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p Events SANTHIGRAM KERALA AYURVEDIC CO., USA, a leading provider of authentic Kerala specific Ayurveda therapies in the United States, having its presence at 12 locations spread all over US including New Jersey, NewYork, Texas, Illinois andWisconsin, proudly announces a grand celebration on the occasion of completing 10 years since its inception in US on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Edison Hotel Banquet and Confer- ence Center, 3050Woodbridge Ave., Edison, New Jersey. For further details, please contact on email: info(at)santhigramusa(dot)com or phone number 888-537-2987 / 732-709- 3347. p Music & Dance BROOKLYN RAGA MASSIVE - NewYork January 2018 - BRMWeekly Concerts “Pre- serving the past while blurring genres in an inventive spirit” – NewYork Times “Leaders of the Raga Renaissance” – NewYorker WHEN: EveryWednesday night in January WHERE: Art Cafe + Bar, 884 Pacific Street Brooklyn, NY 11238 BROOKLYN RAGA MASSIVE PRESENTS CELESTIAL CYCLES: Percussionist and Composer Sameer Gupta Spins Syncretic Gold fromRagas, Jazz Impulses, and a Community of Creativity on A Circle Has No Beginning WHAT: Brooklyn Raga Massive Presents: CD Release Show for 'A Circle Has No Begin- ning' by Sameer Gupta WHERE: Littlefield, 635 Sackett St, Brooklyn NY 11217 WHEN: February 16th 2018. Doors at 7:30pm. 8:00pmBrandeeYounger Trio, 9:30pm A Circle Has No Beginning CONTACT: Ron Kadish ron@rockpaperscis- 812-339-1195 X 202 online press kit http://sameer.rockpaper- *for hi-res images and album download JANUARY 24 | GALEN PASSEN (SITAR) + ROSHNI SAMLAL (TABLA) Roshni Samlal and Galen Passen will per- form a full-length presentation of an evening raga. This will be complete with the traditional alap and jor on sitar, followed by vilambit and drut gats and jhalla with per- cussion. Roshni Samlal (tabla) is a New York–based tabla player who hails from the West Indies, where she was initiated into the ancient tradition of Indian classical music by her vocalist father. She has contin- ued her tutelage in the Benares style of tabla playing under Shri TapanModak and is currently a student of the epic Farukhbad exponent Pt. Anindo Chatterjee. Sitarist and composer Galen Passen is originally from upstate NY but lived in New Delhi, India for many years where he trained intensively in the study of Hindustani music under his Guru Gopal Krishan Shah. AKIM FUNK BUDDHA & FRIENDS {ART CAFE} Akim Funk Buddha, back from his Next Level and US Dept. of Cultural Affairs residency, shares his practice of cultural diplomacy in a genre busting performance guaranteed to shock and uplift. January 31 Come partake in an immersive cultural al- chemic experience inflused with Tuvan Throat singing, Beatboxing, Konnakol, Clas- sic Hip Hop and elements of Balinese dance. VOCAL, TABLA, HARMONIUM CLASSES at the Indian Consulate starting from January 28, 2018. Registrations are ongoing! Spread the word! Please email us at for further details. #Classes DAKSHINA PALLI, INC / The School under the dynamic Artistic leadership of Jaan R. Freeman will conduct classes in Bharata Natyam once again in NYC. Dakshina Palli is a not for profit educational & cultural or- ganization preserving the Bharata Natyam dance lineage of the late great dancer T. Balasaraswati. Classes will be held in mid- town manhattan for men, women , boys & girls who wish to learn in a serious focused setting. Drop in classes are not allowed and students must purchase a class card of 4-10 classes. Classes are held for students want- ing to take private or semi private classes. Classes will be offered on a Fri, Sat or Sun- day only. p Comedy PRRIA HAIDER PRODUCTION PRESENTS BAAP KA BAAP Comedy Show In NewYork FEB 11th @6:00PM at Flushing High School Auditorium 3501 Union St, Flushing, NY 11367 Artists : Paintal, Padmini Kolhapure, Chi- trashi Rawat, Naveen Bawa Tickets Range $20 to $100 p Religious BENGALI ASSOCIATION SARASWATI PUJO 2018 SATURDAY JAN 27 from 10:00AM at Bridge- water-RaritanMiddle School, 128 Merri- wood Rd, Bridgewater, NJ Somerset PONGAL VIZHA 2018 SUNDAY JAN 28 at 10:00AM WestWindsor-Plainsboro High Schoo, 346 Clarksville Road Princeton, Princeton Junc- tion, NJ NJTS LOHRI FESTIVAL & BONFIRE Sat, 13 Jan 2018 7:00 Pm Venue Durga Mandir 4240 Route 27 Princeton, NJ 08540 Call : 609-683-4015 BHOGI FESTIVAL Sat, 13 Jan 2018 Venue: Sri Venkateswara Temple 1 Balaji Temple Dr Bridgewater, NJ 08807 Call : 908-725-4477 MAKARA JYOTHI & PONGAL CELEBRATIONS Sun, 14 Jan 2018 Venue: Krishnaji Mandir 31Wooleytown Rd Morganville, NJ 07751 Call : 732-972-5552 JASHN 2018 - PONGAL AND SANKRANTI CELEBRATIONS Sun, 14 Jan 2018 4:30 Pm Venue: ANJAPPAR CHETTINAD RESTAURANT 39 Emmons Drive Princeton, NJ 08540 HAR HAR MAHADEV SHIVA SHAKTI CENTER CELEBRATES Maha Shivratri On Tuesday Feb 13, 2018 Shivpooja & Abhishek 6.00pm – 7.30 pm Aarti 7.30 pm and Prasad 8.00pm At Shiv Shakti Center, 92 Pierre Ave, Garfield, NJ 07026. Call (973) 246 4132 / (201) 923 7072. / dinesh- . p Literature MY FRIEND FEAR: FINDING MAGIC IN THE UNKNOWN Meera Lee Patel Author Event (Other) Thursday January 18, 2018 7:00 PM at Barnes & Noble 150 East 86th Street NewYork, NY 10028 212-369-2180 From the bestselling author of StartWhere You Are comes a vibrantly inspiring look at making peace with fear--to become our truest selves. InMy Friend Fear, Meera Lee Patel offers a mix of personal reflections, in- spirational quotes and questions for reflec- tion, and asserts that having big fear is an opportunity to make big changes and dis- cover the remarkable potential inside our- selves. p Meet and Greet “LOVE BOAT WITH DEEPAK PARASHAR” Meet and Greet with Bollywood celebrity Deepak Parashar, January 28th at 6. 30 pm Akbar Restaurant, 21 Cortlandt Street, Edi- son, NJ 08820 Organizers: Ritu,Nishi,Hetal and Minnie 732-429-3762 p Misc GUJARATI SAMAJ OF NEW YORK PRESENTS Semi Monthly MedicalWellness Seminar by Dr. Himanshu Pandya &Team – Monday February 12, 2018 @8pm. Programwill also be live on Facebook. Light Dinner will be served at 7.15 M. RSVP : – that’s all you need to know 28 January 19, 2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS Desi Talk publishes the listings under the Directory of Events free of charge as a service to our readers. 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