lansing Tamil Sangam, Flint Tamil Mandram; Program includes, Patti Manram, Kavi arangam, Light Music and Dance (See Ad for more details); Venue: Ford Performing Arts Center, Dearborn, Michigan; Contact:, Geetha Pradeep 248.835.8932, 248.722.8983,

May 28, Sunday
4pm. Program to raise funds for Concord Temple Fund; Organized by Shri Krupa Dance Company; Venue: Cubberley Theater, Palo Alto, California; Contact:

June 03, Saturday
5pm. Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Tiasha Nandi; Presented by Hindu Temple Rhythms; Venue: Meadow Brook Theater; Oakland University, Rochester Hills, Michigan; Contact:; Sudha Chandrasekhar 248.399.0259,

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